Upgrade to 3G and a family account

danipoak

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I have a 1st gen. iPhone and I want to upgrade to the 3g and also get my wife a 3, right now were on two separate plans at the moment. I've heard conflicting things from the AT&T people about this, the $30 internet charge, does that apply to both of us or do we both have to pay it if we join our accounts into a family plan? Also does the $20 unlimited texts apply to both or do you have to pay per line on the account?
 
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Each iPhone will still be charged the $30 data plan. If you choose the 700 minute option, that runs $69 and includes both phones. So it will be $69+$30+$30+SMS and taxes and additional charges.

Each phone has to pay the $20 for unlimited texts as well.
 

aenti

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Each iPhone will still be charged the $30 data plan. If you choose the 700 minute option, that runs $69 and includes both phones. So it will be $69+$30+$30+SMS and taxes and additional charges.

Each phone has to pay the $20 for unlimited texts as well.
Incorrect. 30 dollars for a family line unlimited texting.
The data plan answer is correct. 30 dollars per iPhone line.
Good luck!
 

SikShift

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Incorrect. 30 dollars for a family line unlimited texting.
The data plan answer is correct. 30 dollars per iPhone line.
Good luck!
yes, I thought so....and BTW, you might wanna edit your sig now aenti ;)
 

aenti

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yes, I thought so....and BTW, you might wanna edit your sig now aenti ;)
yes, I should. It would get kinda repetitive to keep changing after every post, so I'll update by the end of the hour, lol.:laugh2:
 
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Incorrect. 30 dollars for a family line unlimited texting.
The data plan answer is correct. 30 dollars per iPhone line.
Good luck!
My answer is still correct because there is no way to add family unkimted texting from the AT&T website. Apparantly, you have to call to add that on. They hope that you won't know this like I did and then add unlimted texts to each phone which is more expensive.
 

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My answer is still correct because there is no way to add family unkimted texting from the AT&T website. Apparantly, you have to call to add that on. They hope that you won't know this like I did and then add unlimted texts to each phone which is more expensive.
Right from the ATT website.


Messaging Unlimited for Families
Now give your family the freedom of unlimited messaging for one low monthly price. All your FamilyTalk lines can send and receive unlimited messages - text, picture, video and IM with anyone in the U.S.
View Details
You need a compatible plan and phone to get this service.
See compatible: Phones and Plans
Monthly Price $30.00
 
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F922: We apologize as we are unable to offer this feature at this time.

Just my luck!
 

aenti

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That's why I like the store better. Problems online are more difficult to fix than problems at the store.
 

danipoak

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So if it's a family talk plan unlimited texting is $30 rather than the $20 for individual plans? That's kind of crappy.
 

llrickman

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if you would like it better you can pay 20 bucks a phone for unlimited text instead of 30 for all of them :)