Transfer of Billing Responsibility on AT&T

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  1. foxnews1, Sep 22, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2012

    foxnews1 macrumors 6502

    Mar 16, 2010
    I have AT&T unlimited data and is moving to verizon. I want to sell this account using "Transfer of Billing Responsibility"

    anyone done this before. how does it work? can the new owner keep the unlimited data?
  2. famous600 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 8, 2010
  3. VolceOntra macrumors 6502


    Apr 25, 2007
  4. MR1324 macrumors 6502

    Nov 22, 2010
    i am interested in doing this too, but for my verizon line.
  5. acarney macrumors 6502

    Jul 3, 2007
    I want to do this also except transfer out of my moms name into mine since I pay the bill anyway. It mentions if the features you currently have are no longer offered you'll have to pick a new plan... Stopped me dead in my tracks, sounds like a great way to lose unlimited data...
  6. nostresshere macrumors 68030

    Dec 30, 2010
    If you go to the ATT account page, after you have signed in, there is a place right there to do it. I think I saw it on the right side.

    Keep in mind, you are not just selling the account, you are selling the PHONE number as well.

    All contracts, unlimited data plans, etc go with the phone number. Not the account. Not the phone.
  7. dave006 Contributor


    Jul 3, 2008
    Just West of East
    Are you willing to give up your phone number?

    Here are the basics and if you do it online there is no service fee.

  8. foxnews1 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 16, 2010
    can someone confirm that after transfering the acct/number, the unlimited data remains with the new owner?
  9. Eternal 28, Sep 23, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2012

    Eternal 28 macrumors 6502

    Apr 22, 2008
    Yes, only if you call AT&T 800 number and Authorize the transfer under their name and then tell them to go to a AT&T retail store and do the transfer of billing in store. This is how I transfered this account from my dad to my name without losing unlimited data.
  10. Golfinlonghorn macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2012
    I've spent a good deal of time with the customer service reps of AT&T in the past week with this issue. I talked both to the online chat and the "special" TOBR center. Both told me that once the new account is setup I would lose the unlimited plan. Funny thing is, the online account is under my name as well as the credit card used to pay the bills. Maybe poster #9 can provide a few more details on how they accomplished this. Ive exhausted my efforts.
  11. Eternal 28 macrumors 6502

    Apr 22, 2008
    Yes, when I called the transfer of billing responsibility they would give me the run around and claim I would lose unlimited data so that's why I never proceded. Then I went to a local AT&T store and asked her can I transfer an account with unlimited data to my name within losing unlimited data? She said, "Sure, just call AT&T to authorize the person you want to take over the line and tell them to go to a local AT&T store and you're here to do a transfer of billing of responsibility. Just mention you would like to transfer the unlimited data. I had to call a couple of stores to make sure I was talking to someone that has done one of these unlimited data transfers before and knew what I was talking about.

    Okay, recap:

    The only way to transfer unlimited data on AT&T is to call 611 and tell the 611 rep you want to authorize him or her tell them to put a note onto the account so that the AT&T store can read it. Don't do any billing transfer on the phone, only call to notate the persons name you want to transfer. Tell them your AT&T store told you to call in to notate the persons name you want to take over the account.
  12. WindowsTraitor macrumors regular

    Dec 31, 2008
    if you transfer billing responsibility you will loose your unlimited data. the new account owner will need to choose from a list of current plans.
  13. crobbins macrumors 6502


    Nov 11, 2006
    Yes, I was on AT&T for a while and transferred out of a friend's plan and I lost unlimited data. You won't be able to take it to the new plan...
  14. farhan.cma macrumors newbie

    Oct 1, 2013
    Need help please!

    Hi, I am actually being offered AT&T Unlimited data plan, off-course for money. Question is what is the safest and guaranteed way to transfer the line in my name from the seller without losing the unlimited data feature. Considering the above post relates to last year. Now AT&T website states clearly that feature not available, can someone please provide valuable guidance of how to proceed and step by step procedure.

    Thanks in advance.
  15. Diseal3 macrumors 65816

    Jun 29, 2008
    You can't transfer unlimited data on AT&T with a AOL.

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