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Talking is free - asking can cut costs
Fri 7-May-10
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It does happen frequently, Danuta, my Dad died over 30 years ago - he was a lot older than my Mum, and Mum was only in her fifties then. We persuaded her to go out dancing, which she loved, and there she met my stepfather. They married a year later and were very happy. Unfortunately he was to suffer a brain tumour, and was ill a very long time before he died.

Imagine when Mum started getting paperwork after this, addressed to him - about his wife's death!!!!!!!!!!

Many phone calls later before it was sorted.

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Women are like tea bags. . .
you never know how strong they are
until they're in hot water.
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Fri 7-May-10
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Family Member: 'Well, what the **** do you do with dead people on your planet?'

I did smile at that but I know that even producing a death certificate doesn't always have the expected result.  It's sad, but true and the people left behind are not in a fit state to cope sometimes.

I'll try that again!

Fri 7-May-10
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Blimey Danny. There's a quare jump from £30 to £61. That's got to be worth a phone call to them to check. I've set my tariff up to roll over year on year unless I contact them. But I'll keep an eye on things next year!

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Thanks for reminding me, Shereen. I cannot seem to find my recent invoice from them but I can check my account online. I must do something tomorrow before I forget all about it (until next month's bill arrives) Angry

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Fri 10-Jun-11
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Everyone notices how news commentators are always saying how huge the increases are in electric charges???
All lies! They are baseing it on the lowest prices that were available and who was on them? Firstly there are lot of people on standard rates and they paid way over the lowest rate. The rest are on 1 year tarrifs. Therefore it is reasonable to assume that only 1 in 12 on 12 month tarrifs got the bottom of the market. So say 5%? hardly a fair comparison.
Now to have been on the bottom tarrif you should have changed companies to constantly get the best tarrif but this involves costs, Scottish Power £30 to leave my electricity tarrif early. For the high user this maybe worth it.
The second way of being on the best tarrif is¦¦luck.
The 3rd way which worked for me is to change tarrif to the lowest availble from your comapany. Every time a new better tarrif becomes available I simply rang up and asked to change and said I don't want to pay the £30 unbeleivably they did it everytime (3 times)so I got the bottom of the market for my comapany and as it happens the market. I say unbeleivable as I am a frugal user so I was not going to move as £30 was to expensive.
MY tarrif is E7 6p Day 3p night £9.58 equivalent standing charge and no matter how much you use a reward at the end of contract of £63. Without the £63 I am paying £20 a month.

SO REMEMBER YOU CAN ALWAYS RING AND ASK FOR THERE NEW LOWER TARRIF. My contract ends in July¦.pity as it will almost double my bill 10p day 3p night¦¦oh well it was good while lasted JB

PS told Orange I was moving they said they could do me a great deal of £7.50 for 300 minutes a month but no free text¦..No I am going to Vodaphone much better reception so good bye¦.Okay free unlimited text and 300 minutes a month¦..and a free lamb? Okay I will take it!!!

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