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Thursday, March 23rd, 2023 6:36 PM

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Swindled

Well now I'm terrified of what is to come and have multiple questions. I Traded in to get the Pixel 7 Pro "free"  which was "supposed" to come out to $88 plus taxes a month ($65+$17+$6). Then I found out about the affordable connectivity program and signed up for what was "supposed" to be $30 off my bill a month. Got the first bill (below) and feel like I was literally swindled by a con , thank AT&T!

*What can i expect my bill to average going forward?

* a company and its executives making billions but passing on the Texas universal fee and/or the Federal universal fee to the customer is greedy and tacky but is it illegal?

*Is it legal to charge the individual like myself for being enrolled in a federal assistance program?

individual $65 PLAN
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$182.80

Activity since last bill
$46.61
Activation Fee Mar 13
(One-time charge)
Don’t recognize this?
$35.00
Unlimited Starter - 1 Line Mar 13 - Mar 16
$10.00
Service changed on Mar 13 - partial month charge
Protect Advantage for 1 (includes insurance) - Tier 4 Mar 13 - Mar 16
$2.27
Service changed on Mar 13 - partial month charge
Discount for AutoPay and paperless billing discount included ($10 off) Mar 15 - Mar 16
-$0.66
Service changed on Mar 15 - partial month credit
Monthly charges for Mar 17 - Apr 16
$114.12
Unlimited Starter - 1 Line, AutoPay and paperless billing discount included ($10 off)
$65.00
Protect Advantage for 1 (includes insurance) - Tier 4
$17.00
PHO GGL P7P 128 GE2AE BLK - Installment 1 of 36
$26.12
AT&T Next Up(SM) - phone upgrade feature
$6.00
All surcharges, taxes & fees
$22.07
Company fees & surcharges
$15.06
Administrative Fee
$1.99
Federal Universal Service Charge
$4.47
Regulatory Cost Recovery Charge
$1.50
TX State Cost Recovery Charge
$0.44
Texas Universal Service
$6.66
Government fees & taxes
$7.01
9-1-1 Service Fee
$0.50
911 Equalization Surcharge
$0.06
City District Sales Tax
$0.13
City District Sales Tax - Telecom
$0.26
City Sales Tax
$0.38
City Sales Tax - Telecom
$0.79
TX State Sales Tax
$1.59
TX State Sales Tax - Telecom
$3.30

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11 months ago

85+16+6 +6.77 = $113 so...

I think you need to go back and do the math

You are clearly not paying for the phone.  

You are paying a $6 next up early upgrade fee which you should have AT&T take off your bill. You do not want to upgrade early if you are receiving $26 credits on your previous phone. You want to pay out all 36 months. Whether or not you keep insurances up to you. But you're paying $16 a month for it. You also are not getting the auto pay and paperless billing credit of $10 a month. Probably because you have not signed up for auto-pay and paperless. But there's nothing wrong with your bill. AT&T is correct. Your math is wrong

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