Simply call customer service. You won't be able to do this hairy account tweaking with family plans on the web sites such as Amazon or Wirefly. As long as you don't have any unpaid ATT bills and your credit is good it won't be much of an issue. Actually, it's even easier now since you are on month to month service. You'll have access to free phones for the new add'tl lines. Keep in mind that in order to be eligible for the rebates on wirefly/amazon you will have to make certain you don't make *ANY* changes to your plan. That can be tricky with new lines, combined accounts. I'd opt for going the safe route any obtaining phones through ATT, although they may cost a bit more. You might look and see what Wal Mart can offer you price wise, as it might be quite close to what Wirefly or Amazon can do for you. Keep in mind combining accounts will require advanced help from customer service so that's why I recommend you go through them first.
For more specifics you could get a second opinion over @ howardforums.com
p.s. Don't forget some of the pricing depending on handset may also require you sign up for 2 years worth of data plans for each line with a PDA or smart phone. That can eat into your savings.
Hello, I hope you are well. For the last two weeks, I have been trying to figure this out myself, but have run into so many obstacles and challenges. I've spent countless hours attempting to make this work, but now I'm turning to the pros.
(The following is written in short sentences in hopes of minimizing confusion.)
I am currently on an AT&T individual plan, and my sister is on her own AT&T individual plan. Both of our plans expired recently. We would like to join together and be on a family plan together, as well as have two more lines for my mother and brother (a total of four lines). My mother and brother do not currently have cell phones, and my own cell phone is almost broken, so we need a total of three new good cell phones (preferably touchscreen ones offered for free for new plans through sites like Amazon.com and Wirefly.com). Also, my sister and I would like to keep our numbers.
Would it be possible to accomplish this?
Here's quick list of information:
1) Two individual plans to merge into a family plan with a total of four lines
2) Would like to keep the two phone numbers
3) Would like at least three good phones
Where and how can I go about doing this? Thank you,