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liuyanbiao

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  #2071378 10-Aug-2018 14:55
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HI guys

 

 

 

for myself, I dont care I have been paying two ISPs for this month. it is not costing anyone a fortune anyway.

 

 

 

however I believe this 30 days cancellation is not fair and trap for people switching.

 

 

 

 

 

yes, I might be not smart enough to do my research.

 

 

 

yes, I should not bindly follow what the saless from NEW ISP told me to.

 

 

 

 

 

but I believe the world should not like this. 

 

 

 

I just hope my post can help some avoid this trap or even some ISPs can change this stupid 30 days cancellation policy.

 

 


 
 
 

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  #2071380 10-Aug-2018 14:57
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liuyanbiao:
michaelmurfy:

 

Is it fair? Yes as it prevents ISP's from making a loss from Chorus / your LFP.
Is it easy to get around? Yes.

 

 

 

Set up a connection date on the new ISP with 30 days leadtime. Tell your existing ISP you're moving away in 31 days but tell them to not disconnect and you're letting them know only.

 

 

 

Churn goes through 30 days from when you signed up - you only ever paid for 1 ISP during this time. Logic.

 

 

 

I recently did just this moving from BigPipe to 2degrees. Didn't get another bill from BigPipe after this.

 

 

 

It is only unfair to you since you didn't do your research and have now been stung. Case closed, move on.

 



I am going to do exactly what you just did.

But the sales lady in new ISP asked me not to.

So I am set up.....

 

 

 

Did you ring your new ISP 30+ days prior? If not, it's your fault.

 

 


liuyanbiao

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  #2071384 10-Aug-2018 15:07
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starcub:

liuyanbiao:
michaelmurfy:


Is it fair? Yes as it prevents ISP's from making a loss from Chorus / your LFP.
Is it easy to get around? Yes.


 


Set up a connection date on the new ISP with 30 days leadtime. Tell your existing ISP you're moving away in 31 days but tell them to not disconnect and you're letting them know only.


 


Churn goes through 30 days from when you signed up - you only ever paid for 1 ISP during this time. Logic.


 


I recently did just this moving from BigPipe to 2degrees. Didn't get another bill from BigPipe after this.


 


It is only unfair to you since you didn't do your research and have now been stung. Case closed, move on.




I am going to do exactly what you just did.

But the sales lady in new ISP asked me not to.

So I am set up.....


 


Did you ring your new ISP 30+ days prior? If not, it's your fault.


 



Yes, 30 days prior.

So it is my fault to follow what new ISP told me?



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  #2071390 10-Aug-2018 15:24
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liuyanbiao:
starcub:

 

 

 

Did you ring your new ISP 30+ days prior? If not, it's your fault.

 

 

 



Yes, 30 days prior.

So it is my fault to follow what new ISP told me?

 

 

 

oh so you signed up with your new isp 30+ days prior and they told you to notify slingshot for disconnection?

 

So if they didn't tell you that, you'd be notifying slingshot even later and therefore paying more?


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  #2071392 10-Aug-2018 15:27
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starcub:

 

liuyanbiao:
starcub:

 

 

 

Did you ring your new ISP 30+ days prior? If not, it's your fault.

 

 

 



Yes, 30 days prior.

So it is my fault to follow what new ISP told me?

 

 

 

oh so you signed up with your new isp 30+ days prior and they told you to notify slingshot for disconnection?

 

So if they didn't tell you that, you'd be notifying slingshot even later and therefore paying more?

 

 

What the OP did is posted above - they signed up with a new RSP and the old one told them not to contact the old RSP. Service was connected by new RSP and they then contacted the old RSP and were told they had a 30 day notice period.

 

This is not the process to follow if you don't want to be charged, but it's what the OP did and therefore they've been stung.

 

 


liuyanbiao

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  #2071398 10-Aug-2018 15:34
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starcub:

liuyanbiao:
starcub:


 


Did you ring your new ISP 30+ days prior? If not, it's your fault.


 




Yes, 30 days prior.

So it is my fault to follow what new ISP told me?


 


oh so you signed up with your new isp 30+ days prior and they told you to notify slingshot for disconnection?


So if they didn't tell you that, you'd be notifying slingshot even later and therefore paying more?



New ISP explicitly told me Not to contact slingshot for disconnection until I have switched to them.


And I just followed what they told me thinking I might be double charged for 1 or 2 weeks. That is OK for me.


Actually I don't care now,

But I strongly believe this 30 days notification is unfair policy for customers like us.


liuyanbiao

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  #2071402 10-Aug-2018 15:37
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If this 30 days cancellation policy is industry standard now, it is not against slingshot anymore.

It is not fair to everybody.



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  #2071417 10-Aug-2018 15:59
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You're constantly trying to shift the blame onto your new ISP and yet, it is your responsibility to check the contract of your old ISP.

 

And again, it is totally fair and has been a standard for almost as long as I can remember - ISP's need to pay their suppliers. Who was this ISP that told you?





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liuyanbiao

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  #2071423 10-Aug-2018 16:15
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michaelmurfy:

You're constantly trying to shift the blame onto your new ISP and yet, it is your responsibility to check the contract of your old ISP.


And again, it is totally fair and has been a standard for almost as long as I can remember - ISP's need to pay their suppliers. Who was this ISP that told you?



I am fine to pay my price this time.

Why it is fair taking 5 days to join and 30 days to cancel?

I am not complaining any ISP now.

This 30 days cancellation rule is not fair as general.

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  #2071436 10-Aug-2018 16:29
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Ok. Well since this is going around in circles and you're not agreeing with anyone I'm locking this.

The 30 day policy is there for a reason as stated by many users (including myself).

Remember also, your new ISP will likely have the same policy. Ensure you read and understand it.




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