If there were extenuating circumstances then they could have made me aware of them. They had every chance to call, email, etc...to show they were willing to help.
At the 2nd $600 bill, I'm sorry, I don't care who you are, that is it. I have been carrying a $150+ bill for them for almost a year. Obviously, they did not want to take responsibility in this situation. I was not asking much. I was even willing to let the first $600 one go as long as they sent me something towards the bill... $5, 10, 20...I did not care as long as it was something. They chose not to. Nor did they call and tell me what is/was going on in their life that might cause them to not send a $5 bill.
I understand I have probably burned my bridges with those friends. This makes me very sad, but I cannot put up with stress like this for multiple months in a row. My budget is tight too. I was relying on that $400 (600-normal bill) to help pay other bills/expenses.
I know I am going to regret this. But I have to do what is necessary for my sanity.
Dana and Jen, if you are reading this, I am sorry, but after everything, I could not give another chance. I cannot afford to be overdrawn again. I wish I could stay friends, but I do understand if you choose to hate me because of this. If you want, you can reactivate the lines - contact AT&T for details.