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Business ISP Unicom Upsets Tommy from Cannon and Ball TV Fame

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 (2:04 pm) - Score 1,247
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UK ISP Unicom (VERASTAR, Universal Utilities, Business Comms Solution etc.), which seems to have made a habit out of creating angry customers and were even fined £200k by Ofcom as a result (here and here), has now even managed to irritate Tommy Cannon from the legendary Cannon & Ball duo.

Ordinarily have to be a person of a certain age to have a full appreciation for the comic styling of Cannon & Ball (count me as one of them), but as it happens Tommy Cannon has recently been involved with the popular Celebrity Masterchef TV show and thus more people are probably familiar with him than before.

Needless to say that poor old Tommy isn’t too happy with Unicom and he joins a very long list indeed, which includes ordinary people, various MPs, quite a few small businesses and of course Ofcom.

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6 Responses
  1. DTMark

    I’m of a certain age.

    That moment in “The Boys in Blue” (movie) where Ball beckons Cannon to jump down into the trough of water beneath..

    I’ll get me coat.

  2. Mike C

    Rock on Tommy

  3. Jazzy

    Unicom in Newcastle are the most vile people on the planet. Until recently they rang me on an almost daily basis to “speak to the person who deals with the BT telephone lines”………..on my mobile. This went on for years, I mean years. I eventually got them to remove my number off their database after one of their staff left a vile message on my answer phone and I played it back to their management. He had phoned me 4 times in one day and kept asking why I wouldn’t take a landline with them, I rejected the 4th call and he left a nasty message telling me he would find out where I lived and come around and sort me out. I told their management that I intended to go to the police and they took it seriously.

    These are horrible people to deal with

  4. Busterbobs

    Hi Jazzy,
    Do you still have the recording of this message? Please contact us at
    http://www.unicom-complaints.co.uk
    Thanks

  5. Ian Watkinson

    I have just received an invoice from the delightful Unicom for £371 including VAT because my bloody phone used 379MB over the 1GB normal allowance on uploading photos to Google photos unknowingly! So the cost has been hiked up because of their ridiculous rip off 50p per MB over usage charge on 379Mb = £189 what a bloody rip off. Is this legal, I know I have gone over the limit of 1GB but it is extortionate. Surely you can’t charge 100x more than you do for the allowed.
    Totally pi**ed off with them, roll on end of contract which is far too long away.

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