Hi, I'm new to the forum and really hoping someone can offer advice or help with my Openreach connection issue. I seem to be going round and round in circles when I speak to BT, Openreach and my site developer over the phone so I thought I'd try the online approach (last chance saloon!).
Here goes... I've recently moved into a new build property that has an Openreach box installed inside and an external box set up on the front of the house. Both boxes have been successfully installed and an Openreach engineer visited the property a few weeks ago to 'blow' through the fibre?! At this stage the engineer told me that the line should now be live and the PON light on the box (which is flashing green) should go solid within 24 hours, at which point I can continue with my BT phone/broadband/tv order.
Unfortunately (some 3 weeks later) the PON light is still flashing green and I still can't place an order! Very frustrating as my wife runs a home business and we desperately need an internet connection as we are spending a small fortune on extra data bundles for our mobile phones.
I've spoken to our site developers numerous times but they keep telling me that the issue is with Openreach and there's nothing they can do. As far as their concerned we should be online already. But to-date I can't seem to get a reasonable response from Openreach as to when the problem (if there even is one?!) should be resolved.
I've also spoken to the BT customer service team a few times but they can't process my order and keep telling me that they will investigate with Openreach and get back to me in 24-48 hours. But everytime I get in touch I hear nothing back.
Not sure where to turn to next, this is all getting rather painful to say the least.
Thanks in advance for any help!
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Welcome to this user forum. @AndreOff
Unfortunately the only people who can help with this, it the FTTP team on 0800 587 4787, however as it appears thay you are going to need a BT Business connection, you may be best speaking to to BT Business sales, as business connections get priority.
A residential connection is not intended for business use, as explained in the residential T&Cs.
Hi @Keith_Beddoe, many thanks for the reply.
After getting your advice I spoke to the BT FTTP sales team and they did their best to help me out but unfortunately there were still problems processing my order (I should also add that my wife works from home a lot but also has a registered business office where the core business is run and I checked and there's no need to get a business service for our home address).
The BT FTTP team found our new home address on the system but said that the phone line status was labelled as a 'copper' service instead of a 'fibre' service, which was causing the order to fail as it should be set as a 'fibre' service as we have full FTTP installed. The broadband status is already labelled on the system as a 'fibre' service so there is no problem with that part of the order.
The BT FTTP team told me that Openreach now have to change the phone line status from copper to fibre in order to complete my order. They said that they would request this change internally and get back to me ASAP, but 48hrs later and I've still heard nothing back?! They always say they will call back but never do!
Any ideas on how I can pursue this further and get Openreach to change the status of the phone line from copper to fibre? Getting rather desperate for our phone and broadband line to be installed now, feels like we're so close but yet so far at the same time!
I have asked a moderator for advice, if its just a database issue.
Thanks for posting. I can appreciate how frustrating this is for you but we can't help with FTTP orders or queries. Your best bet would be to try chasing them on 0800 587 4787.
Try emailing Gavin Patterson.
The mods won't let me post his email address here but Google is your friend.
I feel your pain, ive not had any luck with any service provider or Openreach, no light at the end of the tunnel infuriating . Been in a new build for over two weeks still no sign of getting a connection of any sort.