I've recently moved house and prior to moving - around November, contacted VM via online chat to enquire about moving broadband only to new address, but got nowhere with them as the bot couldn't seem to process that i didn't want an upgrade or to take TV services with me. I decided it would be easier to cancel and get internet elsewhere!
I moved in to new house on 23rd Dec and contacted them via their webchat to advise of cancellation and to ask about returning kit. I've learned today that this did not go through as I "failed to pass security" (No idea which bit but had spent more than 45 mins on the chat answering questions and waiting!)
I keep getting ongoing bills and threats to damage my credit rating - they tell me i've had services suspended, but i don't know as i don't live there and the kit has been unplugged since 23/12/2022
I've tried on 4 occasions to speak to them by phone, i sometimes pass security - but not always!
I've raised this as an online complaint and got a response telling me the complaint has been resolved (no other information and further bills received!) and also written to them at the Sunderland address to confirm that i wish to terminate my contract and raise a complaint, the letter was signed for on 31 january but am still getting "threatening" emails today.
Finally, today a staff member on the phone agreed that I could in fact cancel and because she could see that I'd contacted them about this in November, I was well out of contract, and said that no further charges would be payable - but that she just needed to "put me through to customer relations" to process this, promising "they won't need to take any more details from you as I'll put it all on your account notes". However - whoever she put me through to spent a further 10 minutes checking security and then told me she couldn't in fact help me and that i needed to speak to the "moving team". Unfortunately I wasn't able to hold again as had to deal with work matters and so had to give up.
I've tried calling back, but got through to "collections" who told me that they couldn't help me until i cleared the "outstanding amount" on my bill (this is for Jan/Feb and after I've moved out). I asked to speak to a manager as they insisted they could not do anything unless i paid. I was told "the manager is on another call, but they can call you back to avoid holding" of course no call back has been recieved.
So, what do I do now! Is there any way I can speak to a real person to cancel and get this bill written off? I've looked in to raising a complaint through the ombudsman but they can't do anything until its been 8 weeks or VM admit we're at deadlock. (& I don't want that, i literally just want to cancel the account)
Thanks for any human input!