Individual sends $10 Haiti SMS donation using live phones in AT&T store
posted by John V. / Jan 22, 2010, 11:28 PM
Posts: 74; Member since: Jul 25, 2009
Did think about it, but all incidental purchases on store phones are either waived for company owned media, or rejected for external media/services. In laymans terms, they'll nullify the charge since it's AT&T that releases the funds after the fact.
posted on Oct 20, 2010, 1:44 AM 0
Posts: 472; Member since: Jul 15, 2009
That's Awesome wow who would of thought to do that
posted on Jan 23, 2010, 10:44 AM 0
Posts: 10; Member since: Aug 31, 2009
That's my favorite thing about this site. Watching people's excitement over scamming anything. I'm sure At&t has already donated to the relief efforts in Haiti, but lets go in and mess with demo phones. Maybe next time, someone will be smart enough to use demo phones for other illicit activities, and consequently ruining the shopping experience for all. Remember, nothing worth anything is FREE. someone always ends up paying.
posted on Jan 23, 2010, 12:25 PM 0
Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008
This kind of behavior is what ruins the experience for the rest of us. Just like stealing cable or satelite TV. When you take a service that isn't yours, the good people that pay their monthly bills are subsequently charged extra for your actions. Fraud of any kind is not tolerated, and prosecutable up to millions of dollars. I hope all your law breaks, pirates, and scammers get caught and sued over and over again for your crimes.
posted on Jan 24, 2010, 6:45 PM 0
Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009
this is funny, but when ever phonearena runs our of material they write stories that just sound like they pulled it out of their @$$...there are some stories you'd only see on phonearena like this one and when people were crashing their cars into sprint stores and phonearena insinuated they were trying to get palm pre-cums. . .get some good writers
posted on Jan 23, 2010, 8:41 PM 0
Posts: 209; Member since: Dec 11, 2008
This can't be the first time that incidental charges (game, ringtone, app downloads, premium SMS) were racked up on a store demo, so on the one hand it's not a big deal. On the other, if ATT opts not to pay it, do they face bad publicity for 'stealing' from Haiti relief? If they catch the guy that did it, though, they should send him down to Haiti for a week to 'volunteer.'
posted on Jan 23, 2010, 8:42 PM 0
Posts: 119; Member since: Aug 05, 2009
concession lines (company owned phones for demo, employee, technical support, etc) do not pay the additional charges. AT&T and other providers know that customers and people will attempt to purchase apps, games, ringtones, and premium messages so they have it automatically built it to cnacel these charges when they are submitted. Since they are done internally, nobody will know that AT&T didn't pay the donations to the Red Cross and Red Cross won't know because AT&T reconciles the books before submitting the info to the Red Cross.
posted on Jan 24, 2010, 8:49 AM 0
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