379 posts • joined 6 Dec 2007
ICO information in reports
Why do they not include the phone numbers used by the offending business? Not much of an effort required.
Why treat like a Parking Charge with a reduction for prompt payment?
An Information Commissioner with teeth made of cotton wool?
Happened as described by the article with a mobile on a network starting with a V. Guess which business will never see a penny of my money ever again, no matter how many services they offer. You can fool some of the people all of the time; all of the people some of the time....................
Next phone was bought for cash and a different service provider too. As for hearing from them when the contract was coming to an end? Forget that. Not a squeak. No sensible answers to letters either.
If only service was up to the same high standard as the contracts are written to.
They should try to supply UK charging plugs here.
Do that and get "You must be an Administrator" straight back without even a hint on how to switch to that in DOS. Bless MS. Unthinking, unchanging, unwanted. Always the same quality of helpful support.
England's Jodrell Bank?
Really? It is in the UK. England is nothing more than a province of UK. Do try for accuracy, please.
Re: So am I a BT customer now?
Yup, you are a BT Customer. Plusnet is BT with a Yorkshire accent. Same for John Lewis phone service too isn't it?
Need to go to store.
Be very careful in your dealings with any Mobile phone business which requires you to go to a store to resolve things. If you are having that problem and cannot access the website but need to go to a store, are you certain you are not being charged in their records for the service they are convinced that you have?
Bitter experience says that might be safer.
Province of England.
Not possible. England is not a country. Try saying Great Britain instead. Yes, I know the true name is longer with lots of other words but that's too long to be bothered typing.
No extra charge for spooky stories?
Is he now involved with Scottish Railway crossings? I How did he squeeze in here?
So how do we feel about Google's speed test?
Sam Knows or does he?
According to Sam Knows I'm on a connection that does not exist. Changes shown for my local Exchange are several years out of date. The site is still in Bookmarks but no longer used for the reason given.
fined £400, ordered to pay £364.08 and a victim surcharge of £40.
No wonder they are a bit of a joke.
A lot of posts are written in exactly the way that was used some decades ago about "Japanese products". Will we ever learn?
I'm waiting for my refund on returned product supplied by British firm with a non-UK adapter plug.
Caveat Emptor --- but wait till you try before slagging off products or services.
Aware of conditions on top of SCOTUS
We are???? Do tell!!!
Do what they do in England
Don't fine them, send them on Speed Awareness Courses, at a fee roughly the same as the fine might be. Seems to get round the issue. Part of the fee to the town and the rest to the tutors. Same earnings and more likely to be "constitutional" too.
I'd be reluctant to try anything different with the charger as I've done it before and found them badly overheating.
Will keep seller under pressure.
Quality of British Business versus Service to British Customers
I confess that I am sometimes that angry customer. Like right now when I have spent a fortune on a well known brand of mobile phone which arrived beautifully sealed with all its ancillary bits sealed in its box all carefully packed within the courier's parcel..... just several days late. When opened the box had a Plug for the charger. Not a UK plug, but a useless Continental one.
I contacted the well-known seller concerned by phone and was promised an urgent delivery of the correct UK plug.
Last night I had a phone call informing me that their Agent wanted me to phone the Manufacturer to sort out my problem. NOT the Agent, but the Manufacturer MY PROBLEM. Have they ever heard of the Consumer Rights Act?
Angry??? Incandescent more like. Are there any UK businesses still capable of doing that business without being led by the hand or dragged by the hair?
Re: What I want to know is
Too true. I moved far away from them some years ago when the signs first started to show.
Anybody in the world who is not involved with Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs, surely. Just as some people don't know that BBC is a broadcasting company and think it might be rude.
Seems simple enough?
Nominet is the relevant authority for ,uk registrations.
Nominet permitted ov4er 50,000 improper registrations.
Why keep Nominet?
Re: intelligible ATC
Just like apostrophes?
Good On You
Well done, the SHOW ME State
Does that mean the screwed up "about:blank" button will start working again?
Handelsbanken is great but the fees made me leave .
He knew how to sort out the BBC and about quality -- unlike the current lot.
For now I'm happy to be over 75 and tell BBC and Capita where to stick their license fee demands.
Money grabbing is now their National Sport.
"Notification in such cases is not mandatory under current UK data protection laws.
A spokeswoman at the ICO was not able to provide any guidance on the extent to which UK consumers were affected by the breach when we called."
Am I the only person who finds it strange for someone in San Fransisco to be writing detailed and potentially useful notes about the London Tube?
Re: Main use of cryptocurrencies...
Did they happen to mention the new Burger King WhopperCoin?
Last I heard it was supposedly to be tested on the Northern M6 in 2016.
Where's it been?
Don't like them. Don't use them. Don't use .uk registrations.
Re: Out of India?
From personal experience the Philppines staff were unusual for Virgin Media in that they alone knew what they were doing and actually did it.
20,000 updates a day.
Bought two copies of an Ordnance Survey map last year, one standard version, the other waterproof.
According to notes in the Customer Information Section printed in both maps it had not been revised for 10 years, but was copyright dated the previous year.
Not a happy bunny. Not rushing to buy again.
Easy enough Solution
Get a Granny or Grandad of 75 or over. Sit back. Watch BBC (if you really like crap) and laugh at the stupid law.
says it all
"A letter from executive sales director Neil Bartholomew, seen by The Register, said: "Customers trust Virgin Media "
Common abbreviation for I Care Zero.
Examples to the contrary, anyone?
Not breach of OFCOM rules?
If Three did not breach OFCOM rules then what right in law does OFCOM have to impose a penalty?
Decelerate | Define Decelerate at Dictionary.com
Forget US English please.
Re: small city
Seen the signs at the entries to Milton Keynes? Been there since it was a new town.
The pint that thinks its a quart. The New Town that insists it is a City.
Probably no more than a hangover from the British Rail philosophy of charging what the traffic will bear.
One question to decide whether it i has any merit at all. Will end users have the ability, at last, to contact OpenReach to get answers?
Who's in charge?
Because they consider themselves to be "Authorities", rather than Councils to be voted in (and out) by citizens, Councils seem to believe they can do whatever they wish.
Note that the article switches cheerfully between those same descriptions.
Do we vote for Authorities? Since when?
Re: Stupid dick.
Purely for the record, this article concerns Jonathan Neil Mendelsohn, Lord Mendelsohn and not some of the other Lords people are thinking of.
Snide Comment from Spokesman
For those words alone the fine should at the very least be doubled.
Re: Trust us
SPED UP? Really?
re Auto report
So long as our phone companies make money from delivering nuisance calls what incentive is there for them to take action against them? Surely a decent Regulator would have the ability to stop that?
Page does absolutely nothing.
Very realistic. Very like OFCOM. Text but zero for information.l
Does the Information Commissioner have a phone at home or a mobile in his pocket. If he does why does he sit waiting for reports? Then take the length of time equal to having a baby before acting. Or is he the only person in the UK who NEVER gets nuisance calls? While the rest of us are TPS registered AND use call-blockers and still get the calls.
I'm looking for a gentle undemanding night-watchman type of job. So when does he retire?