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  1. Hi im new to the forum I have recently stopped paying my loan, I recall the loan company sending me out my loan agreement and making me hand sign it in late 2016. If I was to do a CCA will they need to show the signed agreement?
  2. Hello, ive just done a system update on my samsung s7 edge did all the usual download, install, now it wont turn back on, tried the reboot procedure but nothing just a blank screen with a flashing blue light top left. Rang customer services and it is still under warranty, then they asked any visible damage, i said a small hairline crack on screen this cancels the warranty, even though the mobile phone worked perfectly for 12 months. Its the update that shut the phone down not the barely visible crack.
  3. Hi, On the 18th of January I was pulled over. When the police officer asked what I was doing on my mobile phone (which was attached to the magnet holder). I immediately replied I was 'changing the music'. It was about half past midnight with no other cars on the road and I stopped my vehicle just before I entered a small roundabout as there was a car approaching from the right (which I now believe is the police car). I took the opportunity to pick a song to accompany me the rest of the way home. As I saw the police car approaching I pulled off and was pulled over.
  4. Hello all. I appreciate that this is the wrong sub forum to ask this so hoping to be moved to the appropriate one? My question is what device would you all recommend to record phone calls to such lovely people as banks, etc?
  5. Hello everyone. I need an advice. Received a letter on 06 July this year from Lowell. It states I owe them £510.38 for an account I had with Three mobile years ago. As far as I remember from previous letters this alleged debt and another smaller one (60) with Three exchanged hands few times and are now owned by Lowell . The thing is I have no idea where this amount of debt comes from. I had 2 contracts with Three, one for mobile broadband (which i closed 5-6 years ago and dont owe anything) and another one which was opened 8 years ago and i kept renewing until
  6. Sant refuse to allow payments to registered payees unless I give a mobile number for them to send a OTP I have a registered list of payees but S will not allow online payments without a mobile number. The Ombudsman has said Sant can create any Ts&Cs it wishes and this is covered in new Ts&Cs. FCA says S are not 'in breach' I am seeking another way to contest this demand as it puts me at risk of IT attack because I cannot operate a mobile phone securely and also I consider that it is a 'harvesting tool' for S's benefit. I have other accounts banks and brokers and none
  7. Hi All, I purchased a Galaxy S7 at the end January 2018 from Cash Converts for 250. It has been in a case since buying it with screen protector. Last night the screen has got a line through it . I looked at receipt and spoke with Cash Converters and they only offer 6 months warrant - No help at all. I am aware there should be a less expectation regarding the quality of second hand items and the fact warranty is optional. I am more interested in my rights under the CRA. A 250 pound phone should last longer in my eyes than 8 months! I have no experience with civil law. I jus
  8. Hi I've been receiving letters from Lowell regarding a debt for a mobile phone account which isn't mine. I mistakenly decided to ignore the letters until county court claim has been started against me. I've filled out the form online to give me some extra time to defend it and form a case but I'm hoping I can find a way to force them to annul or at least postpone the claim. I've looked around here and apparently because it was a mobile phone contract, a CCA request letter would be ineffectual because it was a service agreement. So I'm thinking about sending them a "prove it" lette
  9. Hi, I am on JSA and my work coach has asked me to get a mobile phone. They have stated they will pay for it but I am not happy for personal reasons (which I don''t want to share with the work coach). Since I already have a phone in the house is this something they can insist on and is there anything I can say to discourage it?
  10. I’ve never needed a mobile phone except when travelling up north to see my mum who’s in a care home. Just before Christmas 2014 I got a mobile phone from EE so I could stay in touch with work, etc., while visiting my mum. When I set it up it was clear that it didn’t work. I tried all sorts of things and it still wouldn’t work. But I forgot about it for a few days. When I got back after Christmas I decided to phone EE and tell them that it didn’t work. The problem was that they said I didn’t pass the security questions; as a result I could not speak to anyone.
  11. Hello I wonder if someone could offer me some advice. I received a letter from lowel Solicitors headed: Notice of Acting. They asking me to pay an old Orange debt. 1- Should I ignore the letter? I haven't speak to them so far and always ignore them. 2- If there was no payment at all which date SB will be calculated from? 3- If the contract made in Scotland, SB referred to Scotland or the place you are living now? Thanks in advance
  12. Hi everyone I would really appreciate some advice on how to handle the following: My father, who is severely physically disabled and vulnerable, recently got a debt collection letter from Lowell alleging a £400 debt to three for a smartphone contract that was taken out over the phone. My father is computer illiterate and never took out this contract. It was likely taken out by his ex partner and carer in 2015. I have written to three with a subject access request but all they have provided me with is copies of bills. They say they do not have any recordings of
  13. my landlord texted saying he wanted access to the loft as was wanting to fit an Ariel, I was ok with this and have prove that he said it will help prove my tv reception. today arrives and fits the "Ariel" well what can i say its 100% not an ariel and it is an telephone mass for EE from sigfox! Im fuming as it is plugged into my electric and I've contacted my landord for answers and nothing! what damage is this gonna do to the health of my family the house is already falling to pieces the electric needs rewiring, the windows need to be double glazed or the rotten wood replaced,
  14. Hello, I am starting a new thread here after discovering some things on my credit record. The story is: In 2013 whilst I was a Vodafone UK mobile phone customer, a Vodafone phone agent advised me that if I purchased a call package which gave a discount to Intl calls made outwith the UK, this package would cover Russia, which was the country I was going to make calls from. When I returned from that trip in October 2013, I found a bill of £122, increased to £203.70 by Dec 2013. I even offered to pay some portion of the £122 in instalments and paid ~£15 per month as a goodwill gesture.
