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30-05-2020, 17:06   #1
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Eir - TOTAL SHAMBLES for support

TOTAL SHAMBLES of a company for customer support/service.

Moved my grandparents over to Eir from Vodafone for the discounted broadband and home phone package. The annual ritual everyone has to do every year to get the new introductory rate. They are lucky enough to be on the rural fibre rollout so are getting decent speeds. The issue is I asked to have the old phone number ported over when moving, they confirmed in chat that it would be. But they didn't, they gave them a new number. My grandparents have had this number for longer than I've existed. Now I've been trying to contact anyone in Eir for 4 full days trying to get it sorted.

Every single avenue has been tried.

Calls result in being online for 30+ minutes to finally get to an agent and then once you give them details they put you on hold again, and then after another while the music stops and you're just left with an empty line. I waited as long again and still nothing, hang up and try again, same thing.

Twitter + DMs resulted in them asking me for the same details from different agents several times. The one who finally told me something told me to call the mobile bill pay line of all things! Not a ****ing clue.

Emailed customercare at eir mailbox 3 days ago and absolutely ****ing nothing in reply since.

For **** sake. I'm one more day of trying away from cancelling, which we're entitled to do as we're still within the 14 day cooling off period and going back to Vodafone and just paying the extra 20 a month. Anyone know how to cancel with the ****ers? Call them and get dropped as well? And I just hope we can get the number back from Vodafone.

My advice to anyone thinking of moving to Eir? Don't.
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There must be a senior manager (reporting directly to the CEO) in Eir who has responsibility for customer contact.

How come he/she has not been fired?
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01-06-2020, 20:14   #3
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The only way to gain any ground is follow https://www.comreg.ie/queries-compla...e-a-complaint/ and https://www.eir.ie/complaints/ yes you have to contact Eir again but to make a complaint this time. Be sure to get a complaint reference number from them. If Eir don't act then you can contact comreg. Eir have 10 days to sort it out before comreg can step in and surprise, surprise, they usually do. I agree, Eir are a dose of the highest order.

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Im in a similar boat OP.

They wont answer the phone or reply to webchat.

ComReg say they can chase me with a Debt Collection agency if I just cancel my direct debit.
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Im in a similar boat OP.

They wont answer the phone or reply to webchat.

ComReg say they can chase me with a Debt Collection agency if I just cancel my direct debit.
Eir always do this and have been known to continue billing after the contract is properly cancelled so cancellation of direct debits is advised in all circumstances imo. They obviously make enough money from threatening debt collectors etc. that it pays to continue such tactics. Write them a letter in line with their cancellation procedure https://www.eir.ie/cancelling/ and just show this letter to any bill collectors from there on out is how I would go about it. Granted, you do have to get into the habit of putting Eir bills/notices straight into the bin as they arrive, sometimes continuing on for a year or two. Trying to deal with them rationally and sincerely is just asking for frustration and anxiety.

Just noticed they added the following to the above cancellations page.
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Please Note: All our contact centre staff are remote working as a result of COVID-19 measures. We are unable to facilitate any request to cease, or switch your service via letter until further notice.
There's now a termination request form in place of letter which is easier. So just fill it out, save a copy, submit and be done.

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https://www.eir.ie/support/online-forms/cancellations/ for anyone that needs it
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When you deal with Eir, ComReg are nearly always needed!
You'd nearly think Eir has a ComReg case number required in a check list under any customer enquiries

Avoid this lot like the current Beer Bug.
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TOTAL SHAMBLES of a company for customer support/service.

Moved my grandparents over to Eir from Vodafone for the discounted broadband and home phone package. The annual ritual everyone has to do every year to get the new introductory rate. They are lucky enough to be on the rural fibre rollout so are getting decent speeds. The issue is I asked to have the old phone number ported over when moving, they confirmed in chat that it would be. But they didn't, they gave them a new number. My grandparents have had this number for longer than I've existed. Now I've been trying to contact anyone in Eir for 4 full days trying to get it sorted.

Every single avenue has been tried.

