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Socoder -> Off Topic -> Phoney contracts

Posted : Sunday, 24 December 2017, 12:07
GfK
Mother in law has bought a new phone. On contract.... doesn't know how much she's paying or what's included. You've got to laugh.
Posted : Sunday, 24 December 2017, 12:07
Dabz
lol... Awwwww thats nowt... My mam had a phone, for ages, facebook on, email, all that...

She seemed to get on well with it. Anyway, she got an upgrade, and brought her new phone around to setup... So I obliged, and asked her for a login details for the various things she uses... She give me a piece of paper with three lines of writing on.

They were passwords, so I asked her, whats her usernames or emails she uses with her passwords... She started pointing at the passwords...

And then, and this took some doing mind, believe it or not, I had to explain to her that to use a password it's got to be used with a username/email... Its no good punching in a password and just expecting the site/app to instantly know that its her... The app/site needs to know its her with her username...

I was on for ages!

Dabz

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Posted : Sunday, 24 December 2017, 12:14
GfK
We've established she's got 500mb of data. We've tried explaining how 'smartphones' use date all the time - even when your phone is just sat on the sofa arm and she's now in a blind panic that she's going to get a big fuckoff phone bill.

She doesn't even use Facebook, email, internet or owt! Seems people have been telling her her old phones shit, so she's bought a new un to shut em up, seemingly without knowing or caring what she's actually getting.

£9/month for 2 fucking years, tho. For a phone that does a ton of shit she doesn't even need. Who does that? WHO?!
Posted : Sunday, 24 December 2017, 12:34
Dabz

Who does that? WHO?!


I know, it's disgusting!

How long has she had it, if she's still in the cooling off period, get her to take it back, she may be better buying a PAYG phone (Or keep her old one), with something like GiffGaff, they do 3gig, 500mins, unlimted text for a tenner... And if she doesnt use it, she can change it anytime to a lower plan.

Dabz

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Posted : Sunday, 24 December 2017, 12:42
GfK
Yeah 2 week cooling off period she said... but then she's got her dopey old neighbour going 'ooo you're stuck with it now'!

She can get a Nokia 105 that'll make calls and texts which is ALL she wants it to do - five quid to buy the phone outright. If she wants a camera too, £49 for a 3310. I'm on giffgaff - their £7.50 tarriff will do her.

Just listened to too many people going "ooo you want this... ooo you need that".
Posted : Sunday, 24 December 2017, 13:29
Jayenkai
I’m on Three PAYG.
When I bought my Lumia 1020 (June 2014), I put £10 on the thing.
I’ve since upgraded to an iPhone SE, but am using the same sim card, and have yet to add any additional funds.

£3.52 remaining.

And surprisingly, they haven’t yet cut me off due to lack of use!!

If she's not a phone user, that’d be my recommended PAYG network to go with.

3,2,1 prices. 3p per minute, 2p per text, 1p per megabyte.. .. shows how much I fucking use it, other than at home as a WiFi thing!

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Posted : Sunday, 24 December 2017, 14:29
GfK
In darkest Lincolnshire, Three coverage is non-existent. O2/GiffGaff is the best/only option round these parts.
Posted : Sunday, 24 December 2017, 14:40
Jayenkai
That’s a shame.
O2s mostly ok on contract. Mums on there. £10 a month for a decent amount that she'll never use!
She does get frustrated by the constant (more or less monthly) calls from O2,asking her to upgrade her minutes and texts, though.

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Posted : Monday, 25 December 2017, 06:49
jm2bits
shit son! 500mb limit... what a rip!

On the plus side, she is unlikely to get a huge bill - generally bandwidth is just throttled or the darta is turned off when you run out.