Your bill cycle, billing date and number of days you pay for are not changing. Your bill is just due 21 days after your bill is produced, not 24. You are not paying more. You are still paying for one full month, not 27 days.
And it has everything to do with other carriers, it is all one big monkey see, monkey do game.
Moving the bill date 3 days earlier only helps increase cash flow in the very short term, and only if all customers are moved 3 days earlier, not the case.
mama23dogs, I did the math along time ago, it don't add up. I cancelled the service to one phone already over this Verizon rhetoric. Any Verizon rep here will be able to confirm that if looking up my account. They didn't want to keep me as a customer. They would not keep billing date the same when talking to them. Lot of good competition out there.
There is no “math” to do. They are only moving your DUE date. You arent paying more, you aren’t paying the same money for fewer days.
The only way you need “math” is if you request a change in your BILL date because your new DUE date being 3 days earlier messes up your cash flow. If you request a new BILL date you will get ONE (1) wonky bill. (Since you moving date back, bill would be prorated to 27 days). All subsequent bills will be normal.
You have created in your head some imaginary way that Verizon is taking an extra payment from you when it’s not true.
FYI, 21 days is standard for the other carriers unless you use prepaid.
Reread my replies.
1. If you do nothing, your bill is due 3 days earlier, but you are paying for the same Number of days, still a full month of service. You bill cycle is still the same.
2. If you request a change in bill cycle, then YES, Verizon will prorate the next bill as it will have fewer days.
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That's not so. If you request a change, they will not pro-rate. They will
charge you for the entire month. I just did it. They backdated mine an
entire month. They said it was the only way to do it, in order to change
the date. So, I got charged an entire month that I didn't receive. That's
why I dropped them.
If upper bill is due 3 days earlier, you couldn't possibly be getting the
same number of days. That's completely illogical.
If you purchased your service on nov 1. You should pay on nov 1.
You can't purchase your service on Nov 1 and pay from Oct 27th. You're
paying for days you never received. Please tell me that some of you aren't
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We can go back and forth, but it’s not true.
If you change your BILL DATE In order to have a new DUE DATE, you will pay for the amount of month that you use. I’ve done it because I Wanted the bill due on the 1st, they put it on the 21st.
I requested a change of BILL DATE, so I could have a new DUE DATE. They sent me a bill for 3/4 of a normal bill and then a normal bill with the new bill cycle and due date.
However if you CANCEL your service, which you wrote you did, no carrier prorates your final billing.
Lets see if I can simplify...
For the sake of an example, let’s imagine your bill cycle is from the 2nd of the month to the 1st of the next month. 11/2 to 12/1. And the bill for the entire month was due in 24 days, on 12/25.
Verizon now says your bill cycle is still from the 2nd of December to the 1st of January, but they want you to pay in 21 days. So the bill has to be paid in 21 days on January 21.
You are still paying for a full month.
Let’s hope this sinks in because I can’t think of any new ways of saying Verizon isn’t ripping you off.