Weekend Open Forum: Do you pay your bills online?

By Shawn Knight ยท 30 replies
Oct 26, 2012
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  1. Schwalbe

    Schwalbe TS Rookie

    It's funny, my water bill is the only one that charges a fee for anything except a check and they don't even have the ability for me to pay it online!
  2. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,215   +177

    I've switched insurance carriers just because I can't pay a bill online for that specific benefit.

    I pay all my bills online.

    Stamp? Envelope? I know those words, but give me a few hours, I might be able to find these.
  3. You are not the only one. I don't trust the internet and corporations enough to be paying bills online. And my life has been completely fine without doing so.
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,177   +990

    I decline to answer -- it only seeds identity research to attempt access to those accounts.

    There's a new service online that says they will inform you when they find your SSN online -- GRR -- If I NEVER enter it, then it can never be found can it! Sheez Magicullity, Norton offered that 20 years ago and I declined it then too.

    Just because someone ASKS, does not mean you are required to respond.
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  5. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,036   +2,558

    Yeah, that was a fairly common, "let's see how stupid you really are test", given out by utilities a few years back. They would tell you it would cost you 3 bucks or something to pay your bill online, so you could save the cost of a 40 cent stamp. I guess that was what they used to call, 'the new math'.

    In the same vein, our local electric company produced a PSA commercial, showing you "how to save money on electricity", by pulling all the plugs out of your outlet strips at night, one by one. I don't about you, but I've never seen a outlet strip without an on / off switch (*). Although, I imagine they could have gotten some traction with the ad, if they ran it during 'Honey Boo Boo', reruns.

    (*) In fact, there was even a glowing red on / off switch on the outlet strip they were using in the commercial.
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  6. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 7,675   +415

    $$$$ Cash only.

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