We are now entering a third day of a broadband blackout in Area 07, BS9. Of course, I've tried all the usual steps, resets, unplugs and so on. The Virgin Media status reports no known issues in my postcode, so I tried the "Think something's wrong..." option. Running the tests results in a "we are trying to fix your problem, we'll be done in 10 mins" page.
But after 20 mins, and another reset, not fixed. I notice you're only allowed to run 3 diagnostics per day, so having done those, I'm now forced to believe the defiant "no known issues" statement still boldly presented for my postcode, having struggled for several minutes to load the page over my mobile internet data, fast running out.
In attempting to "contact us", well, my virgin phone was never connected, so I must use my mobile. After 15 mins in a queue, I decided to check the call costs from my network, only to find that webpage inaccessible. So Instead I tried online chat, but all Virgin's operators have been busy for as long as I can wait. So here I am, reporting the issue on the message board.
I notice these broadband issues always seem to coincide with TV issues (which are marked as known on the status page). If they're linked, why not just confirm to us on the status page that there are broadband issues too, and a fix estimate? This open-ended unknown as to how long we have to wait until an unacknowledged broadband blackout is fixed is utterly infuriating!
I'd post helpful tables, but there aren't any. I have a huge list of critical 82000200 errors in the log (T3). One Downstream lock and nothing Upstream at all.
I also can't help noticing there are increasing numbers of these outage complaints in the Community forum, which kind of puts my mind at rest that it's not just us. But is a bit disconcerting that nothing is getting better.
It goes without saying that if we pay for the top speeds we're probably heavily reliant on the internet in our households, so this kind of thing is severely disruptive to our ability to work and learn from home. It's not just social media and entertainment, it's career and education that are put on hold.
Can someone please acknowledge that there is an issue here, and that the fact we've gone a week without broadband is actually being noticed? The status check says that there's no issue, when there clearly is.
Quick update: still no internet but you might call this progress. Eirum at customer service told me his "test are inconclusive". He also said the tools they use to diagnose problems are updating, so try contacting them again in 4 hours. It's hard not to be disheartened by this.
My last message was almost a week ago, which I think highlights the issue.
I hope it comes through when you read my comments, though it was inconvenient that we had no internet, my main concern was that it was not being acknowledged by any of the staff or status checks. Though I was sure it was not a problem with my hub, which was functioning well, I couldn't get anyone to admit there were broadband network problems in the area.
Yes, last week an engineer was sent out, identified the problems at the local cabinet and fixed them. So now we have internet again. But my comments remain: I made it as clear as possible all I wanted was for someone to tell me (or perhaps admit) there was a problem. Aside from the engineer himself, that still hasn't happened.
But still, thank you for your response! It's good to know that the comments weren't completely unnoticed.