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"Frank Williams" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> On Sun, 16 Jun 2013 18:12:28 +1200, "geopelia" <(E-Mail Removed)>
> wrote:
>>"Frank Williams" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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>>> On Sun, 16 Jun 2013 11:27:28 +1200, "geopelia" <(E-Mail Removed)>
>>> wrote:
>>>>"John S" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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>>>>> On Wed, 22 May 2013 01:38:32 +1200, geopelia wrote:
>>>>>> Has anybody else got an email from Telecom about a new bill?
>>>>>> They seem to have a lot of fancy new ways to pay now, but don't say
>>>>>> anything
>>>>>> about paying by cheque.
>>>>>> I've asked about that and will see what they say.
>>>>>> Perhaps it's just a mistake leaving it off their email, or perhaps
>>>>>> they
>>>>>> think people will take it for granted that they can still pay by
>>>>>> cheque.
>>>>>> I wouldn't mind printing the bill out from the computer, but what of
>>>>>> those
>>>>>> who don't have one?
>>>>>> I'm sure I won't be the only customer who dumps them if they stop
>>>>>> accepting
>>>>>> cheques.
>>>>>> Unfortunately that will have to include xtra and probably their
>>>>>> mobile
>>>>>> phones too, but I haven't got a mobile yet.
>>>>>> What a nuisance, I've been with them ever since we got a phone.
>>>>>> I await developments.
>>>>> Hi Geo,
>>>>> I see from one of your responses to this discussion that you have a
>>>>> credit
>>>>> card.
>>>>> You can pay Telecom by credit card, and they automatically charge to
>>>>> your
>>>>> card on the due date.
>>>>> I've been doing this for some time.
>>>>> However, from 1 August this year they've advised me that they will
>>>>> charge
>>>>> a
>>>>> 1.5% fee for credit card transactions.
>>>>> If you are paying a monthly bill of, say $50, then 1.5% will be 75
>>>>> cents -
>>>>> less than the cost of a stamp plus envelope plus cheque?
>>>>> Telecom don't seem to advertise or encourage this method of payment,
>>>>> so
>>>>> you
>>>>> need to phone their accounts section to set it up.
>>>>> Maybe worth investigating for your needs?
>>>>> Cheers,
>>>>> John S
>>>>I think I will get a Direct Debit from my savings account.
>>> Don't ever do that as you have no control over it, just get a Pos card
>>> and pay the bill in the Post Office. or even by cheque at the Post
>>> Office.

>>What is a Pos card?

> Point of Sale card

I never heard of those.

>>Getting to a Post Office is a problem.
>>>>I use a credit card only for things I can't buy any other way. Don't
>>>>in shopping with one.
>>> They are great in paying your bills as you can delay the payments for
>>> some 30 days or more.

>>I prefer to pay right away. With interest rates so low, there isn't much
>>point in delaying payment from a Bank account.

> You don't pay any interest if you pay it all in the 30 days..
> Plus there is if you don't have the money in it at the time you make the
> purchase..

The Bank pays anything on my credit card each month, but I use it so rarely.
still have to pay twice a year to have it though.

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