they should stick to selling grocery's
Tesco is rumoured to be selling off Tesco Mobile, its mobile phone network. The move comes as no surprise, with the company hauling back to its core businesses after dismal results, recently writing down assets to post a loss of £6.4bn. Figures given for the value of the business sit at about £700m. This is on the basis of …
Only a few months back I went from Virgin Mobile to Tesco, because Virgin's customer service had been dire ( for mobile, I love my other Virgin Media services), and expensive.
I like my Tesco service.
I absolutely don't want to be thrown back to VM.
Is there a chance I will be allowed to exit my contract early?
I have more chance of sending messages attached to a flying pig.
Am I the only customer getting pretty pi**ed off by being sold on by people I chose to buy services from?
I have to emphasise this.
I made a consumer choice to leave Virgin Mobile and go to Tesco Mobile. ( And not to TalkTalk!)
But my choice is about to be stolen from me.
And there is f**k all I can do about it.
"But my choice is about to be stolen from me."
Join giffgaff. Like Tesco Mobile, uses O2's network, and better value than O2. Curiously enough the nipper has a Tesco Mobile PAYG sim, and I can track (my) topup costs, and come rain or shine, on very modest mixed use it costs about £10 a month. Looks to me like I'd be better off with a £7.50 contract sim only plan with giff gaff.
I disagree. You are more than able to go and get a mobile and contract via Vodaphone or Three for example.
And no, I didn't miss the finer nuance of your post. You make it sound as though you are being held in stalag 14 - when in fact you are able to go and get a new contract with any number of new suppliers should you wish.
Alternatively you could fire off a complaint to Ofcom... let me know how that works out for you.
There's no fine nuance here.
I am stuck on a contract that I chose to pay Tesco for, but is being sold off to a supplier that I did not choose, potentially the supplier I moved away from.
At the end of my contract I can certainly move.
That is in the realm of the bleedin' obvious.
But there is nothing in my contract as far as I can tell which lets me tell the new owners to sling their hooks. Until it ends in about 18 months time
"As O2 is being bought by Three"
O2 (well, O2 UK) isn't being bought by Three until it's been approved by regulators (in progress - brown envelopes pending).
"..an industry which has thrown away One2One, Cellnet and amazingly Orange (BT should resuscitate it),"
Since Orange (nee France Telecom) own the Orange brand I suspect BT would be stuck licensing it from them if they wanted to do that. At least they would own the EE brand outright (providing their lawyers are on the ball and they wanted to continue using it).
Anyway the Orange that was crushed out of existence a few years ago had nowhere near the goodwill attached to it that the Orange of Hans Snook back in the late 1990s did.
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