AT&T Considers Having Some Customers Watch Ads On Phones Before Making Calls Or Texting

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – AT&T is tossing around the idea of having some customers watch advertisements on their phone before making a phone call or send a text message. CEO John Stankey says he thinks some customers might be interested in accepting ads on their phones to save $5 or $10 on their monthly bills.

The idea has been tried in the past by other carriers, but it’s never been successful. Now, AT&T says it has a lot more data on customers, which means ads could be better targeted.

Our question of the night: would you be willing to watch an advertisement before making a phone call?

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