I previously responded on one of your older posts about this issue.
Live chat is avalible via two different methods:
If you are having trouble with the app live chat, may I suggest that you uninstall and reinstall the mobile application.
If your issue is with the support chat on the website. Please take a second to clear your browsers cache/cookies for Optus.com.au.
Do not close the chat window, or let your computer/device to go to sleep/lock.
If this does not resolve your issues, you can call Optus on 133 937.
Please reply to this thread for future corrispondence in regards to this issue instead of opening a new one.
Best Regards Matt
In case anyone comes across this thread, we've recently switched across to Messaging.
We have a couple of article up on our Help & Support page which explain the changes.
Do you think so?
Honestly interested to get some feedback.
If you have any comments or criticisms, feel free to post them here.
We work right near the Messenger Management team and they've asked us to record any feedback that comes our way.
Messaging is a good thing with the persistant nature of the interaction but I find it annoying how it reloads the messaging window every time you move off the current page. It is quite apparant that it is not real time as the response times are longer than live chat. Web chat or live chat as you call it is still seen by many as real time communication so you expect a real person on the other end responding in almost real time. Messaging is quite a different experience, I am not sure I have taken to it just yet.
I just tried using messaging: got connected straight away after I entered my full name.
I got transferred three times within messaging and was prompted to re-enter my full name everytime?
Why is there a 10 min wait time message anyway? Its never acurate. I also noted the messaging history, like forever, its hard to distinguish which one I am looking at as I scroll through them, they are seperated by a faint dividing line that you can easily miss.
Anyway, just feedback on a real world user experience.
Thanks very much for this valuable feedback, domT. We will share it with the Live Chat management team.