Still no internet after 78 hours and counting. Got this amusing text message this morning:
OPTUS MSG: Hi, we noticed your new broadband hasn't been activated. Simply plug in your Optus NBN modem & you're ready to go! Need help? Call us on 1300 300 427
Modem has been plugged in since NBN switch over at 2pm 9/1/2017. I have restarted it regularly as well to be sure.
I ordered NBN on the 3rd May 2017....still not activated and it is 9th September 2017.
Here is the email I sent directly to Allen Lew (Optus CIO) on the 15th July 2017 no response from him. Optus / NBN tell me the same story every week....hope you don't have the same experience 😞
I moved into my first home. It had fttp nbn installed. Plugged in the Optus modem and had internet working a treat for a week and a half. Then the nbn box disconnected the uni d1 port on us. Optus said it was because the activation had not been set up properly and we were using the previous owner's Optus account connection. Unbelievable!!! So after a dozen calls and live chats over 5 days we are still waiting to be activated. The sales person in the Optus store told us that we would be right to go as soon as we moved in. They just failed to set up our account properly. What a load of crap.
That's definitely not good to hear @armytrucka and we're really sorry it didn't work out the way it should 😞 May I please request you to contact our NBN connection expert Here from PC so that we can check your order status.
....ok folks though I would provide an update...
So since I last posted.....NBN, Optus and I play this little game...it goes like this.
I ring Optus and complain my NBN is still not connected. Optus blame NBN and jointly Optus and NBN send me a text message and assign me an 'issue' number. They assure me the issue will be fixed in 24-48 hours.....if the issue is not fixed within this timeframe I have to reply with a text msg 'FAULT'. It really is an enjoyable game to play if you like wasting your time with these jokers.
So I get the first text (screenshots below) Wed 23rd August...I reply back FAULT (twice cos its fun I am only mean't to reply back once anyways), hear nothing back. So I send some more 'FAULT' text msgs on Fri 25th August, hear nothing back, send some more 'FAULT' messages Mon 28th August, hear nothing back. Maybe Optus and NBN are busy playing this game with other Customers and do not have time for me 😞
Oh wait...excitement, Mon 4th Sept Optus sends me a reply 'We're still working on your fault and we will keep you updated'....Oh goody thats nice of them what excellent Customer Service I do hope their Execs get their Christmas bonus this year as they really value the Customer. Wed 6th Sept I reply 'FAULT', and on Fri 8th Sept, still no response and no NBN.
Oh wait...excitement, Mon 11th Sept Optus sends me a reply 'We're still working on your fault and we will keep you updated'....Oh goody thats nice of them what excellent Customer Service it is an absolutely a world class service.
This time I don't reply with a 'FAULT' text, it gets even more exciting....Fri 15th September Optus sends me a reply 'We're still working on your fault and we will keep you updated'....Oh goody thats nice of them what excellent Customer Service. Optus and Usain Bolt and all the marketing about speed etc is so true. I am so glad to be a valued Customer.
Tues 19th Sept, I reply with a text msg, 'FAULT' x 2. Oh wait...excitement, Fri 22nd Sept Optus sends me a reply 'We're still working on your fault and we will keep you updated'....Oh goody thats nice of them what excellent Customer Service it is all the other ISPs have no chance with Optus setting the Customer Service bar this high. I reply 'FAULT' x 2 straight away.
I am bored now. Don't want to play this game anymore.
Mon 25th Sept Optus sends me a reply 'We're still working on your fault and we will keep you updated' blah blah and again on Wed 27th September, then again Sun 8th October 2017.
I get a random call from time to time, I think I have had 2 calls during this time and Optus blames NBN. NBN blames Optus blah blah.
I ordered NBN on the 3rd May 2017....still not activated and it is 11th October 2017.
Crazy...anyone want to play the game?
Thanks for reading....
Hey @just_a_customer, I'm sorry to hear about this experience. 😞 I've asked that our Case Management team get in touch with you today to provide an update.
Hi - thanks for replying. Your case management team are the people saying "we are waiting for an update from NBN" on every call they make to me. I don't want someone to phone me to tell me the same message, I just want the NBN connecting and working. Please call me when it is working thanks.
If I am not connected to the NBN soon I will have to consult the TIO (Ombudsman) to see the options available to me. Optus advertise they have NBN working and this is the service I signed up for 5 months ago but it is still not available to me.
Unfortunately if we are still waiting on NBN, our hands are tied until they provide an update. Our Case Management team are our escalated technical support team so please be assured they would be doing all they can to get your service up and running. We do truly apologise for the inconvenience this has caused.
I just had the same issue!! My internet has been working amazing and so fast all week(my husband set it up) I just had a NBN tech out because they have to ensure everything is set up correctly - blah blah blah. So the tech arrives and tells me we are set up on the previous owners line, he leaves and comes back fiddles around some more and tell me it will work within 3 minutes and just left I now have nothing work, it’s only been about 40mins so no where near the length you have gone to I hope it’s working shortly.