AT&T and T-Mobile have been at each other's throats for a while now, and while it should come as no surprise that there would be tension between two competitors trying to dominate the same field, things lately have become increasingly petty. Early this month, AT&T made an overt attempt to entice T-Mobile customers by offering up to $450 for them to switch carriers. T-Mobile CEO John Legere declared that AT&T was bribing customers and announced that his carrier would pay customers' early termination fees if they make the switch (from any competitor). Now AT&T will provide any new or existing customer that opens a line with a $100 credit on their bill.

This in and of itself may not sound like an offensive tactic, but a quote from AT&T 's press release reads:

“This $100 credit is a way we can reward our existing customers who add an additional line of service for their loyalty, and it’s an incentive for customers of Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile and other wireless carriers to come to AT&T and enjoy the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network.”

Classy or not, I'm perfectly fine with watching companies compete harder for our money, even if that means they resort to paying us outright. Go ahead AT&T, keep bribing us. This offer is available until the end of March.

Source: AT&T

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • Sam’s Clubber

    I wonder, can I add a line, take 100 dollars off, then switch to T-Mobile? Because I'm switching everyone who'll listen to T-Mobile.

    • SEJ326

      The fine print on the source link says you have to maintain service on the line for 45 days and the $100 is a credit that shows up on your account within three billing cycles.

    • HolyFreakingCrap

      You thinking like a scamming scumbag makes you no better then at&t. Have some dignity you fucking loser.

      • br_hermon

        Yeah! Show some dignity, like someone who curses at people and calls them names. Oh.... wait....

      • John Smith

        I'm disappointed - you didn't insult his/her mum.

        • me

          Yo mama so stupid she thinks taco bell is a mexican phone company

  • Jephri

    Difference between T-Mobile and AT&T
    T-Mobile offers to pay off your ETF - it feels like a huge favor
    AT&T offers you 100 dollars to add a line- it feels like a bribe

    • n

      worst thing i ever did was go to t mobile
      the etf keeps getting denied the coverage sucks
      the network is slow
      I hate it

  • n

    going back to AT&T as soon as etf is paid
    only thing is ill owe T mobile 1000 bucks for the phones I bought
    but I dont care will be worth it to get away from t mobile
    just cant afford to pay etf and buy out phones other wise id be back to at&t by now!!!!!
    if you switch to t mobile you will know what im talking about with in the first few days