App Store and Paypal

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  1. Gonzo3333 macrumors 6502a

    Gonzo3333

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    I just looked at my bill online this morning. For some reason I was charged $49.99 for "other charges". Does anybody have any idea what that means? Any app that I buy from the app store has been paid through Paypal, I have all the reciepts in my email inbox. Do you think ATT is charging me for the apps I have downloaded even after paying for them with Paypal? I haven't been able to call them about it yet because I am at work but I will when I get home tonight. Any advice before I leave work would be great.

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  2. grantsdale macrumors 6502a

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    AT&T doesn't have anything to do with the App Store.
     
  3. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    I would talk with Apple. There is a possibility that the "other" charges are for paypal fees, which would be BS if they were charging you for their fee. I would get in touch with apple, either via phone or iTMS support.
     
  4. Gonzo3333 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I think that charge is kind of BS. My wife doesn't order anything on her phone that we would be billed for. I just want to get to the bottom of this before I have to bend over and take it from ATT.
     
  5. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    If anything, PayPal would charge Apple and not the BUYER.
     
  6. renewed macrumors 68040

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    This past month I had $30+ for "other charges". Called AT&T and ******* em out and they ended up apologizing and saying it was a mistake in the billing system and removed it.

    You have to really watch cell phone companies. No one is worse then t-mobile but the others will try to sneak stuff in from time to time.
     
  7. question fear macrumors 68020

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    The App store wouldn't have anything to do with AT&T.

    Do both your phones on AT&T have unlimited data/texting? Have you roamed recently? Have you made a whole lot of 411 calls? Just throwing out possibilities to consider, so you're prepared if you need to argue with AT&T.

    If the 49.99 is on your AT&T bill, that's a usage issue and not an Apple one.
     
  8. Gonzo3333 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The only thing that I can think of is my wife traveled to Connecticut to see her family. I don't thnk we would have gotten any roaming charges because we have a the Family Talk National Plan. I don't know, I think I will just have to call ATT tonight and either get it resolved or get owned by ATT.
     
  9. Gonzo3333 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    My phone have unlimited data, 200 text messages that I never go over on. The wife does not have an iPhone, she has 200 text messages, she does go over every once in a while but not enough to make a $49.99 overage charge. I am baffeled at what the charge is, I guess only ATT knows. I'll post what comes out of the phone call to ATT later tonight.
     
  10. Gonzo3333 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ATT worked it out for me!

    I just got the paper bill in the mail today and it itemized the charges. They were from this stupid facebook I.Q. test that sent a text message to my iPhone. I was charged $9.99, $14.99 and $19.99 for the third party service. ATT gladly got rid of the charges and is going to email me a pin number for some kind of password for downloading content not related to the App Store or iTunes.
     
  11. cap'njack macrumors member

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    ^ that's a sickening amount of money to recieve a text message.

    I didn't know you could pay for stuff in the App Store by Paypal, is this a USA only thing? Or have I just not heard of it?
     
  12. skubish macrumors 68030

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    You can't. Since this was on his bill from ATT it is really unrelated to the AppStore. Apple bills you separately for the AppStore.
     
  13. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    I'm not sure if it's a US only thing, but it's definitly legal and under your term fo agreement; something along the lines of "3rd parties can add charges to your account that AT&T isn't responsible for verifying." Some shady, shady ****.
     
  14. shabbado macrumors member

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    Call up ATT&T... the charges are not from the app store. You may be a victim of some online scam. This happened to my GF the other day.

    Also, if this is the case, tell ATT&T to remove the charges. If they say they cannot remove them, insist and they will do it.

    Good Luck!
     

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