on 21-02-2010 22:14
New to thisbut not to O2. Been with hem for years (6+) but in the past 6 months have had so much trouble. First wouldn't let me upgrade to the phone I wanted, then when they did the disconnected me. all i got was a sorry after hours on the phone trying to get it back on, don't know how that happened. Then to top it off they have just charged me £700 for my disconnection that was their fault and not even supposed to happen. All ive got from that is £20 goodwill gesture. Had to cancel DD to stop payment leaving bank and then the had the audacity to suspend my service for none payment. Feel like they taking the mick big time. Any ideas how to get more compensation??
on 22-02-2010 07:50
on 22-02-2010 12:43
Unless you have been financially deprived more than £20 then no you're not entitled to any compensation.
on 22-02-2010 17:42
to me this this is bad customer service and they they then suspended my service for none payment. So no, i do not think £20 quite covers it!!!!
on 22-02-2010 18:11
As for being left over the weekend, under your direct debit guarantee you are entitled to a refund from your bank within 24 hours. Although in your OP you said you cancelled the DD to stop it leaving, now you're saying the DD was taken.
on 22-02-2010 18:24
What you need to do is write down exactly and clearly what happened and send it to the Complaints Review Service.
When describing it, stick to what happened; put things in chronological order; don't make accusations and don't embellish things.
Don't forget to say what you would like O2 to do to sort it out.
What I would do is put it in a drawer for a day or two, then check it again for any mistakes and get someone to proofread it.
When you have sent it off, allow them time to investigate.
Think about your own actions, ask yourself if your instructions were clear, whether you could have done anything differently.
Once you hear back, you can consider their response in light of this.
If you then want to take it further you can reply to their letter or contact the independent arbitrator OTELO.
I can't stress how important it is that you make your complaint clear. You also need to know that cancelling a direct debit is a bad idea and could cause you problems down the line. Sounds brutal, but its best you are aware of what might happen.