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    Leaving HK without paying remainder of Wifi bill. is it possible?

    Hey,

    So i am leaving HK soon and will still have around 12 months left on my wifi contract. I will be moving back home permanently, not returning to HK, and shutting down my HK bank account. Of course I will pay it BUT hypothetically, asking for a friend, etc etc, do you think they would be able to do anything about it if I didn't?


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    Quote Originally Posted by anonwaltz:
    do you think they would be able to do anything about it if I didn't?
    No they wont be able to do anything about it LOL

    close down the autopaying credit card or bank account if its set up like that.

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    No they can't and they won't, it's not a criminal offense. I know plenty of people who do this, even though some providers are more lenient if you can prove you are moving abroad...they will cancel the contract.


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    Quote Originally Posted by anonwaltz:
    Hey,

    So i am leaving HK soon and will still have around 12 months left on my wifi contract. I will be moving back home permanently, not returning to HK, and shutting down my HK bank account. Of course I will pay it BUT hypothetically, asking for a friend, etc etc, do you think they would be able to do anything about it if I didn't?
    Then why ask?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoob:
    Then why ask?
    Because for some reason he thinks immigration will stop him for an unpaid internet bill. Either a dumb friend told him that or he's very naive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MandM!:
    Because for some reason he thinks immigration will stop him for an unpaid internet bill. Either a dumb friend told him that or he's very naive.
    But if, as he says, pays the bill, there would be no concerns!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckster007:

    close down the autopaying credit card or bank account if its set up like that.
    It's called the Hong Kong Goodbye.
    MandM!, chuckster007 and tagore like this.

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    Of course you can do it, no worry of penalties...unless the unthinkable happens and one day you find yourself back in Hong Kong. Then you will not be able to get a bank account easily, no credit card, for sure no mortgage, and even if you pay then it takes 5 years for the record to be removed. Never burn your bridges is my life advice, you never know what lies in the future.


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    It was a very common thing to do among English teachers who left Taiwan. One day they cracked down and required all newcomers to have a Taiwanese guarantor when signing up, which isn't easy when you're new to a country. In the end honest people had to suffer the consequences due to the lack of honesty of others.


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    I think it's entirely fair that service providers (who abuse their oligopoly) who don't allow a reasonable cancellation cause in their contracts get ripped off a few times.

    Any decent regulator would require a fair cancellation clause for things like mobile phone, broadband and pay TV services.

    The fact we don't have this just means consumers get gouged.


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