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Thursday, August 17th, 2023 1:59 PM

I pay my phone bill but the account is not in my name so when we fight he shuts my phone off. How can I stop this

My AT&T account is in my husband's name but as soon I I do something he doesn't like or I don't follow his rules, he shuts off my service. I pay my bill and don't want him to have the ability to do this. Please help 

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ACE - Expert

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27.9K Messages

10 months ago

If the bill is in his name, that’s a problem.  It’s irrelevant that YOU pay all or part of the bill.

The only way to have TOTAL control without him is to open an account in your name and your name only.  Prepaid is probably the fastest and easiest way to go.  Even if you have to get a new number, that’s a small price to pay to have autonomy over the situation.  

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27 Messages

10 months ago

I don't want to come off sounding like Dear Abby, but it sounds like you have a bigger problem to deal with. 

ACE - Expert

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27.9K Messages

10 months ago

Agreed but one of the earliest signs of abuse is isolation and taking away the victim’s cellphone or shutting off their service is a prime example of control.

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