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Technical Help / Re: TalkTalk
« on: Wednesday 30 November 16 20:11 GMT (UK)  »
Panic over. I contacted TalkTalk again as I was really throwing a wobbly. This time the agent checked my account correctly (I hope) and apparently I can stay on broadband only, but it is not offered to new customers. The price increase is 2-00, not 7-00 as stated on the email and as my current contract has expired I am on a month to month contract. The email sent did not apply to me although it did have my account number on it.
This gives me time to explore the options carefully. I agree that it is silly (and expensive) to pay BT line rental and TalkTalk for broadband. I know that a month to month contract works both ways, but it gives me time to think.
This just gives me another reason for leaving TalkTalk.
Thank you for letting me rant and for offering suggestions.

Technical Help / Re: TalkTalk
« on: Wednesday 30 November 16 18:28 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks for your response Lostris. The PlusNet website does offer broadband only. This was not thrown up by the searches I made.

Thanks Michael. I need to check it out.

I have to persuade Talk Talk to keep me connected whilst I explore the possibilities. My problem is that their new contracts begin tomorrow and if they change me over I am locked into an 18 month contract. From the chat line I was told they will not do anything until they contact me after my complaint, which should be within 24 hours. I only contacted them late this afternoon. If their original email had made me aware of the situation I would not be in a panic. I cannot do things in a hurry and if I lose my broadband connection I cannot do anything.

Technical Help / TalkTalk
« on: Wednesday 30 November 16 17:48 GMT (UK)  »
I don't think anyone can help, but I need to explode somewhere and rootschatters are good at listening (or rather reading). Having spent hours complaining about Talk Talk, the end of my contract has at last arrived. However, I thought about it and decided that I would continue with them as I could not face a change of email address. I received an email informing me that the cost of my package was to be increased. I was not amused and as I get very cross on the phone I used 'live chat' to complain (hoping for a reduction). After many minutes of typing I was eventually informed that Talk Talk have discontinued their  broadband only service (from tomorrow!!). My email did not state this it just said that the cost of my package was to increase. The agent has logged my complaint and someone is to contact me. I have checked the available services in my area and no-one provides a broadband only service. I have line rental from BT. I only use a pay as you go mobile phone for emergencies, I do not watch much television and I only use my landline when I have to so I do not need a package. I use BT 1571 as an answer phone as I have a phobia of phones and only answer it if I am expecting a call. I rely on email for communication. I really feel up the creek without a paddle. If I had been told that my broadband only service was to be discontinued I would have had time to explore my options, rather than throw a panic as I am now.

Thanks for looking everyone. As I said originally it was wishful thinking and I agree with you. The problem was that I was so elated over finding the will of my 10x great grandfather and three other members of the family that I wanted instant results and as you know that isn't possible. I must be patient, take one document at a time and be methodical. It certainly isn't easy. I thought I would start with the inventory, but after the bulls and bullocks I was getting lost in that so I started on the will. I've sorted out some of the members of the family so I do have something.
Thanks for the tip Minnesotan. I'll refresh my forgotten Photoshop skills and try to take it slowly.

Is it wishful thinking or did James bequeath the farm to his brother Edward?
I would be grateful for the opinion of an unbiased pair of eyes.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Marriage register
« on: Monday 01 February 16 17:00 GMT (UK)  »
Yes Geoff. Dudlick and Duddlewick are the same place.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Marriage register
« on: Monday 01 February 16 16:58 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks Carol. This is where I found Dudlick in the first place.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Marriage register
« on: Monday 01 February 16 12:48 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks for looking Rhododendron
My first reaction was Ludlow and I certainly wouldn't have thought of Dudlick unless I had been looking for possible baptisms and found another one at Stottesdon.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Marriage register
« on: Monday 01 February 16 12:45 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks horselydown86
Your analysis makes me think that Dudlick is a distinct probability. At present that is at the top of my list.
Sincere thanks for taking the trouble to look.


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