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    Default Who is right? Who is wrong?

    You have 5 cell phones on your family plan and lets say it costs $100 a month. A close friend says "can you get a 6th fone on your plan for me and I'll pay the 10 monthly fee. I dont use many minutes"

    You say "now there are 6 phones @ $110 a month so the fee for the 6th fone is really $18. " Friend says thats nuts, you say its fair.


    Who is wrong?

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    Don't ever commit to handling a "friends" cell phone bill or fee. Tell him to stop messing up his credit and buy a Go Phone or Virgin Mobile. Pay as you go, is the way to go for deadbeats.

    You are setting yourself up for a future nightmare on Judge Judy.

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    yeah, I'd bail on that arrangement. That can only go one way... downhill
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    I'd say you're right, it's $18.00. However, I agree with the other comments, DON'T DO IT!!! Look at the problem you're having already.
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    Doro, Jesse and Tom are right, eff this guy, there is a reason he cant get a cell phone, and bill paying and honesty ain't those reasons
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    If he has a problem of agreeing that $18 is fair, then definitely not a go.

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    how good of a friend is he? why cant he get his own plan, keep the family plan for family members only IMO

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    Get a new friend.

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    No don't do it. What happens if there is a phone call nobody wants to fess up to?
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    Anybody that would complain about $18 a month for a cell phone has serious issues.

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    In case you haven't already learned, your friend is a schmuck. He's the kind of dude you see getting sued on Judge Mathis.

    I'd tell him, "I've got a $10 a month cell phone for you .... in my pants !".
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    your friend is a bozo.. release the kraken on his ass and tell him to get his own damn cell phone like an adult.. not mooch off your plan. where do you get 5 cell phones for $100 anyways? I have a shared plan with only two phones.. and it's nearly $100 just for two. you got a good deal going.

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    don't do it...it's a no brainer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polk user View Post
    You have 5 cell phones on your family plan and lets say it costs $100 a month. A close friend says "can you get a 6th fone on your plan for me and I'll pay the 10 monthly fee. I dont use many minutes"

    You say "now there are 6 phones @ $110 a month so the fee for the 6th fone is really $18. " Friend says thats nuts, you say its fair.


    Who is wrong?
    You have to ask...who is wrong??? You are for even considering this crazy agreement. And your friend is dead on, "You are NUTS"

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    Don't do it, friend did something similiar except it was with a credit card. He ended up having to sue to recover his money(he won).

    There is a reason why they have prepaid phones...

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    Tell him to take a flying leap. Stay away, this will end in big problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Polk user View Post
    You have 5 cell phones on your family plan and lets say it costs $100 a month. A close friend says "can you get a 6th fone on your plan for me and I'll pay the 10 monthly fee. I dont use many minutes"

    You say "now there are 6 phones @ $110 a month so the fee for the 6th fone is really $18. " Friend says thats nuts, you say its fair.


    Who is wrong?
    This question makes me angry. You should say "you're right friend, know what's fair? You pay the whole $110 or get your own damn phone." Then give him a purple nurple.
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    Your friend is right, you should be focusing on marginal costs not average costs.

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    Dont do it man, I fell into that trap with someone and he ran up a 400 dollar bill. It took me months to get the money from him.

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    Like everyone else, don't do it. The only person I would share a bill with is my wife.

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    i say u have the right to set the price at whatever u want. if he cant agree to it then too bad for him. dont get ure hand in this one. Dont know how good of a friend he is. but if he is going to complain about 8 bucks now imagine what can happen later.

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    ps. if he doe not use a lot of minutes then he can get one of those prepaid phones. and the 10 dollars that is extra for the phone doesnt give you any extra minutes so he is using ure family minutes and u are right to charge him tht extra bit

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    I question why a "close friend" would put you in that position to begin with...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willow View Post
    Like everyone else, don't do it. The only person I would share a bill with is my wife.
    From what I hear even that can be dangerous.

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    If the guy can't figure out that each line is actually costing you $20 now, and that each of the intended six lines would therefore cost 18.33 (there are taxes and regulatory fees etc.), and he's going to nickel and dime you on that, then you cannot put yourself in a situation where he could affect your credit rating if you don't pay up for anything he does (including international call charges, toll call charges, directory services ... for which he'll probably deny he made the call).

    Do not even consider such a relationship with a guy like this. He should have offered to round it up to $20 to repay you for the favor.

    T-Mobile To Go currently has phones for $40 that include $25 of prepaid calls = $15 for the phone. If he buys a $100 refill, he'll get 1,000 minutes valid for one year so he'll only pay $0.10 a minute for calls. The monthly charge will depend entirely on him: if he wants $10 a month, he can use 100 minutes, if he wants $18 a month, he can use 180 minutes. If he really doesn't use any minutes like he says, then he'll have the cheapest national long distance service on the planet.

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