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Right lets start. I work for Orange on the phones. All i get all night are the same people like you lot who like nothing more than to complain at us saying how rubbish we are. I wish all you people who are leaving orange good luck with your new chums at T-mobile who do not work 24 hrs.
So i do hope you never have a problem with your phone,wish to upgrade or have a question about your bill after ten at night or before seven in the morning as you have not got a hope in hell of getting through to anyone. Even if you phone between 07.00 and 22.00 you will get charged 25 pence for the call.
The one thing you all need is RESPECT. If you phone up and say you WANT this and WANT that most times you will not get it. How about i would like or any chance of?
And do you think that if you wanted for example a M5000 and you only spent about ?20 a month you would stand a chance? ?20 x 12 = ?240 DOH
I could go on but hey you want to go thats your choice. As for OVP we are doing you a favour. No other mobile network offers this.
So give us all a break who work at Orange. Yes there may be some bad eggs but most of try to help the customer and earn a living. You try doing it. I am sure with most of your attatudes you will be like the csr's you are slagging off. :)

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erm.. 150 is also free on Tmobile buddy.

Respect? Yes, we, the customer should apologise for being so utterly rude.. or not. Whatever happened to the old saying, "The Customer is Always Right"?
No matter what the attitude of the customer, I have always been polite and courtious with mine - even when I was chirpy with you guys I got a hard time due to the fact I was one of those 'scummy retail' folk.

So please, leave your angst in your call centre. We're just normal people here, discussing normal experiences with CSRs.

OVP is outdated, and isn't even actively promoted anymore. I had to speak to a supervisor before I was able to change my sister's account to an OVP only yesterday.

Oh.. and Tmobile, with every call I've made to them so far, they've been polite, professional.. and they know what they're talking about. So please look into these things before starting troll threads.

Thanks.
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I've always made a point of being extremely polite to CSRs - and, yes, have encountered many who have tried to help.

I've also encountered several who were plain rude, obstinate, and unhelpful.

The point isn't so much the CSRs (or your aggressive attitude - what does that suggest?) so much as the lame systems they invariably have to work in, and general incompetence that seems to so pervasive throughout Orange. It was very clear to me that the levels of service dropped dramatically from later-2004ish, and plenty of people here have encountered exactly that & decided it's time to look elsewhere.

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I've always made a point of being extremely polite to CSRs - and, yes, have encountered many who have tried to help.

I've also encountered several who were plain rude, obstinate, and unhelpful.

The point isn't so much the CSRs (or your aggressive attitude - what does that suggest?) so much as the lame systems they invariably have to work in, and general incompetence that seems to so pervasive throughout Orange. It was very clear to me that the levels of service dropped dramatically from later-2004ish, and plenty of people here have encountered exactly that & decided it's time to look elsewhere.

Thanks for the reply. I have always done my upmost to help customers. The other night i was on a call which lasted an hour and twenty minutes. I have phoned call centres myself and i will always try to make the call i take with the customer better than the service i got.
There has to be a damm good reason why i can not resolve the call there and then. If not i will follow it up and call the customer back. You should try calling when the nightshift is working you will be suprised as we are a different breed.
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RESPECT? i dont think you know the meaning of the word respect.
we customers of orange, past or present, are customers who deserve respect since we take out contracts from your company.

being an employee of orange (not me, you) i think perhaps your manager would not be impressed with the thread at all. Not a good idea!

After the personal experience I have had, and many others, you want "respect"? even after the treatment we recieved? give me a break.

the previous price plans were much better than now - so now you pay more for less and you want respect?

what about the orange loyalty customers? do they get respect? no.

what about the customer service - do they treat us/me with respect? no - not the last few times I phoned being polite - the person I am and have been brought up to be - yet I got treated like crap - and that is the respect I/we deserve?

because of such actions/attitudes - no wonder many people are leaving orange - and you want respect? you got it....


