Background to my issues
We were with BT for phone and broadband for 2 years then moved to John Lewis but had issues with connection speed and line noise (this part they sent out an engineer and seemed to help the issue), anyway it was the end of the contract to decided to switch back as we had no issues previously.
Phone and broadband switched over in May to BT, once switched over we noticed we were only getting 1mb download speed the line is capable of a steady 7mb. So called BT to find out the issue this is when the call centre noticed the issue of noise on the line which was so bad the found it difficult to here our call. Engineer booked to come out the following Wednesday, which we organised my father to be in attendance as its a holiday home and we wouldnt be there. Anyway no engineer turned up so after many calls to India they could not offer any reason why they didnt turn up. Engineer booked again for the following week, again orgainsed my father to attend, the engineer turned up but couldnt find any fault so left within 5 minutes with no real explanation.
Again calls to India and another engineer booked again for the following week this time a broadband boost engineer as it was described.
I organised to be in attendance myself taking time off work, the engineer turned up and was very helpful, check the line done some tweaks knew about some work that had been carried out in the immediate area that was probably the cause for the noise on the line but this seems to be solved, check the broadband and sure enough connection speed of 1.125mb tried various things but could not improve it. He went to the exchange and check the line same thing showing it was capable of 8Mb but only getting 1.125mb it was then it was noted that BT Broadband were had only requested a fix rate service and not ADSL max therefore the line is restricted. He cannot change there service as this has to come from the provider.
So another call to India, for over two hours trying to explain what i had been told, only to get passed around to have to do the same thing over and over.at the end of the call eventually they agreed to speak to BT Wholsale and get us moved to the correct product. That was two weeks ago, I am currently on the phone to BT again and now i am being told that they need to do a cease and reprovide so will lose all service for 3 weeks till it is reprovided, and that nothing had been done since my last call and that they shouldnt have said what they said.
Its so frustrating, now when talking to BT we have been cut off and i have been put back in a que which was over an hour this morning
Please can someone help
It shouldnt be this hard to get a service
Thanks in advance
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welcome to the BT community forum where customers help customers and only BT employees are the forum mods
in order for the forum members to help please can you post the adsl stats from your router you may need to 'show detail' to get all stats (if hub enter 192.168.1.254 in your browser and navigate to adsl or if HH4/5 then go to troubleshooting then logs and you are looking for 2 line together when hub last connected to internet and they will show your connection speed and noise margin or if netgear enter 192.168.0.1). Then run btspeedtester (MAC users may have problems). when first test completes then run diagnostic test and post the results ( do not reset the router).
are you connected directly via a filter to the NTE5 master or test socket or to somewhere else? Is the master the only phone socket in your home?
Have you tried the quiet line test? - dial 17070 option 2 - should hear nothing - best done with a corded phone. if cordless phone you may hear a 'dull hum' which is normal
Someone may then be able to offer help/assistance/suggestions to your problem
This is the detials from the event log
|18:34:09, 30 Jun.||( 77.510000) DSL is up|
|18:34:08, 30 Jun.||( 76.430000) DSL noise margin: 19.00 dB upstream, 31.20 dB downstream|
|18:34:07, 30 Jun.||( 76.360000) DSL line rate: 288 Kbps upstream, 1152 Kbps downstream|
certainly stats show 1mb fixed conenction mods will be able t help and will post contact us link here can you enter phone number and post results remember to delete number https://www.btwholesale.com/includes/adsl/main.html
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Downstream Line Rate(Mbps)
Upstream Line Rate(Mbps)
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For all ADSL and WBC Fibre to the Cabinet (VDSL or G.fast) services, the stable line rate will be determined during the first 10 days of service usage.
This line is on a Market A Exchange.
Throughput/download speeds will be less than line rates and can be affected by a number of factors within and external to BT's network, Communication Providers' networks and within customer premises.
The Stop Sale date for Datastream is from 30-Jun-2012; the Formal Retirement date for Datastream is from 30-Jun-2014.
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Thanks for your post and welcome back!
It does look like you're on a fixed rate 1meg service from looking at what you have posted. I'll be able to help with the regrade to the max product from here to get your speed up to the fastest the line can support.
Click on my username here >> RobbieMac << and you'll see our contact link on the left hand side underneath my profile picture.
thanks for your reply, i have contacted you directly as requested
thanks for helping
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