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 6502

    Mar 30, 2011
    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, add another iPhone line (4S also purchased from, 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


    May 14, 2008
    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


    Oct 26, 2007
    Hudson MA
    when you ordered from 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 6502

    Mar 30, 2011
    I did add a line when I ordered from, 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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