Elderly woman sues Newtel over phone sign-up

An elderly woman from the north-east has sued telecom company Newtel Communications for allegedly signing her up to its phone service without her consent.

20th May, 2006

An elderly woman from the north-east has sued telecom company Newtel Communications for allegedly signing her up to its phone service without her consent.

According to court documents, a Newtel sales person phoned the woman early last year and asked if she wanted to change her telephone line from Eircom to Newtel.

The woman said the family’s telephone account was held in her husband’s name, so she would need to discuss the matter with him....

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