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Can I convert a Go Phone to a Add A Line?

I have a post pay line that is not under contract.  I am looking to Add a Line that uses my current monthly minutes.  BUT I don't want a 2 Year contract on the line addition.  So I was thinking about picking up a Go Phone because it has a very low device price and No contract. 

 

Would I then be able to "Add a Line" and bring this Go Phone over to the Post Pay?

 

In the end would I end up with an extra line $10 a month and same minutes and no contract changes on my current and new line?   This would be ideal for me. 

 

   

I have a post pay line that is not under contract.  I am looking to Add a Line that uses my current monthly minutes.  BUT I don't want a 2 Year contract on the line addition.  So I was thinking about picking up a Go Phone because it has a very low device price and No contract. 

 

Would I then be able to "Add a Line" and bring this Go Phone over to the Post Pay?

 

In the end would I end up with an extra line $10 a month and same minutes and no contract changes on my current and new line?   This would be ideal for me. 

 

   

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Edited by hme83 on May 26, 2011 at 4:39:15 AM

That is correct, although with a family plan of only two lines, the additional line charge is included in the $59/month fee - so it would be $20/month more for a shared bucket of 550 minutes.  (The additional $10 line fee would not come into play unless you are adding a third + line of service.)

 

It seems deceptive when they say "Add a line for only $10" - but it is an accurate statement if you are already a family plan member.  And a family plan is a significantly better deal than two individuals paying $40/month each for individual service. Smiley Wink  (If you need unlimited messaging, the family messaging plan is also a better deal than individual unlimited messaging.)

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Yes - you can convert an existing GoPhone line of service to post paid as an additional line under a family plan.  And if you provide your own device (i.e. GoPhone) for the additional family plan line, it should not be placed under contract.  The only small variance I see from what you'd like is you will have a slightly different pool of minutes to share than you currently have under an individual plan.

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There must be a happy medium somewhere between being totally informed and blissfully unaware.

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Yes - you can convert an existing GoPhone line of service to post paid as an additional line under a family plan.  And if you provide your own device (i.e. GoPhone) for the additional family plan line, it should not be placed under contract.  The only small variance I see from what you'd like is you will have a slightly different pool of minutes to share than you currently have under an individual plan.

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There must be a happy medium somewhere between being totally informed and blissfully unaware.

     - Doug Larson

*The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.

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hme83 wrote:

The only small variance I see from what you'd like is you will have a slightly different pool of minutes to share than you currently have under an individual plan.


Hmmm.   I have a 450 individual plan for $39.  Based on what you said I just looked up family plans and the lowest one is 550 plan for $59 + $9 extra line.  Are you saying I would have to move to this $59 + $9 plan in order to share a line?  I can't keep my current 450 plan and share these min for $9 more?

 

$30 more dollars a month for 100 more min?  I hope this is not the case.


hme83 wrote:

The only small variance I see from what you'd like is you will have a slightly different pool of minutes to share than you currently have under an individual plan.


Hmmm.   I have a 450 individual plan for $39.  Based on what you said I just looked up family plans and the lowest one is 550 plan for $59 + $9 extra line.  Are you saying I would have to move to this $59 + $9 plan in order to share a line?  I can't keep my current 450 plan and share these min for $9 more?

 

$30 more dollars a month for 100 more min?  I hope this is not the case.

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Edited by hme83 on May 26, 2011 at 4:39:15 AM

That is correct, although with a family plan of only two lines, the additional line charge is included in the $59/month fee - so it would be $20/month more for a shared bucket of 550 minutes.  (The additional $10 line fee would not come into play unless you are adding a third + line of service.)

 

It seems deceptive when they say "Add a line for only $10" - but it is an accurate statement if you are already a family plan member.  And a family plan is a significantly better deal than two individuals paying $40/month each for individual service. Smiley Wink  (If you need unlimited messaging, the family messaging plan is also a better deal than individual unlimited messaging.)

                                                                                                                         =^..^=
There must be a happy medium somewhere between being totally informed and blissfully unaware.

     - Doug Larson

That is correct, although with a family plan of only two lines, the additional line charge is included in the $59/month fee - so it would be $20/month more for a shared bucket of 550 minutes.  (The additional $10 line fee would not come into play unless you are adding a third + line of service.)

 

It seems deceptive when they say "Add a line for only $10" - but it is an accurate statement if you are already a family plan member.  And a family plan is a significantly better deal than two individuals paying $40/month each for individual service. Smiley Wink  (If you need unlimited messaging, the family messaging plan is also a better deal than individual unlimited messaging.)

                                                                                                                         =^..^=
There must be a happy medium somewhere between being totally informed and blissfully unaware.

     - Doug Larson

*The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.

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