Pay your TV license monthly!

#1
Just transfered from the old "go to the post office, pay your annual tv license" to setting it up online. Decided pay monthly is perfect, as I don't want to pay all at once as I'll only be in my next house 10 months.
So, take £135 (a rip off) and divide through by 12... or not, because their definition of pay monthly is:

The full cost of your TV Licence (currently 5 Payments of £27.10 ) will be collected on a monthly basis by Direct Debit.

That, to me anyway, is not a monthly collection.

Why is everything run by imbiciles?
 
#2
Apparently you spend 6 months paying for this year and then the other 6 months paying for next year. Your payments then go down to about £13 per month. It is the legality to ensure that you are not watch TV for a whole year without having paid for a whole years worth of licence.

You would have to speak to a person knowledgeable in licence law to explain further.

Ish.
 
#3
crabby said:
Why is everything run by imbiciles?
Because it is run by Crapita.

msr
 
#4
That seems very very stupid indeed. If you're billed in advance per month then you're paying the fee due. I'm not paying 2 years worth of license this year, that's a huge cost!
 
#5
Just don't pay the barsteward thing at all...and then sit back and enjoy the show when an African (with the slimmest grasp of the English language) turns up at the door of your MQ, gibbering about "you must pay bill".....I had a right giggle upstairs while the wife tried to fob him off with the "we've got one at our other house" line.

Didn't work, BTW. Had to transfer one and buy another one for the other, almost-permanently empty house!
:x
 
#7
It is however more cost efficient for your friends at Capita. Those few extra pence can go towards funding the Labour party coffers....

:-(
 

Nehustan

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#8
How about paying the 'monthly' payment for 6 months...then cancel the direct debit...could be fun. Set up a new one next year...
 
#9
If we have to pay for a whole year's worth of licence, why can't we get money back for "repeats"? Or "another chance to see's"?

Surely this would bring the actual bill down to about 99p or so?
 
#10
Turn television off. Unplug television. Open window. Throw the fcuking thing out of the aforementioned. Read more books. Sorted.
 
#11
This 'Crapita' mob aren't they the mob who pay our pensions? The boss (given some 'honour' by the dishonourable Bliar) is a Liarbour party supporter and donor - correct ?

Smelly ? Could all just be coincidence I suppose.

Considering the 'African' with poor English, I had occasion to complain about the treatment meted out to an 87 year old friend of mine, by an African in St George's Hospital Tooting. I was told '......it is difficult as he can't speak English.....'.

The Immigration 'police' would have a field day in St G's Tooting in my opinion.
 
#12
crabby said:
Just transfered from the old "go to the post office, pay your annual tv license" to setting it up online. Decided pay monthly is perfect, as I don't want to pay all at once as I'll only be in my next house 10 months.
So, take £135 (a rip off) and divide through by 12... or not, because their definition of pay monthly is:

The full cost of your TV Licence (currently 5 Payments of £27.10 ) will be collected on a monthly basis by Direct Debit.

That, to me anyway, is not a monthly collection.

Why is everything run by imbiciles?
The only good thing about it Crabby is when your posted you just phone them and they will just change the address of your new Married Quarter or refund the money if your posted to Germany/abroad. Does sound sh*te at first but have had two moves over the years since I set DD up and it is an easier system for squaddies moving all the time.
 
#13
BuckFelize said:
Turn television off. Unplug television. Open window. Throw the fcuking thing out of the aforementioned. Read more books. Sorted.
Ahh, but if he has a modern computer, the chances are that the screen is "a device capable of receiving a television signal" (or however they word it).
 
#14
I'm curious. Here in the states we don't have to pay for TV, well, that is unless you get cable.

But the question is, do you pay to have the TV or to receive transmissions? What happens if you don't pay? Do they come and repo your tv? How do they know you have one, do you fill something out in order to buy it?

What if you just hook it to a dvd player and only watch that?

How does this work?
 
#15
ghost_us,

The BBC is ran using our TV licence fee. All people who own a TV must have a licence (generally 1 per household). Basically each address that has a TV licence is left alone but attention is paid to those who don't have one or when a licence runs out - IIRC it's a £1000 fine if you own a TV but have no licence. Hooking your TV to a DVD player or saying its just an ornament doesn't make any difference as you could use the TV to receive a signal.
 
#16
It is tricky and I would say probably differs from area to area. With regard to buying a TV, yes the shop you brought your TV from passes your details onto the TV licencing people.

With regard to watching DVD's only, over 2 years ago now my old man did just that and refused to pay his licence. He has no arial cable connected, he has had 2 inspectors turn up at the door and come in and view his set up, and he also received the standard letter telling him he must pay. He replied with a polite letter outlining his usage of the TV (I think the 2 visits where after this letter) and he eventually recived a written letter telling him that everything was fine and he did not need to pay his license, but if his circumstances changed, could he please notify the TV licencing accrdingly.
 
#17
ghost_us said:
I'm curious. Here in the states we don't have to pay for TV, well, that is unless you get cable.

But the question is, do you pay to have the TV or to receive transmissions? What happens if you don't pay? Do they come and repo your tv? How do they know you have one, do you fill something out in order to buy it?

What if you just hook it to a dvd player and only watch that?

How does this work?
The BB fkin C are rip off merchants who could, when digital comes in fully and analog is switched off, charge for what they put out (like any other company can). They will not do this as they know that they would not get enough revenue to continue their crap PC supporting sh1te. I just wish I could "untune" all the bbc programs and then not have to pay the stupid fee.
CNUTS. Now where is that 3 rounds thread.....
 
#18
ghost_us said:
I'm curious. Here in the states we don't have to pay for TV, well, that is unless you get cable.
So do we cos we all have sky with 300 channels and only watch about 6 :roll:

But the question is, do you pay to have the TV or to receive transmissions? Yes and No we receive the transmissions but they have a van that goes round to see who is getting the signal
What happens if you don't pay? They turn up and fine you.
Do they come and repo your tv? They can try. :evil:
How do they know you have one, do you fill something out in order to buy it? By law in the uk when you buy a telly you have to fill in some form so these turds can check you have a license

What if you just hook it to a dvd player and only watch that? Sadly as its a telly and can still receive the pictures you still have to pay

The BBC are the ones who cause this as they dont have adverts they dont make as much money as the others and the programmes are made by the tv license money :roll:

Yeah right fatherless sheits :x :x
 
#19
Crappy - I paid but each month I formulated a letter with questions and sent it off to them.... the last letter (7th) was hand-written asking me just to 'please ring the hotline number, it would be far easier...'

Nope - that costs more hehehehe

Get yer money back by making them work!
 
#20
HEART_STOPPER said:
ghost_us said:
What if you just hook it to a dvd player and only watch that? Sadly as its a telly and can still receive the pictures you still have to pay
As I posted above, no you dont. But you must be able to prove you are incapable of receving a signal, and alos be prepared to stand your ground under threat of court action
 

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