Telephone Agreement Deutsch
The emergency numbers in Germany are 110 for the police and 112 for ambulances and fires. If you sign up for your phone service, make sure you know the full address. It is very useful for the activation process if you indicate the name and phone number of the previous tenant of your home if possible. At the time of notification, ask for a fully broken invoice, as this is not always the norm for many German service providers. Activation times can range from 5 to 14 working days. Your phone number and activation date are confirmed in writing. In some cases, a technician may need access to your home to activate your phone, and additional installation costs may be incurred. If you have several German TAE phone lines in your home, don`t be surprised if only the primary socket is activated. The internal wiring of your home is not part of the German standard service contract and you can pay an additional fee if you request an “additional installation”. It is best to work with the owner of the property or let a private installer adjust the wiring of your home.
Take the time to fully assess your requirements and costs in advance. An agreement between the United States and Germany, which came into force on December 1, 1979, improves the protection of social security for people who work or have worked in both countries. It helps many people who, in the absence of the agreement, would not be entitled to monthly pension, disability or survival benefits under the social security system of one or both countries. It also helps people who would otherwise have to pay social security contributions to the two countries with the same incomes. If you do not agree with the decision on your entitlement to benefits under the agreement, contact a U.S. or German social security office. The people there can tell you what you need to do to appeal the decision. In order to reduce costs and more and more phone companies are now offering the opportunity for customers to get their monthly bills via email in the form of PDF files. Many still mail phone bills. (In fact, some of the companies may charge you extra to get paper copies of the invoice in the mail.) Payment is usually due within seven business days of the issue date. As a general rule, cash payments can be made at any German post or bank – a small amount can be charged for the bank transfer.
The default payment method and preferred method of payment is that your monthly bills are automatically deducted directly from your bank account via a direct debit system.