I was recently diagnosed with a very serious form of cancer and recovering from a big surgery at home as well as receiving my aggressive chemotherapy when a saleswoman from Airtime solutions called me about a great new contract. Normally, I know if something is too good to be true that it is!! However, I was informed my old contract had ended and that I could benefit from a slightly higher monthly tarrif inclusive of VAT but with more data and free unlimited calls and texts. I signed a contract but did not receive any further paperwork outlining the terms and conditions of the new contract, nor did I receive any email passwords. Indeed, I found I could not access my O2 account because I had changed contracts and did not receive any emails or text messages notifying me of my bills. I was simply too ill and too exhausted to look into things further.
Fast forward to the end of September when I start to feel better and get on top of my affairs. I notice my account has been debited a fee that is twice and almost trebble the cost of my old contract. When I complain to Airtime Solutions I am informed that only O2 numbers are free and unlimited along with a very few landline numbers. When state I would like to cancel my contract because a) it was mis-sold to me and b) I delayed action due to my illness, which should be reasonable grounds, I am informed I cannot cancel. This contract is for three years.
I am stuck having to pay every month for a contract I cannot use for fear of what it will cost me, which will severly impact on my ability to contact family, friends, health providers - in short, my support group! After being a good customer who has always paid on time, I have been taken advantage of in the worst possible way and at the worst possible time, when I should have been able to trust and take O2 at face value. I should have been able to enjoy a better contract deal that offered me more for less as promised and I should not have to deal with the stress this is causing me at this point in my recovery.
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I have cleaned up this thread and have decided to close it off, as the issue cannot be dealt with publicly and I am dealing with it along with the rest of the team
@Anonymous, you have a few PMs from me.