I was working for a telesales company until the end of November, when I got a text the day before payday saying there was no money and we would not be getting paid. Had been there 3mnths, they owed me about £1100. Went in to see them, was given £100 direct transfer (which they reported to HMRC) and was told I could keep the Huawei tablet if been given to use on some door to door work we'd done at the end of my time there.
The job seems to have been set up to fail from the beginning - no contracts ever arrived, the company I worked for wasn't the one who hired me (company now folded). I'm pursuing them through ACAS for non payment of minimum statutory wage, which seems to be all I can do.
My question is this. The tablet I was told I could keep (and which I have a real use for) keeps getting messages from EE asking for the bill to be paid. I don't need the SIM card. I can't afford another tablet and really need to keep this one. I have a mobile but probably not for much longer so this tablet will become even more crucial, especially for applying for jobs, checking email etc.
So - who does this tablet belong to? Can EE close it down remotely if I just remove the SIM? I have no compunction about keeping it - i took it in good faith when it was offered to me but I'm now beginning to think I've been shafted yet again.
I'm sure there's are people here who will think i ought to be a paragon of virtue and hand it back. They should try living in the real world - no work, no money.
Any advice welcome.