iPhone Family Plan Questions...

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  1. wakerider017 macrumors 68000

    wakerider017

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    I would like to get an iPhone family plan deal.

    Looks like it only comes with 200 text messages. Is that for the whole family to share or is that per cell phone?

    How much do additional text messages plans cost?
     
  2. VoodooDaddy macrumors 65816

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    I dont think the family plan comes with any text messages, but I might be wrong. I know the individual 39.99 plan comes with 200.

    Unlimited texting for a family plan is $30.
     
  3. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Yep, my Family Plan...

    is 1400 minutes shared amongst (2) iPhones + $20 per iPhone for data plan, (1) Blackberry + $29.99 for data plan, and (1) Motorola KRZR. I've got the Unlimited Family Text Plan $29.99, Unlimited minutes start at 7pm Mon-Fri (they normally kick-in at 9pm), Unlimited M2M, and the bill averages out to about $60 per phone or $240 per month. Rollover Minutes are a PLUS; currently I have 6,000 + and this was a deal-MAKER for me! Good Luck. :cool:
     
  4. VoodooDaddy macrumors 65816

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    Id imagine you are talking about N&W in that part I put in bold? Family plans come with unlimited N&W so how would that apply?
     
  5. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    There's the Early Nights and Weekends (7pm to 7am) option for $16.99.
     
  6. VoodooDaddy macrumors 65816

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    But why would you even need that if family plans already have unlimited N&W built in?

    Here is a list of all the ATT family plans. All have unlimited N&W, so why would anyone need an "early N&W" add-on?
     

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  7. EarthDawn macrumors 6502a

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    each phone is separate when it comes to data plans and text plans....

    meaning you share the minutes under the family plan as normal BUT the $20 for data and $20 for unlimited texts is separate and for each phone.

    SO .... if you need text and data plans thats an extra $40 per iPhone.

    I have 2 iPhones and 1 Razor on my plan now

    i've been through it all so if you have any other questions let me know
     
  8. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Normal N & W...

    Mon-Fri is 9pm-7am, but Sat & Sun is Unlimited 24/7. :cool:
     
  9. VoodooDaddy macrumors 65816

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    $30 for unlimited Family texting. No need to add a $20 per-phone cost.
     
  10. VoodooDaddy macrumors 65816

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    I think I finally figured it out. This it for calling anyone OTHER than ATT customers.
     
  11. EarthDawn macrumors 6502a

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  13. yarngrrl macrumors member

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    Family plan question

    Here's the story:
    I bought a refurb iPhone from AT&T.com, which should be here tomorrow (yay!). Spouse is an existing AT&T customer, I am not; however, we are going to get a family plan. He is up for a new contract / phone, but has no desire to get an iPhone (and, no, he won't change his mind once he plays with mine - hey, nobody's perfect ;) )

    So, my questions are:
    1) If we upgrade his phone, keeping his individual plan, will I be presented with options to change to a family plan when I activate my iPhone?
    2) Is there going to be a problem with using my Apple ID and his AT&T account info?

    Thanks!
     
  14. ben1969 macrumors member

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    Yarngrrl,
    I would take this approach (it's what I am in the process of doing):

    1. Have your spouse sign up for a family plan with 2 lines (this should get you two new phones).
    2. Activate the new, non-iPhones, including your own, when they arrive.
    3. Replace your non-iPhone with your iPhone via iTunes activation (which should simply add the $20 unlimited date fee.

    You then have either a nice new backup phone or a nice new phone you can sell to finance your iPhone purchase. You'll have to wait to activate the iPhone, of course, until you've gone through the process of enrolling in the family plan and activating your non-iPhone. I am waiting it out right now and it is not easy!
     

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