Yesterday AT&T started sending text messages to its iPhone customers, offering them 1,000 bonus rollover minutes. After waiting a few hours for my SMS to come in, I kinda forgot all about it until I saw a tweet from TUAW’s Victor Agreda confirming AT&T’s “gift”.

Don’t you think AT&T has been very generous lately? First they offered unlimited data to some special customers, then they changed their texting plans to give us more for less, then they gave 20% off iPhone accessories and 2GB of free data to tethering customers, and finally, they are offering free mobile to mobile calling to some of their customers.

If I didn’t know any better, I’d think that AT&T is trying to prevent us from switching to Verizon

Of course they are trying to keep us away from Big Red, and you can’t really blame them for that. The best part of this competition between AT&T and Verizon is that we, customers, end up with more options, usually at a lower price.

If you haven’t received your text message from AT&T offering you 1,000 minutes, you can enroll simply by texting “Yes” to 11113020. I can confirm it worked!

So, what do you think about AT&T’s extra kindness towards its customers? Don’t you enjoy the results of this competition between the 2 carriers?