Agent Named “Marvin” Lied to me and told me he was transferring me to a manager or supervisor and basically put me back in the queue because he couldn’t be bothered to deal with my issue. This is totally unacceptable. They had better follow through and get this cable installed for me. I’m so angry right now.
This tactic of putting you on hold is not a exception. I only signed up for Virgin in December, and I have been cut off whilst being put on hold on at least 5 occasions.
I work for a small firm that makes call-centre software, and I can tell you the pressure we get from clients for investigating just a single cut-off is immense. I cannot believe this is the norm for Virgin.
Yes it's really silly when you have to contact the call centre. Not sure where it is located in the world - somewhere in Asia I think - but the "lies" to get a customer with anything resembling a complaint or issue off the phone / transferred / cut off is not acceptable.
I wonder who at Virgin Media made the decision to go this route. I expect a Finance person because the labour will almost certainly be cheaper there.
Of course, there are plenty of other companies who use out-sourced call centres with positive results. But there is an endemic issue with Virgin Media's process when an issue is 'off-script', and the escalation process seems non-existent.
For sure use a call centre to triage calls in the first instance, but make sure there is a local (UK in our case) escalation 'customer care' team which I'm sure would resolve 95% of our issues here.
Installation date has been pushed back to 31/1/22 yet again. They’re saying there’s still a permission they need from the council which they said would only take 24-48 hours which is probably the section 50 that a user told me about earlier on in this post. I will be calling Friday to make sure they get this done. Just when you think the end is a in sight you get another issue that I was told they already had solved but it seems not. How do you operate like this virgin? How are you going to improve your service as it is clearly lacking truth and integrity? I’d love to be positive about the situation but tell me how I can like this ?
You’re right on the money there my issue could of been fixed easily if also the departments for example the Wayleave department had direct phone links to each other but it seems that they all rely on emails that take days for responses which then gets lost probably based on everything that’s happening with my installation currently
I have checked with The Pre installation team and I have been told the permission from the council has been approved for the cable pre pull to go ahead on 22/1/22 so I’m a little more optimistic that this could actually be taken care of by the end of this month! I’m not going to get my hopes up because it’s been held up many times before but it will all be worth it if it does. If the installation goes ahead as planned I think it would be a good idea for someone from virgin to give me a call so we can talk about how we can help the many people that are in similar situations to me so we can refine the process of getting installations done. 1. You then get happier customers
2. You reduce lost hours and save yourselves money as the process becomes more free flowing and less stressful as I know most people just give up.