Txt from AT&T re: 1000 free bonus rollover mins

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  1. Uabcar macrumors 6502

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    I just got a txt from AT&T (supposedly) offering me 1000 free rollover mins as a 'thx for great customers'. Says to call 888-653-4281.

    Is this a scam? I google’d it but it’s hard to tell from responses if it’s legit or not. Don’t want to see some $1000 charge to Nigeria on my next bill…

    Anyone else recieved this?
     
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  4. Mliii macrumors 65816

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    It appears to be legit. A quick google search indicates that this has been going on since at least March of this year. It appears they are targeting people to sign up for Uverse, etc, but you don't have to do that to get the minutes.
     
  5. mrathee macrumors 6502

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    http://mrnumber.com/1-888-653-4281

    It's toll free according to this, so maybe you should just call it and see what the first 10 seconds are to find out if it is ATT related
     
  6. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    food for though.
    Rollover mins are worthless for the most part. Reason being is hardly ever will you even dip into them. Most people are not pushing their plan to the max. AT&T has a great service their that cost them next to nothing since they know it will be once in a blue moon that some one would dip into their Roll overs.
     
  7. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Exactly. I'm sure this is legit. They could give away millions of rollover minutes and never see a difference in real-world use.
     
  8. samcraig macrumors P6

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    I agree for the most part. I'm on a 450 min plan and have been since I joined up with ATT - I have over 2000 rollover minutes. I will say tho - it's handy to HAVE rollover minutes in concept thought as opposed to losing them entirely. There have been a few months that I went over by 100 or so minutes and it was nice to not have any extra charges.

    But in reality - 1000 rollover - unless you are a super power user and calling tons off people off the ATT network - is overkill
     
  9. dionnfr macrumors member

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    I dialed the number, they don't answer it as AT&T, first thing out of their mouth is who do I have the pleasure in speaking too.
     
  10. NikeTalk macrumors 6502a

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    Roll over mins are pointless :confused:

    ............only on MR
     
  11. Uabcar thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Totally agree with this. It's a cheap/easy giveaway - as we almost never go over our mins- and had 1200 rollovers already (I'm on a 550 min family plan)

    That said, I've been contimplating canceling my land line at home- and this would certainly help offset any calls made to non-att numbers.
     
  12. Uabcar thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I did this- called 611. Turns out that is was legit. The rep added the 1000 mins while I was on the line- took about 5 mins.
     
  13. techiegirl macrumors 6502a

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    OP: Did the rep know you received the text? I'm wondering if it's something anybody can call and request.
     
  14. firewater macrumors regular

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    Netflix now for iPhone!!!!

    I'm loving the app for my iPhone 4, another reason to love my iPhone even more:)
     
  15. mrathee macrumors 6502

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    ...uhh
     
  16. kas23 macrumors 603

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    I'm on the 450 minute plan...with 3 other family members. We still have plenty (over 2000) of roll-over minutes. Anyone want to buy them? Otherwise, I just going to throw them out just like that boy in the commercial.
     
  17. Uabcar thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hard to tell. She disappeared for a couple mins after getting my account info (name, number, last 4 social etc.) and told me she'd applied the 1000 mins to my acct- and I'd see it reflected on my next bill.

    Sure- they may end up being useless- but I put nearly no effort into so what the heck....
     
  18. mikemanblah macrumors regular

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    i called it and an indian lady picked up saying i think "This is (Something) who may i have the pleasure of speaking today" Its not att related
     
  19. iggypod macrumors 6502a

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    I got the text as well. If only it were for something I could actually use.
     
  20. F123D macrumors 68040

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    I got the same thing. You call in and get the additional 1000 minutes, no problem. The catch is, they'll ask you about their Uverse service and if you're interested.
     
  21. Uabcar thread starter macrumors 6502

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    This may be true if you call the 800#. I called *611 (to ensure it was not a scam) and they added it without a word.
     
  22. freya333 macrumors newbie

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    888-653-4281

    Just called 611 and spoke to AT&T rep. He stated he has no record of this promotion. Stated most likely a scam that AT&T does not give away free minutes.
     
  23. Uabcar thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hey- for me, this ended up not being a scam. The addl 1000 rollover mins were added, and are still reflected on my acct. I just rechecked the myWireless app again to confirm.
     
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  25. triptyx macrumors member

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    AT&T rep at 611 said it's legit (though she had to go digging for it), and that they're attempting to sell you service enhancements to qualify you for the minutes.

    Frankly, I don't think random text messages telling you to call random phone numbers and give them account related information is a very good idea. :cool:
     

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