This articles explains pro rata billing.
Pro-rata billing refers to being charged or receivng part or proportion of a fee or benefit on your bill. Pro-rata billing applies to monthly fees and monthly cap inclusions
when does pro rata apply
Pro-rata billing will apply if:
pro rata on the final bill
When your service is cancelled your final bill will include a pro rated access fee, this is to make sure we don't charge you more than you've used. So for example if you leave half way through the billing cycle, you'll only be charged for half the access fee and your included benefits will also be pro rated in the same ratio.
EXAMPLE OF PRO RATA BILLING CALCULATION
Please be aware that the following calculations are estimations only and do not provide the exact figure for the pro-rated values.
We have based the following as though the plan that you are on is the (Spring) Medium (M), with an access fee of $60.00 per month for handsets and $22.00 per month BYO. The following calculation will allow you to estimate your pro rated access fees and allowances:
Days in the Month - Date of Activation or Disconnection = Number of Days Active. Therefore if your service was activated on 15/07/2012, the total days that your service was active is 16 (31 - 15) active days. 16 days is approximately 52% (16 ÷ 31) of the month.
Below is a table on how this affects your monthly fees and allowances:
(H) = Handset Plan
|Item/Allowance||Full Month Allowances||Pro Rated Allowances (52%)|
|Access Fee (Medium Plan)||$60.00 (H) or $22.00 inc GST||$31.20 (H) or $11.44 inc GST|
|Talk to Anyone||$700 inc GST||$364 inc GST|
|Talk to Live Connected||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|Included Data||1.5GB (1500MB)||0.78GB (780MB)|
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