AT&T Family Talk 550 Plan

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by wateron, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. wateron macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2010
    This plan is offered with the iphone on AT&T's web site but not offered when ordering on the Apple web site, anyone know why? I called AT&T & they said it is available so why can't you get it from the Apple web site. It's $59.99 compared with the $69.99 for the 700 minute on the Apple site. I don't need 700 minutes. Want to get 2 iphone 4's
  2. LAS22 macrumors regular


    Jun 22, 2008
    short answer is: "...only available in certain areas."

    for whatever reason, it's based on you location. no real [easy] way around it.
  3. cthoops macrumors member

    Jun 11, 2010
    I was experiencing the same thing, which is why I ended up ordering through AT&T and choosing fewer minutes. I probably won't even use the 500, let alone the 700.
  4. maximus96 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 25, 2007
    apple doesn't offer than plan for some reason. when i bought the 3GSs, i went thru apple and chose the 700 minute plan, then called AT&T after activation to change it to the 550 minute plan. a 5 minute phone call at most
  5. Centient macrumors 6502

    Oct 20, 2009
    It's interesting to note that AT&T stores in my area were only touting the 700 minute plan as well. When I asked about it they said the 550 plan was available online only.

    Of course they also said they wouldn't waive the activation fees either. Another online only deal... Suffice it to say I chose to order online.
  6. wateron thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2010
    It is available in my area (95050) but even putting in the zip code on the Apple site doesn't come up with the plan - will just get it thru AT&T if they ever get more phones available!
  7. cheapa55 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 29, 2007
    I did the same when I bought the 3G. Just sign up for the 700 plan, then call at&t to drop it to the 550 plan.
  8. wateron thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2010
    So your able to change plans whenever you want?
  9. huskerchad macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2002
    I have always been able to. If you get someone who says no, hang up and call back (assuming you can't just do it for yourself on the website).
  10. beebo87 macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2010
    i signed up for the 700 minute plan jsut to get the phone. then i'm nplanning on waiting a few days and calling AT&T to switch to 550
  11. dave006 Contributor


    Jul 3, 2008
    Just West of East
    Yes, the rate plan is not the same as the two-service commitment ( contract ). So you can change rate plan without breaking your contract.

    Another couple of notes:

    1. FamilyTalk 550 not available everywhere so it is not listed as a "National Plan" on AT&T or Apple.

    2. There is a limit of 3 lines instead of the 5 lines that are available on other FamilyTalk rate plans.

    3. When you change rate plans on a "Rollover" rate plan you will only be able to carry over the number of minutes for the new rate plan. So if you have 800 Rollover minutes and you switch from the 700 to the 550 plan, you can only carry over 550 of your 800 minutes.

  12. powerbook911 macrumors 68040


    Mar 15, 2005
    I've had this plan since the original iPhone (it wasn't offered by Apple then either). AT&T has thus far had no issue with me being on this plan. I think they don't mind at all. It is limited to 3 lines as stated though.

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