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Master Geek


  Reply # 713144 6-Nov-2012 20:42 Send private message

nicks:
My bill should have been generated yesterday but wasn't, although I have been given my new month's call and data allowance. I haven't had any new data charges added, but the earlier ones are still there. Never had a reply to my PM, but I wonder whether they are looking at it and have held back billing my account in the meantime.


Just an FYI - the bill is generated on the next working day after your bill cycle.

If no response as yet from your case with tech support - ask for a payment delay...

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  Reply # 715382 11-Nov-2012 09:16 Send private message

I had the same problem happening.
Both time alerted customer support, both time it was referred to their technical team and both times was refunded.
The explanation I got was that this was cause by shared data.
Strangely the data was used by my phone, the monthly $39 plan, rather than any other device.
But the technical rep insisted that this was the cause.

First time happened about a couple of months ago, last one within the last billing cycle (end of October).
I noticed that when it happens it seems to last for 24hours and then resumes using the allowance.

D



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  Reply # 715417 11-Nov-2012 10:55 Send private message

I've now had my excess data charges refunded - although only as a credit off my next bill. I still have to pay the current bill in full. The technical support person I spoke to said it was a known issue, but not what is causing it. I wonder how many people are simply not noticing.....

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  Reply # 715426 11-Nov-2012 11:32 Send private message

nicks: I've now had my excess data charges refunded - although only as a credit off my next bill. I still have to pay the current bill in full.


This is very unprofessional. As a general rule you should never pay the portion of any invoice that is incorrect.

If, down the track, they fail to provide a credit note and 'forget' that they ever agreed to provide one then the attitude may be "you paid the charges so therefore you must have accepted that they were correct".

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  Reply # 715428 11-Nov-2012 12:02 Send private message

My bill is now up to $57.47. Went up by $.05 in the last 15 minutes even though I haven't left the house and all my devices are on wifi.

I have rung the call centre and pretty much got fobbed off. I have tweeted them and have at least had a response.

So not paying the extra charges till this is sorted out.

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2degrees

  Reply # 715683 12-Nov-2012 10:27 Send private message

Hi

If connection to Wi-Fi drops your phone may connect to data and you may incur standard data charges if you do not have any plan or pack data. Double check your phones Wi-Fi sleep settings an make sure it's 'always' connected.

Also, if you're on Pay Monthly we strongly advise customers to set up Spend Control to prevent any bill shocks and check they're data balances in Your 2degrees -  https://secure.2degreesmobile.co.nz/web/ip/login  - or by turning off all your data connections and dialing *100*4*3#.

Here's the info on Spend Control -  http://www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/paymonthly/paying-your-bill/spend-control 

Cheers
^POB

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 715688 12-Nov-2012 10:58 Send private message


If connection to Wi-Fi drops your phone may connect to data and you may incur standard data charges if you do not have any plan or pack data. Double check your phones Wi-Fi sleep settings an make sure it's 'always' connected.


That's fine. But I am getting charged even though I have a data plan, which has over 400Mb available.



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  Reply # 715693 12-Nov-2012 11:04 Send private message

Tockly:

If connection to Wi-Fi drops your phone may connect to data and you may incur standard data charges if you do not have any plan or pack data. Double check your phones Wi-Fi sleep settings an make sure it's 'always' connected.


That's fine. But I am getting charged even though I have a data plan, which has over 400Mb available.


Likewise suggesting we use spend control to avoid bill shock when it's caused by data charges that we shouldn't be getting charged for anyway. While I appreciate it's a practical solution, I wasn't at all impressed when customer services suggested I do that to avoid the problem.

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Master Geek


  Reply # 716398 13-Nov-2012 14:03 Send private message

2 Degrees was able to remove the excess data charges on my last invoice. I am pleased with this result. Although I seem to have $0.41 owing. Might look at paying that.

Cheers

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This is a slap in the face!




this is a slap in the face!

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  Reply # 716453 13-Nov-2012 14:58 Send private message

Slightly different, but one person mentioned it: I am getting my 'spend since last bill' accumulate over time instead of resetting each month.
This has the effect of not resetting my spend control limit, and stops me quickly checking my voice mail when I most want to... very frustrating.

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  Reply # 716657 13-Nov-2012 19:49 Send private message

groynk: Slightly different, but one person mentioned it: I am getting my 'spend since last bill' accumulate over time instead of resetting each month.
This has the effect of not resetting my spend control limit, and stops me quickly checking my voice mail when I most want to... very frustrating.


Damn. I figured I could get away with just ignoring this problem, but if it's going to max my spend control then that's going to become a major headache.

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  Reply # 717370 14-Nov-2012 22:04 Send private message

Well.
There I was thinking that twice would be max.
I had to call customer support again.
This time on top of the charges the technical team (slightly odd that technical team deals with billing issues, but ok...) rather than refunding the charge have added the same amount to my current bill.
So thanks 2D for charging me twice for something I shouldn't be paying for in the first place.
Something is quite obviously broken.

Damian

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2degrees

  Reply # 717658 15-Nov-2012 13:23 Send private message

dauckland: Well.
There I was thinking that twice would be max.
I had to call customer support again.
This time on top of the charges the technical team (slightly odd that technical team deals with billing issues, but ok...) rather than refunding the charge have added the same amount to my current bill.
So thanks 2D for charging me twice for something I shouldn't be paying for in the first place.
Something is quite obviously broken.

Damian


Can you PM your # please?

^POB

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  Reply # 720177 20-Nov-2012 15:58 Send private message

For all following this thread.
Just letting you know that "Can you PM your #" doesn't seem to mean anything.
Did so and had no response.
The bogus charges are still on my account.
I was told this will be resolved by the "technical" team by today and so far nothing.
So not happy with 2D at the moment.
Think I might walk.

Damian

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 720285 20-Nov-2012 18:47 Send private message

2Degrees credited me for data charges that were not correct. Thanks.

However since then there has been further charges on my account.

Come on 2Degrees, please sort this out.

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