If your going to piggy back off a network you should choose a reliable one !!!
Phones 4U, the mobile phone retailer, is launching a mobile virtual network that piggybacks on EE's infrastructure so it can offer 4G later in the year. The network will be known as Life Mobile, and joins a roster of 69 or so so-called MVNOs (mobile virtual network operators) running in the UK. Of these, 25 are already camped …
Phones4U are the worst company I think universally I think as a matter of corporate policy. Never managed to actually buy anything from them. (They just mess around too much - don't have anyone to just do quick sales.)
They are utter morons. I don't think I will even try buying anything from them again.
(3 times tried to buy something - once they were messing around for over 20 mins (Whilst I just wanted to give them cash get good nothing else no nonsense). / Next different shop I asked them if I could get a certain upgrade they wasted about half an hour instead of checking it in a sensible order / Next time their in store advertising was wrong they wouldn't match it).
I am fairly sure it is a matter of corporate policy. (It seems far too unlikely for everyone working from them to be universally stupid).
Phones4U do have their use. If you know what you want you can often get better deals.
The other half was renewing her mobile contract. Vodafone weren't helpful. The deal we spotted had ended the day before (very small print in the corner with the date) and she was going to have to pay top whack for her new phone. Rude staff etc.
We walked out and tried Phones4U. They did the phone she wanted at a better deal while remaining on Vodafone (not better than the one from the newspaper, just better than the offer in the V shop). As a result she got a better deal and still stayed on the same network.
Though they aren't always that way. When I got mine a few years back, they tried to push me over to 3 and even unboxed the phone I wanted but on 3's network. Stuck to my guns and got what I came for, but others might have been pushed into doing what p4u wanted.
In the end, they are all sales people in all the shops. They either don't want to be bothered with you because they won't make money on your little annoyance or they want to turn a fast buck on you.
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