TelecomPlus Exposed

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Energy
111 replies 8.4K views
alaredalared Forumite
4K Posts
edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Energy
Home Based Business Opportunity UK
Would you like to earn money from home simply by recommending other people save money?

Earn up to £25 per referral
plus

up to 5.8% of each referral's monthly bills for life.
Key Features

Genuine savings for your customers
Long term monthly passive income
Generous bonuses paid monthly (up to £37,000)
No stock to buy
No cash to handle
No bosses or employees
Work part time or full time
Excellent national and local training (free)
Successful management team
Earn share options
Unlimited growth and income potential
An ethical, profitable British PLC
Free BMW
Free holidays for the top performers
Free Porsche Boxster for a month when you get 200 referrals
Go to this link for the truth:

http://www.homebusiness-opportunity.co.uk/
«13456712

Replies

  • After reading some of the posts from T+ reps in other threads I have suggested that their operation appeared to be more akin to a 'pyramid' selling operation than a utility supplier (this has been hotly disputed by their people), but this is taken from the site (amongst a list of the various benefits available if you become one of their people and go for the £199.75 starter kit):
    The ability to build a team of other agents - and the chance to earn an income from their customers (down an infinite level).

    Another benefit - note the training is optional!!
    Free entry to your local national training course (you don't have to go if you don't want to)

    Also, it appears you get a total of 18 dfferent items in your pack, including different application forms for both customers and prospective T+ reps to join your 'pyramid' - but no mention of getting a copy of the weird Ts + Cs!!
  • alared - the truth is...?

    smartass - You're not such a smartass when you can't tell the difference between a totally ethical, legitimate, legal, genuine business opportunity and one that isn't.

    I would suggest you go back to school.

    I would also suggest that you grow up.

    I thought only children played silly childish games?
    No reliance should be placed on the above.
  • MSE_MartinMSE_Martin MoneySaving Expert
    8.3K Posts
    ✭✭✭✭
    Many regulars to the site will know - I've not been the greatest fan of TP.  However i think to an extent the criticism above is unfounded.  So let me try and clear it up

    TP is network marketing not a pyramid scheme.  TP distributors do get a cut when they sell a utility.  Effectively they are sales people, there's noubt wrong with this.  Afterall in some circumstances TP is the cheapest Gas & Electricity provider.  

    Therefore providing they are honest and upfront i have no problem with them or them posting on the site.  I suggest people who want to check out TP G&E supply use https://www.energylinx.co.uk.  If it turns out to be cheapest, great - and then if you want to go to a TP distributor, as it doesn't cost you anymore - you may as well give them the commission.

    However this isn't to say all TP distributors play fair.

    i. There is a common claim "ALWAYS the cheapest G&E" this simply isn't true - when the utility warehouse charge is taken into account
    ii. Often distributors come on when they're new posters spouting about TP and don't declare their interest breaking site rules
    iii. The fervour of TP distributors often clouds their impartiality when discussing products - which isn't what this site is about.

    That said, lets not castigate them all.  There are a growing number of very respectable TP distributors on the site, and providing where relevant they declare their interest, and give good honest factual guidance i've got no problem - and no problem (via the referrers board) them earning commission if people want to sign up by them.

    So I'd ask we keep the venom level down on this - TP is a legitimate company.  Yet like all companies it tries to screw customers for profit (see motto of this site on front page)  this is how the system works, TP is no worse no better than others.  Judge it on it's products and decide if it works.  TP is not a pyramid scam i think that must be made clear.

    Martin
    Martin Lewis, Money Saving Expert.
    Please note, answers don't constitute financial advice, it is based on generalised journalistic research. Always ensure any decision is made with regards to your own individual circumstance.
    Don't miss out on urgent MoneySaving, get my weekly e-mail at www.moneysavingexpert.com/tips.
    Debt-Free Wannabee Official Nerd Club: (Honorary) Members number 000
  • hansihansi Forumite
    3K Posts
    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts
    ✭✭✭✭
    Could someone tell me how one pays for Gas and Electrity with TP? 'always paid by monthly direct debit, but it seems with TP that they charge you for the units used each month. Does that mean you have to supply meter readings every month
  • I think they send you a monthly bill to justify their extra monthly fee for joining their club.

    You still pay by DD

    You don't need to tell them your readings - they will estimate them, and the account would get corrected after a proper read - or at any time you wanted to do your own reading.

