Over the years I had more than one phone number with VM. Through being pensioned off I cut back on things bit by bit and now I only have broadband, no phone or TV service with VM. But, on my bill there is a phantom phone number that was taken out of service many years ago. OK, so it's not being charged for but I wanted it taken off the account as it confuses things when talking to the overseas 'customer service' team. I've had to stop myself banging my head on the wall with frustration. It's just spurious and does not need to be on the account at all. That sounds simple enough...?
Well, many months later and my VM bills correctly show that I do not have TV or telephone services, yet a number ending in 277 still appears on the bills, and has done for years.
Yes, it was once connected, as a second line when Yorkshire Cable or Telewest did those, but has long since been discontinued. I've asked for it to be taken off many times but nobody seems to be able to do that. OK, so I am not paying for it and no calls are recorded, but one day I expect a blooper to appear where I've somehow made calls on a line that simply does not exist.
EDIT: The reason this has come back to the fore is that I sent a letter to the complaints team, they wrote back on March 2nd to say they would contact me within 2 weeks '...by phone in the first instance'. When I follow that up, as it's over 2 weeks now, they will insist that they tried to call me - guess what number they will have called ! VM do not have a phone number for me, I now have a VOIP line that comes to my mobile, with a proper UK STD number, at a fraction of what VM were charging for a landline we only ever use to call VM...
Regarding what we have been discussing about the phone line via our PM's the reference number for the IT ticket raised for this for you is P007866657.
If you can allow the teams a few weeks to look into this for you and I’ll pop back to you as soon as I get notification this has been resolved for you. Once we know this has processed, it'll be a case of waiting then for your next statement to produce via My Virgin Media as I know we discussed, I could not find this linking anywhere else on the account system for you.
I've checked the IT ticked this morning, ref P007866657, and I can see the teams are still working on this. They appear to have isolated this to one of the systems having an old record of the line linked and have run a provisioning part fix this morning.
Once they're happy that their tests have come back to say this should now be resolved I'll pop back and confirm for you so you can check this for me going forwards