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    • viola13
    • By viola13 7th Feb 18, 6:17 PM
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    CTRL mobile
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    • 7th Feb 18, 6:17 PM
    CTRL mobile 7th Feb 18 at 6:17 PM
    Has anyone heard of CTRL mobile, pronounced 'Control Mobile'?

    the website is ctrlmobile

    They use the Three signal, apparently.

    Their allowances seem very high for the price. I can't find any reviews or comments on the internet about it, but it was advertised on the radio today. Anyone use it?
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    • stragglebod
    • By stragglebod 7th Feb 18, 6:44 PM
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    • 7th Feb 18, 6:44 PM
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    • 7th Feb 18, 6:44 PM
    They're registered office appears to be a flat above a William Hill bookies, and they've never filed any accounts in the 10 months since the company was formed.


    What do you think will happen once you've paid them?
    • viola13
    • By viola13 7th Feb 18, 6:50 PM
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    • 7th Feb 18, 6:50 PM
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    • 7th Feb 18, 6:50 PM
    Ha ha. Errrm yeah, now you put it like that.....

    Lets see if anyone else has had any experience of them.
    • pmduk
    • By pmduk 7th Feb 18, 7:42 PM
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    • 7th Feb 18, 7:42 PM
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    • 7th Feb 18, 7:42 PM
    The URL address was registered by Candy Telecom.
    • SnowTiger
    • By SnowTiger 7th Feb 18, 9:16 PM
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    • 7th Feb 18, 9:16 PM
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    • 7th Feb 18, 9:16 PM
    James' avatar on the support pages is a picture that belongs to a random guy in the Czech Republic called Radek Malecek.

    https://www.facebook.com/kecelam

    https://cz.linkedin.com/in/kecelam/de

    The SIMs are basically PAYG and payment is by credit card, so maximum loss is 25 with the potential to do a chargeback if the SIM doesn't arrive or service stops half way through a month.
    • PHK
    • By PHK 8th Feb 18, 7:38 AM
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    • #6
    • 8th Feb 18, 7:38 AM
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    • 8th Feb 18, 7:38 AM
    This is astonishing:

    4.2 You will also be able to upload and send your own content using the Ctrl Mobile Services. You grant us and our network provider a royalty free, perpetual and worldwide licence to store, transmit or otherwise deal with any content you upload on the Ctrl Mobile Services.
    • pmduk
    • By pmduk 8th Feb 18, 9:28 AM
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    • 8th Feb 18, 9:28 AM
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    • 8th Feb 18, 9:28 AM
    I believe there are other networks with similar clauses. (possibly three IIRC)
    • Atasas
    • By Atasas 9th Feb 18, 9:02 AM
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    • 9th Feb 18, 9:02 AM
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    • 9th Feb 18, 9:02 AM
    Bumping out of interest...
    • Atasas
    • By Atasas 13th Feb 18, 6:12 PM
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    • 13th Feb 18, 6:12 PM
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    • 13th Feb 18, 6:12 PM
    Shamelessly bumping again for any further info TBH

    James' avatar on the support pages is a picture that belongs to a random guy in the Czech Republic called Radek Malecek.

    https://www.facebook.com/kecelam

    https://cz.linkedin.com/in/kecelam/de

    The SIMs are basically PAYG and payment is by credit card, so maximum loss is 25 with the potential to do a chargeback if the SIM doesn't arrive or service stops half way through a month.
    Originally posted by SnowTiger
    https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/10716630

    Not willing to risk 25 (or 10 in my case), but your findings are concerning, to say the least.
    https://www.ctrlmobile.co.uk/products/10-deal-b

    However, IF it works, wouldn't like to miss out on a good deal for data, be it it will last, as long as it will

    https://www.easycounter.com/report/ctrlmobile.co.uk
    (for a start-up) wouldn't be bad, as no complaints against it (IP) are registered yet
    Last edited by Atasas; 13-02-2018 at 6:14 PM.
    • Atasas
    • By Atasas 14th Feb 18, 2:54 PM
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    James' avatar on the support pages is a picture that belongs to a random guy in the Czech Republic called Radek Malecek.

    https://www.facebook.com/kecelam

    https://cz.linkedin.com/in/kecelam/de

    The SIMs are basically PAYG and payment is by credit card, so maximum loss is 25 with the potential to do a chargeback if the SIM doesn't arrive or service stops half way through a month.
    Originally posted by SnowTiger
    "have I sleep- walked" in to prolific trap, by ordering and paying money?
    https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/officers/FuzZAbD0_wQFB3bQeX8PyUZK9j8/appointments
    Alxxx xxKE
    Filter appointments
    Filter appointmentsCurrent appointments
    Total number of appointments 3
    Date of birth
    November 1983
    CANDY MOBILE LIMITED (10728950)
    Company status
    Active
    Correspondence address
    42axxxxxxxxF83 1JQ
    Role ACTIVE
    Director
    Appointed on
    19 April 2017

