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    Phorm and Sky Broadband - Would you stay or go?

    This is a discussion on Phorm and Sky Broadband - Would you stay or go? within the Polls forums, part of the Website news category; Well it is good to see that some ISPs are at least recognising there's some concern. Well, one ISP anyway. ...

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      Re: Phorm and Sky Broadband - Would you stay or go?

      Well it is good to see that some ISPs are at least recognising there's some concern. Well, one ISP anyway. But I still don't feel at all comfortable about this.

      Imagine one day, I phone my mum up and tell her that I'd had Quorn Peppered Steak-style Fillets for dinner last night and had really enjoyed them. Would it be acceptable if voice recognition software, listening in to our conversation, picked that up and starting targeting my mother with adverts for "delicious Quorn products" whenever she picked up the phone to speak to someone? I think it would be an outrage and that's putting it mildly. I can't see any distinction between that and what Phorm are seeking to do.

      I've half a mind to send a letter off to my MP, even though he's a bit of a useless twit.

      As for whether I'd stay with Sky, I really don't know. Sky Broadband service is very good value, but the problem is that that may make Sky even more keen to do a deal with Phorm. What I think we need is a concerted effort to get as many people to write into Sky threatening to leave. And because using Phorm would probably need a change in the Terms and Conditions, people will be able to leave even if they've had Sky Broadband for less than a year.

      Mind you, even if half the membership of this forum wrote in, it would still be a drop in the ocean for Sky. "10,000 threatening to leave? We sign up that many new customers in a week."


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      Re: Phorm and Sky Broadband - Would you stay or go?

      Another webchat planned for tonight:

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      Phorm CEO Kent Ertugrul and SVP Technology Marc Burgess will answer questions LIVE about Webwise fraud protection and relevant advertising, user privacy.

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      Re: Phorm and Sky Broadband - Would you stay or go?

      I see that CPW or talktalk have decided to use an opt-in version.

      Better, but not great - all we need now is for Sky to agree with this.

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      Re: Phorm and Sky Broadband - Would you stay or go?

      Better, but not great - all we need now is for Sky to agree with this.
      We have emailed our contacts at Sky to get an official response. Specifically asking if it were to be implemented would it also be OPT IN.

      OPT IN, I can live with, as then it is up to Phorm to justify the benefits to me as a consumer. And would be sufficient to ensure my non leaving of Sky Broadband.

      CPW have to be commended on this decision and hopefully if VM and BT do the same, that will be the end of Phorm once and for all.

      I cannot see how a company could pitch or sell a product without taking into account people's reactions / concerns.

      I hope Phorm go bust in all honesty.




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      Re: Phorm and Sky Broadband - Would you stay or go?

      Have Virgin Media pulled out?

      Their logo has been removed from this page Say no to Phorm




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      Re: Phorm and Sky Broadband - Would you stay or go?

      Quote Originally Posted by NewsreadeR View Post
      Have Virgin Media pulled out?
      Tee Hee, sorry could not resist

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      Re: Phorm and Sky Broadband - Would you stay or go?

      Quote Originally Posted by richone54 View Post
      Tee Hee, sorry could not resist
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      Last edited by murdock; 11-03-08 at 09:02 PM. Reason: typo

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      Re: Phorm and Sky Broadband - Would you stay or go?

      Quote Originally Posted by richone54 View Post
      Tee Hee, sorry could not resist
      You guys have an active imagination. That or a dirty mind




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      Re: Phorm and Sky Broadband - Would you stay or go?

      Come on...when you see a strapline like that, what are you supposed to do

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      Re: Phorm and Sky Broadband - Would you stay or go?

      The following ISP's have all pledged to protect end users from Phorm and not to provide their data to outside sources without the consent of the customer:

      Entanet International
      Aquiss Internet
      Zen Internet
      Last edited by NewsreadeR; 12-03-08 at 03:16 PM.




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