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#1 Wheelsup

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Posted 27 May 2018 - 12:57 PM

I got an email from my new phoneline supplier, saying, "sorry to hear you're leaving us".

I called them and they said BT is taking over my line in 10 days. Luckily i wasn't away and managed to cancel this. this happened to my neighbour and they were without phone and broadband for a fortnight! I called BT to complain, and they weren't interested.

Anyone else experienced this?

 

 



#2 Ghostrider

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Posted 27 May 2018 - 07:19 PM

Not with a phone, but had something similar happen with electric a few years back.

 

Got a letter 'welcoming me to Virgin Energy' when I'd neither requested nor agreed to have them as my supplier. I called Virgin immediately and all I got was an earful of attitude off them, it was only after being pig-headedly insistent they undo everything back to where they found it, did they finally reluctantly agree to do so.

 

Then they sent me a bill in the post for 1p. Needless to say, I didn't pay it.



#3 Colin

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Posted 27 May 2018 - 07:20 PM

Sounds like you were "slammed".  Used to be quite common a few years back but, haven't heard much about it lately.