Getting another Iphone through ATT

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by phas3, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. phas3 macrumors 65816

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    hey guys, I want to get my little sister an iphone 4. She wants a touch but rather than spending more on the touch, att has a refurb Iphone for 100.00. If I add another line so I can get her the iphone how does that work? I have never added a line to my current iphone. She won't be using the phone to call people as she's only like 10, do our minutes become shared or I will have to pay another 100 monthly on my plan?
     
  2. tbobmccoy macrumors 6502a

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    If you add a line, you'll pay for the phone and your rate will increase by 10 a month. Keep in mind that AT&T will require a data plan for an iPhone, so you'll also have to pay at least $15 a month for the data.

    Family plans have different minute allotments than individual plans. The lowest is 550 min, which is what I have. We've got tons of rollover minutes (thanks at&t for the free 1000 minutes!) so it works well for us!
     
  3. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    An iPod touch requires neither a contract no a monthly plan. Is it really worth paying thousands (or event hundreds) of dollars and signing a new contract to save $200?
     
  4. phas3 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    so I would be paying 135 every month, my monthly right now is 100 with my iphone. 135 a month, and she'll get an iphone in which she can use as an ipod/touch as well as a phone if she ever needs to get a hold of me or my parents...I think that's worth it
     
  5. HitchHykr macrumors 6502a

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    It may be more than $35 difference. You have to compare what individual voice plan you have now vs. the family plan that you'll need to get.
     
  6. mofunk macrumors 68000

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  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Agreed, for a 10 year old is not worth getting an i4.
    It will cost you alot more in the long run over the 2 years and you will have to upgrade your plan to a more expensive family plan, add data etc...
     
  8. Al Coholic macrumors 6502

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    That's really dumb. What 10 year old is going to take care of an iPhone?

    Get the Touch and a cheap-assed no contract phone if you're that hell-bent on getting the little urchin a voice trinket.
     
  9. iApples macrumors 65816

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    What grade is 10 years old? I'm getting too old to even remember? That's what like grade 4-5? She's way to young to own an iPhone. WAY to young. My first phone was in grade 8 and it was this crappy flip phone that didn't do anything but make calls. I don't even think it had games on it. And that was back when having a camera on your phone was 'insanely cool'.
     
  10. lucas123 macrumors member

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    Get her what she wants.

    The extra phone line will most likely cost you much more than expected, and guaranteed an iphone 4 will be broken or stolen within a month.
     
  11. lucas123 macrumors member

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    Oh, and it is awesome of you to look after your little sister like that.
     

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