Ofcom has today published the latest league tables on the complaints we’ve received about the UK’s major home phone, broadband, mobile and pay-TV firms.
The quarterly report reveals the number of complaints made to Ofcom between January and March about firms in the home broadband, landline telephone, pay-monthly mobile and pay-TV markets. All providers with a market share over 1.5% are included in these figures.
Plusnet was the most complained-about provider for both broadband and landline services, with 31 and 24 complaints per 100,000 customers respectively between January and March.
However, these figures were lower than in the previous quarter, reflecting the general trend in complaints for the broadband and landline markets.
Vodafone and Virgin Mobile were jointly the most complained-about mobile providers, with six complaints per 100,000 customers.
The biggest reasons for complaints were problems with billing, pricing and issues related to changing providers. Ofcom’s new text-to-switch initiative is designed to make switching easier than ever and should help to reduce consumer frustration when changing providers.
TalkTalk was the most complained-about pay TV provider, after its complaints per 100,000 subscribers doubled from seven in the previous quarter to 14 this quarter.
Complaints information helps people to think about quality of service when they are shopping around for a new provider and encourages firms to improve their performance.