Why is my bill so expensive?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Anthony T, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. Anthony T macrumors 6502a

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    I've got the plan with 450 minuted ($69.99/mo) + unlimited texting ($20.00/mo). My nights start at 7 PM. My bill has been $163 for like the past couple of months. For those of you with a similar plan, how much is your bill after taxes, surcharges, etc.?

    Also, if I decide to get another phone from AT&T, will I have to pay to cancel my iPhone plan and then sign a new contract? How does that work?
     
  2. rednano74 macrumors member

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    You have to pay extra per month to get the nights starting at 7pm. If you are not and you are talking during the 7-9 pm, then you are probably being charged by the minute. I also think if your call time starts at let's say 8:57pm and you talk to any time after 9pm, ALL those minutes are by the minute, hence not covered in the 5000 night and weekend minutes.

    Your bill with your plan should run you less than $100 after fees and taxes.
     
  3. Vandam500 macrumors 68000

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    That is weird. My Bill is $94.99 every month. I have everything you have except the earlier nights and weekends, mines start at 9PM. I have only paid a little over $94.99 when I send texts to foreign countries but thats it. Check your statement online and the paper one if you receive it. If you add up everything and its not what your paying you HAVE to call AT&T and ask to speak to a manager or something like that. Good lucK! Also, you should get refunded all the money you have been paying extra. Why haven't you called or looked into this before?
     
  4. Hutch1 macrumors 6502a

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    Come on it's way more productive to ask strangers on a forum "why my bill is so high" than contact the people that actually send you the bill.
     
  5. iFerd macrumors 6502a

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    :D:D
     
  6. eplchamps0304 macrumors 6502a

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    Its amazing how "stupid" (not directed at you OP) some consumers are. A bill is suspected to be too high or higher than usual, and the consumer instead of finding out why there and then, continues to pay the high bill for couple months, and in this economy. Amazing.
     
  7. Vandam500 macrumors 68000

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    This is unbelievably true. If my bill is even 5 dollars more then usual I will do a ALL OUT investigation :p
     
  8. RTiii320 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I am paying $184 a month for 2 iphones with 1400 minutes, unlimited texting on both, and with the data plan. Eek, I couldnt imagine paying nearly $165 for just one phone! Call att and ask them whats up!
     
  9. Vandam500 macrumors 68000

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    The OP is getting served with that bill
     
  10. RTiii320 macrumors 6502a

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    that's why i recommended talking to at&t?:confused:

    I didn't say I didn't believe him, but rather to cal at&t and figure out what's going on.

    I definitely do believe him, we all know that at&t will gladly take every cent they can from you.
     
  11. TheMBC macrumors 6502

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    Go to ATT.com, log in, view your full bill, and see why they're charging you so much.

    My bill has been $20 more these couple of months because when I activated my iPhone they were still charging me for the old phone's plan... then they decided to charge me now. But I looked EVERYWHERE for an answer... was about to call them, but the full bill thing helped... along with my knowledge of my previous bills.
     
  12. Anthony T thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The bill was just paid today and AT&T was closed when I called. ;)
     
  13. skwoytek macrumors 6502a

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    Same here. 2 iPhones. 1400 minutes. Unlmited text. ≈$185

    Find out what's up...
     
  14. kas23 macrumors 603

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    Also, if this is your first bill (which it sounds like it is), an activation fee will be on there (I thinks it's about 30 bucks). The first bill is always super high. But as someone else pointed out - you have to factor in the early nights you signed up for.
     
  15. fedup flyer macrumors regular

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    Sometimes you have to audit your bill. I was charged for a couple of calls to China but at a ridicouls rate. I was supposed to be paying $.18/min instead they charged me $2.95/min. That was about a $200 difference in my bill. Of course now AT&T sends the shortened version of the bill in the mail making it a little harder to audit.
     

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