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Customer service

04 July 2011

A man contacted us because he had made a payment twice by mistake. His service provider had promised him a credit on his account some months ago, but the credit had not been applied. He called the service provider every month to ask about the credit. Each time he called he had to explain his situation again as if it was the first time. Then the service provider would tell him the credit would be on the next bill, but it wasn’t.

We found that the service provider was not keeping accurate records of its conversations with the man. It had not recorded the reason for the credit, or recorded why he was calling each time. It also had not told its billing department to apply the credit.

The service provider applied the credit on the next bill and apologised for the poor customer service.

Phone and Internet Bundle

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A man contacted us because he was not provided with the service agreed to in his contract for a bundled landline and internet service.

Next step?              

  • make an online complaint
  • 1800 062 058                
  • Write PO Box 276
    Collins Street West Vic 8007                            
  • National Relay Service Call on 1800 555 677 then ask for 1800 062 058            
  • Fax our consumer complaint form to 1800 630 614