I also agree 100% with sporky - putting aside my differences with orange.

everyone has opinions and if you are "sick and tired" of reading them - then dont - you wouldnt have to read this opinions if the quality of CS was good from orange - which is not.

pretty much a meany company with no respect or care about customers - ever heard the saying customer is always right? no..guess not.


being an employee of a company (who I wish not to say for alot of reasons) - we believe on critical feedback and improvment and do orange care and improve? no. - companies are all about improvement and having success and currently orange are not showing it.


you EARN respect - you cant take it or be given it

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RESPECT? i dont think you know the meaning of the word respect.
we customers of orange, past or present, are customers who deserve respect since we take out contracts from your company.

being an employee of orange (not me, you) i think perhaps your manager would not be impressed with the thread at all. Not a good idea!

After the personal experience I have had, and many others, you want "respect"? even after the treatment we recieved? give me a break.

the previous price plans were much better than now - so now you pay more for less and you want respect?

what about the orange loyalty customers? do they get respect? no.

what about the customer service - do they treat us/me with respect? no - not the last few times I phoned being polite - the person I am and have been brought up to be - yet I got treated like crap - and that is the respect I/we deserve?

because of such actions/attitudes - no wonder many people are leaving orange - and you want respect? you got it....
I also agree 100% with sporky - putting aside my differences with orange.

everyone has opinions and if you are "sick and tired" of reading them - then dont - you wouldnt have to read this opinions if the quality of CS was good from orange - which is not.

pretty much a meany company with no respect or care about customers - ever heard the saying customer is always right? no..guess not.
being an employee of a company (who I wish not to say for alot of reasons) - we believe on critical feedback and improvment and do orange care and improve? no. - companies are all about improvement and having success and currently orange are not showing it.
you EARN respect - you cant take it or be given it

I am here to defend the company i work for my workmates and my job. It may suprise you to learn i like my job and i like going to work.
If i was to come on here and say that the company YOU work for were crap, your workmates were incompantent and you did not know what you were talking about what would YOU do?
I think with your atatude you need some anger management.

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really? I think your the one that needs such a thing as you were the one who came out raging - not me. perhaps your company could pay for it if they have enough profit left....

know your audience son.

nuff said.

Sure I would defend my company however I am also the person that likes to take in feedback PROFESSIONALLY and respond to them with a professional manner - unlike what you have done.

yet I see that you didnt even respond to my questions - and you started on the personal attacks - not me or us. do your research.

tbh - i dont care how you reply or what you reply with - i said my bits and stand by them very strongly - there is no need to waste my time on people like yourself who are not willing to listen and like to start trouble for no reason.

have a great evening! And just for the record - i LOVE my job.

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The only reason i started this post is that there are plenty of posts slagging the company i work for off but none defending it.

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The only reason i started this post is that there are plenty of posts slagging the company i work for off but none defending it.

In my book 'attack' does not mean 'defence' - as they are two completely different things.
I suggest when defending your company, you do so in a manner that will not upset the regulars here at this site.

As you mentioned earlier,

If i was to come on here and say that the company YOU work for were crap, your workmates were incompantent and you did not know what you were talking about what would YOU do?

Difference being, this is a forum where we discuss openly the telecoms industry and handsets - you were the one who stumbled upon this site
You are well within your rights to defend Orange, but to do so in an agressive and unprofessional manner does nothing to help your cause I'm afraid.

Now - shall we start again, but do it nicely this time?
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Right lets start. I work for Orange on the phones. All i get all night are the same people like you lot who like nothing more than to complain at us saying how rubbish we are. I wish all you people who are leaving orange good luck with your new chums at T-mobile who do not work 24 hrs.
So i do hope you never have a problem with your phone,wish to upgrade or have a question about your bill after ten at night or before seven in the morning as you have not got a hope in hell of getting through to anyone. Even if you phone between 07.00 and 22.00 you will get charged 25 pence for the call.
The one thing you all need is RESPECT. If you phone up and say you WANT this and WANT that most times you will not get it. How about i would like or any chance of?
And do you think that if you wanted for example a M5000 and you only spent about ?20 a month you would stand a chance? ?20 x 12 = ?240 DOH
I could go on but hey you want to go thats your choice. As for OVP we are doing you a favour. No other mobile network offers this.
So give us all a break who work at Orange. Yes there may be some bad eggs but most of try to help the customer and earn a living. You try doing it. I am sure with most of your attatudes you will be like the csr's you are slagging off. :)


I have never been anything but polite when I have called Orange. I am sure that whilst at work you do everything you can to help your customers. However, there are some of your collegues, who are, to put it kidly, a little terse and undertrained, so you would seem to be something of an exception to the rule.

