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TalkTalk mis-selling broadband.

On 17 Jan 2011 at 9:20pm wallander wrote:
We have been conned by a TalkTalk doorstop saleswoman into changing our internet provider. She promised the B.T.disconnection fee would be paid by them which was a lie. Just warning anyone not to fall for this as it may cost you more than you expect. The ombudsman is investigating.
On 17 Jan 2011 at 9:24pm SHS wrote:
Thanks for the warning, did you buy a doorstop?
On 17 Jan 2011 at 10:51pm Talk Talker. wrote:
Google 'Talk Talk members forums', register and put your question on there.I use it all the time as I constantly have problems with my bills etc and there are a number of Talk Talk employees who always help with your problems.
Talk Talk is cheap.Maybe the cheapest out there,and apart from the odd blip I am very happy with them.
Persevere and good luck.
On 18 Jan 2011 at 8:36am mr happy wrote:
Talk Talks customer services are a joke. If you ever have a problem you have to talk to someone who you can barely understand whilst they read from a text book through your problem until they get to the right page! I left them in march last year and moved house where they continued to bill me for 8 months and threaten me with debt collectors and during this time they would ring and ask me to be a 'new' customer ???? They cut off my 85 year old aunts phone 3 times in one week and told her she hadnt paid her direct debit which she had each time! They are the most disorganised company I have ever dealt with.
On 18 Jan 2011 at 8:51am Mr Forks wrote:
No thats not true, BT are the worst and most dis-organised company ever!
On 18 Jan 2011 at 9:02am 'ere be monsters wrote:
Considering the bad press, and forum, they've had I can't see how anyone could be conned into buying from them. To buy off anyone who knocks on your door is ludicrous. Do you want some pegs, or lucky heather perhaps Wallander?
On 18 Jan 2011 at 10:54am Mystic Mog wrote:
Nationalise the lot. I do not want choice, just a good service at a sensible price. The same applies to all utilities and directory enquiries. The so called privatisation has been pointless and wastes everyone's time. While we are about it lets have just one insurance company.
On 18 Jan 2011 at 11:15am Good lord wrote:
Enjoy the board game monopoly do you Mystic? As Mr T might say "You crazy fool".
On 18 Jan 2011 at 11:24am MC wrote:
Lewes is lucky enough to have a phone exchange with a BE Internet switch. BE supply super-fast broadband and cheap phones. As Lewes lacks cable service BE should be a top consideration: h**p://www.bethere.co.uk
On 18 Jan 2011 at 11:45am Clifford wrote:
Good lord - taxpayers gave a smaller subsidy to British Rail than we do to the privatised companies. And where's the competitive choice on, say, Lewes to London Victoria?
On 18 Jan 2011 at 12:10pm Mystic Mog wrote:
Nothing wrong with a monopoly if it is well run etc. In the past thare have been appallingly run state monopolies, however this is not to say that a state monopoly cannot be well run. The choice matra is only of use when there is a real choice rather than a choice of call centre which we have with the energy companies.
We currently have a series of cartels; banks, insurance companies etc. Cartels are far worse.
On 18 Jan 2011 at 12:18pm 'ere be monsters wrote:
Mystic Mog "however this is not to say that a state monopoly cannot be well run." When has that EVER happened?
On 18 Jan 2011 at 1:34pm Mystic Mog wrote:
The British Geological Survey for example
On 18 Jan 2011 at 2:18pm 'ere be monsters wrote:
Brilliant, is that it?
On 18 Jan 2011 at 3:03pm Mystic Mog wrote:
There are lots of International examples. A good example is Posten Norden which is owned by the Swedish and Danish governments and the employees.
On 18 Jan 2011 at 6:19pm MC wrote:
We should definitely have a state run bank. Free banking with a safe bank that does not speculate and is run for the benefit of the people, not the bankers. No frills. No fuss. As we are forced to used banks (wages paid directly into banks etc) I'm surprised one does not already exist. There are a couple of prime candidates for nationalisation around... in fact partially nationalised already
On 18 Jan 2011 at 7:33pm 'ere be monsters wrote:
Like that idea, there's probably something about unfair competition that would prevent it happening. Still no guarentee of zero corruption.
On 19 Jan 2011 at 6:31pm MC wrote:
State-owned, free and guaranteed safe banking should be a right as we are no longer permitted to request payment for our labour in cash and must be paid via a bank.
On 19 Jan 2011 at 7:32pm Wombat wrote:
We were also conned by a TalkTalk door to door salesman. Their service is extremely poor and we are looking to leave them soon as possible. 02 and Zen Internet are the highest rate service providers by Which? magazine, think we're gonna go with 02
On 20 Jan 2011 at 9:04am Twinky wrote:
o2 do a v good deal especially if you also have an o2 mobile. Their cust service has been ok when I called.

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