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Signing Up To A Shared Cell Phone Plan

Aug 17, 2007
Shared cell phone plan, also known as a family plan, allows you to share one plan account between two cell phones. Currently the shared plans are one of the most popular plans available. The main reason of this fact is that a single shared plan costs less then a couple of single plans. This article explains the details of using a shared cell phone plan.

What are Shared Plans?

Shared cell phone plans allow two or more subscribers to share a common pool of minutes under a single monthly bill. This means that the members of a group can use a single plans allotment of minutes in any proportion, as long as the group does not exceed a particular limit. Usually a shared plan allows unlimited calling between members of a group.

A shared plan cost is comparable to a single plan cost, so it gives the subscribers an opportunity to save a significant amount of money each month for over a year. The shared plans are especially good in case one of the cell phones is used less frequently.

Shared cell phone plans have such names as Family Time, Family Talk, Team Share and so on. However, the subscribers need not to be a family to be able to use a Family plan. Such plans may be convenient for friends, couples and even workgroups.

The advantages of switching to a shared cell phone plan are one of the most popular reasons of changing service plans over the world. Shared cell phone plans are provided by the most part of operators. Furthermore, many phone companies offer the latest phone models for free when switching to a new plan, so it's possible to upgrade a cell phone in the process.

Should I Switch to a Shared Plan?

Whether your group or family was previously all with one provider on different account, or its members use different services, you should definitely consider switching to a shared cell phone plan. This can result in huge savings compared to paying multiple individual fees. To summarize, here is a list of shared plan benefits:

- Shares single pool of minutes between few different cell phones.
- Unlimited communication between the group members.
- Low fee for the second and the following phone lines.
- A single monthly bill.

Millions of people over the world take advantages of shared cell phones. They're one of the easiest plans to set up and the greatest thing about them is you can monitor everyone who is on your plan. This means you can keep an eye on your teenage daughter and make sure she doesn't send the family broke!
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