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Master Geek
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Topic # 189245 21-Dec-2015 18:01
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So early in November I decided to change my Orcon UFB 100/50 plan which cost $125/m to the new $95 100/20 plan.
This was around November 5th. I was informed that as these new plans are on a new Orcon system. I would need a new modem along with a whole new account, including setting up new payments Etc.
'Oh well' I said, 'Whatever is needed'. I have received various emails,as you do with a new account, and received the new NetComm modem (which is the same as the one I already have) and notice on Friday 18/12/15 to say the UFB installers will be here on Monday and I will need to be available from 9am.
So today I waited..... And waited..... And waited. They never showed up.
I ring Orcon and am told, 'Oh, we got a notice 5 hours ago to say that the installer is now on brown out(?) and the install will be done on January 12th. Sorry sir'
Just as well I didn't take a day off work!!
From me calling to the proposed install date will be over 2 months and this is for already installed UFB that is absolutely pitiful glad it isn't a new install!
So my question is, now that I have the new modem, have UFB already installed, what does the installer have to do?
Surely just a call from Orcon to them to change it over at their end is all that would be needed?
Meanwhile I will have an extra months payment at the higher price extracted from me for something, that to me seems so simple but obviously in Orcons eyes has to be a hell of a lot more complicated than it has to be.
At least I still have Internet available!

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  Reply # 1454715 21-Dec-2015 18:41
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It's actually quite a process, as other discussions on this topic will show. You need to keep following it up

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  Reply # 1454727 21-Dec-2015 19:13
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MadEngineer: It's actually quite a process, as other discussions on this topic will show. You need to keep following it up


He's changing from 100/50 to 100/20.
It should be no more difficult than submitting a plan change with Chorus who will then change the profile.
It should take a day or two max.
It definitely should require nothing in the way of system changes, new billing details, and certainly shouldn't require an installer and new CPE.


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  Reply # 1454786 21-Dec-2015 20:16
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  Reply # 1454885 21-Dec-2015 23:25
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Looks like this I s the UFB simplicity we were told about (tongue in cheek)

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  Reply # 1465453 7-Jan-2016 22:03
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Well, the latest is that I now have been without a connection since 9:30am yesterday morning. No correspondence, or reason.
Called the call Center 4 times and have been told that my case has been pushed up to level 2 support. Whatever that means....
This would have to be the worst customer support and follow up I have encountered.
So I am in the process of changing my UFB plan speed since November 5th. It is now January 7 and still not migrated and without any internet connection total garbage!
If it isn't on tomorrow they can shove their connection and their new plans I'm going elsewhere!

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