Iphone 3g family plans...

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

  1. flatlandy macrumors newbie

    Jun 17, 2008
    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

    Feb 12, 2008
    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

    Jan 17, 2008
  4. Niiro13 macrumors 68000

    Feb 12, 2008
    Hmm, I didn't see the 450 Family Plan online =/
  5. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    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


    Jul 26, 2004
    Burlington, VT
    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

    Feb 4, 2008
    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

    Sep 12, 2006
    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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