AT&T Mobile: Discounts & Perks You Should Know About

When you decide to sign up for a new mobile phone service provider, a lot of different factors go into choosing which company is best for you. Even if you don't make phone calls often, you need to know how reliable the service is because dropped calls can be such a burden, and that can change depending on what part of the world you live in. 

You need to know what its data service is like and whether it supports 5G in a robust way. You need to know the prices and features of the different plans you can choose from that best suit your needs, including how much data is available to you per month.

In the United States, the major companies like AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile all have fairly similar plans and prices. In terms of service, one may be better than the others in certain pockets of the country, but on average, they all are pretty close together. Plus, there aren't really carrier-exclusive phones anymore like there used to be. 

So, for some people, what puts a certain company over the others is what kind of discounts and perks they can get with that particular company. In the case of AT&T, the company offers a number of deals when it comes to getting new phones, but beyond that, it leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to perks.

Good deals for trade-ins

While a company like T-Mobile has perks like free Netflix and Apple TV+, AT&T does not have similar extracurricular benefits compared to its competitors. You aren't going to be finding brand deals and partnerships for things outside of the mobile phone sphere. What you will find, though, are deals on new cell phones, which makes sense considering that is the actual business AT&T is in. 

What kind of phone you can get at a decent price depends on whether or not you are trading in a phone when you get your new one. For instance, you could get a new Samsung Galaxy S24 and Galaxy Watch 6 for free with an eligible trade-in phone. Of course, that isn't exactly correct once you look at the fine print and take into account activation and upgrade fees, the need for an unlimited wireless plan, and other stipulations as well. You'll still be getting these devices at a heavy discount, but you aren't going to go into a store and walk out with two free devices.

AT&T offers similar kinds of deals on phones that don't require a trade-in, but these tend to be for older model phones, like an iPhone 14 that you can pay $5.99 per month for. This also rests on you purchasing an unlimited wireless plan as well, which is $75.99 per month. When you're paying that much, it makes sense for AT&T to throw in a phone for cheap.