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Re: sale to Sky

I think if most were honest the answer is no they never think about it.

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Re: sale to Sky


@Liquid wrote:
What does everyone have against expert Murdock lol. He's never personally offended meSmiley Happy

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Re: sale to Sky

Have I said somthing stupid?Smiley Sad
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Re: sale to Sky

If people feel strongly enough to have ethics about the companies or people they deal with and ultimately to contribute to that person/companies personal wealth, then who are we denounce that?

 

What I do find a little hypocritical is buying goods knowlingly produced by by high profile manufacturers using cheap child labour. You see a top brand bargain (be it a football kit, item of clothing or dare I say a phone) and snap it up without applying the same ethics or morals. Something I think we are all a little guilty of.

 

I have Sky broadband but have no problems if people do not want to deal with the company for whatever reasons, this is my right and choice.Seems to me though that a lot of people are thinking they are being forced to join Sky. They aren't, they too have a choice.

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@jonsie wrote:

I have Sky broadband but have no problems if people do not want to deal with the company for whatever reasons, this is my right and choice.Seems to me though that a lot of people are thinking they are being forced to join Sky. They aren't, they too have a choice.


 

Some people have suggested O2 customers under a minimum term may be forced to see out their contract under Sky. I personally cannot see this happening, though.

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No I've looked through the T&Cs as much as I can. There doesn't seem to be anything holding them to the contract if brought out (well nothing too hard to get out of).

Main issue will be to wait and see what sky do. If they require a new contract to be signed refuse. If they change the package then you have grounds for termination.

It's still all up in the air until more information is providedSmiley Sad
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Not being funny Liquid, but which planet have you been living on recently? It would be hard if you watch tv news not to have seen anything on phone hacking by Murdoch's newspapers. Two of his senior managers are currently being prosecuted.

Perksie - there are many people who won't deal with companies on ethical grounds - the problem is having information (and time) about all the organisations you trade with every day.

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@Anonymous wrote:

Perksie - there are many people who won't deal with companies on ethical grounds - the problem is having information (and time) about all the organisations you trade with every day.


 

Exactly, I think if you looked hard enough you could find a good reason not to be with any company. Smiley Happy

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If I'm honest I couldn't care less about the phone hacking fiasco. It doesn't affect me in any way, if I'm honest I'm actually a fan if it meant the closure of the news of the world lol.

In this day and age of information selling, targeted advertisements, GPS ect. I fail to see how phone hacking was such a huge shock. Sorry maybe I'm cynical but if you don't want others to know your buisness don't do anything electronically that you wouldn't want the world knowing.

I know many will disagree but I don't hold the head of a company responsible for everything people within a company does. A few years ago a friend of mine ran a few shops. One of the staff he employed murdered someone. Does that mean we should boycot his shops? Should I hate my friend for hiring a person?

If you have an issue with how the company treats its customers then fair enough ill agree with you. To not use a company because of an investors past just doesn't compute with me. Can anyone really say they've done nothing illegal in their lives?

Edit: I will admit I find it incredibly distasteful hacking the phone of a murder victim.
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There are other reasons for not dealing with Murdoch's companies, not just phone hacking. My view is if we (the consumer) don't show our distaste for corrupt practices and abuse of power, then we'll get the kind of society we deserve. I don't consider O2 to be perfect, but in my experience the staff are friendly and try hard to fix problems - so I'll give them credit where it's due.