OT (almost) : Tiscali broadband referral scheme ..... pucker?

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by TX2, Oct 27, 2003.

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    TX2 Guest

    I've just had a phone call out of the blue inviting me to join the
    tiscali referral scheme for broadband.

    Seems if i pay 4.99 as a one off, and then refer 3 people, i get a
    payment of £100.

    I took a look, and it all seems pucker, but has anyone else any
    experience of it?

    It's network marketing clearly, but i was cautious of it all when
    filling in the online application form i had to give all my bank *and*
    credit card details (at which point i withdrew from going further)

    Details can be found here http://www.tiscali.co.uk/products/nm/

    FWIW, please don't think this is SPAM for the above service, i am not a
    reseller, referrer or currently associated with it. I am merely
    interested in finding out if anyone else has taken it up, been bitten,
    or is finding it successful. Or is it a load of cack?

    TX2, Oct 27, 2003
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    ollie Guest

    it's a load of cack
    ollie, Oct 28, 2003
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    HamMan Guest

    <snip tiscali crap>

    As a Broadband Campaigner, i get millions of these from all over.

    Delete it, its crap.

    If theyre phoning you, register yourself with the TPS (telephone preference
    service), then it becomes nice and illegal for them to seel you things over
    the phone ;-)

    Unfortunatly, tiscali are an ISP so you cant get them for spamming.

    Just wait for the email from Aphillion (Satellite), 15Mb of videos embeded
    into an email is never good, especially on 56k

    HamMan, Oct 28, 2003
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    Squet34785 Guest

    You have to pay them to refer people to them? What's wrong with a free
    affiliate scheme?
    Squet34785, Oct 28, 2003
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    David Hearn Guest

    AFAIK, Its not illegal if you're already a customer of theirs I believe.
    The TPS is to do with cold calling from people you do not already have a
    business relationship with. Being a customer means you already have a

    David Hearn, Oct 28, 2003
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    cyber-co Guest

    Ah you miss the point this is refering more mugs to refer more mugs etc etc
    its not to to with refering users , For that there is the affiliate scheme
    like all the other ISPs,

    cyber-co, Oct 28, 2003
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    Squet34785 Guest

    Oh right, so it's more of a pyramid scheme then. Shouldn't it be illegal?
    Squet34785, Oct 28, 2003
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    TX2 Guest

    It is nothing like a pyramid scheme, but whatever it is like, it is not
    something i'm going to get involved with given the feedback thus far.
    TX2, Oct 28, 2003
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    Ian Guest

    Ah but you and the mugs you have to sign up also have to sign users up to
    Tiscali, but for that you get the normal affilite rate I believe.
    Personaly advising people on which ISP to go with is too much trouble, If
    like the Tiscali one you just offer one ISP, people goe elsewhere to
    compare. I give callers a selection of ISP's and let them make up their mind
    As all have pros and cons.

    Ian, Nov 4, 2003
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