Cerise Posted August 7, 2013 Share Posted August 7, 2013 When I left France last June I had an Orange Mobile phone for which I paid £14.99 a month. I tried to cancel the contract on grounds I was moving to UK, didn't want it etc. but they required me to give them back my phone and give them over 100€ if I did this. Whereas, I was assured by the lady in the shop, I could keep the phone if I simply paid up until the end of the contract Jan 2013. Seemed the cheaper option (so still not cheap) so I decided to do that. At the end of January they did not stop the contract. and took money in Feb and March. Having tried (unsuccessfully) to get it stopped I cancelled the prelevement, closed the bank account and ignored them.I wrote and told them I lived in UK, had paid up and was not paying any more. I then received a couple of letters which I ignored saying I still owed them for April and May (no explanation). I continued to ignore them hoping they'd go away. I paid for 6 months I didn't want already. Today I have received a huissiers letetr from some outfit called Intrum Justia telling me thay are chasing me for 67.10€ (including interest and expenses!) on behalf of Orange Mobile.I am tempted just to bin this as I don't think I owe this bunch anything but at the same time don't want to give myself and serious money hassles over such a small sum. Given that I don't live in France now, no longer have a French bank account, and have not used the phone in question, realistically if I just ignore them is there anything they can actually do? Ideas anyone?Before anyone asks I don't have a copy of a lettre racommandé as I actually went to their shop. Should have done it I suppose but thought paying up for the 6 months would be enough! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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