Calls result in being online for 30+ minutes to finally get to an agent and then once you give them details they put you on hold again, and then after another while the music stops and you're just left with an empty line. I waited as long again and still nothing, hang up and try again, same thing.

Twitter + DMs resulted in them asking me for the same details from different agents several times. The one who finally told me something told me to call the mobile bill pay line of all things! Not a ****ing clue.

Emailed customercare at eir mailbox 3 days ago and absolutely ****ing nothing in reply since.

For **** sake. I'm one more day of trying away from cancelling, which we're entitled to do as we're still within the 14 day cooling off period and going back to Vodafone and just paying the extra 20 a month. Anyone know how to cancel with the ****ers? Call them and get dropped as well? And I just hope we can get the number back from Vodafone.

My advice to anyone thinking of moving to Eir? Don't.
Yes they're at that crap for years
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When you deal with Eir, ComReg are nearly always needed!
You'd nearly think Eir has a ComReg case number required in a check list under any customer enquiries

Avoid this lot like the current Beer Bug.
You said it, AVOID
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Im in a similar boat OP.

They wont answer the phone or reply to webchat.

ComReg say they can chase me with a Debt Collection agency if I just cancel my direct debit.
Comreg must be toothless to let this go on forever
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The only way to gain any ground is follow https://www.comreg.ie/queries-compla...e-a-complaint/ and https://www.eir.ie/complaints/ yes you have to contact Eir again but to make a complaint this time. Be sure to get a complaint reference number from them. If Eir don't act then you can contact comreg. Eir have 10 days to sort it out before comreg can step in and surprise, surprise, they usually do. I agree, Eir are a dose of the highest order.

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I am in a similar nightmare since switching 10 days ago, have spent 13 hours on hold over 2 days alone. I submitted an online complaint using their online form last Friday, as I can’t get through to customer care to place the complaint, got an automated email back with no reference number, no contact from them yet. do you think ComReg will take the 10 working days from when I submitted the complaint or from when Eir actually getting around to creating the case reference?
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I am in a similar nightmare since switching 10 days ago, have spent 13 hours on hold over 2 days alone. I submitted an online complaint using their online form last Friday, as I can’t get through to customer care to place the complaint, got an automated email back with no reference number, no contact from them yet. do you think ComReg will take the 10 working days from when I submitted the complaint or from when Eir actually getting around to creating the case reference?
They listen eventually to comreg- but you need to back everything up with screenshot evidence etc etc,names and times of anyone u speak to, times/ dates etc
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For a telecommunications company they're really not making use of the ****ing medium at all. ****ing clowns. Still been trying all avenues to get resolved and made no progress whatsoever. Yeah they have a phone number you can ring but no one on the other ****ing end answering. But their sales department seems overpopulated. My parents contract with Vodafone was up this week and they had been thinking of doing the same as the grandparents, they had even started the process but didn't have the UAN at hand to complete it initially. They've gotten several callbacks to continue with the change. They've changed their minds after this situation.



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The only way to gain any ground is follow https://www.comreg.ie/queries-compla...e-a-complaint/ and https://www.eir.ie/complaints/ yes you have to contact Eir again but to make a complaint this time. Be sure to get a complaint reference number from them. If Eir don't act then you can contact comreg. Eir have 10 days to sort it out before comreg can step in and surprise, surprise, they usually do. I agree, Eir are a dose of the highest order.

Jim
Thanks filed a complaint back on Tuesday, not a peep since.

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Going to be cancelling tomorrow and just going back to Vodafone I think, again for anyone reading, don't even think for a moment of going with this crowd. Shambles isn't a strong enough word. Cluster**** might be closer to the mark.
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There must be a senior manager (reporting directly to the CEO) in Eir who has responsibility for customer contact.

How come he/she has not been fired?
That's a great question, it must be costing them a lot of business as I guarantee no one in 3 generations of my family will ever darken their door again, easier to pay a few more euro elsewhere to not have to deal with this ****.
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I had ordered the gigabit broadband. They turned up today with no rods, hoist and left after 5 minutes saying they will return in a few weeks. After taking a day off work. I cancelled and signed up with Vodafone,.
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