Today Tonight is going to tell us how to have a power audit and slash our bills....
With the price of power rising my bills have already been slashed to the bone, and another 30% rise is just going to have to be met by me. Fortunately, my income over the Prime Ministership of Mr Howard had risen quite a bit and I will probably manage. But I'm sure that there are others who will not manage.
I received my phone bill this week (one of them). Telstra has introduced fees to pay your bills now. $2.20 to pay by credit card. Another fee to pay in person at the post office. If you pay by credit card at the post office you will have to pay both fees.
This is highway robbery. Why do we have to pay a charge on top of our bill to cover their costs of doing business? These costs have been included in the fees charged by Telstra in the past, and they are business costs which should be tax deductable.
How can we fight this? I pay by B-Pay and I object to having to pay these fees if I wish to pay via credit card or over the counter at the post office. It's wrong. It will hurt the people with the least money to spare. How long will it be before I am charged to use B-Pay?