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11th August, 2016 (7 Comments)

Ofcom’s proposal to give residential and small business consumers in the United Kingdom an automatic right to compensation from their broadband, phone or mobile provider when things go wrong (here), such as due to a “loss or reduction of service“, has drawn widespread concern from ISPs.

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6th June, 2016 (0 Comments)

The United Kingdom’s telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has today ruled that there are “reasonable grounds for believing” that mobile and broadband provider Vodafone breached consumer complaint handing rules by not having the correct procedures in place.

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9th February, 2016 (2 Comments)

The national UK telecoms regulator has decided to drop its own-initiative investigation into Vodafone’s billing procedures after they found that the mobile operator was behaving itself, although they are continuing to investigate how the operator handles customer complaints.

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8th January, 2016 (3 Comments)

The UK Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) and Internet Telephony Services Providers Association (ITSPA) have officially swapped their Ofcom approved consumer complaints handler (ADR) scheme from CISAS to Ombudsman Services.

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21st October, 2015 (0 Comments)

Ombudsman Services, one of Ofcom’s two approved Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) consumer complaint handlers, reports that it has so far received a total of 15,542 complaints about UK phone, mobile and broadband providers in 2015 and Q3 complaints were up 35% from three years ago.

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1st October, 2015 (2 Comments)

The new Consumer Rights Act 2015 has today been officially introduced and, while most of its measures are focused on “goods“, there are a few changes that will affect consumer “services” like broadband, mobile and phone connectivity in the United Kingdom.

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3rd July, 2015 (4 Comments)

Mobile and Internet provider EE UK, which is in the middle of being gobbled by BT for £12.5bn, has today been fined £1 million after Ofcom found earlier this year that the telecoms operator had broken its rules for governing how you should handle customer complaints (General Condition 14.4).

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11th June, 2015 (0 Comments)

The national telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has launched an own-initiative investigation into Vodafone’s billing and complaints handling procedures after an unspecified number of the mobile operator’s customers in the United Kingdom made related complaints.

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8th October, 2014 (3 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has been fined £250,000 by the United Kingdom’s national telecoms regulation, Ofcom, after it failed to handle some customer complaints in a fair and timely manner.

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5th August, 2014 (4 Comments)

The Public Affairs Manager for the UK Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA), Andrew Kernahan, has today set out what sort of changes they’d like to see in order to improve Ofcom’s Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process for handling serious consumer complaints against broadband providers. Would you support a pay to complain system?

telephone support rage and complaints

24th July, 2014 (12 Comments)

A new survey conducted by Which? on 3,621 members of the public has revealed that 68% of consumers who escalate their complaint against a service or utility provider (e.g. broadband, phone, energy, water etc.), such as by using an independent ombudsman, win their case. But sadly 60% of those who attempted to resolve a complaint directly were left dissatisfied

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18th June, 2014 (5 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator has re-started its monitoring and enforcement programme to check whether broadband and phone providers are giving consumers the required access to an approved Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) complaints handler. As part of this they’ve also begun an investigation of the UK Free Software Network (UKFSN), a small ISP run by Jason Clifford.

13th March, 2014 (3 Comments)

The UK Internet Service Providers Association has called for changes to the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process that could address the problem of “vexatious” consumer complaints and, in relation to that, situations where broadband ISPs pay hundreds of pounds in ADR fees despite winning their case.

28th February, 2014 (7 Comments)

Ofcom has launched an own-initiative investigation into EE (also trading as Orange UK and T-Mobile), which will look at whether or not the mobile and Internet provider has “failed to comply” with the regulators code for consumer complaints handling (General Condition 14.4).

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10th February, 2014 (3 Comments)

Everybody has a right to complain to their supplier when something goes wrong but a new Consumer Action Monitor report from Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) provider, Ombudsman Services, claims that 40 million complaints (all sectors) went unaddressed because many people chose to “suffer in silence“.

complaint form uk isp adr ofcom broadband

27th December, 2013 (4 Comments)

The ability to make a complaint is often essential but how many Internet Service Providers are transparent about the process and do some intentionally attempt to make the necessary contacts and information hard for novice net users to find? ISPreview.co.uk examined seven of the markets primary broadband ISPs to find out.

11th November, 2013 (2 Comments)

Scotnet, which is one of the few ISPs dedicated towards providing broadband services to Internet users in Scotland, has taken the somewhat controversial step of launching legal action against one of their customers in order to recover around £350 worth of CISAS’s Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) complaint handler fees.

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