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Ripped off by Telstra Smart Home

Anyone else been completely ripped off and left in the dark re: Telstra Smart Home Replacements? Telstra seem to be completely passing the buck, accepting no responsibility for the fact that it’s now APRIL and replacements still haven’t been received, and yet an email from Telstra in early March stated replacements from Synnex should be arriving with in the week... Any feedback appreciated, especially for escalation to Ombudsman and ACCC.

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Level 20: Director
Level 20: Director

Re: Ripped off by Telstra Smart Home

Did the email refer to a case number?.

You could contact Telstra Support using the My Telstra app and ask about the current status of your matter.

- in the chat type “speak to consultant” to speak to a person.


If that brings no progress then you can lodge a complaint with Telstra or the Telecommunications Ombudsman.

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Support Team

Re: Ripped off by Telstra Smart Home

Hi @FlowerShow, I know there were some delays but my understanding was all shipments were expected to be dispatched early March & a notification would come from Synnex to track the order. There would be case notes applied to impacted customers accounts though. It would be worth getting contact is with us on 132200 between8am-8pm AEST or chat with us through the My Telstra app & we'll investigate what's happening. To do that, open the Telstra app then tap the 'get help' tab at the bottom of the screen & you will see the blue speech bubble to 'Message Us'. You can find more info on the Smart Home Exit here


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Level 25: The Singularity
Level 25: The Singularity

Re: Ripped off by Telstra Smart Home

You should have received them by now. I received mine twice (once last year and another in March), so Synnex isn't doing a great job, maybe they need some sort of electronic system to track which orders they have been sending out. Also got my $80 Google Store voucher.


Ombudsman can't help as it is outside their legislative remit. ACCC might be able to offer some advice.

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