- Telstra – This is Australia’s telecommunications giant. It provides home phones, internet, mobile phones and pay TV. It’s the most expensive provider of these services, although arguably a better service than other providers, though that’s not saying much – and I’m not saying it (see here for a snippet of my recent Telstra woes). And when I went to pay my bill the other day, I noticed there is a credit charge surcharge. Excuse me? Telstra can certainly afford the surcharge, so why am I paying it?
- Virgin Australia – One of Australia’s three major airline players. For 2 return tickets to Brisbane, I paid $16 in credit card surcharges. Not only can a major airline afford to pay the costs of credit cards, but I’m sure this far exceeds the actual cost to Virgin. Pure profiteering!
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