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    Mandatory end-of-contract UK telecoms notifications begin

    Phone, broadband and TV customers must now be warned when their contract is ending.
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    Re: Mandatory end-of-contract UK telecoms notifications begin

    Been doing this for years with mobiles and broadband (don't have sky/virgin but I believe there is big saving to be had there), it just makes sense.

    As above 9/10 my current supplier has offered me a better deal when I have phoned, when they haven't I have moved.

    I don't class it as saving money when I do it, I class it as wasting money if I don't.

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    Re: Mandatory end-of-contract UK telecoms notifications begin

    When the insurance rules changed 18 months ago to a similar idea, where a renewal arrives in the post or via email , it HAS to show you last yesrs price and the new price so it's easier to choose... both my insurance renewals both had the wrong information on last years price, making the "new" deal seem brilliant when actually it was crap.

    Both got reported, I left both companies and both wrote to me explaining it was "a technical error"

    so the more the watchdogs watch.. the better.

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    Re: Mandatory end-of-contract UK telecoms notifications begin

    I wonder if this means I'll end up paying more? I've switched on the dot. I use Quidco/Topcashback, prepaid gift card and X months half price to knock the price I pay for FTTC down to ~£25 or lower (average) per month.

    Personally I'd rather OFCOM worked on making sure the speed of FTTC was more consistent. My speed keeps getting slower year on year (now about 20Mbps) but because its still above the minimum threshold (18Mbps) no one will do anything (but they'll happily reduce the threshold for the next time I sign up though!) yet according OFCOM/Openreach/Local gov I can get 'up to 37Mbps' so must be fine.
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    Re: Mandatory end-of-contract UK telecoms notifications begin

    Stuff lie this you should always shop around for, at least once every year.

    My phone plan, well what i have had for a few years, they barely begun to offer
    Same go for my internet, i pay half for my 1 gbit in cable now than i paid for 30/30 mbit on fiber 8 years ago.
    And just about half compared to the 60 /10 i got on the same cable when u moved into this apartment.
    Same go for car / home / personal insurance, shop around / be aware or you will be screwed.

    O and don't ever tie yourself to a company in return for a " new and cheap" model of phone

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    Re: Mandatory end-of-contract UK telecoms notifications begin

    after my contract ended my price suddenly jumped, phoned up - now paying less than previous contract...

    god knows how they work

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    Re: Mandatory end-of-contract UK telecoms notifications begin

    Got my notification through from Zen today, wasn't expecting it until I visited Hexus and now I know why.
    Useful to have and it's pointed out I can save £7 a month and still have the same conditions as I already do.

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    Re: Mandatory end-of-contract UK telecoms notifications begin

    Practically ALL providers play on apathy and/or lack of homework when the customer tries to renegotiate a new deal. At least the internet is making this process much more simple by easily empowering the customer with all he/she needs to know during the phone call.

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