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Questions about individual plan to family plan
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Hi, I recently joined a smartphone plan ( nation 450 minutes+ 3GB data plan) with 2-year contract and I've not yet paid the first month's bill .Few days ago, my friends just invited me to join the family plan . Here are the questions I'd like to ask.

 

1.Can my individual plan be merged into my friends' family plan?

 

2.If so, Should I pay the first month's bill first before joining to thier family plan?

 

3.Do I need to pay for the deposit($500) again if tranferring into family plan? ( I did pay the $500 deposit for the individual one)

 

4.Let say there will be 4 members in a family plan, can we have our own data plan? I mean for example, member A'd like 3GB a month and member B'd like 300MB a month.

 

5.Would there a bill showing seperated bill of each member in the family plan? So that we can arrange which one should pay for this and that.

 

6.Last one, would my phone number be changed if tranferring into the family plan? 

 

I know that there are a lot of questions /.\ but I really want to figure them out .so..thanks for helping me and your help is appreciated

Hi, I recently joined a smartphone plan ( nation 450 minutes+ 3GB data plan) with 2-year contract and I've not yet paid the first month's bill .Few days ago, my friends just invited me to join the family plan . Here are the questions I'd like to ask.

 

1.Can my individual plan be merged into my friends' family plan?

 

2.If so, Should I pay the first month's bill first before joining to thier family plan?

 

3.Do I need to pay for the deposit($500) again if tranferring into family plan? ( I did pay the $500 deposit for the individual one)

 

4.Let say there will be 4 members in a family plan, can we have our own data plan? I mean for example, member A'd like 3GB a month and member B'd like 300MB a month.

 

5.Would there a bill showing seperated bill of each member in the family plan? So that we can arrange which one should pay for this and that.

 

6.Last one, would my phone number be changed if tranferring into the family plan? 

 

I know that there are a lot of questions /.\ but I really want to figure them out .so..thanks for helping me and your help is appreciated

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6. To clarify Wingrider's answer, your phone number wouldn't change if you and your friends have phone numbers in the same market.  If the phone numbers are in different markets, you would have to get a new phone number that is in the same market as theirs.

 

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LawrenceLi9308 wrote:

Hi, I recently joined a smartphone plan ( nation 450 minutes+ 3GB data plan) with 2-year contract and I've not yet paid the first month's bill .Few days ago, my friends just invited me to join the family plan . Here are the questions I'd like to ask.

 

1.Can my individual plan be merged into my friends' family plan?

 

2.If so, Should I pay the first month's bill first before joining to thier family plan?

 

3.Do I need to pay for the deposit($500) again if tranferring into family plan? ( I did pay the $500 deposit for the individual one)

 

4.Let say there will be 4 members in a family plan, can we have our own data plan? I mean for example, member A'd like 3GB a month and member B'd like 300MB a month.

 

5.Would there a bill showing seperated bill of each member in the family plan? So that we can arrange which one should pay for this and that.

 

6.Last one, would my phone number be changed if tranferring into the family plan? 

 

I know that there are a lot of questions /.\ but I really want to figure them out .so..thanks for helping me and your help is appreciated


1. Yes you would have to do a transfer of billing responsibility to the primary holder of the family plan

2. can;t answer this one, sorry

3. again, no idea

4. unless it is a shared data plan, each smartphone data plan is unique to the number and can be any size you want that is avaialble

5. no seperate bills, but each number has it own billing summary for charges, taxes, etc in the bill

6. no the phone number does not change

 

Words if caution - You need to understand that if you do a transfer of billing responsiblity that primary holder of the account has control, unless they authorize you on the account you are not able to do anything in the way of changing features. If you decide you want to leave the family plan you would have  to get the person that has primary account authority to initiate the transfer back.


LawrenceLi9308 wrote:

Hi, I recently joined a smartphone plan ( nation 450 minutes+ 3GB data plan) with 2-year contract and I've not yet paid the first month's bill .Few days ago, my friends just invited me to join the family plan . Here are the questions I'd like to ask.

 

1.Can my individual plan be merged into my friends' family plan?

 

2.If so, Should I pay the first month's bill first before joining to thier family plan?

 

3.Do I need to pay for the deposit($500) again if tranferring into family plan? ( I did pay the $500 deposit for the individual one)

 

4.Let say there will be 4 members in a family plan, can we have our own data plan? I mean for example, member A'd like 3GB a month and member B'd like 300MB a month.

 

5.Would there a bill showing seperated bill of each member in the family plan? So that we can arrange which one should pay for this and that.

 

6.Last one, would my phone number be changed if tranferring into the family plan? 

 

I know that there are a lot of questions /.\ but I really want to figure them out .so..thanks for helping me and your help is appreciated


1. Yes you would have to do a transfer of billing responsibility to the primary holder of the family plan

2. can;t answer this one, sorry

3. again, no idea

4. unless it is a shared data plan, each smartphone data plan is unique to the number and can be any size you want that is avaialble

5. no seperate bills, but each number has it own billing summary for charges, taxes, etc in the bill

6. no the phone number does not change

 

Words if caution - You need to understand that if you do a transfer of billing responsiblity that primary holder of the account has control, unless they authorize you on the account you are not able to do anything in the way of changing features. If you decide you want to leave the family plan you would have  to get the person that has primary account authority to initiate the transfer back.

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2. You don't have to pay your first month bill before you transfer, the bill won't transfer though and you'll still need to pay it whenever it's due, but... You can't transfer your line to another account for first 30 days, so keep that  in mind.

 

3. Is depends on your friends credit or history with AT&T, if they are approved to add a line without a deposit than you'll be able to join them without a deposit. If they had their account for less than 6 months and you would be a fourth line there might be a deposit? Keep in mind that you'll receive your deposit back after transferring your line and I believe it takes about 2 months.

 

2. You don't have to pay your first month bill before you transfer, the bill won't transfer though and you'll still need to pay it whenever it's due, but... You can't transfer your line to another account for first 30 days, so keep that  in mind.

 

3. Is depends on your friends credit or history with AT&T, if they are approved to add a line without a deposit than you'll be able to join them without a deposit. If they had their account for less than 6 months and you would be a fourth line there might be a deposit? Keep in mind that you'll receive your deposit back after transferring your line and I believe it takes about 2 months.

 

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6. To clarify Wingrider's answer, your phone number wouldn't change if you and your friends have phone numbers in the same market.  If the phone numbers are in different markets, you would have to get a new phone number that is in the same market as theirs.

 

6. To clarify Wingrider's answer, your phone number wouldn't change if you and your friends have phone numbers in the same market.  If the phone numbers are in different markets, you would have to get a new phone number that is in the same market as theirs.

 

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