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New modem, dsl light constantly flashing, waiting on dsl activation numbers.

So I received my new modem last Friday (which was a hassle in itself) for my new internet service and have no had working internet since. Spoken to a great number of different people and told a great number of different things. Now I'm told they've found the problem, they need the dsl activation codes. Said to give it 24-48 hours or they'd call on Friday (this was lunch time yesterday).

Someone called me last night and told me they'd call back in an hour with the dsl numbers for me to input myself, and they'd do it on their end. Great! But no call comes... I call back and enquire because obviously I'd like to speed the process along and get it working as quickly as possible. The guy on the phone this time doesn't seem to know who called me but he does know about the lovely lady trying to help me currently and basically tells me I just have to wait it out for another call from them. I'm getting pretty confused at this point. Happened to anyone else, or currently happening to anyone else? 

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Re: New modem, dsl light constantly flashing, waiting on dsl activation numbers.

Well folks, it's Friday, and still no internet. Granted it's only 8am and I'm still waiting on a call, but I was told the usual "24-48 hours" and as this time frame has now passed, it technically should be on. I'd like to know where the man went who said he'd call me with the codes that I need, that could essentially fix my issue, if my understanding is correct... 

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Re: New modem, dsl light constantly flashing, waiting on dsl activation numbers.

So it's now 12 days after it was initially supposed to be connected. I've been told that Telstra won't release the ADSL codes (never had ADSL with Telstra). I was told by Tuesday, 7pm at the latest (but I was also told this last week). I'm just going to keep this post updated to see if anyone will reply 🤔

What's the go if it's not connected by Tuesday night? By that point it will be 15 days. 

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Re: New modem, dsl light constantly flashing, waiting on dsl activation numbers.

Hey there folks, it's now the 21st and my internet was supposed to be active on the 7th. I've been told it will be on before 7pm tomorrow night- I can almost predict with certainty that it won't be. I will not be paying for this month's charges and I will be putting in a complaint with the TIO tomorrow. Is anyone from Optus actually reading this? 🙄

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Re: New modem, dsl light constantly flashing, waiting on dsl activation numbers.

Hi @efinny, I'm so sorry for the ongoing experience with your activation. Delays are frustrating, having inconsistent information and experiences with Customer Service as well wouldn't help with the experience 😞 

 

I can look to see if I can get a status update, please send me a PM with your full name, DOB and any account details or order numbers you may have. Alternatively, if you decide to lodge a referral with the TIO, someone from our Customer Relations Group will be in touch to help out.


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Re: New modem, dsl light constantly flashing, waiting on dsl activation numbers.

I have sent you a PM. I'm not expecting any change really because their hasn't been one for two weeks! But I'm crossing my fingers lol. 

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Re: New modem, dsl light constantly flashing, waiting on dsl activation numbers.

Thanks for sending, I'm just looking into it now 🙂


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Re: New modem, dsl light constantly flashing, waiting on dsl activation numbers.

Still no call, still no internet. 😭

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Re: New modem, dsl light constantly flashing, waiting on dsl activation numbers.

Sorry Elizabeth, they should be providing status updates even if there's no change, it's disappointing you've had to call in yourself. I was looking at your account notes and can see that Dan in my team has referred this onto our case management team for further investigation though - Tris


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Re: New modem, dsl light constantly flashing, waiting on dsl activation numbers.

Yes, he has 😊 hopefully we can get somewhere now.. 😣

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