    Nationality
    British
    Country of residence
    United Kingdom
    Occupation
    Company Director
    CTRL MOBILE LIMITED (10716630)
    Company status
    Active
    Correspondence address
    42axxxxxxxxF83 1JQ
    Role ACTIVE
    Director
    Appointed on
    8 April 2017

    Nationality
    British
    Country of residence
    United Kingdom
    Occupation
    Company Director
    CANDY COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED (10507163)
    Company status
    Active
    Correspondence address
    42axxxxxxxxF83 1JQ
    Role ACTIVE
    Director
    Appointed on
    1 December 2016

    Nationality
    British
    Country of residence
    United Kingdom
    Occupation
    Company Director
    (Candy Telecom, Candy Mobile)
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5582677

    So he's gone and managed to secure couple of major network contracts... is it all possible?
    could it be, that they (VodaFooneys and Three this time round) did not check credentials, before having business contracts in place?

    ...or could it be, that someone is trying some new approach to create new network- model... not very successfully first time round?

    My major concern is- returns to the Companies House not submitted- OVERDUE, whilst other trading name is almost the same date registered and he is of ability to have banking payment processing via website already

    Also, that avatar issue as @SnowTiger points out indicates actual "identity crisis"?

    ah well, 4 more days to wait to find out for sure, if I am alone, THAT much gullible alone
    Last edited by Atasas; 14-02-2018 at 3:45 PM.
    • Colin_Maybe
    • By Colin_Maybe 14th Feb 18, 4:29 PM
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    "have I sleep- walked" in to prolific trap, by ordering and paying money?
    Originally posted by Atasas
    It's possible that you've gambled and lost which is funny because he appears to live above a bookies...


    Perhaps 'funny' isn't the right word.
    • Atasas
    • By Atasas 14th Feb 18, 4:34 PM
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    don't be modest- it is funny! (for now, in case, you'd be wrong)
    have a "like"
    It's possible that you've gambled and lost which is funny because he appears to live above a bookies...


    Perhaps 'funny' isn't the right word.
    Originally posted by Colin_Maybe
    however, if you are right...
    "fool me once..."
    • stragglebod
    • By stragglebod 14th Feb 18, 9:48 PM
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    It's not the end of the world if you buy a sim and it never arrives.

    But PACing your number across? Can't see that ending well.
    • Atasas
    • By Atasas 27th Feb 18, 11:38 PM
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    CROOK!
    apart from making mistake paid with Debit card, now will have quite a bit issues with cards etc, promised as, if he sent SIM's, but he never twice and my request for refund ignored to respond to three times...
    Tried- tested-
    lesson learned... hopefully!
    • pmduk
    • By pmduk 28th Feb 18, 9:52 AM
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    Ask for a chargeback?
    • d123
    • By d123 28th Feb 18, 1:16 PM
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    Ask for a chargeback?
    Originally posted by pmduk
    I've made that suggestion in his other thread about this as well.

    I don't think he's aware of what a chargeback is, but it sounds as if his bank might have already processed one for him.
    ====
    • Atasas
    • By Atasas 28th Feb 18, 2:36 PM
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    I've made that suggestion in his other thread about this as well.

    I don't think he's aware of what a chargeback is, but it sounds as if his bank might have already processed one for him.
    Originally posted by d123
    I don't believe you are aware of what you are saying or being aware of anyone's else awareness.


    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showpost.php?p=73951172&postcount=321
    • d123
    • By d123 28th Feb 18, 3:18 PM
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    I don't believe you are aware of what you are saying or being aware of anyone's else awareness.


    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showpost.php?p=73951172&postcount=321
    Originally posted by Atasas
    I'm not the one in a state of confusion of what they've done or are doing...

    ====
    • pmduk
    • By pmduk 28th Feb 18, 6:59 PM
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    I don't believe you are aware of what you are saying or being aware of anyone's else awareness.


    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showpost.php?p=73951172&postcount=321
    Originally posted by Atasas
    A subscription such as you describe is called a Continuous Payment Authority (CPA) and future payments can be cancelled at any time by calling your bank, and preferably, the supplier concerned. Future charges will NOT be refunded as they haven't left your account!

    A chargeback is your bank reversing a transaction in the events goods or services are faulty or not delivered. Read more here I hope the Forum Team will forgive me on this one occasion for cross-posting this on both of your threads.
    • Atasas
    • By Atasas 1st Mar 18, 2:32 PM
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    update:
    he promised refund within 2-3 days
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