On August 9th I tried to log on and received the message that my username and password were not registered on the domain :eek:
I phoned the Orange helpline, premium rate number :smack: to be told that BT Wholesale had informed Orange that my account had been cancelled, which it hadn’t. I told the person this and she asked me to phone another number…another fucking premium rate one. :smack:
I phoned and was then told I’d been sent a MAC code and it had been used…bollocks, I’ve never and it hasn’t.
I was asked to phone the first number again, I did and now I’m told that Orange had had a system error which resulted in the plug being pulled on my account. In other words it aint my fault and I’ve been lied to twice
Thus far I’ve spent 1 hour and 14 minutes on the phone at 50p per min.
I ask that they plug me back in, they can’t do that until all info has been cleared from my landline, this will take at least 10 days :mad:
They tell me that I’ll get 1 months free broadband, I haggle and manage to get 3 months free plus the cost of my phone calls reimbursed.
The 10 days elapse, I phone again and I’m told it will be at least another 15 days before I can re-register, I’m also told that I only get 1 month free and no reimbursement of my calls.
At this point I’m fucking annoyed and tell them to shove their service were the sun don’t shine.
I contact Virgin Media on a freephone number and ask for cable broadband to be installed. It takes them 2 days to install and I’m back on, up and running.
Yesterday I get a call from Orange telling me I can re-register in 2 weeks, I tell them to go forth and multiply.
This morning I check my bank account and find that the princely sum of £5 has been credited to me, my phone calls alone cost me almost £25 and in addition as I pay almost all my household bills/credit cards online this whole procedure has left me fuming.
What was really infuriating is the fact that every time I phoned I got to speak to some Asian who seemed to have just a basic grasp of the English language, I couldn’t understand half of what they said