AT&T has launched a new service for customers that sends out SMS alerts for nearby shopping deals. The service, dubbed AT&T Alerts, uses geolocation data to send customers nearby deals for participating retailers. If you're using a device on AT&T, when you are near a retailer such as Gap, Staples or Zales you'll receive a text alert with any special offers or discounts for those locations. The alerts are free and users can opt out at anytime. AT&T customers can text "JOIN" to ATTAlerts (288253787) to get started.
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AT&T Launches 'AT&T Alerts' to Give Customers Meaningful Offers From Nearby Merchants
Free Opt-in, Location-based Offers Service Puts Savings in the Pockets of AT&T Customers
DALLAS, Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Tired of sifting through coupons, surfing the web for discount codes, and getting bogged down by daily deal emails? AT&T Alerts, an innovative new service from AT&T*, can proactively deliver offers straight to AT&T wireless customers' phones--when and where they need them most.
Today, AT&T announced the launch of AT&T Alerts, a free opt-in, location-based text messaging alerts service that allows AT&T wireless customers nationwide to save money with relevant offers from nearby retailers on their mobile phones. AT&T Alerts uses geo-location technology and consumer preferences to deliver offers and rewards, without having to download an application.
How It Works
AT&T wireless customers text "JOIN" to ATTAlerts (288253787) to opt-in to the service and begin receiving discounts, rewards and offers via text message when they are near participating retailers and brands such as Gap, Staples, Zales, Last Call by Neiman Marcus, Duracell, Motorola, Discover, and many more. Customers can customize offer preferences and settings to receive offers most relevant to them by visiting http://alerts.att.com/join. Text messages to and from AT&T Alerts are free. As an added bonus, customers who sign-up for AT&T Alerts will receive $5 off with a $10 minimum purchase at ATT.com**. AT&T wireless customers can visit http://alerts.att.com/join to sign-up and learn more, or text "JOIN" to ATTAlerts (288253787) from their AT&T wireless phones.***
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
** $5 off certain accessories at ATT.com, $10 minimum purchase, see alerts.att.com/join for details
*** AT&T Alerts is not currently available for iPhone 5