Citi AT&T Access More card (Discontinued)

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DEAD as of 7/19/16:A working link per post 1049: https://www.citicards.com/cards/cred...EVZ&t=t&naInd=

You can Call Citi and convert from another Citi card over to this as of 10/30/2016

Phone Offer:

- Spend $2,000 in purchases with your AT&T Access More Card within 3 months of account opening.
- Use your card, now or later, to buy a new phone from AT&T, at full price and with no annual contract.
- Make your phone purchase using your unique phone offer link (which will be provided to you), activate and maintain service with AT&T for 15 days. If you buy a new phone now it will count toward the $2,000 in qualifying purchases!
- Citi will then credit your AT&T Access More Card account for the cost of the phone up to $650 (exclusive of taxes, shipping, fees & wireless service).
- Phone Offer Credit is not available if you have had an AT&T Access More Card account that was opened or closed in the past 18 24 months.
Frequently Asked Questions

1. What phones are eligible?
2. How do I unlock the phone to move it off of AT&T?
3. I am an existing Verizon customer and want to stay on Verizon. What do I do?
4. What websites qualify for 3X points?
5. As an existing AT&T customer, I get "PHONE OFFER HANDOFF ERROR" when attempting to select a phone to upgrade. What do I do?
6. As an existing AT&T customer, I get "Invalid Item(service SKU) in device only upgrade package" when trying to check out. What do I do?
7. How long does it take for the credit to appear?
8. Do you need to be the primary user on an existing Family Plan in order to get the phone and credit?
9. Does this work with Plenti?
10. Can you use this to buy a tablet.
11. Is there a hard pull for signing up for AT&T service?
12. I'm a current AT&T Customer. Do I need to do anything special?
13. Where is the link to buy the phone if you don't buy it upon signing up for the card?
14. Does the phone purchase offer expire?

1. What phones are eligible?

(Details on eligible phones)

2. How do I unlock the phone to move it off of AT&T?

Do not power up the phone, insert SIM card, or activate phone. Go through the unlock portal as a non-AT&T customer and request unlock code. When it asks "Are you an AT&T wireless customer?", you must select "No"! Do not enter your phone number! The IMEI can be located on the box. The unlock instructions email should arrive within 24 hours. See post 716 for detailed unlocking instructions.

When you receive the email "AT&T MOBILE DEVICE UNLOCK REQUEST RECEIVED‏" from order at ecom.wireless.att-mail.com, your device is unlocked.

You can also check the status on the website:
https://www.att.com/deviceunlock/status.html

The status should say:
"Device Unlock Status - Completed"
"Current Status: Completed"

If you already activated the phone, try any of the following:

A. Purchase an unlock code from eBay or an online vendor you trust.
B. Request an unlock code as a non-AT&T customer and hope for the best.
C. Request an unlock code as an AT&T customer. These phones should not be under contract, and should qualify to be unlocked.
D. Request an unlock code over the phone and tell them that you are traveling overseas or that "these phones were purchased contract free, and the 60-day requirement imposes a 2 month contract."
E. Use an old AT&T SIM to unlock.
F. Use an existing AT&T phone number on same AT&T account.

Note: The unlock email generally means that your phone is unlocked and nothing else needs to be done to unlock it; just follow the instructions in the email to get the phone up and running on your chosen network.

3. I am an existing Verizon customer and want to stay on Verizon. What do I do?

1. Get IMEI off bottom of box.
2. Go to https://www.att.com/deviceunlock/#/
3. Check the “I Agree” box and hit continue.
4. Select Customer type: “Non-AT&T Mobility customer”
5. Enter the IMEI and it should show the model of your phone below the IMEI.
6. Enter Name, email address, and captcha and hit “submit.”
7. You should receive an email almost immediately entitled: "Unlock Request: Confirmation Email." Inside is your request number and a link you must follow within 24 hours in order to confirm your request.
8. You should get another email almost immediately entitled: "AT&T MOBILE DEVICE UNLOCK REQUEST RECEIVED." This email also has your request number and indicates that your device is unlocked.
9. Do full backup on existing phone in iTunes (for iPhone).
10. Put existing nano-SIM into new iPhone (use paperclip to open little hatch on right of phone).
10.1. If you need a new nano-SIM because your existing phone is not an iPhone 5/6, call Verizon or chat with them and tell them you got a new iPhone 6 and would like a nano-SIM card for it. They will mail it to you for free.
11. Power up and restore new iPhone from iTunes.
12. Call or chat with Verizon and tell them that you just got a new iPhone and need them to activate the SIM, give them the IMEI number.

