T-Mobile is continuing to take shots at its competition and the latest is for AT&T subscribers. Last month, AT&T announced a new TV streaming service by the name of DIRECTV NOW which offers 4 different plans ranging from 60 channels to 120 channels. Now, T-Mobile is offering a year of DIRECTV NOW for free for AT&T customers that switch over.
“AT&T wants you to think DIRECTV is theirs exclusively, but that’s a load of crap. Both DIRECTV NOW and the DIRECTV apps stream free on T-Mobile with a faster, more advanced network that covers nearly every American. AT&T is so distracted by their new businesses and DIRECTV that they continue to ignore their 110 million wireless customers. Luckily, the Un-carrier’s here to show them how to actually take care of customers!”
– John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile
In order to qualify, you will need to activate two lines on T-Mobile and port both numbers to T-Mobile’s ONE plan. Then, T-Mobile will credit subscribers $35 per month, up to $420 in total for an entire year. After the year has concluded, you will then be required to pay for DIRECTV NOW yourself or unsubscribe from the service.
As an added bonus, today’s announcement also included the addition of DIRECTV NOW to Binge On, which allows you to watch as much video content as you want, without worrying about data overages. T-Mobile is definitely not using kid gloves when it comes to its competitors, but this one may hurt a bit more since AT&T actually acquired DIRECTV in the Summer of 2015.