Thank you Virgin Media for holding my telephone number to ransom as I’ve now cancelled my installation with you. Your customer service is the worst I have ever experienced. I would’ve been happy to stay with you but due to being passed from pillar to post over the last 3 weeks and getting not help whatsoever, I’ve been forced to leave and go to your competitor Sky. I have asked to port my phone number over which has been mine for the last 32 years and now I’m being told as I’ve cancelled my installation I can’t port it over. This is the icing on the cake to the standard of customer service I have received from start to finish. Virgin Media, get your act together. Whatever happened to going the extra mile for your customers ? For me you haven’t even got off your starter blocks 😡
As previously said, the number has to be requested by new provider while the account is live. If you have never been with virgin before the number would have been a BT number and they still own it. As soon as account ends and a port wasn't requested prior to this is ended its possible that it will be returned to BT to be re-used
I work for VMO2 but all opinions are my own and are based on my own experiences
It was requested before I closed my account. I had a message from Sky saying they were unable to get the number. When I spoke to Virgin about cancelling my installation it was at that point they told me I couldn’t move my number. I could have my account reconnected, port the number then pay to have my account disconnected again. the whole thing is a scam. If they wanted to do it, they could There are solutions to all problems and they clearly don’t cate to help me out.
Like has been said already, VM never completed the number port as your installation was not completed, so the number still belonged to your previous provider. Sky couldn't request the number from VM as they don't own it yet.
Sky requested the number anytime from the 14th May. My installation with VM was delayed until the 25th June and I called VM yesterday to say I wasn’t happy with the service and wanted to cancel the installation. My original installation date was the 24th April , then pushed to 8th May then pushed to 25th June. I was advised there had been an error on VM end as they had not applied for the correct permit from the council to do the work from the roadside into my property and therefore it was delayed. This is not my fault and I am being penalised for VM’s errors. All I want is to have my number ported over regardless. I have been patient with VM and now I am being punished for errors that were not my fault.
I am so sorry that you feel as though you are being punished for our mistakes, that is not the high standard of service we aim to provide at all. I truly apologise for the stress this issue with porting your phone number is causing.
As you were previously with BT, and your services were not fully activated / installed with us - have you tried contacting BT to see if they still have your phone number?
It may be the case that you can port it straight from BT to Sky.
Please do keep us updated with what your previous provider say on this.