Here's a pretty interesting offer from AT&T, although one has to wonder if this is to help fight against T-Mobile and their "Contract Freedom" part of the Uncarrier. But beginning today, AT&T is offering a $100 credit to those who activate a new line on their network. This isn't just for new customers either, existing customers can take advantage as well. The way AT&T is spelling it out on their website is that basically "new and existing customers are eligible when you activate a qualifying wireless line". So I'm assuming it won't work for an upgrade, but for adding another line to your account. As they also state "Add a new line for any smartphone, feature phone, tablet, wireless home phone, MiFi puck, or other connected device."
In order to get this $100 credit from AT&T, you'll have to remain active and in good standing with the carrier for 45 days. And your credit will be applied to your account within 3 billing cycles. Which is normal for promos like this, so no one should really be surprised. Remember that this offer ends on March 31st, so if you're looking to switch over to AT&T, or add a line to your existing AT&T account, you'll want to do that before the end of March so you can get the $100 credit. Which would pay for most of your phone, unless you grab the LG G Flex or the Galaxy Note 3, which are around $299 on contract now.
Either way, it's a pretty good deal, and I'd love to see AT&T do more promos like this. I've actually thought about heading over to AT&T, and this may tempt me even more to head over there. But I may wait and see what phones come out on AT&T between now and the end of March. As we do have Mobile World Congress coming up in a few weeks, and I'd expect quite a few new smartphones to be announced in Barcelona this year.
How many of you AT&T customers out there are looking to activate a new line of service, or looking to switch over to AT&T from another carrier? Let us know in the comments below.