Then told he needs to wait another 2 weeks for the b/band connection. (UW blamed on BT)
I only mention UW since the forum requires me to - I suspect they are pretty 'blameless' in these delays.
However, with a forecast b/band installation date of 23/8, a call between us was 'broken' yesterday morning. I then rang his number back several times, getting ringing tone but no answer. He said no phone ringing at his end, but he was able to dial out. 'Satisfactory' resolution yesterday afternoon with divert to his mobile.
However, I am hoping someone can cast some light on what has happened here? It transpires he has a 'new' number - same exchange code but well off the normal number range for the area - they begin with 81, this is 66 - and no-one told him. If I ring that, he answers!
I am assuming that some dull Openreach wallah pulled the wrong lead off? Is this 'new' temp number one that exists in a big box reserved for OR cock-ups?
Edited by mikejp (Thu 18-Aug-16 08:43:03)