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My Internet connection is broken and the earliest appointment is 16 days later

  • 21 september 2020
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Hi,

My home connection was made a week ago and at the weekend it suddenly stopped. I reached out to your customer service and was told that I needed make an appointment with Guidion. The earliest possible day is 6th of October. 

I tried to reach out to your customer service again and after waiting 31 minutes the Guidion scheduler told me that the earliest date was 6th. And I was treated like bum by this person. It has been more than 20 years that I wasn't treated this bad in my life . As a customer I deserve a better attitude and treatment.

I work remotely and this is unacceptable for me. I really don't care if you are busy or not. You are providing a service and I am a customer. You don't have any right to put me in a situation like this.

I searched every page of your customer service website and could not find any email address I can send this mail to. What kind of service are you providing?  I don't care if you provide 1 trillion bytes per second connection rate. I want to depend on your service and after 1 week of customer experience I realized I cannot do that. With Ziggo, they immediately send the technician. Which I am going back.

I couldn't find any explanatory article how to cancel my subscription. Could you please provide guidance?  I don't want your service anymore.

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Beste antwoord door Cal 22 september 2020, 18:46

Good evening @fkaracaer

 

Thank you for giving us a heads-up. I am very sorry that the initial date was very far ahead, and it shocked me to read about your experience with Guidion. Therefore, I will immediately file a complaint with Guidion so that we will review their service. I am glad to see that your appointment was brought forward to Wednesday the 30th of September, but I'd much rather have you reconnected as soon as possible. To accomplish this, I would like to advise you to try the following with our mediaconverter, which looks like this and should be close to the modem:

Mediaconverter

Could you tell me whether: 

  • All 6 lights are burning on the mediaconverter?​​​​​​
  • The first 3 lights are burning ‘green’ on the modem? 


The actions I would like to advise you to undertake relate to the red square with the 8 white switches which is visible in the picture. It could be that the installation technician covered it with a black sticker, which is removeable without any repercussions. Before you undertake the following steps, please take out the power cable from the mediaconverter and the modem.

 

There are three possible alternatives:

- 3 and 4 are up.

- 1 and 6 are up.

- 2, 4, 5, 6 are up.

 

I would like to advise you to try one of the other options, preferably the 1 and 6, or 3 and 4 option, but it would certainly not hurt to try all of them. Once you have changed up the switches, please wait 10 seconds before plugging in the power cable to the mediaconverter. After another 30 seconds, you can plug in the power cable of the modem.

 

There is a reasonable chance that you'll be fully online again after these steps, but otherwise please let me know if you have got a T-Mobile Mobile subscription, because I want to try my utmost best to foresee you with extra data until the technician is able to come by. I already tried to find one linked to your T-Mobile Thuis subscription, but I was unable to find one. I am eager and hopeful to hear if this has worked!

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Reputatie 5
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Hi @fatih,

I'm glad to head that it is some sort of provisionary solution, but I understand that it's far from optimal. You're right that it will probably be an issue with either the mediaconverter or the cables. Apart from swapping them, there's nothing else you could try. In this case the technician of Guidion is your best bid. 

If all lights on the mediaconverter keep burning when you're experiencing an outage, it could also well be that the modem or the cable leading to it is the problem. If you have a spare cable lying around, it could certainly not hurt to try to replace the cable in between the modem and the mediaconverter. Despite this problem, I hope that you have a very nice Sunday!

Hi Cal,

I tried your combinations. It works a few hours and the connection stops after that. Are there any other things I can try?

Fatih.

Hi Cal,

Thank you for the detailed instruction. And I really appreciate the 7 days earlier appointment with Guidion.

I did as you instructed. I changed the configuration of the switches. 1 and 6 up did work for 8 hours and then went down again. I tried the 3 and 4 up config. It is OK now but I am afraid it is gonna stop working again today. It looks like there is something wrong with that converter device.

When the internet is gone, the light on the router with the world picture and the one on its left is off. 

I will keep you posted here if there is any update.

Reputatie 5
Badge +2

Good evening @fkaracaer

 

Thank you for giving us a heads-up. I am very sorry that the initial date was very far ahead, and it shocked me to read about your experience with Guidion. Therefore, I will immediately file a complaint with Guidion so that we will review their service. I am glad to see that your appointment was brought forward to Wednesday the 30th of September, but I'd much rather have you reconnected as soon as possible. To accomplish this, I would like to advise you to try the following with our mediaconverter, which looks like this and should be close to the modem:

Mediaconverter

Could you tell me whether: 

  • All 6 lights are burning on the mediaconverter?​​​​​​
  • The first 3 lights are burning ‘green’ on the modem? 


The actions I would like to advise you to undertake relate to the red square with the 8 white switches which is visible in the picture. It could be that the installation technician covered it with a black sticker, which is removeable without any repercussions. Before you undertake the following steps, please take out the power cable from the mediaconverter and the modem.

 

There are three possible alternatives:

- 3 and 4 are up.

- 1 and 6 are up.

- 2, 4, 5, 6 are up.

 

I would like to advise you to try one of the other options, preferably the 1 and 6, or 3 and 4 option, but it would certainly not hurt to try all of them. Once you have changed up the switches, please wait 10 seconds before plugging in the power cable to the mediaconverter. After another 30 seconds, you can plug in the power cable of the modem.

 

There is a reasonable chance that you'll be fully online again after these steps, but otherwise please let me know if you have got a T-Mobile Mobile subscription, because I want to try my utmost best to foresee you with extra data until the technician is able to come by. I already tried to find one linked to your T-Mobile Thuis subscription, but I was unable to find one. I am eager and hopeful to hear if this has worked!

Reputatie 7
Badge +18

Hello @fkaracaer 

Guidion is an installation partner of T-Mobile, they work for other providers too and so they have their own schedule.

What exactly is the problem with your home connection? Do you have fiber or DSL and which lights are on on your mediaconverter?

If you have DSL is your modem connected to the main isra and which colour is the globe on your modem?

Have you tried removing the power of your mediaconverter or modem in case of DSL for a few minutes?

 

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