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Old 12.04.2011, 16:35
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So we just got an invoice for nearly 400 CHF to cover our share of the building's annual cable television bill.

We don't watch telly. We have no intention of watching telly. But it's a shared charge, and it would be churlish (illegal, even?) to refuse.

Has anyone else had similar surprise additions to their nebenkosten (additional house charges) after moving into their new place?
The building apparently is connected and you pay for the connection and not for how often or not you watch TV. Such "Nebenkosten" have to be taken into account and are hardly surprising.
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Such "Nebenkosten" have to be taken into account and are hardly surprising.
They are when one's contract has a list of Nebenkosten, and this one isn't in it.

But it's all settled now, anyway. I use the infrastructure to get onto the internet, so it's a fair cop.

I just wish it had been mentioned before, that's all.
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Don't know who the cable supplier is, but you could ask your Vermieter to have your TV-cable connection sealed, aka "plombieren" (all very officially via Cablecom or whoever).
I would be careful with such ideas. I suppose, the sealing thing will result in numerous fees and taxes, in the end more expensive than the connection-fee.
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Re: Shared cable bill. Not fair. Stomps feet. Extends lower lip.

You never smoke? Come on! We can see you with a cigar on your profil picture!
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They are when one's contract has a list of Nebenkosten, and this one isn't in it.

But it's all settled now, anyway. I use the infrastructure to get onto the internet, so it's a fair cop.

I just wish it had been mentioned before, that's all.
As I understand it, it is common for remote communities, including those in Glarus
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Old 12.04.2011, 17:31
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As I understand it, it is common for remote communities, including those in Glarus
They even have electricity?
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Look at it this way - only a mere CHF1.10 per day - you get to enjoy the warmth of the village folk and life AND have your hi-speed internet
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