I don't really know the appropriate location so I'll try here.
Not for the first time (it happens on average two or three times a year) yesterday around 12.30 my internet connection kept stopping on me. On my modem box the inverted arrow simple which usually flashes blue quite quickly, flashed green instead and the tick box symbol above it was missing. I for my part couldn't use the internet whilst it was happening. This continued intermittently for about an hour and at one point my TiVo box was also effected with the green light next to the standby light flickering rather than being constant. Eventually normal service appeared to return. I managed to watch TV including programmes I'd recorded on my TiVo box (I haven't tried You Tube yet). However my broadband internet is slow with videos frequently stalling and websites taking a while to load up and perhaps more importantly I get no dial tone on my landline phone.
As I said, this happens more than once a year but usually the fault has cleared itself before now on its own. Has anyone else seen problems like this in the Pontcanna area of Cardiff in the last 30 hours or so?
PS I've twice run the online test of both my broadband and phone on the Virgin Media website and there doesn't appear to be a problem on there.
Thanks for getting back to me Josh. Given that I will have been without phone contact for approximately ten days in an area with poor mobile phone reception, and given that I had to delay the start of my new job by a day due to the technician's visit (leading to loss of income), I will be looking for a refund on my next bill. I don't know who I will have to see about arranging that.
The engineer arrived this morning between 10.00 & 11.00 and fixed the problem The problem was apparently a short circuit in the junction box across from the street. Finally, for the first time in ten days I'm back up and running. Now, will I get an automatic refund due to the lack of service or do I have to contact Virgin Media about that?