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    • Growingold
    • By Growingold 19th Oct 19, 6:56 PM
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    TalkTalk going to charge for Email Access
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    TalkTalk going to charge for Email Access 19th Oct 19 at 6:56 PM
    Have received an email from TalkTalk that as I don't have a broadband contract with them I either have to sign up with them, or pay a monthly fee of 5 or annual 50 for continued use of my email address. I was a customer with them for internet access years ago hence why I have email addresses with them. Else in 2 weeks I will have limited access and then in a couple of months they will begin to delete email accounts. Has any one else had this email? And how can they do this?
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    • _shel
    • By _shel 19th Oct 19, 7:01 PM
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    • 19th Oct 19, 7:01 PM
    Have received an email from TalkTalk that as I don't have a broadband contract with them I either have to sign up with them, or pay a monthly fee of 5 or annual 50 for continued use of my email address. I was a customer with them for internet access years ago hence why I have email addresses with them. Else in 2 weeks I will have limited access and then in a couple of months they will begin to delete email accounts. Has any one else had this email? And how can they do this?
    Originally posted by Growingold
    You've been getting a free service that is usually charged for. 50 isn't much if you really want that email or move over to a free service such as hotmail or yahoo.
    • littleboo
    • By littleboo 19th Oct 19, 7:33 PM
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    • 19th Oct 19, 7:33 PM
    They can do it because they quite reasonably no longer wish to offer free services to ex-customers.
    • Neil Jones
    • By Neil Jones 19th Oct 19, 7:47 PM
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    • 19th Oct 19, 7:47 PM
    Have received an email from TalkTalk that as I don't have a broadband contract with them I either have to sign up with them, or pay a monthly fee of 5 or annual 50 for continued use of my email address. I was a customer with them for internet access years ago hence why I have email addresses with them. Else in 2 weeks I will have limited access and then in a couple of months they will begin to delete email accounts. Has any one else had this email?
    Originally posted by Growingold
    See elsewhere on the forum.

    And how can they do this?
    Quite easily.
    BT operate in the same way.

    Moral of the story: Don't use ISP email. This is why.
    If you don't like it, Yahoo, Gmail, Outlook.com to name but three will do you email for free (and some adverts).
    • onomatopoeia99
    • By onomatopoeia99 19th Oct 19, 11:49 PM
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    • 19th Oct 19, 11:49 PM
    And how can they do this?
    Originally posted by Growingold
    Do you think they should continue to provide you with a service for free indefinitely because you were once a customer?
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