Buying at AT&T store - family plan question

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by wahoo10, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. wahoo10 macrumors 6502

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    I'm on a family plan with my mom "owning" the plan. I'm planning to buy a 3GS to upgrade but remain on the family plan/same #. What info do I need at the store? Will she need to come? I'm a college student, so I'm paying for it entirely with my own money, but I'm wondering if she'll need to be there since it's her plan.
     
  2. KauaiBruce macrumors 6502a

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    She either must be with you or add you to the account as someone totally authorized to make changes.
     
  3. wahoo10 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks. Looks like we'll be having a date tonight :D rest of the family won't be around anyways, tonight could be a great dinner, great wine, and purchasing of the 3GS...what a night :p And, best of all, I'm not a whiner of how expensive the 32 giger is
     
  4. xanadeath macrumors 6502

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    You said it all
     
  5. AiralynRose macrumors 6502a

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    I assume you mean pre-ordering.
     
  6. PNutts macrumors 601

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    This is the most disturbing thing I've read today. :D
     
  7. wahoo10 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yup. I figure since I'm slapping down a credit card and have no intentions of "undo-ing", it's a purchase, just won't see the phone for a week

    P-NUTTS: hey, it's my mom, we have great girls' night outs, and both parents have taught me to appreciate good food/wine. And I'm finally legal :cool:
     
  8. dave006 Contributor

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    Not to break up your girls' night out but as indicated earlier in the thread, you mom can just add you an an authorized retail user online in about 2 minutes and then you can drop by the retail store to order anytime you are ready.

    How can I add a retail authorized user to my account?

    http://www.wireless.att.com/answer-...yncharset=UTF-8&solutionId=KB90110&isSrch=Yes

    Dave
     
  9. KauaiBruce macrumors 6502a

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    If you give most moms a choice they will take some time alone with their kid. I MY mother had the option of calling to put me on a plan or standing in line with me and going to dinner she would have been in the line.

    I am actually using the line I put on my family plan for my mother. Sadly she died 10 months later and I still had her phone waiting to cancel it next month. The extra $7 I pay a month was cheaper than closing it then. THAT line is ready for the upgrade so I can go to the 3g s on that one and cancel my 3G with less penalty than the crazy price to upgrade an existing 3g.
     
  10. PNutts macrumors 601

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    LOL. Thanks for taking it in the intended spirit.

    Anyway, if you are added to the account and your mom can't go with you I recommend trying to change something on the account *before* you go get the phone to make sure you are set up in AT&T's system correctly. I've seen more than one person who thought they were authorized get turned away without a phone. It was like being at the DMV.
     

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