Real costs wearables carrier plan

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by jbizzybeetle, Oct 5, 2017.

  1. jbizzybeetle macrumors 6502a

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    AT&T bill shows $8.53 in various gov’t taxes added to $10 addition for wearable on monthly bill.
     
  2. mjmchase macrumors member

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    Are you seeing any credits for the $25 activation fee? My understanding was that we would receive a credit for the activation fee, as well as three $10 credits for the first three months access fees. I am seeing none of these.
    And I agree, the additional taxes and fees are making this watch more of a monthly expense than I anticipated.
     
  3. bruinsrme macrumors 603

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    I believe the credits will appear on the third or 4th billing cycle after activation.

    Yes the taxes are outrageous. Remember our government is broke.
     
  4. dave006 Contributor

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    AT&T states that it may take 2 to 3 billing cycles for the credits to be applied.

    Bill Credit: Account and service on your line must remain active to get up to two credits ($30 service + $25 activation) w/in 3 bills. No activation credit if already waived. Offer Limits: Max. of 1 activation credit/waiver per device. One credit offer per eligible Apple Watch Series 3 activation. May not be combinable with other offers, discounts, or credits.

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  5. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    :eek:

    $18.53 per month for this thing? $222.36/year. Sheesh.
     
  6. dave006 Contributor

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    Seems very odd, I don't have my Watch until today but looking at another one of my AT&T phone bills. I see a charge for $0.69 on a $40 plan. On another plan I see $7.42 on an $86.20 plan.

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  7. Brookzy macrumors 601

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    For once we get a good deal in the UK then. £5/month ($6.64) here, and that's including 20% tax. And first six months free.

    Though we still get ripped off on the price of the Watch though!
     
  8. jbizzybeetle thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The activation fee for me was shown as $40 with $20 credit, but there is another fee with credit in the long list on the printout. To answer factually on whether a next-bill credit will be applied, I have to go thru the bill with a CS rep — with AT&T, the printed version is alot harder to follow than the bill you see on screen.
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    hmmmm, about half what I spend on venti latte breve, which lasts alot less time than my AW S0 did its 2.5 years on my wrist.
    ... about 10x what I spend annually on clothes, shoes, cosmetics....yes, my husband wishes I were normal and not setting the alarm for 1:50 am Oct. 27.
     
  9. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

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    That doesn't make it right.
     
  11. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    Are you getting this information off the bill itself or off the "updated contract agreement". If its the latter, thats an estimate. For me in California, that showed $20 per iPhone in fees, in reality, it was more like $4 per line. That contract agreement shows what the "maximum possible amount of taxes and fees" will be. I bet it will be between $1-2 at most.
     
  12. ricktat macrumors 65816

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    With Verizon I have 6 phones and 2 connected devices and my taxes and fees are $35 combined
     
  13. HeathH macrumors regular

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    Wow. That’s a significant expense. How in the world can they justify over $8 taxes and fees on a $10 service?
     
  14. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    Because it’s not. The OP is just guessing. It’s gonna be $1-2 per month in fees. Even iPhone lines aren’t $8 a month.
     
  15. dave006 Contributor

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    Yes but that is not what it costs for the $10 plan. The OP is mistaken. For example, as I indicated above, I only pay $0.69 in Taxes and fees. The Additional carrier fees are $2.12 for a grand total of $2.81 for a $40 plan.

    Dave
     
  16. Mansu944 macrumors 6502

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    If you people are worried about a few bucks in taxes on your bill how do you not pop a gasket when you look at your paychecks? This is what big government gets you.
     
  17. HeathH macrumors regular

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    Well that all makes way more sense. I would pay for it, but I don't even have the option (sad face emoji).
     
  18. jbizzybeetle thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    not guessing. reading bill.
     
  19. Farrellcollie macrumors 6502

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    with verizon - one phone's fees and taxes for me are about $12 - I havent bothered looking at the bill to see what the watch adds on.
     
  20. jbizzybeetle, Oct 7, 2017
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    Previousky attached now removed: page 2 of the bill with Apple Watch LTE detail. page 1 dealt with IPhone. exactly the same surcharges, fees and taxes as on IPhone page 1. any activation credits would come later. haven’t talked to ATT yet. the $108.83 is total with IPhone.
     
  21. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    Those taxes and fees are charged on the activation fee and as well as the partial month of service. You are essentially paying double the taxes and fees because of the pro-rated charges. Taxes and fees are not prorated as they are line based. Your next bill should be no more than $12.00-$13.00 for the line including fees.

    I just checked my iPhone bill. We have 3 lines on an unlimited Plus plan. We pay $13.40 for all 3 lines in taxes and fees combined.
     
  22. Brookzy macrumors 601

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    What a complete shower of **** that bill is...

    TEN hidden charges?!

    My bill is:

    Service: £17.50
    Apple Watch: £4.17
    20% tax
    Total £26
     
  23. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Here I pay $3 in "Surcharges & Fees" plus $2.58 in "Government Taxes & Fees" for a total of $5.58 per each $15/mo line on my AT&T MobileShare plan.

    We'll see what the watch plan ends up being.
     
  24. lw9090 macrumors regular

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    Looking over a bill from last year with an added $10 Onstar account. (in OH)
    Access to Onstar 10.00
    Admin Fee .76
    Regulatory Cost 1.20
    OH State Local 911 fee .25
    Total Other Charges 2.21
    Total for Onstar 12.21
     
  25. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    Something is amiss or ATT is gouging (not surprise). T-Mobile is charging $1.24 additional (unless you’re on the ONE plan which is taxes included).
     

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