Suggestions to bring down the man!

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by beccajk, May 30, 2008.

  1. beccajk macrumors newbie

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    basically for the past ten months, I've been charged $20.00 every month for a subscription to a ringtone company. yeah, $20 is alot of a subscprition. but this is the kicker. It's a subscrition five different times. This is what my latest phone bill looked like:

    Item Date Description Type Merchant
    Name Merchant
    Contact Charge Tax Total
    Charge
    1 05/10/2008 MOTRICITY:33633#4104 Mblox 1-800-331-0500 2.99 0.00 2.99
    2 05/10/2008 MOTRICITY:33633#4104 Mblox 1-800-331-0500 2.99 0.00 2.99
    3 05/10/2008 MOTRICITY:33633#4104 Mblox 1-800-331-0500 2.99 0.00 2.99
    4 05/10/2008 MOTRICITY:33633#4104 Mblox 1-800-331-0500 2.99 0.00 2.99
    5 05/10/2008 MOTRICITY:33633#4104 Mblox 1-800-331-0500 2.99 0.00 2.99
    Totals 14.95 0.00 14.95


    see, all the same things? i dont know what the extra $6 is to go up to $20, but it's $20. Anyway, so I called AT&T and they explained it was subscription. They said they could only go back two months and reimburse me $59.00. ( i dont get how that adds up. but whatever.)

    So where did this subscription come from? Last July, I purchased a download from Mtv and yeah, the price was, I guess, $2.99. But I stopped the subscription. So, yeah, basically, over the past year, I've been paying an extra $200 for some this. And that's alot of money.. especially for a poor college student.

    So, basically, i kinda wanted to rant a little. And I wanted some advice on ways to go about getting back that other $120 that AT&T will not be able to give me. I'm about go to the motricity website and email the customer service people there.

    oh, and you might be wondering why I didnt take better attention to my phone bill before? well, I did. I went to a store and asked what the $20 was for. And they gave me some weird answer, which I accepted because I didnt think it was going to be a big deal. But just recently, i realized i'm incredibly poor and I wanted to see how I could cut down my $85 a month phone bill. and i stumbled upon this.

    anyway, thanks for your help and advice.
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

    swiftaw

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    Omaha, NE, USA
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    Don't email motricity, call them. The number is right there.
     
  3. Queso macrumors G4

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    One of life's little lessons. When it comes to money, always read the small print and don't believe everything sales staff tell you.

    Best of luck, but make sure you learn from this even if you don't get your money back.
     
  4. beccajk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i must be daft because I couldnt find the customer service number anywhere on their website.

    i tried to email them (they have a little form thing..) but im not sure if it worked. ugh.
     
  5. swiftaw macrumors 603

    swiftaw

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    #5
    Item Date Description Type Merchant
    Name Merchant
    Contact Charge Tax Total
    Charge
    1 05/10/2008 MOTRICITY:33633#4104 Mblox 1-800-331-0500 2.99 0.00 2.99
    2 05/10/2008 MOTRICITY:33633#4104 Mblox 1-800-331-0500 2.99 0.00 2.99
    3 05/10/2008 MOTRICITY:33633#4104 Mblox 1-800-331-0500 2.99 0.00 2.99
    4 05/10/2008 MOTRICITY:33633#4104 Mblox 1-800-331-0500 2.99 0.00 2.99
    5 05/10/2008 MOTRICITY:33633#4104 Mblox 1-800-331-0500 2.99 0.00 2.99
    Totals 14.95 0.00 14.95
     
  6. rhsgolfer33 macrumors 6502a

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    How come you let it go on for so long? You could for sure have saved that $200 if you would have talked to them months ago.

    I say call motorcity and explain that you cancelled and show them any documentation you have of that fact.
     
  7. mithrilfox macrumors regular

    mithrilfox

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    Japan
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    For the first six month, I monitored my and my wife's cell phone bills (first time we had cell phones in Japan). After that, I cancelled the detailed paper reports and just monitored the cost every month. As long as it isn't more than a few dollars off from the previous month, I know everything is fine.
     
  8. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

    NC MacGuy

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    It's probably a bit late but I have all my cellphone bills get autopayed from my Amex card. Had a few 800 number calls charged to phones from some strange text message scam and Verizon had a difficult time removing charges. Disputed credit card charge with Amex and they petitioned Verizon who took the charges and all back ones off pronto.
     

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