I had an incident where I lost my job and missed a few payments, the account was suspended and I thought I will pay it back the following month. However I got an overage charge of over 400$ when I did not even use my phone. I now have a job and willing to pay back my fees, however I don't feel it is justified to pay for services I did not use.
Tried talking to a rep and they have no power to adjust the overage charge so I is doable to pay it off. At the moment it is 800$ (400$ are just fees). I am considering of cancelling the phone number completely and send it to collection.
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You might have referred to the possible "temporary suspension" of your account.
FYI. This option is available but you need to request it at the beginning of your billing cycle
Note you are allowed to request this "temporary suspension" once per 12 months and can request it for a minimum of 2 months to a maximum of 12 months. The fee during suspension are only $7 /month.
Here is a latest trend on this subject. Suspend-a-plan Oct 2019
If you haven't take advantage of this than perhaps in the future it's good to know it's available.
Hello @aznpoo welcome to the community.
I understand there is no possibility to credit you services attached to the agreement you had accepted because the service are related to your phone at 0$. It doesn't make a difference if you haven't used them it is an open account which is due every 30 days.
If you contact the billing services and try to work on a repayment strategy with them ...before it goes to collection it would be more beneficial for you and reestablish your account.
Collection means it will have an entry registered on your credit bureau depending where you live in Canada for a minimum of 7 years an affect you more
Congrats on your new job and I wish you the best.
We certainly understand that getting a higher than usual bill is not a pleasant experience. However, as @Scooby-Doo mentioned, the monthly service fee is charged regardless of whether or not you have any usage.
We want our customers to be fully aware of the services they are billed for and for that we do send you monthly invoices with all the details. It's good to keep an eye out on your bills to see what's going on with your account financially. These are valid charges.
I invite you to communicate with our Credit Operations team to take a payment arrangement. You can reach them by dialing *732 directly from your mobile or 1-888-288-2106 from any phone.