Can you add-a-line with past due account? (AT&T)

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  1. articulatefool macrumors regular

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    OP can't pay his phone bill.... But OP must pre-order the latest phone!


    Priorities? :confused:
     
  2. Lindsford macrumors 6502a

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    My guess would be no... And to probably pay my phone bill before shelling out $200+ for a phone
     
  3. wongulous macrumors 6502a

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    Most people have family plans... I don't know about you, but I'm not paying for my whole family. I pay my share to the account holder.

    And it's my money to spend on a new phone if I want.

    Additionally, since you're judging someone's financial choices, don't you realize that it's the most prudent fiscal choice to be on as big of a family plan as you can arrange? Much, much lower cost per line, sometimes half the cost of a single line account.
     
  4. Stayfly2407 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    THANKYOU! How does everyone know im talking about me and not me tied to someones account who hasn't paid their half of the bill? SMH
     
  5. articulatefool macrumors regular

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    Sure it makes sense to be on a family plan if you can afford it.... Obviously whomever owns your plan cannot.

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    If they aren't paying their bill, get your own line.

    You expect the company to treat you like gold when you aren't paying them for the service you already consumed?
     
  6. Stayfly2407 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    dude what are you talking about? my bill is always paid in full and i dont expect anything from the company. This was a general question, good grief
     
  7. iBreatheApple macrumors 68020

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    OP didn't ask for your criticism. OP asked if he could add a line with a past due account.

    OP, I don't think so.
     
  8. wongulous macrumors 6502a

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    Or they can afford it, and made some kind of error at the same time that the OP wanted to upgrade.

    And I don't think they "expect" the company to "treat them like gold," because they were just *asking* on a forum before they even bother the company to request a standard upgrade in exchange for a contract commitment... aka an opportunity for the company to profit.

    And then you assume the OP isn't paying them for the service they consumed, when they may have (perhaps the bill is half paid and half due), or it may not be their responsibility to pay (if they aren't the account holder), or any other number of circumstances may have occurred (an enormous overage bill last month or someone accidentally subscribing to some of those crazy text message subscription $19.99/month things) that are still being resolved.

    Just the rude judgmental responses that no one asked for... I don't get it.

    But anyway, OP, the answer is probably that they will not. :(
     
  9. Stayfly2407 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks
     
  10. GoreVidal macrumors 6502a

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    Non-existant apparently.

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    Dude, why would you be asking about an account that is past due if you always pay in full?
     
  11. rhinosrcool macrumors 65816

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    Before you criticize, it would help to read his post.
     
  12. GoreVidal macrumors 6502a

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    What's the fun in that?
     
  13. takasugi macrumors regular

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    and I'm sure he was not asking for himself since he stated he always pays his bill...it was for a "friend" :rolleyes:
     
  14. iBreatheApple macrumors 68020

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    Can you blame him for getting back in his shell? Half the people here act like they make 7 digits a year and how dare someone buy the new phone if they are a bill behind. I don't care how much money one makes, there's always times where you have to budget things.

    Some people need to get off their high-horse.
     
  15. nostresshere macrumors 68030

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    sorry, if account is past due, they should just shut your phone off.

    If the deadbeats you are dealing with can not pay their share, then get your own line.

    This is not the phone companies problem.

    Grow up.
     
  16. takasugi macrumors regular

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    You don't have to make a lot of money to figure out buying a new phone when you are a bill behind is no way to "budget" things. Probably the reason why they need to "budget" as you described it...to me it's not being able to meet your financial responsibilities whatever you make a year.
     
  17. slippery-pete macrumors 65816

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    exactly

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    Get your own line OP, stop depending on deadbeat relatives/friends to pay half the bill
     
  18. sulpfiction macrumors 68030

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    "Can you add-a-line with past due account? (AT&T)"

    Ok, I read his post.
     
  19. wongulous macrumors 6502a

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    Except for when the bill is not for you or your lines or in your name... I.e. the majority of people on family plans since there can only be one account holder. I mean, if it's in your name, it's still your responsibility ultimately, but they have grace periods and past due periods before shut off for a reason. Sometimes you have to play catch-up.
     
  20. PhoenixMac macrumors 65816

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    I think High-Schools should have a financial class added to their curriculums to explain what a budget is and how to use one. If you have a good budget and you know that a phone comes out once a year, not only could you have that money already saved up and all of your bills paid, you could have an "Emergency" account that is different than your "real-life" emergencies so when
    situations like these occur you do not have to go online and ask random questions like these.

    You do not have to have a 7-figure salary to be able to afford the things you like as long as you have them in your budget and are living within or below your means.
     
  21. brandnewrock22 macrumors newbie

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    In the past, AT&T has allowed people with past due accounts upgrade, assuming they're not >30 days past due. After that, they usually require a payment before they'll let you do anything.
     
  22. alent1234 macrumors 603

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    in the last year even if you're 1 day past due i've had AT&T tell me i'm not eligible for an upgrade
     
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