Received iPhone - No Charge to Credit Card

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  1. EstrlM3 macrumors 6502

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    so i received my iphone in the mail but still have not been charged for it, is this unusual or will the charge come out later?

    there isn't even a hold on the account...
     
  2. EstrlM3 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  3. ludawg23 macrumors 6502

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    Looks like you got a free phone!

    I would go out tonight and purchase massive amounts of alcohol and lap dances from midget strippers
     
  4. EstrlM3 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    haha no seriously, no charge and no hold. what gives?

    anyone else experience this or have you been charged? i ordered on 6-15
     
  5. tritonj macrumors 6502a

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    don't worry you're on the hook for hte next 2 years, i'm sure if you don't get charged on your card, they'll get around to putting it on a bill
     
  6. daitalianjob macrumors regular

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    if u ordered from apple, run out and close ur checking account! free money lol
     
  7. drewc1138 macrumors 6502

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    Can't tell if you're joking or not, but that's a BIG negative. It's considered a preauthorized transaction...which means that it can reopen the account at any time. Even if it is a debit card tied to your checking account, and you close everything you have with the bank, when that charge does come back through, it will reopen your account.

    I work at a bank, so I've dealt with this kind of stuff several times. Had a guy have his account reopened after 8 months because of a cell phone payment he made that got lost and then found.
     
  8. smokescreen220 macrumors regular

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    LOL...pre-ordered my iphone on 6-15...they charged my card for 2 iphones on 6-18, but later fixed it so that i was only charged for 1 by the next morning...now today the money is back on the card, yet i'm tracking my phone, which is on its way...
     
  9. mikeliterus macrumors newbie

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    Got mine today too and still no charge to my CC.
    They did have a hold on it a few days ago but it went away.
    Phone is up and working! I'm sure they will get around to charging us though.
     
  10. BraydenJames macrumors member

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    Oh hm, I just posted a thread about this same thing. Guess I should have read around a bit first. :eek: My phone is on it's way via Fedex and I've yet to have pre-authorization, hold, or anything at all show up on my account! Lots of free iPhones?! :D haha jk. I don't doubt AT&T will perk up when it comes to $$$...
     
  11. elephunkman macrumors 65816

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    Preauthorizations drop after a certain number of days and will show up when AT&T/Apple decides when to take the money.
     
  12. pab277 macrumors regular

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    This happened to me with an old phone i bought online two years ago (the samsung impression), at&t initially charged my account $200, but then a day later the money was put back and the charge disappeared. I contacted at&t and they said the payment was received, I then contacted the bank and they said it was all on at&t. The charge never re-appeared and I ended up with a free phone.
     
  13. smokescreen220 macrumors regular

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    Gratz....i had an identity theft situation 2 yrs ago...somehow someone near me got ahold of my credit card number and made a $300 purchase on HSN...while i was in the process of dealing with the first charge with my bank, a second charge of $500 showed up on my credit card for HSN again, from the same person...after filing claims on both (and i still had my card, only thing i can figure is they got the number from a carbon charge from a restaurant or something) 2 weeks later i was refunded the money twice...I contacted my bank and HSN, 2 weeks later nothing changed, so i withdrew the money and closed the account (was going to leave that bank anyway) lol...
     
  14. daitalianjob macrumors regular

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    just a joke :)
     

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