Diabolical upload speed/customer service issues

Before Xmas I decided to switch to BT from Sky as I was hopeful that I would soon be able to get BT Infinity as my exchange (Radlett) was enabled last year. However the next day I phoned back as I had forgotten to check that the service included a static IP address. I was informed that BT do not offer static IP's to residential customers so I was given the option to cancel the switch and stay with BT. I confirmed that I wished to cancel the order and the operator told me that I did not need to take any further action.
On 13th January I received a BT Hub 4 and a text message saying that my BT broadband/phone had been activated! I called customer services and they confirmed that the cancellation request had not been implemented and apologised. They suggested that I use the BT service until I could switch back to Sky. However the speed that I have had with BT has been terrible. I have made numerous calls to report the problem and received conflicting information. I have been promised call backs that never happen. I have been given a "priority" SMS number to request a call back within 1 hour that never happens.
The problem I am having is that the ADSL service randomly drops out altogether (red light on Hub) but the whole time I have very very slow upload speeds. These range from 0.01mb to 0.03mb. This is completely unusable.
I have had numerous line tests and speedtests. The line tests results have come back with different results. Finally they accepted there was a fault and an engineer visited on 20/1/15. He found a faulty cable outside the property which he repaired and said that everything was now fine. However whilst the drop outs have been less frequent and the upload speed is consistently above 10mb, the download speed is still 0.01mb to 0.03mb.
The overseas call centre operators keep reading a scripted blurb about how BT do not give any upload speed guarantees. However when I reported the fault was still there on the evening of the engineer visit I was told that this would be because the line will take 24 hours to settle down and he guaranteed me that I would see a considerable improvement in upload the following day.
My upload speed with Sky was always above 1mb.
Help!
Regards
Justin

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Here is a basic guide to getting help from the community members done by CL Keith Please read through the link posted http://forumhelp.dyndns.info/speed/first_steps.html
once you have posted the information asked for then the community members can help you more
if using a hub 4 locate these lines located in the hub logs
Lines should look like this
19:11:29, 07 Nov. (2290101.460000) DSL noise margin: 7.00 dB upstream, 6.10 dB downstream
19:11:29, 07 Nov. (2290101.390000) DSL line rate: 448 Kbps upstream, 288 Kbps downstream
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    Welcome to the forum. Our trade in promotions are a great way to upgrade your gaming technology. I can understand you wanting to take advantage of the gift cards, coupons from the trade-in, along with a price match. I was disappointed to read about your poor customer service experience when you called our support line, and I truly apologize for the frustration this may have caused. 
    In order to take advantage of our promotions and Price Match Guarantee, there are certain conditions that must be met to qualify. According to the terms and conditions of the console trade-in promotion, there is a limit of 1 trade-in per person; therefore you would only be able use one coupon per transaction. I'm not sure why the store allowed 2 trade in consoles. Also, our Price Match Guarantee does not cover coupon offers, and because you were using the coupon from the trade-in promotion, they would not be able to apply the price match. 
    That being said, there is no excuse for the poor customer service you were offered when you called, and I'm very sorry for any frustration and wasted time you experienced. I assure you I will be documenting your comments for review. 
    I hope this helps clarify your concerns, and please do not hesitate to let me know if you have any further questions or concerns. 
    Regards, 
    Maria|Social Media Specialist | Best Buy® Corporate
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  • Customer service issues, no complaint department!