4. What websites qualify for 3X points?

"Earn 3X points [...] on purchases made online at retail and travel websites."
"Retail websites are websites that sell goods directly to the consumer through an online website and include department store websites, specialty store websites, warehouse store websites and boutique websites. Travel websites are websites that allow you to book travel and include online travel agencies, hotel websites and airline websites."
Source: https://www.citi.com/credit-cards/cr...re-credit-card

"Beginning July 22, 2017, you'll only receive 1 point, not 3x points, for every $1 spent online on the purchase or reloading of gift cards or on rental and real estate payments."
All payments coded as "Miscellaneous Government Services" are no longer giving 3x as of April 2018.

Alphabetical list of websites which qualify for 2 bonus points per dollar (3 points total):
1and1.com (Direct entry)
6pm.com (Ref, Ref)
ABT.com (Paypal)
AdvanceAutoParts.com (Direct entry)
Airbnb.com (Direct entry)
AliExpress (Direct entry)
AllenEdmonds.com
Amazon.com (Direct entry) (Ref, Ref, Ref, Ref, Ref, Ref, Ref)
Amazon Restaurants @amazon.com
American Airlines
Amsoil.com (Ref)
Apple iTunes (Ref, Ref)
AT&T @ att.com (Direct entry) (Ref)
B&H Photo Video @ bhphotovideo.com (PayPal) (Ref)
BayAreaFasTrak.com (Ref, Ref)
Beauty.com (Direct entry) (Ref)
Bed Bath & Beyond @ bedbathandbeyond.com (Ref, Ref)
BestBuy.com (Direct entry) (Ref)
BJ's membership @ bjs.com (Direct entry)
Blizzard Entertainment
Blue Nile
BodyGloveHawaii.com
Bonanza.com (Direct entry)
Bovada.lv (Charged in Yuans, subject to FTF)
BrooksBrothers.com (Ref)
Bulkea.com (Ref)
California DMV no longer working as of Apr 2018
CallingMart.com (Direct entry)
CardCash.com (Direct entry, PayPal) (Ref)
CardCookie.com (Ref)
cdkeys.com (Ref)
Chewy.com (Ref)
Costco.com (Ref, Ref)
CostPlusWorldMarket.com
delivery.com @ website, app (Direct entry, Android Pay)
Dell.com (Direct entry) (Ref)
Drugstore.com (Ref)
Divers-Supply.com (Paypal)
eBags.com (Direct entry, PayPal) (Ref, Ref)
eBay/Cardcash (PayPal)
eBay/Cardency (PayPal) (Ref)
eBay/GiftCardMall (PayPal) (Ref)
eBay/PayPal Digital Gifts (PayPal) (Ref)
efurb.com
eGifter.com (PayPal) (Ref)
EquityApartments.com (Ref)
eSaving.com (PayPal) (Ref, Ref)
EssexApartmentHomes.com
Etsy (Ref)
FinishLine.com
FoundersCard.com (Ref)
GameStop.com (Direct entry) (Ref)
GearBest.com (WorldPay)
Giftcard Zen (Direct entry) (Ref)
GiftCardBin.com (Direct entry)
GiftCardRescue (Direct entry)
GoodEggs.com
Google Devices (i.e. Project Fi phones) (Direct entry) (Ref)
Google Express @ google.com/express/ (Ref)
Google Music @ music.google.com (Ref)
Google Store @ store.google.com (Ref)
GouletPens.com
GrabAGun.com (Direct entry)
Groupon (Direct entry) (Ref, Ref, YMMV ref)
GrubHub.com (Direct entry)
Guess.com (Ref)
GunsInc.com (Direct entry)
Gyft.com (PayPal) (Ref)
Gymboree.com (Direct entry)
HaloCigs.com (Ref)
Happy Hollow Park & Zoo @hhpz.org
Harry & David @ harryanddavid.com
Harrys.com
HomeDepot.com (Direct entry) (Ref)
HP.com (Direct entry) (Ref)
iHerb.com
IHG rewards club (cash + points booking)
Instacart.com (Ref)
iRobot.com
JCrew.com (Ref)
Jet.com
Jimmy Johns (mobile app purchase)
Kickfurther.com (Ref)
KinsaHealth.com (Direct entry)
