AT&T has announced a new promotion, offering a $100 bill credit to customers when they activate a live with a smartphone on AT&T Next. The offer has been run before, and is extended to both new and current customers. The promotion runs through September 30, 2014.

For those unaware, AT&T Next is a program that lets customers upgrade their phones outside of the conventional two-year contract cycle. You put no money down on the phone, and pay no upgrade fee, and no annual contract. Instead, you sign up for an ongoing payment plan to pay off your device over time. AT&T offers both 20-month and 24-month plans.

Will you be taking advantage of this AT&T bill credit? Tell us below in the comments.

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AT&T handing out $100 on new line activations


I have to upgrade my sons line when both my wife and I upgrade next month so it is a good possibility that I'll bite.

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I'd but bite if I was still into carrier based phones. I'm waiting for that Nexus *insert number here*.

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Not at all. Don't believe there are any activation fees for a next plan. Even if you were to get a phone, all you have to pay is taxes up front. But the $100 is a bill credit anyway so that wouldn't work.

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They're going to have to be more competitive if they want to keep EXISTING customers. T-Mobile deals are way better and I'm headed there shortly.

T-Mobile does have better deals but AT&T has the coverage. Until T-Mobile becomes a serious threat to AT&T and Verizon, they really won't care. They'll still be gaining more customers faster than T-Mobile can take them away.

You are so right on with that comment. I hope they expand quick because T-Mobile overall with speed and customer service is better but AT&T just has better coverage and maybe not as much lte as Verizon but they cover a good bit compared to them.

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NO, not if you're new to the NEXT program.

While in the next program, after 12 mo you can either trade in the phone for a new one, or pay the rest of the phone off and get a new phone.

Just like T-Mobile paying off people's early termination fees from switching services

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So if you bring your own phones from StraightTalk, you get $100 per line?

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Competition is good: 'AT&T Free Msg: As a participant in the Auto Refill credit program, you will receive a $5 credit to your card ending ...' So my $60 plan is really $55...GoPhone.

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At&t owns cricket, at&t postpaid customers get priority service. Even at&t branded prepaid gets less coverage.

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I see a lot of people saying go to cricket or some other wireless provider.IMO I rather pay the extra on my bill knowing I have a better wireless provider.Either. ATT or Verizon anything else I'm not interested in

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