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45 hours talking to the bot…

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I’m not sure what to put here but having spent 45 hours on WhatsApp being passed from one queue to another then the bot then back to someone else who wants to pass me off somewhere else I went to twitter and message the virgin media account who told me to post here. However I’m not being trolled by the bot and am in a constant loop. Has anyone else ever had such bad customer service? I just wanted to know my contract end date (it’s not on my bill or contract just the start date) and to troubleshoot the Wi-Fi signal on my hub 3.0. Nothing complicated. 

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It will be on your online account

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Re: 45 hours talking to the bot…

Forget the bots - you will get best help on here for sorting any wifi connection issues. As Gary says, all your contract data is in your online account - just log into that and look.

Describe the issues you are having on wifi (speeds? disconnections? frquency? what devices are connecting?etc)

But...are the issues only evident on wifi connections or do you see them at the same times on devices connected on ethernet cables? If you don't know, can you check on one to help diagnose whether it is just a wifi issue or it could be network connection related?

What are the various Hub lights showing/doing when this happens?

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Thank you John. I have M100 broadband and the hub 3.0 in the living room. The dining room is separated by a wall (the hub is right next to that wall but on the living room side) and if we use the Xbox, smart tv or phone/tablets in the dining room it will always buffer or stutter mid stream. For example, I was watching the football over Xmas on Amazon prime on an iPad in the living room and it was very low quality pixelated picture. In the end I used a 3G sim and got SD stream. All devices are connected via Wi-Fi, none via Ethernet. I’m literally 10 metres from the hub but with one wall in between.

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Re: 45 hours talking to the bot…

Hi Foshiznik,

 

Thanks for your post.

 

Sorry about the issues you have had with the low quality picture on your TV.

 

Are you able to try disconnecting all but one devices from the WiFi then check to see if you still experience the same issue?

 

Can you also please advise if the hub is in a clear open space?

 

You may also benefit from having a look here to see if there is anything that may help.

 

Regards

 

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Yes I’ve just tried that and it seems a little better (maybe?). 

it’s frustrating because the speed test suggests there is no problem and the virgin connect app says there is no problem but clearly there is. 

I bought a plug in extender for the dining room but the signal is so bad to it from the modem that it doesn’t really improve it too well. 

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I tried calling Virgin but all they did after an hour waiting was try upselling so I gave up.

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Hi Foshiznik

Thanks for coming back to us. I've not been able to locate your account so I shall PM you now to get some details

Kind regards,

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Hi Foshiznik

Thanks for joining me on PM.

Just to confirm, a technician visit was booked in. This was because of low SNR (signal to noise ratio) on of the upstreams. 

This visit can be tracked and or re-arranged if needed, in the online account

There will be no charge for this visit unless:
• The technician diagnoses the faults as not being caused by our network/equipment 
• The technician discovers that the fault or problem relates to your equipment
• The technician discovers that the fault or problem relates to any system that we are not responsible for
The technician will confirm during their visit if any of these instances apply, and if so, a £25 charge will be applied to your account. 
Please ensure there is someone over the age of 18 present at the time of the visit. If you need to change or cancel your appointment you can do this online or via the MyVM app by 4pm the day before the appointment.
If you do miss an agreed appointment for any reason, a £25 missed appointment charge will be applied to your account on the day of the appointment

Kind regards,

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Thanks for the message but we don't need to carry on with the PM @Foshiznik

The tech will come to the property.

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