Is a family plan cheaper with respect to the iphone 4?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by unagimiyagi, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. unagimiyagi macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2009

    If I want 2 iphones, will getting the cheapest family plan be cheaper than buying two individual lines?

    I actually do not care about the voice minutes. We'd use about 450 a month combined at most.
  2. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    No, you'd still have to pay at most $50 per each phone. I have my iPhone 4 on a family plan, doesn't save you money whatsoever.
  3. iHalo macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2008
    My family has a family plan for 5 iPhones. I believe this is how it breaks down.

    $30 a month for data per phone (unlimited)
    $30 a month for unlimited texting on ALL PHONES ($6 per phone)
    $10 a month for each additional line.

    Then we have one phone with the minutes and stuff.
  4. unagimiyagi thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2009
    OK, thanks. On the AT&T site, I kept pricing family plans for the iphone and did not think that I was saving any money.

    Question: if I got the Palm Pre or an Android phone on a family plan, then would I be saving money? Is the iphone more expensive than other smartphones on AT&T? One AT&T store guy said no, all smartphones are priced the same, but I never believe store reps.
  5. serialtoon macrumors 6502a


    Jul 1, 2009
    Long Beach
    you do save money, but mostly on the voice plan, not really the data. Texting is a bit cheaper as well. Nothing major though.
  6. Goldinboy17 macrumors 65816


    Jun 21, 2010
    San Francisco, Ca
    All smartphones are the same. The unlimited texting for families is $30, no matter what phone you use. Any smartphone will need a $15 or $25 data plan, dumb phones are cheaper data wise.
  7. Stngray macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2007
    Goodyear, AZ
    If I combine my gfs line and my own into a family plan, will we be able to keep unlimited data?
  8. spotz770 macrumors newbie

    Feb 8, 2010
    yes...I just did this.

    instead of 39.99 each, it's 59.99 for the two of us.

    I kept my unlimited with my upgrade and family plan conversion.
  9. zhenya macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2005
    It is cheaper. You can get 550 combined minutes for $59.99. Add in two 2gb data plans at $25/each, and you are at $110/month. The cheapest individual plan is $39.99/month for 450 minutes. Two of those plans, plus your data is $130/month. Yeah, you get more minutes, but if you are like us, and won't even use the 550 minutes, what's the point? If you want to add unlimited messaging, you save another $10/month as you pay $30 on the family plan compared to $20/each on the individual plans.

    I don't see what's so hard about this - it seems pretty clear on AT&T's web site.

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