di's delimma,ever heard of a $146.00 phone call?one call?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by atiledsner, Feb 19, 2006.

  1. atiledsner

    atiledsner New Member

    I got my phone bill on Saturday.It was over $200.00,I get my breath and look a little closer.one call was 146.00, from a place I never heard of.

    accu- something.Then I remembered.The man had told me he had placed a call to someone for advice on how to be a better man for me. It was a 1-900 number.

    He could have talked to a trerapist for that kind of money.

    I called him and told him I needed the money to pay this on for him to send it through the mail.

    I was mad........then he told me he might have called twice, soooooooo I may have another freakin' call on next month's bill.

    All I know is she sure better been worth it or I'm going to take my revenge out of his hide.......
  2. ilovecats94

    ilovecats94 New Member

    Who is this man you are talking about? Is he a friend or relative? I'd definitely get him to pay. I wouldn't let anyone use my phone for long distance anymore. We don't even have a long distance company anymore we use either the cell phone or my son's Vonage phone line to call long distance and we never dial 1-900 numbers.

    Hugs,
    Faye
  3. 69mach1

    69mach1 New Member

    and the answer to someone else response is i bleive...
    this is her ex-boyfriend that she kicked out of the house a couple of weeks ago..

    the 1900#, my guess it may be a porn# or something you pay for like those i'll tell your future thin...

    if i am wrong i apologize ahead of time


    jodie
  4. jhmitch

    jhmitch New Member


    Back when "phone psychics" were all the rage, my sister-in-law had this sort of number blocked on her telephone after her young daughter made repeated phone calls to a well-advertised phone psychic and ran up an enormous phone bill in the process.

    Please contact your phone carrier to see what can be done.

    Janice

  5. atiledsner

    atiledsner New Member

    I HAVE NO LONG DISTANCE CARRIER EITHER.I HAD COUSIN MAKE A

    LOT OF LONG DISTANCE CALLS ON MY PHONE YEARS AGO AND I

    HAVEN'T HAD LONG DISTANT CARRIER SINCE THEN. i THOUGHT

    WHEN YOU BLOCKED THE LONG DISTANCE THIS INCLUDED ANY AND

    ALL CALLS OUTSIDE YOUR NON LONG DISTANT AREA. I STILL DON'T KNOW IF IT WAS A PHYSIC,PORN LINE,OR WHAT.
  6. JLH

    JLH New Member

    I certainly hope you can get the money out of your ex-boyfriend, but I wouldn't hold my breath!!

    Call your phone company and specifically request that all 900 lines be blocked from your phone!!

    And .... can you still make long distance calls from a phone where you don't have a carrier?????? Don't they just put you through whatever carrier they want then if you don't have an assigned one?????? Not sure. I do know you have to ask to have 900 lines blocked, can you have your lines blocked so you don't receive any collect calls, too?

    Where I live, we can't get any reception for our cell phones, so we can't utilize the free calling hours on them--at least not from our home! So, I have one of those "unlimited long distance" plans for $35.00/month, but the EXCLUDE the 1-900 numbers, of course!

    Hugs,
    Janet
  7. atiledsner

    atiledsner New Member

    CALLING CARD.WHEN I HAVE TO CALL A LONG DISTANCE
    DOCTOR I USE THE CALLING CARD. I WILL CALL THE PHONE

    COMPANY FIRST THING MONDAY TO SEE WHAT I CAN DO. HE SAID

    HE WILL PAY IT BUT HE WOULD ONLY HAVE 100.00 OF IT THIS

    WEEKEND.

  8. suzetal

    suzetal New Member

    Sneaked in to our room and dialed a 1-900 # that was advertised on a cartoon Chanel to call Santa and Rudolf. Well he did .

    Wow what a bill we got. It was 200 something cant remember hes 24 now.

    Anyway I called the phone company and told them I was not aware of the call and it was made by my 5 yr old.

    I also complained about the # Even being on A Saturday morning with the cartoons.

    Any way they removed all the charges and told me if that # showed up again they would have to charge me for the calls.

    You should call them tell them you were not aware of them and Did not give permission for this call or calls to be made. Also I would tell them you were not even home when they were made.

    Ask them if anything can be done about the charges .They will probably remove them.

    Don't tell the EX about it if they do remove it.Let him give you the money anyway.Then use it to buy yourself something nice.

    Good Luck

    Sue
  9. 69mach1

    69mach1 New Member

    me jodie,

    i had a similar thing happen years back...like the lady said about the child and the cartoon thing...

    call phone company tell them your story...

    if they do remove the charge do not tell the ex-boyfriend take the money and run with it...for a little bit of the hassles he has given you...

    jodie