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Being Billed for Service after Cancellation and After transfer to another carrier.
Until recently I had an AT&T cellular account and hotspot for two cell phones.
Reception in my building was poor for several years and i finally switched carriers.
I had no contract and owned my phones.
I ported the phones to the new carrier on Feb 1 and Feb 4 2018. I began active use on those dates and have telephone records to show this.
I called Customer service and cancelled the Hotspot and accepted the fact I had to pay a $134 cancellation fee.
I understand that many utilities have a policy to advance bill. AT&T does this. They charge for the next months service in a current billing cycle so they effectively have a deposit on the services to be provided.
I was charged in the cycle ending Feb 4 for the Period from Feb 5-March 4.
But my service was transferred so I have been charged in advance for services AT&T cannot render. So I should be refunded.
The Manager on the Customer Service line named Epigmenio tells me AT&T does not reimburse for these services that that are unable to provide. Yet I paid far all of the services i received. So essentially AT&T is swindling me and others by advance billing us and then not providing services.
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