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Open Reach Modern Sporadic No internet (no green light)

Dondatta
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Message 27 of 27

Hi

Can someone help as I am at my wits end. I will say the issue first and then what I have done to get help.

Issue since about January is that at random times throughout the day the internet goes sometimes coming on for a minute sometimes gone for hours and sometimes stays on for hours. 

After a lot of investigation I have realised the open reach modem that the talk talk WiFi router is connected to, the light is not green on there when the internet goes (see attached). How can this be resolved?

 

Since January I have been using the chat on talk talk at least 10 times at it says there's a fault, takes me to chat, and if I could swear I would at the treatment there but they pass me from one person to another standing over 2 hours each time and no one even tries to help each just saying oh we'll pass you to the right team.

I am paying for nothing at this moment 

My father is in palliative care and I cannot work from home as I don't have internet connection which I've mentioned to talk talk and they have quite literally said who cares. I won't go into other issues this is causing but needless to say I am regretting the day I renewed my contract with talk talk and it was just done in January no less!. Even call back from managers, they send a time and date and then don't call. Heartless and disgusting. 

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S. Ahmad
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Message 1 of 27

No problem, someone should be in contact soon

 

Chris

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Message 2 of 27

Hi

 

Thank you and yes it's happening every day now as it's just dropped again

S. Ahmad
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Message 3 of 27

OK thanks. I'll pass this over to our Network team and ask them to take a look. I'll let you know when I receive an update or they may contact your directly 

 

Chris

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Message 4 of 27

Yes it is. 

 

The gentleman who was dealing with the complaint last time, I cannot remember his name unfortunately,  but he stated he was going to try and see what steps to take and first step was calling out a senior engineer who then did in a way get a fix by replacing the connectors in the box on the street. But then what the next step would be I do not know hence I was saying please if you can notify that gentleman. It should be on my account as the last completed complaint although it was completed for the sake of it as I requested a call back beyond two weeks and was told that the complaint would need to be marked as completed but would still get a cash.

S. Ahmad
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Message 5 of 27

OK thanks. Is the router currently connected to your test socket?

Chris

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Message 6 of 27

I would say there is noise on the line if I compare my phone from 2 years ago and now but when the engineers have come out they have not said anything. 

 

And normally there is no interruption to the phone line. (I think twice in last 6 months the phone was affected but once was an outage local and the other time the BT engineer plugged the wire in the wrong place).

 

So as far as I can tell no link with internet dropping and the phone line not working as the phone line seems to work as per normal

S. Ahmad
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Message 7 of 27

Is there any interruption to your telephone service when the broadband connection is down, or any noise on the line?

Chris

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Message 8 of 27

Hi

 

 

Yes. From about 5 onwards I did not see a drop. 

 

Like I said when the issue started in January that too started with a drop here and there and then by march sometimes most of a day would go without internet. 

 

 

So this time I think it dropped on Tuesday evening and then Wednesday afternoon. Thankfully each drop was short this time. But obviously now the issue is if it will continue to get worse and worse

 

S. Ahmad
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Message 9 of 27

Hi Dondatta,


I'm sorry to hear that you're experiencing problems again. There were a few disconnections over the period of a couple of hours yesterday afternoon but since then the connection appears to have been stable. Does it seem to have been stable at your end since around 5pm yesterday?


Chris

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Message 10 of 27

I'll re-escalate this for you, @Dondatta.

Gliwmaeden2, a fellow customer.
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Message 11 of 27

Hi

 

I was expecting a call from one of team. I can't remember the gentleman's name but he was the one who was dealing with my last complaint. He marked it as complete as I told him to call me more than 2 weeks after the issue was fixed as normally it rears up after 2 weeks but I have received no call. 

The issue has started again since yesterday and I do think it is an issue with BT open reach as this weekend gone there was an engineer fiddling with the box again and I straight away knew my internet would be affected again and lo and behold by Tuesday night the same drops again. Whatever they fixed last time seemed to do job as I think it's been 3 weeks and normally within about 10 days the issue would come back. But whatever was fixed seems to have been undone. 

 

Please  then can I get the person to give me a call back to see then what can be done

S. Ahmad
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Message 12 of 27

Morning,

 

I'm really sorry for the delay. Did you manage to contact our support team? Do you still need assistance with this?

 

Michelle

 

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Message 13 of 27

@Dondatta  I'm afraid that staff are not on here at weekends. 

 

Phone support on 03451 720088 is available till 6pm today.  You can also use Live Chat during opening hours today and Sunday. 

Gliwmaeden2, a fellow customer.
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Message 14 of 27

Hi

Thank you for getting a complaint raised for myself. 

