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Are PlusNet customers being targeted by TT?

glloyd
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Are PlusNet customers being targeted by TT?

Monday I was looking out of the window when I saw a bloke walk past 6 of my neighbours and ring my door bell. Low and behold it was one of those damn TT reps saying he was there to "check my phone bill". I'm not a violent person but I had to use all my will power to stop kicking his back side down the garden. Now the point is he had an address list in his hand and never knocked at my neighbours who I know have Sky or BT Broadband so are they targeting PlusNet customers?
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Steve
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Re: Are PlusNet customers being targeted by TT?

Could It be possible that they are only targeting people who have put their phone number In TT broadband checker at some stage? Maybe they are out to chase& try and persuade the ones who... For a moment...Had thought of moving to them?
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Re: Are PlusNet customers being targeted by TT?

Another possibility, could he have already knocked at all the houses previously whilst you were out, so didn't bother with all the others he'd been sent away from previously?
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Re: Are PlusNet customers being targeted by TT?

We are more likely to be in than any of our neighbours. We are retired and I am almost house bound were as my neighbours are out 99% of the time. I've also told these TT reps to clear off no end of times. What got me annoyed this time was the statement "I've come to check your phone bill"!
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Re: Are PlusNet customers being targeted by TT?

I completed a YouGov survey a couple of days ago and one of the questions was select any companies from the list that you have a generally bad feeling about.
The list included Plusnet and Talk-Talk.
Guess which one and only company I clicked to turn it RED Smiley

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Re: Are PlusNet customers being targeted by TT?

I'm not sure where TT are getting their data from. I can't think of a way that they could be specifically targeting our customers directly though.
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glloyd
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Re: Are PlusNet customers being targeted by TT?

Well it's a bit odd that when the last time they called (a couple of month ago) they were claiming they had taken over PlusNet and I had not mentioned who I was with. And they walked past five other houses to get to me. Of course they could be testing to see how far they can annoy me before I belt one of them. Grin
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I remember you saying that George, they even said that to my face when they decided to collar me in Sheffield city centre last year. Of course I went along with it before I flashed the logo on my name badge Smiley
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Re: Are PlusNet customers being targeted by TT?

Just had a thought - They could be capturing IP addresses if you look at their web site.
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Re: Are PlusNet customers being targeted by TT?

If Its a dynamic IP then even visiting their site wont give them your address will It?
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Re: Are PlusNet customers being targeted by TT?

Quote from: _Adam_Walker_
I'm not sure where TT are getting their data from. I can't think of a way that they could be specifically targeting our customers directly though.

Adam, my wife was targeted by Plus Net in August/September last year and she had her BB account with Ukonline.  How did PlusNet get her email details?  So, I would imagine same method must have been used by TT.
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Re: Are PlusNet customers being targeted by TT?

That's a question for our marketing team, I believe a number of methods are used to obtain data sets for marketing. I'll get back to you about that.
Again as for Talk Talk they may use a number of different methods and possibly totally different ones to us.
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