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on 15-07-2011 11:16 AM - last edited on 07-01-2014 05:24 PM by Yannick
Just thought this was as good a place as any for this little tidbit: if you're having problems with your phone line service like not being able to make or receive calls, or your line is crackly and drops out the people you need to talk are our Fixed Line Faults team on 132203. However sometimes the phone isn't convenient for you. That's why we also have our https://go.telstra.com.au/helpandsupport/-/reporti
Using that form, we can identify a number of common faults and if it's required we'll ask you to fill out some details so we can call you back. Of course if your problem doesn't fall into any of the categories on the form then your best bet is to give us a call on 132203 and talk to someone to work out exactly what's going on with you over the phone.
I hope this helps, and if you have any thoughts about this or think I've left anything out feel free to comment away!
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on 19-07-2011 02:12 PM - last edited on 07-01-2014 05:26 PM by Yannick
One of them is an ‘Isolation Test’ and it involves unplugging all of your phones/devices from every socket in the house and testing them one at a time. This helps rule out if it is a particular phone or device causing the problem.
on 13-12-2011 10:01 AM
hi, i can't use my phone (home) for over a week now because of severe crackling/static. Tried online reporting but it's being repaired/changed. could i report it to you? i wondered if it has anything to do with my internet dropping out constantly and needing resetting. my home number is 0266871280. naturally calling me on it wont do any good, nor will leaving a message. email works. There have been electricity guys working near by for possibly the same time period, could they have... ? OK thanks very much, i hope you can help, karin
on 13-12-2011 08:51 PM
The crackling is so bad when you either answer or try to make a call, please advise, Telstra has been working on our corner for a couple of days now, plus we have had rain..Thank you for a fast reply...
on 20-12-2011 01:06 PM
Have done the isolation 5 step test without success.
I am one of the few people left on the planet that does not have a mobile, so with the failure of online support and no mobile how do I get Telstra to fix the land line?
on 19-01-2012 02:48 PM
Hi Dianne, sorry to hear about the problems with the connection. The online referral page is still down at the moment, but we hope to have it restored soon - in the meantime, if you don't have access to another phone to report the fault you can also chat with a consultant online from the links on the front page of these CrowdSupport forums.
on 31-03-2012 10:58 AM
Just a quick notification to say that the online reporting form is now available again - it can be found along with details of the line isolation test at https://help.telstra.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1
on 02-04-2012 11:08 AM
Phone lines been reported as down again. Sigh...
I think we're up to the fifth time in the last 30 days that it's gone down... (Stopped counting the number of times over the last three months).
Haven't even reported the times that one of us has got up in the middle of the night as the hands free set's been beeping registering a lack of dial tone. Sometimes it's back up again by break of day, othertimes - not so much.
Bit over it really, wish Telstra would just fork out for whatever piece of equipment up at the main road branch pegs out whenever we've had more than an inch of rain. You get that a bit in the tropics. Airlie Beach has spectacularly bad phone service and roads....
As you're meant to phone and report on 132203 if the lines been reported as faulty in the last 30 days, I've spent way too much time on that number. I've actually just had that number on speakerphone on the mobile for the last five minutes. I've almost given up reporting line faults, have Telstra given up answering them too??
I've never been a conspiracy theorist, but are you lot trying to get us all to move to Skype and mobile?? Does Telstra own Skype shares?? Is there such a thing as Skype shares??? Whatever...
Could you just fix the line already???
on 19-04-2012 09:03 PM
i have tried to log my fault online with the form and i was also on hold earlier tonight well before 8 o'clock for over half an hour and still no answer. both my home line and modem are dead (no dial tone) and i have reported this fault once already this week. last time my line was apparently fixed, my phone line is hanging out of the telstra pit out the front of my house in some sort of coke bottle contraption instead of being in the pit. can someone come and fix my line for good. in three years i have had to report the same fault on my line at least 8 times. i am starting to think about telling my fiance to not pay the bill for a while till it is fixed for good!!!
on 16-05-2013 04:58 PM
i send my fault report for my landline online and within 5 minutes i got a SMS and email saying that i should contact 132203 how????....my landline is faulty!!!!!...
on 16-05-2013 05:55 PM
I see your point, but 132203 can be called at no cost from any Telstra mobile, which doesn't render the SMS completely pointless. That said, it is strange that lodging your fault online led to an almost immediate prompt to call us - what was the nature of the fault?
on 05-01-2015 09:09 AM
Have had a fault on my home line since the 24th December. I was told that I could only get a technician out on the 6th January 2015.
I run a business from home and I need my line fixed. Telstra cant promise that a technician will be out on Tuesday and nobody in my street has this problem only MY LINE IS FAULTY. I want answers now
on 17-01-2015 01:20 PM
Would like to report a fault on our home phone. It's been a week since we have been able to use the phone line after the storm we had last weekend. One of the trees in the park fell and we heard the sound of electricity/fireworks and then our line was out and crackling. Ausgrid have apparently checked the line, we have unplugged, taken batteries out of our three phones and have used our neighbours phone, which is working in their house, however it did not work in ours, crackling again and not able to dial out or receive calls
Hopefully Telstra will fix this problem soon as we need the phones for medical reasons
on 27-01-2015 12:19 PM
Hi, Can't tell you how many times I've sat on the phone to telstra due to crackling line and problems with Internet. I have been waiting for over a month to have someone come and fix recent problem and the telstra guy decides to sit in his car to wait for rain to stop. Ok no problem but after waiting since 8.00am this morning and now it's 12.14pm the telstra guy has driven away without bothering to let me know what he's doing.
So do I wait when I have million things to do ????
So now I wait on the telstra line AGAIN and am told 18 minute wait....of course.
So frustrating !!!
Oh and will anybody reimburse me for the time phone has been out of use or the time I spend talking on the phone to telstra or the complaints I've made and never heard back from !!!!!!
Can someone fix my phone because I'm sick of paying for a service I never recieve.
on 27-01-2015 12:43 PM
ok so here's an update on the missing telstra guy.... he decided without letting me know to drive off and fix someone else's phone. Gee thanks for letting me know. I have now been informed that i need to wait another hour and the guy will call me to let me know what time suits him.... Gee isnt that great customer service !!!
Another 15 minute minutes wait on telstra line to be told thats the only option.
Again what great customer service.
on 24-02-2015 09:52 AM
For the last four years every time it rains I lose my land line connection. We have had in excess of 35 service people try to fix it. Counting the complaints from my neighbours the complaints run into the thousands. In the end we went to cable internet as we were paying for broadband and were getting no service. It would however be nice for the land line to work as we are paying for it and getting no service. The techs all say that the underground lines are stuffed. Could you please fix it properly and give me a refund on the incredibly slack, sad, completely useless rubbish service that we have been putting up with.
Not very happy.
on 28-02-2015 10:46 AM
I've rung the 13 # to try and report a fault - my phone line is dead past 24 hours - but Telstra keep cutting me off. I've looked at the online form and quite frankly, it's not fit for purpose bc I know the problem is in the local exchange - I'm not the only one affected. I need to talk to someone now. I pay for the service but I'm not getting it. I've tweeted Telstra in the vain hope I might get a faster response. Can you help in any way??????