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February 11, 2011

AT&T (iPhone) users: text to get free 1,000 rollover minutes!

Looks like competition is indeed good for the consumer once again:

Numerous online news sources are reporting that AT&T is giving away 1,000 free rollover minutes to certain iPhone customers (presumably those nearing the end of their contracts?) to keep them from switching to Verizon and its iPhone offering.

UPDATE:Some people are telling me that the offer is good for ALL AT&T customers.

But 9to5Mac, a Mac enthusiast website, discovered that any AT&T iPhone customer can take advantage of the free offer by responding to the text number. (I wonder if ANY AT&T customer can take advantage of this offer, not just iPhone users.)

Here's what you do:

1) In your number field, type in the number "11113020"

2) In the text field, type in "Yes"

Hit send and within seconds, you should get a prompt saying you're receiving 1000 bonus rollover minutes, after up to four weeks of processing time.

Thanks, AT&T!


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Posted by Gus Sentementes at 3:07 PM | | Comments (8)
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Comments

Thanks! Worked on my Blackberry.

I got this and I'm actually not near the end of my contract. Thanks, also, for verifying that this was legit.

I followed the instructions above and received the confirmation text...four times. Do I get 4000 minutes?

It also works for smart phone's too, it's not only I phone limited, I got them using my Samsung Impression.

Who cares about minutes...they need to give EVERYONE unlimited data.

I've got the return txt.. who knows if we will get the 1000 min. at the end of 4 week.. good strategy though to keep people from switching to verison. i don't have iphone

thanks, Gus - it worked for me.

has anyone read the fine print? does it extend your contract or something if you extend the offer?

i use so few minutes that this offer is almost meaningless to me ... now free text messages. that would build customer loyalty.

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About Gus G. Sentementes
Gus G. Sentementes (@gussent on Twitter) has been writing for The Baltimore Sun since 2000. He's covered real estate, business, prisons, and suburban and Baltimore City crime and cops. He was one of the first reporters at The Sun to use multimedia tools and Web applications -- a video camera, an iPhone -- to cover breaking news. He hopes to cover Maryland geeks and the gadgets and Web sites they build, and learn -- and share -- something new every day.

Gus has a wife, a young daughter and two feuding cats. They live in Northeast Baltimore.
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