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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 248 18.93%
Generally OK 311 23.74%
Hit 'n' Miss - about 50/50 273 20.84%
Poor- they normally mess it up 237 18.09%
Awful - never had a useful phonecall to them 241 18.40%
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Old 06-09-2021, 16:44   #436
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Re: Virgin Media Customer Service- Your Personal Experience

Not got any better according to Ofcom:

https://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.ph...omplaints.html
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Old 06-09-2021, 17:48   #437
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Not got any better according to Ofcom:

https://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.ph...omplaints.html
And yet you are still here
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Old 06-09-2021, 20:06   #438
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Not got any better according to Ofcom:

https://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.ph...omplaints.html
I must admit, I canít see where these complaints are coming from. Iíve always been happy with the service I get from any of the cable companies over the years.

I admit that when I wanted to change my package a few months back it was difficult to raise Customer Services over the phone due to the pandemic, but I then used their Ďchatí method for the first time, and it worked just great. I got a better deal than I expected.
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Old 07-09-2021, 12:06   #439
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I must admit, I canít see where these complaints are coming from. * Iíve always been happy with the service I get from any of the cable companies over the years.

I admit that when I wanted to change my package a few months back it was difficult to raise Customer Services over the phone due to the pandemic, but I then used their Ďchatí method for the first time, and it worked just great. I got a better deal than I expected.
As have l. * Richard ?
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Old 08-09-2021, 12:32   #440
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Re: Virgin Media Customer Service- Your Personal Experience

You read posts on forums and "Furryus from Croydon" often has issues that they caused and wants someone to come immediately to fix it so they don't miss their TV. To heck with priorities, vulnerable customers etc.

Not saying we don't need to improve, hopefully we are, but often ratings sites don't get the whole picture. It's much easier to support a smaller number of more selective customers than those using incumbent or the bigger nationals.
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Old 08-09-2021, 12:53   #441
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Re: Virgin Media Customer Service- Your Personal Experience

Over the past five years we've been in our current home, we've never had an issue with VM until recently when some maintenance was being performed.

The maintenance finished and i had huge latency and packet loss on my connection, i thought fair enough, i'll leave it overnight. I wake up in the morning to see another maintenance session to be performed, OK, thinks I....

After this had finished same as before huge latency & massive packet loss.

I then ring VM tech support and get through to an overseas call center who insist that the problem is because my modem is in modem only mode and that it needs to be set back to being a hub. So, i entertain them, reset the hub for good measure and put it into 'normal mode' same issues.

I then get told that it's a known issue and could take up to a week to fix. At which point i ask to speak to a manager, and I'm hung up on.

I ring back, get through to a UK tech support, explain the issue again as no notes had been placed on the call. I advise what i've done, removed my infrastructure, connected Mac directly to hub & also a windows machine for good measure, rebooted, reset hub etc. etc.

I get an appointment for an engineer visit on Monday between 8-12 engineer knocks on the door, tells me hw knows exactly where the fault is, and that because of the maintenance not all the cables had been reconnected properly at the cab, and that my signal is so low he's amazed i was getting any connection at all. fifteen minutes later, all fixed.

So... to summarise

1. VM's overseas tech support is absolutely atrocious
2. VM UK support is reasonable
3. It would appear that VM's maintenance procedures are sloppy (and that's being kind)
4. The actual onsite engineer was really good.
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Re: Virgin Media Customer Service- Your Personal Experience

As of September 2021, which departments are offshored and which are based in the UK?
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Re: Virgin Media Customer Service- Your Personal Experience

I find that tech. Support poor, they try to fob you off, by telling you try changing batteries on controller , which I have renewed, they then tell you to wait 24hrs as problems national
Bullshit
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What I found interesting ? ! Is that the last time I had a " Tec " out she told me that she didn't do repairs and she had the job because she got on well with people . Guess that says it all.
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Old 03-12-2021, 20:30   #445
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Re: Virgin Media Customer Service- Your Personal Experience

I'm quite grateful I have an 18 month contract don't have to through the whole, I'll cancel and then you'll ring back, every 12 months.
Fully expecting an inflation busting New Year price rise from VM. At which point of course all contracts are null and void and the game is on again !
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I've never had a problem even with the off shore support. I guess I must be lucky along with the several other millions of customers who don't bother with ratings sites.
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Re: Virgin Media Customer Service- Your Personal Experience

Not one problem with support - either here or abroad.
Last time I phoned (Over a year ago) it was the offshore staff and that's when they offered me VIP for less than the price of what I was currently paying.
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Re: Virgin Media Customer Service- Your Personal Experience

Aaaarrrrrrggggggghhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!
I'd forgotten how bad VM's customer services can be.
A word of advice don't order a new Stream box then try and cancel it when its faulty, doesn't do a service you were told it does and are still in your 14 day cooling off period!
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Re: Virgin Media Customer Service- Your Personal Experience

I find its hit and Miss, for example I rang retentions for a reduction in price. First person i spoke to refused outright because I am on their top internet service. I rang back and spoke to a lovely Scottish lady and was given £6 a month off for 24 months.

So I think its down to the people u talk to.
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