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Moving to nearer cabinet . . .

BerryViney
Team Player
Message 1 of 43

Hi All,

The last time LiveChat and CS agents failed me; you lot turned out to be amazing; so hoping you will do the same again . . .

 

Long story short, our fibre speeds have HALVED recently, so contacted Live Chat, who after making  sure I hadn’t plugged the router into the toaster or did a bit of home DIY and moved the Master Socket into next doors shed, sent a BT Openreach engineer; very nice chap but was unable to fix the issue, which was that our cabinet was too far away and we need re-routing to a closer cabinet.

A week later, 2nd BT Openreach chap comes out, after TalkTalk have told them it’s a ‘repair’ job. Poor chap was sitting in my lounge for TWO HOURS whilst on the phone to TalkTalk trying to explain that they need to ‘cease and re-provide’ our line to a closer cabinet; TWO hours on the phone! As a result of which, TalkTalk have ended our current contract and have started a brand new one, which we’re told, will be connected to a closer cabinet when our ‘new’ line goes live in two weeks.

Have just received a txt from Talk Talk ‘we need to speak to you about your order’. Call them, and they say “we just want to check if it’s a new line or a 2nd line that needs installing”. REALLY?!

Tried explaining everything, but not sure I was understood. Let’s see what happens when the next BT Openreach guy comes out . . .

Anyone experiences the same?

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Debbie-TalkTalk
Community Team - TT Staff
Message 21 of 43

Hi BerryViney

 

I'm really sorry to hear this.

 

I can raise a complaint so this can be discussed further with a complaints manager. Would you like me to arrange this?

 

Thanks

 

Debbie

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Message 22 of 43

Hi @Debbie-TalkTalk 

 

Thanks for picking this up. We are on ‘the list’ for a call back from one of the Fault Managers (again).

 

I saw an OR engineer working on the cabinet in our street, so seized my opportunity to have a chat . . .

 

Our services DO ‘run through’ the cabinet in our street, so I’m told it IS possible to re-route our data services through Cabinet 35, which WILL solve our speed issues, whilst leaving our voice connection connected to Cabinet 5.

 

However, it relies on TalkTalk giving OpenReach instructions to do just that; trying to explain that to the call agents/live chat is proving impossible. 

 

Thanks in in advance for your help : )

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Message 23 of 43

Hi BerryViney,

 

I'm sorry for the delay. Just to confirm, have you been contacted by a fault manager since your last post?

 

Thanks

 

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Message 24 of 43

Hi @Michelle-TalkTalk 

 

I called to chase this morning . . .

 

After a 40 minute call in which it went from, “someone from our Manchester Team should be calling you”, to “it’s no longer a technical issue as we’ve established the line is not fit for repair”, to “I can see there is already a new order been placed “ to we’re going to send an engineer” . . .

The end result being an appointment of a ‘Senior OpenReach Engineer’ . . . (Note ‘Senior’) 😉 for Wednesday “to confirm the necessity of (yet another) Cease & Re-Provide” . . .

 

Wednesday can’t come soon enough . . .

 

 

 

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Message 25 of 43

@Michelle-TalkTalk  And to add yet more  frustration, I’ve just received a ‘confirmation of our appointment’ txt confirming an engineer for *Thursday* . . .

 

Grrrrr!!!

 

Yet again another phone call . . . I wonder how long this one will last . . .

Message 26 of 43

Hi BerryViney,

 

I'm sorry to hear this. Have you contacted them again now or do you need us to look into this further for you?

 

Thanks

 

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Message 27 of 43

@Michelle-TalkTalk 

 

Appointment all sorted. Thanks.

 

Will let you know the outcome of Wednesday’s appointment . . .

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Message 28 of 43

Hi BerryViney,

 

Ok thanks for the update 🙂

 

Thanks

 

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Message 29 of 43

UPDATE:

 

Senior OpenReach Engineer last week came and confirmed for TalkTalk it was possible to re-route services and sent back a request for this to happen. Was told I don’t need to do anything, TalkTalk will be in touch. Sure enough, I received a Text asking me to contact to arrange an OpenReach engineer appointment, which I did for today.

 

Engineer arrived this morning and has been unable to re-route our services as first thought and have said that we would need to go through another full cease and re-provide and ensure that we get provided from the nearer cabinet; and has phoned TalkTalk to explain this . . .

