Would you guys like to all get together and go straight to the head office with your/our account numbers and talk to the CEO.
Rather radical, but we are the people whom keep this company afloat and I think that if we did show some unity - even though we communicate via a Forums Board; we can show some strength about how the community does rally together, research various comments around the ISP on forum boards etc etc.
I live in Auckland CBD - I would imagine it would be hard for a few people to get time off work; I have just finished studying till next year so I am free and open.
Lets get the ball rolling on this one and ensure we start getting some answers. All the replys about the tier 2 guys I have had to me told countless times, someone will look at it etc etc.
It is all bollocks, there is no immediate intention to get this fixed. There are serious problems, as my speeds mentioned before and then I get 1.5mbps to LA/San Jose etc etc.
One thing I found funny is I said to a Tech support that they say they are giving me a ADSL2 service, as stated on their website, I said that I am getting ADSL/ADSL1 speeds and that they are holding up their end of the deal; "We do not commit to giving you ADSL2 speeds, they are just what we maybe able to offer". I spoke to a Team Leader today, who did not have half the information ffs recorded and written down that I have told their tech support seriously now about twenty bloody times. I discussed this comment and they are now saying that basically the ADSL2 is not a service they can back up/guarantee.
Well sorry if its on your plans written on your fkn page here Orcon
Next generation Orcon ADSL2+ Broadband, delivered as fast as your line will allow
Or do they need another reminder?
WE WORK TO DELIVER REMARKABLE PRODUCT PERFORMANCE AND CUSTOMER SERVICE.
And to prove just how committed we are to the cause we were NZ’s first telco to provide services in the wake of those folk in Wellington unbundling the local loop. So now our customers, in almost all of Auckland where we have installed our gear, can benefit from our new ADSL2+ network. What does this mean exactly for you, our discerning customer? Well we’ve roughly tripled the bandwidth of conventional ADSL. Because without satisfied customers where would we be? That’s not something we want to find out anytime soon.
They talk alot about themselves;
We would all like to write our own reviews, but who would believe us? That’s why we are so happy that other people also recognise that we think and act differently. Most notably the good folk at the Telecommunications Users Association of New Zealand (TUANZ) to be exact. In 2006 and 2007 consecutively we were awarded the TUANZ Innovation Award for best Internet Service Provider. In 2008 we stepped up to win the TUANZ innovation award for Telecommunications Carrier of the Year. We're sure you’ll agree that’s not too shabby for NZ’s fastest growing telecommunications provider.
What I find beyond me and we all know, it is 2010, nearly 2011 here, saying about your company in context of 2,3,4,5 years ago? Am I the only one trying to figure out that that does mean zilch here? It is 2010, were in the day and age where technology is constantly getting outdated and if you want to maintain what you did 2,3,4 etc years ago to the current date, you best be holding your value in giving a service that is written on your joining page for plans and ensure your ADSL2 is actually giving ADSL2 speeds and you make sure that you are not the only ISP that gives the slowest tickets for Chorus Techs to go check out problems.
After I heard that comment today by the CSR and these problems, this thread and a few other threads I have come across are gleaming examples to back any facts up.
So what say it here guys and maybe girls posting? We find a date that best suits all, go straight to the head office, bring your account number, meet up before hand around Central or North shore, I would assume only Auckland would attend and go straight to the CEO. Don't take any of this "he is busy today" "we cant see you" answers. I have a friend who does underground media footage of companies doing bad deals or basically poor service. He has nearly over 5 years a 3 hour long DVD that was considered to get published and put on TVNZ over a period of time to show these encounters - I have asked him about coming along and filming what responses we get and support around our issue; He was more then happy to do so, in fact he was wanting to do it even more so because this is the third comment he has arisen about Orcon with various factors where it could be used for his context.
One factor I recall as a old school saying about business "Bad service - bad payment", more so that was reflected in the fact you do not pay full price for a bad service, you do not accept the current service, some form of follow up to ensure that they customer who is taking their time to pay you, gets what they deserve. I for one am not willing to get over 50 disconnects in a month, ring up the contact center, get different answers, notes not taken down, tickets taking enough time I can watch paint dry faster, not getting any replys back from the CSRS and basically everything that everyone else has mentioned.
Enough is enough.
P.S And please save "Change ISP if your not happy" comment. These issues are not major as in the geography of where the people posting reside. They are problems that Orcon are being lazy about and not supporting customers, when they should be doing their up most at million miles an hour as they saying goes, to do so. Not to mention they cant fix a problem and having to change ISP because they are just being plain idiotic and lazy, is not a valid excuse.