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Transfer iphone unlimited data plan to ipad 3?

We have two iphone 4s on the family plan and both have grandfathered unlimited data.

1. Can we sign up the ipad 3 and transfer one of our unlimited data plans to it and switch one phone to a limited data plan so we end up with one phone and the ipad on the grandfathered unlimited data plan?

 

thanks in advance!

 

We have two iphone 4s on the family plan and both have grandfathered unlimited data.

1. Can we sign up the ipad 3 and transfer one of our unlimited data plans to it and switch one phone to a limited data plan so we end up with one phone and the ipad on the grandfathered unlimited data plan?

 

thanks in advance!

 

Transfer iphone unlimited data plan to ipad 3?

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Mar 8, 2012 10:11:20 AM
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I'm not an AT&T person but I really don't think this is possible.  iPhone plans and iPad plans are two different things entirely and not transferable.  

I'm not an AT&T person but I really don't think this is possible.  iPhone plans and iPad plans are two different things entirely and not transferable.  

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Mar 8, 2012 12:28:47 PM
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So looks like I should just get an ipad only plan with Verizon so I can maximize my coverage with the two carriers and the three data accounts since I can't save any money with AT&T.

I wonder if I can drop one iphone data plan without penalty from AT&T. Wil check that out.

 

Thanks for the reply!

So looks like I should just get an ipad only plan with Verizon so I can maximize my coverage with the two carriers and the three data accounts since I can't save any money with AT&T.

I wonder if I can drop one iphone data plan without penalty from AT&T. Wil check that out.

 

Thanks for the reply!

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You absolutely CANNOT do this. The iPhones and iPads are different classes of plans.

 

And the only way you can "transfer" a plan in this way is if the phone number goes with it. You can't play 3-card monty with data plans and lines. The unlimited grandfathering is attached to a line of service. You can upgrade the phone on that line, and keep the data plan (at least until AT&T says you can't). You couldn't add a smartphone for another family member and give that person the unlimited data unless your phone # went with it.

You absolutely CANNOT do this. The iPhones and iPads are different classes of plans.

 

And the only way you can "transfer" a plan in this way is if the phone number goes with it. You can't play 3-card monty with data plans and lines. The unlimited grandfathering is attached to a line of service. You can upgrade the phone on that line, and keep the data plan (at least until AT&T says you can't). You couldn't add a smartphone for another family member and give that person the unlimited data unless your phone # went with it.

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The only way you can drop a data plan is by not using the iPhone and switching to a feature phone. All smartphones are required to have a data plan, no exceptions.
The only way you can drop a data plan is by not using the iPhone and switching to a feature phone. All smartphones are required to have a data plan, no exceptions.

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