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holy shit! AT&T bill!!
« on: February 12, 2009, 05:27:41 PM »
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so my international roaming data transfer setting was switched on while I was on that cruise.  My iPhone downloaded my emails while at sea and


and.....


wait for it....



                         



                                 fucking $980 bill!!   wtf.  It says I downloaded a total of 5mb
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Re: holy shit! AT&T bill!!
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2009, 05:30:24 PM »
 :-o
ouch.
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Re: holy shit! AT&T bill!!
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2009, 05:32:15 PM »
I'm going to call and reign down on somebody over the phone.  They will feel my wrath...   maybe. :evil:

Seriously though, I am going to call.  Maybe I can talk them in to letting this one slide, or maybe cutting it in half or something
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Re: holy shit! AT&T bill!!
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2009, 05:33:28 PM »
It certainly cant hurt to try.
Good luck...you'll need it.
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Re: holy shit! AT&T bill!!
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2009, 05:34:18 PM »
where in the hell do they get off charging someone practically $200 per mb.  Thats insane
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Re: holy shit! AT&T bill!!
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2009, 05:36:25 PM »
Good thing you didn't d/l that new Pussycat Dolls single you had your eye on.
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Re: holy shit! AT&T bill!!
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2009, 05:48:43 PM »
Ain't the latest and greatest wonderful. 


I'm glad now that I can barely text on mine.


Good luck though.

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Re: holy shit! AT&T bill!!
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2009, 05:50:08 PM »
Good thing you didn't d/l that new Pussycat Dolls single you had your eye on.

no shit.  All I did was check my email and check on the phish dates when they were put up
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Re: holy shit! AT&T bill!!
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2009, 05:57:05 PM »
where in the hell do they get off charging someone practically $200 per mb.  Thats insane

usually cruise ships are the highest rates for mobile phone calls, i'm not surprised their data plan is too - like $4.99/minute, which is what i'd pay in Tanzania (hence, my affinity for my unlocked 2.5G iPhone).  i think you normally pay $.02/kb for international, but like i said i don't know how much they raise that for cruises...
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Re: holy shit! AT&T bill!!
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2009, 06:09:41 PM »
the shitty thing is that this very well may keep me outside fri and sat at hampton now :-( :cry:
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« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2009, 06:10:32 PM »
that and I just got another fucking bill in the mail for the ambulance ride from the airport to the hospital last month.  This one is $1,089
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Re: holy shit! AT&T bill!!
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2009, 06:14:50 PM »
I can't let it stress me though, that'll make my RP flare up.  I saw my doc today and she prescribed me stronger Fentanyl Patches.  Gonna slap one of these new ones on and veg on the couch with the playstation


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now Im out.  I had to watch teh kittens first
« Last Edit: February 12, 2009, 06:17:49 PM by whyweigh3.5 »
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Re: holy shit! AT&T bill!!
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2009, 06:52:24 PM »
Geez bro!  :-o

Good luck getting that taken care of.  Seriously though...  give em hell!!!

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Re: holy shit! AT&T bill!!
« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2009, 10:47:01 AM »
One of the things I'm actually glad I inherited from my dad is his ability to lay the smack down on some customer service reps. If you legitimately feel like you've been wronged, you should not let big corporations have their way with you. You are the one paying them, and thus you have every right to express your rage, and basically to tell them what needs to be done.

Having said that, I've been on the other side of the equation - dealing with nasty customers - and it's definitely not fun. You don't have to be nasty to get your way, just polite yet forceful.

Basically, give them hell, but choose your words wisely and be respectful.
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Re: holy shit! AT&T bill!!
« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2009, 10:49:59 AM »
And, to be honest, if there is one plus to this shitty economy, it's that I've been noticing(and hearing from friends) that companies are bending over backwards to keep their customers.  Customer service reps are more willing than ever to try to help you out if possible.  I hope this works out for you.   
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