Kohls.com (Direct entry) (Ref, Ref)
klwines.com
LastCall.com (Ref)
LeisurePro.com (Paypal)
Lenovo.com via PayPal (Ref)
LillyPulitzer.com (Ref)
LimeBike in app (Direct entry)
LivingSocial.com (Ref)
Lord & Taylor @ lordandtaylor.com
Lowe's @ lowes.com
Macy's @ macys.com (Direct entry) (Ref)
MakeUseOf Deals @ deals.makeuseof.com (Direct entry)
MARTA (ATL, online Breeze card reload)
Mattel.com (Ref)
MicrosoftStore.com (Direct entry; may not work as of 2018, see below)
MileagePlus X/All spend
MileagePlus X/Amazon @ app (Ref, Ref, YMMV ref)
MileagePlus X/Applebee's @ app (Ref)
MileagePlus X/Bath & Body Works @ app
MileagePlus X/Domino's Pizza @ app (Ref)
MileagePlus X/IHOP @ app (Ref)
MileagePlus X/Panda Express @ app (Ref)
MileagePlus X/Papa John's Pizza @ app (Ref)
MileagePlus X/Regal Entertainment @ app (YMMV ref)
MileagePlus X/Sephora @ app (Ref)
MileagePlus X/Staples @ app (Ref)
MileagePlus X/Starbucks @ app (Ref)
MileagePlus X/Uber @ app (Ref)
Misfit.com (Direct entry)
Misook.com
MLBShop.com @ shop.mlb.com (Direct entry)
Munchery.com (Ref)
Namecheap.com (Direct entry)
NameSilo.com (PayPal)
NeimanMarcus.com (PayPal) (Ref)
Nespresso.com (Ref)
Newegg.com (Direct entry) (Ref)
NFL.com (Ref)
OMBWarehouse.com (Direct entry)
PartsTree.com (Direct entry)
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) @ www.dot*.state.pa.us (Direct entry)
PetSmart.com (Ref)
Plastiq mortgage (Ref, Ref, Ref, Ref, Ref, YMMV ref), Bank of America (Ref), Citizens Bank (Ref), PHH Mortgage (Ref)
Plastiq rent (Ref, Ref, Ref, Ref, Ref, YMMV refs below)
(as of Apr 2018 Plastiq no longer appears to earn 3x on any type of payment)
Priceline (Ref)
Princess Cruises (online payment)
RadPad @ onradpad.com, app (Direct entry, Android Pay) (Ref, Ref, Ref)
Raise.com (Direct entry) (Ref, Ref, Ref)
REI.com (Ref)
RentPayment.com (Ref)
RockAuto.com (Ref)
Rover.com (Ref)
SamsClub.com (Direct entry)
Samsung Pay gift cards @ app (YMMV ref, Ref)
Samsung.com
Santa Clara County Department of Revenue @ sccgov.org
ScoreBig.com (Ref)
Sears.com (Direct entry)
SearsPartsDirect.com (Direct entry)
Seashells @ app (Ref, Ref)
Sephora.com (Ref)
ShoeBuy.com (Ref)
Shutterfly.com
SimonMall.com (Ref)
Singapore Air (Ref)
Snow.com (Ref)
Softcard Serve loads (Ref)
Spotify (Ref)
Square (this particular one was a food truck, and was entered to pay an invoice online, not sure if ti depends on method/type of vendor)
Staples.com (Ref, Ref)
Starbucks reload (Ref)
SteveMadden.com (Ref)
StubHub.com
SurLaTable.com
Swappable.com (Ref)
Target.com (Direct entry, PayPal) (Ref)
Tello.com (Direct entry)
ThankYou Points Trip Portal (if you use TYP to book a flight and have to pay part of the airfare with cash)
TheStylishFox.com
Ticketmaster.com (Ref)
TickPick.com (Ref)
Ting.com (Direct entry)
T-Mobile.com
Toppik.com (Direct entry)
TryTheWorld.com
US Outdoor Store @ usoutdoor.com (Ref)
USPS.com (Direct entry) (Ref)
VentraChicago.com loads
Viator.com
Victoria's Secret @ VictoriasSecret.com (Ref)
VirginMobileUSA.com (Direct entry)
VisionDirect.com (PayPal) (Ref)
Vitacost.com (Ref)
VitaminShoppe.com (Ref)
Walmart.com (Direct entry) (Ref, Ref)
Waste Management @ wm.com (Ref)
Wayfair.com
WildEdgeInc.com (Direct entry)
winebid.com
WordPress.com/WpChrg.com (Direct entry)
Zulily.com

