Moving abroad and suspend line from Mobile Share

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Moving abroad and suspend line from Mobile Share

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I have a 15GB Mobile Share with 10 devices on it.

 

I will be moving abroad, will also be traveling to and from the US a few times a year.

 

Most of the lines are iPads/tablets, so it's only $10 a month. However if I'm not in the US, it's useless to have. I have about 4 lines that I will be using only a few months out of the year, one of them is a smartphone, so I'm looking at $30+$10+$10+$10=$60 a month.

 

I'm wondering is there an option to suspend the line without canceling it? (basically keep the line, but don't pay for it) I could cancel the line, but then I'd have to pay a $36 activation fee every time; that would defeat the point.


-= ranron =-
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Re: Moving abroad and suspend line from Mobile Share


ranron wrote:

I have a 15GB Mobile Share with 10 devices on it.

 

I will be moving abroad, will also be traveling to and from the US a few times a year.

 

Most of the lines are iPads/tablets, so it's only $10 a month. However if I'm not in the US, it's useless to have. I have about 4 lines that I will be using only a few months out of the year, one of them is a smartphone, so I'm looking at $30+$10+$10+$10=$60 a month.

 

I'm wondering is there an option to suspend the line without canceling it? (basically keep the line, but don't pay for it) I could cancel the line, but then I'd have to pay a $36 activation fee every time; that would defeat the point.


there is a reduced rate suspension but it is not free and it is limited as to how long and how often you can suspend it, during the suspension period the 2 year commintment(if ther is one) does not reduce, the period of time the device is suspended is not counted against the 24 months, so if you susped and 20 months for 6 months, when you come back it is still 20 months. If I recall right the reduced rate cost is still 10.00 per device

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‎09-30-2015 1:39 AM

Re: Moving abroad and suspend line from Mobile Share

The info I can recell is 6 month suspension max a year per line and can not be done more than once per rolling 12 month year. http://www.att.com/esupport/article.jsp?sid=KB102788#fbid=FoqGYTwpPsT

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Thank you both.   I don't think the reduce rate suspensio...

Thank you both.

 

I don't think the reduce rate suspension would do me any good as I've checked with AT&T and it's $10.

 

I think I'll just canceled my 3 lines for my MiFi, Aircard, built-in laptop 3g; kind of reduntant. Cancel one of the iPad lines and then move that $30 smartphone line (which is the only line under contract) I don't need to a iPad.


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Gray iPhone 5s - China Mobile / 1200 Minutes / 3GB data

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Re: Thank you both. I don't think the reduce rate suspensio...

Please note that the Mobile Share plan require at least one smartphone line, so if there are more phones on the plan than you're good.

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