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Help - No dial tone
This is a discussion on Help - No dial tone within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; We've had quite a lot of cease's put on peoples lines of late.And it can be a bit of a ...
- 19-11-06, 06:41 PM #11
We've had quite a lot of cease's put on peoples lines of late.And it can be a bit of a pain in the ear having to ring a punter & explain to them they'll need to re-order as someone somewhere funked up!! Me,I turn the volume down on the phone,get a coffee & hold the earpeice away from my ear when I break the news........
- 19-11-06, 06:48 PM #12
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- 19-11-06, 10:00 PM #13
I have delicate eardrums....
- 19-11-06, 10:08 PM #14
Same here, for about a week we were out.
just got a crackly noise, this happened about 3 weeks after getting sky broadband.
2 engineers aswel later, it was fixed.
- 20-11-06, 09:53 AM #15
- 20-11-06, 11:09 AM #16
If you've made a fault report with Tier 1 & have a ticket number,best bet would e to ring up & ask to be put thru to Tier 2 for a update.If you have made a report but dont have a ticket number,still ring up & ask if there has one been raised.If no number,chances are it's not been escallated to us.If you dont have a dial tone,you'll need to ring BT but DONT mention you've BBand or it'll turn into a blame game again.If you're lines's been ceased,you'll need provisioning as there is NOTHING (AND some people cant get this thru their heeds!!!) that Tier 1 or 2 can do about it!
Also,ask someone to check your DSL speed as we've had loads of punters stuck on 'Max Pack' but their line can only support ,in some cases,as little as 516Kbms (I kid you not!) & their line needs to be capped.
- 20-11-06, 11:53 AM #17
Yes i do understand everything that you say about Tier 1 & 2- but i think (and speaking for the majority of Sky users), if tech support were consistent in what they said, i wouldn't have so much of a problem. Numerous calls were made and everytime they would give me different excuses as to what the problem was.
My call has indeed been passed to the provisioning team. Any ideas on how long it would be before I have the internet running??
I am on the max package but only achieve something like 4MB tops.
P.S. No personal digs at you with the above of course
- 20-11-06, 12:00 PM #18
Unfortunatly,I dont but If you get thru to Tier 2,we can look into it further.One of the main problems is that we can be working on a ticket then we get a call from the Phillapines (who are,in a nutshell & to be brutally honest here,f***ing useless!!!!) & so then we have to deal with that call (often obvious stuff overlooked by Tier 1!) & so on & so on & you lose track of what you were doing on what ticket.
You might need you're line capped or go to a lower pack.
- 20-11-06, 01:09 PM #19
Just to let you know its still not resolved, I am still waiting for BT to resolve the fault. At the moment over the last week I think its 10 -9 to BT now on phonecalls.
Skybroadband have now passed me to TIER 3 and BT have said it will all be resolved by last week as its a problem at the exchange but still no joy. BT even said it was fixed at one stage last week, I have now been reverted back to dial tone but no broadband.
My other moan is that when I ring either company I seem to speak to people in India or the Phillipines who ask me to repeat everything again, and when they say they will transfer me I get cut off.
I am using a friends machine to post this as I have no internet access, all in all I am about to give up, what an absolute shambles, even TIER2 and 3 dont ring you back when they say they will.
- 20-11-06, 03:23 PM #20
Yes, I must agree with you paul01; I was told that a 3rd Tier engineer would call me back to explain what the problem was- I had to phone about 5 times just to find out the progress of the call then to find out that someone had put a cease on my line. Still no apology from Sky for doing this!
And you're right about the 1st Tier helpdesk guys- they haven't a clue about anything(!)