Many years ago we had 4 Virgin Media V6 boxes. One in the living room one on the 3rd-floor bedroom and one in each bedroom on the 2nd floor.
All the cabling was installed by Virgin Media and is still live and working fine.
About 5 years ago we dropped down to 2 boxes one in the living room and one in the 3rd-floor bedroom. The TV cabling remains in the 2 other bedrooms and is still live and working fine.
We have just upgraded our package to Virgin Media's 360 service which is working well, however, I now wish to add the 3rd box to our account back in one of the 2nd-floor bedrooms. I have tested the box in the living room in the bedroom using the cabling and it works great.
Now for the issue.....
I have spoken to sales..... They are stating they can not add the 3rd box to my account because they must send an engineer out to install the 3rd box... but due to current restrictions they are unable to book an engineer and therefore can't add the 3rd box to the account
Now I have tried explaining to them that I do not need an engineer as all the cabling is already there and installed by them and all I need is a Self Install 360 box or 360 mini box sending out to me for me to plug in and then for me to call them to send an activation signal to the box..
You would think this is not a big deal and could be done. but no... i end up being stuck in an endless circle of scripted reply that they need to send an engineer...
I have tried asking to speak to a manager and the agents refuse to transfer me claiming that this is not an option.
i have tried explaining in several different ways why an engineer is not needed and they are adamant that an engineer is the only option...
I am hoping someone with common sense can see this and realise that the sale team are misinformed on this matter and that due to the fact I have all the cabling in place installed by an official Virgin Media engineer is in working order and connects to the virgin media network already that an engineer is not needed, would be a complete waste in time and money in sending out an engineer (Which cant be done at this time due to restrictions) and all that needs doing is a 3rd box adding to my account and a Self install pack sent out for me to plug in and an activation signal sending to the box once installed.
After reading some forum posts an even easier solution would be to add a 3rd box to my account send me a 360 remote in the post and upgrade the software on one of the V6 boxes I have (I was sent 2 brand new 360 boxes when I upgraded so still have 2 V6 boxes sitting here )
Please can someone make this possible as sales are refusing to do so.