Alphabetical list of websites which DO NOT qualify for 2 bonus points per dollar (3 points total):
Adorama.com (Direct entry) (Ref)
AdvancedMedicalCertification.com
AGI Renters/Condo Insurance (as of 2/2018)
AlaskaAir.com (Ref)
Allstate.com (Ref)
Amazon Prime subscription (Ref, Ref)
Amex Gift Cards @ americanexpress.com/gift-cards/ (Ref)
AragLegal.com
AXS.com (Ref)
B&H Photo Video @ bhphotovideo.com (Direct entry) (Ref)
BayAreaFasTrak.com recurring (Ref)
Bed Bath & Beyond
Birchbox.com (Direct entry) (Ref)
BJ's Checks @ bjschecks.com (Ref)
Bluehost.com (Direct entry) (Ref)
CafePress.com (Ref)
Cardpool.com (Direct entry) (Ref)
CashStar/Best Buy @ bestbuy.cashstar.com (Ref)
CashStar/Brooks Brothers @ brooksbrothers.cashstar.com (Ref)
CashStar/Dunkin' Donuts @ dunkindonuts.cashstar.com (Ref)
CashStar/Hotels.com @ hotels.cashstar.com (Ref)
CashStar/Panera Bread @ panerabread.cashstar.com (Ref)
Certified-Mail-Envelopes.com
ClipperCard.com (Ref)
CollegeBoard.org (Ref)
Comcast (Ref)
Cox cable and Internet subscription (Ref)
DirecTV Now @ directvnow.com (Ref)
DirecTV.com (Ref)
DonaldJTrump.com
eBags.com (Direct entry) (Ref, Ref)
eBay seller fees (Direct entry) (Ref, Ref)
eBay seller fees (Paypal)
eBay Shipping (Paypal)
eBay/GiftCardMall (Direct entry) (Ref)
eBay/SVM Gift Cards (PayPal) (Ref, Ref)
Experian.com (Direct entry)
Farmers.com (Direct entry)
FedEx.com
FreedomPop.com (Direct entry)
GEICO.com (Ref)
GiftCardMall.com (Ref)
GiftCards.com (Ref, Ref, Ref) (Some success calling in)
GiftCardSpread.com (Ref)
Google Drive storage (Ref)
Google Project Fi recurring monthly sevice (Ref)
Grand Teton Lodge Company @ gtlc.com (Awarded after calling Citi)
GunBroker.com (account verification)
Gyft.com (Direct entry) (Ref)
H2OWirelessNow.com
HawaiianAirlines.com
Honeyfund.com (Ref)
IncFile.com
Intuit tax preparer bill
iTechDeals.com
Kiva.org
LandsEnd.com (Ref)
Lenovo @ shop.lenovo.com
LivingSpaces.com (Ref)
LumberLiquidators.com
Meh.com (Ref)
Metromile.com Insurance
Microsoft.com (Office 365 license, July 2018)
Nationwide Buxx (NW Buxx) loads
Netflix (Ref)
Nike.com (Ref)
Nytimes.com (digital subscription)
OfficialPayments.com (CA FTB 540-ES)
Outlook Printing Solutions/Philly Pretzel Factory gift cards @ shop.phillypretzelfactory.com (Direct entry)
Papa John's Pizza @ papajohns.com (Visa Checkout)
Pay1040.com
PayPal/P2P (Direct entry) (Ref)
PayPal/USPS shipping @ paypal.com/shipnow (PayPal)
Plastiq cars and other vehicles/Toyota Financial (Ref), Volkswagen Credit (Ref)
Plastiq IRS federal taxes (YMMV ref, Ref)
Plastiq rent (Ref, Ref)
Plastiq utilities (Ref, Ref)
Plastiq/Navient (Ref)
Points.com (Ref)
Proactiv.com (Ref)
Progressive.com (PayPal) (Ref)
PumpItUpParty.com
Rakuten.com
RingPlus.net (Direct entry)
SaveYa.com (Direct entry) (Ref)
Seashells @ shopseashells.com (Ref, Ref)
Shop.com (Direct entry) (Ref)
Sling TV @ sling.com (Ref)
Southwest Airlines @ southwest.com (Ref)
Square Cash @ app (Direct entry) (Ref, Ref, Ref)
Starbucks.com egift cards (Direct entry) (Ref)
Stylenanda (PayPal) (Ref)
Symantec/Norton
Time Warner Cable (Ref)
US Buxx loads (Ref)
Venmo (Direct entry) (Ref)
Vivint.com
Vudu.com (Direct entry)
Walmart @ B&M (Walmart Pay)
Waterpik Store @ waterpik-store.com (PayPal)
Zappos.com (Ref, Ref)

