who pays your bill?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Acronym, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. Acronym macrumors 68000

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    as the title reads im curious as to how many people pay there bill or someone else pays it for you.

    i pay mine.
     
  2. daihard macrumors 6502a

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    So do I. I wonder who doesn't? I'd imagine parents pay their kids' cellphone bills, but those who cannot afford to pay their own cellphone bills should be content with bare-bone phones... at least IMO.
     
  3. Rayfire macrumors 68020

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    Odd question, is this for research or really just personal curiosity?

    Anyway, I pay our bills..
     
  4. zachplaysguitar macrumors 6502

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 3G: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5H11 Safari/525.20)

    Me?
     
  5. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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  6. doubleohseven macrumors 6502a

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    Correct- my parents pay for my phone credit whenever I need it.
     
  7. Mr. Giver '94 macrumors 68000

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    DON'T JUDGE ME!!!!

    My parents pay my bill for a few reasons
    1 I am only 14
    2 We are on a family plan
    3 It costs way less for us to be on an unlimited everything family plan than to pay for things seperately
    4 My parents prefer to have extreme privacy when it comes to financial matters.
    :)
     
  8. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Gawd, I hate this question only b/c I'm the one that pays the bill for our Family Plan/Unlimited TM/1400 Anytime Minutes/7PM Nights & Weekends/(4) iPhones/M2M Unlimited/and whatever else like non-free apps/movies/music/TV shows...:eek:
     
  9. Sirobin macrumors 6502

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    Half and half for me. I'm on my parent's family plan, and I only pay for data and texting. Which reminds me, I owe my parents some money...:p
     
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  11. Mr. Giver '94 macrumors 68000

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    Just wanted to add that I do pay for all of my music, videos, apps, etc. No Limewire or relying on parents' credit cards. :)
     
  12. Farns514 macrumors 6502

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    Parents pay for the texting and minutes. I paid for the first years worth of internet and all the music and apps.
     
  13. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    I pay everything, including the lines for my parents. Call it part of helping out for still living with 'em (you give me more money, I'll move out!).

    I started off with my own Cingular phone plan about 5 years ago because I wanted to really have my own phone that wasn't prepaid. I was on Virgin Mobile, which was OK, but the phones were eh and the network was Sprint's "if you're near a big highway..." plan.

    I got sick of my parents being on PAYG plans because they NEVER had their phones on. Got them on my plan, mainly due to defaulting by so-called friends of mine. It's $100/month for the three of us (1 iPhone, 2 other phones), which really isn't too bad. I have 5,000 rollover minutes and a unlimited minutes pretty much anytime that isn't peak time. I seriously can't use up my minutes quick enough.

    I sure as hell don't think I'd ask my parents to pay my $65/month iPhone plan unless they were ridiculously rich. I just wish I used my voice minutes AND my data connection enough to justify it all. I use a fraction of what I am allotted. The day AT&T comes out with a cheaper data plan for less use, I'M ALL OVER IT.
     
  14. ojstagg93 macrumors member

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    i pay half being 15 35 bucks a month optus australia my mum pays the other 35 pucks
     
  15. iNash macrumors 6502

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    I pay one phone bill, work pays the other one
     
  16. Bobjob186 macrumors 6502

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  17. M0bile macrumors regular

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    My parents pay for $10 each month because that's what it was costing them for me to be on their Alltel family plan before I switched to AT&T. If I really needed it (especially if I can't find a job soon) I'm sure they'd cover me until I have a steady income.
     
  18. yoppie macrumors 6502a

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    College student - parents pay my phone bill (Family plan) I pay all the other bills.
     
  19. Tokiopop macrumors 68000

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    I'm on PAYG, so I pay it mostly, but my parents may give me the occasional top-up.
     
  20. wwe2008 macrumors 6502

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    My Dad pays mine along with my brother, mum, sister and his three phones!!
    aparty from my dad were all on 45pm tarrif - him - stupid ones like 75pm!!
     
  21. Ubuntu macrumors 68000

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    My dad paid for mine, but it was a random gift. So I'm trying to save up to buy him a pay as you go one, and unlock it (hopefully), to return the favour.
     
  22. kas23 macrumors 603

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    Damn, not only do I have to pay for my wife and I, I have to pay for the in-laws too! We're on a family plan - I don't know how I got suckered into paying their portion (they definitely do not have iPhones though).
     
  23. andreab35 macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5H11 Safari/525.20)

    I used to have an individual plan- but the my Dad wanted an iPhone as well. So, I stick him on a Family Plan with me. I pay my share, and he pays his share. So we split the bill half and half. Works out well for us!
     
  24. slop macrumors newbie

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    I try to get my wife to pay my bills (we have seperate bank accounts), but I still working on it ;)
     

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