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    Has anyone else been had by these $#@!ers?

    I bought a mobile phone online a long time ago (pre-iPhone which I've had for 18 months - reckon it was three years ago). I didn't sign up for insurance for it, but have been paying them 5.99 a month since then. Just spoke to them (a poor woman who is obviously used to getting arsey phonecalls for the same thing) and they say they give 3 months free, then take monthly payments automatically after that. Only it doesn't stop when your contract ends. It carries on.

    Yes, it's also my own stupid fault for not checking my statements thoroughly (plenty of insurance policies come out of my account, most of which are my wife's so I never thought to check) but what a bunch of thieving quimbeciles.

    2 lessons to be learned:

    1. If you get a mobile via the internet be VERY careful and read the small print (another point - this isn't 'small' print - it's bloody minuscule print...)

    2. Keep a close eye on what comes out of your account. I thought I was careful. Evidently not.
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    Just you then langers...

    Caveat Emptor!

    & the smaller it is, the more important it is that you read it.

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    Yep. Pleased that the rest of you aren't as moronic as I am.

    Several of my colleagues have been done by it. One poor sod has been paying them monthly since 2001!!
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    An insurance policy has to actually cover something though, doesn't it? And I can't see how an obsolete unused phone on what might even be a defunct number would be valid.

    Otherwise I could offer you "Orc Insurance" and doubtless you'd take it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deutsch Wolf View Post
    An insurance policy has to actually cover something though, doesn't it? And I can't see how an obsolete unused phone on what might even be a defunct number would be valid.

    Otherwise I could offer you "Orc Insurance" and doubtless you'd take it out.
    Orc Insurance sounds cool. You'd probably dupe me with that if you were a git.
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    It takes 5 minutes a month to go through a bank statement, so you've only got yourself to blame.

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    A lot of phone related contracts seem to work in the same way, at the end of whatever the fixed term they go onto a monthly recurring contract. I allowed my phone contract to do so a few years back while I was looking for a new phone and the insurance carried on with it too.

    If the phone was still worth anything you could've said you'd lost it to get a replacement before you cancelled the policy and then just sold it on to cover some of your loss.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PabloWolfo View Post
    It takes 5 minutes a month to go through a bank statement, so you've only got yourself to blame.
    Ever thought about joining the samaritans?
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    Full refund offered! I obviously have a way with words.
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    Sympathy vote IMO/IMV.
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    I can melt people with my puppy dog eyes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Langdale Wolf View Post
    I can melt people with my puppy dog eyes.
    or you started talking about a similar incident that happened to the 5th Doctor and how he had to do battle with his insurance that involved travelling through time and space, fighting some blokes in crap costumes and to shut you up they offered you a full refund.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny View Post
    or you started talking about a similar incident that happened to the 5th Doctor and how he had to do battle with his insurance that involved travelling through time and space, fighting some blokes in crap costumes and to shut you up they offered you a full refund.
    Either way, it worked.

    Anyway, Peter Davison's Doctor wouldn't have bothered to chase up any query with an insurance company. He was a bit too soft to get confrontational. The 6th Doctor would as he was a lot more shouty.
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    I'm going to ban you
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    Knight Frank first for services to comedy.
    Last edited by FrankMunro-371; 17th April 2012 at 12:03 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Langdale Wolf View Post
    I can melt people with my puppy dog eyes.
    Over the phone?
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    Langers:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boozad View Post
    Over the phone?
    You've never met me. I ooze charm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lemonjelly View Post
    Langers:
    Liken me to a cat again and I'll ban you for crimes against humanity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Langdale Wolf View Post
    Liken me to a cat again and I'll ban you for crimes against humanity.
    You're in a very banny mode today aren't you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lemonjelly View Post
    You're in a very banny mode today aren't you?
    Yes. Itchy trigger finger. And sore undercarriage. Not a good combination.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Langdale Wolf View Post
    Yes. Itchy trigger finger. And sore undercarriage. Not a good combination.
    Better than an itchy undercarriage and sore trigger finger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boozad View Post
    Better than an itchy undercarriage and sore trigger finger.
    Seriously mate - it isn't.
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    Grow a pair.........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Langdale Wolf View Post
    Knight Frank first for services to comedy.
    That is very kind of you .

    Sir Frank has a certain ring to it..
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