    Not sure I'm really asking a question here, just looking for a place to be heard!  Up to now my experience with Verizon has been good, however I've always been on the buying end, Verizon on the selling.  Recently though, I needed to cancel a line on my account.  Not a big deal, or so I thought!  First, there is absolutely no way that I can find to do this through the website, even though it is very easy to add a line through the website.  I live about an hour away from the nearest store and didn't want to make the drive just to get rid of the line.  So I looked up the phone number for the store via the website only to discover that even though each store shows a different number, your call is clearly routed to a universal call center in who-knows-where.  Furthermore the automated system is terrible!  I called 3 times on my cell phone and never got past the first set of options because it wouldn't recognize that I was hitting the numbers to respond.  The fourth time I called on a land line and got through the first and second level, but by the 3 level it was having trouble recognizing my keystrokes again and routed me back around to the 1st level only to start again.  Eventually I got to a human only to figure out that this was not my store that I was led to believe I was calling.  All that just to deal with some stranger who doesn't know me or my account, just reading info off a screen!  And, whose number one goal was not to just take care of my request, but rather sell me something, or in this case, do her best to talk me out of getting rid of the line!  Are you kidding me!  If I wanted high pressure sales personnel I would've chose that option two levels ago!!!  After finally convincing her that yes I do want to cancel the line, and no I do not want to keep it and use it for a different device, she puts me on hold "while she takes care of that".  Unbelievable!  Eventually, she came back and the deed was finally done.  By now I'm looking for an email address, or a complaint department, again not through the website, and there was no way I was calling again.  So this is all I got, and I have no confidence that this will generate any change.  Lesson learned:  1) Verizon is typical big business, only cares about making your purchasing experience easy and pleasurable, and creates as many road blocks as necessary to dissuade you from doing anything that lowers your bill or cost them income.  2) Even though its an hour away, any business I do with Verizon will require that I make the drive and deal with someone face-to-face, yes even in the most technologically advanced nation on the planet in 2014!  Did I mention I'm dealing with a cell phone company...the irony!
    To those who read this, whomever you may be, I apologize for the rant since you are probably not anyone that can actually do anything about it.

    To get through to a person on the  phone you simply need to continue to press 0. Works for me every time. Any rep, no matter in the store or on the phone, is tasked with trying to keep you from canceling any services. It is their job. You can't get mad at them for simply doing their job. How would you feel if someone got mad at you for the same thing. Let them do their jobs. It does stink that you have to repeatedly request the cancellation of service but their responsibility is to find another solution if possible.
    When you call a Verizon Wireless store and nobody answers your call gets routed to a national call center. Why? Because customer service. How would you feel if you called the store and it just kept ringing and nobody answered? Oh. The store is not allowed to access your account, let alone process a cancellation of services, without an authorized user in the store to show identification. So had you actually gotten someone in the store you would have been directed to visit the store making the hour drive that you clearly didn't want to make or call in. All of this during the busiest week of the year.
    We are not the most technologically advanced country on the planet. France has trains that travel 200MPH, China had a 21% growth in wind power capacity (in megawatts) while the US had 1% last year and also Quad HD displays have been available overseas for about 3 years now and are just hitting the US.
    Any representative of VZW will know your account just as well as the next. They do this by reading info off of a screen. That's what the screen is there for.

  • WATSON ROAD MO (Store 42) customer service issues

    I was at the Watson store in STL around 12:30 today. Looking forward to purchasing a Wii U, Mario Kart 8, and a couple accessories. I'm pretty versed in this stuff, but I had a couple questions about extra controllers and they kept the 'pro' controllers off the floor with a little sign that said ask for assistance to get one.
    I was in the gaming section casually looking through games waiting for an associate to come around since I didn't see any when I came to that part of the store. After a solid 15-20 minutes I started looking around for someone to help and all I really found were other customers searching the store. It's a bigger store and quite honestly there was just no one at all except for the far wall where the computers and geek squad are. 
    I headed that way and saw about 6 or so associates standing around carrying on. As I approached the employees, a customer actually stopped me to ask me a question because they couldn't find help. I decided at that time to take my business elsewhere since no one at that Best Buy was really interested in customer service. 
    There aren't any great deals on Wii U's or games right now at BB and my local Gamestop is more than willing to help me answer questions and provide a good shopping experience. I've had better experiences at the Brentwood location, but it is further away and is a smaller store in general. I'm a reasonable guy and I'm not terribly angry at the situation, but this kind of dissapointing visit really just drives me directly to your competitors.

    Good afternoon witebuddha,
    Thank you for taking the time to post to the forum about your recent visit to our Watson Road store.  I really don't think anyone could blame you for feeling disappointed, and to be honest with you, I feel disappointed after reading about your experience.  The associates are there to help answer questions our customers may have about the products we offer and it appears there were plenty of available associate, but you were still left waiting for more 20 minutes. 
    I do apologize for any inconvenience you experienced, as that is simply not the level of service that Best Buy strives to provide its customers.  If an associate is not helping a customer, then I would hope that they would actively look for a customer to help.  We care about our customers and should seize every opportunity to demonstrate that.  I greatly appreciate your feedback and will make sure the store managers at our Watson Road store are made aware, as this is not an experience we want to duplicate.
    I hope you have a great rest of your day, and let us know if there is any other way we can assist.
    Derek|Social Media Specialist | Best Buy® Corporate
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