It doesn't get better than being held Hostage by your phone provider.
My credit card linked to autopay was valid through the end of this year.
However, Cricket didn't like that in November, so they prompted me to link a new card, which I did.
They did not charge the new card and without a word they just cancelled my service. Then they sent me a text saying that I need to make a payment and of course pay a re- connection fee OR no service.
I gave them 2 forms of payment, but utilized neither.
After being a loyal customer and paying with autopay each month, this was my reward.
Guess I'm calling another carrier.
BTW, if you cancel before your month is up; you guessed it, they keep all of your balance.
If that's how you run your business, you can kiss my fat arrrrrrrse.