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#196852 15-Jun-2016 13:03
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Is it just me or are providers getting quite spammy as of late? I on average get a letter a month from one of the below providers. I'll edit this post as I get them. They're always addressed "to the householder" with no opt-out. The timeframe for these letters are the last 8 months.


Trustpower - 8 letters received (average 1x/mo).
Vodafone - 4 letters received promising 3x faster broadband than I already have on 2x of them (so, 600Mbit? I don't read them to find out).
Slingshot - 2 letters received.
Orcon - 2 letters received.


I opened the latest Orcon letter offering 2mo free, $95/mo on 100/20Mbit linking to this page. 12mo contract with a $250 break fee also excluding landline. With BigPipe you can get the exact same for $79 per month, 2mo free and no contract.


All the offers I've received so far are not at all appealing...



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  #1572359 15-Jun-2016 13:09
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Should just RTS them with "no householder at this address" :p

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  #1575170 16-Jun-2016 17:02

Every 6 months on average I get a door to door salesman from Vodafone come round. Trying to get me to sign to Vodafone fibre. He should be due for another visit soon. I always ask if Vodafone are still using cache servers.

If Vodafone would let him sign up people to fibre who live in cable areas. He would do really well


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  #1580398 26-Jun-2016 01:29
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I have a security camera on the front door and sales people are simply ignored

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  #1580399 26-Jun-2016 01:45
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gareth41: I have a security camera on the front door and sales people are simply ignored




I have some of those do not knock stickers. Funny to watch them see it from the security cam,then turn around.

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  #1580400 26-Jun-2016 06:08
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Should just RTS them with "no householder at this address" :p



I often do just that - especially with mail from real estate agents. If you send it back they may have to pay the return postage. I also write on the envelope "unsolicited mail - please remove me from your mailing list".

Sometimes I just sit and think. Other times I just sit.

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  #1580405 26-Jun-2016 08:23
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RTS does not mean the sender has to pay return postage. That is included in the original price.

Also, if it wasn't posted in the first place, it will probably never get to the "sender", it will ultimately just go in the bin.

Most places even have arrangements that returned advertising mail gets binned regardless.



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