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    My other half has been on a contract now for roughly 3 months with vodafone. He isn't happy with it at all. Has anybody else cancelled there contract early?????? If so what was the reason you had given

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    Depends what his gripe with Vodaphone is I guess.

    if you have no legitimate reason to get out of it, i.e they have changed the terms of the contract you are pretty much up the creek.

    Its called a contract for a reason, and of course you can get out of it.... but you will need to pay the outstanding balance.
    Edited by: "Jetpac" 18th Feb 2011

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    If they are in breach of contract then you will be able to get out of it, if not then its very unlikely.

    Original Poster

    yeah I was thinking that at first. A also think some networks would like you to pay the rest of the contracted 24 months.

    Some of the dealers will buy you out, but you have to be in the last 3 months. None of them will pay off 21 months ! They'd make a huge loss.

    What problems do you have with the network ?

    What is it about it he isnt happy with ?.

    I spent 8 months out of an 18 month contract with Vodafone with no signal in my house, and no amount of complaining made any difference to them. And I use the phone for business!

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    kyleg44

    if he wishes to cancel it and vodafone has asked for the remaining xxx … if he wishes to cancel it and vodafone has asked for the remaining xxx months to be paid, change your bank details or remove them from the vodafone website, they would then not be able to take money out what you owe, and just go on a different contract with a different company. they will send letters out but they can easily be ignored



    this ^ X)

    kyleg44

    if he wishes to cancel it and vodafone has asked for the remaining xxx … if he wishes to cancel it and vodafone has asked for the remaining xxx months to be paid, change your bank details or remove them from the vodafone website, they would then not be able to take money out what you owe, and just go on a different contract with a different company. they will send letters out but they can easily be ignored



    They will then file the debt to a collection agency, who will track down the debtor, who will then have a much larger debt to pay, a CCJ against their name, and a ruined credit file making getting any contract, mortgage, bank account or loan in the future much harder (and more expensive). Great advice.
    Edited by: "jah128" 18th Feb 2011

    kyleg44

    missis had a blackberry , 24 month contract. was on it 7 month, paying … missis had a blackberry , 24 month contract. was on it 7 month, paying monthly via debit card. blackberrys trackpad stopped working out of blue. wasnt paying insurance either. rang tmobile up and reported the problem. they said send it and we will fix it for £100+ or pay the remaining months which was over £250 plus £25 cancellation fee , went on website took bank details off and they havent charged her since. shes now happily on virgin as they sent her a free blackberry out the next day for a lot less than what she was paying, had no problems what so ever except the odd letter once a month. worked for her



    You can't be serious? You think that TMobile will just give up on the debt? Doesn't work like that. You should seriously check out her credit records as they will be being destroyed, which is going to cost you dearly in the long run if you ever want to take out any other financial services - and the debt will catch up with you, it will be sold on to a debt-recovery agency, where it will escalate, go to court and ultimately the bailiffs if you're not careful...

    And £100 for repairing something that is by law under warranty - unless it was water damaged, you should have just fought your position there and then and demanded they repair...

    Edited by: "jah128" 18th Feb 2011

    Thats okay. I suppose there is a chance you might 'get lucky' and they might forget about the debt or not see it as worth chasing up, but there are plenty of companies out there who will sell £5 debts to debt-collection agencies so it seems odd that a debt of several hundred would just be written off; and any defaults on a payment will usually make a mark on the credit records.

    I'd strongly recommend you read and follow the advice on MSE with regards credit records to see if there is anything you need to correct moving forwards... (its possible to check for free, or possibly even make money by checking using cashback sites, but you have to make sure you cancel the service...)

    Just sell the phone and pay off the contract ,
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