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How do you pay the majority of your bills?

Discussion in 'Weekly Quick Polls' started by Laxmi, Jul 29, 2007.

How do you pay the majority of your bills?

  1. Check

    5 vote(s)
    16.7%
  2. Credit card

    6 vote(s)
    20.0%
  3. Cash or money order

    5 vote(s)
    16.7%
  4. Direct withdrawal from checking/savings account

    9 vote(s)
    30.0%
  5. Through a paid online service

    5 vote(s)
    16.7%
  1. Laxmi

    Laxmi Administrator Staff Member Platinum IL'ite

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    Hello ILites

    This week poll is on "Money Matters".

    Well in India, most of the payment of bills are manual, waiting in the queue for a long time and paying the amount in cash. The public has to bear the poor response of the staff and wait patiently until their turn comes and absolutely not at all customer friendly. That was the scenario a few years back for paying the telephone bills, electricity bills etc.

    But with the new players in the telecommunication segment, BSNL is also waking up to being customer friendly by introducing schemes such as ECS (Electronic clearing Scheme), Easy bill collection center and so on. The electricity bills collection centers are also computerised greatly reducing the wait time. Now one could pay the telephone bill through credit card or check or csh or whatever methodology it is convenient for her.

    How is the payment method in the other parts of the world? You could always share it here and you could cast your votes in the poll topic.
     
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  2. Monsi

    Monsi Bronze IL'ite

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    Dear Laxmi,
    The bank services in India also are improved alot. I pay all my bills thorugh my bank account online directly. My bank's online service provides me the facility to pay up the phone (landline or mobile) bills, electricity bills , water bills, credit card bills etc free of cost. I think it is the best. No more waiting in the queues. Simply sitting in your home or office, open your online banking and VOILA :2thumbsup:
     
  3. Shanvy

    Shanvy IL Hall of Fame

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    HI,

    Though i have internet banking facility. I am comfortable in issuing cheques wherever accepted.

    Love
    shanthi
     
  4. Jananikrithsan

    Jananikrithsan Gold IL'ite

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    Hello,
    I issue cheques or pay by cash. Laxmi, I should congratulate for coming up with interesting topics for the weekly poll.:2thumbsup:
     
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  5. Ushakrishnan64

    Ushakrishnan64 Silver IL'ite

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    Dear Laxmi,
    I am greatly dependent on my credit for payment of telephone and other utility bills. Credit card payment is linked to my bank account. So no hassles..no queues, no waiting..I remember the days my mother would stand in long Q's waiting to pay the bills. Thank God..those days are nearly over.
    In UAE, we also have collection machines for payment of telephone bills.

    Regards
    USHA
     
  6. ashely

    ashely New IL'ite

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    Usually by credit card ....



    Ashely
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  7. manjumnair

    manjumnair Silver IL'ite

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    I pay most of my bills by online transaction... I feel that is much simpler....
     
  8. kanaka Raghavan

    kanaka Raghavan IL Hall of Fame

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    I issue cheques or pay by cash.
     
  9. Sriniketan

    Sriniketan IL Hall of Fame

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    Eventhough most utility companies accept online payment, we feel it is safe to pay through cheques. For online purchases, sure, through credit card and also for the monthly expenditures, credit card payment.
    Sriniketan
     

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