1234567893
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Technician didn't turn up

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Technician didn't turn up. Asked the online chat what happened and immediate I got a text saying it is rescheduled to 5/12.

 

Called 132200 about the order. Initially I was told there was nothing scheduled for today (29/11), but after telling them I had text and emails, telling me I should be at home expecting them, they agreed I was right.

 

Asked them to guarantee the 5/12 would happen. They said yes, it is a 'healthy ticket'. I asked if the 29/11 ticket was healthy, to which they said yes. Go figure.

 

I know an employee who had the same issue...back and forth. Until they went through the employee channel and it was fixed right away. I find this weird.

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1234567893
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Re: Technician didn't turn up

Still waiting if anyone at Telstra was concerned.

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Level 24: Supreme Being
Level 24: Supreme Being

Re: Technician didn't turn up

Is it for NBN?
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Level 22: Superhuman
Level 22: Superhuman

Re: Technician didn't turn up

If Its NBN today was most likely the NBN tech appointment (They dont always come to your house) and the Telstra Tech is coming out on the 5/12
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1234567893
Level 2: Rookie

Re: Technician didn't turn up

Thanks. It's for ADSL as my area isn't NBN ready. Both parties made that clear when the order was made. In fact, my first order (ref NA89697462) with them was cancelled with no warning as I ticked "NBN Professional Install". I only found out it was cancelled when I chatted online to them a week later.
Level 22: Superhuman
Level 22: Superhuman

Re: Technician didn't turn up

That's odd, hopefully the tech comes out as booked 5/12 if that is what has been advised.
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Re: Technician didn't turn up

Hey 1234567893, keep us posted, if anything else goes wrong come back here and we'll see what we can do to escalate this for you.

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1234567893
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Re: Technician didn't turn up

Still waiting. Technician turned up 5/12 and performed the necessary (phone line works). He did not have a modem with him (as the chat support said he would). Contacted chat support again and they apologised, said they'd send one our in 3-5 business days. Now I'm checking in on the 3rd business day and they said they haven't sent it...something is wrong with the order and it has to be processed again - but the order creator needs to do it.

Walking to the telstra store now to see if they'll get me a modem.

Would have been ok with all of the above if telstra kept me up to date with my order status...but I've had to contact them at each step.
Support Team
Support Team

Re: Technician didn't turn up

Hi,

 

Apologies for the delay in our reply and to hear of the frustration.

 

This is most certainly not the feedback we like to see coming from our customers.

 

Can I ask if there is any help or support we can provide for outstanding matters since you sent this message to us? 

 

- Stef

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1234567893
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Re: Technician didn't turn up

Sure - make sure the technician turns up between 8am - 12pm tomrrow (4/1) with the modem.

The Telstra store said they couldn't do anything quicker than your website team.

I had a case manager call me early December to understand the issue. He said he'd call me back within 2 days from that call + he could compensate me for this delay. I received no call back.

I've been hotspotting off my mobile for the last month.

So in summary, still waiting and still having to contact Telstra to get status updates (which turn out to be incorrect anyway).
Support Team
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Re: Technician didn't turn up

While we're not able to access accounts or make changes to services via posts on these forums, I've emailed the case manager assigned to your order and his team leader asking for follow-up contact confirming the appointment once he's available next.

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1234567893
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Re: Technician didn't turn up

Anyone in that case management team could've called me back already, doesn't have to be the assigned person.

Now I'm waiting for a bigpond account password so my modem online light will go from green to purple. I'm surprised this wasn't set up earlier. Anyway, 24 hours ago I was told it would take 24 hours to create/activate. After following up this morning I'm told it will take 24 hours to create/activate. I reckon I'll follow up again tomorrow morning, and I'll be told it will take 24 hours to create/activate.

1. Why have I had to follow up Telstra at every milestone
2. Why has every milestone been missed, and the 2nd promised date missed?
3. Why don't case managers call back (probably because he said he'd compensate me and then avoided the case after that?)
4. 3 of you have replied here, 1 missing case manager, 10's of spam emails (trying to cross sell or promote something, when I haven't even got my core product active), multiple online chats, multiple phone chats, a store visit..............how many employees of Telstra do I have to go through to get this order complete?
1234567893
Level 2: Rookie

Re: Technician didn't turn up

"I reckon I'll follow up again tomorrow morning, and I'll be told it will take 24 hours to create/activate".

Just as I thought.
1234567893
Level 2: Rookie

Re: Technician didn't turn up

Just went on the chat support. They gave me a 1800 number to call and I ended up at the cable tech support. The person tried to transfer me to the ADSL tech support team, however after a few minutes on hold the same person came back and said they ADSL colleague read my history and has escalated it and I'll get a phone call within 24 hours...end of phone call.

Appears tech support, chat support, crowd support and case managers can't do much for me. If nothing changes in the next week I'm ready to give up, as all the hard wiring is in place for me to go to another provider.
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Re: Technician didn't turn up

Ok thank you for your reply, I apologise for the long call between departments. I have contacted your case manager to request this be followed up with you as soon as possible.
- Ryan

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1234567893
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Re: Technician didn't turn up

Still waiting if anyone at Telstra was concerned.
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Re: Technician didn't turn up

Hi @1234567893

 

Just wanted to check in to see how you went with your complaints case manager?

 

I look forward to your response.

 

- Jimmy

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1234567893
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Re: Technician didn't turn up

I'm connected now. I was on my way to Optus when he called, and after mentioning that it took half a day to get my order complete.

Should have received compensation. Telstra TV box, a free month...something to make me forget this process. The run around was a shocker.

My recommendation for anyone considering this service is:
a) go with someone else, but if that's not an option then
b) stay on the case daily otherwise you will be forgotten (and they just might even cancel your order without telling you)
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Support Team
Support Team

Re: Technician didn't turn up

Hi @1234567893,

 

I'm so sorry you to hear that this has been your experience. Thank you for keeping us updated on the progress and I am glad to hear that you are now connected.

 

While we're not able to access accounts via these forums for privacy reasons, you can discuss this experience with a case manager in our Complaints team through the secure link: https://tel.st/n8dvy​​​​​​. 

They can discuss compensation for the ongoing problems. 

 

Please let us know how you go

 

- Matty

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