BT


What is a reasonable amount of time do you think, for BT to mend a fault?
12th October I entered work only to discover that our broadband line had stopped working.  On having a lengthy conversation (20 mins) with BT man, we discover that the line is dead, a fault at the exchange, so they tell me.  “But don’t worry madam, your call is very important to us and I will have this problem sorted for you within a couple of minutes”.  “Wow impressive” or so I thought.  BT man checks again and informs me that this will take a little longer than he had first thought and it would need to be bumped up to a higher level of technician as the fault is at the exchange rather than with the line to the property.  But not to fear, he would have a technician out to us so quickly that it would be sorted in no time. If you could just hold the line I’ll let you know when someone can come out and sort……………………..
“Madam, thank you for holding – your technician will be with you by the 17th October”
“What 5 days?”
“Madam, unfortunately this is the soonest we can get to you”
17th October I entered work in the happy thought that after 5 long days and night’s we would have our internet back – phew!  WRONG !!!!!!!!
Back on the phone to BT another lengthy conversation (34 mins) with BT man we discover that the BT line has been mended, however, there is now a problem with the internet.  “But don’t worry madam, your call is very important to us and I will have this problem sorted for you within a couple of minutes”. “ Wow Impressive” (only joking) BT man checks again and informs me that the network problem is once again at the exchange, but now that they are aware of this they will have it mended in no time.  If you could just hold the line I’ll let you know when someone can come out and sort………………………………………….
“Madam, thank you for holding – the problem will be sorted within 48 hours”
“What 2 days?”
“Madam, unfortunately this is the soonest we can get someone to your exchange to sort” 
20th October I entered work happy in the thought that after 7 long days and night’s we would have our internet back – Thank God!  WRONG!!!!!!!
Back on the phone to BT I tried 4 times within the day to call BT and the line just rings, however, my call is important to them but someone will answer my call shortly.  Nevertheless by 5.30 no one had answered my call and I would have to start again tomorrow.
21st October I entered work with dread and horror, what would today, without internet be like (8 long days and nights)
Back on the phone to BT I tried and I tried, but yet BT still wouldn’t pick up, my call to was important to them, but today they were receiving a high number of call’s
5.30 came and went – and the weekend was fast approaching and still no communication with BT.
24th October, Just in case, I started work at home this morning reading and answering email’s, sorting out the banking and trying to sort everything that could be done, that would need any connection with the internet or email system. 
I laughed with my husband, saying that when I got to work everything would be up and running and I hadn’t needed to do all this…….. Wrong!!!!
24th October and we still haven’t got Internet (12 days now) This is now become fast beyond a joke, (after all this is business internet – not home internet) So again, back on to BT
“Don’t worry madam, your call is very important to us and I will have this problem sorted for you within a couple of minutes”. 20 minutes later “I am sorry madam, but I am unable to sort your probably from this department and now need to bump you up to the next level.
“Don’t worry madam, your call is very important to us and they will have this problem sorted”. 
“Thank you for holding, and yes I can see what the problem is, We need to get a technician out to you, so that they can check the line from the exchange right up to and including inside the property to see where the actual fault is” “We will get a technician straight out to you and he will be able to resolve the problem” – “excellent”
“So when can I expect this technician?”
“He will be with you on 26th October between 1pm and 6pm”
“Two days – is he walking?”
“Madam, unfortunately this is the soonest we can get someone to your exchange to sort” 
To be continued………………..
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