Couple travel to Hatfield to pay £6,000 phone bill in pound coins

PUBLISHED: 15:00 18 August 2013

Neil Goddall and Vicky Goddall

Neil Goddall and Vicky Goddall

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A NORTHAMPTON couple travelled to Hatfield to pay a £6,000 phone bill in pound coins after a long-running legal dispute.

Neil and Vicky Goddall arrived at the Everything Everywhere headquarters, on the Hatfield Business Park, on Friday to pay the £6,000 bill, in a bid the end the dispute.

Neil told the WHT: “They would not accept [the money on the day] so we still have to pay the bill.

“But it gave us the opportunity to take our fight to them.

“We are not going to let this go. I’m not happy at all.

“We are paying the bill because the court is making us pay it.

“But we will carry on fighting this.”

After the couple closed their business six years ago, T-Mobile claimed they personally were responsible for an unpaid telephone bill.

However, the Goddall’s claimed it was a business expense and they had previously written a letter to the company changing liability for the bill when their company became a limited business.

T-Mobile deny ever receiving the letter.

In a statement to the Northampton Chronicle and Echo the company said it did not comment on legal issues.

The couple who live in Northampton travelled to Welwyn Hatfield from near Aberystwyth in west Wales where they were on holiday.


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