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  • AT&T Giving Away 1000 Free Minutes to Some iPhone Customers


    In yet another obvious effort to retain iPhone customers - those who now have more than one carrier option - AT&T is giving away 1000 free rollover minutes to some iPhone subscribers today (and through next month it seems). While it isn't yet known how many AT&T customers have already received a text from AT&T explaining the promotion, there's another way to see if you can claim your free minutes.

    As instructed, yours truly texted the word 'yes' to 11113020. The result? I received my free 1000 minutes (see screenie above for proof). If you don't want to text AT&T to claim your chunk of minutes, there's a good chance you may still hear from AT&T today or in the coming days. If so, here's the message you can expect:

    AT&T Free Msg: You’re a valued AT&T customer. We’d like to add 1000 bonus Rollover minutes to mobile number ending in xxxx. There’s NO cost or obligation to you. It’s our way of saying thank you. To have your minutes added, reply YES by 3/31/2011. Reply stop to end mktg msgs.

    Yesterday, the Verizon iPhone debuted to the masses. Feeling the heat, AT&T is ramping up its promotional efforts. Before today's fee minutes bonanza, earlier this month AT&T offered a 25% discount on one accessory purchase and even a free MicroCell to select iPhone customers.

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    This article was originally published in forum thread: AT&T Giving Away 1000 Free Minutes to Some iPhone Customers started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 107 Comments
    1. dotFIVE's Avatar
      dotFIVE -
      Quote Originally Posted by bchamble View Post
      dude, i don't know. I just called at&t to verify, and the lady told me there were no current offers for this and it was spam. Said most likely a $9.99 charge would show up for texting that number. Have no idea, but fishy.

      I would hope an MMi writer would verify this with at&t before posting.
      Gizmodo, the Gadget Guide

      Well obviously a number of people have been getting it. Seems pretty legit.
    1. ODB25's Avatar
      ODB25 -
      Yea and that confirmation text looks NOTHING like the free texts you get back from ATT when they send you info or updates -- sounds suspect
    1. rocketApe's Avatar
      rocketApe -
      Sounds good, but im worried, like everyone else, that this us just another texting subscription spam scam. How can we know if it is or isnt?
    1. snap1500's Avatar
      snap1500 -
      looks like the signal bars on this screen shot is of the older IOS or was there a tweak?
    1. Xblitzs82's Avatar
      Xblitzs82 -
      Quote Originally Posted by rocketApe View Post
      Sounds good, but im worried, like everyone else, that this us just another texting subscription spam scam. How can we know if it is or isnt?
      I typed back cancel after i texted them yes and got the message:

      "AT&T AUTO REPLY: You have Opted out of AT&T marketing messages. Please do not REPLY to this message"
    1. hornet18's Avatar
      hornet18 -
      a little too late AT&T...
    1. dman112's Avatar
      dman112 -
      Just opted out if it by texting back cancel does seem kinda fishy.
    1. mikerlx's Avatar
      mikerlx -
      I am heavy on text message not calling but nice offer better to offer unlimited data!
    1. Diamond555's Avatar
      Diamond555 -
      Cool! Worked for me too!
    1. DisneyRicky's Avatar
      DisneyRicky -
      Is it 1000 minutes as a one time thing, or 1000 minutes every month?
    1. vantheman169's Avatar
      vantheman169 -
      Worked for me and my wife Thank you!!!
    1. JoeStorm's Avatar
      JoeStorm -
      Quote Originally Posted by KartRacer View Post
      This is completely useless. If you use the phone enough to need them, you won't have rollover minutes anyway and will upgrade your plan to save money. If you don't need them then you aren't using the minutes you have anyway and this doesn't matter.
      Not really. I use @600 minutes per month. I run one month of the 900 minute plan to bank rollover minutes then call to change to the 450 minute plan. I then run the 450 plan for 3 to 4 months until the rollover minutes are gone. Rinse. Repeat. Adding 1000 rollover minutes works great for me.
    1. delusion950's Avatar
      delusion950 -
      dont they have roll over
    1. sekrit's Avatar
      sekrit -
      Quote Originally Posted by mikerlx View Post
      I am heavy on text message not calling but nice offer better to offer unlimited data!
      If you had the unlimited data in the past call up and they will add it back.. I verified this with a CS rep that i spoke with today when lowering my plan.
    1. obtrunco's Avatar
      obtrunco -
      Quote Originally Posted by Michael Essany View Post


      In yet another obvious effort to retain iPhone customers - those who now have more than one carrier option - AT&T is giving away 1000 free rollover minutes to some iPhone subscribers today (and through next month it seems). While it isn't yet known how many AT&T customers have already received a text from AT&T explaining the promotion, there's another way to see if you can claim your free minutes.

      As instructed, yours truly texted the word 'yes' to 11113020. The result? I received my free 1000 minutes (see screenie above for proof). If you don't want to text AT&T to claim your chunk of minutes, there's a good chance you may still hear from AT&T today or in the coming days. If so, here's the message you can expect:

      AT&T Free Msg: You’re a valued AT&T customer. We’d like to add 1000 bonus Rollover minutes to mobile number ending in xxxx. There’s NO cost or obligation to you. It’s our way of saying thank you. To have your minutes added, reply YES by 3/31/2011. Reply stop to end mktg msgs.

      Yesterday, the Verizon iPhone debuted to the masses. Feeling the heat, AT&T is ramping up its promotional efforts. Before today's fee minutes bonanza, earlier this month AT&T offered a 25% discount on one accessory purchase and even a free MicroCell to select iPhone customers.

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      It would be better if the microcell was sold without the additional monthly charge. The bonus minutes? Don't care, I always manage to accrue sufficient rollovers anyway.
    1. matinm90's Avatar
      matinm90 -
      IronIcally being an AT&T IPhone owner, the verizon iPhone is the best thing that could happen, because now AT&T will finally start to fix their damn network, and other nice little things to their customer so they don't leave haha
    1. vantheman169's Avatar
      vantheman169 -
      Quote Originally Posted by mikerlx View Post
      I am heavy on text message not calling but nice offer better to offer unlimited data!
      Buy an iPhone 2g take your activated sim card and throw it in the 2g activate through itunes put it back in your current iphone. You will get a text message and an email stating that an appropriate data plan has been added. And your unlimited 2g EDGE data plan is converted to a grandfathered Unlimited 3G plan. I did this for my phone and my wifes. Worked like a charm. Here is a link just in case you want further direction.

      How to Get Your iPhone Back on AT&T’s Unlimited Data Plan
    1. SoCal Railroader's Avatar
      SoCal Railroader -
      It worked for me too, thanks guys!
    1. yellow5851's Avatar
      yellow5851 -
      I got the free micro cell woot!!
    1. SoCal Railroader's Avatar
      SoCal Railroader -
      Nice! I had to pay 150 for mine, though they did have a $100 rebate going on last June when I got it.