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Thu, Sep 19, 2019 5:50 PM

Why the first bill is more expensive?

Hello! My first bill is 143,97$ but I when buying a plan aI was told that I will pay 70$ monthly. Not a single word about extra sees and so on. Why 143,97$ instead of 70$ monthly? Why wasn't I told about that?

I would like to see the detail explanation - where should I pay the rest 73$? What price will be the next month?

I also got the email that I will have changes in my plan from Mobile Protection Pack to Protect Advantage - and what was that? I must pay more for that? How to switch it off?

I'm thinking about changing the mobile operator


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a year ago

Why your first bill may be higher than usual


Here’s why your first bill is typically more than your average bill:

  • Your first full month of service is billed in advance.
  • There are prorated charges for a partial month of service if you start service in the middle of a bill cycle.
  • One-time activation fees and equipment charges are billed in arrears. 


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