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New promotion isn't available to those who buy a phone off contract

If you’re in the market for a new Android-based smartphone or tablet, AT&T is hoping to sweeten the deal a bit with a new promotion. From now until July 17, anyone buying qualifying device will receive a $50 credit to the Google Play Store.
 
According to the terms and conditions, customers (new or existing) must purchase the device using either Next or a two-year contract.


Those who pony up and buy an unsubsidized device unfortunately don’t qualify for the credit. In addition, the $50 credit cannot be used towards the purchase of hardware from the Google Play Store.
 
The credit is good through May 15, 2015, so you have plenty of time to download music, movies, apps, and books from the Google Play Store.

Source: AT&T



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DON'T TRUST THEM!!
By dgingerich on 6/9/2014 11:16:41 AM , Rating: 2
Don't trust AT&T! I was a customer of theirs. It's horrible. Don't trust them, no matter how good the deal looks, it will cost you far more in the end.




RE: DON'T TRUST THEM!!
By Brandon Hill (blog) on 6/9/2014 11:28:54 AM , Rating: 2
It would be helpful if people would qualify these statements.

From my own personal experience, I've been with AT&T since June 2009 and haven't had any problems with them be it service or billing.

With two smartphones, 750 shared minutes, no texting (we used Google Voice) and unlimited data, we were paying ~$125 including taxes/fees after my wife's 17% state employee discount.

Earlier this year, we switched to their Family Share plan, and we have unlimited calling, unlimited teeing, and share 2GB of data (we rarely use over 1GB per month). We now pay $92.90 after taxes/fees and state employee discount.

Living in NC, I have LTE connectivity in just about all major cities, and 4G coverage everywhere else. No dropped calls, and in general just good all around service.

For the few times I've had to interact with AT&T reps (mainly when I was switching to Family Share), they were very kind, courteous, and knowledgeable on both the phone and online chat.


RE: DON'T TRUST THEM!!
By sigmatau on 6/9/2014 7:11:14 PM , Rating: 2
Yes, please tell us what major carrier is any better? I have an AT&T phone and a T-Mobile. I don't think T-Mobile will be as good as AT&T in the Raleigh Durham area of NC for another 10 years. I travel in to the neighboring states for business, and T-Mobile is terrible there too. Verizon may have better coverage in some rural areas, but in the cities, they are slower and a little less reliable (and more expensive). Sprint doesn't even get my attention.

Everyone has different experiences to some extent. I am not sure why AT&T gets so much flack. As many times that they let me upgrade early by more than a year twice in the past two years, gave me a $25 credit when I had a bad experience, I cannot see anyone doing much better. Verizon is still waiting for me to make a PIN number so I can talk to them, lol.


Yup
By SDBud on 6/9/14, Rating: 0
RE: Yup
By retrospooty on 6/9/2014 8:39:49 AM , Rating: 2
I am sure there are AT&T customers that are prepping to buy a new phone. Why not buy it with a $50 GP credit?

I personally wouldn't touch AT&T, but if you are already on it and it work well in your area. They are one of the biggest, so they do still have alot of customers.


RE: Yup
By tbake on 6/9/2014 9:36:00 AM , Rating: 2
If it could be used towards hardware, maybe. Otherwise not a great deal to me.


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