To Whom it may concern,
On Monday the 31st of March, my husband contacted your billing department and requested a payment arrangement via credit card. He was told that the bill must be paid in full and that a part payment was not possible. So he informed them that the bill would be paid in full by the end of the week.
He then received a call on the 1st of April from an employee of Foxtel who foolishly claimed to “accidentally” disconnect our Foxtel service whilst on the phone with him. She said that she would wave the reconnection fee as it was an error on her part, but that the service could not be reconnected until full payment of the bill was made.
Yesterday, the 2nd of April, you received full payment of the bill, but because the payment was made through Australia Post, your staff refused to reconnect the service until the end of the week as they are unable to see the payment, even with the receipt number provided.
All I asked was that the basic service be reconnected. It’s virtually just a switch of a button from Foxtel’s end. I did not ask that we have our whole package be made available immediately. Simply just the basic- free to air channels.
Your company refused.
Here is what you need to understand. I am a mother of four children. My life is so full that I don’t have the time to sit down and watch Foxtel. My children are at an age where they aren’t concerned with TV. Don’t forget that all of your children’s content is available through the Disney Junior website which means if they really wanted to watch something in particular they could. And they wouldn’t even need to wait until a certain time when the show is airing on Foxtel. Through the various children’s website they could have instant access to the shows they want immediately. Then of course there is my husband who gets home late from work. Barely has time for dinner before it’s time for bed again.
You need to understand that your service is a luxury. It is far from an essential service. Everyone has financial difficulties and payments can’t always be made on time. But at the end of it all your company has no right to have treated us as badly as what they have over the last week. Your customer service is absolutely horrible.
Please don’t forget that you are providing me with a luxury which I do not need. We are paying you. Without my service it’s Foxtel that loses out on a customer. Without me you don’t get paid. And after the way I was spoken to yesterday by an employee of your’s by the name of ‘Wendy’ I just don’t feel any incentive to stay with your company.
You have made my family go without your service for this long, so could you please give me one good reason to stay with Foxtel?
Posted by someonesmother, 3rd April 2014