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nosnibor73
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Cancelling before end of contract

I'm due to move house soon and will need to cancel my broadband contract with Plusnet.  The contract is not due to end until November 2023.  I know that Plusnet does not serve the area I am moving to.

The move is due to a military move, so cannot be helped.  Will I still be charged cancellation fees?

Thank you.

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jab1
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Re: Cancelling before end of contract

@nosnibor73 You most likely will be charged ETC's , but in your case it may be an idea to give the Customer Options Team a call on 0800 013 2632 and explain. You say PN don't serve your new location - is it outside the UK?

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nosnibor73
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Thank you, I will do.  No it's East Yorkshire.  the area is served by KCOM, they have the monopoly there which is ridiculous.  The only other provider that serves that area hasn't got lines into where we will be living yet!

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OK. I agree, the KCOM monopoly situation there is a bit of a ridiculous situation.

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Re: Cancelling before end of contract

@nosnibor73 

I don't know how these things work with the military, but would it be possible to obtain a letter from your commanding officer or someone else with the authority to do so, confirming that your relocation is effectively being forced on you for "military" reasons - ie not your choice?

I would hope that Plusnet would not want to be seen to be penalising our armed forces unfairly in this way? It would be very bad publicity.

 

 

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@nosnibor73 

I suggest a read of the T & C's https://www.plus.net/help/legal/terms/ and a call to customer options is the best advice you can

get here.

My view is plusnet supplies can not provide the required service to you so they have broken the contract to you and therefore you are not at fault.

 

 

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Re: Cancelling before end of contract

Looking at this coldly from the Ts & Cs viewpoint.
I think that contracts are linked to an address and are not guaranteed to be moveable to elsewhere so the decision to move, regardless of the reason, breaks the contract.

The decision to take out a fixed term contract when there is a chance that there might be a need to move is the customer’s decision.  The need to move is not the responsibility of Plusnet. Is there any compensation available from the military, it’s them who require the move?


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Dan_the_Van
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Re: Cancelling before end of contract

It all depends on how the OP presents the issue, when I moved I took the contract with me to a rental property and a second move to a new build.

I asked the question if they (plusnet) could not offer me a service at my new address what would happen, they said I could cancel with no penalty as it's their suppliers fault not mine I could not continue the contract with them.

I would call customer options and see what they say as they should know!

 

 

 

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Re: Cancelling before end of contract

Thank you for all of your replies.  

I will be giving the team a call once we know our definite move date.  We weren't expecting to move until much nearer the end of contract date, which is why I took the 18 month contract out and not a 12 month contract.  If we have to pay the penalty then so be it, there's not a lot I can do.  A friend has informed me that PN are part of the Armed Forces Covenant, so hopefully that will help.

 

Thanks again for the replies.

 

 

 

 

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If my memory serves me correctly, this question has been asked in the distant past, and PN waived ETCs.

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@nosnibor73 

We will indeed waive cancellation fees if you have to cancel due to being in the Armed Forces, and we may ask for proof. I'd suggest calling the Customer Options Team on 0800 013 2632 when you're ready. Smiley

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