How long have to leave AT&T in order to transfer same number back to AT&T and have them consider it "new service" or "new line"?
I recently left AT&T post-paid (many years a customer) to Verizon prepaid, expressly for the purpose of (eventually) transferring back to AT&T in the future and qualifying for its one-year, $300, 8gb/mo plan (with unlimited calls and texts in U.S., Canada, and Mexico; and mobile hostspot included).
Question: How long before I can switch back and qualify? I read somewhere six months, but cannot find a definitive answer. Speculation is not really helpful . . . .
BTW, I just moved my brother from Sprint to this AT&T one-year prepaid plan. Despite their online system saying they would charge my cc $305 when activated ($300 plan +$5 for sim they mailed him), they in fact charged my card $333. When I called to seek a $28 refund for the unauthorized charges, they refused, and claimed that the charge was $300 + $33 in local taxes and 911 fees. I understand their rationale, but still consider this theft, since I never authorized that extra charge. So I have disputed it with Visa (not holding my breath).
I understand that folks have avoided taxes by buying AT&T prepaid cards at Target (?). But I doubt that you can actually set up the one-year plan with those, and avoid the fees. So instead of $25/mo, the one-year prepaid plan really works out to $27.75/mo. Still not bad for 8gb/mo, I suppose.