What's your first month's iPhone bill?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by animenick65, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. animenick65 macrumors 6502

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    Well many of you who got a new 3G iphone on day one should be getting their bills in this week. I'm new with AT&T and my bill is $210 including activation and such. I'm on the basic plan with unlimited texts. Does that seem high for a first months bill? Post your total first months cost!
     
  2. Moomba macrumors regular

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    I believe it is that AT&T bills for the coming month, not the prior one. However, in the case of a new customer you must pay for the current month and the month ahead. At least that is what I am 90% certain I have been seeing.
     
  3. johata3 macrumors regular

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    Did anyone get the pro-rated charges on their bill?
     
  4. animenick65 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I got the prorated charges as well. Wish this was told to me at the apple store when I signed up.
     
  5. johata3 macrumors regular

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    At least the AT&T guy told me that this only happens in the first month. I'll probably get a satisfying number next time on my next bill. :)
     
  6. DreamPod macrumors 65816

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    Yup, that's what happened to me. Prorated AT&T amount for first month + AT&T second month + AT&T activation fee + prorated Helio last month + Helio ETF = :(
     
  7. tritonj macrumors 6502a

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    is this everyone's first cell phone or something? why is everyone so surprised by their first bill, there is nothing new, billing has always been done this way. first month is a pro-rated bill plus the next full bill.
     
  8. ivtecDOu macrumors 6502

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  9. DreamPod macrumors 65816

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    No, many providers (such as my last one, Helio) charge *after* the month and not before it. Which makes more sense, because then when you make that $100 call to Fiji, it shows up on the invoice for the month you made the call, not the month after.
     
  10. yadmonkey macrumors 65816

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    Exactly. Just got a $242 shocker. Not only do the pre-charge you for the next month, but the due date for the payment is before that billing cycle is even over. It's basically a glorified pre-payed plan. I find this to be of poor taste, but not surprising in corporate America.
     
  11. TEG macrumors 604

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    No. The due date is before they start the next billing cycle. Most companies that have a steady charge do this, Comcast, Charter, Verizon Telephone, Verizon Internet, Dish Network, DirectTV, Embarq, my rent, etc. I am always paying for the next month's rent, not the previous month.

    As for the activation fee, I'd call about that, as I believe that Activation is actually included in the price (since it is compulsory), at least that is what other threads have been saying.

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