My first post in the forum is about ordering issues, I cannot resolve this through the normal route, having tried numerous times including discussions with Easy Assist and Infinity Order Management.
In summary I ordered Infinity 1 by mistake and what I want is Infinity 2. From 24/02 to 06/03 there has been a catalogue of errors and my order is in a real mess. Here are the details:
I ordered Infinity 1 online on 24/02/14, paid £141 for line rental saver, £30 install charge plus £6.95 for delivery of the kit. Immediately I realised Infinity 2 is what I want and phoned within an hour to request an order amendment.
I was advised an order amendment was not possible. I would have to cancel my order and start again after 24 hours, I would receive a full refund. Although it appeared a little odd that an order just placed could not be amended, I agreed and my order was cancelled for me.
24 hours later the order was still active... 48 hours later order still active... Chased numerous times via 151, I have lost count of the number of times.
Phoned again to chase things up, got through to Easy Assist (by accident) there was a problem, parts of the order apparently were not cancelled. It would be sorted in 48 hours and someone would phone me to confirm.
Waited another 48 hours, order still not cancelled. Tried to phone easy assist, found it impossible via the automated operator which does not respond to "easy assist". Chased again via 151, promised a fix again.
I eventually managed to contact Infinity Order Management, who apologised profusely, to their credit they admitted that my order cancellation had not happened at all and they would resolve it by 03/03/14, I could re-order on 04/03/14. Someone would own the problem, (they didn’t) Someone would phone me to confirm, (they didn’t).
05/03/14 My order is still not cancelled. The new home hub turned up today. Phoned Infinity Order Management again on their direct line, was put in the overflow queue, got through to India who said when asked that they were Infinity Order Management but after spending 10 minutes expalining the problem it turned out they were not and they put me back in a queue to guess where... Infinity Order Management.
05/03/14 Eventually I got through to Infinity Order Management who now say the BT part was cancelled but no-one had bothered to check the Openreach order which is still active. I have been promised a fix but that has happened 5 or 6 times already.
06/03/14 My order is still active. I'm now desperate to make sure Openreach don't install fibre om Monday.
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Just out of curiosity, can you not just upgrade to infinity 2 once fibre broadband is installed? or it can't be done?
I am not infinity user, or even a BT customer, so know nothing about how BT infinity packages work.
Before anything gets changed, have you carried out a check to see if it will be worth getting Infinity 2.
Use this checker. You won't be able to use the phone checker if you don't have a BT line but you should be able to use the address checker. It is not as accurate as the phone checker but it should give you a reasonable guide to what speed you can get.
The apparently simplest option was to cancel and start again. In hindsight I would have just let it run, as you suggest. I've been told it's too late now to carry on with the order because some components have been cancelled, others have not, so I assume the new contract would not be set up right on the system.
Thanks gg30340, I've taken your advice and used the Broadband checker on my line, it shows FTTC A available Downstream 79.6 to 59.9 Upstream 20 - 19.6 FTTC B Downstream 70.3 - 41.3 Upstream 20 - 13.9 The cable from the cabinet to the house is only about 50ft so if it's a clean connection from end to end it should be a good service (I hope). My current copper service is slow at around 3 meg.
StuartH resolved my stuck order which had fallen down several cracks in the system, it was far from straightforward and much of the work was done out of hours and over the weekend. I had a complete solution and follow up. This was above and beyond expectations and really was the best support experience I can recall from any major utility. All credit to you StuartH, thank you.