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Waiting 11 weeks for broadband and it goes on!

DawnRG
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Waiting 11 weeks for broadband and it goes on!

10th August we renewed our contract for plusnet phone and broadband for our move to a new build house. The phone eventually got connected on 8 October and broad band due within a week. Supposedly. We were then informed that BT/Open Reach had cancelled the broadband due to the inevitable tie pair issues. Plusnet reordered the broadband as 'priority'. Still no broadband and despite assurances from the provisioning team they will chase and get back to me guess what? Just another date for update. Don't you think it's time Plusnet management started getting tough with BT/OR? Its nauseating listening to the radio adverts stating how they are voted the best broadband and customer services provider while 11 weeks into the house move we are still waiting. The question number raised by the team is apparently one of the longest the provisioning team have dealt with. Where do we go from here? Cancel the contract and we're hammered for over £300. Sorry for the rant but we've been with plusnet since 2014 with no problems at all and now so much hassle.
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Re: Waiting 11 weeks for broadband and it goes on!

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Re: Waiting 11 weeks for broadband and it goes on!

Hiya @DawnRG, I am really sorry for the ongoing issues with your order and for the inconvenience that this is causing you.

 

I have taken a further look at this contacting our suppliers but we don't yet have any further information; we've been asked to check back for further updates on 25/10/2021. I have provided a more detailed response on your open ticket here: https://www.plus.net/wizard/?p=view_question&id=216954756.

 

If you have any further queries in the meantime at all, just get back to us on here.

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Re: Waiting 11 weeks for broadband and it goes on!


@DawnRG wrote:
Don't you think it's time Plusnet management started getting tough with BT/OR?

Think of it this way. In the BT plc empire there is, amongst others, Openreach and BT Retail.

Under the management of BT Retail is Premier provider BT, Mid Range provider EE, and at the bottom of the pile Budget provider Plusnet.

How can they get tough? Can you imagine Plusnet complaining to Ofcom?

You are obviously unlucky. Plusnet do their best but....

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refturner
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Re: Waiting 11 weeks for broadband and it goes on!

I believe that PlusNet are part of BT.

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@refturner

We're part of BT Group/Consumer, but we're a separate entity when it comes to handling orders with Openreach.

For @DawnRG I can see their line is finally installed and we've placed the broadband order which is due to complete on the 4th November before midnight. One of our provisioning teams has ownership and is keeping a close eye on this. 

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DawnRG
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Re: Waiting 11 weeks for broadband and it goes on!

So after now 12 weeks and receiving confirmation email and text that plusnet broadband would finally go live on 5 Nov (Friday) I have now been informed that OR have changed the status on their system to 'acknowledged' whatever that means due to a 'planning delay'. In other words its gone back a step. How come on the 29th Oct it was all good to go and now either OR and / or Plusnet have rescinded on this? What has changed between then and now? Why send the formal acknowledgement of activation when in fact it wasn't ready? There needs to some straight talking between Plusnet and OR because someone somewhere is giving out some false information and as the Plusnet customer we are the ones impacted by this. We also need far more details of WHAT this planning delay actually is. The devil is always in the details and we are just not getting those details, only vague excuses such as exception reports, tie pair issues, and now planning delays. This is simply not good enough and OFCOM WILL hear about this whole sorry saga. We will also be discussing compensation as a result of all this.
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Re: Waiting 11 weeks for broadband and it goes on!

Thanks for taking my call @DawnRG, I really appreciate your time and I'm truly sorry for the ongoing nature of your order.

 

I have updated your ticket just outlining our conversation today and as discussed, will be back in touch once I have a further update for you.

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