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  1. #1
    Jim
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    Does anyone know of a company called The Uplands Group?

    I've been a CellNet, latterly O2, customer for a number of years,
    purchased the original handset through the Carphone Warehouse and
    dealt directly with O2 since then.

    Out of the blue today, I've received a solicitation from The Uplands
    Group asking if I would like to upgrade my phone / 100 cashback for
    keeping the existing one, the caveat being signing a new contract in
    their name. They have all the correct details for the phone so I am
    just wondering if there is a tie-up with O2 or CPW, or are they just
    trying to get my business and the mailing list has been sold
    somewhere?

    No intention of signing, just interested as to how they have got my
    details.




    Jim



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  2. #2
    Jon
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    Re: Uplands?

    [email protected] declared for all the world to hear...
    > Does anyone know of a company called The Uplands Group?
    >
    > I've been a CellNet, latterly O2, customer for a number of years,
    > purchased the original handset through the Carphone Warehouse and
    > dealt directly with O2 since then.
    >
    > Out of the blue today, I've received a solicitation from The Uplands
    > Group asking if I would like to upgrade my phone / 100 cashback for
    > keeping the existing one, the caveat being signing a new contract in
    > their name. They have all the correct details for the phone so I am
    > just wondering if there is a tie-up with O2 or CPW, or are they just
    > trying to get my business and the mailing list has been sold
    > somewhere?


    Don't forget that addresses and dwellers names are freely available if
    you know where to look (UK Info disc for example), so all they need is
    your mobile number and they can be quite convincing.

    What details did they have of you?
    --
    Regards
    Jon



  3. #3
    Jim
    Guest

    Re: Uplands?

    On Wed, 11 Jan 2006 21:57:28 -0000, Jon <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Don't forget that addresses and dwellers names are freely available if
    >you know where to look (UK Info disc for example), so all they need is
    >your mobile number and they can be quite convincing.


    Including mobile numbers? I was under the impression that no directory
    of mobile numbers existed?


    >What details did they have of you?


    Exact correct details of the phone, number, tariff and general account
    details.



    Jim



  4. #4
    Penn
    Guest

    Re: Uplands?


    "Jim" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > On Wed, 11 Jan 2006 21:57:28 -0000, Jon <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >Don't forget that addresses and dwellers names are freely available if
    > >you know where to look (UK Info disc for example), so all they need is
    > >your mobile number and they can be quite convincing.

    >
    > Including mobile numbers? I was under the impression that no directory
    > of mobile numbers existed?
    >
    >
    > >What details did they have of you?

    >
    > Exact correct details of the phone, number, tariff and general account
    > details.
    >
    >
    >
    > Jim


    There are a few Uplands shops in the South Wales area (Cardiff and Swansea
    are two I know of) selling phones and in car entertainment . I bought an
    analogue Cellnet phone from them probably 10 - 12 years back with no
    problems. I don't know if they are now part of CPW or O2.





  5. #5
    Jon
    Guest

    Re: Uplands?

    [email protected] declared for all the world to hear...
    > On Wed, 11 Jan 2006 21:57:28 -0000, Jon <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >Don't forget that addresses and dwellers names are freely available if
    > >you know where to look (UK Info disc for example), so all they need is
    > >your mobile number and they can be quite convincing.

    >
    > Including mobile numbers? I was under the impression that no directory
    > of mobile numbers existed?


    They do, and much more extensive databases exists privately for
    organisations such as cold-callers to use.

    > >What details did they have of you?


    > Exact correct details of the phone, number, tariff and general account
    > details.


    Well that level of detail can only have come from one of 2 places - CPW
    (The original retailer and Service Provider) or O2.
    --
    Regards
    Jon



  6. #6
    Peter
    Guest

    Re: Uplands?

