Help! My AT&T bill just increased $50. Is there a fix?

Bridges was one of many people who benefited by buying a bundle from the telecommunications company, which recently acquired DirecTV. It was a great deal, lowering his bill by $50 per month by adding a DirecTV satellite television package onto his existing AT&T phone and Internet service.

But when the promotional period ended, Bridges’ bill rose by $50 per month.

Oh no they didn’t! Hotel charges guest $37 for incoming phone calls

Here’s a clever twist on one of the most enduring hotel scams. Instead of charging an outrageous markup on outgoing phone calls made from a room — a practice that’s generating less and less money because guests are simply switching to cheaper cell phones — one property has figured out a way to reverse the equation. It’s evidently charging guests for incoming calls.

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