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ratchetxxo
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Broadband activation delayed by a month

Hi,

I recently moved into a new house, and I've decided to go with Plusnet fibre optic broadband.

I set up my original order on the 20th of April and had an activation date quoted as the 4th May. In the following days my order was cancelled or put on hold (not sure why?) and a new activation date was set for around the 8th.

Today I received a notification saying that my activation date is now the 21st of May, a whole month after my order was placed. I understand that the '10 day minimum period is only a minimum estimation, but 30 days seems a bit much.

Normally I wouldnt mind waiting, but I have already paid upfront for the first month of broadband usage - which I haven't had yet. Would I be be paying for two months in advance by the time the direct debit comes out of my account or would the payment then wait?

Is there anything that can be done to speed up the activation? Thanks in advance.


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Townman
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Re: Broadband activation delays

Hi,

A warm welcome to the forums. The precise reason for the delay in YOUR order needs input from a staffer, but here are some generic reasons for cancellations and delays such as you have experienced.

BT Wholesale or BT Openreach find issues and rather than they fixing their own problems, they cancel the ISP’s order, in effect asking the iSP to sort out what’s wrong ... then ask BT to fix it. This often relates to errors in BT’s database regarding information relating to the phone line associated with your property.

There is an open cease order on the lone from a previous service provider for that line. Until the cease order is fulfilled or lifted no new orders will be accepted by BT.

Resources showing as available at the time of ordering are not available at the time of ordering. This can include fibre ports and the engineers to install the connection.

Payment up front - this is ‘held’ until the phone line is connected. This becomes your billing date. The second month’s charges will not be invoiced until a month after the connection date.

If the broadband is not connected the same day the bill will be adjusted.

Superusers are not staff, but they do have a direct line of communication into the business in order to raise issues, concerns and feedback from the community.

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2u2me
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Re: Broadband activation delayed by a month

As its a new house you are moving into, if possible have a chat with the neighbours see if they  are connected, as sometimes on new builds the developers are slow with the groundwork  duct laying. 

MatthewWheeler
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Re: Broadband activation delayed by a month

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Sorry to hear about the delay to your order.

Unfortunately this happened because the original orders we placed were rejected due to the previous owners of the line putting a cease on it.

This effectively stopped us from placing the orders until yesterday hence the date of the 21st.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

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Skeadugenga
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Re: Broadband activation delayed by a month

I've been getting exactly the same excuses about cancelled orders and computer errors.  I'm not moving house, I just tried to change suppliers.  Change was effective 16th April and I'm still waiting for Broadband - the "expected date" was the 4th yesterday, but now its just moved to the 9th.

 

My recommendation would be to cancel if you still can and if not then contact plusnet support every single day

jelv
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Re: Broadband activation delayed by a month

@Skeadugenga

It sounds as if you may have messed this up yourself by cancelling your previous supplier. Assuming that is the case what you should have done is just place an order with Plusnet as a migration. The termination of your old service and start of the Plusnet service would almost certainly have happened on the same day. Cancelling your old supplier first means that Plusnet cannot even place an order with BT Wholesale until after the cease has completed and therefore guarantees that you will be many days without any service from either your old supplier or Plusnet.

jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
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Skeadugenga
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Re: Broadband activation delayed by a month

"just place an order with Plusnet as a migration"

 

That's exactly what I did!

 

Very annoyed at your suggestion that any of this debacle has been my fault.

Gandalf
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Re: Broadband activation delayed by a month

@Skeadugenga I've replied to your thread over here.

 

@jelv Was your response meant for the OP instead?

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Re: Broadband activation delayed by a month


@Gandalf wrote:

@jelv Was your response meant for the OP instead?


Oops - yes!

jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
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ratchetxxo
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Re: Broadband activation delayed by a month

@jelv

 

If the reply was intended for me - this is my first time setting up broadband, so I didn't have a supplier to 'migrate' from. The previous tenant ceased her broadband/phoneline on the 20th, which is when I placed my original order.

ratchetxxo
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Re: Broadband activation delayed by a month

@MatthewWheeler Thanks for getting back to me Matthew, I appreciate the update. I will just have to be patient!

ratchetxxo
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Re: Broadband activation delays

Thanks for getting back to me @Townman, I appreciate your input here. As staff have replied, looks like I will have to wait this one out due to the line being ceased by the previous owner. Thanks again.

Gandalf
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Re: Broadband activation delays

I'm sorry about the delay in getting your services live @ratchetxxo

Let us know if you have any issues when your activation day comes around.

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MarkBoulding
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Re: Broadband activation delayed by a month

What a load of rubbish..... I experienced the same inefficiency with plusnet's provision of service.  PlusNet informed me of different cease dates applied to the property I was moving into, always putting back provision before, and after a lot of my time spent on hold awaiting an agent, that they had got the cease dates wrong and that the original cease date which was the first quoted was correct, this ended up, once again, putting provision of my service back by yet another 10-12 working days, although was given 1 months' free rental....... then plusnet go ahead and cancel the whole order for no reason and with no authority from me, and they think it is ok to so this then just email stating that the order has been cancelled and forget about it !  Contacted customer services (AGAIN) waited another 30 minutes for agent (AGAIN)Customer service ethos is completely lacking and unacceptable. I have received a credit of one months free rental on a service they don't want to supply, how incompetent and this is supposed to be a customer centric focus !