Steve Vai wrote:
> On Wed, 19 Nov 2003 08:23:16 GMT, <[email protected]> wrote:
>>Recently, I am getting a new phone. After comparing the prices online and
>>stores, I found a good deal which I have to buy a plan as well. I have two
>>phones in my family with Cingular now. So my question it possible
>>to add a new phone bought online to my family plan?

> YES...but..if as you said "i have to buy a plan as well" is true you
> must extend your current contract if it expires before the new plan
> does, because cingular will tell you that you will need to have a "1
> or 2 year plan" nevermind the fact that you ALREADY HAVE ONE, you have
> to have ANOTHER one on top.... so they will typically offer you a 1
> year deal but the phone is more expensive and with this one year deal
> you have to extend the contract on your family plan if it expires
> before 1 year, cause there will be no plan to run the phone on if it
> expires right. to avoid this u can pay the full price of the phone and
> keep your current contract terms. nice eh.

When you mean buying online, do you mean buying from Cingular online?

What phone do you currently have? Is it GSM or TDMA? You can't mix
TDMA and GSM phones on the same family plan. If you have a GSM plan, it
would be easy to find a cheap phone that you could add to the plan.


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