Family Plan line to go with an iphone

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  1. jrcsh6 macrumors 6502

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    As a line on a family plan 2100. when i go to get the phone on friday will they just add a 30$ fee to the bill for the next 2 years like the original iphone? or do i literally have to change the whole plan?
     
  2. bmms8 macrumors 68020

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    it will be $30 for data, and $10 for adding a line, so a total of $40 per month. If you are upgrading a line then it will just be $30.
     
  3. McGiord, Jul 4, 2008
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  4. bmms8 macrumors 68020

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    that is assuming you are purchasing two iphones for a family plan. his question is about adding an iphone tp an existing family plan. it works out to $130 because the 700 minutes for two lines is $70 plus the $60 more for both data plans.
     
  5. Van Wildonher macrumors 6502a

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    Bit off topic, but generally the same...

    So my Mom has this plan "Nation 450 Rollover & 5000 Night/Weekend & Unlimited Mobile-To-Mobile Minutes
    MONTHLY COST: $39.99" + $20.00 unlimited texts.

    To add a 3G iPhone on this plan would it have to be converted to a family talk plan? Can people get more than one plan? Like could she sign up for a new line/contract and get the 199/299 price?
     
  6. dave006 Contributor

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    OK, you have a couple of choices here, Option 1 will almost always be cheaper depending on the number of plan minutes.

    1. Convert to a FamilyTalk plan and add an add-a-line for you (the new line would qualify for the $199/$299 price). How may minutes would you need as the FamilyTalk plans? For example the FT 700 would be $69 for the (2) voice lines 60 for the first, and 9 for your line. Total = $69+$30 iPHone data plan +$30 for Unlimited texting for both lines.. 129+tax+fees.. $36 activation fee (one time)

    2. Your mother could add an iPhone line of service. Lowest one is $69.99 which include the voice plan and the data plan. This is the same as the "National 450 Rollover & 5000 N/W ... as in your post with the addition of the new iPhone 3G data plan ($30). If you want unlimited texts, add $20 just like in your post. Total additional cost = $89.99+tax + $36 activation fee (one time)
     
  7. d.mcdgll macrumors newbie

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    In the same boat, thank you for that explanation. I've been searching for a clear answer on that!

    ... So, I have to change my # to be in my family's area code, and I'm worried that would complicate the purchasing process. To make things go smoother, should I go ahead and switch my line to the family's line prior to iDay? I would hate for that to somehow affect my upgrade status or something. :(
     
  8. Van Wildonher macrumors 6502a

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    I'm looking for the lowest available rate as I don't use many minutes. 700 would be more than enough for both of us.
     
  9. lesliegolf macrumors regular

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    Not 100% sure on this one, but....

    I would call ATT. If you set something up now, you can risk losing your new user upgrade, etc. I would think the best thing to do would be to put your name on the family account for now so no one has to join you in line.

    I actually still have my old phone on Verizon. It just sits on my desk on the lowest rate plan and forwards all my calls to my iPhone. Just waiting for the contract to end.
     
  10. McGiord, Jul 5, 2008
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    I my case I have an iPhone already and would like to hand it over to my wife and buy the new 3G for me.
    In this scenario can we get the 700 min family plan for $70/month ?
    + $20 for the iPhone EDGE & 200 SMS + $30 for the iPhone 3G = $120 + taxes and the incomprehensible fees, so me and my wife can split the SMS?
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