I signed up for Talktalk Faster Fibre in the beginning of September and my connection was supposed to be live from midnight yesterday i.e. 10th October.
A few hours before it was supposed to be live, I get an email and message saying
"We're having to sort a problem with your order before we can get you up and running. Don't worry, we'll let you know as soon as possible if there's a small delay to your go-live date."
Cue to morning, it wasn't working and no other updates from Talktalk, so I went on livechat and was told it is some kind of issue with the 'splice cable' and would take at least 7 days to fix.
I just had the following questions
a) I was led to believe that having a new connection would involve just plugging in the router and it working. Why wasn't I informed in the 35 days between my order and the start date that there would be a line issue
b) What exactly does this issue mean? I had a working BT Fibre connection upto yesterday so clearly there is no issue in the line. Why does talktalk need to fix it before they can use it? If that involves an engineer visit, do I have to be home for that. The person on the live chat seemed terribly uninformed. I wasn't told when the engineer could come in to fix that
c) Does this give me grounds to cancel my connection? The person on the live chat said i could cancel only within 20 days of the order being placed not the service start date but if i was mislead by talktalk into thinking the connection would start working from the 10th of October which is clearly a lie, shouldn't I be allowed to cancel the connection? I would rather pay more to BT who at least have customer care which does something. Is there some kind of escalation or ombudsman email available for Talktalk?
d) Is there any kind of service guarantee? If it takes 30 days instead of 7 as promised, am I still obligated to be in a contract and keep paying talktalk even though I haven't been provided the service I was promised
e) I am also now unable to login into my account online, it was working till morning
It just says "Something went wrong. Please try again later."
And hence I am unable to get my talktalk number to be able to update in my profile
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I'm sorry to hear this. Is the voice service also affected? Do you have a dial tone?
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I dont know anyone who uses a landline phone. Is that the only way to do it? I will have to buy one if that's the only option available.
Can't my details be pulled up based on other information? i.e. mobile number or address etc.
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I can see that the order has been delayed, apologies for this. I have escalated this to be investigated further and you should receive an update within the next 24hrs.
Strange, i did receive a call just now from 0800 955 5544 but they literally disconnected after one ring. I had the phone in my hand and it was disconnected before I could even press accept. When I called back, it said sorry we missed you, and we will call you back again. Makes me think the call was just to put in the system that a call had been made with no actual effort to solve the issue