New AT&T Rate Plan

Old Aug 8, 02, 6:01 pm
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New AT&T Rate Plan

I just switched back to AT&T to cash a check I was sent. I found a new plan that has no monthly fee or minimun. There is a 35 cent per call "connection fee" and the per minute rate is 7 cents on state to state calls and 5 cents on instate calls, 24/7. Since I make my LD calls on onesuite.com , I don't care about the fee. I'm sure MCI will be calling back soon with an offer of more miles but after reading this story today, maybe not.

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmp...ccounting_dc_2

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Old Aug 9, 02, 11:07 pm
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by Tenacious:
I just switched back to AT&T to cash a check I was sent.
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How much was the check? I have been an aggressive long-distance "flipper" for several years, and always switched to AT&T whenever they sent me a check, which was usually between $75 and $100. But lately they've cheapened up, sending a check for around $15 or $20 -- which, considering that my local phone company charges me $5 to switch, isn't worth it. I'm wondering if they've tightened up generally, or whether they've ID'ed me as a flipper and aren't going to offer those generous cash rewards to keep switching back and forth any more.
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Old Aug 10, 02, 10:57 am
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BB, The check was for $45 but they are sending an additional $10 to cover the switching. Since I just received my last milage installment from MCI, I figured why not. Remember, you can request any phone plan they offer, not just the one indicated on the check (see my previous post in this thread).
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Old Aug 10, 02, 7:14 pm
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You're getting checks totaling $55, and I'm getting $15? Looks like my past flipping reputation has caught up with me. (Sigh) Well, it was fun while it lasted. Thanks for the info.
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Old Aug 10, 02, 11:07 pm
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My check was for $90. It went in the trash.
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Old Aug 11, 02, 1:54 pm
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by keithnj973:
My check was for $90. It went in the trash.</font>
How come? I presume it's because you don't like AT&T? But why not cash the check, let AT&T be your carrier for about a week, then switch back to your favorite carrier -- who will probably give you between 5,000 and 10,000 extra frequent flyer miles as a "new subscriber". I did this quite frequently over several years, and netted well over $1,000 cash and 100,000 frequent flyer miles before my reputation as a "flipper" (apparently) poisoned the well. Still came out well ahead, though. I'd switch carriers tomorrow if a $90 check or a deal like the 40K Sprint/Northwest offer came along again.

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Old Aug 15, 02, 7:41 pm
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same here except I lost it LOL

<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by keithnj973:
My check was for $90. It went in the trash.</font>
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