Bumping again. Down to 1.2 down .2 up. I have finished work though. I'm sure it was working while I didn't need to use it. I'm trying to download a big file and it's looking like I'm going to have to leave the computer on all night. Not ideal.
I can confirm that the utilisation issue has now been raised to our Networks Team under fault reference F002039268 and is due to be resolved on 03/10/2012 (although this is subject to change).
I am sorry for the inconvenience caused throughout this time.
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I too have the same fault referance: f002039268 and have been given a simular run around . i was told it was fixed on the 7th nov. it is still very broken. I called back just now and have been told thats its going tobe another month to be fixed.
Are they sure they have any intention to fix this? Can any one from VM tell me when this will get fixed or who do i speak to to get the contract cancelled?
I had a few weeks with a usable service but after being promised they would fix and constant changes to the date it appears that I'm once again down to a crawl. Especially in the evenings when it's hopeless. I just need to contact the woman who told me to call her if I get problems again. She doesn't answer emails any more.
Broadband has been poor for over a year now. It feels to me that its not that the fix date "changes". It's just the fix dates are made up. If I was talking to a self employed plumber about a boiler then a repair date slipping is one thing. A multi billion pound company like virgin? Not repairing a massive fault in a year whilst still charging its customers. Not acceptable I'm afraid.
Update. Just done a speed test and it was .84 Mbps down. Not bad for a 30mb service. Can I pay a restricted bill this month with a view to "fixing it soon" Perhaps December, January, or some time next year?
Here we are, another few months has drifted by and at the time of writing I'm down to .12 mb down .14 up! And I'm paying for 30mb. 12mb would be bad but .12! It's quicker to post a letter. I'm cant face vm complaints dept any more. it takes 3 months to get a reply.
Ziggy - you seem au fait with the 'fault reference - fix time - subject to change' line. I'm not sure this forum is really going to help you. Certainly all that VM will do here is keep telling you new estimated fix times and apologising.
Realistically, if you've put up with this for a year but are still unhappy then your only recourse is going to be another formal written complaint. I can imagine the feeling this fills you with, but it's probably the only way you're going to get anywhere.
Be concise, explain the problem and elaborate on how disatisfied you are. Provide them with suggestions of how to fix the problem for you. Yes, obviously you want the service to work but if it's a wide area issue local to you then you might have to accept that the problem at large is not going to be rectified following the disgruntled feedback of a single customer.
Give them 6-8 weeks to satisfactorily respond to your complaint. If they don't, or the outcome is completely unsatisfactoy then get in touch with Ofcom or start scouring for a better ISP. What you're experiencing at the moment sounds like utterly dire, rubbish service, but you're not alone - you can see that there are several other areas affected in a similar manner. If you're outside of your contract though it's silly to just keep throwing £60 p/m their way and hoping that and complaining on a forum will end the problems.
I'm sorry for the delay in the fault getting resolved I have double checked today and can see we are currently on schedule for the date given above.
We can certainly adjust your bill to reflect the poor service received, typically we ask that you request this once the fault has been resolved. This will provide a start and end date for the fault in question and will make credit calculations more accurate. Quoting the fault reference number helps as that will provide us with all the fault details.