On the left, Comcast's website says Auto Pay is off. On the right, the Comcast bill indicates Auto Pay is on.

Comcast, Where Your Auto Pay Is Simultaneously On And Off

When you put a monthly bill on auto pay, it’s easy to occasionally take for granted that the right amount of money is being taken out every 30 days. But when the company you’re paying doesn’t seem to know whether or not you’re enrolled in auto pay, you can end up screwed. [More]

Move Your Comcast Account, Get Bonus $8 Late Fee

Move Your Comcast Account, Get Bonus $8 Late Fee

Mark wrote to us with a warning for Comcast customers: if you move while your account is set on auto-pay, the system is set up so that you will miss a payment and be hit with a late payment fee. Why is it set up that way? Nobody knows. [More]

T-Mobile's Satisfactory Resolution: Cut The Phone Line, Refuse To Refund $1,766 In Erroneous Charges

T-Mobile's Satisfactory Resolution: Cut The Phone Line, Refuse To Refund $1,766 In Erroneous Charges

Remember Motoko? T-Mobile sent her a $1,169.84 bill littered with charges from an unidentified number. When Motoko called to complain, T-Mobile admitted that the charges were likely fraudulent, but encouraged Motoko to pay the bill anyway. After posting Motoko’s story, T-Mobile’s PR watchdogs at Waggener Edstrom got in touch and claimed that the situation was satisfactorily resolved. We updated the post accordingly. Well, Motoko sent us a followup email, and here is her version of T-Mobile’s satisfactory resolution:

T-Mobile ended up cutting my line for nonpayment. They simply refused to investigate the matter or to call me back.

Your Bill Looks Fraudulent. Pay It Anyway

Your Bill Looks Fraudulent. Pay It Anyway

Update: T-Mobile reports that the situation has been satisfactorily resolved. Motoko disagrees.