In case you missed it, AT&T and Verizon are in the midst of a wireless price war. As of yesterday, both companies have been cut the prices of their “unlimited” plans by as much as 30%.
If you have one of these plans and want to take advantage of the lower rates, you have to contact them to switch plans. The good news is that you can do this without renewing or extending your contract.
AT&T is encouraging customers to make their changes online, though I’m sure you can call or visit an AT&T store if you prefer. Verizon is encouraging people to make their changes online or by calling 1-800-922-0204. Here again, I’m betting that you could visit a Verizon store if you prefer.
The AT&T press release can be found here.
The Verizon press release can be found here.
8 Responses to “AT&T, Verizon Price Cuts: Change Plans, Get a Lower Rate”
Hey Nickel, my name is BJ DeHut and I am representing Sprint as your SprintCareGuide. It is true that AT&T and Verizon dropped their prices on their plans; however, they are only referring to their unlimited minutes plans, not taking into count the prices of texting, data, and their other charges. Sprintâ€™s unlimited plan refer to not only minutes, but any other potential phone usage, allowing the user to pay one unlimited plan as opposed to a culmination of plans that AT&T and Verizon are selling. If you want to read more about how these price plans break down: http://www.billshrink.com/blog/cell-phone-plans-comparison/
I have Straight Talk Unlimited on the Verizon network. Bought it at Walmart and it’s an amazing deal. The Samsung Finesse is a very cool smartphone and paying only $45 a month for unlimited everything is the best deal going! Who needs an iPhone? LOL!
I have the SERO Plan with Sprint. $30 for 500 Minutes, Unlimited Text and Data. It’s hard to beat. The down side is Sprint is limiting some of the new Android and Web OS phones only to customers with the Simply Everything Plan.
I’d love it if Sprint followed suit. My gf and I are on the multi-phone plan and we opted not to get the unlimited everything plan to save about $10-$20/month. We would switch in a minute if they changed this. We are currently charged per kb on data usage and have a limited number of text/pic messages.
Yes, T-Mobile, get in there and compete or I will be heading to Verizon when my contract’s up.
T-Mobile where are you? Go go go!
For existing customers, there is no motivation for the companies to make this change automatically. It’s in their best interest to keep charging existing customers the higher rate while using the lower rate to bring in new customers.
I don’t have an ‘unlimited minutes’ plan, so this doesn’t apply to me. But you’d think that these companies (or at least one) would automatically enroll their customers at the cheaper rate.
Why does it take some action on the customer’s part? Unless there are some other ‘gotchas’ that you get hit with if you “change your plan”.