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[URGENT] Phone line cancelled without consent

chroniclysteph
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Registered: ‎31-03-2022

[URGENT] Phone line cancelled without consent

I've noticed today that my bill is £189 as opposed to my usual £25.99. I checked my bill and it turns out it's an early termination fee. However I didn't request a cancellation & I didn't receive any warning about it.

On the 21st of February I received an email about a contract cancellation request (not done by myself), I called to explain that I didn't want to cancel & I was assured that this issue had been resolved as I called well in advance of the cancellation date (7th of March). I even received a message in my account after the call to confirm that I didn't need to take any further action. Now I see that my line rental has been terminated & my bill has an early cancellation fee when I didn't request the cancellation. So it looks as if a third party is trying to take over my line again without my knowledge.

If someone could help me resolve this issue, I'd really appreciate it as I'd like my phone line to stay with Plusnet & it's uncomfortable to know that someone is trying to (& by the look of it, successfully) take over my phone line.

Thanks in advance,
Steph

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Townman
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Re: [URGENT] Phone line cancelled without consent

Hello @chroniclysteph 

As you suggest this is URGENT - personally I would not leave this to wait for someone to pick this up.  You need urgent immediate assistance ... if it is not already too late.  Line slamming (the taking over of a line without consent) is a real problem in the industry and the warning which you received and acted upon should have stopped the process.  However that does not always work.  I have experienced a mistaken attempt to take over a line and had one of the best support staff block it ... and still BT Openreach's systems failed to cancel the take-over.

You need to ring COTS immediately "I thinking of leaving" and tell them you DO NOT want to leave.  COTS answer promptly.

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Re: [URGENT] Phone line cancelled without consent

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Gandalf
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Re: [URGENT] Phone line cancelled without consent

Hi @chroniclysteph

I'm really sorry to see what's happened. I've looked into this for you and I can see you've since phoned us, but I've created a support ticket with some more detail you can view and respond to by going Here

From 31st October 2022, I no longer have a regular presence here as I’ve moved on to a new role.
Anoush Mortazavi
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