AT&T Billing question

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jaikob, Jul 5, 2009.

  1. jaikob macrumors 6502

    jaikob

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    So I just got my first ATT bill.

    I have the basic 450 mins + 1500 texts, $30 data plan, so hypothetically my monthly service charges should be $85.99. But my bill says otherwise:

    Previous Balance
    $0.00
    Payment Posted
    $0.00
    BALANCE
    $0.00
    Monthly Service Charges
    90.66
    Usage Charges
    0.00
    Credits/Adjustments/Other Charges
    45.35
    Government Fees & Taxes
    2.37


    TOTAL CURRENT CHARGES
    $138.38

    Why am I getting charged $90.66 for this month, and 45.35 in Other Charges? I know there is a $36.00 activation fee, but this just isn't adding up...

    Am I always going to get charged 90.66 a month for services that were supposed to cost me around 85 a month + taxes?
     
  2. Bacong macrumors 68000

    Bacong

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    Few things...90.66 or whatever is about what it should be for 85.99 plus tax.

    secondly, you really should pay the extra 5 bucks for unlimited texts.
     
  3. iBookG4user macrumors 604

    iBookG4user

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    You might consider calling AT&T and asking for a breakdown of your bill.
     
  4. jaikob thread starter macrumors 6502

    jaikob

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    Ok. Why would I want to pay for a service I probably won't use? I will never use 1500.
     
  5. UngratefulNinja macrumors 68000

    UngratefulNinja

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    Am I the only one that thinks that 90.66 is completely reasonable for $85 + taxes? How much were you expecting it to be with taxes? :confused:
     
  6. iBookG4user macrumors 604

    iBookG4user

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    That would be the case if it didn't say "Government Fees & Taxes 2.37" above. It seems that the 90.66 is not including the fees and taxes.
     
  7. AbSoluTc macrumors 68040

    AbSoluTc

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    Your bill sounds right to me. You might want to look at it and also call AT&T. They would be able to answer your question(s) better than we can :)
     
  8. UngratefulNinja macrumors 68000

    UngratefulNinja

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    But he said:

    No one's fees and taxes are $2 per month. That's impossible. So how much was he expecting to pay?
     
  9. jaikob thread starter macrumors 6502

    jaikob

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    I got it, lol at myself, I didn't scroll all the way down the pdf to see the breakdown. The prorate is included in the 90.66.

    Yeah, the 90.66 is NOT including taxes or fees.
     
  10. spaceboots06 macrumors 6502a

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  11. nitemare macrumors regular

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    simple. was this a new AT&T account or did u switch from a non-iPhone account to an iPhone account? the extra charges if you were between billing cycles was a pro-rated amount.
     
  12. jaikob thread starter macrumors 6502

    jaikob

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    Yeah I figured it out lol. :) I was stupid and didn't scroll down to get my bill breakdown.
     
  13. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68030

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    And next time, get on the horn and talk to AT&T. This is MacRumors...not AT&T.
     
  14. joro macrumors 68020

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    This also would include your activation/upgrade fee which is going to push your first bill higher as well.
     

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