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I took out a Vodafone contract in december 2008 at phones 4 u.

At the time I was told that I would immediately have my monthly allowance.


I used my phone and went a little over the minutes. I then received a phone bill for around £280 pounds. I called Vodafone to dispute this. They said that as I joined at the end of the month I only got a couple of minutes allowance. This is not what phones 4 u told me.


I disputed this for hours with vodafone and they said take it up with phones 4 u.


Phones 4 u denied telling me this and would not back down and said that the contract is now with vodafone.


The phone then broke after a few weeks of having it.


After 2 months of arhuing with vodafone I told them they will never get my money. Then in March I received a letter from a debt company asking for £400. I called Vodafone and said that I was misold and will not be paying. They said they can not cancel the debt as it is with capquest and I will have to call capquest and get them to release the account back to vodafone and as I have been messed around so much they will cancel the debt.


Then in May the same thing happened again. I called vodafone and they said they were sorry. I needed to call capquest and get the account returned and they will cancel the debt. I was very annoyed at this point as this was damaging my credit history.


Then today I have received a letter from Fredricks Internation saying I owe £440.10 I called vodafone and after 2 hours they finally found my account. They said they have no record of ever talking to me.


Even though I have spend many, many hours on the phone to them. (I have phone bills to prove this)


They said they can not cancel the debt and if I don't pay the money to Fredricks International I will be summoned to court.


I don't know what to do!


Also Vodafone are saying £320 and the other companies are saying £440.10


What is the best course of action from here. Vodafone are telling me to go to phones 4 u but it is vodafone who said they will cancel the contract and debt. Not phones 4 u. And I feel as my contract and debt is with them not phones 4 u they should sort this.


The same things happened to my friend and in the end vodafone backed down. But I'm worried they wont and I end up with a CCJ.


Will the really take me to court for £320??



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Its possible but highly unlikely.

They will just rely on threats & intimidation in the hope that you pay up.

Stop speaking to them ALL on the phone & refuse to answer security questions if any DCA phones you.

As you have found out - you will just be messed around.

It will cost them money to take you to court & wont be worth their while just to receive a £1 per month back if lucky.

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When people say they just ignore the debt and the company gives in. Does this mean they stop putting marks on their credit file and just forget it?


Or do they keep marking your file forever? If I ignore them and don't hear anything. How long do you think it is before it is safe ti assume they have gone away?


They don't even know where I live. They are writing to my mothers address where I used to live

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Hi cheshire09


I can understand your concerns.


I'd like to investigate this for you and see if there is anything we can do to help.


If you follow the instructions on our pinned thread, we'll get back to you as soon as we can.





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