Let me summarise the events:
24 August - I've placed an order for Bt Infinity. The engineer was scheduled to visit the property on 12 September.
12 September - The engineer made the first visit to my property. Some work was done but he needed to access a cupboard in a communal area, for which I didn't have the key. He told me he would mark the job as incomplete and another engineer would finish the job.
16 September - The second engineer came to my place and had access to the cupboard. After doing some work he told me that the line was ready to receive the service but I needed to contact BT in order 'to flip the switch at the exchange (BT cabinet?)' because he wasn't allowed to do that. He told me that in the meantime I should al least have regular broadband speeds but the router didn't connect at all. I've contacted BT and I was told that my order was cancelled.
16 September to 19 September - I've been contacting BT every day since the 16th and each time I spoke to a support person I got a different response. One told me that an engineer would go to the cabinet on the 16th (clearly that didn't happen). Another one reissued the order (which was automatically cancelled minutes later). The next one told me to place a new order (with the activation date scheduled for October 5th) and finally today I receive a call telling me that a another new order was placed because the previous was cancelled. Now the activation date is scheduled for October 10th.
I have the phone line ready to have your service and you're making me wait more than one month?
This post will be the last time I'll try to contact you before I jump ship and order Virgin Media services.
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Good news. It appears that my service is now activated. Now I only have to make sure that the 2 still open orders on mybt are cancelled so I don't get more nasty surprises.
That's great to hear @Anonymous.
Once we pick up your ticket we'll be able to check those orders and close them for you.
Aaanndd... broadband service disconnected again. I've just received an email saying that my phone service is ready. No mention of the broadband service. Now only the phone is working and the router is disconnected. 😕
Hi @Anonymous Sorry about that. I could not get the order to cancel the broadband (linked to your original order) cancelled. I am working on getting your broadband connected and will be in touch tomorrow morning to update you.
Hi @Anonymous Order has been placed on Friday but directly with Wholesale. I am waiting confirmation of connection date and will update you later today.