AT&T giving away 1000 bonus rollover minutes for iPhone

If you're a loyal AT&T customer who stuck with them during the great Verizon temptation of '11 then they're set to reward you with 1000 bonus rollover minutes. Some of you may get a text advising you of the offer but if you don't, just text the word "yes" to 11113020 and you'll get a reply verifying the bonus.

Very nice, AT&T! If you try it out let us know if it works for you!


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AT&T giving away 1000 bonus rollover minutes for iPhone


What theme is that? I used to have that SMS/desktop background changer app but it doesn't work on ios4

Its not just iPhone customers. I switched from the iPhone to the Galaxy S Captivate about 8 months ago and I was able to get it. It says to allow 4 weeks for processing.

I have over 2000 rollover minutes so i don't need them. What I want is the ability to add hotspot tethering without giving up my unlimited data. I don't expect the tethering to be unlimited, a 2 GB tethering addon for $20 would be ideal.

I'm not looking to beat AT&T, I just want them to offer us the same deal that Verizon has. $20 is a quite reasonable price for adding Internet on the go for my iPad on the rare occasions I am not near a wifi hotspot.

I have over 6000 roll over minutes. I have no idea what to do with them. I kinda want someone to call me and read me a story or something...just to waste my minutes.

My fiancee's father got this message and hes on a blackberry 8310 I think. It has nothing to do with the iphone.

I sent it (as did 3 others on my plan, all with iPhones) and got the message back on all 4 lines. I just wonder if its real or not. I guess we will see when we get our bills next month.

I switched from Sprint to an AT&T iPhone on February 9th, the day before the official launch of the Verizon iPhone. I sent the text and got the same response as listed in the article, so it appears to have worked for me. Not bad for my 1 day of being a loyal AT&T/iPhone customer.

This should give me about 12800 rollover minutes now! Lol (yes I'm on the lowest family plan sharing minutes between 4 iPhones)

For those wondering what theme I was using in the photo above is iElegance along with bitesms !!! Very sweet theme !!! This is a complete theme !!!

I am just glad the iPhone is on a different carrier. It seems to me most people switching to Verizon are not going to stay for a measly 1000 bonus min. But a nice gesture for existing customers.

Verizon has a "bonus minutes" feature they give but requires a contract extension....I wonder if AT&T's is the same.

What about those of us that the unlimited minutes plan? We get nada. I called and complained, was handed over to a supervisor. I explained that those of us who have unlimited minutes are paying the most and getting any sort of "gift" from AT&T. He gave me a once time ten dollar credit. Something is better than nothing!

Worked right away for me..... Thanks
Thank you for accepting our free 1000 bonus Rollover minute offer. Please allow up to 4 weeks for processing.

I have 3985 rollover minute. I don't need any more minute. What I would like to have is 1000 new text messages since I am on the 5 dollar/200 test message plan.

I don't need the extra minutes either, but I heard accepting the bonus minutes puts you on their spam "special offers" list, which I opted out of previosly. If I go for it, I'm going to call them up later and tell them to take me back off their spam list.

I did this and have thus far gotten 6 separate confirmation texts in response. Will I get 6000 bonus rollover minutes; not that I can even use that many. The minutes I have are starting to expire as it is. Haha.

It worked for me and a friend, but are we sure this is legit? If so, bravo AT&T!

It worked for me and my wife. It appears that we will have 2000 minutes added to our account, but that may get corrected on the back end. Either way, it is a rare present from a mobile provider!

I experimented and if you reply stop to the number you get this message :
AT&T AUTO REPLY: You have Opted out of AT&T marketing messages. Please do not REPLY to this message.
Enjoy lol.

I heard about this from a friend and said... yeah right. whatever. and promptly ignored it. Now that I see you guys doing it, I tried it and I got the auto reply, and saw the "please allow up to 4 weeks for processing." I want to believe AT&T! Don't let me down.

FYI guys and girls
I just called Premier customer care and was told that AT&T is offering 1000 free rollover minutes, but the text has to be sent to you, then you have to respond to it. She said that I could not just text into that number. If I don't receive the text, then I am not eligible.

Does anyone have the wording from the original text? Maybe I'm overly cautious, but I'd prefer to make sure I'm not agreeing to something before blindly "accepting an offer" from AT&T.

Did not work when I texted it from a non-native app (Textnow). Said I needed a valid 10 digit number. So my wife sent it from her phone using the native message app and she got the 1000 minutes with no issues.

My friend also tried it. She used the native message app and she had no luck. Got this โ€œ1113020. Error invalid number. Please resend using a valid 10 digit mobile number or valid short code."

i'm not going to believe this until i see it on my bill. hopefully we didn't just say "yes" to a donation to a way-smarter-than-me scam artist.