Written on: 21/08/2008 by Big Dave Midlands (25 reviews written)
This is a summary of my experiences with NTl over a 12 month period. Ok where to start?
In a word dire. Consistently failed to meet my customer needs at pretty much every interaction. I often spoke to people who I feel sounded like they did not care. Queue waiting times were regularly over 20 minutes which is poor. I was misinformed about the services I was paying for, how much I would be paying and what my phone number was.
I initially signed up for phone... (read more)
Written on: 24/02/2008
There prices are very competitive. NTL (now Virgin) offer a good competitive service, but there call centres service is very poor. (read more)
Written on: 09/02/2008 by dfacer (1 review written)
I am now with virgin medea ( was NTL ) in the 6 years that I was with NTL I have never had a problem with then, now it's been taken over by virgin, and the service is still good, when my broadband modem playing up, I call thier technical support centre ( ok it was in India, so is every body elses ) the guy on the end was very helpfull, because the fault was with their equipment, the cost of the phone call was credited back to my account, see if you get that with any of the broadband providers. (read more)
Written on: 23/11/2007 by hopalong1972
Have used NTL for both my Business and Personal land line and they have always provided an excellent service and value for money, (read more)
Written on: 18/07/2007 by ammirza (13 reviews written)
If you are in a cable area, thanks to God. The only thing which stops you from getting NTL phone is the activation time and the need of your presence at home as their engineer comes to make your line active. If you can cope with that, you can enjoy free weekend and evening calls for the same line rental as of BT. (read more)
Written on: 20/12/2006 by Elainemary (1 review written)
When NTL installed my broadband connection, they drilled through my central heating hot water pipe, which meant that my combi boiler dropped in pressure and couldn't supply me with hot water or central heating for the next week. They had no back up support system to allow emergency plumbers/central heating engineers to be called out, and in the end I had to make my own arrangements to get my boiler working again. After fixing the fault, re-plastering the section of wall and cleaning the... (read more)
Written on: 04/09/2006 by alanp13 (1 review written)
Promised to come and install every day for a week before finally showing up. When we moved and they still had not supplied the service we were told that the contract could be cancelled without being charged, only later to get a letter saying we had to pay 200 quid. Eventually collected the box on the 4th attempt and are still calling asking where the box is (11 calls to date since the box was picked up). Customer service has been unhelpful I feel; expect to be passed from department to... (read more)
Written on: 01/08/2006 by cantab (1 review written)
Six years ago I would have recommended NTL without question to friends. Now I'm about to leave. They simply do not care about the quality of their service provision, ie. if you wait on the line for less than 20 minutes, well that will not happen, and of course you're paying to tell them they are not providing services that you are already paying for. When you get through you are met by staff who clearly have no training in how to solve the problem. Their only response is "remove the smart... (read more)
Written on: 24/07/2006 by pinkdog (2 reviews written)
NTL is my pet hate. They have terrible customer service, that is if you can get through and then don't get cut off. High bills. I can't get Freeview, and there is no aerial reception for analogue TV. So, they have me cornered. I can't wait to get rid of NTL, as it has been like a chain round my neck! Bring on Skype and Freeview - hopefully soon! (read more)
Written on: 06/06/2006 by jwalker1 (1 review written)
NTL customer service was appalling. When I took out the contract, I was assured that I would be able to cancel the policy if I moved to an area that did not have NTL coverage, without penalty. When I moved out of the area I was told my contract would be cancelled, then that I was unable to cancel it. That it would be suspended for three months, and then I could cancel it. That I needed to pay the remainder of the contract. Then, the money was all taken from my bank account after I was told... (read more)
Written on: 05/05/2006 by Chris Bevan (2 reviews written)
NTL have very bad customer service staff who LAUGH at you if you have a problem. Overcharge. Change pricing out lay without notification. Wouldn't set up a direct debit after 5-6 attempts, and still charged me the non-DD premium of £2 per month. Wouldn't change my wife's name on the account after we married until a year later, during which time they sent her a letter not using her correct title - not Miss or Mrs, but LORD.
Couldn't explain anonymous charges on our bill, but didn't revoke... (read more)
Written on: 25/04/2006 by nicholashopton (5 reviews written)
NTL are the worst company I have ever dealt with. I live in a student house and we play a flat fee for NTL, but the bill varies every month. The house still receives bills for the old tenants, and it is approaching £200, even though we have had confirmation of the end of their account.
The customer support is dire, with long waiting times and no faults fixed quickly, which is ridiculous considering it goes wrong all the time! (read more)
Written on: 20/02/2006 by carl Groombridge (20 reviews written)
We have been with NTL for 3 years, and we have had many many problems with billing. This is normally a computer error, however the customer services are poor in responding unless you actually contact BT to re-connect. BT then informs NTL you wish to leave, and they then bend over backwards by offering large reductions to keep your custom!! The customer care is often non-UK, and they cannot understand you. (read more)
Written on: 26/11/2005 by malk1
NTL Phone, Cable TV and Broadband haven't worked properly since day one (Last week they tried to charge me to subscribe to BBC 1. Engineer needed at least once a month, impossible to get help from them (Unless trying to pay a bill in which case they can't be helpful enough) (read more)
Written on: 29/07/2005 by ohama
Good points about NTL:
1. Their lines quality as good as BT
2. They work hard to promote themselves
3. Good advertising approach that can convince you
1. No response after you order a line from them over the internet and give them all you bank details (that was in 2004).
2. Nightmare if you move house. Things get messy in the bill and you need to phone the moving house department many times to sort the matter.
3. The initial 5p charge in each phone-call (read more)
Written on: 27/04/2005 by trevord (1 review written)
With NTL I've had roughly 2 problems every month for 2 yrs.
They even sent a debt collector round looking for payment for an account they had closed the year before - always been over-charged, phones calls I never made etc. Customer Service are totally useless in every respect - I have now cancelled my account - even this took 3 goes!!
Use someone else and save yourself a lot of hassle. (read more)
Written on: 20/09/2004 by jtran (1 review written)
NTL - Apalling reliability of service and non-existent customer service - I've just waited on the line for 40 minutes to try and report a fault with my telephone - the third time it has failed in three months. I'm trying to run a businesss from home. Don't bother with NTL if you need a reliable service. Almost impossible to get a quick response to dealing with faults when they do occur. (read more)
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