Can my Cell Phone Company Charge me for another Month when I already Canceled my Service Last Month?

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“I live in Michigan and had cell phone service with Centennial. My 2 year signed contract ended in 2002. I canceled my service on Dec. 16, 2006. I just received a bill for one more additional service from Dec. 16, 2006 through January 16, 2007. I was told that in my contract it indicated I must give them 30 days notice to cancel, or I would pay an additional 30 days service after I canceled my service. With my contracted expired, how can they do this? It is not noted on my current bills or previous bills. I would like your legal advice.”

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In general, you are bound by the terms of your written contract. If there is a 30 day termination clause, then you need to perform your duties (pay) under the contract during the notice period. Will they sue you? Maybe not. Will it go on your credit report if you do not pay it? Absolutely.

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