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    Default Why do we still pay for itemised billing?

    I can understand why they charged for this service in the beginning, data warehousing wasn't such a big deal back then and we all got paper bills so the additional printing costed more but surely the service providers must have amortised the costs of the infrastructure by now? Is it connected to the whole interconnect thing?
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    Profit, why do u think

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    Isn't optional to be on itemised billing, hence the cost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sanimoyo View Post
    Isn't optional to be on itemised billing, hence the cost?
    As far as i know most, if not all contracts are mandatory with it now.
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    On MTN you can view your unbilled itemised bill online right up to the billing run (usually the 7th of the month) before it resets, without paying for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lcbxx View Post
    On MTN you can view your unbilled itemised bill online right up to the billing run (usually the 7th of the month) before it resets, without paying for it.
    Thanks, currently with MTN via NM (contract up next month thankfully). It's not that the cost really concerns me, just suprised that consumer groups aren't that phased by it.
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    The question is why are you guys still on contract

    That's so 1998!

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    its like the R9.50 they charge you for CLI. Quite idiotic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grav80 View Post
    The question is why are you guys still on contract

    That's so 1998!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Qwikslver View Post
    Life's too short to worry about cap(airtime).
    This. Though come to think of it, getting airtime HAS become a lot easier since the last time I was on prepaid (+/- 10 years ago) I've always used the contract to subsidise a new handset every two years. Aren't airtime rates more expensive than contract rates?
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    Quote Originally Posted by abdul89 View Post
    its like the R9.50 they charge you for CLI. Quite idiotic.
    During my last upgrade I kakked myself over the CLI cost, threatening to cancel my contract, and they waivered it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by encrypted View Post
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    Considering they have to keep the records for many years and to email the list costs almost nothing it is kind of ridiculous - especially if you are on a contract where they are getting a guaranteed income from you each month. snailmail, sure you can bill, but not for electronic delivery.

    Anyone able to comment on the legal side, surely they are supposed to provide you with reasonable billing detail without charge?
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