AT&T wants to give you a free Samsung smart TV

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These days, when buying anything from a telecommunications company, you can often getting something else for free. Whether it’s another phone or a new television, companies like T-Mobile, Verizon, and Sprint appear to be constantly on the lookout for ways to sweeten the deal (and open your pocketbooks), and the latest in this vein comes from AT&T. The service provider recently announced a promotion that gives new customers (or existing customers who buy a new service and device) a free 48-inch Samsung smart TV.

The offer, which ends April 30, requires customers customers to visit to register for their free television, whereupon they’ll need to provide a receipt showing their phone purchase, an IMEI of Samsung Galaxy S7 device purchased on AT&T Next, a DirecTV or U-verse TV account number, and a Wi-Fi MAC address. Once eligibility has been confirmed, AT&T guarantees that you’ll have a bright, shiny new toy shipped to your doorstep in the next four to six weeks.

We should note, of course, that there are actually quite a few pre-requisites to getting your 48-inch TV for free. You’ll have to have both an AT&T wireless line and a DirecTV service, and one of them must be new. So really, you’ve gotta go all in on AT&T for AT&T to pay you back.

And moreover, just how good is this TV you’re receiving? Not that great, all things considered. The offer is being extended for the UN48J5200, which is not considered one of Samsung’s top-of-the-line devices. It first became available to consumers last year, and does not feature a UHD resolution, nor is there support for high dynamic range playback. But still, if you were to buy it independently, it would cost you $450, so it’s certainly not too shabby of a deal.

With the deal, says David Christopher, chief marketing officer of the AT&T Entertainment Group, “Our customers get the benefit of the Galaxy S7 on our fantastic 4G LTE network plus this great Samsung smart TV for our award-winning DirecTV.” So if you were looking for more ways to waste more time on some sort of digital device, this may be the answer for you.


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