Iphone purchase regarding existing AT&T plan

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by i eversaw, Sep 5, 2008.

  1. i eversaw macrumors regular

    i eversaw

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    I'm on a family plan, and i know the price for an iphone is $199 with new activation. Would it be possible for me to get it at this price, even though I'm already on a plan?
     
  2. TimothyB macrumors 6502a

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    Is your line in your family plan upgrade eligible yet? It's either that or add a new line to the existing family plan.
     
  3. i eversaw thread starter macrumors regular

    i eversaw

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    Unfortunately, no. With this new line, what would happen to the old one? can you cancel a line, and not the whole account all together??(mom, dad, brother's)
     
  4. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    sounds like the only way would be for you to open an account under your own name. Providing you are over18
     
  5. i eversaw thread starter macrumors regular

    i eversaw

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    yeah, I'm old enough, but it would be a lot better if i could just add a plan to the family plan and cancel my old line...but oh well I'll ask AT&T tomorrow
     
  6. TimothyB macrumors 6502a

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    If your existing line is not upgrade eligible, then that also means that line is probably under a 2 year agreement, canceling it would have an early termination fee, around $175. If that line is only costing you $10 a month being part of a family plan, or if you can minimize the plan to that, it might be less overall to let it sit if it only has 6 months left or so, then cancel.
     

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