Afetr all, it is Orange advisors who have:

a) Implied I know nothing about technical issues, because I am female (even though I clearly knew more than they did, as they didn't even know what an outage was);

b ) Openly mocked my accent when speaking to me;

c) Advised that I need to call back and speak to someone else, as they didn't know the answer to my question;

d) Come on to a public forum and started trolling a load of people who would never ever even dream of speaking to another human being the way you have spoken to us today.

We are polite on the phone, however, we are only human and we need an outlet - this is it.

There are actually other people who work for Orange, however they do not feel the need to come racing to Orange's defence by way of abusing other people in a playground-bully type manner.

May I politely suggest that you go away, find a sense of perspective and lose the persecution complex, because I can guarrantee that the muti-billion dollar making France telecom will not rushing to your defence any time soon.

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good job impy - but also really shocked that someone would mock your accent - why do such a thing? total low life it is..... :)

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Right lets start. I work for Orange on the phones. All i get all night are the same people like you lot who like nothing more than to complain at us saying how rubbish we are.....

OK, so Pinky didn't start with a particularly diplomatic post but I think some of you failed to take much notice of the first line of it, above...

I've not worked as a C.S.O. but I've known and talked to quite a few people who have... and I've also had the (mis)fortune of dealing with the public in other fields... An appreciable percentage of whom I would politely class as idiots, in my experience.

The civil, pleasant and friendly customer is, to a lot of public call-centre workers, a refreshing change. Many customers who call can range from the type that knows considerably more about the workings of the company and it's technicalities than the Operator does, or at least think that they do... (though in some very few cases, I'll admit that they're probably right in this belief)

Then we have the type that insists that whatever they want doing is done, regardless of whether or not the Op is able to do it, either because of it being against company policy, beyond their authority or because they are restricted by the system.

There is also the sort of customer that openly treats the Op as a social inferior, a mere servant to their commands, this is another species that is generally disliked... But top of the heap are the irate fools who, at the slightest provocation, tells the Op be they male or female, to go forth and multiply... and worse! This species is more common than you may think... People can be extremely "brave" over the phone!

Incidentally it's not unknown for some "customers" to use the free Op number to call when none too sober and try to initiate a 'sex-chat line' type of conversation... Would you like your wife, daughter, sister or girlfriend exposed to these perverted and obscene calls? Ops have considerably more to put up with in the course of their duties than you might imagine!

But I'm not like that, I hear you say, I wouldn't dream of treating operators that way.... No, you probably wouldn't but an awful lot do and when you suffer that sort of abuse day after day, it tends to taint your opinion of the Great British Public... You learn to anticipate it and it has a tendency to harden your attitude towards customers in general, unfortunately.

I've every sympathy with Pinky, I doubt that I could suffer fools even half so gladly!

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I wouldve replied to that however I am not going to. To reply would again proove my point - and to be the better person in all of this, I am not going to reply really however I will say this as my last reply to this hidious thread.....

You are not willing to think outside the box and consider others, who perhaps maybe in your situation or not - and as i have said a few times before, there is no consideration for others without a cheap reply.
There are much more important things than this to which I am going to attend to, so have a great day!

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At the end of the day there are some really good people who work for Orange and some that should go back to the hole they came out of.
I have seen both sides of the support so lets agree to disagree on some matters.

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Personally i agree with pinky, and compared to some of the posts i've seen on here i see nothing wrong with his post. The entire Orange forum is a flamepit.

Now I'm not denying that the O CS hasn't been perfect, but certain members are just taking pleasure in picking at everything. Sporkguy - you should know that the phone retail industry is a minefield for terms and conditions, looking at my Orange contract there is literally pages of small print, i admit i didnt read it all when i signed up, and i'm sure most other customers don't either, resulting in the customer often being wrong.

The poor guy here has posted his opinion just as everyone else does in painful detail and got flamed back to hell. There are definately trolls here but pinky is certainly not one of them.

