Mobiles, gas and nuisance calls
Well I’ve been working for Which? magazine for a little over a month now, and thought it time to cross-post links to some of my stories!
Gas. It’s an underrated three-letter word that perhaps I’d overlooked. That is until I was told my gas was going to be turned off for the next fortnight. I’ve been offered compensation, but is it enough?
To give you some background, I live in a block of flats (a period conversion if you’re interested). And a couple of evenings ago one of my neighbours smelt gas, which turned out to be the result of a gas leak.
As the National Grid considers this a gas emergency; its engineers came along and turned off the juice. They arrived with fan heaters and electric hobs for every flat in the building and assured us they were investigating the leak.
Mobiles are a ubiquitous part of life for most of us. I’m never more than a few feet away from my smartphone. So there’s nothing worse than being midway through a conversation and bam – there goes your signal. (read more…)
Two companies which feature on BBC Three’s The Call Centre have been fined a total of £225,000 by the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) for making nuisance calls. (read more…)
- Which? urges MPs to back nuisance calls Bill
- Government must tackle nuisance calls and texts
- Ofcom: eight in 10 people receive nuisance calls
I’ve also written this guide on digital download rights!