This has been a truly awful experience. I have had no mobile phone service for 2 days, because in porting from Virgin to Optus, I have had no activated sim card from either carrier, and so no working mobile phone.
I have been told 6 different reasons as to why my new SIM card has not activated:
1. The Virgin account was closed before porting.
2. Virgin's network is down.
3. Optus's porting system is down.
4. My number is stuck in the system and its a known issue due to high volume Virgin transfers.
5. Apparently, I did not provide my date of birth when opening an account with Optus (despite credit checks?)
6. I needed to provide my Virgin account number.
For all of these different reasons, I was quoted between 15 minutes to 5 business days to have the porting completed. Each time I speak with a customer service rep, I have to start fresh (including being told my phone number is not associated with any account, and that there is no record of my issues - on my sixth call and with an IT case number in hand!)
I really hope this is resolved soon, or that my cooling off period is still open (I can't access my contract because my account apparently doesn't exist!). Not a great start to a new customer relationship.
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That is not a great experience at all, AdamRom.
I'm afraid we're unable to access customer account details here on our public forum. What is the IT case number? That's something we should be able to follow up and request to escalate (which it should be already).
Hmmm, that's not a IT ticket number. Maybe a reference number for a call?
Please let us know how you go.
Reason no 9: It was stuck in the Optus billing system and a new request will take a further 3-5 days. This was after being bounced between 6 people in the space of 20 minutes and spending an hour on the phone in total.
Completely unacceptable service.
Relieved to hear it was resolved and not delayed further. A rough start based on the 10 or so various possible reasons but should be smooth sailing from here!
I've got the same issue. Who did you complain to?
I'm now up to four days without a mobile service. Virgin mobile was cancelled on Tuesday. I have complained Wednesday night and was told to contact the porting team the next day. I did and complained over the phone and was told it would be escalated and resolved within 48 hours yet I still don't have a service.
I've been told the reasons for not connecting are:
* one day told it the port was released by Virgin Mobile only to be told the next day it was only partially releaseed
* system issues
* they haven't received my order (although I do have the new SIM card)
Optus why send me a text message telling me my SIM card will be activated between 15 mins - 4 hours on Tuesday morning when you can't guarantee this.
This has been the worst experience I've had changing from one service provider to another.