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Ordered a simple switch, keeping my old number from TalkTalk to BT. On the activation day all my services (phone and broadband) seized at around 10 am. At around 8 pm on the same day I called BT customer services to enquire on the progress of the activation. They informed me that the previous provider had not released the number and that the problem would be resolved within the day.
Next day, still without any servie, called back to be informed that the previous provider declined the request on the grounds that they had already ported the number to BT(!). I was politely informed that now I need to wait without phone or internet for at least another 10 days before they inform me on the progress of this issue.
This is compeltely unacceptable, a simple switch left me with no internet and phone. Of couse, there was no way to escalate this issue through the customer services. I am really frustrated, this heavily affects my work.
Any help on how to proceed so that I get a solution to this sooner?
I have asked a moderator to provide assistance, they will post an invite on this thread.
They are the only BT employees on this forum, and are a UK based team of people, who take personal ownership of your problem.
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I'm really sorry for the problems you've had transferring your number across to us which has now resulted in you having no services at all
The best thing for you to do would be to contact our order specialist team and allow them the chance to put things right. I will drop you a private message now which will include the link to the order team whereby you can chat with them online. This order team is based in the UK and will own your complaint until everything is sorted out.
Should you have any further problems after speaking with this team please let us know.
Following the advice here, I contacted BT order specialist Team, who more or less offered me the same date as the next milestone at which I will be getting more info on the progress of the issue. No solution, just an update! 11 days, just to update me on the next steps!
In practical terms this means that after 11 days without phone or internet, having to commute to go to the office on weekends to work now, I will still not know when the problem will be resolved.
They have provided a generic excuse as in 'there are several port issues'. I honestly do not understand why a simple switch (not the first time by the way) from a provider to another can cause such a mess.
It seems is also impossible to put an order with another provider as they all are unable to provide service to my address now. I feel I am helpless, and to be honest this is one of the few times that as a consumer I feel I can do abolutely nothing to get out of this deadlock. (maybe moving houses).