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  #2415050 9-Feb-2020 13:55
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KiwiSurfer:

 

Nothing wrong with it at all. Some companies decide to show GST inclusive amounts on their bills, others show GST exclusive. In this case Vodafone has decided to show the GST exclusive amount so makes sense they would exclude GST from the discount amount (as they would for all other amounts showing on their bills). Move on, nothing to see here.

 

 

GST inclusive statements can show rounding anomalies too. Presentation can get a bit tricky when it comes to line item tax vs summary tax. 

 

Ideally billing apps should be able to bill tax according to the target customer type. 

 

 

 

 


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  #2415660 10-Feb-2020 17:33
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On the face of it it does make you think which is annoying - ideally we should just be able to look a it and go yeah, that's seems right.... we all know Telcos have struggled with easy to read billing for years and I guess this is just another example. A little disappointing given that VF have recently reduced my bill down to about 2 pages to make it more understandable.


 
 
 
 


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  #2415662 10-Feb-2020 17:57
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Not all telcos struggle with billing though. I suspect because Vodafone's is made up of so many legacy systems, they seem to have to have a large number of issues (from my experience).


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  #2416471 11-Feb-2020 22:23
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dimsim: On the face of it it does make you think which is annoying - ideally we should just be able to look a it and go yeah, that's seems right.... 

 

My point exactly. If it's advertised as $200, then I want to see $200 on my statement. I do not want to manually calculate that the line item + GST = the advertised amount. Not all of us are accountants & businesses that want GST separated out.

 

rugrat: ... Looks a confusing way to do it, would look simpler if they did a GST included charge and took off a GST included discount...

 

Yes, it is confusing. See point #1. W have all heard about companies adding extra charges to the bill and over charging the customer. All of that starts with a confusing statement.

 

Oblivian: ... Else they would advertise $230 credit.

 

See point #1. They advertise $200 credit, I want to see $200 on my statement, not some other number that eventually with some head scratching & calculating equals the advertised rate.

 

logo:

 

Say your bill is $450 + GST

 

...

 

Works out the same

 

 

See point #1 & #3. It might work out the same, but it is annoying that I get offered $200 credit, but my statement only shows $173.91

 

 

 

KiwiSurfer: Nothing wrong with it at all. Some companies decide to show GST inclusive amounts on their bills, others show GST exclusive. ...

 

Maybe nothing wrong, but see point #1. It's annoying as ...

 

 





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21brandon21: ... is because I had my prepay phones changed to postpay and was supposed to have the balance + part prepay plans accounts credit transferred ...

 

You are a brave man to approach VF with such a transition. See below & many other comments on GZ about the horrible state of VF billing.

 

quickymart: ... I suspect because Vodafone's is made up of so many legacy systems, they seem to have to have a large number of issues (from my experience).

 

 





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  #2428918 28-Feb-2020 15:46
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I can see how it might be annoying, but it is accurate. X amount to your service provider, y amount to government as GST.

Most bills I’ve received are like this. You’d also have noticed all the services you’re being charged for are similarly less than you though (ie GST exclusive with GST added on).




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