Hi folks, can someone help me with the 3 questions I have
<span;>1. I lost full service of my phone line, then a week later lost full service of my broadband. I was told my automatic compensation only starts 2 days after my phone and broadband was lost. however the guidance says OR. can someone clarify ?
<span;>2. I didn't get any service for December but was still charged for December bill. however the advisor credit my account for that bill. I was then told that my compensation will be reduced by the amount credited. however that was for my payment anyway. can they do that ?
<span;>3. I cancelled my contract but was charged line rental for the next month and was told I had to pay this as virgin kept my line open as I wanted to port my number to my new provider. however I cancelled my contact on 29th December and only contacted my new provider on the 8th Jan. should I be charged after I have already cancelled my contract.
<span;>sorry for the long post
Refer to VM info below (if you have not done so already)
This sounds like your compensation awarded has been mangled by a CS representative who does not understand the compensation scheme processes (a common topic for complaint on here)
1 - You get compensation for a 'total loss of service' of either phone or broadband. (If you are being told it has to be both services together that is wrong). If you have the two services out together it is still the same day rate as one service out at £8.40. VM has two clear working days to fix the fault before any compensation is applied.
2 - While you have a fault you continue to pay your VM bills as normal. Once your fault is fixed, VM has 30 days from the fault being fixed to credit your account with the correct compensation. The day rate of compensation should exceed the day rate of your package charge so at the end you should be 'compensated'.
3 - You have to give VM 30 days notice to cancel your services. During that 30 days VM bills you as per normal right up until your day of disconnection. If you have a pending disconnection request on your phone number with VM, that will stop your number being ported.