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MY friend signed up for a 24 month contract with 3 Network. He pays £30 a month, £15 for internet [15GB] and £15 for a Laptop add-on. Now, he was paying for the contract, but he was using the internet, so he gave me the Dongle and i now pay him the monthly £15 for it's usage while he is paying off the internet.

 

Device Name: Huawei E122

 

Since then he has had a phone line put in and 'proper' internet into his home. He no longer needs the Dongle. Now i am going to be moving abroad to France in the relatively near future, and the roaming charges are extortionate, it is something like £1.50/Mb to use it in France. I can't take the Dongle with me, I cant afford it.

So...

Is there a way we could cancel his contract without incurring the cancellation fee, when he still has 15 months left on the contract?

Is it possible to transfer the contract to me, then when i move cancel the contract as i wont be able to pay them and the roaming device isnt currently active on the device.

 

The main problem is the laptop. If we cancel the contract, will he have to return the laptop, if we manage to cancel the contract without the fees?

 

Any help on the matter would be appreciated

Megan

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Not sure from your post exactly what your friend has. Is he buying a Laptop for £15 per month and also paying £15 per month for the internet?

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Are you sure they're separate? Maybe the sales patter was "we do the internet on it's own for £15, but for an extra £15 you can get a laptop with that", but it is invariably only 1 contract.

 

If you don't want to be bound by 24 months you don't sign up for 24 months. Sometimes you can negotiate a lower fee to pay it all off, and sometimes you can transfer a contract into someone else's name (subject to lots of hassle and credit check :p) but they then accept the liability for the remaining months.

 

Non payment will lead to negative marks on your friends credit file, and lots of DCA's chasing for the money.

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Coniff: As far as i am aware, my friend bought them under the same deal, he pays £30 for internet and laptop, we just worked out between us that he pays half for each part of the contract, though im not sure this is official. i checked the user account details and the original deal appears to be for internet service, with an 'add-on' of a laptop, for an extra £15 a month

 

Locutus: yes i think you are right, same contract. Pfhhh how complicated. I think what i am going to do is continue paying hi for the internet until he manages to find someone else to take the dongle.

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I am just letting you know that as you haven't had any replies to your post yet, it might be better if you post your message again in an appropriate sub-forum. You will get lots of help there.

 

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