Sprint customers have had unlimited calling to any mobile number for some time now, but AT&T announced today that its customers will also be gaining the feature beginning tomorrow, February 10th. The program, called Unlimited Mobile to Any Mobile Calling, will allow customers to make unlimited calls to any mobile number in the country, regardless of carrier. The feature will require that a user has a voice plan and ATT's $20 unlimited messaging option, as well. It's not clear whether this new plan will be free or come with an additional fee, but interested customers will be able to sign up starting tomorrow.
While ATT's new unlimited option may not really appeal to those of us that don't use voice calls and, as a result, have accumulated thousands of rollover minutes, it's definitely a nice offer for customers that still actually use their phone as a telephone. We still don't know all of the details of the new plan, but I just hope that ATT doesn't decide to charge extra for it, even if it wouldn't surprise me if they did. What do you all make of AT&T's unlimited calling to any mobile? Do you think they'll make customers pay for the feature?
UPDATE: Press release is below.
AT&T Introduces Unlimited Calling to Any Mobile Number
New Feature Offers AT&T Wireless Customers Unlimited Calling to Any Mobile Number
Dallas, Texas, February 09, 2011
Go ahead and dial up those digits--no matter which wireless network you're calling. AT&T* today announced customers can enjoy unlimited mobile calling to any mobile number in America. Unlimited Mobile to Any Mobile is available to AT&T customers with an unlimited messaging plan and a qualifying voice plan**.
Beginning Thursday, Mobile to Any Mobile will be available to new and existing AT&T customers with a qualifying voice plan who subscribe to unlimited messaging plans. Existing customers with an unlimited messaging plan can activate Mobile to Any Mobile by visiting www.att.com/anymobile. The URL will be available beginning Thursday.
"Mobile to Any Mobile is an exciting offer that will keep our customers connected to the people they want to talk to, when they want to talk to them, without the hassle of watching minutes," said David Christopher, chief marketing officer, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. "We're giving customers more options and even better value. And when you include Rollover Minutes, a benefit available exclusively from AT&T that lets customers keep their unused minutes for all domestic calls, including to landline numbers, it's clear that AT&T offers the most flexibility in the industry."
Unlimited messaging is available for $20 per month on an individual plan and $30 per month for a FamilyTalk Plan, which allows for up to five lines.
For the complete array of AT&T offerings, visit http://www.att.com/.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
**Mobile to Any Mobile Calling - Available only with select Nation and FamilyTalk plans. Direct calls to & direct calls received from US mobile numbers only. Rollover Minutes: Unused Anytime Mins expire after the 12th billing period. Night & Weekend & Mobile to Mobile mins do not roll over.