Yes, you can get an AT&T email address even if you don’t work for them, but it’s specifically linked to using their internet services. AT&T, as a telecommunications company, offers email services to its customers, particularly those who subscribe to their internet or broadband services.
When you sign up for AT&T internet service, you’re typically given the option to create an email account that ends with domains like @att.net, @currently.com, or @sbcglobal.net (the latter being a remnant of AT&T’s acquisition of SBCGlobal). These email accounts are powered by Yahoo, due to a partnership between AT&T and Yahoo.
However, it’s important to note a few things:
- Availability: The availability of this service may depend on your location and the specific AT&T services you are subscribed to.
- Not for Non-Customers: These email addresses are not available to individuals who are not customers of AT&T services. You cannot sign up for an AT&T email if you do not have an AT&T service subscription.
- Policy Changes: Service offerings and policies can change, so it’s always a good idea to check the current terms and conditions on the AT&T website or contact their customer service for the most up-to-date information.
- Email Service Limitations: The email service offered by AT&T, while functional, might not have all the features and integrations offered by dedicated email service providers like Google’s Gmail or Microsoft’s Outlook.
If you’re already an AT&T customer and want to set up your AT&T email account, you can usually do this through your account management portal on the AT&T website or by contacting AT&T customer support for assistance.