My broadband has been down since beginning of July though BT didn't register a complaint officially before 7th July. i have that number.
I have lost count of the number of calls I have made. I have been told since 6th July that first line of address is different between BT & Openreach. I was told that it will take maximum of 6 days to fix that. It is 25th July today and each time I call, the team gives a different answer. And the answer is , "We checked the data integrity today and will check it again tomorrow".
Has anyone experienced this? I find it very frustrating that 2 technology companies can't change a line of address in 19 days. I have asked BT to close the account though I didn't really want to do so because other providers arent giving fibre connection. Is BT's customer service always this appalling? some customer service agents were good. I spoke with Wendy today who didn't even have the patience to listen or update me what the next steps will be. "I can't help you it is with Data integrity team" is all she said.
Covid lockdown has mandated work from home for me and i cannot work without broadband. I have tried hacks with hotspots and mobile broadbands but none are reliable. So, i thought i will try to see if any moderators on this forum can get my voice heard. I'd have have thought 19 days should be adequate to update a line of address?
so is you BT account being cancelled?
Yes but not out of necessity but out of frustration. I would rather not if someone can get to the root of this and solve it. The account should cease on 29th July otherwise.
If you now have a cease order on your account I don't think there is anything can be done until that completes. Your action due to frustration is probably going to cause you more frustration and time without a connection
Hmm. so are you suggesting i let it close and move on? I have procured vodafone's mobile broadband, not ideal but workable.
Should I even bother thinking of going back as new client with BT?
@pkj I'm really sorry you've been left without broadband for such a long time and appreciate this is especially inconvenient when working from home.
It normally takes around a week to get Openreach to update their network records if the address is wrong on their side. If you have a cancellation order in place we may have to stop that in order to help as it will likely prevent us from updating the systems with your correct address information. If you'd like us to help please reply on the private message I sent and we'll be happy to assist.
All & @NeilO
Saga of changing 2 words in the address continues...I'd love to meet the person who sets the performance goals for "case team".
As per the last call from BT, I was told that another attempt will be made to correct the address with urgency and I will be updated today. No luck with the update & frustration continues.