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Of course I do, itís the law and would be wrong not to! 82 47.40%
I do, but only as I canít get out of it now. 58 33.53%
I donít, but will sign up right away now this has been brought to my attention. 2 1.16%
Iíve not done for such a long, if I sign up now my back dated bill will kill me! 3 1.73%
I donít pay, as no one ever checks. 5 2.89%
I donít watch Swiss TV/listen to Swiss radio, why should I pay? 20 11.56%
Iím a Pikey and will not pay anything unless forced to! 3 1.73%
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Old 24.04.2009, 16:49
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Do you pay your Billag?

Hi all,

Iíve heard lots of different stories about paying the Billag (TV license fee). Basically, itís a must now. TV over the internet, radio in the car, your alarm clock or even on your mobile phone, theyíve got you somewhere! However, I know lots of people who donít pay this and was wondering what the general feeling was. So just as a random question to add some entertainment to a Friday afternoon, here we goÖ

Do you pay your Billag?
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Old 24.04.2009, 16:50
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Do you pay your Billag?
Oh yeah .... and swear every time I press the submit button in E-Banking page ...
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Old 24.04.2009, 16:57
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Do you pay your Billag?
Maybe one day it'll just be included in your taxes..

Bye Bye Billag
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Old 24.04.2009, 17:29
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Re: Do you pay your Billag?

I'm paying for now, Since I know my end date here I will stop paying the last 3-4 months here and dare them to find me.

Same goes for you...forced health insurance!
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Old 24.04.2009, 17:39
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As I don't have a TV I don't pay them. I think they could still get me as my car obviously has a radio, as well as my old alarm clock.
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Old 24.04.2009, 17:45
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What's a Pikey?
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Old 24.04.2009, 18:07
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Re: Do you pay your Billag?

I just think of it as a media tax when I pay the wretched bill.
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Old 24.04.2009, 18:17
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Re: Do you pay your Billag?

I try not to think of it!
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I try not to think of it!
With such a guttural sounding name its hard not to be fascinated and then frustrated by it!
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Re: Do you pay your Billag?

No matter where we go they come knocking on our door... So, yes. But at home I would have to pay too, mind you there I would watch the tv and listen to the radio..
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Hi all,

Iíve heard lots of different stories about paying the Billag (TV license fee). Basically, itís a must now. TV over the internet, radio in the car, your alarm clock or even on your mobile phone, theyíve got you somewhere! However, I know lots of people who donít pay this and was wondering what the general feeling was. So just as a random question to add some entertainment to a Friday afternoon, here we goÖ

Do you pay your Billag?
For every joker who doesn't pay Bill AG, those who do have to pay more (eventually one way or another).

The sooner it's in the taxes the better, so all who pay tax will contribute...
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A Pikey is an English UK slang term for an Irish Gypsy.. in Ireland Gypsies are called Knackers or Travellers.
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The sooner it's in the taxes the better, so all who pay tax will contribute...
Nearly covers everyone working... so yes I am waiting too then.

Although no more admiring the "brave" guys bragging how he dodges the Billag bullet, which I still think is suicidal.
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Old 24.04.2009, 19:19
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Re: Do you pay your Billag?

I have radios, so I pay the radio tax, no question.

I do not own a television, nor do I have a subscription to a service providing internet TV - I do not watch television, full stop. Therefore I am not obliged to pay the TV tax.

Yet.

And Billag agrees. So far.

I'm sure that they will someday soon find a way to rope in the few of us who legitimately do not pay the tax. When that happens I'll pay it, teeth tightly gritted. But until then...
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Re: Do you pay your Billag?

I don't want to do anything illegal. I don't even know what you are talking about. We get our TV from our Slingbox which is hooked up to our TV at home in the US. We don't have cable or anything like that here.

I think my husband's company car has a functioning radio. Do you think that the Billag is paid for by his company?

If there is something that I need to be paying, please give me some advice before the Gendarme come and get me!
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Re: Do you pay your Billag?

i'm with meloncollie - i don't watch tv, don't have one, can't watch it, don't even have a receiver or a vcr

but i do have to pay for the radio fee as i have a radio in the car - even though i don't ever listen to radio
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I think my husband's company car has a functioning radio. Do you think that the Billag is paid for by his company
That's a good question! I wonder what the answer is?
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Re: Do you pay your Billag?

Hi,

I have been paying it for 20 years and I have never really thought about it. I sometimes watch swiss tv and so it is no big deal. We also get uk tv over the cable and sometimes I do feel guilty getting the bbc channels with out having to pay a tv licence. It amuses me in the uk when I see people complaining about how expensive the uk tv licence is and then will spend pay an incredible amount of money for a sky subscription and even after that they still have to endure tv advertising between the programmes.

I am happy to pay the billag licence fee it ensures that the majority of the country get the tv they want in the language they want.

Have fun

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That's a good question! I wonder what the answer is?
The answer is NO...
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I don't want to do anything illegal. I don't even know what you are talking about. We get our TV from our Slingbox which is hooked up to our TV at home in the US. We don't have cable or anything like that here.
Then you must pay the TV licence fee, as you have a TV.

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I think my husband's company car has a functioning radio. Do you think that the Billag is paid for by his company?
Unlikely. You will need to pay the Radio licence fee yourself.

Remember, if you have a TV of any sort, and are capable of watching TV, you must pay the TV licence fee.

Likewise for radio: if you have a radio of any sort, you must pay the radio licence fee.
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