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Prepaid home phone billing

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I have a prepaid NBN home phone bundle and I am wondering why I consistently get billed on the 8th of the month for the home phone even when payment for the previous month was late and so TPG subsequently switched off the phone. Last months bill was due 8th February, phone was off from 11th or 12th February, I paid in full 28th February, phone was reconnected 29th February now I am being billed again for 8th March. I realise that my billing period is obviously the 8th of the month but as it is a prepaid service it seems unfair to be paying for another full month of service only 9 days after the phone was reconnected. Could you please help me understand.

Hi @beejay49,


The Home Phone Prepayment Outside Included Value is a pre-payment kept on the account for charges outside or in excess of your plan's included value. If your POIV (Prepayment Outside Included Value) goes below $10, we will automatically top up an amount to make it $20 again.


The initial $20 pre payment is necessary as the Internet and home phone Line rental bundle we are offering you today is sold as Pre-paid. As the line we are connecting will be capable of being used as a standard home phone service, the pre-payment will act as a reserve for any calls made that are not included in your bundle selection. If you choose not to make calls, then this payment will remain intact with no further payment made towards your monthly service charges.


We've configured the system to notify you (or other customers on the same plan) that once the Home Phone Prepayment Outside Included Value has dropped below $10, we will automatically debit the account to restore the required balance of $20.00.


Hope this video helps: TPG $20 Prepayment Outside Included Value


We have also created an article that will may help you in Using TPG My Account & Online Account Info


Let us know should you have further queries.