futurepilot16
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Just Paid My First Phone Bill In My Name

Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:39 pm

SO I just paid my first phone bill that I have in my name. I have recently been paying for another phone in my mom's name, but my credit was approved from AT&T a few months ago and I now have a phone in my name that i'm paying for, so hopefully I can continue to build my credit.

First phone bill:
-$159.86      
Paying off for previous phone:
-$39.98
Monthly payment on new phone:
-$82.00
Feeling independent (Not really worth much at that price per month)

Being broke as a joke now, but knowing I get paid tomorrow, PRICELESS!!!
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RE: Just Paid My First Phone Bill In My Name

Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:06 pm

Quoting futurepilot16 (Thread starter):
Monthly payment on new phone:
-$82.00

Wow that is a lot.... What kind of services do you get? I only pay $36.95 a month, but I don't use the internet on my phone. The highest bill I ever had was this past summer when I made a bunch of calls from the UK to the US. My bill was $259. I shouldn't be allowed to use my phone when I'm drunk! Oh well, I paid my bill and probably did not learn my lesson.

Quoting futurepilot16 (Thread starter):
Being broke as a joke now, but knowing I get paid tomorrow

Get used to it! I was always broke at your age. As long as I had enough money for food and beer I was good.
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RE: Just Paid My First Phone Bill In My Name

Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:12 pm

Well congratulations! I remember when I had my first phone line in college and I called up a buddy of mine long-distance. He proudly read my name off the Caller ID when he answered. That was big in those days. Of course that was when people heavily relied on landlines, Caller ID was still optional and we had to pay separately for long-distance calls.

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RE: Just Paid My First Phone Bill In My Name

Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:21 pm

Quoting acidradio (Reply 2):
Of course that was when people heavily relied on landlines, Caller ID was still optional and we had to pay separately for long-distance calls.

Those were the days. I am the last of my friends with a land line. I don't plan on giving it up either. I like to hold on to the past a bit, even if it costs $30 a month.
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RE: Just Paid My First Phone Bill In My Name

Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:28 pm

Quoting acidradio (Reply 2):
Have you ever seen "The Jerk"?

Classic movie!

I rememebr when I got my first phone and paid the bill, came out to $112.79. Earlier this year was my first foray outside the airlines by opening my Travel Agency. It was cool when I was at home and one of my staff called me the morning the phone lines got connected. I fell out of bed and laughed my ass off at the feeling of accomplishment. Cheesy, eh?
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RE: Just Paid My First Phone Bill In My Name

Wed Oct 20, 2010 4:15 pm

Quoting falstaff (Reply 1):
Wow that is a lot.... What kind of services do you get? I only pay $36.95 a month, but I don't use the internet on my phone. The highest bill I ever had was this past summer when I made a bunch of calls from the UK to the US. My bill was $259. I shouldn't be allowed to use my phone when I'm drunk! Oh well, I paid my bill and probably did not learn my lesson.

I have an iPhone and I have to pay for a Data plan of $25 which is internet and other extras. This option is non-negotiable with an iPhone. plus a regular phone bill of $39.99, plus text message fees of $15 , with taxes it rounds out about $82-85 per month.

Quoting falstaff (Reply 1):
Get used to it! I was always broke at your age. As long as I had enough money for food and beer I was good.

I'm starting to see that.

Quoting acidradio (Reply 2):
Have you ever seen "The Jerk"? There is a scene in it that goes along with this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOTDn2A7hcY Enjoy!

Lol
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RE: Just Paid My First Phone Bill In My Name

Wed Oct 20, 2010 4:26 pm

Quoting futurepilot16 (Thread starter):
$82.00

Lucky for you!

I pay for wireless service for my entire family (4 Smartphones). Over $220+ a month. Exciting times.

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RE: Just Paid My First Phone Bill In My Name

Wed Oct 20, 2010 4:41 pm

Yep, this was a big step for me too. Does anyone else think it is ridiculous how much Americans pay for cell phones and broadband? I welcome any new competition to either market.
 
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RE: Just Paid My First Phone Bill In My Name

Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:08 pm

Enjoy this time now. Soon, you'll have to deal with such entities as utility bills, car payments, rent, loan payments, groceries, etc, etc., so on and so forth.
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RE: Just Paid My First Phone Bill In My Name

Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:41 pm

Quoting ShyFlyer (Reply 8):
Enjoy this time now. Soon, you'll have to deal with such entities as utility bills, car payments, rent, loan payments, groceries, etc, etc., so on and so forth.

It was about 3 months after starting working full-time that I realized, with dismay, that the bills keep coming every month. Rent, Utilities, CC, cellphone, cable, car payments, food. It doesn't stop. Good luck, futurepilot!
 
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RE: Just Paid My First Phone Bill In My Name

Thu Oct 21, 2010 6:31 pm

I just started that as well. No fun. It made me realize how expensive some of that stuff is and why my parents said no. Now I get to look forward to paying real bills. Yuck.
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RE: Just Paid My First Phone Bill In My Name

Fri Oct 22, 2010 11:11 am

Quoting RamblinMan (Reply 7):
Yep, this was a big step for me too. Does anyone else think it is ridiculous how much Americans pay for cell phones and broadband? I welcome any new competition to either market.

Lol.
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RE: Just Paid My First Phone Bill In My Name

Sat Oct 23, 2010 1:52 am

Damn, you all pay a lot for something you don't need. I have a cell phone that costs me 100.00 US....................per year.
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RE: Just Paid My First Phone Bill In My Name

Sat Oct 23, 2010 5:20 pm

Quoting futurepilot16 (Thread starter):

SO I just paid my first phone bill that I have in my name. I have recently been paying for another phone in my mom's name, but my credit was approved from AT&T a few months ago and I now have a phone in my name that i'm paying for, so hopefully I can continue to build my credit.

First phone bill:
-$159.86      
Paying off for previous phone:
-$39.98
Monthly payment on new phone:
-$82.00
Feeling independent (Not really worth much at that price per month)

Being broke as a joke now, but knowing I get paid tomorrow, PRICELESS!!!

Grats buddy, welcome to grown up life :P Now couple that with the cost of living!

Btw, get rid of ATT as I have. I have been with them for many years and I finally said FU. I switched to sprint, got the HTC EVO ( much better than the icrap) and now i am paying 69$/mo UNLIMTED EVERYTHING.

Cant stand the ass rape with ATT.

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RE: Just Paid My First Phone Bill In My Name

Sun Oct 24, 2010 12:01 am

Yeah... 1000 min/1000 text/30MB web $30 a month. Never again will I pay ridiculous prices from these cell companies.
 
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RE: Just Paid My First Phone Bill In My Name

Sun Oct 24, 2010 1:37 am

Quoting Dazed767 (Reply 14):
Yeah... 1000 min/1000 text/30MB web $30 a month. Never again will I pay ridiculous prices from these cell companies.

Who do you have and do they have coverage outside of major metro areas?
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RE: Just Paid My First Phone Bill In My Name

Sun Oct 24, 2010 1:42 am

Quoting Dazed767 (Reply 14):
Yeah... 1000 min/1000 text/30MB web $30 a month. Never again will I pay ridiculous prices from these cell companies.

wow thats horrible
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