Can you add an out of contract iphone to a family plan w/o starting contract?

StangGT909

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Dec 28, 2008
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Wife fulfilled her 2 year agreement with ATT and just re-up'ed to an iphone 5.

Due to job reasons, I do not want a 2-year contract on my phone.


Can I add her previous, now unused deactivated iphone 4, to my family plan, without having a contract?

I am not buying any equipment so it should be a no brainer, but you never know.
 

sawah

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Sep 13, 2010
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As far as I know, if you already have the phone it would just be a month to month contract.
 

darngooddesign

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While this is a question for you carrier, when I have used older iPhone, while waiting for the new one, it has never extended my contract or affected the subsidy discount on the new phone.
 

satchow

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Yep. I added an out of contract iPhone 4 to my plan about 6 months ago. They charged me like $36 like an ***** would though for the activation fee.
I was able to get subsidized pricing on that line on an iPhone 5 also 2 weeks ago.
 

StangGT909

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Thank you, this is what I expected.

The $36 activation is a joke, but it's still cheaper than the alternative.

Thanks for the quick response
 

nostresshere

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Wife fulfilled her 2 year agreement with ATT and just re-up'ed to an iphone 5.

Due to job reasons, I do not want a 2-year contract on my phone.


Can I add her previous, now unused deactivated iphone 4, to my family plan, without having a contract?

I am not buying any equipment so it should be a no brainer, but you never know.
Yes, no problem adding all the lines you want with your own phone. In fact, had a brother on our plan for a bit. He went into ATT store and bought a $10 cheap phone. Worked fine.

Am a bit curious about not wanting contract though?