sidders80:richms: Paying at the post shop needs a printout as their old scanners cant scan a phone screen for the barcode off a PDF. Thats an additional cost for me so its also a hassle.
I am not accepting the 2% charge and will be closing my old ihug email addresses and paying the amount owed, and no more than that.
I believe they can accept payments with just giving out a mobile number too. In any event I am not happy to pay 2% surcharge when I am using a Visa Debit as its my money and not credit. I can set up VF as a bill payee and pay which is easy too but seriously want to pay $40 a week every week at post office towards my bill so there is a fee to VF for every payment made.
If you want to pay $40 a week then you can set up an automatic payment with your bank (you'll most likely be charged a one off bank fee to set it up or change it in the future) or a direct debit (which should be free to set up, and you may have to be assertive and insist you want it to be a weekly direct debit) You wont pay the 2% surcharge on these types of payments from your bank account, and direct debits can be set up weekly even when most companies and banks will say it has to be monthly. You may also have electronic account fees charged each time the weekly payment is made depending on your type of account.
If you do get charged transaction fees on your bank bank account, check with your bank, they'll have an account you can be changed to that wont charge transaction fees on electronic transactions like automatic payments and direct debits.
PS: direct debits paid directly from credit cards can only be monthly and the 2% surcharge will still apply, because MasterCard/Visa will charge it to Vodafone, who will pass it on to you, because *YOU* choose to pay your bill with your credit card.
But who wants to use one debt (your credit card) to pay another debt? (your Vodafone bill) Then there's the credit card interest you'll be charged on the payments made to Vodafone if you dont pay your credit card off in full each month.
Want to avoid all this complication? Pay by Internet Banking.