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JonathanAnsell
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Fault Logging Problem

Anyone else had a problem when reporting faults online?

Parents ran the fault diagnostics this afternoon as they keep having broadband problems. It identified an external fault so they filled in the details and were given a VOL reference.

They have not recieved and email as you'd normally expect. The BT website doesn't list any open faults, but when checking the service in my area section that does suggest there is an open fault. The MyBT app also suggests an open fault but there is no way to see the details of it.

I can't track it via the VOL reference so was wondering if there was anyway of checking if an Openreach engineer is actually going to be assigned.

The reference is xxxxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxxx if anyone can help.

 

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Distinguished Guru
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Message 2 of 23

Re: Fault Logging Problem

Please remove the VOL nukmber, this is a public website and the number is a personal identifier to your parents.

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Re: Fault Logging Problem

Hi @JonathanAnsell are any more details available if they log into their My BT at www.bt.com/mybt?

You mentioned there that there's a fault in the area - is that currently showing on our own service status page?

if there is a fault in the area, we may not be able to progress your parent's fault individually (assuming their issue is linked to that), but the quickest way to check would be to try the live chat faults team.

They should be able check the fault and see what the latest update is (again, if the issue is linked to an issue in the area, there mightn't be much we can do at this stage). Have you tried them at all yet?

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Message 4 of 23

Re: Fault Logging Problem

It would help if you named the exchange area.

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JonathanAnsell
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Message 5 of 23

Re: Fault Logging Problem

@StephanieG thank you for editing my post.

When logged into their account no open faults show at all.

The service status page shows that their area has no issues but that they do have an open broadband fault. When you click on see details though and either authenticate with the account number or BT logon details it generates an error message.

@pippincp They are located on the Hunmanby exchange. Served by cabinet 3 I believe.
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JonathanAnsell
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Message 6 of 23

Re: Fault Logging Problem

Quick update.

Just logged into their BT account and there is now a fault showing however it has a different VOL number to the one that the diagnostic tool generated.
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Distinguished Sage
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Message 7 of 23

Re: Fault Logging Problem

If its a failure affecting a number of customers, then it will have a different fault reference, but all other reports will be linked to it, but not visible.

It could be an MSO (Major Service Outage)

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Message 8 of 23

Re: Fault Logging Problem

Last reports available to me from Openreach are at 3pm. I can only see cabinet problems unless it is a major structual one as are normally reported on "Matters beyond our control" reports, storm damage etc.

I'll check in the morning for you (9am) and see if the is anything.

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Message 9 of 23

Re: Fault Logging Problem

Nothing reported for the cabinets in that area or MSO's.

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JonathanAnsell
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Message 10 of 23

Re: Fault Logging Problem

Just had a phone call to say an engineer has been round but couldn’t find any fault.

Don’t know specifics of what he did but apparently he’s reset something and it’ll take about 10 days for the line to settle. (DLM at a guess).

He said that something happened last night somewhere to cure it though. Which seems an odd comment to make.
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