Billing Cycle Question
Hi all. Just signed up for ATT last Friday and have a question for you all. I logged onto my account and saw that I already have a bill due 12/7 for my first month. I signed up for service on 11/9. Every cell phone plan I have ever had always charges you after you use your phone for the billing cycle. So if my cycle started 11/9 and runs through 12/9 (for example) then my bill should come out after 12/9 and be due after that. I called ATT and they claim they charge in advance. So basiclly you pay for the month you are about to use. This seems wrong to me and sketchy at best. I had an insurance company pull this on me before saying I was always paying in advance of my monthly service then when I left them they tried to charge me for my last month, saying that you pay after you use the service for a month. This just seems like ATT is trying to get an extra month out of me and assuming at the end of my contract I will have forgotten I was paying in advance. Anyone else think this is odd?