Really Confused About iPhone Family Plan... Could you Help Clarify!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by andreab35, Dec 25, 2008.

  1. andreab35 macrumors 6502a

    andreab35

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    Merry Christmas to you all!

    I just got my Dad an iPod Touch for Christmas, and he loves it. However, my mother intervined and wondered if my Dad should exchange it for an iPhone since he will be getting a new smart phone for his new business.

    I already have an iPhone 1st Gen. with EDGE service. I pay about $70 a month.

    Now, if my Dad decides he would like the iPhone 3G instead of the iPod Touch, how much will it minimally cost a month with a plan with 1 iPhone EDGE phone and 1 iPhone 3G?

    Thank you! I tried reading AT&T's information, but I couldn't understand it for some reason! :eek:
     
  2. TheMBC macrumors 6502

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  3. Nuc macrumors 6502a

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    The above price is wrong. The link you provided is $129.99 for both lines with the data plans but doesn't include text...

    Talk your dad into getting you a new iPhone as well :D

    Nuc
     
  4. Auzburner macrumors 65816

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    TheMBC that's incorrect. I have exactly what you are looking for. I gave my 2G iPhone to my mom, and bought a new 3G. We are on a family plan and it runs for the two of us with both unlimited data I think it's around $110-$120, not bad at all for two iPhone's and then we have the rest of our family at $10 a piece with regular phones...
     
  5. FireEater macrumors member

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    I just upgraded from a RAZR to my iPhone on the family plan. I kept the 200 text messages a month that was on my RAZR, so my plan went up 30 bucks for the data part.

    I'm with the others, why not swing two 3G iPhones. :D

    FE
     
  6. TheMBC macrumors 6502

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    Yes, I read it incorrectly. On the first link I showed it says it comes with unlimited data and unlimited mobile to mobile and nights and weekends. But it's SO small.

    So it'd be $129.99 + the text plan you want.
     
  7. andreab35 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ahhhh ok... I think I'm getting you guys!

    So, with 1 iPhone EDGE, and 1 iPhone 3G, it will cost $129 a month for the shared 700 minutes and unlimited data.

    The $129 excludes the 3G texts... so it would be $134 a month?
     
  8. Resist macrumors 68030

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    These plan prices are ridiculously over priced! I am amazed at how many people just accept and pay the prices.
     
  9. FireEater macrumors member

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    So what do you propose we do then?

    The money is not a problem with me.

    FE
     
  10. cjm3113 macrumors 6502

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    My family has 4 phones on it (2 iPhones).

    $69.99 for 1,100 shared minutes
    $30 for 3 extra lines
    $60 for unlimited data (both are 3G)
    $25 for family unlimited texting
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    Total of $185/month.
     
  11. AiralynRose macrumors 6502a

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    We have 1 EDGE iPhone and 2 3G iPhones on a family plan for $180ish
    (550 shared minutes, unlimited data on all, unlimited family texts)
     
  12. Resist macrumors 68030

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    Money should be an issue people. For crap's sake has everyone gone mad? $185 a month for a phone bill.....seriously?
     
  13. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    Did you know people pay $10,000 a month for a mortgage?
    Did you know people have a big house for no reason?
    Why do people buy more than 1 lottery ticket? It only takes 1 to win.


    My phone bill is $170. My mom doesn't really get the use out of her data plan, but she does out of voice. And i use the data. Works out perfectly.
     
  14. FireEater macrumors member

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    We only have a house note as we are debt free.

    My wife works, I work two jobs. My second job pays me 20 bucks an hour tax free.

    So I think splurging a little on phone plan is not going to hurt.

    FE
     
  15. coachfreak macrumors member

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    I am with this person but my amounts are slightly different and I have 5 phones.

    $80 for 1400 shared minutes
    $9.99*4 for the extra phones
    $20*2 for the two phone that are iPhone 2G
    $29.99 for unlimited family texting (all 5 lines)
    $4.99*2 for insurance on the two NON-iphone/smartphone lines
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    $199.93 before taxes and business discount on non-iPhones
     
  16. Resist macrumors 68030

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    Just for a phone!!!? OMG, you are nuts to be paying that much dude. My first apartment rent cost that much.
     
  17. firewood macrumors 604

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    And my first car, brand new, cost as much as the current going rate for apartment rents in my neighborhood. So what?

    .
     
  18. Resist macrumors 68030

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    Seriously....you don't get it?
     
  19. CocoaPuffs macrumors 68010

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    Was it a Kia?
     

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