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Re: Do I have to get a TV licence from Billag?

A petition has been started to limit the Billag fees to CHF 200 per year. Unfortunately their site is in German only for now. Link through Google translate: www.gebuehrenmonster.ch
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A petition has been started to limit the Billag fees to CHF 200 per year. Unfortunately their site is in German only for now. Link through Google translate: www.gebuehrenmonster.ch
It's not gonna work.
You only have to read some people here. Some pay even when they don't have to... And this monster can only be stoped if people want.

CHF200 would be reasonable...

It's not gonna work.
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This is not true. When I first moved to CH I didn't know who they were & didn't let them in. We never heard from them again and I never got a court order. We lived in the same apartment for 3 years.
You were very lucky.


Would you like to reinforce that? Just give me your name and address and you will soon see whom is correct! They can easily get a court order, believe me!
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Old 19.01.2011, 05:26
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It's not gonna work.
You only have to read some people here. Some pay even when they don't have to... And this monster can only be stoped if people want.

CHF200 would be reasonable...

It's not gonna work.
You still haven't made any posts about anything except for TV.



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You were very lucky.

Would you like to reinforce that? Just give me your name and address and you will soon see whom is correct! They can easily get a court order, believe me!
Why don't your "reinforce" your post. I've already told you my experience. (except I made a mistake, we lived in that apt for 2 years not 3).

My point is they are not waiting outside your door for you like the boogie man like some people are implying. Everyone has an obligation to declare their TVs & radios, etc. Since I didn't know who they were, I did not let them in and we never heard anything from them again. & we didn't declare our TV as we didn't know anything about a TV license. No one came back in the two years we lived there. So people shouldn't be afraid they are going to be ambushed.

Of course this doesn't mean that you should try to avoid paying the bill. Clearly if you are reading this, you know you have to pay the bill! I just think it's exaggerated to say they are listening outside your door or are waiting for you.


PS, what kind of court order are you talking about? A court order for Billag to enter your house? Please do site your source. I'd like to read that.
PPS, I'm currently reading all the documentation on the Billag website and have yet to find anything that says they have to right to enter your house or you have the obligation to let them in. Maybe I've missed it.
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Old 19.01.2011, 17:42
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Re: Do I have to get a TV licence from Billag?

http://gebuehrenmonster.ch/

Please pass this petition link onto everyone you know in CH.

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PPS, I'm currently reading all the documentation on the Billag website and have yet to find anything that says they have to right to enter your house or you have the obligation to let them in. Maybe I've missed it.
that's right, they don't have the permission to come in if you don't let them.
What could hovewer happen, is that they come back with such an order one day later.
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You still haven't made any posts about anything except for TV.





Why don't your "reinforce" your post. I've already told you my experience. (except I made a mistake, we lived in that apt for 2 years not 3).

My point is they are not waiting outside your door for you like the boogie man like some people are implying. Everyone has an obligation to declare their TVs & radios, etc. Since I didn't know who they were, I did not let them in and we never heard anything from them again. & we didn't declare our TV as we didn't know anything about a TV license. No one came back in the two years we lived there. So people shouldn't be afraid they are going to be ambushed.

Of course this doesn't mean that you should try to avoid paying the bill. Clearly if you are reading this, you know you have to pay the bill! I just think it's exaggerated to say they are listening outside your door or are waiting for you.


PS, what kind of court order are you talking about? A court order for Billag to enter your house? Please do site your source. I'd like to read that.
PPS, I'm currently reading all the documentation on the Billag website and have yet to find anything that says they have to right to enter your house or you have the obligation to let them in. Maybe I've missed it.

You can burn your hole life on this forum and watching Big Brother, but I don't...

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Why don't your "reinforce" your post. I've already told you my experience. (except I made a mistake, we lived in that apt for 2 years not 3).
Why are you getting so upset? I tell you something which is true, and I really don't mind if you choose to ignore it. I haven't given you a groan or a red blob, so please calm down and have a good night's sleep.
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http://gebuehrenmonster.ch/

Please pass this petition link onto everyone you know in CH.

