My husband and I are interested in having my mother-in-law join our plan. We still have another year before we can renew our phones and were just going to have her join then. However, she is out of her 2-year plan and has not upgraded her phone in over 2 years. What and when is the best way/time for her to join our account and upgrade her phone? Does she have to upgrade her phone when she joins our plan? What will that do to our plan, if anything? Will she just jump onto our contract or will she have her own contract but just be on our account? I just made changes to my plan today (to get the cheaper data pricing) so my contract end date isn't for another 2 years. I know we have to call the Assumption of Liability number and release/accept the line, but what all is entailed in the process? We are just looking for the best way to do this to save the most money and have her be able to upgrade her phone. Sorry if I have a bunch of questions, I'm just clueless when it comes to this stuff!
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When I assumed liability for my husband's line everything essentially stayed the same for his. He was added to my More Everything so I increased our data allotment but that's about it. His contract/upgrade date stayed the same as before I assumed the line. He upgraded once his contract was up. Note: There will be one last bill under the previous account owner after you assume liability. Any balance does not get transferred to your account.
That was helpful! Thanks! To clarify, if she is eligible for an upgrade now, once she switches over she will still be eligible for an upgrade? I'm pretty sure she does not want to upgrade via Edge. Once we add her to our account, we can then go ahead and change our data plan to have it make sense for all of us, and then have her upgrade her phone? How does her phone upgrade work? Will she have to pay full retail price for the phone or just extend her individual contract for 2 more years under our account and get whatever discounts you guys have going on for phones?