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Virgin Media Customer Service- Your Personal Experience
View Poll Results: My personal experience of Virgin Media customer service has been:
Excellent- I've never had any problems with them 243 19.07%
Generally OK 301 23.63%
Hit 'n' Miss - about 50/50 260 20.41%
Poor- they normally mess it up 235 18.45%
Awful - never had a useful phonecall to them 235 18.45%
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Old 28-02-2017, 08:32   #406
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Today I have received by far the worst customer service from Virgin. Cut a very long story short. Apparently 3 out of 4 of my set top boxes need to be changed as they are out of date. Booked in today between 8-1. Waited in all day called them told should have someone around 12. At 1.30 called them to be told no one was ever coming as somehow the appointment was cancelled. Now these things happen however, I was furious that an adviser blatantly lied to me about arriving around 12ish just to get me off the phone. After lots of phone calls, spent 10 minutes explaining everything to be told hold on please and another person answer the phone and start from scratch this happened 5 times. Eventually i demanded a manager I was told none available but someone will call within the hour. I then received a call from an extremely aggressive man who I couldn't understand. I thought he said can I speak to Mrs.... i said speaking he then shouted at me "you don't sound like Mr... to me" he then said to me "don't get cheesed off with me!" At the point I was so cross I raised my voice to which he was shouting he will cut me off ( I wasn't screaming or swearing) I said I cannont continue to deal with you please put me through to someone else, he then cut me off!!! Turns out I was given all false info regarding the 3 boxes they made me think I was getting a deal. I have no option but to leave virgin and probably try Sky. There is no way I can give them money monthly knowing how they treated me. Does anyone know of anyone high up that I can complain too? They only offer an address in Swansea to write too??
The CEO's office. tom.mockridge@virginmedia.co.uk

What you experienced was awful and infuriating. I'd send Tom an email and explain what happened.
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Old 24-04-2017, 22:24   #407
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Since my wife and l have been with VM, it is by far the worst company that l have ever dealt with.

My persuaded my mother in law to go with VM several years ago. My god what a headache and sadly l say what l think abut something.

I believe if you pay a fee, you should get at least 90% as no one is perfect - not even me.
I have hade terrible problems with CS over the years. About a year ago, l persuaded my wife to go for Sky, which we have. NO PROBLEMS AT ALL IN THAT TIME.

With VM we have had loads of calls where the service has gone down. Even today - 24/04/2017) l had to deal with a problem with my mother in law. Luckily this was solved after 5 HOURS without service - an email to Tom Mockeridge.

And then this morning, our service went down for FOUR hours. We complained to VM and was advised it would be back on by 2.30 and when calling 150 was told there was a problems with Cables changing over, and the HEADEND.

Why cant they do this work at night when most people are in bed.

VM is a major - or supposed to be - company, it should have backup system. To counter any problems. But there again, we the customer are just a number that pays the bill.
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Why cant they do this work at night when most people are in bed.

They normally do this at night. There's more to that issue than the CS agent told you (And it's probably because the CS agent wasn't told, either).
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Old 26-04-2017, 11:54   #409
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My ongoing fault keeps plodding on, and they know where it is and that many are affected by it. But all I get are letters from Swansea telling me that someone will call "in a couple of days" but no-one ever does.

Even the VM bods on their forum have been unable to get more info or a fix date. Somehow I have been lumped-in with a fault number I cannot trace (F005230351) that keeps getting fix dates drifting further into the future.

And now the latest letter from Swansea recommends that I take it up with an arbitration service?
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Old 02-11-2017, 16:11   #410
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I am searching the web trying to find a place to write my virgin media experience. Basically its a short story...it all started when i moved to the UK 2 years ago, i was looking to find the best and fastest WiFi company and Virgin was the one i choose. They are fast and almost never having down time, but some things are so hard its unlivable. I mean, they have good customer service, but first, in order to find the number of the customer service team its not an easy job, and i dont want even to talk about the specific teams, like broadband support or something like that. I actually think they design the website to hide phone channels for communications.
The other thing that bugged me is the fact that they keep on making their service a bit more expensive every couple of months. just a bit, 2 pounds on average every time, still, its annoying, feels like they are using the fact nobody really have time or will to change company etc.
The customer service is hard also, i mean, they are asking for like 20 different verification, that is just crazy, its me im telling the guy, he is asking me for some crazy password that i dont remember.
so this is my review on VM and their customer service.

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Works ok or me
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Re: Virgin Media Customer Service- Your Personal Experience

Whenever anything goes wrong with VM or Sky (and it does almost every year) I bite my tongue, fight my corner politely but firmly, then write a letter and post it to them heading it up 'Formal Complaint' they always ring me, apologise and offer me a discounted rate.

This is a game, you have to play it to your advantage.

Drives me nuts however...
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A update from Virgin Media regarding their call centres.


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We’re now prioritising calls for vulnerable customers.

As the world reacts and adapts to the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, we’re working day and night to make sure your services run smoothly. To see how we’re keeping our people and customers safe, and protecting our network, go here.

Unfortunately, virus quarantine measures have now closed some of our call centres. This is having a big impact on our customers’ waiting times, for which we’re truly sorry.

We’re currently taking steps to increase resources and make sure we answer calls as soon as we can. But it’s incredibly busy, and only getting busier.

That’s why, for the first time ever, we’re asking that our customers work with us and only call if they have an urgent query that can’t wait.

This is hard for us, and frustrating for you. We really appreciate your patience and understanding as we prioritise helping our most vulnerable customers.

In the meanwhile, please go to virginmedia.com/help for troubleshooting and support. Our web chat team is also online and ready to help.
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Maybe they could do everyone a blanket retention deal; save everyone a lot of phone time and help those that have lost income.
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Maybe they could do everyone a blanket retention deal; save everyone a lot of phone time and help those that have lost income.
In situations like this companies need to think out of their box Mr K.
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They're going to have to do something, even before the Coronavirus crisis, their CS was abysmal:

https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/www.virginmedia.com
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All the changes that have been implemented to the Sky TV, BT and Virgin Media services thus so far.

https://mycitybeat.com/sky-tv-bt-and...medium=twitter
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A few weeks ago I was trying to speak to retentions but has I couldn't remember my password I was put through to somewhere else. They asked for some security questions. One of the question that was asked was, "What was the volume of you last bill?"!! So I asked what do you mean. They just repeated the same question. I asked do you mean how much was the last bill. They just repeated the same question again.
They wonder why we we don't like off shore call centres. They may be able to speak English but have no idea of the grammar.
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