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Any possibility on getting 7 phones on a family plan?

Discussion in 'AT&T Wireless Forum' started by TKR, Jun 1, 2008.

  1. TKR

    TKR Senior Member
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    there are 7 of us in the family, 4 phones now, but the younger ones are growing up andwill want a line soon.
    How hard is the 5 phone limit cap wih AT&T. any chance they would ever allow 7 lines? or will just have to kick the older ones out on their own plan when I get to that point? :^)
     
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    The only way for this is to get a small business account.
     
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    or you might get 2 family plans as others have done.
     
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    yeah. it is possible to get lines separated into different plans on the same account..........i do this with sprint and we have two separate single plans on one account.

    but is the 5 limit cap on plans or on accounts
     
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    I know with Sprint the limit is 5 lines for the plan, but on the account, it really depends on your credit score how many lines you can actually have on the account. I would say keep yours and just open the other 3 on another plan but on the same account, I would assume you can do that.
     
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    that makes sense........and it might be different from carrier to carrier......and why would they prevent you from having a certain amount of lines on an account i can imagine maybe after 5 lines on family plans companies might start losing money on the Nights and Weekends and M2M
     
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    you can split into 2 family groups...one with 3 the other with 4... 5 is the max per family group
     
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    Your right about the M2M and Nights & Weekends, but I believe they limit the number of lines on a account because if you have to many and have a low credit rating, you will be a very big liability for the company. I would guess that if you have a good rating, they won't mind to much the # of lines since you won't be as much of a risk to not pay your bill. I would say still keep your current plan now, and just add everyone else to a new plan. That way you won't mess with any settings on it.
     
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    They are losing at least $30.00 of potential revenue comparing a secondary line on a FalmilyTalk plan versus that as an individual line. I guess that $40.00 is the maximum that they want to lose before they require either a new individual line or another primary line on a FamilyTalk.
     
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