1. hermdog's Avatar
    I am considering switching to a Premier account available from my wifes job to get discounts on our monthly bill. For those of you who have Premier accounts are there any disadvantages being on a this type of account?

    I know the discount does not apply to iPhones. I always upgrade my phone every year on launch day. Is there any issues with having a Premier account I should be aware of? Or is it only if you decide to order thru the Premier program that people have experienced issues? I'm hoping my upgrade choices will not be limited and I can still upgrade thru Apple or ATT, but my choice.

    Any info or comments greatly appreciated.


    Hermdog
    11-28-2010 01:44 PM
  2. Totalimmortal363's Avatar
    Whos name is the account under?
    11-28-2010 02:00 PM
  3. BryanTheRed's Avatar
    Whos name is the account under?
    Doesn't matter, they let me add my premier discount on my ex girlfriends account then switched it to mine when we split, no problem. I have this and got my iPhone for $199. Not sure what it would do to you if upgrading every year.
    11-28-2010 02:06 PM
  4. hermdog's Avatar
    Whos name is the account under?
    It's in my name and yes I'm aware I will have to put it in my wifes name.
    11-28-2010 02:10 PM
  5. Totalimmortal363's Avatar
    Doesn't matter, they let me add my premier discount on my ex girlfriends account then switched it to mine when we split, no problem. I have this and got my iPhone for $199. Not sure what it would do to you if upgrading every year.
    Yes it does. Now a days, ONLY the account holder can use his or her discount. This DID NOT use to be the case, but it is now.
    11-28-2010 02:15 PM
  6. iPhone0001's Avatar
    Totalimmortal is correct. I recently got the iPhone and I have a Premier account and they gave me the discount, but when inquiring about a discount on my wife's iPhone, the answer was a resounding no way!
    11-28-2010 04:24 PM
  7. BryanTheRed's Avatar
    Yes it does. Now a days, ONLY the account holder can use his or her discount. This DID NOT use to be the case, but it is now.
    I'm talking just a few months ago, did the whole thing online. They added the discount to her account with no questions, maybe because my phone line was on the account too? My name was no where on the AT&T account though. They had no issues with it when I called either... Just giving you perspective based on my experience.
    11-28-2010 06:07 PM
  8. slalomskie's Avatar
    I have the premiere account. I don't know about the discount plan as I am the only one with data or text the other three lines on my account are just voice so it is just 9.99 plus taxes for those lines. However I think you get preferred treatment when ordering phones. I ordered my iPhone 4 the second week of launch on Monday night and received the phone Thursday. A mere 3 days, and others pre ordered through apple or att and were still waiting for their ship notification.
    11-28-2010 07:17 PM
  9. amg's Avatar
    I have a premier account through my employer. To the extent that discounts are available on equipment, I've been able to get them on all lines on my account. In the case of my particular discuont program, I can get all voice and data plans discounted - except for the $9.99 charge for additional family lines. No discount on SMS.

    This is based on what my employer and AT&T negotiated... YMMV
    11-28-2010 10:26 PM
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