Can a new customer pre-order a family plan?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by CoryBoyUSA, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. CoryBoyUSA macrumors member

    Aug 7, 2007
    I swear I've looked everywhere on these forums (by browsing a couple days' worth of posts AND searching) and I can't really find this exact answer:

    Can I, as a new AT&T customer, pre-order two iPhone 4's through next week on a family plan? I know currently it appears that it would let me sign up for a family plan if I wanted the current model, but I dunno if that ability will still be possible on the 15th. And, even if it would indeed let me sign up for the family plan, would let me pre-order two phones right away, or would I only be able to get one up front and have to wait on the other?

    Also, another thread here indicated AT&T wouldn't let debit cards be used for pre-orders, but that's not a problem for Apple, is it?
  2. dave006 Contributor


    Jul 3, 2008
    Just West of East
    OK you missed the iPhone Upgrade Guide and Question #17:

    17. How many devices can I preorder? AT&T and Apple stores will sell one iPhone 4 per person for new customers, and one device per household for new orders placed online. Existing customers may purchase one per eligible telephone number online or through our stores.


    In the past, if you wanted to order via, you were able to order individual lines and then merge them into a FamliTalk rate plan after you completed the activation steps.

    Just a reminder that your actual experience may vary from the Upgrade Guide since both AT&T and Apple can make changes to the process at any time. The current FAQ states the following concerning multiple iPhone purchases ( 3G and 3GS ). Note, as you indicated, the current order process allows you to select a FamilyTalk rate plan during the order process but the FAQ state the following...

    How do I buy multiple iPhones?

    Pick up your first iPhone at an Apple Retail Store and an Apple Retail associate can help you purchase additional iPhones.


  3. CoryBoyUSA thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 7, 2007
    Sorry. I saw question #17 in one of the threads on the forum and just totally overlooked the "and Apple" part of the sentence for some reason.

    Also, to whomever stickies the guides on here, I suggest that it's changed to say "iPhone Upgrade and Purchase Guide" since new customers may not even look at it, thinking the info in the guide only applies to upgrades.

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