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Aerial Direct - Has anyone managed to get out of the contract?

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Hi all,

           Same old story, O2 customer for nearly 20 years, got a phone call from O2 to renew which I accepted  thinking I have 14 days cooling off, but when I phone about thier tarriff discover I am on a buisness contract with Ariel Direct with no cooling  off period allowed. Sim only deal for £16.20 pm. but all bills are much more than that, so they give me back £4 pm,  I just want out, can anyone give me any advice,

 

                                                  Regards Gerard 

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Re: Aerial Direct - Has anyone managed to get out of the contract?

Perhaps someone from admin can advise?

@Marjo @Martin-O2 @EmilieT

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Re: Aerial Direct - Has anyone managed to get out of the contract?

Good morning @Gerard1954, and welcome to our forum Wave

 

I'm sorry to hear you're not happy with your contract, has there been any changes since you wrote your post? Either way I'll send you a Private Message on the forum now to get some more details so we can check on our end if there's something we can do for you!

 

Thanks @jonsie for the mention slight smile

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Re: Aerial Direct - Has anyone managed to get out of the contract?

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@EmilieT This is yet another case of a consumer being slammed onto a business contract without full knowledge of the issues surrounding the swap . I ask again when will o2 protect its loyal customers from this practice! A trusted partner is raising there income on the back of consumers losing out on the protection not afforded to business customers !

 

This is almost the same as the old slamming scandal where users were swapped without knowledge between providers, by not disclosing fully that you will be on a business contract surely it is an illegal sales practice. 

 

I again ask the team to feed this back to the highest level within o2 for future protection of all consumer tariff customers !

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Re: Aerial Direct - Has anyone managed to get out of the contract?

@Gerard1954 Ofcom official advice on your issue https://www.ofcom.org.uk/phones-telecoms-and-internet/how-to-report-a-complaint/sales

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 Thank you for your help, much appreciated, will make a formal  complaint  this week and take it from there, will post how I get on,

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Thanks for the information,

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Re: Aerial Direct - Has anyone managed to get out of the contract?

Hi @Gerard1954, we've responded to your Private Message now, and are getting someone to look into this for you!

 

@adamtemp64 We've passed this on to the Business, and will continue to raise any feedback shared by you guys - thanks for always taking the time to post it slight smile

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@EmilieT Thanks but been allowed to go on for far to long when I worked on the recycling my loader had already fallen for this companies tactics. Time o2 business reviewed all the threads on here that mention this company etc 

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