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Standard User timl
(member) Thu 22-Nov-12 20:15:15
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FTTC install fail


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Was due to have FTTC installed today but it failed.

The Openreach engineer, I think he was a contractor, couldn't do the install because he didn't have keys to the PCP! Wow. Wonder how long I have to wait before BT can find the keys?

He also said it's better to get an AM appointment because keys take 2 hours to get from BT.

I wonder BT function at all.

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Standard User Oldjim
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 22-Nov-12 21:15:52
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Re: FTTC install fail


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Now that is a new one shockedshocked
Standard User chris6273
(committed) Thu 22-Nov-12 23:08:37
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Re: FTTC install fail


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I'm sure I've heard of this exact scenario before crazy.

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Thu 22-Nov-12 23:27:38
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Re: FTTC install fail


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You have. I remember it as well. It was for Sky.

http://forums.thinkbroadband.com/fibre/t/4176319-eng...

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Standard User timl
(member) Fri 23-Nov-12 08:13:56
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That's really almost exactly what happened on my install... but he didn't do any of the ringing up first and he sat outside in his van for about 15 minutes before coming in. We turned the lights on in the house so he could see we where in. I honestly think if we hadn't seen him he would have probably driven off and called us a no show.

He also told me it was the first FTTC install he'd done on his own...

Still these things happen... I wonder how quickly I can get a new BT Openreach engineer?!? If it goes beyond my cut-off date with BE I'll have to cancel the FTTC install and maybe try again in the new year.

Regards
Tim

BE ADSL. No FTTC yet.
Standard User greenglide
(committed) Fri 23-Nov-12 08:35:55
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The ISP need to arrange an expedited appointment because of the failure by BT OR. This should be within a week and can be at a weekend if appropriate.

The BT OR installer did not turn up for my install and after much complaining to BT they did this for me with an appointment arranged for a Monday and OR rang on the Saturday and asked if they could come then. Person who came said they were asked(!) to work Saturdays but normally no work was planned for then!

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Standard User camieabz
(sensei) Fri 23-Nov-12 08:40:20
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Interesting that in the modern age, an electronic keypad system can't be put into place (with a physical key alternative if power cuts). The code could be changed at the end of each day if used.

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Standard User timl
(member) Fri 23-Nov-12 09:18:23
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greenglide I want your experience of BT OR. smile

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Fri 23-Nov-12 09:26:34
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In reply to a post by greenglide:
The ISP need to arrange an expedited appointment because of the failure by BT OR.
As advised to OP of the linked thread I gave. It worked.

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Connection - Plusnet Extra Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 53.5/15.2Mbps @ 600m. - BQM

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 23-Nov-12 09:36:24
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Followed by people having fun guessing code, or hitting keypad with hammer etc
Then the keypad is hidden by a lockable panel and back to square one.

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