So, 10 months after this was originally flagged by so called 'MODS' on here, we now have the following 'spiel;
Thanks for the further info. I can see there hasn't been any recent updates given on this thread for a while, so I have requested some more information from the relevant team and will post back once I know more.
Molly_G Forum Team
Considering the 'last update' said EXACTLY THE SAME THING almost WORD FOR WORD (cut and paste anyone??) and the next post from 'MODS' will say exactly the same...I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for anything to happen...
Only 2 months more, and this problem will be celebrating it's first anniversary!! "🎉🎊🎈" and to be sure, VM will still 'be looking into it'
I ordered a new SIM card which arrived with instructions. You text READY to the number given and "they'll let you know when it's time to swap" which of course they don't, so when my Internet connection failed I assumed it was time to swap SIMs. You're then supposed to wait for a request for the PIN which is provided. Needless to say that didn't happen either so about an hour later I simply texted the PIN to the same number and waited ..... numerous hours (well, about 24). During this SIM exchange I received no texts at all (worrying!) but then they all came through so I logged on to my Santander bank account, requested the OTP and .... it came through in seconds!!!
So, thanks VM for being so useless but I sorted it myself!!
One thing to note for iPhone users, the SIM replacements we received were manufactured in Belgium and if you tried to dial anyone using your contact list you may get a strange message say you are not authorised to call this number (in several languages) this is because dial assist is turned on and the SIM thinks it's in Belgium - tune off dial assist and all is well.
Anyone had any joy with their CICAS complaint yet, I have had a reply from them stating they are awaiting a reply from Virgin Media on mine, and they are now considering further action, because Vm have not responded within the stated timeframe.
Appears that VM are now even playing 'fast and loose' with CICAS as well.
Be interesting to know how others are faring with their complaints with CICAS. Maybe CICAS is just another 'toothless' organisation that companies feel they can ignore? 😐
My case against VM has been adjudicated and has not succeeded. Apparently I failed to provide sufficient evidence of poor customer service, or that VM were responsible for not processing OTPs.
Of interest part of the VM 'Defence' stated the following: "The Company, therefore, submits that it is not an issue which the Company is able to rectify; the Company is well aware of of this issue and is being dealt with by the relevant teams."
The VM Defence included partial notes of some discussions made by their customer service team. These were inaccurate and misleading. I refuted them and highlighted some of the anomalies, including the obvious contradiction in the above company quote. Obviously my version of events was not supported by transcripted notes taken at the time, and therefore appear to have carried no sway with the adjudicator.
As far as I'm concerned this is the end of the matter as VM have now admitted to CISAS that they are unable to rectify the problem. Wouldn't it all have been much simpler if VM had simply admitted that from the word go rather than simply stringing us all along with false promises and ongoing proof of their technical ineptitude?
Good luck to anyone else if they attempt to follow the CISAS route, but you will really need to consider the level of proof the adjudicator requires.