AT&T Direct Fulfillment Charging Question

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by shamash, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. shamash macrumors 6502a

    shamash

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    Heya.. so I ordered 7/18 via Direct Fulfillment for my 8gb black 3g. After charging the $199 there is $11 left on my credit card, but I heard instead of just processing that hold, they let the hold expire and make a new charge. Will I not get my phone since there isn't enough money for them to make a new charge? Or will it just go over the hold..

    Thanks.
     
  2. islandtitan macrumors regular

    islandtitan

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    the hold is just the authorization that AT&T did to make sure your card had enough for the charge. When the phone ships, then they process the charge. You fine.
     
  3. shamash thread starter macrumors 6502a

    shamash

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    But everyone keeps saying that they don't just process they charge, they end up with two charges for how much their phone cost.
     
  4. dawg521 macrumors member

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    My hold just got taken off last night or this morning without another one being put on on top of it. I'll update later when I get a bank update (nothing else as of 12:40 PM).
     
  5. islandtitan macrumors regular

    islandtitan

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    no - that's not what they mean. The authorization will only last a certain number of days and then is released by your credit card company. When it is released, AT&T will run another authorization to hold the funds for your phone so that when it is ready to ship they can charge the card.
     

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