Charges for MAC code

  Scaffie 12:48 13 May 2006

I have been informed by PlusNet that they were going to charge me £50.99 to send me my MAC Code. Is this a legal charge? and if so I would advise anyone who is thinking of moving to PlusNet in the future to take this HIDDEN expence into account.
Their actual wording was :-

The following comment was added to the ticket
attempted to calleu to advised eu of £50.99 fee required to generate MAC key........
This I have pasted from their email. English???

  Stuartli 13:00 13 May 2006

You shouldn't need to have to pay for a MAC unless, perhaps, you are breaking your original contract.

Have you seen this link?

click here

Bit ironic....:-))

  pj123 14:49 13 May 2006

I still don't understand this MAC code business.

Why do you need to get a MAC code to change ISPs?

Can't you just cancel the ISP account you have and then start a new account with your new ISP?

  GANDALF <|:-)> 15:00 13 May 2006

Are you terminating before the end of your contract?


  woodchip 15:03 13 May 2006

123 it's so you do not loos connection. just transferred. And there should not be any charge unless as above you are cutting short your contract with ISP provider

  pj123 15:15 13 May 2006

So I assume in the case of Scaffie the charge by Plusnet is a penalty charge for ending the contract prematurely? and not necessarily a charge for the MAC code?

  dms05 15:22 13 May 2006

What does PlusNets Terms and Conditions say? If it's clearly stated that a fee is payable on leaving, and you signed the agreement, then you are stuck with it. You might argue the size of the fee if that isn't specified but not that it exists.

  Stuartli 18:10 13 May 2006

According to PlusNet's T and Cs it's a month's notice from either side; I read them earlier on to try and find out if there was any mention of MAC charges..

  Scaffie 22:16 13 May 2006

Thanks for all the replies to my queerie. I hope now to resolve my leaving this ISP without to much trouble now

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