My first 3G bill is available online and Im about to PEE BLOOD!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by zepharus, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. zepharus macrumors 6502a

    zepharus

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    I took the Base 450 Min plan.. added Unlimited Texts so If my math serves me that is 89.99/mo not including taxes. I also went over 136Min so on the LAST day of the billing period I switched to the 900 min plan....as my first mo was a test on how many Mins I would use.

    My bill is $309!! Um.... I havent looked at the detail but how the hell can this possible be correct? Ill check when I get home.. thoughts?
     
  2. jecapaga macrumors 601

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  3. TEG macrumors 604

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    One you are charged for the past month and the coming month. All additional bills will be for the coming month, plus any extra charges for the last month.

    Also, I believe that the charge is $0.45 per minute for overages on the 450 minute plan.

    So 88.99 X 2 = 177.98
    136 minutes & $.45 = 61.20
    Fees are about $20 per month, plus tax on the everything. It sounds about right to me.

    TEG
     
  4. ubersalad macrumors 6502a

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    $309 and you're gonna pee blood? Hahaha...you'll die if you see my normal phone bills then.
     
  5. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Talk less and please post pics (tasteful of course) of you peeing blood.
     
  6. dacreativeguy macrumors 68020

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    Sounds like you may have a kidney stone or venereal disease. Might want to have a doctor check that out.
     
  7. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    You'd think this fact would be common knowledge since I'm pretty sure most cell phone companies do this.
     
  8. psingh01 macrumors 65816

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    I bet they hope you forget about the advanced payments when you cancel your contract.
     
  9. TEG macrumors 604

    TEG

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    Actually, at&t prorates your bill, and uses the credit to reduce your already prorated ETF.

    TEG
     
  10. mavis macrumors 68040

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 3G (white): Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_0_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5B108 Safari/525.20)

    $300? That's unusual?? Hell, my data charges last month alone were $6,700. Of course, that's before adjustment ;) but still.
     
  11. Dizle macrumors 6502

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    So were paying for last months service and next months i advance??
     
  12. Noplac2hyd macrumors member

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    I got my bill yesterday and it was $314 and change... I called ATT and said it was this fee and that fee and prorate this and that..

    Ultimately with little digging they gave me a $75 dollar credit off my bill... So I suggest when you get your bill and its ridiculously high call and you will probably get some sort of credit

    P.S. my normal bill is around $180 - family plan with 2 iPhone's and 1 non-iPhone
     
  13. Andrmgic macrumors 6502a

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    Mine is $119.. I understand that $18 of that is the upgrade fee, but they have my monthly price at $85.99.. which is $11 higher than where it should be.

    I have the base number of voice minutes: 450 which is $39.99/mo
    I have the unlimited data for the iPhone 3G which is $30.00/mo
    and I choose 200 text messages at $5.00/mo

    My monthly total before taxes should be $74.99

    I'll be dropping by a store when I get my paper bill.
     
  14. aneftp macrumors 601

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    Call ATT CS. Explain the situation. Tell them you didn't know that minutes were prorated, especially since you switched calling plans within the same monthly billing cycle. Just be calm and polite. Something similar happened to me when I had a similar plan (way back at the beginning of 2004) and I switched plans to a higher minute plan in the middle of the month.

    The CS service rep gave me a $100 credit for that month (that's better than nothing). That was the more pleasant Cingular of circa 2004. I do not know how the "new ATT" will respond.
     
  15. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    My guess is that a significant portion of that $11 will be taxes and other fees.
     
  16. Inukami macrumors 6502

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    $40 = activation fee
    $90*2 = monthly service fee + prorated
    $61.20 = 136 minutes & $.45
    $20 = tax
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    I think what happened is that since you bought the iPhone at the start of the month, the prorated bill was most of the month + You changed your contract on the last day of the first cycle.
     
  17. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Adjustments? I racked up and they made me pay first and then credited my money back. :rolleyes:
     
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  19. eplchamps0304 macrumors 6502a

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    I am a new ATT customer.
    450 min
    Unlimited data
    No text messaging plan

    My first bill was for partial month (6days) plus the next month. Total of $97 because the $36 activation fee was removed.
     
  20. Jphillippe macrumors regular

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    Why was the activation fee removed?
     

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