  15. In the same mill familiar to all- Vehicle Control Services Limited. Did all the online stuff - rejected surprise surprise. Letter from bwlegal threatening commencement of legal proceedings in the form of County Court Claim Form. bwlegal called my on the 'phone today - I am shaking! How do they get my number?? They asked me to confirm who I was which I did They then asked me to go through some security questions. I declined. I said that I will wait for any court summons and defend myself to the hilt. I said I regard this call as intimidatory. I said they and th
  16. Hi there, heres the story, I paid for an early upgrade online with ee. the cost was £251 including the early upgrade fee to buy out the rest of my contract and the upfront cost of the new handset. Now I ordered this the same day my new bill was generated, however my payment date for this bill is the 10th of each month, it was not due for another week so I didnt see a problem. in the after morning after ordering I checked the ee tracker to find news of my delivery only to find it `timed out` it couldnt find any record of the order number in other words. I phoned ee to fi
  17. On the 1st March I gave notice to my old broadband provider (Virgin) and signed up with Vodafone. The agreement for this service included the transfer of my phone number from Virgin to them. My service allegedly went active on the 13th march, but my broadband wasn't working until the 21st March. Whilst on the phone to them (my old cable line with virgin) I asked when the number would be transferred across, and was told it hadn't even been requested. I was rather ****ed off by this, but they assured me it was being done there and then. about 10 days later and still nothing,
  18. 2 years ago I requested DWP several times (verbally and in email) to remove my phone number from their systems and to stop calling me. - Their response to this complaint = "would i like a callback" doh.... Eventually DWP removed my phone number from their systems after I had notified them that I will resort to legal action if they do not do this. Since then, if I have had to contact DWP then I have refused to give my phone number. Some weeks ago I received a phone call from DWP CEO Office. This phone call should not have been made due to my previous request. In response to this
  19. Sent my appeal off with some brief details of why i was appealing , Had a Letter from DWP confirming that they received my appeal, and about how much ESA i will get until it's heard, But so far over 1mth since requesting the full written statement of the Atos wca Form IB /ESA85, But so far i have not been sent it, The person that i recently spoke with from DWP ,Confirmed that they could see that i had previously requested it, but could not understand why i had not yet received it, What can be done to force them to supply this info,(assuming it actually exists) ?
  20. Hi , wonder if anyone can help, Lowells are threatening legal action , i.e having assessed our options, we intend to take legal action to recover this debt if you do not contact us to agree a repayment plan. Some background phone and iPads taken out on contract in early 2012, payments dropped off late dec 2012 due to losing job, then had a major accident in early 2013 , was off immobilised/unable to walk for 11 months, in the meantime I offered and was paying orange £10 per month, which by 2014 had stopped, no money, yep buried head in sand, just befo
  21. I got out a Carphone Warehouse contract on 14th of December 2017 after much haggling over prices. I called back after ordering it to find out if I am entitled to the free gift as I realised it wasn't mentioned when I took out the contract on the phone. I was assured I would get one sent with the Samsung phone (Free Samsung Gear VR offer). When the phone arrived, no free gift. I called up and was given a link to Samsung gift page to redeem the gift, I tested this out on the phone and the link was expired back in November and I told them this. They then told me it would be sent out on 28th
  22. Hi. Bought the wife a Fitbit for Xmas from Argos. I got her a nice cheap Android to go with it to check Fitbit and her Facebook. Vodaphone Smart mini 7. Spent hours trying to connect and register etc. with Fitbit and Facebook apps. It just kept crashing. Took it back and asked for a refund as it was not as described and not fit for purpose. Cocky manager said the phone was fine and not powerful enough to use those apps on. I pointed out it didn't say that on the box or their site. He said it was up to me to check the phone specs before installing an app, and to
  23. Hi I have sent my mobile phone to a shop in Nottingham to be repaired, and they have sent it back to the wrong address , the bloke is claiming that is address that i sent him, which is total .. as the address it was sent back to is 400 miles away, he has said theres nothing he can do, is this right ?
  24. This might be a stupid question. I noticed transport companies like First Bus offer a discounted monthly fare for people who buy their ticket via a smartphone. The users then use their smartphone to show their ticket to the driver or place it on a reader. The question is, what happens if the phone stops working due to a fault, they can't get the ticket to show on the phones screen or the battery powers runs out ? You then can't use your ticket to get on a bus or if you are stopped by an inspector, you can't evidence having a ticket. Do people with these tickets stored on their
  25. Hi, I wonder if anyone could advise me here on my next step as I am disgusted by the service I have received from Samsung. I bought a Samsung 8+ from carphone warehouse around 4 month ago for over £800 all of a sudden the volume button jammed, I did not drop it or anything, it just stopped working all of a sudden. I took the phone into my local repair centre who said it would be £40 to fix, but as it is still under warranty to contact Samsung and get it repaired for nothing. This is where the problems started. Firstly they send a courier round to pick the phone up
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