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TeeJay (2309)

TeeJay
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Monday March 06, 2006
06:41 AM

O2 cold calling rant

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O2 who have managed to piss me off in oh so many ways (from changing job requirements between interviews, to refusing to provide me with a contract phone because I didn't have any credit cards and hence no credit rating but owned my own bloody house), continue to annoy me with a cold calling scheme they have outsourced, and claims to be 'customer service' - when it spends 10 minutes asking me about my fucking mobile contract (which I'm tied to for another 6 months) before trying to sell me a competing O2 service - one that I previously had and I know cost me just as much but without any customer service and rubbish motorola phones.

I politely pointed out that given my hourly rate - them wasting 10 minutes of my time, costs more than I'm likely to ever save. God! I hate hate hate being cold called.

Hate!

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  • I know how to feel. I want a button on my phone that when a cold caller rings, I press the "Red" button and the person on the call centre is electrocuted.

    The first company I hate is "Progressive" a job agency that ring me at work about every month to try and sell me contractors - even though I tell them I'm not in a position hire anyeone. My second gripe is my own bank that rings to check up that I'm happy - but first they need me to confirm some confidential details to make sure I'm me - I did check and

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