What Should I Ask At&t When Shopping for a Cellphone Provider?

This article outlines a number of questions to ask AT&T customer service when shopping for a cellphone plan. The article is broken into four sections: coverage, price and plans, data speeds and plan features. Each section has a few questions to ask regarding what AT&T has to offer.

AT&T Wireless has been a leader in cellphone service for decades, with retail stores all across the world. It is known as an industry leader when it comes to outstanding coverage, data and devices; however, you don't want to just jump into a plan without asking questions. What questions should you ask AT&T Wireless when shopping for a cellphone provider? You can contact customer service here, and below are questions you can ask when you make that call.

Coverage Area

AT&T has one of the best coverage areas for cellphone service in the business, but you want to make sure they are the best option for your area. By providing your ZIP code, AT&T can tell you what coverage is like in your area (or if they are not available in your area). You can also ask the questions below:

  • How many towers are in your geographical area?
  • What kind of network does AT&T use? Does it have a 5G network, and what is the range of 5G coverage?
  • How does AT&T guarantee coverage?

Plans and Prices

Cellphone service cost is a huge concern for many shoppers when purchasing a plan. Below are questions you can ask customer service to get the best plan for the best price:

  • What plans are available through AT&T Wireless?
  • Does AT&T offer discounts such as senior discounts, military discounts, autopay discounts, or other affiliation promotions?
  • What promotional plans are running at the time of your call?
  • What bundles does AT&T offer to help lower your overall costs?
  • How much are AT&T devices?
  • What are the terms of the contracts, and does AT&T have pay-as-you-go plans that don't require a contract?
  • What phones and tablets are available for purchase from AT&T, and how much do those devices cost?
  • How are device upgrades calculated?

Data Speeds

High-speed data available drives the decision for many customers. If you are interested in streaming or gaming from your device, you want to make sure you have sufficient data to run those applications. Below are some questions you can ask about data speeds:

  • Does AT&T Wireless offer unlimited data?
  • What are the various data plans available?
  • If you get a limited data plan, what happens if you reach your data threshold?
  • How does AT&T guarantee data speeds?

Plan Features

Along with data speeds, you want to know what plan features are available on your device. Here are some questions to ask about plan features:

  • Does your plan include international text and talk?
  • What are the parental controls on your new plan, and how do you activate those control?
  • How does the family plan work regarding data usage?
  • Does your plan include mobile hotspots to link your laptop to WIFI in remote areas?
  • Does your plan include device location services or device insurance? What are the terms of the plan insurance?

Asking questions when shopping for a cellphone plan help ensure you get the plan, device and price you want and the service and support you need to make it work for you. AT&T customer service can be reached here.

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