We moved our banking business (checking) from a bank that charged monthly fees to print check images and mail them, even though the same bank for decades had made enough profit mailing actual checks in huge stacks to us (thick envelopes). The Fee was per account. My argument was that they should not charge any fee at all, since check images actually allowed the bank to save money. There expenses were less, so they began charging where there had been no prior charges.
I also refuse any credit card that insists on annual fee(s).
Now I am a hold-out (9% in this country?) against mobile telephone (my spouse has a mobile, as she has for many years). Now I read of a service which charges for actual usage - however, each month there is a per-device charge of $6, even with no usage at all.
For me this is still a show stopper, no matter how much money the plan would save me. My current monthly is $ zero.
"ting" was deliberate
Why "ting"? Does that mean something?
I have a cell phone that I use only for emergencies like car break-downs or like, "Honey, I'm still at the shoe sale. I'll be home late." The phone cost $15 with a "double your minutes for free" card so I get 120 minutes for $20. That lasts me about 6 months. It also has Internet access, a camera, voice recorder, speakerphone, calculator and other stuff but no monthly contract.
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