Best way to add a line and change to family plan with AT&T??

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by aloecool, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. aloecool macrumors regular

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    Okay, I need some advice here on the easiest way to do this: I currently have an iphone line with AT&T with just an individual plan (grandfathered unlimited data).

    I want to: Upgrade my current line from 3GS to 4S (I already purchased from Apple.com), add another iPhone line (4S also purchased from Apple.com), and then start a Family Plan with AT&T while keeping my unlimited data and $5 text plan.

    So...I'm thinking that once I get the phones, I can just open them and activate both within iTunes and have two individuals lines. And then I'll just call AT&T to merge them into a single Family Plan. Am I missing anything? Would it be easier to go into an AT&T retail store to take care of the Family Plan part?

    Obviously I would like to just be able to do everything from home and not leave the house...however, it's more important that everything goes smooth and I don't end up losing my unlimited or $5 texting.

    Any advice?
     
  2. djransom macrumors 68040

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    A phone call can merge your individual lines in to a family plan. Your data and text would remain the same unless you choose otherwise.
     
  3. optophobia macrumors 6502a

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    when you ordered from Apple.com why didn't you just add a line then ?

    Anyway If you have added a new line you will only be able to keep your unlimited data and $5 text plan on one phone. The new line won't qualify for either unfortunately.
     
  4. aloecool thread starter macrumors regular

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    I did add a line when I ordered from Apple.com, but I was only able to add an individual line (vs creating a family plan from Apple's website. I could've done it with preorder from AT&T, but I wanted to avoid that mess). Yeah, I know I can only keep it on my current line, which is fine with me as long as I don't lose it.
     

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