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“A Brand New Mobile CONtract”

published 23/11/2005

ProNone really.

ContraContract obtained through blatent deception.

I don't like liars or people who set out to deliberately deceive. I am not a person who falls for scams or things that seem 'too good to be true' as there is always a catch but on this instance, everything the person said matched with the [Orange] website so I trusted him. What a fool I was. I...

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“The not so good side of eBay”

published 19/12/2006

ProYou can find the odd bargain

ContraA nice place for criminals

This is a story how eBay can and is used for crime. It a cautionary tale so stay with me, it may help. *** A few things to look for when the scammers are about*** If it looks to good to be true - Stay away - If you know someone is selling something for £80 less than the shops there is a...

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Not for me

ProCan't think of one at the moment!

ContraMany - see review!

Quite a few years ago my husband and I were contacted by a former work colleague of mine, who asked if we were interested in a unique business opportunity. We were naturally curious and asked for more information, but were simply told that it was too complex to tell us at that moment "you can't...

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Not for me

ProBeautiful selection of dresses

ContraPoor delivery

I don't want to alarm any Brides to Be, but just want to raise awareness, so that they are 'pre-warned' and so better able to take action if a similar situation arises. If you are a traditional young woman, your wedding day probably features high on your list of the best day of your life. My 27...

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Not for me

Progood if you like being angry

Contrahigh blood pressure, high stress levels and bad mo...

08.09.2004 Hurrah!! After sending the op below to Orange and a month of stress and phone calls, they have backed down, apologising profusely and offered me a new phone/ free month's line rental and no charge for the new sim card. They also offered to cancel my contract and the pointless insurance...

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Not for me

ProStay alert and you may minimise the fraudulent amo...

Contrayou end up with no money and no bank card over chr...

I know this is short...but I am supposed to be working .....I don't even care if nobody rates...I just felt I had to warn people...... I will start at the beginning.....I went on my bank online yesterday to see if my December payment had come from the csa (oh dream on Jess) of course it...

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“KILL ME........ KILL ME NOW”

published 20/05/2004

ProIf I had low blood pressure it's corrected itself ...

ContraI think it's over-corrected

LOBOTOMY Let’s run the clock back to August last year. Our (small) company was moving office, and we needed to transfer our existing feature line system across to said new premises, which were shiny new, and without any existing phone points. For those who don’t know, a feature line system is...

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“MY HELL WITH AOL”

published 14/03/2005

ProFree helpline

ContraHaving to explain your problems over and over agai...

It looked so simple to change over from my normal pricing plan with AOL to the new super duper broadband package that AOL were offering customers. The best thing was I would only be paying an extra £2 per month to upgrade to broadband. Just click on the online form and hey presto a modem would be...

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Not for me

ProNone

ContraHassle, threats, spending ages on the phone, and m...

Ever since the gas and electricity companies were privatised, we, as consumers, are supposed to be feeling the "benefit" of choice, and being able to "shop around for the best deal". After a few years of being stopped on the street every five minutes by various company reps, and enduring the same...

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Not for me

ProAn instant license

ContraA worthless license

On the 30th of March I went to the local post office to get a TV license. There, because I couldn’t find my renewal slip, I filled out a duplicate form (TVLAP1/01/03) obtained from the counter. I parted with £116 cash to get said form stamped, validated and one copy returned to me as my license...

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Not for me

ProIt has done me good to get it all out

ContraYou may have to go through the same one day

This is an account of 5 hours of my life spent dealing with HSS - the online and offline goods hire service people. It is up to you if you want to do business with them after reading this. Make your own mind up. It should become obvious to you what I think during the duration of this piece...

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“ALL TALKTALK NO ACTION”

published 13/09/2006

ProEarn Nectar points for every £1 spent on your bill

ContraBad customer service and annoying tv adverts

I thought I would kick-off my first, (believe it or not) 2006 opinion on TalkTalk who are a well known Internet Service Provider of the Carphone Warehouse Group plc offering seemingly attractive telecommunications and broadband services to UK consumers. First things first, I believe this should...

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Not for me

ProNONE

ContraScamming the innocent

Right, this is very bad. First of all, let me give you JUST TWO, of the EMAILS I am referring to. This one: Dear valued PNC Bank® member: It has come to our attention that your PNC Bank® account information needs to be updated as part of our continuing commitment to protect your account and to...

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Not for me

ProWell I'm still alive and bear no physical scars

ContraHow long have you got??

Well it’s a good thing they took the word ‘gullible’ out of the dictionary is all I can say. I’d hate to have to use such a word to insult my wee sister, but just look at the evidence…. Here in Edinburgh (as in many cities, I’m guessing) we have a plague currently inhabiting our main shopping...

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Not for me

“Avoid NTL at all cost”

published 24/11/2005

ProNone at all

ContraTo much to mention here.

People suggested me to put this updated review in this section. Short Summary ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Its Christmas season and you might find lots of adverts to join NTL. Don't do it unless you want a miserable Christmas. I signed up for NTL...

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