Looking to switch from AT&T? T-Mobile offers DirecTV Now to sweeten the deal

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It’s the holiday season, and T-Mobile is ready to give gifts.

On Thursday, the Un-carrier announced a new way to spread some holiday cheer for those looking to switch allegiances in the new year. So if you’re an AT&T Wireless customer who thinks you might be happier elsewhere, T-Mobile has a gift for you — it comes in the form of a free year of DirecTV Now, all for switching to T-Mobile One. It’s a giveaway valued at $420, and it kicks off on Friday.

“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,” said John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile. “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!”

To take advantage of T-Mobile’s offer, AT&T customers will need to activate two lines and bring their related phone number to T-Mobile One. From there, you’ll receive a $35 monthly bill credit (which is equal to the monthly cost of DirecTV Now) every month for a year, as long as your lines remain active.

Moreover, if you’re a Simple Choice customer, DirecTV Now has been added to T-Mobile’s Binge On video streaming feature, which means you can stream programs from DirecTV in addition to the other video apps included, like Netflix, Hulu, and HBO Now.

So if all you want for Christmas is to watch a lot of TV, or to no longer be with AT&T, T-Mobile has you covered, in every sense of the word.

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