I've moved in to my elderly parents home as their carer. I transferred my BT account to this address however I requested to retain their home telephone number as they have had it since 1973. I was given a temporary number and the request to switch to the old number was put through on 24th May. I received a confirmation SMS with the correct details of the number which was to be adopted and infotnec this would occur by midnight on 31st May. In the early hours of 31st May I received an email confirming that the switch had taken place however the number that my home address had now been allocated was not the one that was requested and as confirmed in the SMS. I lodged a complaint and I was then referred over to a call handler overseas who was unable to give me a straight answer as to what had happend. I was assured that I would receive a call back today to explain what had happened however when I asked if he could provide a rough time he then said within hours. When I said that wasn't today he changed this to 15 hours. He also seemed completely disinterested and dismissive. I apologise but because of previous experiences where overseas handlers have marked up my complaints as having been resolved when they have not I have no confidence in this process. My last experience concluded with an overseas supervisor telling me I wasn't a good son as I wasn't looking after my parents properly! I'm concerned that as every second passes the old telephone number may get allocated to another customer which would be a nightmare for my parents to try and tell their friends and family of a new number especially as most of the family live overseas.
The complaint ref is ***edited by mod***
I'm hoping that someone in the UK can take ownership of this error and to try and explain how a request for a number change ending 6190 can be shown as completed correctly when it now actually ends in 2144 ?
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Welcome to this user forum. @Iannelli999
The old number would not be re-allocated to another customer for a long time. The number change could take up to 24 hours to be implemented.
I have asked a moderator to provide assistance, they will post an invite on this thread.
They are the only BT employees on this forum, and are based in the UK.
I have done this just in case the renumber does not happen.
Hi @Iannelli999 and welcome.
I've edited your post to remove the complaint reference. I'll be happy to lend a hand with this if you wish. Can you please drop me over an email with your details? You'll get the contact the moderators link in my profile.
Thanks for confirming that @Iannelli999.
I've checked our queue and can see your email. We deal with cases in turn so once you reach the top of the queue either myself or one of the other moderators will be in touch.