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AT&T giving 1000 free minutes to iPhone users

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 13 Feb 2011 22:10 User comments (14)

AT&T giving 1000 free minutes to iPhone users Current AT&T iPhone owners have been receiving texts all weekend thanking them for being loyal customers to the carrier, and offering 1000 free rollover minutes.
All you have to do is reply "yes" to the text message and the minutes are added to your account.

Cnet says any AT&T iPhone user can send the "yes" text to 11113020 to receive the minutes, even if they haven't gotten the original incoming text.

The move seems like a ploy to thank users for not switching over to Verizon, which began selling the iPhone earlier in the week and saw strong early sales.

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14 user comments

113.2.2011 22:19

what about everyone else? Now I'm going to go get one from verizon 0_o

213.2.2011 22:27

I never got the text, but I've only been with AT&T for 2 years. Maybe that's not long enough. It doesn't matter. I have over 5,000 rollover minutes. I always thought the rollover minutes concept was pretty dumb. I use close to the same amount every month.

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313.2.2011 22:48

Thanks AT&T I suppose.

413.2.2011 22:54

Never got my text. Oh well I alreay have plenty of rollover minutes and my AT&T Service works great.


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514.2.2011 2:42

You all on here didn't really read... it says that if you didn't get the text, you can text them yourself ... this only applies to Iphone, so if you have att BUT No Iphone, you not getting your free minutes.

614.2.2011 6:28

AT&T SUCKS!!

714.2.2011 8:53

The whole rollover minute thing is a sham anyway. People who have rollover minutes will probably NEVER use them and they will just keep expiring 12 mo after you rolled them over. If you are on a plan and have 5K+ rollover minutes accumulated you obviously don't need so many minutes.

I use to get a lot of calls from people who complained about the rollover minutes expiring (even though they had like 10K or more still) or they changed their plan and lost them (which customer service tells you and the online account will to but they decide to do it anyway). They would always say I paid for those rollover minutes etc. which is all in their heads. Rollover minutes have no monetary value to the company. Its why they would rather throw rollover minutes at you vs crediting your bill for anything.

That being said, if any non-iphone users call in about this promotion for 1k minutes and say they think they should have them too due to being loyal etc/whatever customer service will probably add the minutes to your account no matter what type of phone you have. The reason why is because just doing it will get you off the phone quicker. 1k rollover is within the 1st agent's level to give (the max is 5k). Being on the phone with customer service longer costs the company money and the rollover minutes cost the company nothing. Plus customer service doesn't really care if you have the rollover minutes or not (and I'm speaking from experience).


814.2.2011 9:31

Originally posted by Ryoohki:
The whole rollover minute thing is a sham anyway. People who have rollover minutes will probably NEVER use them and they will just keep expiring 12 mo after you rolled them over. If you are on a plan and have 5K+ rollover minutes accumulated you obviously don't need so many minutes.

I use to get a lot of calls from people who complained about the rollover minutes expiring (even though they had like 10K or more still) or they changed their plan and lost them (which customer service tells you and the online account will to but they decide to do it anyway). They would always say I paid for those rollover minutes etc. which is all in their heads. Rollover minutes have no monetary value to the company. Its why they would rather throw rollover minutes at you vs crediting your bill for anything.

Yeah it's a sham alright. What shocks is me is some people actually use it as a selling point for AT&T. Using the A-list numbers is why I never use more than 400 minutes a month. However, to be able to use the A-list I have to be on the 900 minute plan. That's why I have over 5,000 roll over minutes every month. If AT&T allowed A-list on a lower plan I wouldn't have all these pointless rollover minutes.
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914.2.2011 11:56

Wouldn't using them require you to actually make a call with it anyway? Last thing they prob use an iPhone for is a voice call...lol


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dEwMe

1014.2.2011 12:11

Originally posted by dEwMe:
Wouldn't using them require you to actually make a call with it anyway? Last thing they prob use an iPhone for is a voice call...lol

Some of us iPhone users use their phones to talk. And some of us have no problem at all..



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1115.2.2011 12:20

I've had my 3GS for a year and a half and got the text.

Rollover is a sham? Each to there own I guess. But they are there if you need them and if you don't you've
lost nothing. For people like myself, I have the lowest plan because I mainly use mobile to mobile to the Mrs. Then the rollover are there when she wants a talking marathon to her mother. The fluctuation in our usage means we love the idea. But again, no one else offers this so if you don't use them, who gives a 'you know what'? And if your not smart enough to change you plan to save money is your fault.

1215.2.2011 16:36

ATT just started FREE mobile to ANY mobile ( Verizon, Sprint ect.) so the rollover is probably not as important. I mean most people are calling you from a cell phone anyways. Verizon does not have service where I live and several locations I visit. So much for "can you hear me now" line.

1316.2.2011 14:19

wonder if it will work with a go phone sim ?


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1416.2.2011 18:44

Originally posted by keebles:
wonder if it will work with a go phone sim ?
When I called ATT to add the ANY mobile she said all mobile calls was free. You do need unlimited messaging also. Here's the link.

http://www.att.com/shop/wireless/plans/messaging-plans.jsp

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