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Why does everything in Switzerland come with bills attached?

guys i really wonder what is logic behind this ,,
why everything comes on bills ! ?
i know this guys he has internet connection more than a year and he didnt pay anything but he is receiving only bills !
so if he leaves Switzerland while he didn't pay his bills then what they wanna do to him !
i think this is not logic..!!!
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Old 15.02.2011, 18:06
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Re: Why everyhing on Switzerland comes on bills !

I assume you're trying to say ... why do you get bills posted for eveything?

Well, (a) you can pay them online if you have online banking such as PostFinance and (b) many companies which send repeated bills have an option to switch to emails/electronic bills such as Cablecom.

But if you're trying to say ... why don't bills get chased up then ... they are. It depends on the company I guess and how much money is involved.
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guys i really wonder what is logic behind this ,,
why everything comes on bills ! ?
i know this guys he has internet connection more than a year and he didnt pay anything but he is receiving only bills !
so if he leaves Switzerland while he didn't pay his bills then what they wanna do to him !
i think this is not logic..!!!
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Re: Why everyhing on Switzerland comes on bills !

I could've sworn the language of this forum was English. I couldn't make head nor tail of that first post.
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I assume you're trying to say ... why do you get bills posted for eveything?

Well, (a) you can pay them online if you have online banking such as PostFinance and (b) many companies which send repeated bills have an option to switch to emails/electronic bills such as Cablecom.
no what i m trying to say , they still continuing giving their service even if you dont pay your last bills !
so if someone he doesnt pay his bills and he leaves Switzerland !
then what ! can they do anything >?
because i think this is wrong..

SORRY GUYS I JUST WOKE UP ,, sorry because of my miss-English-Writing
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Re: Why everyhing on Switzerland comes on bills !

Daffy Duck's Missus isn't complaining...
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Re: Why everyhing on Switzerland comes on bills !

You have to remember the Swiss are patient. They give you plenty of time to pay before cutting you off. If you've left the country, they wait a while to see if you try to come back, and nab you at the border. After a few years, they send a mercenary out after you. You can hide, but you can't run.
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You have to remember the Swiss are patient. They give you plenty of time to pay before cutting you off. If you've left the country, they wait a while to see if you try to come back, and nab you at the border. After a few years, they send a mercenary out after you. You can hide, but you can't run.
Yeah , it looks very generous to me too..
but are they going to Send 007 for a bill like 200CHF !??
and even if its higher bill , perhaps that person never wanna back to Switzerland again ..!

i think they should find a solution for this....
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Re: Why everyhing on Switzerland comes on bills !

He doesn't have to. Switzerland will come to him ;-)
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no what i m trying to say , they still continuing giving their service even if you dont pay your last bills !
so if someone he doesnt pay his bills and he leaves Switzerland !
then what ! can they do anything >?
because i think this is wrong..

SORRY GUYS I JUST WOKE UP ,, sorry because of my miss-English-Writing
Thanks for clearing that up....
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Re: Why everyhing on Switzerland comes on bills !

Because there is trust in Switzerland that people are responsible adults not unethical like you. GROW UP. PAY YOUR BILLS. And stop going to the casino. If you can't afford services call them up and tell them to shut it off.
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Re: Why everyhing on Switzerland comes on bills !

There is a post on here somewhere where Orange chased a guy to germany for bills. They wait till the bill is large enough and worth the effort then they send a collection agency after you.

I'm pretty sure that it's the same in most countries.
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Old 15.02.2011, 18:29
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Re: Why everyhing on Switzerland comes on bills !

Hmm.. ever heard of Swiss Guard with long spears, huh?
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Re: Why everyhing on Switzerland comes on bills !

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Because there is trust in Switzerland that people are not unethical like you. GROW UP. PAY YOUR BILLS. And stop going to the casino. If you can't afford services call them up and tell them to shut it off.
excuse me...!
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Old 15.02.2011, 18:34
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Re: Why everyhing on Switzerland comes on bills !

And every expat that clears off leaving bills only makes it harder for the honest ones...
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And every expat that clears off leaving bills only makes it harder for the honest ones...
Those two both left Swizzerland last week...
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And every expat that clears off leaving bills only makes it harder for the honest ones...
I can testify to that. I've been very lucky up to now with only 2 people doing a runner and I did get paid eventually by one of them.

It means, I now ask for a deposit, which adds to peoples outlay when starting a child at playschool. One lives and learns.
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Re: Why everyhing on Switzerland comes on bills !

lol i guess what he means and i agree with him certainly perhaps later they come with more difficult and strict process 4 paying off bills ,,
Perhaps like deposit and .......
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Re: Why everyhing on Switzerland comes on bills !

Because doing things any other way would cause a local collapse of the Swiss space-time continuum.
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excuse me...!
Let me clarify. If you can't afford to pay the bill it is your (oh sorry, your friend's) responsibility to call the company and shut off the service. If you (er, your friend) use the service then you have to pay for it.

You use, you pay. You don't go to a restaurant eat the food then leave without paying, do you?

Receiving a service and not paying for it is theft. Did you (er, your friend) learn right from wrong? Theft is wrong.
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