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Old 19.01.2011, 23:13
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Why are you getting so upset? I tell you something which is true, and I really don't mind if you choose to ignore it. I haven't given you a groan or a red blob, so please calm down and have a good night's sleep.
I'm not upset. You're projecting.

My point was as I said above, that I don't think that they are hanging out at people's doors listening and I told my experience. We ignored them, or rather I answered the door & told them to go away and nothing every came of it. It's possible that as usual the French cantons are more laid back and let people get on with their lives. Since it is my experience and my opinion I don't think it's really "reinforce-able".

I also said above that it is everyone's own obligation to declare their TV/radio. Now that we know we pay the bill. Everyone here reading this now knows as well so none of us can claim ignorance.

I like the petition as I think the fees are quite high, especially if you also have to pay for cable & internet on top of it to get any type of reception.
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Re: Do I have to get a TV licence from Billag?

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It's remarkable how many people behave this way: imagine being so concerned about not paying a TV/Radio licence bill that you don't open the door unless you know who it is! I find that really weird, yet this isn't the first time I've heard this. Wow.

Maybe I'm just too friendly and pay the bills at least I don't live in fear of Billag Man... I actually enjoy watching the TV, and although I admit it IS expensive, other taxes seem quite reasonable compared to neighbouring countries. Swings...roundabouts...

(Although I have nothing but contempt for Billags customer service and the obstacles they place to prevent you from righting their wrongs. It's often easier to pay the bloody bills than contest unfair billings. Swine!)
For a country with remarkable low tax rates, Billag should not be that big of a concern for anyone, provided that you can afford it.
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I'm not upset. You're projecting.

My point was as I said above, that I don't think that they are hanging out at people's doors listening and I told my experience. We ignored them, or rather I answered the door & told them to go away and nothing every came of it. It's possible that as usual the French cantons are more laid back and let people get on with their lives. Since it is my experience and my opinion I don't think it's really "reinforce-able".

I also said above that it is everyone's own obligation to declare their TV/radio. Now that we know we pay the bill. Everyone here reading this now knows as well so none of us can claim ignorance.

I like the petition as I think the fees are quite high, especially if you also have to pay for cable & internet on top of it to get any type of reception.
You are always upset. Tipical angentina.......
but you are always very very sexy. I love argentina.
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You are always upset. Tipical angentina.......
but you are always very very sexy. I love argentina.
Yes. I am very sexy but neither upset nor Argentine!
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Re: Do I have to get a TV licence from Billag?

The natives are rebelling. There is a Petition against the cost of Billag v the poor quality of Swiss TV.

http://gebuehrenmonster.ch

Sign it .


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Yes. I am very sexy but neither upset nor Argentine!
Sure? What are you doing in Buenos Aires, instead of watching swiss TV.
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Re: Do I have to get a TV licence from Billag?

I just rang them up (Billag.) I receive TV through the telephone line from bluewin. Our house does not have an Ariel at all.
They told me that if you receive television programs regardless of the means you have are obliged by law to pay Billag.

Personally if did not have a car, television, radio, mobile phone or computer I would insist Billag reps came to my home to investigate, but then I would
probably be living in the 17th century or in a shed on an allotment (and not a Swiss allotment as I could imagine they have at least a TV and radio)
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I just rang them up (Billag.) I receive TV through the telephone line from bluewin. Our house does not have an Ariel at all.
They told me that if you receive television programs regardless of the means you have are obliged by law to pay Billag.

Personally if did not have a car, television, radio, mobile phone or computer I would insist Billag reps came to my home to investigate, but then I would
probably be living in the 17th century or in a shed on an allotment (and not a Swiss allotment as I could imagine they have at least a TV and radio)
Never contract internet trough bluewin/swisscom, because billag is owned by swisscom...
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Just got the monster bill

I got the monster TV and radio bill from Bill AG: 462 CHF for 2011, ouch!
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Re: Just got the monster bill

Don't you just freaking hate it when that happens? I have one for 386 CHF sitting on my desk. Payable by May 2011. I'm going to wait until the last freakin day.

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I got the monster TV and radio bill from Bill AG: 462 CHF for 2011, ouch!
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Re: Just got the monster bill

how come I only got the quarterly bill?
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