 

I was contacted and will be contacted again in 2 weeks at my request. 

Reason for my response is internet is down again. Whenever the engineer comes they fix it from outside and it works for about a week or so and it goes. Today it has gone and is not coming back. 

A new router was sent and still the same. 

Please can this be looked into again as I have no internet at all. 

Solid amber light. Has been down since late morning. 

I understand I will deal with the complaints person when he calls but obviously need someone to come out again and fix it so I can use the internet until I get the call from the complaints person. 

 

S. Ahmad
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Message 15 of 27

Hello,

 

I'm really sorry to hear this. I've raised a complaint for you now and have raised this directly over to our Faults Escalation Team now and have asked that you are contacted ASAP.

 

Thanks

 

Michelle

 

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Message 16 of 27

Hi

 

I am in the same position again. This seems to be now a continuous thing. Since January 15th the internet comes and goes sporadically. I then spend an hour on chat at least getting messed around being told to do certain steps that I've already done and then transferred to someone else who makes me do the same steps and then transfers me again to someone who makes me do the same steps (each person taking half an hour). Thank goodness for this forum as otherwise nothing would happen. 

But I still have issues, the internet goes sporadically, then comes the complaints then an engineer "fixes" then a week goes and repeat. 

This has been now 4 months of this. 

Is it possible please through here to get a senior manager then to deal with this as a complaint as I've probably spent at least 40 hours on chats and whatnot and that is basically full time job. 

S. Ahmad
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Message 17 of 27

Hi Dondatta,

 

I'm sorry to hear about your Father, having to deal with this at an already upsetting time must be causing additional stress.

 

Line test is picking up a fault so I've logged this out to Openreach for investigation. Openreach will investigate over the next 72 hours and may contact you directly if they need to access your home.

 

I'll keep an eye on the fault ticket and let you know if I see any updates


Chris

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Message 18 of 27

Hi

 

The engineer came out, stated initially the wires were wrongly connected at the main box. Stated he had now fixed this. He changed my modem as well. He also disconnected my ringer as he said sometimes that might cause problems. 

 

The long story short is the problem is still there. 

At random times the internet stops working. He said if it goes to tell talk talk they need to send a broadband engineer as the ones they keep raising are a fix for the phone but the issue is the broadband. 

He said once again to make sure to show the lights which is on the original email and that then they would need to send someone out to fix it. 

 

Each time I know it is something open reach related because whatever they do, whether it's resetting the line as they say they are doing sometimes or whatever else, then the issue doesn't occur for 3 to 5 days but surely a week later you'll see it occur and then continuously and sporadically getting worse. 

So I am now in month 4 of this issue and no closer to getting it fixed. 

And each time I get onto chat I am waiting hours going through things I have already done which didn't help. 

 

I really need help in what to do now. 

 

This issue started when my father went into hospital and all of his final days of illness I've been on chats and trying to get this resolved. Even when my father died I was having to entertain engineers and chats rather than mourning my father and even when I had managers contact me during that time too and this is now what I associate talk talk with, basically ruining the end days of my time with my father and being a cause of worry whilst I was burying him. 

 

S. Ahmad
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Message 19 of 27

Hi Dondatta,

 

I'm sorry to hear that you're still experiencing problems with your service. I've checked the engineer report and he did carry out work on the line to resolve the issue, I'm sorry that the issue has re-occurred.

 

Could you explain what problem you are experiencing with your telephone, is there a dial tone? Are you currently able to make and receive calls?

Chris

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Message 20 of 27

Hi

The engineer didn't come but just rang me and said he'd fixed everything and said he found the problem 

The internet worked ok for 2 days and then returned back to it's old way of dropping connection. 

 

I have just been on the talk talk help for the last 2 hours and they keep making me so the same checks over and over again and in the end are saying they want to charge me £75 to send out an engineer. I know the issue is with the line because I can see the modem lights stop working. So it is before anything of my connection 

Also the open reach engineer confirmed there was an error and he said that equipment would need to be connected to my home phone line so they could find the fault but there engineer who rang me miraculously said he was able to fix it without doing this and yet the line is not fixed and talk talk are trying to charge me for a call out. All seems very sinister that I am paying for internet I am not getting and then threatened to be charged for a fault that even the open reach engineer acknowledged and claimed he'd fixed but did not 

All this at a time when my father has passed away and people cannot even phone me to give condolences as half the time the phone is not working and the other half I'm on chats with talk talk 

If talk talk do not want to resolve this then be professional and say so but I think my only solution now is the ombudsman. 

S. Ahmad
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