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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Zonker1, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. Zonker1

    Zonker1 Well-Known Member
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    I currently have a captivate. Hate it. I want to get an Inspire very badly. Here's the thing. I am on a family plan with available lines. If I add a line for the Inspire, I am going to end up with data plans on the Inspire and my Captivate, which I would like to avoid. Any way around this?
     

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  2. Well if you can remove your captivate from the other line then you can just remove that data package
     
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  3. Zonker1

    Zonker1 Well-Known Member
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    You make it sound simple. How do I remove the Captivate from the other line? I won't be using it anymore, except as a guinea pig for custom ROMs using wifi.
     
  4. Donatron

    Donatron Well-Known Member

    Marc explained how this works to me. But the short answer is no, you won't have to have 2 data plans. What you do after adding the new line is ask them to do a device change. They'll move the Inspire from your new line to your current line. After they move the phone, you ask them to remove the data plan from the new line.

    If they're well trained, they should already know the steps involved when you tell them that you're adding a new line to get the discount, but want the phone for yourself. But if they're not well trained, those are the steps involved. Although, if they seem completely clueless, you can have AT&T customer service take care of this for you.
     
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  5. Then tell them you wont be using that phone as long as that line has no activity they Cant make you pay
     
  6. Zonker1

    Zonker1 Well-Known Member
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    Thanks everyone. It's not that I don't believe you, I do, and I am going to it out on Sunday. It just seems too easy to me, since I got my Captivate discounted with a two year contract.

    So I am a little skeptical, but more excited for the Inspire than anything. I wanted an EVO when they first came out. Now I can get a better version. Love the 4.3 inch screen with Sense 2!
     

  7. Np :) donatrons answer is exactly how it goes
     
  8. MarcMaiden

    MarcMaiden Android Enthusiast

    for a little more in depth answer, you click on the "at&t q&a" thread in my signature and one of the FAQ has your answer
     
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  9. Zonker1

    Zonker1 Well-Known Member
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    Every time I click on the link, I get a message saying the link is broken.
     
  10. MarcMaiden

    MarcMaiden Android Enthusiast

  11. Zonker1

    Zonker1 Well-Known Member
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    Does it make a difference that I am adding one of the available lines to my family plan as opposed to upgrading a line that already has a phone plan?
     
  12. MarcMaiden

    MarcMaiden Android Enthusiast

    nope, same theory applies
     
  13. Zonker1

    Zonker1 Well-Known Member
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    Thanks for your help.

    Can't wait till Sunday!
     
  14. Aatos.1

    Aatos.1 Android Enthusiast

    Excellent advice.

    About the only thing I would ad, to make it easier for the Op is this.

    When you call in, just deal with the new phone, and don't say anything about the other. That way it keeps them separate and makes the call simple, and much shorter.

    Then as soon as you are done, call back, you will get another rep, explain that you want to take off the second (old Captivate) phone. It will go much faster this way.

    Plus is you do get a clueless rep, the chance of confusion and a lot of extra time on the phone will be avoided.

    Cheers.... :)
     
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