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Auldjoan1
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Cancelling sim only accounts.

My mother has a plusnet sim only account at £6 a month and upgraded to one at £6.50 a month that had four times the data. We tried to cancel old account phone but I didn’t get past Data protection rule as I spoke on behalf of my 82 year old mother the security code even though I am next of kin, My mother phoned again and this time around mid November she managed to cancel the £6 account. However this week we got a new bill saying we owed £6 and it was due to go out on 16 th January. My mother will cancel direct debit before then as we own nothing. We tried to cancel account a third time but again nobody will listen as my mum got confused and I accidentally gave the password. Again the call was unsuccessful quoting data protection act. If we had known how difficult it was at the beginning we would never have signed up. Now my mother is angry and thinking of cancelling Plusnet altogether and if awkward will take the matter further if necessary. Please could you solve ASAP.

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Re: Cancelling sim only accounts.

Sorry to hear about yours and your mothers experience.

If you can PM me her account number or mobile number she had with us I'll be happy to look into this for you.

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Auldjoan1
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Re: Cancelling sim only accounts.

[Removed] Is my mother’s old number on £6 a month.

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Re: Cancelling sim only accounts.

Thanks for that, ideally I'd need to speak with your mother regarding this. 

Is there a good time for a call? Feel free to PM me the best contact number and time.

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IngeJones
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Re: Cancelling sim only accounts.

For future reference, if I should become less able to understand complex phone contracts as I get older, is there a way to nominate another person who it's ok to deal with on our behalf?  

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Re: Cancelling sim only accounts.

Not sure with the mobile side of things but with Plusnet Broadband you can nominate someone but that person is restricted in what they can do on your behalf e.g. they can't change contract details and so forth but can report faults. I am sure a member of staff will confirm this.

 

If you are worried about what will happen if you lose capacity, whether temporary or permanent, have you considered setting up a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)?

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IngeJones
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Re: Cancelling sim only accounts.

There is usually a period of a few years when one's getting too mentally tired for technical things or complex negotiations with suppliers, but before you have lost the capacity for decisions and don't want to hand over all responsibility, when it's nice to have someone help sort something out.  Or even for example when one of a couple is tied up on long hours at work and ask their spouse to deal with some negotiation.  Not just plusnet but all sorts of transactions, when it would be nice if there was an accepted way to nominate a deputy.

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Re: Cancelling sim only accounts.

Hello @IngeJones

 

In terms of discussing your Plusnet Mobile contract or any changes to your contract, only the account holder or a Lasting Power of Attorney has the authorisation to discuss this matter.

 

You can on the phone request the advisor to speak to a representative to relay the information to you. However, you will need to be present on the phone to agree to these changes.

 

I hope this information helps.

 

Many thanks.

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