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Discounts Not Applied

I had a Mobile Share15GB plan with Rollover Post-Paid Wireless account with (3) cell phones and (3) tablets.

 

I changed the plan to  6GB plan, removed (1) cell phone and all (3) tablets. When I got my 'final' bill for the previous plan, they didn't include the (3) $25 discounts that have always (at least 2-1/2 years) been applied to the cell phones on the account. When I called, the first rep I spoke to agreed it was an error and transferred me to the IMS? department (not sure if that's the right name). That person (Abby ID# AH3630) admitted it was strange but ultimately told me that the discounts "probably stopped or ran out" and would only issue me a $21.03 credit for who knows what. A $21.03 credit for a $96.30 issue is not acceptable and makes zero sense. No one, and no bill, ever stated a duration of those discounts.

 

I've been an AT&T customer for 15+ years and I really don't want to have to change but I will if this isn't resolved. I understand this is just a forum and a resolution here is not possible. What I'm looking for is if someone has any suggestions to get this resolved so I don't have to leave AT&T.

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Employee

Re: Discounts Not Applied

You moved from a MOBILE SHARE VALUE plan to a newer plan. The $25 line credit ONLY applies to MS VALUE plans, not FLEX or ADVANTAGE. It's a different line credit.

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ACE - Master

Re: Discounts Not Applied


@JayJones wrote:

I had a Mobile Share15GB plan with Rollover Post-Paid Wireless account with (3) cell phones and (3) tablets.

 

I changed the plan to  6GB plan, removed (1) cell phone and all (3) tablets. When I got my 'final' bill for the previous plan, they didn't include the (3) $25 discounts that have always (at least 2-1/2 years) been applied to the cell phones on the account. When I called, the first rep I spoke to agreed it was an error and transferred me to the IMS? department (not sure if that's the right name). That person (Abby ID# AH3630) admitted it was strange but ultimately told me that the discounts "probably stopped or ran out" and would only issue me a $21.03 credit for who knows what. A $21.03 credit for a $96.30 issue is not acceptable and makes zero sense. No one, and no bill, ever stated a duration of those discounts.

 

I've been an AT&T customer for 15+ years and I really don't want to have to change but I will if this isn't resolved. I understand this is just a forum and a resolution here is not possible. What I'm looking for is if someone has any suggestions to get this resolved so I don't have to leave AT&T.


"Final" bill for the previous plan doesn't make sense. You get a bill every month like normal; it just indicates the change(s) made and prorates if necessary. The discounts were probably off the line fees of your old plan. Since the newer plans have lower line fees, the discounts do not apply. I would expect to see a prorated discount is you changed in the middle of the month, but it totally makes sense that they were removed. 

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Re: Discounts Not Applied

Thank you for your response.......the bill was for the previous month's
charges and had nothing to do with the change to a different plan.
Message 4 of 34
Teacher

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Ok, I'll explain this again with a little more detail......Of course it wasn't a 'final bill' but it was the 'final bill' for the 15GB plan. My billing cycle is on the 15h of the month. I made the changes to the plan on the 15th. So the higher bill, without the discounts, was for the previous month that has nothing to do with the plan changes.

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ACE - Expert

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The $25 discount was for being out of contract. It reduced the $40 line fee to $15 per line. Now, if you are saying your last plan charges for the old plan charged you the full $40 line fee on each line with no discount, that is wrong and should be fixed. However, the new plan has a flat $20 line fee, there are no “out of contract” discounts because they did away with contracts.

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Message 6 of 34
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I'm ok with only getting the $20 per line discount from changing plans, that makes sense even though no one told me that. I'm not ok with the $75 (+ the impact it has on the fees) that they didn't apply for the previous month that has nothing to do with changing my plan, which I did on the 15th, which is my billing cycle date. The person told me that the $25 discount per line on the 15GB plan ran out, which sounds like a bunch of hooey based on yours and the others responses.

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ACE - Master

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@JayJones wrote:
Thank you for your response.......the bill was for the previous month's
charges and had nothing to do with the change to a different plan.

 

 Editing based on additional information provided while I was posting.

On May 15 you received a bill for the old plan from May 15 to June 14. . You would have paid that bill toward the beginning of June. 

If you changed plans on June 15, you would have received a bill on June 15 for service from June 15 to July 14. That would have been for the new plan. 

 

You don't receive a bill for "previous month's charges." Bill are for service in advance. 

 

 

 

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Message 8 of 34
Teacher

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My billing cylce is 05/15/18 to 06/14/18. I made the change on 6/15/18. I recieved my new bill on the 20th so I still think those credits should have been applied for the previous month.

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ACE - Master

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@JayJones wrote:

My billing cylce is 05/15/18 to 06/14/18. I made the change on 6/15/18. I recieved my new bill on the 20th so I still think those credits should have been applied for the previous month.


I edited my post. Your 6/15 bill that you received on the 20th is for service from 6/15 to 7/14, i.e. the new plan.

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""You don't receive a bill for "previous month's charges." Bill(s) are for service in advance.""........Part of the bill is a list of calls/texts that were made. How is it possible for the bill to be in advance?

I suspect the answer is that the "service in advance' are for the plan only, not the calls/texts...but.....

 

The bill shows nothing at all to do with my new plan.

Message 11 of 34
Teacher

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Yes, I saw your edit but the new bill doesn't show anything to do with the new plan, which in your explanation should at least mention it for service through 7/14.

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ACE - Expert

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So did you get billed the full $40 line fee? If so, that is not right. The discounts did not expire.

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ACE - Master

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@JayJones wrote:

""You don't receive a bill for "previous month's charges." Bill(s) are for service in advance.""........Part of the bill is a list of calls/texts that were made. How is it possible for the bill to be in advance?

I suspect the answer is that the "service in advance' are for the plan only, not the calls/texts...but.....

 

Of course.

 

The bill shows nothing at all to do with my new plan.

 

So the bill in question says the Mobile Share 15GB plan for 6 devices (from 6/15 to 7/15), but the discounts are no longer there? Everything is the same as always except for the discounts?


 

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Message 14 of 34
Teacher

Re: Discounts Not Applied

Yes! That's exactly right. I'm not an expert like you people but I do know how to compare last months bill to this months bill. Would it help for you to see them? I have no issue downloading them.

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