Iphone 3g family plans...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by flatlandy, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. flatlandy macrumors newbie

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    I was just wondering what I'm actually going to pay monthly for a family plan. It would be for two lines, the lowest amount of minutes (450 or 550 I think), no text messages, and data plans for both. I keep looking around online but I do not see any concrete information.

    Any help would be appreciated!
     
  2. Niiro13 macrumors 68000

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    There's nothing specific about the 3G iPhone yet...so all we can go on are the standard AT&T plans:

    $59.99 for 550 Minutes

    Since both lines are 3G iPhones, then it'd be another $60 added.

    So you'd be paying $119.99 a month.
     
  3. nintendude macrumors 6502

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  4. Niiro13 macrumors 68000

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    Hmm, I didn't see the 450 Family Plan online =/
     
  5. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    550 minute family plan = $59.99 (technically $50.00 + $9.99)
    data plans are $29.99 (so $59.98)

    You're looking at about $120, plus about $10 extra for all the fees and taxes. They end up being about $4-5 per phone line.
     
  6. wwooden macrumors 68000

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    I don't think the 9.99 fee is required with two lines; I thought they only charged that if you had more than two lines. I could be wrong though.

    I'm looking at possibly doing a family plan with my parents when the iPhone 3g comes out. I live in Vermont now, the only state where AT&T doesn't have its own coverage, but will be moving to NC in a few weeks for a job. Both my parents really want an iPhone and have been waiting for six months, hoping AT&T would come here. When I move, we may start a family plan for the three of us. Doesn't look like it will save a whole lot. We will were looking at the 1400 minute plan for $89.99. Plus 9.99 for a third line, then 3 data plans, and $30 for unlimited texts for all lines. That comes to $220. I figure it will have about $20 in fees as well. So it doesn't really save much over getting individual plans, but does give each unlimited text messages.
     
  7. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    1) The 550 Family Plan isn't available in all areas. I noticed this when I still had a friend's northern Miss. ZIP code in and didn't see it, but I saw it when I had my Atlanta-area ZIP in there. Weird, yah. So I should mention it may be 550 minutes for $59.99, or you may be stuck paying another $10 for about 700 or so minutes.

    2) If someone was asking about the $9.99, that's just how they account it on my bill. It's a $59.99 plan, but it shows up as $50 for the first line, $9.99 for the next one. I can add a third (which I have) for another $9.99. So I've got 3 voice lines for $80/month plus all those stupid taxes.

    If this is highly confusing to anybody, well, it should be. I only know all this from investigating for about 4 years and having a relative that works for them. Why they can't make everything simpler is a mystery. I wonder how many CSRs even know what the heck they're selling.
     
  8. slate1 macrumors regular

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    It varies by region - I'm in the South-east US.

    The cheapest I was quoted was:

    $59.99 for two lines / 550 shared minutes
    $30.00 for iPhone personal data plan
    $5.00 for 200 monthly text messages

    $94.99 / month total

    Personally, I'll go with 1400 shared minutes which will bring me to $124.99/month
     

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