Special note about eBay and Paypal - varies widely as to whether the bonus points are awarded. It seems to vary depending on merchant with no real discernible pattern.
(Ref, Ref, Ref, Ref, Ref, Ref, Ref, Ref, Ref)

From Citi, excluded categories include "medical services, insurance, taxes and government services, education, charities and utilities".
Source: https://www.citi.com/credit-cards/cr...re-credit-card

5. As an existing AT&T customer, I get "PHONE OFFER HANDOFF ERROR" when attempting to select a phone to upgrade. What do I do?

If you have a problem matching this description by FT member sbc94523:

I currently have a mobile share for my family using my company corporate discount. When I login to ATT, I get sent to ATT Premier website.

I've read all the info in this thread and followed the steps but get the following error message when I select phone line for upgrade.

"An Error Has Occurred

There appears to be an unidentified problem with your request. Unfortunately, we can not continue with your request. To return to My Account, click the Manage My Account link."

If I try adding a new line, I get Citi promo option and able to get all the way to the purchase page.
then new FT member thereal25 discovered that you can use the following trick:

I have been having the same issue. I got it to work today by going to "My Accounts" from that "Handoff Error" screen and then clicking on "View Upgrade Options" on the line that I wanted the new phone. This triggered the offer screen to resurface, and then I was able to complete the order.
6. As an existing AT&T customer, I get "Invalid Item(service SKU) in device only upgrade package" when trying to check out. What do I do?

There is probably a Foundation Account Number (FAN) associated with your AT&T account as a result of a discount you get from your employer. See vvslavavv's solution in Post 354.

1. go to AT&T store [or call AT&T (611) and talk to supervisor if they attempt to transfer you to a different department]
2. ask someone to temporarily remove the FAN from your account
3. place the order through citi's link (it will use the regular retail site instead of the premier site)
4. ask the person to add the FAN account which has been removed back to your account.
You will also get an email to your work email with any steps required to re-add the FAN.

