AT&T Combines Wireless, Wireline In-Network Calling
Jan 19, 2007, 1:08 PM by (staff)
AT&T and Cingular will roll out new plans this weekend that will allow customers to call wireless or wireline subscribers for free. The plans, called AT&T Unity, require a Cingular wireless plan of at least $60 per month as well as an unlimited local and long distance AT&T wireline plan. If customers have both the plans, they can switch to the Unity service, which will combine both lines into a single bill as well as allow unlimited in-network calling. Subscribers can then call any AT&T number, whether it is wireless (Cingular) or wireline from their mobile or home / office phone without incurring any charges. Other carriers have married wireless and wireline service previously by allowing cellular subscribers unlimited calls to a single home phone number.
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Lol...this is not competitive at all
hmmm...sprint will let you add that to any plan for 5 bucks a month...no matter what kind of land line you have.
What is wrong with cingular/at&t?...this is horribly uncompetitive...so basically they are saying for a minimum of 60 bucks plus however much at&t charges for a land line you can call your home phone as much as you w
NOT a good deal.
You have to pay $60/month for the cellular service, that should be close to 1k anytime + n&w. Then you have to pay for unltd long distance service, which according to the 'unity plans start @ $100/month' means $40/month. WHERE is the good deal here? If you shop around for long distance, you can get a better deal, and with FREE long distance calling on all cell phones, where's the benefit of even having a long distance carrier.
I'm all for landlines in homes, they are traditional and in the eyes of Americans, traditional is safe. But seriously are you going to let them pull the wool over your eyes? Yes you'll get some free calls by calling businesses, but h...
Im sorry, but this is NOT a good deal. Its just clever marketing like rollover.
You have to pay $60/month for the cellular service, that should be close to 1k anytime + n&w. Then you have to pay for unltd lo
What could be the outcome for the business customers?
In other words...
Still, though...I'm a fan of offering integrated services, as long as you can legitimately USE all the services involved.
Keep on e thing in mind before you jump to conclusions...
Consider not just calls that you make to your friends on their cell phones or calls you make to your home....also, take into account that most businesses with a landline in those same areas have no choice but to have service through at&t/Bellsouth and thus, your business and personal calls to pretty much ANYONE in an at&t/Bellsouth area will be FREE.
For those who aren't in the at&t/Bellsouth footprint, you don't have to change anything....keep your rollover. All this is is another option being offered to consumers by their carrier and I don't think that's a ba...
Not bad ...
The only downside is in the fine print: "AT&T Unity wireless plans do not include Rollover minutes."
Until they do include Rollover, I'll just use the 1,517 Rollover minutes I have to call my house 😛
I think it's a pretty good idea for someone like me, who has their entire family and friends using AT&T as a provider for both wireless and wireline service.
The only downside is in the fine print: "AT&T Unity wire