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Old 10.03.2017, 11:17
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Bye bye Billag [Welcome our new overlord Serafe]

The responsible federal departement UVEK/DETEC has found a new, cheaper (not for me and you) provider for billing.

Starting from 1. January 2019 the Radio and TV licences fee will be invoiced by Serafe AG.
English press release: https://www.uvek.admin.ch/uvek/en/ho...-id-65954.html

The parent company of Serafe, Secon AG, provides services for health insurance billing, well known costumers are Atupri and Helsana.
https://www.seconag.com/Kunden.aspx


So, who will change all the thread names and titles?

EDIT: The new "reception fee" will be 1 CHF/day or 365 CHF/year https://www.serafe.ch/en/
(leap years come with one free day, hurray)
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Old 10.03.2017, 11:27
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Re: Bye bye Billag [Welcome our new overlord Serafe]

Not chepaer for us?

"the fee for radio and television for households can be reduced to significantly less than CHF 400 per year. The Federal Council will set the amount of the fee in good time before the new system enters into force."
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Old 10.03.2017, 11:30
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Not chepaer for us?

"the fee for radio and television for households can be reduced to significantly less than CHF 400 per year. The Federal Council will set the amount of the fee in good time before the new system enters into force."
That is because it changes from "a household which has a reception device" to "a household which has ears or eyes" a.k.a "new fee-system" a.k.a "everyone pays" a.k.a "no more separate radio and TV licenses" as approved by the people on 14 June 2015 https://www.admin.ch/ch/d/pore/va/20150614/index.html
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Old 10.03.2017, 11:57
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Re: Bye bye Billag [Welcome our new overlord Serafe]

Boo. Saying I had no TV or radio, whilst refusing to let them into my apartment, proved easy and fun.

Saying I have no eyes or ears is going to be more tricky. I guess I could stumble around, walking into them whilst saying "WHAT???" very loudly.
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Re: Bye bye Billag [Welcome our new overlord Serafe]

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Boo. Saying I had no TV or radio, whilst refusing to let them into my apartment, proved easy and fun.

Saying I have no eyes or ears is going to be more tricky. I guess I could stumble around, walking into them whilst saying "WHAT???" very loudly.
Same here
Got no TV, no radio, no car (hence no radio).
Forced to pay stuff I could not care less, under the pretense that I may.

Interestingly enough, this company does not even seem to have premises, only a post box.
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Same here
Got no TV, no radio, no car (hence no radio).
Forced to pay stuff I could not care less, under the pretense that I may.
And yet, that's just the way things are here. But go ahead, contribute to our groaner's crowdfunded prosecution of SRF, and refuse to pay Serafe. This should be entertaining.

And once again, why should non-drivers be forced to pay taxes earmarked for roads? Why should we all subsidise Post buses for remote Innerschwyz dwellers? Why don't we only pay for the fire brigade when we need them to put a fire out? Etc...
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Re: Bye bye Billag [Welcome our new overlord Serafe]

New info:

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Old 02.05.2018, 14:40
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Re: Bye bye Billag [Welcome our new overlord Serafe]

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A franc a day keeps the Billag away.
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sauce please?
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sauce please?
Sorry, my bad

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Old 02.05.2018, 15:32
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Re: Bye bye Billag [Welcome our new overlord Serafe]

So what's up with the Billag man?

Will this shady charcater still be prowling his beat every night until 31st December, ringing doorbells, punching up pentioners, stealing babies from their cradles, avoiding garlic and crucifixes and trying to sign up people's cats?

Or seeing there's nothing in it any more for Billag, will they be winding down operations early and spending the remaining cash on whores and champaigne?

If everybody stops paying now, will they even care? Won't the costs of prosecution outweigh the potential damage?
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Old 02.05.2018, 15:33
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Re: Bye bye Billag [Welcome our new overlord Serafe]

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Are you the Local? That is "olds" from last october.

Four the sauce, here the original pressrelease:

https://www.uvek.admin.ch/uvek/en/ho...-id-68454.html
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Old 02.05.2018, 15:39
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Re: Bye bye Billag [Welcome our new overlord Serafe]

And will the Serafe take over where Billag left off? So does that mean the Billag man will simply be re-branded as Seraphim Man and just prowl the streets cursing all sans-serifs.
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Are you the Local? That is "olds" from last october.
I get my infos from EF and this topic was inactive for a year

...all the rest is fake news
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Re: Bye bye Billag [Welcome our new overlord Serafe]

I shot the Serafe
But I didn't shoot no Billag, oh no! Oh!
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Old 10.03.2017, 11:27
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The responsible federal departement UVEK/DETEC has found a new, cheaper (not for me and you) provider for billing.

Starting from 1. January 2019 the Radio and TV licences fee will be invoiced by Serafe AG.
http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/schweiz/...story/14416764


So, who will change all the thread names and titles?
Hmmmmm .....
<< Auch das Konzept, das die Tochterfirma der Secon AG aus Fehraltdorf ZH vorlegte, habe überzeugt. >>what new concept?!
<<Das neue Abgabesystem wird voraussichtlich aber erst am 1. Januar 2019 in Kraft treten>> What new fee-system?
I don't like it. It's not even fake information, it's no information at all. Just little hints. Do I have to worry about my safety?

No rush changing the thread titles though, is there.
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Old 10.03.2017, 12:00
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So, who will change all the thread names and titles?
We could get the swear filter to change "Billag" to "Serafe". Though that'd make this thread very weird to read...
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Re: Bye bye Billag [Welcome our new overlord Serafe]

Still dont get the point of this "Fee"... everything is online now, the Tv and Radio as we know it is dissapearing, soon we will be paying Fees to Youtube...
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Still dont get the point of this "Fee"... everything is online now, the Tv and Radio as we know it is dissapearing, soon we will be paying Fees to Youtube...
What do you think the ads are? If you don't want ads you can subscribe to youtube red for $10 per month!
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Re: Bye bye Billag [Welcome our new overlord Serafe]

190 jobs in danger at Billag in canton Fribourg.....it will hurt.
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