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RumorHasIt....
Jul 2, 2008, 04:15 AM
When I upgrade from 2g to 3g iphone (family plan with other non iphones), do I get to keep my current rollover minutes?



justanothernerd
Jul 2, 2008, 07:34 AM
good question - I was wondering this myself...

Sweetbike40
Jul 2, 2008, 08:13 AM
I don't have an iPhone but i assume it would be the same for any phone as far as rollover minutes. I upgraded a couple of weeks ago (i'm on the fence about the iPhone right now but have 30 days to return this new phone) and my rollover minutes remain. I went from a RAZR to a Samsung Blackjack 2 (3G) and my rollover minutes are still there.

Eddie L.
Jul 2, 2008, 08:34 AM
If you upgrade from one Rollover plan to another (which it sounds like you will be doing), you get to keep your Rollover Minutes with one limit. You can only keep one month's worth of Rollover Minutes when you change plans. For example, let's say you are currently on the Family Talk 1400 plan and you have 1200 Rollover Minutes. If you upgrade to the Family Talk 2100, then you get to keep all of your Rollover Minutes because 1200 minutes is lower than your new monthly plan amount. However, if you are downgrading to the Family Talk 700 plan, then your Rollover Minutes get reduced down to 700 minutes when you change to that plan.

With that being said, if you just add an iPhone to your account, you are really not doing anything to the cell phone portion of your plan so your Rollover Minutes are not affected. Adding an iPhone to your account really only affects the data portion of your plan. I had the same situation when I purchased the 1st gen iPhone. I actually changed from an Individual Plan with Rollover (I think it was 600 minutes per month) to the Unity Family Plan 1400 (brought my wife over from Verizon). I kept the Rollover minutes but only up to 1400 minutes (I think I had built up around 2000 Rollover minutes prior to then).

question fear
Jul 2, 2008, 08:51 AM
Eddie L is dead-on. I've changed phones several times and never lost my rollover minutes since I've kept the same voice plan throughout.

citron230
Jul 2, 2008, 08:53 AM
If you have the same minutes on your voice plan, you get to keep them. ie, I have the 450 minute plan, and will be getting the 3G 450 minute plan. I will be able to keep all of my rollover minutes, all 1100 of them.

When you change voice minutes, that is when you loose you rollover minutes. I think they don't want you to bank them up and then reduce your voice plan and use you saved rollover minutes.

PhightinPhils26
Jul 2, 2008, 09:02 AM
You can keep all of your rollover minutes as long as you don't change your voice plan.

ghayenga
Jul 2, 2008, 09:47 AM
If you have the same minutes on your voice plan, you get to keep them. ie, I have the 450 minute plan, and will be getting the 3G 450 minute plan. I will be able to keep all of my rollover minutes, all 1100 of them.

When you change voice minutes, that is when you loose you rollover minutes. I think they don't want you to bank them up and then reduce your voice plan and use you saved rollover minutes.

That's basically it. If you *upgrade* your plan, i.e. from 450 minutes to 700 minutes, you get to keep your rollover minutes, but not if you downgrade. Or at least that's what AT&T told me.

RumorHasIt....
Jul 3, 2008, 02:54 AM
Great! Thanks for the replies.

PrimeXample
Jul 3, 2008, 03:06 AM
i am currently on the FamilyTalk Nation 1250 Rollover & Unlimited Night/Weekend & Unlimited Mobile-To-Mobile Minutes plan and used to have 3 people on the plan... now i only have 2

i have over 7000 rollover minutes and i lose out on about 700-800 rollover minutes every month, they start to expire after a 12 month billing cylcle.

when i upgrade i want to lower my plan... anyone think i will be able to keep my rollover minutes????

Eddie L.
Jul 3, 2008, 12:59 PM
i am currently on the FamilyTalk Nation 1250 Rollover & Unlimited Night/Weekend & Unlimited Mobile-To-Mobile Minutes plan and used to have 3 people on the plan... now i only have 2

i have over 7000 rollover minutes and i lose out on about 700-800 rollover minutes every month, they start to expire after a 12 month billing cylcle.

when i upgrade i want to lower my plan... anyone think i will be able to keep my rollover minutes????

See my post above. You will only get to keep one month's worth of Rollover Minutes based on which plan you downgrade to. I think that you would be downgrading to Family Talk 700, so you would only get to keep 700 Rollover Minutes after you downgrade, if that is the case.