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Switching from Family Plan to individual plans

by pjensen69 / January 22, 2008 4:04 AM PST

I currently have an AT&T family plan with my roommate. We qualify for a 2-year contract extension, but since he's moving away this year I'm going to switch it to two individual plans.

How will that work in conjunction with a contract extension? We're both going to upgrade our phones, so I want to get the best deal possible, but it's vital that we both keep our phone numbers.

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you shouldn't have a problem at all.
by jgvillan / January 22, 2008 6:07 AM PST

You shouldn't have a problem at all. If you guys are at the end of yoru contract, you can certainly either end the contract all together, or just 're-sign' as individual numbers and accounts. Only one would be a resign, and the other would be completely new. At least that's my assumption.

Good luck

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plan changes
by birdmantd Forum moderator / January 22, 2008 6:52 AM PST

There is NO requirement to extend a contract to change from a Family Talk to an individual plan no matter how far you are in a contract. Additionally, it would not affect your eligibility to upgrade your equipment. Don't be concerned if you upgrade your phones before you change the plans.

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one family plan = multiple individual plans
by dmarie11 / January 23, 2008 5:10 AM PST

You should have no problem at all with getting the contract split in to two. As far as ATT is concerned they are getting more business; my mom and I split her family plan about 4 months in to contract and they were more than happy to do it because now they have more contracts than before when you were on a family plan.

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