Yesterday I had a my republic door knocker come and knock on our door (well I was outside on our way out). He opened with the line that the internet in our area was bad and congested due to work on the network in our area.
As I was heading out, I didn't fully engage with the person and said thank you but we are already on fibre and we are very happy with our current provider.
The wife and I talked about it later on and agreed that rather spinning some BS about network congestion when a lot of the houses in our area are on fibre, why doesn't My Republic train these sales people differently rather than trying to spine BS.
We thought a much better approach would be to say along the lines of "hi my name is.... and I am from my republic, I was wondering if you are happy with your current internet provider and if not this is our current offerings....." surely these reps would get much better response.
When I got home, I saw the poor guy still walking the streets.
Love to hear from my republic on this one.
Edit: fixed typos