I still stand by what i have always said - i am a happy Orange customer and have had no worse problems with their service than any other company i've used.

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I gotta agree with Mono here guys, whether or not Orange's service has deteriorated over the past few years, and whatever you're personal experiences have been, doesn't mean everyone should start taking it out on this guy, I think it's fair enough that he posted what he did, if I was an honest Orange employee and came across this forum, I might've have started a similar topic.
There are enough thread's slagging Orange off and to hear the other point of view is refreshing, and I don't think we should be supressing other people's views with agressive replies, let's try to keep this topic flame free from now on. :)

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Right lets start. I work for Orange on the phones. All i get all night are the same people like you lot who like nothing more than to complain at us saying how rubbish we are. I wish all you people who are leaving orange good luck with your new chums at T-mobile who do not work 24 hrs.
So i do hope you never have a problem with your phone,wish to upgrade or have a question about your bill after ten at night or before seven in the morning as you have not got a hope in hell of getting through to anyone. Even if you phone between 07.00 and 22.00 you will get charged 25 pence for the call.
The one thing you all need is RESPECT. If you phone up and say you WANT this and WANT that most times you will not get it. How about i would like or any chance of?
And do you think that if you wanted for example a M5000 and you only spent about ?20 a month you would stand a chance? ?20 x 12 = ?240 DOH
I could go on but hey you want to go thats your choice. As for OVP we are doing you a favour. No other mobile network offers this.
So give us all a break who work at Orange. Yes there may be some bad eggs but most of try to help the customer and earn a living. You try doing it. I am sure with most of your attatudes you will be like the csr's you are slagging off. :)


<_< I understand how you must feel and I do agree with you that alot of people dont respect the shite you lot go through. I am one of the "I would like - please can I have"customers. Altho ive tried for 4wks to upgrade from the M500 to M600. out of my 12months. ?50 prmth min spend on cantract they still want ?50 to upgrade.
Untill yesterday that was when 1 Bloke (cant remeber his name) said that he'll see what he could do as I did say I'm not a nagging user but I he must be able to see fmy rustration. He went through to retentions and offered it me free and doubled all my mins n txt for 12 mtnh. I feel that untill you do get the right OCS staff member its like banging your head against a wall sometimes.

But you have to admit that the OCS has gone down hill in the last 6mths or at least the policies have..

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His "defence" of Orange consistes of saying that T's CS is shut from 2200 to 0700 and that they charge for calling them (which they don't on contract).
When you do phone them they are polite, pleasant and helpful and have good products to offer. Maybe if Orange were the same he wouldn't have to put up with so many irate customers.
It is dificult to defend the indefensible.
My ?32/month with T gets me up to 900 mins or 1800 texts and unlimited data. I still have a contract with O which costs ?30 / month for 200 mins. I know which suits me better.
I'm sure some people are still happy with O - Mono for one, but I wasn't, I left and am very pleased I did. A quick look in the T-Mob forum will give many examples of good CS, unfortunatly you no longer seem to get those in the O forum....

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Personally i think Orange have lost sight of the customer, they have become too wrapped up in one thing....money money money.

I understand that it is important a company generates money, but there is no effoer of Oranges part to enerate a long term relationship with their customers, they seem to be doing what singlepoint were doing a few years ago.....fleecing them for everything they are worth in the contract period and then letting them go.

Pinky, just to give you an insight, i spent 5 years in the trainig team in Orange, i left when it became clear that all they wanted was for operators to pay lip service to customers and deliver nothing, i am still a customer, but for how long i do not know.
Recently i worked for Vodafone, i am now self employed, WOW!!! what a difference in ethos, attiude, and willingness, maybe Orange should b worried by the like of Voda and T mobile, i hear that retentions is very busy currently.

I remember a time when Orange was the best for customer service, those days are long gone and will most likely never come back

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His "defence" of Orange consistes of saying that T's CS is shut from 2200 to 0700 and that they charge for calling them (which they don't on contract).


They do charge if you choose the online billing option which happens to also save you ?3 per month on your bill.
Because of this option you are then expected to deal with the Cs via email.
I'm quite happy to do that as it saves me ?36 a year, or in other words I technically get one month of free rental on my contract.

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