Converging wireless and wireline plans is on all US carrier minds this year. In addition to Rollover Minutes, free mobile-to-mobile, the Unity Plan also includes unlimited night and weekend minutes. The plan is available to residential, Small business or postpaid GSM wireless customers. Here is the announcement:
"AT&T Inc. announced today that the AT&T Unity Plan ? the premier wireless-wireline converged calling plan ? is going to the next level. Now with the addition of wireless Rollover Minutes and fewer requirements, the plan allows more consumers and Small businesses to join America's largest free calling community and benefit from even greater value.
The changes to AT&T's Unity plan allow existing AT&T wireless customers to keep their Rollover Minutes and only require customers to have a combined bill for AT&T local and wireless service.
With the AT&T Unity plan, subscribers will not have to worry about using up their wireless Anytime Minutes when they make or receive calls from their wireless phone to 100 million-plus AT&T phone numbers.* In addition to free domestic wireless calling to and from other AT&T customer numbers, the AT&T Unity plan includes unlimited night and weekend minutes, as well as a package of Anytime Minutes. With the addition of Rollover Minutes, AT&T Unity customers will now be able to keep their unused wireless minutes for up to 12 months.
"AT&T has the largest calling network in the country, and now we are making it easier to join in and take advantage of the benefits," said Rick Welday, chief marketing officer, AT&T Consumer. "We are making significant strides to develop services that change the way consumers think about their communications. The AT&T Unity plans are clear examples of how AT&T is raising the bar when it comes to offering our customers flexibility and value."
AT&T Unity rate plans are available to new and existing AT&T-qualified residential, Small business or postpaid GSM wireless customers in the company's 22-state service area. The AT&T Unity plan provides the convenience of a single bill for wireline and wireless services, and customers are no longer required to subscribe to an unlimited AT&T wireline long distance calling plan.
Available residential AT&T Unity calling plans include:
* AT&T Unity Individual Plans. Five packages of 900 to 6,000 Anytime Minutes plus unlimited night and weekend minutes and unlimited free Unity Minutes for approximately $59.99 to $199.99 a month. Plans include nationwide long distance and roaming, voice mail, Call Forwarding, Call Waiting, 3-Way Calling, Caller ID and Rollover.
* AT&T Unity FamilyTalk Plans. Six packages offering 700 to 6,000 Anytime Minutes plus unlimited night and weekend minutes and unlimited free Unity Minutes for approximately $69.99 to $299.99 a month. Plans include nationwide long distance and roaming, voice mail, Call Forwarding, Call Waiting, 3-Way Calling, Caller ID for up to five lines (there is an additional cost for each line added) and Rollover.
Existing subscribers will automatically move to the new plans and will be able to take advantage of Rollover Minutes beginning in September. Customers who are interested in learning more about AT&T Unity rate plans can log on to www.att.com/unity or visit any AT&T retail store. Existing customers can call 877-TRY-UNITY to join the largest calling community by converting to an AT&T Unity plan.
For the complete array of AT&T offerings, visit www.att.com"