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Urgent help needed - Delay in installation

shilapatel67
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Urgent help needed - Delay in installation

Hi there,

 

I was due to get my plusnet activated and set up last week or so, the engineer came round and stated that somewhere would need to be dug up etc to get a phone line... 

 

So the catch is that Virgin media said they cannot extend my contact by 1 month as Plusnet have already transferred the number over.. so as of yesterday I am left without no internet and no telephone.. with Plusnet seemingly being very slow with giving me at-least a timescale? 

 

Surely this can be escalated to Openreach?

 

Thanks,

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OllieC
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Re: Urgent help needed - Delay in installation

Hi @shilapatel67

 

Please accept my sincerest apologies for the issues that have been encountered. Due to external dig work your service activation will be delayed. We use the BT infrastructure which is different to Virgin and if there isn't a suitable BT line already at your premises delays can be experienced but we completely understand your frustration regarding this.

 

I have provided a full update for you which can be followed here

 

Kind Regards

 

 

 

shilapatel67
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Re: Urgent help needed - Delay in installation

Hi there,

 

Thanks for the reply. I understand the infrastructure is different. But I also forsee this taking a while, so what am I meant to do about not having an internet connection.. telephone line is excusable.. but since the number was transferred over to Plusnet, VM were unable to extend the contract... 

 

Where does this leave me in terms of compensation/hotspots etc? 

 

Surely this is due diligence that should've been done prior to giving me an activation date?

OllieC
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Re: Urgent help needed - Delay in installation

Hi @shilapatel67

 

I'm afraid this isn't something we can foresee until engineers go out to activate your service. If they find that there is a fault with your infrastructure or work required to provide you a service overall this will delay your order. We outline this on sign up and in our terms and conditions.
We can of course look into a proportionate gesture of goodwill once live but we would be unable to refund for any costs incurred to yourself.

 

I'm really sorry that I have to provide you this information as I know it isn't the response you were hoping for.
Your account has been taken as a personal by myself and once I have more information I will be in touch as soon as I can.

 

Kind Regards

shilapatel67
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Re: Urgent help needed - Delay in installation

I understand..

Thank you very much for handling this personally, really appreciate it

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shilapatel67
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Re: Urgent help needed - Delay in installation

@OllieC or anyone else, any updates on this please?

Gandalf
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Re: Urgent help needed - Delay in installation

It looks like @OllieC is not yet in the office, so I've chased this up with Openreach on his behalf.

We've been advised that this is still with the dig team and they've not received an update yet, so the adviser I discussed this with is e-mailing the relevant person to chase this up.

We should know more on 09/05/2019. Apologies for the inconvenience caused by the delay.

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shilapatel67
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Re: Urgent help needed - Delay in installation

Hi there,

 

@Gandalf @OllieC just a nudge for an update whenever either of you get in the office today Smiley

 

Bearing in mind I am still without internet & telephone, any escalation to speed things up would be appreciated - or if anything is needed from my side.. pictures of my driveway etc cos ideally I want this to be done in one hit whenever Openreach schedule the installation..

 

Thanks,

adamwalker
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Re: Urgent help needed - Delay in installation

Hi there, I've just chased this up with Openreach now for you as we're not seeing any updates on their systems just yet. The pass on their apologies for the delays as do we. 

 

I've added an update to your account for you: https://www.plus.net/wizard/?p=view_question&id=189642021

 

Adam

 

 

 

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shilapatel67
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Re: Urgent help needed - Delay in installation

Thanks for the reply,

Had a chap out today who got the approval from the neighbour etc, drew a line where the new bt line should be placed etc..

Things seem to be moving finally hopefully.

Suprsingly I just recieved a phone call on my land-line, so not too sure how that has happened.. Is there anyway to check if Virgin has still got ahold of it? Because they gave me confirmation of my account being closed (can confirm no Internet is being provided by them anymore though)

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shilapatel67
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Re: Urgent help needed - Delay in installation

Also just to add to my prior post, the chap today had installed a junction box on my external wall because he said that'll mean the external workers can get us set up quicker..

Now does that mean once external work is complete we would need another engineer to come and run the telephone line inside the house to be put beside the existing virgin media telephone socket?
HarryB
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Re: Urgent help needed - Delay in installation

Hi @shilapatel67,

 

As it currently stands, the order is still in a delayed state and we're currently awaiting further updates from our suppliers regarding external work and a review of this work.

Having said this, it's possible that the work you've mentioned has given you a working phone line despite the order not completing yet, although I'd hope the phone number is still active with your previous provider if you've opted to port the number form them, as it could cause problems completing the order with a number port if the number is no longer active with the losing provider.

 

We'll continue to monitor this for you and should hopefully have further updates regarding the order next week for you.

 

Thanks for your patience.

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shilapatel67
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Re: Urgent help needed - Delay in installation

Hi @HarryB - It seems as if VM may have temporarily turned it into an incoming phone line only (from what I can read online) - I doubt the Plusnet telephone is up and running as from the markings on the pavement and driveway, it is a whole new line that is needed to be installed..

 

Thanks - I shall await further updates (although I hope soon) 

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Re: Urgent help needed - Delay in installation

 

Thanks for responding @shilapatel67 - we appreciate the update.

 

As soon as we know more in terms of your order, we'll be in touch.

 

Best wishes

 

Dave

shilapatel67
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Re: Urgent help needed - Delay in installation

Just a ping to whomever for any update today, thank you.