Current poll: Ofcom slamming crackdown

  David1979 11:09 01 Jun 2007
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29 respondents to our current poll (on the left of the page, below the picture of the magazine) say they've been 'slammed' - that's where phone/web bundle providers ring you up to sell their product, then change your phone provider behind your back when you say you're not interested.

We'd like to hear forum members' thoughts on this. Have any of you experienced slamming? What happened, and how difficult was it to sort out? Would a salesman ringing you up make you more or less likely to switch to a bundled deal? And do you think Ofcom will make good on its pledge to crack down on misselling of internet/phone bundles?

Thanks,
David Price
PC Advisor

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  Stuartli 11:32 01 Jun 2007

This was aired on Radio2 yesterday during the Chris Evans show, when an expert on the subject stated that many of these firms not only con people (who end up paying for two contracts with their mobile phone company), but usually go bust within a short time.

They then start up a similar business soon afterwards. Tracing them is also, apparently, very difficult.

However, some of the mobile phone companies are apparently taking a much greater level of interest in the matter (and so they should).

No doubt anyone interested in the radio interview could listen to it via the BBC website.

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