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Topic # 135165 16-Nov-2013 22:07
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What's with the $7.50 late payment fee 2degrees.
Sometimes I may my account late by a couple of days as I am waiting til pay day. Very rarely though.
You want to apply this to my account then I am out of 2 Degrees as soon as my contract is up. You go right ahead.

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  Reply # 935033 16-Nov-2013 22:14
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It may just be me but I believe a company charging a late payment fee is perfectly acceptable.

On the plus side consider yourself lucky, Vodafone charge $10 and Telecoms is around $15 last time I checked.

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  Reply # 935034 16-Nov-2013 22:21
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boby55: It may just be me but I believe a company charging a late payment fee is perfectly acceptable.

On the plus side consider yourself lucky, Vodafone charge $10 and Telecoms is around $15 last time I checked.


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Not sure who you plan to go with instead of 2degrees to avoid late payment fees.

Maybe prepay is a better option for you if that's your approach to paying your bill?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 935035 16-Nov-2013 22:22
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I don't have a problem with it.
If you paid on time you wouldn't get the fee.


It's not different from the many companies that give a 'prompt payment discount' IMO but weirdly people seem to have no problem with that.

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  Reply # 935036 16-Nov-2013 22:25
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Ways to ensure you pay on time:
Direct Debit
Automatic Credit Card Payment
Automatic Payment

Or, paying it before the bill is actually due.




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  Reply # 935037 16-Nov-2013 22:26
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boby55: It may just be me but I believe a company charging a late payment fee is perfectly acceptable.

On the plus side consider yourself lucky, Vodafone charge $10 and Telecoms is around $15 last time I checked.


+1. The fees are there for a reason, a reason which you seem to be exercising. As the quoted user said, you can go right ahead and change company, late fees will still be there.

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  Reply # 935039 16-Nov-2013 22:28
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mtvessel: What's with the $7.50 late payment fee 2degrees.
Sometimes I may my account late by a couple of days as I am waiting til pay day. Very rarely though.
You want to apply this to my account then I am out of 2 Degrees as soon as my contract is up. You go right ahead.


Don't expect to find any sympathy or support here. Geeks know everything which means they never make any mistakes such as late payment, and they don't like hugs. /s




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  Reply # 935040 16-Nov-2013 22:28
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I think with Telecom its actually closer to $20 because you pay GST on it.

Be happy with your $7.50 and perhaps budget for it in advance. Was this not mentioned in your contract as well when you signed it? If you weren't happy with late fees why did you sign?

Also you'll find that not just cellphone companies charge late fees. ASB charged me $15 once because I paid the bill a couple of days late, due to laziness. Its one of those things you come to expect.




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  Reply # 935049 16-Nov-2013 23:02
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mtvessel: What's with the $7.50 late payment fee 2degrees.
Sometimes I may my account late by a couple of days as I am waiting til pay day. Very rarely though.
You want to apply this to my account then I am out of 2 Degrees as soon as my contract is up. You go right ahead.


So, pay on time?

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  Reply # 935051 16-Nov-2013 23:12
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http://www.youneedabudget.com/

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  Reply # 935053 16-Nov-2013 23:21
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Pay by due date issue resolved

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  Reply # 935054 16-Nov-2013 23:31
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so you make a mistake now your threatening to change providers? you realise ALLLLLLLLLL companies have late fees.




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  Reply # 935092 17-Nov-2013 07:31
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I think companies would be happy enough to lose customers who don't pay their bills on time.

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  Reply # 935094 17-Nov-2013 07:49
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I don't have a problem with late payment fees however they should be coupled with early payment discounts.




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  Reply # 935108 17-Nov-2013 09:00
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Pay it out of the previous week/fortnight pay or put the money aside out of that pay if you havent received the bill. 2degrees do tell you on your login how much you have spent over and above your plan charge.

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  Reply # 935120 17-Nov-2013 09:55
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Welcome to life.

Late payment fees are an incentive for you to pay on time. It costs a lot of money to chaseup deadbeats who don't/won't pay what they owe.

You'd be up in arms if you didn't get paid on time.

Set up a weekly automatic payment for 1/4 of your monthly charge. You won't be stung with a late payment fee if it's paid.




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