on 06-05-2021 08:10 PM
I am supporting an elderly cousin who is being charged for broadband each month. She doesn’t have a mobile phone, tablet or computer and only the most basic TV. I think this charge may have gone on for years. Can’t get to speak on phone as my cousin unable to verify that someone can speak to me and have been unable to set up My account as wants to send verification text to a mobile that doesn’t exist. This is a vulnerable, elderly lady who is unwell and this situation is making her worse. Who can I speak to to get this sorted. HELP
on 10-05-2021 11:34 AM
Thanks for your post,
If you would like us to look into this, please can you update your community profile to include the account number or home telephone number, we will then be able to have a look into it.
To do this go into 'my settings' then 'personal information' then add your details.
on 06-05-2021 08:27 PM
You can put your mind at rest that the charge for broadband is in order.
TalkTalk do not do telephone only contracts and so to have a landline phone you need a broadband contract, as the phone is part of the package.
Depending on how long the contract has been in force though may mean the contract has expired and any promotional discounts she had may have expired and may be paying over the top.
I would suggest you phone the loyalty team when you are next with her so she can give authority for you to speak on her behalf.
I can't think of any ISP, other than BT who do phone only contracts, and they have been criticized for charging more for the phone than a broadband contract.
If she has a router, you could hook that up so her visitors can use the internet. If she has no router, when you discuss requirements ask for one.
Does she have a YouView box attached to the TV? If so then she is using the broadband connection as the box needs to be connected to the internet to work fully
You can speak to the Loyalty Team on
0345 172 0046
Opening Hours can be found here - https://community.talktalk.co.uk/t5/Articles/Our-update-on-Coronavirus/ta-p/2468300
Good luck and hope you get it sorted out.