Family Upgrading to iPhone - Seek Advice

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by lego8, Jul 6, 2009.

  1. lego8 macrumors regular


    Mar 9, 2008

    Before I pose my question, let me explain my situation:

    Currently we have 3 iPhones and 2 iPhone plans with ATT. One family member just bought a 3GS, so his 3G is now idle. I, myself, have a 3G. That makes 3 iPhones. What we want is to move an existing ATT wireless (non-iPhone) account to the idle iPhone and upgrade my iPhone 3G to a 3GS (keeping the same number). Then, we want to move another existing ATT wireless (non-iPhone [BlackBerry]) account to my 3G. This would make our plan 4 iPhones in all; 2 3G and 2 3G S.

    I'm wondering if there's any iPhone family plan that could match our needs in this scenario.

    Thanks in advance,
  2. d21mike macrumors 68040


    Jul 11, 2007
    Torrance, CA
    Not sure about your question. I assume what you want is a normal family plan where you share the voice minutes (depending on how many minutes you need). After that "each" iphone must have a $30 unlimited data plan. After that you may want to get the unlimited text message plan for $30 per month that all can share. I have 4 iPhones (2 3g and 2 3gs) and that is what I do.
  3. lego8 thread starter macrumors regular


    Mar 9, 2008
    Can I upgrade my current 3G to a 3GS for a lower price? And can I do all this at an ATT wireless store?
  4. danpass macrumors 68020


    Jun 27, 2009
    Miami, FL
    My understanding and personal experience of upgrades is that they are tied to a certain number.

    I have upgraded line 1 and put the iPhone (and subsequent plan) on line 2 with no problem.

    The only difference with line 1 is that the plan contract (not phone/data contract) is renewed for another two years.

    There is one ATT store I 'trust' and I trust both Apple stores in my area. I would start at the Apple store nearest you.

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