Today I have heard from the Ombudsman that , "The company has confirmed that it has implemented all resolutions required on the case." I have also heard from BT today by text & email that they are refunding the price increase on my line rental. The amount stated (£17.67) is more than I calculated but they have not shown how they arrived at that sum. I now await the required letter of apology.
It is not clear how this affects anyone else who bought a LRS and who have not taken out a complaint with BT which led to deadlock and then the Ombudsman. However, I hope that BT make things much clearer to all of us with their communications in the future.
Today (6th July 2022) I have received BT's letter of apology. This is what it says -
"We’ve received the final decision from the Ombudsman, the below points confirm what’s been agreed and completed:
· Apply a credit to cover the price increase to the LRS from 31 March 2022, until the end of the LRS period and provide writing confirmation of this to Mr Cridland. £17.67 has now been applied to your BT account
· Issue an apology for the level of service received.
I can confirm that the credit has been placed and will show on your next bill
I’d like to take this opportunity to personally apologise, I’m sorry for the inconvenience and frustration this matter’s caused. We’ll be doing some analysis on your complaint to review our mistakes; this insight will help us improve the service we give our customers. I hope your next contact with BT goes much smoother.
I trust I’ve covered all the points raised in the final decision, but if I’ve missed anything please let me know.
(The letter then gave the name, telephone number and postal address of the person who wrote the letter, who was from the Ombudsman Interface Team, Executive Customer Resolution )
Well BT are at it again. A 14% increase which in their terms translates to £5.61 0n a BB charge of £15. This is a 30% increase. No matter how you explain it away, if you are getting a £20 quid odd discount on your line rental, the rise must exclude that so the 30% must apply to the BB charge.
the increase applies to your broadband package cost - there is no longer a line rental separate charge. your comments about LRS are more than covered here
It's interesting to note on another money forum someone is claiming to have been told by BT that it's a mistake, wonder if they'll do away with it on the back of all this
I would not say expert is an accurate description of you.
Sorry but no. I made my judgement on the content of one post so I apologise if my opinion is misguided.