Adding an iPhone and converting to a Family Plan?
My wife is currently on AT&T with a Blackberry and an Individual plan. I am with Verizon, but on July 11, I am switching to AT&T for the iPhone. I want to join onto her plan and convert it from an individual plan to a Family plan.
For those of you who know more about this kind of thing than I do, will this allow me to still get the subsidized iPhone? Will they be able to easily do this at the point of sale (i.e. my local Apple Store), or will I need to contact AT&T directly?
- 06-11-2008, 03:30 AM #2
I'm fairly certain that you will still receive the subsidized cost, since you're technically a new subscriber.
However, with the way AT&T is fumbling this whole situation, I wouldn't put it past them in trying to get as much money as they can from you.
- 06-11-2008, 08:44 AM #3
- 06-12-2008, 10:33 PM #4
- 06-17-2008, 10:04 AM #5iPhone Intermediate
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Thanks for the replies. Now an additional question: Does my wife need to be present when I purchase the iPhone? It's her account in her name, and I doubt they will simply say, "Okay. We believe you." Will they add me to her account without adding another line before July 11. She'll be at work, but I plan on getting the phone ASAP, probably 8AM July 11.
- 07-01-2008, 01:52 PM #7
I stopped by the Apple Store today where I plan to buy the iPhone. One guy there said that they would not be able to add a line and make it a FamilyTalk plan. He said that could be done, but I would need to go directly to AT&T. He did qualify this by saying that they haven't received all of their iDay training yet, so I'm hopeful he's wrong. Does anyone know if I'll be able to add a line to an existing AT&T account at the Apple Store on Friday?
Thanks. Less than 36 hours to go! (CDT)
- 07-12-2008, 01:53 AM #9iPhone Nanite
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I have a similar question, but, well, sort of reversed.
My contract's up and I'd like to buy an iPhone this week, but my wife's verizon account isn't up for a few months. What I want to know is if I can buy the phone on the regular plan this week and then when my wife buys one in three months convert to the family talk plan? I wouldn't mind if it extended the contract or anything like that, I just wouldn't want to somehow have to pay a cancellation fee or anything like that to switch contracts, or worse, be stuck paying two separate individual contracts.
I'm of course going to an AT&T store and will ask them this very question, but I'm worried whoever's working there will do what they always do and just say "Umm, yeah, sure, that'll work. Now give me two hundred dollars."
Anyone have any experience with this? I know you can convert to family talk without extending your contract or paying a fee with a regular phone, but the iPhone family talk plans seem particularly weird.
Last edited by Siguy; 07-12-2008 at 01:59 AM.
- 08-02-2010, 09:14 AM #10