I decided to use these guys based on the positive reviews on here. However, the initial instructions I received for Blackberry, along with the code didn't include my make/model.
I emailed them and they responded next day with a further set of instructions which again were useless.
So....I still have a locked Blackberry, and I'm now 4-5 quid down as well. Based on my experience I'd recommend that people avoid this method of unlocking, and find a dodgy market stall/booth that does it why you wait for about a tenner, which is what I shall now have to do myself.
I've just upgraded my contract with T mobile via a third party provider (Phones4U), and this was only due to this being the only way I could 100% guarantee that I could keep my number.
Unfortunately this means I still have to deal with the very poor signal coverage in my flat, and at work.
My advice would be to anyone that's considering entering into a new contract with this company to not bother, and to shop around for better alternatives.
The fact that T mobile have just been voted the worst mobile phone company for the second consecutive year running (Google this for details) based on consumers experiences also indicates significant cause for concern. So, in this case listen to the majority and don't do it!!
Having recently taken out an upgrade with my mobile phone provider and received a new, high end handset, I was looking for new insurance cover due to my old policy not covering more than one phone.
These guys do cover multiple handsets (or gadgets), and the policy was quick and easy to set up over the phone.
However, having taken it out it became apparent that there is an initial 14 day period of the policy that does not actually cover you at all. In other words, with a new handset like mine you either don't use the handset at all for two weeks, or risk having to potentially fund a replacement yourself if anything happens to it despite having taken out a cover policy.
Personally I can't afford to risk that, and due to there being a range of policies that actually cover you from the day/minute it's taken out (I know I found one), I cancelled it immediately.
Having taken out the policy on a Saturday and wanting to cancel it straight away I was also told that I had to wait until Monday due to the 'cancellations dept not being open at weekends', which was another annoying factor.
These are undoubtedly the cheapest option available for business cards that a Google search generates.
The site is very easy to navigate, and pick/create your design although there are a raft of additional charges that resulted in my order being twice the quoted amount by the time I submitted my payment.
I opted for the higher quality card at an extra cost of seven to eight quid, but having received the cards I shudder to think what the standard quality are like because these are shockingly poor quality.
At the end of the day I paid £30 for 250 cards, and it's true that you get what you pay for. The cards effectively look like they're home made, which isn't great.
For now they will have to do the job, but as soon as I can afford it I shall be getting some better ones ordered, and certainly paying more for a better quality product, but it certainly won't be with Vistaprint.
They're cheap and cheerful, so if that's your bag then knock yourself out.
I was looking for a reasonably priced insurance policy for a recently purchased two year contracted handset. This is a second contract to use in addition to my main mobile which is due to end in August 2013. As such, I took out this policy on the new one, with an aim to add a second handset when I begin a new contract in August to be arranged.
Setting up the policy was really easy, and the price very competitive. However, the initial 14 day 'no cover' clause made me feel slightly apprehensive, which was reinforced further when I checked out the reviews on here.
The review scores are undoubtedly high, but when I actually read through a number of them these are predominantly reviews regarding setting up the policy, pricing etc, which as I've said was really smooth and efficient.
It's actually when I read peoples feedback regarding their making claims that I felt that this wasn't a policy and/or company that would best suit my needs.
I've never made an insurance claim in my life, but if I ever do have cause to I expect a new handset to replace the lost or damaged one, and not a refurbished one.
I also expect to be covered from the moment I take out the policy which is something I've always had with other policies and as such come to expect.
There's also an issue with the fact that when I tried to cancel the policy I sent two consecutive emails over a period of thee days and received no response, and eventually had to locate a number to call, which reiterates previous reviewers comments about the lack of response to customers claims, queries etc.
This confirmed for me that I was making the right choice in ending the policy before I'm tied in for the year, and potentially setting myself up for a frustrating time should I ever need to make a claim.
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I only joined for the lotto - having recently decided to no longer use the National Lottery due to their imminent 50% price increase for tickets, and looking for an alternative.
I deposited £10 and received £25 in credit on top of this - resulting in £35 in total. So far so good, although I'm not into bingo or any of the other games as all I want is to buy/place my lotto tickets.
Anyhow, I then saw that they give you an additional £20 credit for every friend that you recommend to the site, so I also did this. My friend also joined and deposited some money of her own, but my account wasn't credited. So I spoke to the online help, and they informed me that the 'friends' in question have to spend £40 or more before I get the £20 credit, which wasn't actually explained in the pop ups asking people to recommend friends (surprise surprise), but is explained should you be bothered to click the appropriate links and peruse all of the fine print.
I then received an email informing me that I'd won £20 on the lottery, but then when I logged in and attempted to transfer the money back into my bank account I was informed that I can't actually do this for another two weeks or until all of the credit has been depleted/spent.
In other words, this site are not interested in paying out, they're only interested in getting people to become addicted to their games and keep depositing money to do so, and they have lots of intricate ploys in place to 'hook people in' in the interests of doing so.
So...as the title of this review suggests, my advice would be to read the small print before you deposit money, although if you can just avoid them all together and find another alternative.
