We have recently moved into an appartment where previous tenant had tpg broadband running. We were told our standalone ADSL2+ would be up and running in 3 days. After a week we are now told it will take another 10 days because a technician has to attend. Technicians are not supposed to be required for standalone ADLS2+. There is already a phone line which was running tpg less than 10 days ago. When we call TPG we just get the response that the Telstra system says it will take that long. This seems ridiculous. Can anyone help??
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I was able to pull up your account using your community details and I've seen you have been in touch with one of our Case Managers and provided the installation update. The initial date provided is the earliest date available provided to us by our wholesale partner Telstra.
Let me know should you require further assistance.
I don't understand why it is taking so long as previous tenant had TPG running and told me it only took one day for her to be connected. TPG must already have a DSLAM connection to our unit so you should be able to turn the service on immediately.
TPG do not have control of the installation. The initial installation date is the earliest date available provided to us by our wholesale partner Telstra. As much as we would like to make it earlier, only Telstra technicians are allowed to do the installation. Besides, ADSL2+ will be activated in approximately 10 working days but can take up to 20 working days in some cases. It is still within the given time frame.
Keep in mind we don't know how the TPG-Telstra relationship works, we just rely on TPG tellling us when installation will take place. It would have been better if the customer service person advised us it would take up to 20 days at the start. We were told 3-5 days, so our expectations are obviously way out of synch with what you are able to deliver.
Porting of your home phone number from the previous provider takes 3-5 working days but normal ADSL2+ installation takes 10-20 working days. We also sent you an e-mail last 16th of August stating the normal installation time frame.
We ordered standalone ADLS2+, with no phone number required. I'm confused as to why this is being arranged. Sorry for not being a Telco expert, I thought that was what TPG were supposed to be doing for me, terms like "porting" mean nothing to me. I guess I assumed when I was told when I signed up that it would take 3-5 working days, that was to activate the service. Once again, keep in mind, I was relying on TPG to be the experts.
We apologise for the inconvenience and confusion this has caused you, @Mariechloe.
We can see that you have signed up for TPG ADSL2+ with Home Phone service, not a Standalone ADSL2+ service. Thus, we have advised you that the installation time frame is 10-20 business days.
We have submitted your order to our wholesale partner Telstra and they have provided us the earliest installation date, which is on 28 August 2018, 8AM-12NN.
A Telstra technician will attend to your home and it is required that you or someone else is present during the installation date as you will need to provide clear access to the Network Boundary Point.
Since you are living in a unit address, the Network Boundary Point is the Main Distribution Frame (MDF). Please refer to this link for more information: http://www.tpg.com.au/support/faqs.php#2.17
There are also cases that Telstra technician is able to install the service without needing your assistance or contacting you if the Main Distribution Frame (MDF) is accessible.
After the appointment window, you may connect your modem or phone handset (using the instructions included with the modem) or you may also visit this link:
Setup for ADSL2+ with Home Phone
Should you have further queries, please let us know so we can have a specialist contact you to further discuss the matter.