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Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Overcharged

Public Mobile overcharged my account. I enrolled in an unlimited plan.

1) I was charged more than the plan fee.

2) I do not see an option to download a PDF statement to review charges.

3) I am getting prompts for additional charges for long distance even though I have a Canada wide plan.

4) There does not seem to be any human to talk to get billing issues resolved.

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Retired Oracle / Oracle Retraité

Re: Overcharged


@PM_PhoneSupport wrote:

Public Mobile overcharged my account. I enrolled in an unlimited plan.

1) I was charged more than the plan fee.

2) I do not see an option to download a PDF statement to review charges.

3) I am getting prompts for additional charges for long distance even though I have a Canada wide plan.

4) There does not seem to be any human to talk to get billing issues resolved.


Which plan are you on and how much did you get chage? Are you remembering about the sales tax?

 

Public Mobile does not provide an official tax receipt unless you ask the moderators for it.  You can request them by opening a ticket at: https://publicmobile.ca.ada.support/chat

 

There are never any extra charges for anything here base on the individual use of any feature. You have to have paid for something or it just doesn't work. If you're hearing a message that says long distance charges may apply, ignore it and the call will connect as normal.

 

Customer service is reached at the link that I have provided above.

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Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: Overcharged

@PM_PhoneSupport 

 

I can understand your frustration with this.

 

1) Can you tell us what fee was charged outside of the amount of your plan. PM is prepaid so you will never be billed more than your plan’s amount.

 

2) One of the reasons PM saves you so much on your bill is that it does not have the fancy services like this that other providers do unfortunately.

 

3) To dial long distance, you can try dialling 1 then the phone number.

 

4) The reason you are saving so much on your bill is that there is not any live customer service. For 99% of users, it works great but the forums are answered in real-time too as you can see.

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Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Re: Overcharged

On $25 plan which comes to $23 total after discounts. Last month was charged $23 total but now charged around $26 total. 

Yes, I need the PDF monthly statement (at least once but preferably on a recurring basis).

I already tried the chat; its a bot which requests a ticket, which is what I did.

I might ignore "long distance charges" on the next call but it would be good if there a way for fix it to make sure I am not being overcharged.

 

 

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Mayor / Maire

Re: Overcharged

@PM_PhoneSupport 

1.  The extra charge over the plan fee is the sales tax of your province when you add fund to you account using cc.

 

2.  PM does not have usage statement.  

 

3.  It may be warning message telling your call may incur long distance charge.  It connects your call after the warning message.   PM is a prepaid service.  Therefore, there is no extra charge if it let you connect your calls.  Dial a 1 before your phone number will stop the warning message.

 

4.  PM does not have call center to pass the saving to us, the customers.  Support is provided by moderator on this forum.

Create a moderator support ticket for help using using the ? button at the bottom right corner of this page.

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Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Re: Overcharged

I understand the saving piece and am happy to use the forum for generic issues, but:

There should be some bare minimum service from Public mobile in the form of phone support to assist with billing concerns.

Right now, I have no statement or support to understand what were the extra charges.

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Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: Overcharged

@PM_PhoneSupport 

 

I see, it might be the sales tax, and it would be a different percentage depending on where you live.

 

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Retired Oracle / Oracle Retraité

Re: Overcharged


@PM_PhoneSupport wrote:

On $25 plan which comes to $23 total after discounts. Last month was charged $23 total but now charged around $26 total. 

Yes, I need the PDF monthly statement (at least once but preferably on a recurring basis).

I already tried the chat; its a bot which requests a ticket, which is what I did.

I might ignore "long distance charges" on the next call but it would be good if there a way for fix it to make sure I am not being overcharged.

 

 


You're not being overcharged. You must pay sales tax.

 

If your plan is $23 after autopay discount, the total charge on your credit card should not be $23. If Public Mobile forgot to charge the tax, that means that you were undercharged.  $23 plus a 13% HST does come out to roughly $26. The amount you are being charged is correct. it's also possible that you were being charged less for the previous renewal because when you activate your account, you do not immediately receive the autopay discount. For the first rennewal activation, you would have got a double discount for autopay.

 

 

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Mayor / Maire

Re: Overcharged


@PM_PhoneSupport wrote:

On $25 plan which comes to $23 total after discounts. Last month was charged $23 total but now charged around $26 total. 

Yes, I need the PDF monthly statement (at least once but preferably on a recurring basis).

I already tried the chat; its a bot which requests a ticket, which is what I did.

I might ignore "long distance charges" on the next call but it would be good if there a way for fix it to make sure I am not being overcharged.

 

 


Check your payment history.

When you put money to your account, $23 + 13% HST = $25.99 on your cc and $23 in your account.

 

Create a moderator support ticket to ask for your tax statement using the ? button at the bottom right corner of this page.

 

Dial 1 in front of your number to stop the long distance charge warning message.

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Retired Oracle / Oracle Retraité

Re: Overcharged


@PM_PhoneSupport wrote:

I understand the saving piece and am happy to use the forum for generic issues, but:

There should be some bare minimum service from Public mobile in the form of phone support to assist with billing concerns.

Right now, I have no statement or support to understand what were the extra charges.


You've stated that your plan is $23 after autopay reward. Everyone here needs to pay sales tax, and it needs to be added on top of that $23. The amount you're being charged is right.

 

As for phone support, unfortunately if you need that, you're at the wrong carrier. Public Mobile doesn't provide that in any form. With that said, you will rarely need to contact customer service. 

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