Im ready to flip out now!

@911Ricki (13602)
Canada
July 31, 2012 9:17pm CST
I got my cellphone bill $ 91.31 this month, and last month was $75.95. When I signed this contract they said it would be $65.00 a month. I don;t have a description. since they never mailed it on time (I would get it half the time yet was paying for the paper copy), they put me on the mailing list (email) and I don;t receive that. So really I dont know what Im paying for. Im reday to snap and wuestion why its so high when Im suppose to gave things included in my contract, I dont call really anyone.
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@silverfox09 (4727)
• United States
6 Sep 12
Those providers are usually liars , always telling you the good side of things to get you to sign. Whenever you get something on your bill you dont understand , they may tell you the rate has gone up, you might say I pay for a flat rate then they tell you its in the term that they have all rights to change the rate at anytime .
• United States
29 Aug 12
Taxes, taxes and more taxes. They have fees for this and fees for that. You end up paying about $15 more than what you should. I even heard there's a fee for people who don't pay their bills, so apparently we pay for that too.
@sk66rc (4261)
• United States
3 Aug 12
Typically, when a phone company quotes you a price, they quote you a price before tax... Typical bill has 15% - 20% taxes... Well, most of it is tax & some federal regulated fees... That's here in U.S... I have AT&T & my bill was supposed to be $90/month before tax... But I do get 22% off of part of the bill so it comes out to $74.60 before tax... My bill every month comes out to $86 & change... That's little over $12 in taxes & fees... Now, discrepancy in your bill seems little more than a tax & fee issue... If I'm not mistaken, you should be able to log into your carrier's website & register your phone number & view your bills... Right off the bat, it sounds like either data or text messages... If you're using "per use" services like that, you can have huge difference in month to month bill... I'm not saying that's what it is but it could be an issue...I don't k ow how your country's tax structure is but if it's anything like here is U.S, your $65/month is actually more like $75/month with taxes & fees... Did they say anything about activation fee? That might make a difference in your first 2 - 3 bills as well... It could be any combination of everything I mentioned... But do check into their website & see you can get your bill...
@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
3 Aug 12
If you have the contract you signed that says a specific price...all you have to do is send them that and tell them to fix it. If you don't have a contract, you are kind of stuck. Your word against theirs. I just go on my husbands plan and he even had to sign a new contract...so did I for my line even tho it is a family plan. I know with most thingslike that...they have a come-on thing...like $X for the first three months, then $XXX after that. I just changed cable service...and I have free for 3 months 3 movie channels. If I don't call and cancel at the end of the three months, they will just automatically start charging me for it. When the bill comes I either keep and pay for it or cancel and be charged for what I have used up until that date. They are hoping that I will forget and they will either get at least the month I "used" or hope that I will want to keep it. But call them and work it out or next month you'll be at $103.32! They don't care and as long as you pay what they bill... This cable service I have...they require you pay for it on a credit card or bank debit. They don't send bills...it has to be automatic for payment. I told them when I called about it that i wanted a paper bill in the mail and to pay via check and they said I could. But what they didnt tell me was that if I do that... I loose the $25 a month discount that I get with the package. So I can do it that way, but it'd increase my monthly bill by $25. So I have to keep it on my credit card now! Thankfully, I have one credit card that has a high interest rate but only $500 credit limit so I use that one fo things I buy on line so I have the ability to buy online and pay it in full end of the month, but also...if fraud happens, they can only hit me for $500. No way was I giving htem my banking info!
@FrugalMommy (1447)
• United States
1 Aug 12
You post on Mylot from your phone, don't you? Maybe the difference has something to do with the amount of bandwidth you've used during the month. Have you tried visiting your carrier's website to see if you can review your account online? My carrier lets me log in and view all of my usage for the month, and I can download or print copies of my bills. If you can do that, you should be able to see where the extra charges came from.
@pals101 (2011)
• Philippines
1 Aug 12
Sometimes, this telecommunications companies has many hidden charges. They would not explain briefly to the customer what are this charges. We as customers will just be shock when we have our monthly bill soaring high of charges. I am planing to stop my plan within this year because of this type of charges.. :(
@chiyosan (30205)
• Philippines
1 Aug 12
have you called them ti verify the charges they gave you? I think ou need to chwck the details of the bill though as it is of. Course what you should be doing every time. Some companies charge way too much and i guess that is why i aso check my bill regularly as they tend to charge wven on alerts i have not subscribed to.
@roberten (3131)
• United States
1 Aug 12
Cellphone plans are so like that, they reel you in with a low price and then hit you up with overages as you go along. I use a tracfone and pay as I go. Sometimes I spend more than I plan for, but most times I spend way less.