    On Wed, 11 Jan 2006 18:46:09 +0000, Jim <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Does anyone know of a company called The Uplands Group?
    >
    >I've been a CellNet, latterly O2, customer for a number of years,
    >purchased the original handset through the Carphone Warehouse and
    >dealt directly with O2 since then.
    >
    >Out of the blue today, I've received a solicitation from The Uplands
    >Group asking if I would like to upgrade my phone / 100 cashback for
    >keeping the existing one, the caveat being signing a new contract in
    >their name. They have all the correct details for the phone so I am
    >just wondering if there is a tie-up with O2 or CPW, or are they just
    >trying to get my business and the mailing list has been sold
    >somewhere?
    >
    >No intention of signing, just interested as to how they have got my
    >details.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >Jim


    I believe they may be the same people that started out as Uplands Car
    Radios in Gwydr Square in the Swansea suburb called, funnily enough,
    The Uplands.

    They do a lot of car audio kit and as I remember, got in to mobiles
    quite early on with a tie up with whatever BT's mobile division was
    called at the time.

    I understand thay have a number of other branches - Cardiff and
    possibly Bristol to name but two.

    I've dealt with them locally on a few occasions and find them OK. I
    know the Swansea branch is a Nokia service centre.

    I understand they also appear on ebay as Uncle Jamal selling second
    hand mobiles etc.

    Can't help with how they got your details
    --
    Peter



  7. #7
    Peter
    Guest

    Re: Uplands?

    On Wed, 11 Jan 2006 18:46:09 +0000, Jim <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Does anyone know of a company called The Uplands Group?
    >
    >I've been a CellNet, latterly O2, customer for a number of years,
    >purchased the original handset through the Carphone Warehouse and
    >dealt directly with O2 since then.
    >
    >Out of the blue today, I've received a solicitation from The Uplands
    >Group asking if I would like to upgrade my phone / 100 cashback for
    >keeping the existing one, the caveat being signing a new contract in
    >their name. They have all the correct details for the phone so I am
    >just wondering if there is a tie-up with O2 or CPW, or are they just
    >trying to get my business and the mailing list has been sold
    >somewhere?
    >
    >No intention of signing, just interested as to how they have got my
    >details.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >Jim


    I believe they may be the same people that started out as Uplands Car
    Radios in Gwydr Square in the Swansea suburb called, funnily enough,
    The Uplands.

    They do a lot of car audio kit and as I remember, got in to mobiles
    quite early on with a tie up with whatever BT's mobile division was
    called at the time.

    I understand thay have a number of other branches - Cardiff and
    possibly Bristol to name but two.

    I've dealt with them locally on a few occasions and find them OK. I
    know the Swansea branch is a Nokia service centre.

    I understand they also appear on ebay as Uncle Jamal selling second
    hand mobiles etc.

    Can't help with how they got your details
    --
    Peter



  8. #8
    Peter
    Guest

    Re: Uplands?

    On Wed, 11 Jan 2006 18:46:09 +0000, Jim <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Does anyone know of a company called The Uplands Group?
    >
    >I've been a CellNet, latterly O2, customer for a number of years,
    >purchased the original handset through the Carphone Warehouse and
    >dealt directly with O2 since then.
    >
    >Out of the blue today, I've received a solicitation from The Uplands
    >Group asking if I would like to upgrade my phone / 100 cashback for
    >keeping the existing one, the caveat being signing a new contract in
    >their name. They have all the correct details for the phone so I am
    >just wondering if there is a tie-up with O2 or CPW, or are they just
    >trying to get my business and the mailing list has been sold
    >somewhere?
    >
    >No intention of signing, just interested as to how they have got my
    >details.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >Jim



    http://www.uplands.co.uk/index.htm
    --
    Peter



  9. #9
    Peter
    Guest

    Re: Uplands?

    On Wed, 11 Jan 2006 18:46:09 +0000, Jim <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Does anyone know of a company called The Uplands Group?
    >
    >I've been a CellNet, latterly O2, customer for a number of years,
    >purchased the original handset through the Carphone Warehouse and
    >dealt directly with O2 since then.
    >
    >Out of the blue today, I've received a solicitation from The Uplands
    >Group asking if I would like to upgrade my phone / 100 cashback for
    >keeping the existing one, the caveat being signing a new contract in
    >their name. They have all the correct details for the phone so I am
    >just wondering if there is a tie-up with O2 or CPW, or are they just
    >trying to get my business and the mailing list has been sold
    >somewhere?
    >
    >No intention of signing, just interested as to how they have got my
    >details.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >Jim



    http://www.uplands.co.uk/index.htm
    --
    Peter