Moved into a new house over a week ago and was due to be connected day 1 to BT. Unfortunately the previous owners left a day or two of overlap and BT kept cancelling my orders. Now I am following up with customer support, they appear to be helpful but keep going over the same information and keep telling me the line is still marked as in use in the system (even though it went offline a week ago).
They sent me a mini hub which is a nice gesture but totally useless to me. I work remotely and connect through a hardware VPN and my father who lives with us is in the same situation, so we are both unable to work. Really wish these minis had an ethernet output and decent antennas as I am seeing around 3mbps average.
So not sure what to do now, no one is committing to a date and say it's in the hands of Openreach.
I have had no issues with the BT staff and don't want to be an **bleep** as I believe what they say. But I need a date because I'm in a busy period at work.
Thoughts or anyone else who has experienced this?
This should have been done as a working line takeover where BT take over the existing line, and the current occupants are informed of this, and need not take any action.
If however they prevent this from happening, and simply cease their service, the the BT orders will fail until their service has been totally ceased, which could take up to 10 days.