Do I have to pay a membership bond to become a member?

No. In all branches there are options for joining without a membership bond.

Please note that the membership bond is always refundable if you leave the service. It is therefore not a cost, and it allows you to access the service at rates that will provide you additional savings.

Plans that require the refundable membership bond are also the ones that allow you to take advantage of lower rates. To find the best option for you, see: How can I figure out which plan is right for me?