QUOTEI heard from someone on another forum that their grandmother or whatever had been conned into buying a bluray player rather than just a DVD player "because the bluray players were harder for hackers to break into".... WTF??? And these people are for real.That's just terrible! It makes me think about my folks who know very little about modern technology. I'm glad they don't have a computer as I fear they would be scammed in 5 seconds flat. QUOTE had an account with Vodafone and could get high-speed HSDPA internet access before it was readily available on the high street.It was £50 per month but that was for supposed "unlimited" access. Suffice it to say that this was total BS, and I got a bill of over £500 in one month for usage. This was totally wrong and I refused to pay it, but Vodafone had a ridiculously unhelpful and inefficient customer telephone helpline and they would not sort the bill out. Instead I got a CCJ lodged against me for non-payment So I settled this and paid up, Not because I wanted to go back to Vodafone, but because I wanted to clear my credit history.But even though I have a clear credit history now, I remain unable to get any kind of Mobile phone contract/account, regardless of which provider I approach. I can only assume that all the mobile phone companies have some kind of blacklist database that they share with each other, meaning I can get no-where, even though I owe Vodafone nothing.Again, that's quite criminal really and completely out of order of them. I really don't like that these big companies appear to have all the power. I swear their customer service lines are designed to be so stressful that they hope you will just give up. I think that's pretty disgusting that they were basically holding you to ransom over your credit rating though. I agree with you - at least with PAYG there will never be any nasty surprises at the end of a month.
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