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Standard User paul1360
(member) Tue 05-Apr-11 17:49:25
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Tech Services


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Hi,
Don't know if anyone from Talk Talk looks at these post's but if they do can you please check with your tech service dept to find out what they are on, just been trying to help my son to setup my old netgear router and have a few problems, so he phoned TS and asked for help only to be told that I'm sorry but as you are with AOL and not us I'm not able to help, heres AOL number, Hang my son said I'm with you not AOL, no sir you have never been with us at all. He asked to speak to someone higher but was told no can do!!!!
Next my son asked could you please return all my DD I've paid to Talk Talk for my BB and phone please, Only to be told that my son needs to get his house in order and sort himself out and stop trying to SCAM Talk Talk and the guy put the phone down. So he rang back and handed me the phone and I was told nee on the same thing but this was added at the end " By the way sir I'm sorry but I'll have to stop talking to you as you are not the account holder" and then he put the phone down!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I give up
Standard User woweebert
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 06-Apr-11 06:22:15
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Your first mistake was using the phone to contact TalkTalk , as pretty much any TalkTalk user that posts here will tell you .
User forum is where we go for support , never the phone .

Vivaciti MurphX LLU
Standard User Kaoshan
(committed) Wed 06-Apr-11 07:04:13
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Re: Tech Services


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Join the TT Forums where you will find a very helpful community. Bear in mind the OCEs (the guys who will actually help) only work Mon - Fri, 9 - 5. Also, you will not get an immediate response and may have to wait 24 - 36 hours. Be patient.

Any form of tech support is obliged by the Data Protection Act to deal with the registered account holder.


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Moderator billford
(moderator) Wed 06-Apr-11 08:27:00
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In reply to a post by Kaoshan:
Any form of tech support is obliged by the Data Protection Act to deal with the registered account holder.
Got a link for that bit of twaddle?

~~~~~~~~~~~~
Bill

bill@thinkbroadband.com ________________________Planes and Cars and ...________________________BQM

Edited by billford (Wed 06-Apr-11 08:37:48)

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Standard User Kaoshan
(committed) Wed 06-Apr-11 08:48:24
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Hi Bill

Sorry, no link. Have been told this by BT support in the past and TT currently. TT seem to enforce it very strictly, even on their online forums. TT use your billing information to verify the account holder. Obviously, in my case, as the account holder's partner, I can masquerade as her online but my voice is a bit too deep to get away with it on the telephone wink In TTs case the info is buried somewhere deep in the T&Cs.

It is also my experience with other organisations when seeking support. The DPA and the HSA are the bane of modern life.

Rgds
Moderator billford
(moderator) Wed 06-Apr-11 08:56:57
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In reply to a post by Kaoshan:
Have been told this by BT support in the past and TT currently.
Those organisations may well have a policy of dealing only with the account holder, apart from anything else it reduces the chance that they might have to deal with somebody who knows what they are talking about.

But to claim it's because of the DPA is complete and utter balderdash.
The DPA and the HSA are the bane of modern life.
No, used properly they are valuable pieces of legislation. The bane of modern life is organisations that misuse them to hide their own incompetence.

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Bill

bill@thinkbroadband.com ________________________Planes and Cars and ...________________________BQM
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ISP Representative TALKTALK_SUPPORT
(isp) Wed 06-Apr-11 09:25:16
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Hi paul1360,

if you are looking for general help that doesn't include the username and password for the wan settings on the router then register at www.talktalkmembers.com and we will be able to help you. If it does involve us having to give the WAN settings i.e. username and password then we would need the account holder to clear DPA, they could then add a password onto their account which would mean we could help anyone who provides the password.

Ady

TalkTalk, Online Community
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have a specific request for information please do not hesitate to contact me."
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Moderator billford
(moderator) Wed 06-Apr-11 09:35:52
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I could nit-pick on that (it's connection with the DPA is tenuous), but basically it makes sense.

Thank you for the clarification.

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Bill

bill@thinkbroadband.com ________________________Planes and Cars and ...________________________BQM

Edited by billford (Wed 06-Apr-11 10:24:37)

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Standard User XRaySpeX
(knowledge is power) Wed 06-Apr-11 13:11:57
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In reply to a post by Kaoshan:
Any form of tech support is obliged by the Data Protection Act to deal with the registered account holder.
No! They may also deal with anyone else for whom the a/c holder has given permission.

Do you think Lord Muck himself in his castle really phones his ISP when he has trouble with his BB? wink

When you phone an insurance co. for a quote, have you noticed they always ask if you have the permission of anyone else on the policy to discuss their details.

1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU BB => 2010: Orange 19 Meg Tweaked / 16 Meg Untweaked LLU BB
Standard User tommy45
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 06-Apr-11 14:48:47
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Yes ,as long as the account holder gives his/her permission,(subject to verification) the need to deal with the account holder is negated for that instance only,this applies to all companies, but some utility companies are/can be difficult

Edited by tommy45 (Wed 06-Apr-11 15:17:26)

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