1&1's billing policy is to hold credit card information on file. When payment is not made (For example, if the credit card on file expires) , 1&1 will not stop service like most service companies but will continue service and contract a collection agency for collections. Customers must officially close their accounts to stop service. This is not the standard billing policy consumers expect. While their policies are disclosed in their terms & conditions, 1&1 is clearly using their "fine print" to extract extra fees from customers wishing to close their accounts.
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