iiNet
IiNet Limited is one of the largest internet providers in Australia which was founded in 1993 by Michael Malone and Michael O’Reilly and were the first ISP in Australia to offer TCP/IP internet access and by 2011, they became one of the largest customer base ISP providers with over 1.3 million customers. It was acquired by TPG Telecom in September 2015 for $1.56 billion. iiNet Limited provides Broadband, Dialup, Telephony and VoIP.
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We were told it would take up to 5days to receive our order of NBN and fetch tv. It's now been 6wks!!! I have emailed to complain and received no answer. I've phoned 5 times each time. We are told 48hrs and someone will contact you and no one ever does. They have told us twice we would receive our order in 5days time. Everyone customer service advisor tells me they are very sorry and it has been esculated in priority but nothing happens. Very disappointed with iinet, will cancel at the end of the week if we don't get our order. I do not recommend this company at all, they are very bad at customer communication and they don't provide the service they promise.
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Not happy with iinet sales process. Moved house so they did a callback on our move date to start the 3-7 business day process. Then over the phone I said I don't want the extra channels which is one of the fetch options on their internet order page. But sales guy took this as I don't want the free fetch box either. In the meantime I received my modem and internet is on, but no fetch box. In order to get fetch box, they want to cancel my brand new subscription and they want to switch off my internet and I should send back the modem and then they'll send me new modem and fetch box. So I will be without internet for 3-7 business days... fun. Moral of the story: don't order over the phone, rather order online.
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I recently requested re location service from iinet and order was dragged almost one month. During this period they never update with the status. I had to call every week and all the time I had to explain whole story from the beginning. Even then CSR were not able to check the status. What they said was order stuck in NBN without any proper reason and asked me to wait til 5-7 days. Even after that period similar status. But they took all the charges in advanced and the they kept debiting my account for monthly charge for nothing.

Then I asked them to cancel the whole service due to this issue. Even then they took more than one week to cancel the service. Offshore CSR service is so poor and disgusting. Currently I am still waiting to get the refund.

Then I went with another Service Provider (Aussie Broadband) after submitting the request within 3 hours I got the service.

I never recommend iiNet for anyone.
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Terrible service, constant issues with internet dropping out or not getting speed that was promised. I have spent 8hrs on the phone over a four week period to fix my internet which they took a week to fix and then same problem again 2 weeks later NO INTERNET. When I told them I was cancelling my month to month contract because I was not happy with their service I was promised a months credit and credit for all my downtime if I stayed with them. I said ok but if it keeps happening I will change providers. Two weeks later no internet again and when I called they said they will get back to me within 24 to 48 hours to let me know when someone will come out to fix it. I told them that's not good enough and cancel my service. It took 2 hours on the phone just tocancel my internet with them. Then I received an email telling me that they are only giving me a $9.50 credit followed by another email saying that my new invoice is due by the 30th May for $90. I can definitely say that they won't be getting any payment from me for the above amount. This company lacks customer service, honesty and integrity. All they worry about is ripping people off. When I was on adsl I was with Optus and stayed with them for 15 years, When nbn became available I chose iinet because they sponsor the Hawthorn football club so as a loyal Hawthorn nember I chose iinet. What a big mistake that was. Bottom line is, If you want reliable internet and good customer service then iinet is not for you.
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Maybe you'll have a better experience, but.....
Crikey! What clowns!
We ordered, they sent a guy to install cable (unannounced). No worries, we can make that work. They sent out the equipment. Good. I installed equipment. Fetch didn't work. Called them. They couldn't fix it - "Provisioning" will "get back to us". They didn't.
Unexpectedly, another set of equipment arrives. We call them. They have no idea how it has gone wrong, or how to fix it. They'll "call us back". They don't.
We finally call them. They can't make sense of previous notes/situation. Put us on hold for half an hour. We give up.
They finally SMS weeks later that we need to resubmit the application. WTF! We call. They want ALL the equipment - modem, Fetch, NBN box - sent back and then we can resubmit the application. Really? Yes, it's "the only way". No.
Whatever you do, think twice before you join them.
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iiNet hijacked the line from my current provider over a weekend when set up team don't work and then informed me they could not start the service because (despite the sales person confirming I could use my current NBN enabled modem) I did not have an iinet modem. Tech support told me to order a modem which would take 5 days to arrive or no iinet service. So after hours of time chasing these fools around I've ditched iinet and resumed my service with Aussie. This company is pure vermin. DO NOT use them
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Do not connect with iinet
Twice taken money out of my account 150 dollars took ages to get back. First app wrong address NBN could not connect
Wrong address reason for second app connected 20 days after first connection date
Rang up tofind out why i could not record Fetch ,oo you have a mini box for 300 plus dollars i could get a maxi box was not told this, have home phone connected 1st bill why was i charged for mobil calls ,ooo there not included in your deal, was not told this
Now netflix not working 3 days now
Why do they have my account number to take $2 out and they will return the money . $2 was not taken out but 150 was
Today i sent quick memo to the political party and asked for a investigation into telecommunication sector
AGAIN DONT USE IINET
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I'd been using iinet for probably 15 years or more in total (starting from Satellite, to ADSL, then NBN), and I was always extremely happy with their service. The connections were reliable, and on the rare occasion that I needed their support, I was always speaking to somebody competent and willing to help. I happily recommended iinet to anybody who asked. However, over the past year or so, things seem to have changed drastically. Over the past few months, our NBN connection had had several dropouts. Sometimes only brief, but sometimes for hours or days, but the biggest change was in the quality of their support agents. In Feb 2019, we had an extended dropout. After waiting for a few hours, I eventually phoned tech support. They started by forcing me to go through the usual rigmarole of restarting the modem, factory reset, running tests, etc. After spending an hour or more on the phone, they said they would have to report the fault to NBN Co, and that it would be fixed within 24-48 hours. So, I waited. After 2 more days of no Internet, I sent an email. No response. I also tried their online form. No response. I eventually tried phoning again. I was once again forced to go through the troubleshooting rigmarole, and once again wasted more than an hour of my time. The agent eventually said the same thing. NBN fault report. 24-48 hours. So, I waited again. After a few more days of no connection (now about a week in total), I’d had enough. I decided to ditch iinet and move to Telstra. Then, to make this bad experience even worse, they said I would have to pay the cancellation fee. I said that I shouldn’t have to pay a fee, since it was them who had failed to provide a service for a week or more. But they insisted, and said that I hadn’t given them sufficient opportunity to rectify the problem before cancelling. They passed me from one person to another on the phone, wasting another couple of hours of my time, but in the end I got nowhere. They even acknowledged that the 2 different support agents that I had spoken to had neglected to log the faults with NBN, which is why the problem hadn't been fixed. But it didn’t matter, and they went ahead and charged the cancellation fee anyway. I really can’t believe how a once outstanding company has turned into such a poor quality, money-grabbing operation in such a short period of time. Such a shame. I will warn everybody away from iinet from now on, and I will also be filing a complaint with the appropriate government bodies.
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My services on internet when watch tube continually freezes lose my programme. my mobile phone services has reduced not an avid user but now continually warned used 100%. NBN has been a nightmare. They do not help when you ring up wait on phone to get help uses all my phone data. They have operators who do not listen and when you try to explain the problem have the same phrase they use over and over again. I end up getting very angry and just hang up. I am now looking for a service if there are any out there who look after the customer as I am over IInet.
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By far the worst service provider I've ever dealt with. I've spent more time on the phone with them resolving issues than I have with my family. Wouldn't recommend this company to my worst enemy.