AT&T Will Pay T-Mobile Customers $450 Per Line To Switch


Looking to swap your T-Mobile plan for an AT&T one? Maybe $450 per line will convince you. Starting today, that’s how much AT&T is offering T-Mobile customers to make the switch when they trade in an eligible smartphone.

“In addition to a larger and more reliable 4G LTE network, T-Mobile customers who switch to AT&T will benefit from a superior smartphone line-up and award-winning customer service,” AT&T says in its press release. But don’t expect to walk out of the AT&T store with $450 in cash.

Those who switch will receive a “promotional card” worth up to $250, depending on the make, model, and condition of the smartphone they’re trading in. So if you have an old device that’s picked up some scratches and scuffs, it’s highly unlikely you’ll get anything close to that.

T-Mobile customers can then receive an additional $200 credit per line when they transfer their wireless service to an AT&T Next plan, buy a device at full retail price, or activate a device they currently own.

It’s certainly not a bad deal if you’re a T-Mobile customer already thinking of switching to AT&T — something is always better than nothing — but don’t expect the full $250 credit unless you have a recent smartphone in good condition.