AT&T has been hyping up its DirecTV Now online TV streaming service for a couple of months now. The service went live recently and AT&T would like nothing more to see people opt for its service instead of the likes of Sling TV and PlayStation Vue. AT&T would also like to see people jump on its mobile network in large numbers but rivals don’t make that easy. T-Mobile, which has a habit of trolling its rivals, is now promising those who switch from AT&T to Magenta a year’s worth of free access to AT&T’s TV streaming service, DirecTV now.
Starting tomorrow, T-Mobile is going to give AT&T customers who switch to its network and opt for T-Mobile One a free year of DirecTV Now which is a $420 value. It says this offer is for AT&T customers who “feel trapped” on their existing network or those who just want to experience the TV streaming service “on a faster, more advanced LTE network.”
To take advantage of this offer, AT&T customers have to activate two lines and bring their number to T-Mobile One. They will receive a $35 monthly bill credit from T-Mobile for 12 months, that’s how much DirecTV Now costs per month, as long as their lines remain active on T-Mobile.
T-Mobile also announced that it has added DirecTV Now to Binge On which caps streaming resolution to DVD or better quality and doesn’t count data used for streaming content from supported services against the monthly allotment.