Cost of adding iPhone 4 to family plan

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by HurdSL, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. HurdSL macrumors newbie

    Aug 2, 2011
    San Francisco
    I'm currently in an at&t family plan with my father who has an iPhone 4. As of now, I have a 'dumb phone' for which we pay $15/month for unlimited data, and $5/month for 200 texts, in addition to the cost of having the line for talk (I believe it's $10/month?). I've been looking into upgrading to an iPhone 4 on contract price, however I'm not sure how this would affect our monthly bill; could anyone give me some insight into how much extra we'd pay.

    Thanks so much
  2. nutmac macrumors 68040

    Mar 30, 2004
    Price wise, you can add iPhone 4 at the same exact price.

    For AT&T, total additional cost to existing family plan is:
    • $9.99 for additional line (if needed)
    • $15 for 200 MB/month data plan or $25 for 2 GB/month data plan
    • $10 for 1000 messages or $20 for unlimited messages (you may be able to grandfather existing $5 for 200 message feature)
  3. ViPhone macrumors 6502

    Jun 2, 2010
    Miami, Florida
    It's interesting. I believe that under the family plan, the iPhone will become the primary phone and will have the first-phone $60 base fee attached to it.

    That's how it is with me at the very least. The rest of the phones on the plan will become $9.99 a piece. There doesn't seem to be a way to avoid a $100-$120.
  4. awer25 macrumors 65816


    Apr 30, 2011
    That's not necessarily true. I have the only iPhone 4 on our family plan and I'm not the primary line.
  5. nutmac macrumors 68040

    Mar 30, 2004
    Are you on Verizon? One of my friends on Verizon told me of this awhile back. I am curious as to if this rule still holds.
  6. saberahul macrumors 68040

    Nov 6, 2008
    4 iPhone 4's on Verizon. Bill? $210/month (wah wah wah wah)
  7. ap3604 macrumors 68000

    Jan 11, 2011
    My mom had an iPhone on an individual Att plan at $70/month for:
    - $40/mo for 450 minutes
    - $30/mo for unlimited data

    I joined up with her on a family plan and now the bill is $105/mo for both of us having iPhones:
    - $60/mo for 550 minutes shared between both lines
    - $30/mo unlimited data for her
    - $15/mo 200mb of data for me

    With her 15% corporate discount the cost of me being on the plan is a $30/mo increase which I pay her ($20/mo increase in voice costs and $15/mo for data divided by 15% = $29.75) :)
  8. ViPhone macrumors 6502

    Jun 2, 2010
    Miami, Florida

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