Iphone purchase regarding existing AT&T plan

i eversaw

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Jul 10, 2008
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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?
 

TimothyB

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Jun 20, 2008
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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.
 

i eversaw

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Jul 10, 2008
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Atlanta
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)
 

i eversaw

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Jul 10, 2008
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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
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
 

TimothyB

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Jun 20, 2008
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Bay Area
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
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.