on 12-11-2020 04:25 PM
Hello again everyone,
3 or 4 days ago my router decided to randomly reboot itself multiple times and since then my download speed has not gone above 30Mbps and 4.9Mbps upload, whereas I used to have 60Mbps+ download and 8Mbps+ upload before that. I did the TalkTalk speed test and it said that it is lower than expected and that it can be improved, but live chat was busy.
on 05-01-2021 06:25 AM
02-01-2021 01:47 PM - edited 02-01-2021 01:48 PM
Today's chat session revealed that TalkTalk engineers are indeed much more reliable and they did go to the exchange within the given timeframe to check what the issue is. Now the fault is with Openreach again and hopefully no diggers that make me wait 3 weeks are needed anymore. Since they are not working weekends we will see how it goes next week... to be continued.
31-12-2020 12:57 PM - edited 31-12-2020 01:00 PM
Going into my live chat session today, I was pleasantly surprised that the Openreach team has apparently fixed and resolved the issue with the line. Finally, some progress. The only issue is that it is still completely dead here at home so they've run checks and have sent out an engineer to fix an issue at the exchange within the next 24-72 hours. Not sure whether the engineers work bank holidays/weekends but hopefully it's fixed in that timeframe. TalkTalk engineers have been more reliable than Openreach ones at least in my experience.
on 29-12-2020 02:10 PM
on 29-12-2020 09:45 AM
I'm really sorry for the delay.
I've requested an update on this fault from Openreach and I will post back on this thread as soon as I receive further information.
To discuss a cancellation, if you contact our Loyalty Team by phone or Live Chat then they can look at this for you.
23-12-2020 08:35 PM - edited 23-12-2020 08:42 PM
At this point I'm starting to lose faith by replying to this thread as I cannot even describe how abysmal this has been ever since the original topic of internet speed being halved and disconnecting to complete loss of service for over 2 weeks with zero updates from TalkTalk without me having to contact them, and even less updates and actual work from Openreach engineers. And you guys in this thread have been more than helpful I know that you have limited powers and can only provide updates that are actually on the system.
- Are there any clauses in the contract - like the 30 day minimum speed policy or broadband speed of code conduct - that allows me to break the contract early?
"Once you’ve made us aware of your loss of service, we’ll have two working days to try and fix the problem. After this, we’ll compensate you £8 per day starting from the third day until the day we restore your service, providing the fault is within the TalkTalk or Openreach network."
- So does this apply to me for auto compensation or is there some small print like there always is? Both "Unable to make or receive calls" and "total loss of broadband connectivity" is on there and both apply to me! At this point I would be a millionaire.
on 22-12-2020 12:33 PM
on 22-12-2020 10:40 AM
I've checked on the Openreach systems and there are no further updates yet. If you don't hear anything later today can you bump the thread tomorrow and we'll check again
on 17-12-2020 10:05 AM
on 16-12-2020 04:46 PM
on 16-12-2020 01:58 PM
15-12-2020 01:30 PM - edited 15-12-2020 06:09 PM
Don't worry Chris and other OCE's I know that you can only do so much from your side of the table and you have done a lot providing me with updates already. Sorry I got a bit heated yesterday. I didn't mind the Internet intermittently disconnecting or having slow speed, but total loss of service since the engineer's visit seemed unnecessary. I also asked the chat agent whether my internet would be up and he confirmed that it would be before the visit. I would expect someone to either disconnect the line whilst they are fixing the fault or at least have an immediate appointment scheduled to ensure least downtime as possible, but today marks 1 week without phone and broadband. I also don't like the fact that it is getting a bit too close to Christmas with this issue still unresolved.
edit: so I was not aware that this issue is as complicated as it is. I was told today that apparently it is a specific set of irreplaceable contractors that need to dig and that they need a permit. This work will commence on 19th December. I assume that since the update is expected to be given on 22nd, the work will be completed before then? And I can expect the service to be back to full working order?
on 15-12-2020 01:08 PM
14-12-2020 11:38 AM - edited 14-12-2020 08:41 PM
That's exactly what they said last week and that they will get it fixed by today (14/12). Why has it been delayed for another week again? How can I trust them to not just say the same thing next week?
I am already disappointed and yet OpenReach managed to disappoint me even further. We have people trying to work from home and had to resort to buying mobile data to create a hotspot. The guy came the first time, cut off the line completely and left us for over a week without Internet so far. I would think that cases like these would be more urgent than it currently appears.
On the other side, TalkTalk says "Once you’ve made us aware of your loss of service, we’ll have two working days to try and fix the problem". And what is supposed to count as making them aware? I've had this thread open for a month because I have not reached guaranteed speed once and have been on live chat for loss of service for the past week.
edit: today's live chat session ended up in the agent apparently bumping up this issue to "highest priority" due to how long it has been dragging on - but again unsure whether this is just words to keep me away from raising a complaint and on how this will actually turn out in practice.
on 14-12-2020 10:23 AM