My mother (aged 84) moved house on 19 December and applied for her BT line to be transferred. That I cannot call her, and that she cannot call for help if necessary, is a cause of considerable anxiety, and positively dangerous. Here we are on 11 January and BT have still not got her line working, despite endless phone calls from me and my sister. Each time the BT assistant comes up with a different explanation. Last week, after being transferred from one assistant to another for 60+ minutes, the line simply dropped. This contemptibly bad service is due to the way that BT structures its customer service department: the priority of each individual is to deflect the enquiry, and not to take responsibility for solving the problem; no case notes logging the problem are kept on the computer. Has anyone else had similar experience?
Welcome to the forum and thanks for posting!
Sorry it's taking so long to get your Mum's line transferred over to her new house. I can appreciate how important it is for her to have a working service.
You can send us the details as we can check what's causing the hold up and help get things sorted from here. Click on my username and under the "about me" section of my profile you'll see the link to get in touch with us.
Normally we deal with each case as we receive them in turn however I can make an exception in this case due to the circumstances. Whenever you have completed the form, post back with "details sent" (or something along those lines without posting the reference number) and I'll get it picked up from here.
All the best,
this may help for future http://www.bt.com/includingyou/redesign2012/assets/downloads/FreePriorityFaultRepair.pdf
Thank you. So BT are aware that older & disabled people are vulnerable. A pity that it requires a form to be sent off for and then certification from a GP or hospital consultant.
After posting today, the Forum Moderator responded quickly and I was informed me that the line had been fixed. Unfortunately this is simply not the case - my mother's line still has a 'number out of service' block on it. I think BT is appalling.
Hi Robbie - I assume that it was you I spoke to this afternoon over the phone, and who told me that the line had been fixed? This is not the case. My mother's number still results in 'out of service' message. Nor does the 'temporary number' that she was given work.