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AT&T Cellular Service through Costco

April 23rd, 2008 · 3 Comments

Last week my mom and I were talking and she said she wanted to get a new cell phone and service. Since she knew she wanted to get AT&T because that’s what my sister and I both have, that made it a little easier. It also made me remember that Costco had recently announced that AT&T was now a partner, but I didn’t know exactly what that meant. So, I checked out the AT&T plans on their website and then went to Costco.com to see what they had to offer from AT&T.

It turns out that the prices for the plans are the same, so you won’t be getting a monthly savings because of your Costco membership. However, the savings comes from the deals on the phones. First, all Costco members get a Bluetooth headset, car charger, and a case, for free, when you purchase a phone. If you’ve priced that stuff, it is a nice savings of anywhere from $50 to $100 or so, depending on your phone. And it doesn’t matter what phone you buy, everyone gets the free accessories. So, already you’re up to a nice amount of savings and we haven’t even talked about the deals that they have on the phones themselves.

Nokia 6085The phones that they offer vary by zip code and seem to change over time. For instance, the phone that my mom got for free, the Nokia 6085, is no longer offered with the Costco deals. In any case, there are plenty of great phones that you can get for free, including some that you would have to actually pay for if not for your Costco membership. They have deals on the BlackBerry Curve, the cool AT&T Tilt, and the new GPS-capable Moto Z9, but sadly, no Apple iPhone.

The sign up process can all be done online and takes about 10-15 minutes. The hardest and most time-consuming part is finding the phone and the rate plan that fits your needs. Another thing that everyone gets free is your activation fee, which is $39. And yet another Costco benefit is that you get free express shipping of your phone and accessories. So, my mom ordered her phone on Tuesday and had it by Friday. Not to mention, she ended up not having to pay anything on the day she signed up because she got a free phone; no payment until her first bill!

I think that the real savings is the free accessory pack, free activation, and free shipping, since some of the phones are somewhat similarly priced for non-Costco members on the AT&T website. However, that isn’t always the case, so a little comparison shopping is definitely a good idea. Of course, through AT&T you won’t get the free accessories or the free activation and almost certainly no free express shipping. I just wanted to let everyone know how easy, quick, and completely cheap it was to sign up for a new mobile phone service with AT&T through Costco.

To get to the AT&T deals you’ll need to go to Costco.com and click on the menu item for Electronics: Telephones & Cellular. Once there, click on the big AT&T Deals link, which takes you to a special part of the AT&T site for Costco members.

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