03-10-2013 3:41 AM
If you are 2 days late on your cell phone bill, do they charge a late fee? How much is it? Thanks.
Late payment charges are based on the state to which the area code of the wireless telephone number assigned to you is assigned by the North American Numbering Plan Administration (for area code assignments see nationalnanpa.com/area_code_maps). You agree that for amounts not paid by the due date, AT&T may charge, as a part of its rates and charges, and you agree to pay, a late payment fee of $5 in CT, D.C., DE, IL, KS, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, VA, VT, WI, WV; the late payment charge is 1.5% of the balance carried forward to the next bill in all other states. In the event you fail to pay billed charges when due and it becomes necessary for AT&T to refer your account(s) to a third party for collection, AT&T will charge a collection fee at the maximum percentage permitted by applicable law, but not to exceed 18% to cover the internal collection-related costs AT&T has incurred on such account(s) through and including the date on which AT&T refer(s) the account(s) to such third party.
You expressly authorize, and specifically consent to allowing, AT&T and/or its outside collection agencies, outside counsel, or other agents to contact you in connection with any and all matters relating to unpaid past due charges billed by AT&T to you. You agree that, for attempts to collect unpaid past due charges, such contact may be made to any mailing address, telephone number, cellular phone number, e-mail address, or any other electronic address that you have provided, or may in the future provide, to AT&T. You agree and acknowledge that any e-mail address or any other electronic address that you provide to AT&T is your private address and is not accessible to unauthorized third parties. For attempts to collect unpaid charges, you agree that in addition to individual persons attempting to communicate directly with you, any type of contact described above may be made using, among other methods, pre-recorded or artificial voice messages delivered by an automatic telephone dialing system, pre-set e-mail messages delivered by an automatic e-mailing system, or any other pre-set electronic messages delivered by any other automatic electronic messaging system.
03-21-2013 6:33 AM
03-30-2016 5:37 PM
08-28-2017 1:33 PM
I have been an At & t wireless customer since Dec 2000, my due date was always the 6th of the month, they changed my due date to the 2nd, I asked them to revert to the original due date and was told I can't. If I pay my bill 1 day late I'm charged a late fee of $5. If I refuse to pay the late fee, they then charge an additional late fee the following month, since I didn't pay my bill in full. I guess they have so many rich customers, they don't need the business of the working class, who were there during the At&t - Cingular - At&t name circus. Loyalty has no place in the business world anymore.
08-28-2017 2:05 PM
@sandart65 Are you saying your due date changed recently? The move to standardize everyone on a 21 day due date was done a few years ago. Plus they absolutely will change your due date but they have to change your bill cycle dates in order to change your due date. The due date is now a standard 21 days after the start of your bill cycle.
08-28-2017 2:53 PM
08-28-2017 3:36 PM
My due date was changed about 1 yr ago. However in the past a late fee was not charged unless you paid after your billing cycle closed. But now i paid the very next day after the due date and was charged a late fee. I even paid 3 days before the due date and was charged a late fee, because I refused to pay the previous late since, it was only 1 day late. Now i have 2 additional late fees stemming from being late once. Got to love At&t.
I don't recall AT&T ever waiting until after the cycle was over to charge a late fee, but I'll take your word for it. Regardless, at present, failure to pay the FULL balance due (even if you "refuse" to pay part of it), you will be charged a late fee.
If you had talked to someone after you were late the first time, you might have been able to get a courtesy credit. Now that you've been late twice (yes, you were late since you didn't pay in full), I doubt anyone will be very understanding.
You should pay the current balance in full before your next due date and consider this a lesson learned.
08-28-2017 4:38 PM
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My husband and I are usually on time with our payments. We just got married 4 months ago and have been getting a lot of things organized. We became late last month by a couple of days and ask if they can refund the late fee. They said no because they can't go back, "the section is grayed out and cannot give a credit back" ??? First time, I hear that from a company. I hope I find a new internet service provider soon. Making sure my family and friends know.
11-17-2017 7:28 PM
05-27-2018 2:29 AM
I received my bill today (May 26th, 2018) when I went to my mailbox at 3:00 PM. The bill states that the due date is June 2!! I live in Idaho and the mailing address for payment is near Chicago. The only way I can send in a payment and avoid the late fee is to carry the payment to the post office tomorrow. And, even then, it is possible it will not arrive at AT&T and be processed by June 2. (In contrast, my CenturyLink bill also arrived today, and its due date is June 7; AMEX and VISA also allow more than 10 days for payment.) This time pinch is a new development (occurring sometime in the past six months or so). I believe it is a deliberate effort on the part of AT&T to encourage customers not to use the US mail for billing and payment. But, whether this is true or not, we have here a policy that is inconsiderate and selfish. The other customer is quite correct: It is time to look for another cell phone provider.
05-27-2018 5:02 AM
There are several options to pay your bill on time:
More info HERE
Also check with your bank to see if they offer a bill pay feature. This is what I use with all my bills. That way I'm not giving a 3rd party my bank info (Autopay).
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