Thanks to TennisNoob for info on calling in.

7. How long does it take for the credit to appear?

YMMV. People have reported it showing up on the first statement that includes the phone charge and as many as two statements later. Sometimes it is necessary to fax in the receipt to Fax Number: 866-799-5591 in order to get it credited.

8. Do you need to be the primary user on an existing Family Plan in order to get the phone and credit?

No. See Post 414. Thanks jjmiller69.

9. Does this work with Plenti?

Yes. See Post 509. Thanks touristtrap.

Sign up for Plenti, (see the Plenti benefits page for AT&T).
Search for "link Plenti" when in your AT&T account and follow the link.
Receive: 1 point per dollar on phone purchase, 5000 for new service, and 500 for setting up paperless billing after linking your Plenti account. Note: Amounts may have decreased since initial report.

10. Can you use this to buy a tablet?

No. There are no tablets on the page linked to this offer.

11. Is there a hard pull for signing up for AT&T service?

Yes. For new AT&T customers, the hard pull is likely to be on Equifax, although it could be any of the 3 CRAs according to CSR. For existing AT&T customers of at least 6 months, there is no hard pull but likely a soft pull instead.

See "Hard Inquiry from Cellphone Providers, Citi/AT&T Credit Card":
http://www.doctorofcredit.com/hard-i...t-credit-card/

12. I'm a current AT&T Customer. Do I need to do anything special?

Nope. No sneakiness required here. The card application will ask if you're a current AT&T customer - you can say yes. And you can buy the phone for a line that's still under contract without any problem - that's kind of the point of this card.

13. Where is the link to buy the phone if you don't buy it upon signing up for the card?

After you get your credit card, activate it and register it on Citi or link it to your other Citi accounts. Under the Citi AT&T account, look for my offers. This offer is not instantly available, in my case, it took 30 minutes for it to show up. [Please feel free to edit this.]

14. Does the phone purchase offer expire?

The minimum spending requirement expires in 3 months. The phone purchase requirement is indefinite. It says "now or later".

"You may redeem the Phone Offer using the link at any time after your Card account opening."

"Offer is valid for a one time statement credit up to $650 for one eligible phone, is not transferrable and so long as your card account is open and current, does not expire."
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Old Apr 23, 15, 10:24 am
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Citi AT&T Access More card (Discontinued)

Customers who apply and are approved for the card will receive a link to a specific website where they can use the new card to buy an iPhone or Android smartphone. They will receive a credit for the purchase up to $650 as long as they spend $2,000 on the card in the first three months.

Customers who receive the new smartphone must also have AT&T wireless service. The card carries no interest rate on AT&T purchases for the first seven months. After that, interest rates will range between 14.99% and 22.99% for all purchases, based on creditworthiness. The annual fee is $95.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/citi-at-...ard-1429754402
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Sounds like a decent sign-up bonus, but it will be interesting to see what the long-term perks are. Probably something like 3x points on AT&T products/services which can be redeemed for statement credits or put towards a new phone purchase.
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... it will be interesting to see what the long-term perks are...
The card is already on Citi's website:

https://www.citi.com/credit-cards/cr...-cards&afc=14Z

  • Earn 3X ThankYou® Points for every $1 you spend on purchases made online at retail and travel websites.
  • Earn 3X points for every $1 you spend on products & services directly purchased from AT&T.
  • Earn 1X points for every $1 you spend on other purchases.
  • 10,000 Anniversary bonus points after you spend $10,000 in the prior cardmembership year.

There is also a free version of the card discussed in this thread:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/citi-...icard-typ.html
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My wife and I will be getting new phones in the next 30-45 days. Has anybody seen if the pricing is it the same as AT&T's website? Also do current current AT&T wireless customers get the bonus as long as they stay 15 days or would you have to open a new account?
We've got $3500 spend we're holding off, but can do it any time and with the $650X2 that's more than enough for a card for each of us. Just been waiting for a great bonus to make spend worth while. I would consider $555 net good-great.

