It just a pre-approved instalment plan to make expensive phone affordably
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Last edited by keiser; 4th December 2012 at 12:45 PM.
where the heck are they going to make money from?
are they going to take your $10-a-month payments, buy a small Money Plant and hope that real money will grow out of it instead of leaves?
humans think of every conceivable way to make money, but when it comes to paying for something, they balk and stall and whine about it.
aren't you hypocritical in that sense?
other than paying to use the services, do you know where your money goes?
if they just said "heck. let's just make ends meet."
they'll only be charging you enough for their staff, maintenance, services, cabling etc. no profits.
and when they need to expand, where do you think they get the cash from? other than loans, they need to have cash in their balance sheets to ensure that the bank will LOAN them the money. the MONEY is guarantee that they can PAY back the loans.
Actually, over the years, there has been some "improvements"
Like number portability, so that it is easier to switch camps.
And for some reasons that you gotta break contract, you pay for your McBook or iphone on a pro-rated basis and not the full amount.
Do not be afraid [of ghost and bullies] Shoot them......
i have had a long unhappy relationship with Starhub which ended 2 years ago when we broke up.
When I first started going with Starhub everything was so good. Per second billing, hub discount, cable modem (speeeddddddddddddddddddddddddddd).
Then one day I don't want to use cable modem anymore. Not using enough due to being home very late after work and sports club.
I called up call center to cancel. I thought they cancel for me. So I disconnected my modem
After that I got another line from M1 with a nice number. I didn't have to go through ridiculous bidding system to buy it. Just pay cash upfront.
I decided to stop using my Starhub number. I called the call center. I thought they cancelled for me, so I disconnected my SIM card.
Some time later I received bills on regular intervals. I thought it was on my outstanding bills (since I am woefully forgetful). I paid. and I paid. up to $400~$500 worth.
I soon realized that I am receiving current bills. I called up the call center again to tell them to stop and terminate all my accounts.
I continued to receive bills, again! I refused to pay and their continued billing reached a sum of almost $500 upon which they sent me a Letter of Demand from a lawyer (despite my explanations to call center staff who called me to remind me to pay , meaning, pay for a bill which I shouldn't rightly be billed for) . They even had the cheek to bill me for this Letter.
I escalated the matter to the Accounts Dept and technical dept where they had indeed determined that I had made a bona fide request to terminate (by the switching off/disconnect actions) . They refunded my overpayment but have not since formally apologised for the fiasco.
I am still a bit riled up when I think about this.
I hate 2 year contract. I understand why some hate it and others like it. There are a number of people hanging on to their ip 4s at the moment not because they prefer the 4s to the 5 or because they can't afford the 5 but simple they're still have 1 more year in their contract. So early adopter, frequent upgrader may prefer one year contract?
But I don't think the reason for the telco to stop offering 1 year contract is a simple one.
Don't think it's the money issue as they can just offer one year contract with less subsidized pricing for handset. They just need to make some number manipulation and still earn the same profit.
Maybe it's the customer retaining thing? Or? please chip in.
Btw, what's with the above-looking-down tone of kei1309? Answering a question with another mockery question doesn't make you smarter than others, does it?
Q- Why doesn't Canon release 35L mk II?
A- Oh, ghost, you have any idea about optical design of the new L? Do you understand the economical sense of that? I guess you never learn that in school.