Personally I'm joining the Health Lottery, and that's what I'm sticking with from now on.
They had the specific item I was looking for at a decent price.
I placed the order on a Monday morning, received an email telling me it had been dispatched on the Tuesday, and received the item by Wednesday.
All in all an extremely positive experience, and based on this I would certainly use them again, and recommend them to other online shoppers.
Repetitive adverts played over, and over and.......over again due to the player constantly buffering, and stopping.
If you're hoping to stream live just forget it, you have no hope.
Programs are not uploaded/updated very quickly either, where as with the BBC iplayer they're literally available to stream within minutes of being shown on tv.
The upside is that due to the channels programs being so bad anyway, I don't actually use it very much.
Shocking player for a terrible, dying tv channel.
I ordered an item almost a week ago, and opted for the next day delivery option at extra cost, rather than the free delivery, as the site assured me that the item would be dispatched same day with this option, meaning I'd get the item on the Monday (this was a Saturday).
That was five days ago - still no order, so I rang them this morning to speak to someone, who assured me the item was being delivered today.
Guess what, no items arrived......again.
I'm back at work next week, so I shan't be home when, and indeed if the item ever shows up.
I wish I'd read these reviews before I ordered, as there's quite a lot berating their delivery service, which I can confirm is shocking.
I feel well and truly ripped off on a non-existent next day delivery charge, so if anyone does risk using these cowboys - don't bother paying extra for delivery because it makes no difference.
Needless to say I shan't ever be using them again, and certainly wouldn't recommend them to others based on my experience.
I've ordered bike cleaning products from this company - disc brake cleaner, degreaser etc, and on both occasions they've done the job!!
Hassle free online ordering process, and the products/items arrive a few days later, so no complaints - cheers Tredz!
I used this company for the purchase of a Zippo - 1935 replica, and despite their prices being about £6 more expensive than other providers I wanted to make sure I received a genuine Zippo product so went ahead for peace of mind.
The order was smooth, and the delivery very quick so all in all I had a very positive experience with them.
There's a lot of imitation Zippo products about being sold as the real thing, so for me it was worth the extra money it cost using them.
As the title of my review says I've used these guys twice, both times for leather jackets one of which recently and the other a couple of years ago.
The jackets I've had from here are very, very reasonably priced and pretty decent quality so on that score I've been impressed on both occasions.
Regarding transaction/delivery wise, again on both occasions I've had a smooth and efficient experience with my items arriving as described within a few days as per my chosen delivery options.
The first order a couple of years ago involved my exchanging the original item for a smaller size, and that was a relatively smooth process, with no problems.
All in all two positive experiences, which means I would and shall use them again and would certainly recommend them to others.
I regularly use this company for my loose leaf green, white, and oolong teas.
The website is very easy to navigate, the prices are excellent, and they also utilise Paypal as a payment option, which is always a benefit.
The teas arrive within 2-3 days, so I shall continue to use them, and I would certainly recommend them to other online shoppers.
I ordered a 'super king size' bed online with these guys, and when I placed the order it duplicated the order a further two times, resulting in my card being charged three times in total.
I initially rang my credit card company, but rang Home Furnishings afterwards, and they just sorted it out no bother, refunding my card straight the way.
My bed turned up next morning on their free next day delivery service, and the driver was a really nice guy who helped me to get it up to my first floor apartment.
Oh.....and the bed is amazing!!
All in all very happy with the service, and yes, I would most certainly recommend them to other online shoppers.
This is actually my third review I've posted for these guys, but having two cats I use them a lot.
This time I ordered a Cleo Igloo bed, and there's was the cheapest price on the internet by far.
Knowing the product I was looking for, I was actually relieved that Viovet had them in stock, as I know that it's going to be a hassle free experience with them.
Sure enough, my item arrived within two days, and so once again.....thank you Viovet!!
I ordered an item on the Monday morning, which was actually cheaper than anywhere else I found on a Google search.
Received an email response from the online store a couple of hours later in acknowledgment of the order , and the actual item two days later on the Wednesday.
Excellent service, and a very smooth, efficient transaction.
I would certainly recommend this online company based on my experience.
My order came after about 8-9 days, so in all fairness I have to say my experience hasn't been to bad, although they didn't dispatch my item until about 4 days after receipt of order.
I hadn't actually read the shocking reviews on here until I'd made my order, which resulted in my waiting on tenterhooks for my item to arrive.
But as I say it did come, so I am relieved, although I shan't be using them again because of the time it took for them to dispatch my item, and the very bad reviews they have on here.
I do acknowledge that they allow for Paypal payments, which does add some credibility, in terms of feeling assured that if items don't turn up Paypal will deal with the issues on the customers behalf (I had a similar experience a few years ago where Paypal did just that).
All in all, I had a decent experience but going by the reviews using this company is an obvious risk you take.
I've used this company before, generally for non- prescription 'pet care' medications etc, and they're allways a positive experience and outcome.
Competitive prices, and fast delivery,so as far as I'm concerned I shall continue to go back, and recommend them to other consumers.
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