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justinwburns
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Free Upgrade to SuperFast Broadband that isn't free

After receiving a flyer from BT saying I could upgrade to super fast broadband for free with a charge of £9.99 for a new hub I thought i would take them up on what seemed to be a good offer.

The swap over was supposed to be a smooth transition!!

I was left with no broadband for 4 days and no new hub arrived. This was eventually resolved.

I have now just received my new bill !!  Despite me asking multiple times and confirming this was free and i wouldn't incurr any more costs my bill has gone up over £20 per month for the broadband package!!

I am fairly careful and savvy regarding these sort of promotions and seem to have either been caught out or misled.

The customer service rep has not really been of any help so I am awiting a call form their "manager"

I was wondering if anyone has experienced anything similar - when free doesn't really meant free!!

Thanks In Advance

JB

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Message 2 of 11

Re: Free Upgrade to SuperFast Broadband that isn't free

Welcome to this user forum. @justinwburns 

What date was your broadband upgraded?

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justinwburns
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Re: Free Upgrade to SuperFast Broadband that isn't free

Hi There

I set everything in motion in March and didn't receive until April after all the issues. This is the AD below.

Best Wishes

JB

Upgrade your broadband to keep up with the rest of the UK. For free.
BT Sport
Hello,
We want to help you join over 4 million UK homes doing even more of the things they love.
Whether you want to keep in touch with friends and family with video chats, stream more films, play more online or just do everything a bit faster, Superfast Fibre† can help:
 An average speed of 50Mbps
That's 5x faster than standard broadband speeds
 Unlimited monthly usage
No limits to how much you do online
 An award-winning Smart Hub1
Our most powerful wi-fi in your home (just £9.99 delivery)
That's why we're offering you an upgrade to Superfast Fibre for free. Simply tell us you'd like to upgrade. We'll then check to see if your home's ready for fibre and get you up and running in no time.
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Message 4 of 11

Re: Free Upgrade to SuperFast Broadband that isn't free

I assuming you mean March 2019.

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.

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Re: Free Upgrade to SuperFast Broadband that isn't free

have you tried live chat for explanation  https://www.bt.com/help/home/contactus/public/echat/prechatsurvey.html?type=r&webreason=10007&num=98...



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justinwburns
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Re: Free Upgrade to SuperFast Broadband that isn't free

I have tried live chat and all I kept getting quoted was the new price!
Thanks for your help
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Re: Free Upgrade to SuperFast Broadband that isn't free

Hi @justinwburns  and welcome to the community.

 

I'm sorry there's been some confusion with your regrade. You've mentioned this has been raised to a manager call back so we'll take a step back for now but please keep us updated on how you get on.

 

Cheers

 

David 

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Re: Free Upgrade to SuperFast Broadband that isn't free

Unfortunatly there has been no call within the past 24hours  as per conversation below.

All right Justin, I'll arrange the call back for you in next 24 hours with my manager who will help you further..
May I also ask for your preferred mobile number please/?
Kevichutuo - 10:38

I think I am left with no option but to go to the complaints department and see if anyone can help.

thanks

JB

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Re: Free Upgrade to SuperFast Broadband that isn't free

@justinwburns I'm sorry you weren't called back as agreed, I'll send you a Private Message with details on how you can get in contact with the mod team and we'll be happy to help you get this sorted.

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Re: Free Upgrade to SuperFast Broadband that isn't free

Thank you 

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