HELP ME

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JEFFMARKETCAP PM JEFFMARKETCAP
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Posted: 5/10/2012 10:01:50 AM
I went to Colombia and just looked at my phone bill.  It says $1700

I didn't have service.  I used wifi on my phone.  I am assuming it was data charges.  WTF. 
I-Got-5-On-It PM I-Got-5-On-It
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Posted: 5/10/2012 10:04:39 AM
reason why I have a burner and not a contract phone

could be roaming charges for data which could be as high as 50 cents a megabyte ...best check with your provider
drunkskunk PM drunkskunk
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Posted: 5/10/2012 10:04:49 AM
i think the only thing that can help you now is 1700 bucks
JEFFMARKETCAP PM JEFFMARKETCAP
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Posted: 5/10/2012 10:05:06 AM
No way I was on the net that much
JEFFMARKETCAP PM JEFFMARKETCAP
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Posted: 5/10/2012 10:05:29 AM
what if I don't pay the bill and change providers?
I-Got-5-On-It PM I-Got-5-On-It
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Posted: 5/10/2012 10:06:41 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by JEFFMARKETCAP:

No way I was on the net that much


doesn't matter some of them just charge ridiculous amounts if you go over your data allowance especially if you use your phone overseas

corporate people
drunkskunk PM drunkskunk
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Posted: 5/10/2012 10:07:04 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by JEFFMARKETCAP:

what if I don't pay the bill and change providers?
wireless carriers report to the major creidt bureaus(sp)...better pay up....or call them and ask why the hell u were charged that much and try and settle it some other way
JEFFMARKETCAP PM JEFFMARKETCAP
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Posted: 5/10/2012 10:08:48 AM
But I made sure I was using WIFI only.  I don't get it
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Posted: 5/10/2012 10:09:39 AM
did you bang any columbian hookers?
AustinHoopDream PM AustinHoopDream
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Posted: 5/10/2012 10:13:55 AM
odds are you are going to be stuck with the vast majority of it, but it behooves you to call your carrier and explain the situation. they may cut you some slack. overseas data rates are a major assfuck for most people.


JEFFMARKETCAP PM JEFFMARKETCAP
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Posted: 5/10/2012 10:27:15 AM
Ok Guys.  I called verizon and it turns out it was a phishing email.  So no problem at all. Thanks everyone
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Posted: 5/10/2012 10:54:06 AM
I went to Samoa recently and called my carrier in advance. They said turn off roaming and strictly use wifi and you are good to go.

No xtra charges other than overseas calls.
JEFFMARKETCAP PM JEFFMARKETCAP
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Posted: 5/10/2012 11:11:55 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by drunkskunk:

did you bang any columbian hookers?
No hookers. But I hooked up with 2 Colombian broads for free
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Posted: 5/10/2012 12:29:37 PM

If you had the wrong setting activated, you could have been charged 2 cents per kilobyte.  simple emails are like 50 kilobytes.  so everytime you looked at a simple email, you were charged a dollar.  I think a simple website page is like 100 kilobytes.  so everytime you checked a sports score or refreshed, you were charged 2 dollars.  you could rack up 100 bucks in the matter of minutes doing this. 

If you didn't turn off "EDGE" or whatever while you were WiFi'ing it up, you could have been charged this money. 

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Posted: 5/10/2012 2:25:50 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by I-Got-5-On-It:

reason why I have a burner and not a contract phone

could be roaming charges for data which could be as high as 50 cents a megabyte ...best check with your provider

Where did you get the burner phone. I want to get one.
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Posted: 5/10/2012 4:45:45 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by JEFFMARKETCAP:

Ok Guys.  I called verizon and it turns out it was a phishing email.  So no problem at all. Thanks everyone



nice to hear, JMC. You should go celebrate or treat yourself to something, i know i would.



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Posted: 5/10/2012 5:06:48 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by JEFFMARKETCAP:

No hookers. But I hooked up with 2 Colombian broads for free


si that sounds good essie
JEFFMARKETCAP PM JEFFMARKETCAP
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Posted: 5/10/2012 6:34:08 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by jmw59:



si that sounds good essie
Essie
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Posted: 5/10/2012 6:37:24 PM
I'm glad it worked out for you. Even if it didn't, you just stiff the company and go down the street and sign up with another cell phone company. Then have them pull your number from the other carrier and you're good to go.
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Posted: 5/11/2012 1:10:46 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by nick69:

I'm glad it worked out for you. Even if it didn't, you just stiff the company and go down the street and sign up with another cell phone company. Then have them pull your number from the other carrier and you're good to go.

i bet your bookie loves you
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