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Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 3:22 PM

Buy One get One Free Promotion

Is there anyway to get the credit without opening a new line? My wife and I need new phones but we already have service and don't need any additional lines.

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8 years ago

So what if I add two new lines to my account? Would that qualify for this promo?

 

I was then thinking we could port our numbers to google voice, then those lines would be cancelled and we would have our new lines.

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8 years ago


@paulornothing wrote:

So what if I add two new lines to my account? Would that qualify for this promo?

 

I was then thinking we could port our numbers to google voice, then those lines would be cancelled and we would have our new lines.


Sure that will work but only one of the lines needs to be a new line to qualify for the buy one get one free. Why port both numbers when you only need to do that to one of them?

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8 years ago

You make a good point, I'll just port mine over once I add a new line. It doesn't matter if my number is the main line or anything on the account does it?

ACE - Expert

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8 years ago


@paulornothing wrote:

You make a good point, I'll just port mine over once I add a new line. It doesn't matter if my number is the main line or anything on the account does it?


Yes it will matter if the line you port is the main line. Make sure you designate a different line as the primary before you port/cancel that number.

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8 years ago

Looks like the deals are the same as always.  The best deal is to have a phone out of contract.  Your monthly costs--which exclude phone amortization--are the lowest, and you get unlimted talk and text for a very low price.  If you choose to finance via phone contracts--and this applies not just to AT&T, but to all carriers--you are going to pay a lot more than the retail price of the phone.

 

You want a new phone?  Find the best price and see if AT&T will match it as an outright purchase.  When you own your phone already, service plans are available that you never can get when you get a free or cheap phone with a 2 year contract.

 

CNet did a study a couple years ago, and the average worked out something like this:  A $599 phone costs you $900 when bought in a service plan at a "bargain" price.  It's not easy to compare, since the providers don't show you all the "with bargain phone" and "with your own phone" plans, and they also scramble the plans so they don't quite line up side by side.

 

Like the rest of you, I'm disappointed at the misadvertising on the airwaves.  Not just AT&T, but everyone.  Caveat Emptor is as valid today as ever.

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