AT&T Family plan Upgrade Ques?ion

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by lomafor, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. lomafor macrumors member

    lomafor

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    Hi All, here is a question:

    A family plan has 4 lines. All lines are eligible for devices upgrade. One phone has been upgrade to iphone 4, which extended the family plan another 2yrs. Now if upgrading the remaining 3 phones to discount phones listed on AT&T as well, will the family plan be extended 6 more years? (2 yrs x 3)

    I have heard, many time, that some people get iPhones 4s for all lines of their family plan. Wouldn't that make their contracts to up to 10 years? (if they open 5 lines, all upgrade to iPhone 4s) If it is true, isn't that crazy? (esp. with AT&T).

    The reason I bring up this question is a AT&T online chat agent told me that it is true that those 2yrs extended contract for each individual line will sum up to 2-10 years. I found it unbelievable. I want to upgrade all my lines.
     
  2. menehune macrumors newbie

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    No. When you upgrade one line, you are only extending the contract for the one line. It does not affect all lines on your plan. So if you have 4 lines eligible for upgrade and you get 4 iphone 4's, the contract for all 4 lines will expire in 2 years. In fact, if you look at upgrade eligibility, you will see that the contract end date for the one line that already has the iphone 4 is two years in the future and the other 3 lines end date will be either now or sometime within the next 6 months (I assume, since they are eligible for upgrade now).
     
  3. eawmp1 macrumors 601

    eawmp1

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    Upgrading each phone to an iPhone affects the date that person can next upgrade, but the contract is 2 years total whether 1 or 4 phones are iPhones.
     
  4. lomafor thread starter macrumors member

    lomafor

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    Thanks for replying

    so what the AT&T online chat agent has told me that they will add up to 8 years if I upgrade all 4 lines in my family plan to new devices are totally bulls**t? :(
     
  5. menehune macrumors newbie

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    Yup.
     
  6. lomafor thread starter macrumors member

    lomafor

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    I just checked, all phone lines shown "Contract has ended" except the iphone 4 line which has just upgrade.

    anyone knows that can I buy those discount devices from newegg.com, amazon deals or any 3rd party retailer brick store(not just from AT&T websites) ?

    any other good websites that I can buy phone with AT&T deals?

    Thanks!!
     
  7. Carl G35c macrumors 6502

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    yes you can upgrade anywhere that is an authorized agent.
    best buy mobile has instant rebates
     

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