We moved home on 8 August - had a Virgin account at our previous address, and had arranged to move the account to the new address .
On the day, the service engineer installed the equipment, TV up and running etc, same wifi password..however, different phone number. He advised us to call the helpdesk and it would be change.
Well, here we are, over one month later, and our previous number has still not followed us, despite at least 4 frustrating lengthy calls with the helpdesk, multiple assurances that it would be done..'it will just take a bit of time', two raised complaints which only resulted in pressure to close when the agents called but no satisfactory resolution (I should also add, no complaint reference number or email to contact, everything routed through the terrible call centre).
We are beyond frustrated at the ridiculously poor customer service from Virgin and what seems like the loss of a long held home phone number. Reading through the forum, this number port issue seems to be a common problem.
It seems as if our account was not transferred, but the previous one closed and a new one opened, but there is no acknowledgement from Virgin that this was their mistake, or any real evidence that they are trying to resolve it.
What's the chances of this getting sorted, or do we have to give up and get away from this terrible company as soon as our contract is up?
Anyone any experience of going to an Ombudsman to complain?
Accounts are linked to addresses not people, so you would have a new account with a home move.
There seems to be many issues on the forums with this. It may be due to VMs move to VoIP via the hubs now, I don’t know.
As far as CASIS dispute resolution is concerned, you have to have exhausted all routes of resolution with your provider & be in possession of a “deadlock letter” before they will even look at your case.
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Hi Martin, on the first call, the day after we moved, they started off by saying that we were moving from a different provider and it was our fault that the number had not moved..so then we reminded them that we were already Virgin customers, and that we had been given an assurance prior to the move that the number would move with us. They then said that they would be able to move the number and it should be done within a week.
This didn't happen, and the next calls have generally followed the same pattern - an initial conversation about how we should have asked our previous provider to move the number, us telling them that we were already Virgin customers, sometimes they have said then said that it is too late to move the number, but every call has finished with them providing an absolute assurance that the number will be moved 'don't worry, it will definitely be done now...'. (the last one was after we had raised a complaint, and at the end of the call they said that they would now close the complaint and hung up - despite the complaint not actually being resolved).