 

Lets see what happens . . .

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Karl-TalkTalk
Community Team - TT Staff
Message 30 of 43

Hi

 

Thanks for the Update.  Please let us know if the teams contact you to progress this.

 

Thanks

 

Karl. 

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Message 31 of 43

Oh @Karl-TalkTalk the team have certainly been in touch . . .

 

Frustrated isn’t even the word!

 

BT Engineer came knocking on our door again after he left us this morning, phone in hand with TalkTalk on the other end, wanting to process our Cease.  Cease processed for the 5th August, we were told someone would call later to arrange the re-provide, which they duly did . . .

 

When the Agent on the end rung, he was totally befuddled as according to his system ‘there are no fibre services available at our address’.

’But we currently have a Fibre contract’ was my response . . .

’No, you don’t . . . *silence* . . . Do you?’

’Yes, we do. It’s due to cease on the 5th’

Then we went round in circles a few time, with the agent still being adamant that services were unavailable at our address, he transferred me to a Fault Manager.

Cue the ‘have you tried replacing the router?’, ‘have you had an engineer attend?’ questions. “YES, YES & YES”!

According to said Fault Manager, the reason that no services are available is because we need to wait for the Cease to fully complete to free up the line . . .

That wasn’t the case last time we were ceased and re-provided, to which he just repeated we have to wait for the cease to complete and then someone will phone the day after to arrange the reprovide, meaning potential days without internet whatsoever.

 

Thinking about it, could a possible explanation be that OpenReach have already started the process of re-routing as services, thus removed our address from the cabinet (which is why the system is saying ‘there are no services available’) and not yet moved it across?

 

Are your systems able to see such information?

The thought of trying to ask the CS agents such a question, fills me with dread and I don’t have a spare two hours 😉

 

Thanks again 🙂

 

Debbie-TalkTalk
Community Team - TT Staff
Message 32 of 43

Hi BerryViney

 

I'm really sorry to hear this.

 

I think we should escalate this complaint to our CEO's Office so this can be discussed and managed by a Complaints Manager. Would you like me to arrange this?

 

Thanks

 

Debbie

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Message 33 of 43

Morning @Debbie-TalkTalk

 

Yes please, I did ask the Live Agents if I could escalate complaint higher, but was told it’s already with the highest possible level. 🤷🏻‍♂️

 

How quickly can I expect contact; my concern is the Cease is still due to happen on 5th, with no date to re-provide. I don’t want to be left with no service whatsoever.

 

Thanks again. 

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Debbie-TalkTalk
Community Team - TT Staff
Message 34 of 43

Hi BerryViney

 

I've escalated your complaint to our CEO's Office and requested that you are contacted as soon as possible.

 

Thanks

 

Debbie

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Message 35 of 43

Hi BerryViney

 

Our CEO's Office have advised that they will be in contact with you within the next 24hrs.

 

Thanks

 

Debbie

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Message 36 of 43

@Debbie-TalkTalk 

 

Thats good to hear!

 

Thanks again. 🙂

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Debbie-TalkTalk
Community Team - TT Staff
Message 37 of 43

Hi BerryViney

 

No problem 🙂

 

Please let us know how you get on.

 

Thanks

 

Debbie

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Message 38 of 43

Hi @Debbie-TalkTalk 

 

No call from CEO office yet . . . however there is a glimmer of hope . . .

I received a call from our latest OpenReach engineer (who I have to say has gone above and beyond for us).

 

He’s told us that, unbeknown to him at the time he requested the Cease & Re-provide, there was already a migration planned on our account, which is due to complete on 12th August and will *fingers crossed* solve all our issues.

 

I’ve been advised the next step is to cancel the planned cease . . .

 

Is it a case now of waiting for that CEO office call??

 

 

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Debbie-TalkTalk
Community Team - TT Staff
Message 39 of 43

Hi BerryViney

 

Thanks for keeping us updated.

 

Yes our CEO's Office will be able to check and verify this information and advise on the next steps to take.

 

Thanks

 

Debbie

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Message 40 of 43

@Debbie-TalkTalk 

 

No call as yet . . .

 

Does the CEO office work weekends? Could I still expect a call tomorrow?

 

I’m sorry to say, it’s got to the stage now where I’m tempted to let the Cease progress and walk away from it all . . .