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Maccauk
Old 17-02-2008, 12:34 PM
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hi,

am currently got 9 mnths left on an 18mnth contract with vodafone and want to move away from them as there signal were i am has got worse and there price plans are no longer competive with orange (my opinion).

question is does any one know if phones 4u would buy me out of the contract have tried search there website and net unable to find anythingon this.

Thanks in advance for your help
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Old 17-02-2008, 3:41 PM
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9 months into a contract, I would doubt anyone will buy you out. Just not worth it for them.
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Old 17-02-2008, 4:09 PM
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Thanks highguyuk for your response.

am not 9 months into contract i've got 9 months left
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Old 17-02-2008, 4:18 PM
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Thanks highguyuk for your response.

am not 9 months into contract i've got 9 months left
if it's an 18month contract and you have 9months left, you are therefore 9months into the contract.:confused:

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Old 17-02-2008, 4:21 PM
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ring them up and see what they say? What line rental are you paying at the moment? They might just make you pay the remaining line rental fopr the 9 months upfront then you cacn leave. i.e. if your line rental is 25 if you pay 9 that? I guess the only way to find out is to ringthem
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Old 06-08-2009, 6:54 PM
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Hi i have a 18m contract with orange, i have approx 5 months left would i be able to have to remaining contract brought out?
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Old 06-08-2009, 7:04 PM
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Doubt it, they usually only do buyouts of three/four months or less. And I don't know if they're offering them at the moment.
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Old 07-08-2009, 11:44 PM
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ok thank you for the reply, I rang phones4u today and spoke to a sale adviser and she advised me that they are still offering the Buy out of contract, and that she asked me if i could pop in for a chat in the mornng 8/8/09 for 15 mins to see what they coul sort out for me...... Ill post tomorroe to let u know how i get on. But to be fair if i have to pay towards buying out the remining time on my contract myself i think i will as i need to get away from ORANGE as there signel is PANTS .
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ok thank you for the reply, I rang phones4u today and spoke to a sale adviser and she advised me that they are still offering the Buy out of contract, and that she asked me if i could pop in for a chat in the mornng 8/8/09 for 15 mins to see what they coul sort out for me...... Ill post tomorroe to let u know how i get on. But to be fair if i have to pay towards buying out the remining time on my contract myself i think i will as i need to get away from ORANGE as there signel is PANTS .
They will probably see what price plan you are currently on and see if it is possible for you to drop down a tarriff level (depends on your network provider), which will subsequently make cancelling the contract cheaper. They may suggest you give/trade in your old handset to help bridge the cost.
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Old 08-08-2009, 10:11 AM
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I just rang orange and they have told me i would have have to pay 201 to buy out the remaning months on contract. im off to town in a bit and ill see what they say
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Old 08-08-2009, 10:33 AM
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Dehidie - might be an idea to read the orange price changes thread as you may not need a buy out.
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Old 08-08-2009, 2:31 PM
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Just got back and im really happy with what i found out and i hope others can use this advise aswell, Yesterday i recived a text from orange saying this
Hi from orange. from 14th september we will be changing the cost of some calls that are not included in your service plan see Website
What this means is this i got to cancel my contract with orange today for free, Let me explain how, because i use over my free mins i get with my service plan and that orange have changed there service agrement they have breached there terms and conditions which allows you to cancel your contract from the day u call them like i did today...... The lady i spoke to today explained this also offcom are also dealing with this, But here is the bad news, If you dont go over your free mins there is nothing that u can do to cancel your contract as these changes will not affect you. I really hope this helps some people im not sure if there is a cut of date you can do this,

Im now on a 18month contract with Vodafone and i got a nokia 5800 a headset and they even brought my old phone off me for 50 (Happy Days)
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Old 09-08-2009, 9:33 AM
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Why dont people then go over the limit for 1 month and then ask to cancel?
I am NOT a mortgage & insurance adviser - or anything to do with finance, that was put on by the new system I dont know why?!
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Old 09-08-2009, 1:45 PM
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Trevorcoleman- It doesnt matter whether you go over the minutes or not at present.
Orange are just trying to use that card just now as probably most people dont go over their minutes etc...

The reply is simple- what if you do go over the minutes at some point in the future.

I Know countless people who have cancelled their contracts by using that line.
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Old 09-08-2009, 6:11 PM
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I dont know all the answers but i cancelled my contract yesterday with orange and it was so easy. There is a web address that was with the text i recived but because im a new user on this website i cant post it.
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Old 28-02-2012, 3:44 PM
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Just curious. If you was to go ahead with p4u buying out your contract, are you to take another out through them or are you able to go where-ever?
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Just curious. If you was to go ahead with p4u buying out your contract, are you to take another out through them or are you able to go where-ever?
They buy you out - on the basis you take a new contract, which they make enough commission on to cover what they pay you and then some...
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Just curious. If you was to go ahead with p4u buying out your contract, are you to take another out through them or are you able to go where-ever?
you think P4U do it for charity?
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Old 29-02-2012, 8:28 AM
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when you say ... go over your minutes .... how does this get you out of your contract ?? .. is it like mis-selling or something ?

i have about a year left on an O2 contract that i would like to be out of ... would the same apply or is this just Orange ???
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when you say ... go over your minutes .... how does this get you out of your contract ?? .. is it like or something ?

i have about a year left on an O2 contract that i would like to be out of ... would the same apply or is this just Orange ???
who exactly are you replying to?
which part of the deal you took do you think is mis-selling ?
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