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May 01, 2012, 03:49:12 AM
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@yodog  Did you shorten your name?

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May 01, 2012, 05:35:21 AM
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what do you mean? shorten my name?
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February 03, 2015, 01:13:52 AM
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If you are in the United States, you can use www.billpayforcoins.com to pay any bill right now.
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February 03, 2015, 01:43:53 AM
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As mentioned you can via Igot.com and Livingroomofsatoshi.com for all australian bills.
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February 03, 2015, 06:36:52 AM
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can't you just use aurumxchange's withdraw2card service?

and dump cash onto your debit or credit card?

wow..didnt know this existed! thanks..ill check it out now!
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February 03, 2015, 06:38:30 AM
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what do you mean? shorten my name?

I think he saw a similar name b4..but something longer..so he's asking if u had some longer/similar name b4?
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February 03, 2015, 08:30:40 AM
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If you are in the United States, you can use www.billpayforcoins.com to pay any bill right now.

Good to see. I'm not liking the 3% fee so I'll likely not use this but will keep it in mind if I have a cheap bill. I just have my $2k mortgage so I'm not willing to drop down $60 per month to pay it.

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February 03, 2015, 09:15:04 AM
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Well, this will help remittance too....

The biggest thing, stopping people from accepting Bitcoin in the remittance market, is the added cost to convert it, back to fiat.

If there was no reason for them to convert to fiat, it would have been the cheapest currency to use, in the world.

 

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February 03, 2015, 01:34:45 PM
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Well, this will help remittance too....

The biggest thing, stopping people from accepting Bitcoin in the remittance market, is the added cost to convert it, back to fiat.

If there was no reason for them to convert to fiat, it would have been the cheapest currency to use, in the world.

It is definitely a useful service that I have been waiting for for a long time. I realize it is just starting out so they need to charge more but with competition and more use I'm sure the price will come down.

They may want to check out MyCheckFree who offers free bill pay services (in fiat).

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How can this service be offered for free?

    Fiserv is the company that powers payments for hundreds of billing companies on the Internet. These companies have partnered with Fiserv to bring you this online billing and payment service for free. How? The companies you receive bills from provide Fiserv with your bill information at your request. After you sign up, you'll select the companies whose bills you want to receive and view online. Fiserv works directly with those companies to make sure your bills are ready to view and pay at the click of your mouse in one convenient, secure, online place. And best of all, those companies you've selected pick up the tab!

    *Fees may apply for same-day payments or payments made using credit cards.

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February 03, 2015, 02:27:16 PM
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I am waiting for the day when I will be able to pay household bills directly with bitcoins.

and I wait when all could use bitcoin payments around the world Smiley

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February 03, 2015, 09:08:10 PM
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bylls.com for Canada

Been using them since they opened last year, used them today.

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February 04, 2015, 03:21:23 AM
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in several countries including the Netherlands you can pay for electricity in bitcoin.

although i do believe the price is still tied to the euro.
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February 04, 2015, 03:31:25 AM
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Think I gotta wait for that for a long time in my country  Sad (Belgium)
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February 04, 2015, 01:55:10 PM
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Think I gotta wait for that for a long time in my country  Sad (Belgium)
well its eu country what gives a lot of chances that one day it might come to true
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February 04, 2015, 07:39:04 PM
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Why would you do that unless you are getting paid directly with bitcoin? you would lose money with the fees.

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February 04, 2015, 11:48:38 PM
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yes, i can pay electricity and pulse with bitcoin  Smiley
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February 05, 2015, 09:40:54 AM
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Why would you do that unless you are getting paid directly with bitcoin? you would lose money with the fees.

So, get paid directly with bitcoin using http://www.bitwage.co

Or even a percentage of your pay.

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February 05, 2015, 09:43:26 AM
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You might be able to pay some of your expenses, but ultimately it depends on what country are you from.
Philipines for example has a very good service to do this.


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February 05, 2015, 11:36:32 AM
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Yes but with 3% fees:

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=939020
http://www.cryptoarticles.com/crypto-news/bitwala-lets-you-pay-your-recurring-bills-with-bitcoin

I can't see many people using this with the fees though.
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February 05, 2015, 12:03:06 PM
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Why would you do that unless you are getting paid directly with bitcoin? you would lose money with the fees.

Why would you want to risk even getting paid in bitcoin as you can lose out on price fluctuations too. I think it's too risky to have your full income in bitcoins as it you could be living on the breadline if there's a crash that month. Far too risky for me.
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