AT&T Shared data plan

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by phr0ze, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. phr0ze macrumors 6502a

    Jun 14, 2012
    Columbia, MD
    Thinking of moving to the shared plan. I have 2 friends who are paying as single on a carrier but want iphone and better service. I think I can add the two friends and my 3 family phones over to a shared 10GB plan and end up saving me a little money. It would cost me $30 to add each, but I can charge them $60.

    Too much hassle? I hate my high phone bill. Anyone thought of this/tried this?
  2. cutienoua macrumors member

    Sep 30, 2012
    not a good idea!
    OK for family but def. not for friends!
  3. SR45 macrumors 65832


    Aug 17, 2011
    I really hope they are the very best of friends that have a job. What if they tell you they cannot pay up this or that month ? Family maybe, friends, no
  4. blevins321 macrumors 68030

    Dec 24, 2010
    Winnipeg, MB
    I'm in a family plan with 2 of my closest friends, and one of their mothers. Haven't ever had a problem. We all just go online at and pay our portion of the bill directly. Comes out to $30 for a dumb phone and $51 for a smartphone with 3Gb or unlimited data.

    Saves a ton of money. I've even been bugging another friend to take the 5th line and decrease each price by another $6-7.

    But yeah as the others here said. Make sure that you trust them to be responsible every month.
  5. nostresshere macrumors 68030

    Dec 30, 2010
    remember, if the others do not pay - TOUGH LUCK. You are the ONLY person responsible.

    I had a brother on my plan. He kept running up extra charges and did not pay. Cut him off.
  6. phr0ze thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 14, 2012
    Columbia, MD
    i was thinking of asking for a 150 security deposit. If they dont pay the $60, I have a little cushion. If they dissapear, I find someone who wants the line, go to att and move it to a new sim.

    The people loose their number and the $150. Worse case is i pay to cancel the line and im out another $150.

    There are risks.. you all are right. But I think it may work.
  7. compwiz1202 macrumors regular

    May 20, 2010
    I could live with the not paying part since I could just suspend them, but I would be worried about them using over their share of data then you can get crazy overages.
  8. CSpackler macrumors regular


    Jun 22, 2010
    On a plane
    The fact that this is even a possibility tells me this is a terrible idea.

    Have you really thought this through, how much you'll be on the hook for, your credit rating, etc...

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