Showing Content for | Change your ZIP Code

Enter another ZIP to see info from a different area. X | `>`

!We can't find that ZIP Code. Try again.

Your first AT&T bill charges

Learn about the charges listed on your first bill.


Explanation of common first bill charges

Partial-month charges
Your first bill includes a charge based on the total days service was active during your current bill period.

Monthly charges billed in advance
Your service is billed in advance each month. Your first bill includes a charge for the next month of service.

One-time charges
Your first bill may include charges for installation, equipment, or other non-recurring costs.

Installment billing
Installment billing divides some non-recurring charges into equal monthly payments. Taxes and surcharges for these items are not eligible for installment billing and are charged upfront.

Examples of charges that may be billed in installments include:
  • Equipment
  • Full installation by a technician
  • Service activation fees
  • Wireless TV receiver activation fee

Promotional pricing
Promotional pricing may not be included on your first bill and can take up to two billing periods to appear.

Taxes, surcharges, and other fees
Taxes may apply to charges for products and services in your bill. Specific taxes vary by state and locality. These are charges authorized by law and may include state-specific surcharges or regulatory fees.
  • The Broadcast TV Surcharge helps recover a portion of the amount local broadcasters charge us to carry their channels.
  • Regulatory Cost Recovery Charge recovers certain fees imposed on us by governmental entities specifically related to providing your voice and Internet Protocol TV service.

Learn more about taxes and fees that may apply to your bill

Looking for more info?

Did you get the help you needed?

Great! We're so glad we could help.


We're sorry that didn't solve your issue.


Thanks for your feedback!

Community forums

Have questions about your Bill & account service? Explore our community forums for answers.