11-21-2011 6:34 PM
I am thinking about opening an account with ATT. If I open a 5-line family plan and purchase five smartphones, it forces me to put a data plan on all five lines. However, I have two lines that don't need data. If I move the SIM cards from those two lines to dumbphones and never use the smartphones, can I cancel the data plans immediately after I open the account or do I need to keep the data plan for the duration of the contract?
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11-21-2011 6:51 PM
If the other 2 lines don't need data, why purchase the smartphones for them? It sounds like it would be less expensive and less complicated to purchase 3 smartphones and 2 "dumb phones".
11-21-2011 6:56 PM
I actually have a friend who wants to purchase them. It would be cheaper for me to buy while opening this account since he's not out of contract yet.
11-21-2011 8:41 PM
11-21-2011 9:00 PM
Yep, he's aware he needs data on his lines. That's not a problem.
Just wanted to confirm there was nothing in the contract that says I need to keep the data package on the lines even if I swap them for dumbphones.
Thanks for your help! =]
11-22-2011 8:24 AM
11-22-2011 8:37 AM
Another thing the OP needs to remember - if they obtain 5 smartphones they are under contrct for 2 years for all five of those lines AND they are responsible for the smartphne etf of 325.00 per line no matter if they downgrade them to a dumbphone or not, the etf and contract length will remain the same
11-22-2011 6:17 PM
Understood. I have no plans to cancel the additional lines. Just wanted to be able to remove the data plan off them since I will not be using the smart phones. I will be switching and staying for at least two years =]
Thanks for all your help!
11-22-2011 7:34 PM