It used to be as long as you paid SOME of your Telecom bill by the due date, you could pay the rest the following month without penalty.
Last month I paid about 3/4 of the total bill due to my slack flatmates not coughing up – on time. It’s probably the third time in my entire life I’ve ever done that; it’s not like I make a habit of this.
Just got the August bill with a $7.50 late fee on the outstanding portion. Not impressed.
Don’t get the impression that I don’t pay my bills (even the portions I don’t rack up). I had eighty dollars in cash and opted to just put that towards the bill on the spot, rather than faffing around with deposits/bill splitting/money transferring. I did that with (I thought) the knowledge that I could do that safely.
Ah well, that’s what you get when you’re tied to a greedy corporate *sigh*