Why was my iphone bill 195?

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  1. APPLEFAN8 macrumors 65816

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    For the first month? Thought it would be like 95? Anyone know the reason? Thanks
     
  2. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    They charge one month in advance, so it's your prorated + one month. The first month bill is always the most expensive. Your next bill should be $95.
     
  3. APPLEFAN8 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Okay thanks! I have the money but I was expecting it to be like 95 bucks. I just looked at my bill stuff, so it said pro rated and stuff too. Why is it like that?
     
  4. APPLEFAN8 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Also saw that I changed my features like twice and they charged me, my messaging features from 1500 to unlimited and than back. Just going to stay at unlimited I guess.
     
  5. bunnicula macrumors 68040

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    It's in your contract. They bill a month in advance.

    No clue why... maybe they think that people are gonna use the phone a whole month then not pay and they wanna always be one month ahead?
     
  6. APPLEFAN8 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    So is this a 2 month bill or just a one? I'm all confused haha
     
  7. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    They don't cancel service mid-billing cycle, so it's their safeguard to bill one month in advance in case the customer fails to pay the last bill.
     
  8. Jare macrumors 65816

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    Because you failed to read your contract in which it states your double billed for the first month.
     
  9. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    The first bill is one month bill plus prorated from the day you started (sometime in mid-billing cycle to the end of the normal period).
     
  10. Komiksulo macrumors 6502

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    Well, actually, it's for the beginning month that you've already used, plus the upcoming month. Not billed twice for the same month.
     
  11. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    This isn't correct.
     
  12. Jare macrumors 65816

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    Damn, I need to learn to edit my posts quicker.
     
  13. Anne R. Kist macrumors newbie

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    Try proofreading before posting.
     
  14. Jare macrumors 65816

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    Force of habit. Type + enter + oh **** = edit.
     
  15. APPLEFAN8 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    okay makes sense, so this is normal? lol
     
  16. unlimitedx macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, it is industry standard.
     
  17. Zepaw macrumors 65816

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    Do you just lost that month you paid for if you return the phone within 30 days or is that refunded too?
     
  18. sapporobaby macrumors 68000

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    Don't they have customer service reps that you can ask these questions to?
     
  19. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    It's refunded if you cancel within 30 days. After 30 days, though, some carriers such as at&t and Sprint will charge you for the remainder of the billing month whereas others such as Verizon will prorate the final month of service.

    The OP is allowed to ask questions here. Contrary to popular belief, we're not all unhelpful and only shoot lines such as "Cool story, Bro."
     
  20. sapporobaby macrumors 68000

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    As hard a I looked I couldn't find a place where I said not to ask questions. My question was. In reference to him getting the best answer possible which would most l likely come from his operators customer service unless you happen to be one. I don't know. Just sayin...
     

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