Our home was hit by lightning on the evening of 10/08 and one of the many things to have happened (besides the hole in the roof!) was the loss of our BT Landline and Broadband.
I have been tracking the fault 'progress' in the BT App and it pretty much moves a day every other day. The expected fix date is now 02/09, 3 weeks after the initial report.
I have phoned BT and also raised a complaint but nothing is happening.
I think 3 weeks is too long, even under the current terrible circumstances. Like many people, my Wife & I work from home and my children are trying to prepare for exams when they return to school next.
How do I escalate this so we get this resolved? Also, what are my legal rights at this point as I intend to pursue this route if we cannot resolve this ASAP?
is it just you that have lost your phone line or are your neighbours affected as well have you checked to see if there is an openreach major fault. the repair may be far more that just your line
We were informed yesterday by the BT Operator that someone from the BT Complaints team would contact yesterday, they didn't.
I have asked forum mods to see if they can help but as they are really busy unlikely before your expected fix date of 2/9. if delayed again then mods will be aware
Hi @seama, welcome to the community and thanks for posting, I'm really sorry it's taking longer than expected to repair your line, it's likely this is affecting more lines than just yours if it was caused by lightning which and we'll be happy to find out what's happening if you send over your details. I'll send you a private message so you can get in touch.
PM sent and thank you for your help.
I have spoken to all of our neighbours and none have any issues with their telephone line or broadband.
When I speak with the BT Operators, they are unable to provide any information on the issue as they are not being updated by Open Reach. I have raised a complaint with BT but have not had a response from the Complaints Dept.
The expected fix date has yet again been pushed back and is now 03/09. Does anyone know how to escalate a complaint?
The expected fix date has yet again been pushed back and is now 04/09. Does anyone know how to escalate a complaint?
The mods should be able to help but it does take a few days for your PM to reach the top of their queue.