AT&T Follows Verizon
AT&T (American Telephone & Telegraph) is the largest provider in the United States that provides voice, video, data, and Internet etc. AT&T is the largest provider of mobile telephone and of fixed telephone in the United States and worldwide. This company was founded March 3, 1885; and is the 17th largest company in the world by market. Almost everyone have AT&T and some have no problem using it.
However, since Verizon decided to do something, AT&T decided to follow them and do the exact same thing which is changed its upgrade policy into 24 months instead of 20months. AT&T still offers an early upgrade incentive for people who are six months into their contracts. People with contracts that end next March will still be able to upgrade at the 20-month time, but for those whose contracts ends in March or later will be expected to the new policy. On June 9, 2013 AT&T had announced that they customer will have to wait 24 months to buy a new phone but they still is eligible to upgrade, something is better than nothing. Following Verizon’s footsteps is not a good because AT&T is taking it a little bit too far. If they start offering early upgrades to qualified customers, once their stock rooms begin filling up with unsold units then many people won’t have a problem with it. However, if the customers have to wait a whole 24 months, some might just find a new carrier to go with instead of waiting that long just to upgrade and it will also be cheaper. Some people think that since AT&T is changing their upgrade plan from 20 months to 24 months, they think it will be better to just get a no-contract phone instead of waiting an extra 4 months.