    Telecom+ will always bill you in advance for any energy standing charges!
  • I think they send you a monthly bill to justify their extra monthly fee for joining their club.

    You still pay by DD

    You don't need to tell them your readings - they will estimate them, and the account would get corrected after a proper read - or at any time you wanted to do your own reading.

    Telecom+ will always bill you in advance for any energy standing charges!

    Don't think the £1.76 per month requires much justification. The lowest UK energy rates are available through TP.

    Correct about the meter readings. Customers can supply meter readings monthly by email or telephone if they wish, do nothing (meters are read far more frequently than I have ever encountered before anywhere) or have a 'budget account' where an average usage figure is taken monthly, determined from past consumption.

    As for the advance standing order payment: Every energy supplier is taking a risk with any customer, given that they provide the customer with a service and if the customer defaults with their payment, the provider, in this case TP, will lose out big time. Supplying and billing a customer is not a cost-free exercise.

    I don't think this is too much for them to ask in order to provide such a low cost service.

    Don't we all pay up-front payments in almost every other area too? Insurance being a classic example.

    At the end of the day, the choice is down to the individual.

    ;) Mark E
    TP Distributor & customer
    No reliance should be placed on the above.
  • Mark E TP Distributor wrote:
    Don't think the £1.76 per month requires much justification.

    This is an extra monthly fee on top of any standing charges payable for energy - all other suppliers manage to incorporate their standing charges into one figure. How come T+ can't?

    A cynic might say that T+ charges this extra fee purely to confuse customers, and to help their sometimes false claim to be the cheapest supplier.

    Mark E then repeated:
    The lowest UK energy rates are available through TP.

    This claim has been shown time and again to be false.

    I have a copy of the letter that Malcolm Walpert (Director of Customer Services at T+) sends off to enquirers for whom the claim turns out to be false.

    This is a direct quote:
    Thank you for your interest in switching your energy to the Utility Warehouse. We have compared our prices with the amount you are paying your current supplier(s), and I regret that at present we are unable to provide you with any additional savings.


    Regarding the up-front payments, Mark E from T+ wrote:
    Don't we all pay up-front payments in almost every other area too

    OK tell us which other gas or electricity supplier does?

    In any case, in another thread, Mark E TP Distributor wrote a strong message in an answer to a post regarding an energy company not sending its bill to a customer who was continuing to pay his monthly DD.

    This is what Mark E TP Distributor had to say on the subject then:
    If you or anybody else reading this post is paying an up-front payment to ANY energy supplier and you are in credit, especially if it's a large credit, DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!

    The thread is here: http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi?board=Utility;action=display;num=1067429890

    People reading this thread will be able to make up their own minds over this strange contradiction!
  • COSCOS Forumite
    549 Posts
    Part of the Furniture Photogenic Combo Breaker
    ✭✭
    This reads like the Hutton report.

    Will heads roll.

    Is MarkE for the chop.

    Will Andrea get those wet knickers off in time.

    Will Glad discover the difference between British Phonographic and British Pornographic.

    Will Martin be released from Hey Bigspender.


    Will Galstonion dig himself out of the snow drift.

    Will this cost Cos costly cos he's cosy costing whilst coasting .

    Who knows.
    Rememember. Everyone seems normal until you get to know them.
    Never pass up an opportunity to go to the bathroom.
    If you woke up breathing, congratulations! You get another chance. And finally, be really nice to your family and friends; you never know
    when, You might need them to empty your bedpan.
  • Showing my age probably but your description reminds me of "Soap"
  • Quite simply it doesn't matter what I say, smartass is purely dedicated to jumping on me and any other TP Distributor that he can lynch along the way.

    Now SMARTASS:

    WHAT EXACTLY IS YOUR OBJECTIVE HERE? ???

    (yes, I am shouting).

    You certainly have one and an attitude at that.

    Are you a disgruntled TP Distributor or past customer?

    If not, what EXACTLY are you trying to achieve?

    Feel sorry for anybody that works for you.

    ;) Mark E

    PS: It's Malcolm Wolpert by the way.
    No reliance should be placed on the above.
This discussion has been closed.
Latest MSE News and Guides

Energy price cap could be extended beyond 2023

New plans have just been announced by the Government

MSE News

Cheap contents insurance for tenants

DON'T assume your landlord covers you

MSE Guides

Summer sizzlers round-up

Incl £2ish sun cream & £1.50 disposable BBQs

MSE Deals