Having just read click here and symathised with the OP I wonder: Do you think companies should get away with imposing minimum contract lengths on consumers? BT was forced to allow some level of competition for the benefit of we suckers, as were utility suppliers. Now with the latest rumour that BT are trying to force customers into contracts which run for 2 years, where will it all end? I feel I am being pressured into giving up my right to choice by these conditions. Many companies are slowly lengthening the minimum term of contracts; when do they breach my right to choice. I await the day when my local chip shop will require a loyalty contract of 20 years before parting with a pea fritter.
Yes, I know that there are still ways of avoiding such contracts. I was really commenting on the increasing trend toward such sales terms as (increasingly lengthy) minimum contracts. It is not only in the ISP market that the erosion of our choice takes place, as more and more suppliers of services cotton on to the idea.