This is the only thing that worries me? It doesn't say new service and you do have to activate it to use it?
"Make your phone purchase using your unique phone offer link (which will be provided to you), activate and maintain service with AT&T for 15 days. If you buy a new phone now it will count toward the $2,000 in qualifying purchases!"

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Looks like a very interesting card.
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I'm intrigued. We must thank the guinea pigs who will apply and then share the phone selection and pricing (I'm assuming the phones will be identical to the ones AT&T currently sell) and details regarding how long we need to use their service before unlocking and bailing to our previous provider. Hopefully this will still be around when iPhone 6s comes out in September.
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This offer looks really interesting. It looks like AT&T's cheapest smartphone plan is $45/month, so with Citi's requirement to maintain AT&T service for 15 days you'd be looking at around $25-27 of service (after factoring in taxes and fees) to get the credit. It's not clear to me if AT&T will let you SIM unlock the phone immediately (some parts of their site mention that your account must be active for 60 days before they'll give you an unlock code), but even if they won't you're only looking at another $20-30 to buy an unlock code online.

I was planning to do another round of applications in a few days and now I'm really thinking about this card, as I'm in the market for a new phone.
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What seems intriguing is the 3 x for online purchases, which is very appealing. Question: If you have this new card and earn TY points, are these also transferable to airlines/partners as long as you have one of the premium cards such as premier, prestige, or chairman?
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Hmm, the credit can only be used toward full priced phones, not contract ones...

But the 3x on retail websites is tempting, as is the 10K bonus each year for spending 10K.
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Originally Posted by HGHUA View Post
Hmm, the credit can only be used toward full priced phones, not contract ones...
I think that's a good thing. You will pay less per month in monthly fees and won't get locked into a 2 year contract. Unlock the phone, disconnect the service and move to another cheaper carrier.
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Old Apr 24, 15, 8:31 am
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Or just use this card to sell the phone on craigslist...
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Old Apr 24, 15, 8:39 am
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Originally Posted by PointsNmiles View Post
What seems intriguing is the 3 x for online purchases, which is very appealing.
Similar (2X) feature is also offered on the free version of the card, but read the rules. It is not 3X points for all online purchases, there are many exceptions. If you link this card to the same ThankYou Rewards account as a Premier or Prestige card the points should be treated the same as points earned with those cards.

Retail websites are websites that sell goods directly to the consumer through an online website and include department store websites, specialty store websites, warehouse store websites and boutique websites. Travel websites are websites that allow you to book travel and include online travel agencies, hotel websites and airline websites.

We do not determine how merchants or establishments are classified; however, they are generally classified based upon the merchant?s primary line of business. We reserve the right to determine which purchases qualify for this offer. Purchases not eligible to receive the additional ThankYou Points include but are not limited to payment for or to medical services, insurance, taxes and government services, education, charities and utilities.

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Old Apr 24, 15, 8:40 am
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Originally Posted by exarkun View Post
Or just use this card to sell the phone on craigslist...
When buying the phone without a contract, does it come unlocked?
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Old Apr 24, 15, 9:06 am
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I'm an existing AT&T wireless customer and never had this card. Do I have to open another account to activate the phone?
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Old Apr 24, 15, 9:58 am
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Originally Posted by UA Fan View Post
When buying the phone without a contract, does it come unlocked?
You should be able to get it unlocked if not, as locking is only based on a contract phone.

http://www.att.com/esupport/article....B414532&cv=820

Read the general eligibility requirements:



Devices may qualify for unlocking if they meet the following requirements:

The device must be designed for use on, and locked to, the AT&T wireless network. For help see Device Unlock Support.
It must not be reported lost or stolen.
It's not associated with fraudulent activity.
All the device's service commitments and installment plans are completed, and all early termination fees are paid in full.
The device is not currently active on a different AT&T customer's account.
If you performed an early upgrade, you must wait the 14-day buyer's remorse period before you can request to unlock your previous device.
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