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AT&T Follows Verizon's Lead, Launches Unlimited Calling

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Feb 19, 2008, 2:56 PM

Verizon and AT&T

Verizon announced their unlimited plans today and a few hours later AT&T announces theirs. People say it's a game of following the leader but AT&T didn't follow Verizon. These announcements are only a few hours apart and to think that AT&T did this just because Verizon did is ridiculous. Cell phone companies don't react to the competition that quickly especially over a rate plan. I guarantee you both VZW and AT&T were planning on doing this today and this is just a coincidence.
your a dumb@$$ if u think at&t didnt follow verizon ....if they did plann on lauchin it today it would of been right in the morning exactly how verizon did no company waits .. then all of a sudden t mobile drops its ... let me guess they planned it to...
slipped for verizon on sunday I believe on usa todays site for a couple of hours. Then lets see tmobile and now at&t were scared and follow suit enought said.

Feb 19, 2008, 2:54 PM

Nice to see objective reporting

Did they intentionally get the story wrong or is Eric just not a very good techo-journalist?

No PDA or Blackberry plans?

I guess reading the press release doesn't help.
Exactly which part of the story is incorrect? The AT&T press release points out that these plans are not available on PDAs or iPhones. That is exactly what we reported. If and when AT&T announces unlimited calling plans for PDAs and iPhones, we'll rep...

Feb 22, 2008, 10:30 PM

And the cycle repeats....

This is being posted on all the announcements today regarding the unlimited voice plan.

Upon my research, which I generally do a lot of before writing a review, I found this cute little snippet (thank you web archive) - http://web.archive.org/web/20040201235921/www .whysprint.com/thenetworkdifference/?refurl=u hp_personal_promo_wlnp_20031124

That snippet is a post on Sprint's site back in 2004 claiming to be the most reliable network in America. (and why not..the other nationals were just starting up)

The claim states a phone is only a good as the network its on. (Does this sound familiar?)

Now, web archive is not letting me past the zip code field to confirm this, but I am pretty sure that Sprint's plans have had an Unlimited ta...
AT&T is set up to allow multiple individual lines on the same account. So if one line wants to take adviantage of the unlimited talk and the others do not it can transition over to an individual rate plan and still be on that same account. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Feb 19, 2008, 2:51 PM

so when do they cut you off?

so how many mins can you use per month before they cut you off for excessive usage? just curious ๐Ÿคจ
Hince the name of the new rate.... UNLIMITED Voice calling. Of course it is only referring to intranational calling.

Feb 21, 2008, 11:03 AM

family plan

ne one could clarify what would be the family plan with unlimited talk ?
99.99 per line

Feb 19, 2008, 5:06 PM

Unlimited text.

THe next step is unlimited text for $5.
who has that?

Feb 19, 2008, 3:55 PM

Curious about Tmo

Since Tmo is behind in technology in general (hint 3G) I wonder what their price points will be. I would imagine if they do it (who knows) they would want to price it a bit lower to attract those who want to leave ATT (especially) and other carriers.

I think a good price point for unlimited voice on Tmo would be $89/m perhaps less on individual plans - OR, they will increase their FAVs plans (to perhaps include 10 favs) in an effort to sell newer phones, and extend contracts.

There Tmo, you can steal my idea if you like.
Tmo differs from alltel a little when it comes to the "myfavs". Tmo is 5 per line where as alltel is 5 per family or now its ten. Not in my area, so I might be mistaken.
i doubt t-mobile will make any changes.

think about it how many people do you spend more than a certain amount of time talking to on the phone? the myfave 5 is sufficient. maybe 10 would be nice.

providers offering unlimited calling will be mak...

Feb 19, 2008, 1:52 PM

That didn't take long

This is a good game of follow the leader. When AT&T changes, Verizon changes.... When Verizon changes, AT&T changes. Where's the competitive advantage?
LordObento said:
Where's the competitive advantage?

Sprint! The NUKES are on the way! ๐Ÿ˜
it's nothing more than price gouging. where's the real savings? $100 per line!?!? i guess good money buys good crack cocaine. which is what it takes for them to come up with these ridiculous prices. they dont even give you unlimited messaging and medi...

Feb 19, 2008, 6:21 PM


You would think they would make an announcement today as well. I know they have test markets with unlimited, but if I were them I would get that nationwide unlimited plan up pronto.

Thats one of the big disadvantages of a "Test Market"... your competition sees what you are doing and they can beat you to the bunch! Didn't those guys at Sprint ever take any Marketing courses in college? damn.
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