BT drop the ball again

You might remember my previous attempt to order the new broadband wireless home hub from BT. Well, I’ve just had an email from them pleading ignorance, which surprises me as they phoned me up later that night to process my order.

See what you make of this:

Dear Mr Jamieson,

Thank you for your e-mail.

Please accept my apologies for the delay in replying to you and for any inconvenience this may have caused.

I will be happy to deal with your enquiry upon receipt of your account details. Unfortunately as you have not provided me with your BT Account number I am unable to access your account to make your requests at this time.

If you should have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact us again via e-mail.

Thank you for contacting BT.

Yours sincerely,

Samantha Murray
BT Customer Services

I found this most frustrating, and instantly replied with the following:

I received a phone call just hours after sending this email, where I was told my order would be reinstated. I was told if there were any problems I’d receive a call back. I have not had one.

Why is it so difficult to order broadband from BT? I would have thought it simple, especially as I already am a BT customer with broadband.

This is rediculous, I am still paying the GBP 26.99 per month instead of the GBP 21.99 I was promissed when I made the order in the begining of January.

If this is the level of customer service I can expect I’ll cancel my current broadband and go to Sky.

I am absolutely stunned by the level of disinterest displayed by BT in the face of a long term customer wishing to upgrade their Internet account.

For what it is worth, my BT number is ***********. You can attempt to contact me if you wish, but as BT has spectacularly failed me with outstanding dedication I won’t hold my breath for the WIFI broadband I ordered some weeks ago.


I really don’t understand what the problem is. I want to order broadband with the WIFI home hub, why can’t they just do it?

Darren Jamieson

Darren Jamieson, aka MrDaz, is the Technical Director and co-founder of Engage Web and has been working online in a career spanning two decades. His first website was built in 1998 and is still live today.

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