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    Auto-Refill Promotion -- Save $2.50/month

    I had this promotion link show up on my account today, and as much as I hated doing it, I enrolled in auto-refill in order to save $2.50 per month.
    My service end date is not until 10/08 so I have lots of time to change my mind.
    Anyone have any pro/con thoughts about this promotion and the idea of auto-refill with Straight Talk?
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    I have never had a problem with auto refill. Keep saving money for good cell phone service.

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    You're still paying more than if you were to buy from Walmart.com with a California address to save taxes. But for an extra 2 or 3 dollars a month you have a "set it and forget it" service. So it just depends on whats worth it for you. And besides I don't trust ST to charge me automatically. I want to verify active service before expiration, before I refill.

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    Well if you live outside of a state that doesn't charge taxes/fees on prepaid refills, then this is a good deal. I know in states like California or Oregon, if you buy a prepaid refill from Walmart.com or Walmart physical store, theres no taxes.

    I think though even for people in states with taxes, it should work out to be cheaper to buy the 3month refills than use this auto-refill with $2.5 discount. Of course, I understand many people don't want to pay 3 months upfront.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn744 View Post
    You're still paying more than if you were to buy from Walmart.com with a California address to save taxes. But for an extra 2 or 3 dollars a month you have a "set it and forget it" service. So it just depends on whats worth it for you. And besides I don't trust ST to charge me automatically. I want to verify active service before expiration, before I refill.
    I don't trust ST either, that's why I really had second thoughts about the whole auto-refill thing.
    I have a little over a month to figure the whole thing out.
    I just wanted to get the $2.50 discount while it was available.
    As far as active service, I don't think I will be giving them cause to deactivate me.
    I'll be weighing the comments and making a decision before my current service end date.

    I appreciate the input.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougeeebear View Post
    I had this promotion link show up on my account today, and as much as I hated doing it, I enrolled in auto-refill in order to save $2.50 per month.
    My service end date is not until 10/08 so I have lots of time to change my mind.
    Anyone have any pro/con thoughts about this promotion and the idea of auto-refill with Straight Talk?
    There was a post either on this board or the Tracfone board where people were ordering off the Walmart web site with a shipping address in a no tax state and getting the 90 day Card for $125.99 bottom line. The 'card' comes in via email, nothing actually goes to the shipping address.

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    Yeah I mean the same principle works for any of the monthly bundles they sell. It's a good deal if you want to pay ahead. But I don't want ST charging me automatically or especially holding onto money for services months later. They could throttle or even suspend service on a whim for any little reason and say its in the TOS. We're using ST to save money not to go backwards and get taken advantage of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn744 View Post
    Yeah I mean the same principle works for any of the monthly bundles they sell. It's a good deal if you want to pay ahead. But I don't want ST charging me automatically or especially holding onto money for services months later. They could throttle or even suspend service on a whim for any little reason and say its in the TOS. We're using ST to save money not to go backwards and get taken advantage of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dougeeebear View Post
    I don't trust ST either, that's why I really had second thoughts about the whole auto-refill thing.
    I don't know of a single CC company that doesn't offer "Zero Dollar Liability." In the last 20 years, I've only had to initiate a chargeback less than 3 times, once against iTunes; it's hassle free and takes less than 5 minutes to perform.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pzwnyc View Post
    I don't know of a single CC company that doesn't offer "Zero Dollar Liability." In the last 20 years, I've only had to initiate a chargeback less than 3 times, once against iTunes; it's hassle free and takes less than 5 minutes to perform.
    I appreciate the input, you had mentioned that in another thread.
    I'll probably give it a go.
    Thing is it won't seem so "prepaid" if they charge my credit card every month, then I just pay it like any other bill, unlike purchasing a pin or running over to wally to get a refill card every month.

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    Ah, the psychology of having the feeling that you worked hard to save money

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    Quote Originally Posted by pzwnyc View Post
    I don't know of a single CC company that doesn't offer "Zero Dollar Liability." In the last 20 years, I've only had to initiate a chargeback less than 3 times, once against iTunes; it's hassle free and takes less than 5 minutes to perform.
    Yeah that's why I have the Amex. Disputes are easy. But of all people, you hold know that if I use my CC I have to surrender my billing address

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn744 View Post
    But of all people, you hold know that if I use my CC I have to surrender my billing address
    What's the issue? I could be a job shopper, who works/lives in one part of the country, but receives his CC bills at my accountant's address. "Billing address" does not equal residence.

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    I think the three month and six month refill cards currently on sale on walmart.com is a better deal. I think purchasing refills on straight talk incurs some extra fees in addn to state tax.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dougeeebear View Post
    I had this promotion link show up on my account today, and as much as I hated doing it, I enrolled in auto-refill in order to save $2.50 per month.
    My service end date is not until 10/08 so I have lots of time to change my mind.
    Anyone have any pro/con thoughts about this promotion and the idea of auto-refill with Straight Talk?
    Well, poop. I'm already on auto-refill, and it doesn't appear that there's any way to unenroll in order to get the discount. That's a screw job.

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