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Mayor / Maire

Re: Can I pay from my bank account


@mm80 wrote:


 Recharge.com charges fees on a voucher, not just instant top-up.  Don't some gas stations charge a $1 fee for non-instant top-up? 


Recharge doesn't do instant top-up.

I've only bought one voucher at a Walmart. No fee that I remember. Gosh...that's like 2 years ago now.

I've done one instant top-up at a gas station and they charged a fee.

The best deal these days is CCS. Even only at 10% discount. I had bought a couple $10 ones when they had them at 20% off.

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Retired Oracle / Oracle Retraité

Re: Can I pay from my bank account


@z10user4 wrote:


The best deal these days is CCS. Even only at 10% discount. I had bought a couple $10 ones when they had them at 20% off.


You gotta aim for a larger discount than that. For real time top ups, I could picture the reaction when someone asked to purchase a voucher only to be asked for a phone number. If not famiilar with the process, that might seem strange to the customer.

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Mayor / Maire

Re: Can I pay from my bank account


@computergeek541 wrote:

@z10user4 wrote:


The best deal these days is CCS. Even only at 10% discount. I had bought a couple $10 ones when they had them at 20% off.


You gotta aim for a larger discount than that. For real time top ups, I could picture the reaction when someone asked to purchase a voucher only to be asked for a phone number. If not famiilar with the process, that might seem strange to the customer.


I thought 20% was pretty good. Not so much at 10%.

Perhaps that's what happened with popping. Goes in asks for a voucher but maybe he gave his phone number and got an instant top-up and paid the fee. Then went away thinking well I'm not doing that again.

So for anybody else reading this - the clue to whether you're getting a voucher or instant top-up is ... wanting your number = instant top-up.

Buying a voucher doesn't need your number.

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Mayor / Maire

Re: Can I pay from my bank account

@z10user4  

Canadian tire gas bars offer a RTR (instant top up style product) vs a voucher that is available at their customer service desk(they are not immediately redeemable vouchers.) Some retailers ( usually small independently owned convenience stores) may charge a $1 fee. There are a couple referenced in the voucher catalogue. CCS vouchers when available even at 10% off still offer a decent savings if bought out of province as they only charge gst. For most that represents an additional 7% to 10% savings on top off the 10% to 20% discount they offer.

 

Better yet @CalgaryBen on another forum has reported a targeted offer from ampli offering a maximum $25/per $100 statement rebate when making a direct public mobile payment thru a linked card valid thru December 4th ( I believe). But is YMMV so signing up does not guarantee you will recieve this offer. Maybe @Nezgar  can tell us how widespread this offer is.....you can recieve a $10 rebate thru checkout 51 when signing up for ampli atm.

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Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: Can I pay from my bank account


@darlicious wrote:

Maybe @Nezgar  can tell us how widespread this offer is.....you can recieve a $10 rebate thru checkout 51 when signing up for ampli atm.


I think I've only heard of onyl 2 people in this forum at least say that they've seen Public Mobile related promotions in Ampli... Targeted to specific locations or probably purchase history ...

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Mayor / Maire

Re: Can I pay from my bank account

@Nezgar 

A decent discount if you get it. Time for me to hit the hay....ive accidently deleted this message three times. Whoops almost did it again.....

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Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Re: Can I pay from my bank account

I went to my local 7-11 and bought a voucher. They did not ask me for my phone number, all they ask you for is how much you want to put on your account so they know how much to charge you.

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Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Re: Can I pay from my bank account

Unfortunately with the bank I am with they are just launching their V/D card program so you cannot just go into the branch as they do not have physical branches. You use bank machines through Scotia Bank. I should have my card in the next two weeks though.

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