Level 1: Cadet

Unable to contact telstra

The chat feature has been replaced by an AI that always informs you that Telstra are "experiencing higher than usual activity and wait times will be significantly increased."


This happens regardless of the time of day. 5am on a public holiday; higher than expected activity and wait times... 10pm in a Friday evening; higher than expected activity and wait times... It's rubbish and deceptive. The wait times are higher because Telstra have sacked most their staff. Not only that, after you wait for 20 minutes it simply throws an error and cuts you off. No way to even request a call back.


All i want to do is ask for the "Message Bank Plus" service be removed from my phone and to be reimbursed for the charges... I neither ordered it nor do i want it.



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Re: Unable to contact telstra

I'm not Telstra.
You can also use Telstra Live Chat
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50 + years exp. in radio comms., eg mobile phones since 1963, two-way radios, base stations, antennas & pagers. Expert in current Telstra Go repeaters & smart antennas.
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Level 1: Cadet

Re: Unable to contact telstra

The live chat has an AI goal keeper that tried to connect me to a "real person"... This is when you get the message about long wait times and then the error... "try again later"
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Support Team

Re: Unable to contact telstra

Appreciate your patience, Sean. Sorry for the frustration. I recommend you give us a call on 13 22 00, to ask to have this service removed and any invalid charges credited back.

Appreciate your patience, please let us know how you get on. - Matthew.

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