Orange, laptops, phones and my temper

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  1. darklord

    darklord Read Only Funster

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    I us ethe lappy when mobile, its great for storing sites, routes, manulas etc etc and I was using an Ornage dongle.
    last year we upgraded our phones, but recently while doing a review of cost's etc, i found we were paying too much.
    I had the mother of all arguments with Orange, as even if your usage is less than half of the amount you are paying, they will only drop your price plan by £5 !!!!
    I calculated that the dongle was costing me £10 per month, MY phone £25 (with internet connection that i dont use), my wifes £20, and we were using only half of it. The nice people at Orange....agreed with my usage etc, and offered to reduce my price plan by £5...how generous. When I told them to stuff it and give me a cancellation figure, they lied,...and increased it by £70:Eeek:

    I was fast losing my temper as I was locked into a contract for another twelve months. I managed to get them to agree to cancel the dongle contract, and i intended to conect to the phones internet connection (which i am on now)...

    it has taken me since ferkin sunday to do it:Eeek::Eeek::Eeek::Eeek::Eeek:, this wouldnt talk to that, this driver didnt work, this port was,nt connected:Doh:,
    finally, tonight I have succeeded, not only is it faster, but it will be cheaper, i now have to go through the full complaints procedure with Orange which will involve Ofcom.

    when chosing BB connections, or phone deals, just be aware that two year contracts are the norm...and alot changes in two years.:thumb:
     
  2. tofo

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    buy your own phone and a 30 day rolling sim
    not always the cheapest but so easy to cancel :thumb:

    the price of your phone is built into the contract
    so do a bit of maths before you buy :Blush:

    contract price times 24 or 18 mnths = £000

    phone cost + lower sim only cost x 24 or 18

    as i say its easy to break a rolling contract

    myself being retired giffgaff £10 goody bag does me but cant tether

    so i have 2 sims 1 for the dongle and 1 in my recycled i phone 4

    obviousley the above dosnt suite all but some it will

    :thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
  3. Phill D

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    I have gone to 30 day contracts and using a mifi ( unlocked ) for internet , but not high downloads, i now use this and get 5 meg download speed, ( ebay item 261073053346 )

    And its full mobile on my laptop or tablet:thumb:
     
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    Just found this in one of shifftys posts



    The head honcho
    Orange / T-Mobile / Everything Everywhere Olaf Swantee, Chief Executive Olaf Swantee
    www 26 Mar 2012


    *The e-mail address you require is*
    *olaf.swantee@orange.co.uk*







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