How to add text plan without losing Unlimited Data Plan
Hello everyone, so I'm posting here on the behalf of my parents who are older and not really tech savy. Our family has been on the old AT&T family plan (exact one from bill is FamilyTalk Nation 850) for some time now, but recently my mother has expressed a desire to be able to use texting, something that she previously didn't need and thus did not have attached to the plan.
The plan that is still in effect is FamilyTalk Nation 850, which gives 850 minutes per line, with 5 lines attached. 3 lines simply have only those 850 minutes and no text or data, 1 line (mine) has the minutes and a 200 texts/month plan grandfathered onto it, and the 5th line (my older brother's) has a grandfathered Unlimited data/text plan on it.
So here is the thing, in looking up the current Mobile Share Value plans (the only plans I could see relating to wireless text/data/etc), it looks like it would be cheaper and getting more services for the whole plan overall if we changed to it, however because the plan "shares" data between all on the plan it isn't clear how it would interact with the existing Unlimited plan on my brother's line.
So now the question is this, can our plan be upgraded/changed to the Mobile Share Value plan, on say the 1gb plan, while not touching the grandfathered Unlimited data for my brother's phone? Being able to get my mother a little bit of texting isn't worth axing his Unlimited, and a friend of ours had his Verizon grandfathered unlimited culled when his family moved to a shared data plan (it still "exists" but his use still counts towards the plan's family data cap) and we don't want something similar to happen here.