BC Hydro: I have phoned three times about the weight of t...

A BC Hydro customer review by GetHuman user ~Marnie from November 26th, 2017

Background on ~Marnie's case

GetHuman: ~Marnie - can you tell our other BC Hydro customers when your case took place?
~Marnie: Yes I can. It was afternoon, on November 21st.
GetHuman: Did you reach out to BC Hydro, and if so, how?
~Marnie: I used the 800-224-9376 number I found for on the GetHuman BC Hydro customer phone number page I was on: BC Hydro Customer Service Phone Number
GetHuman: And which of these common BC Hydro customer issues best describes the reason you wanted to talk to them?
(Shows ~Marnie a list of common BC Hydro problems)
~Marnie: "Complaint" was why I was trying to call.

~Marnie's review of BC Hydro customer service

GetHuman: So how would you sum up your experience for GetHuman's BC Hydro customer community? We'll censor any IDs, numbers, or codes and any inappropriate words here out of respect to the millions of other customers using this resource.
~Marnie: I have phoned three times about the weight of the hydro lines that have pulled the decorative board away from the front of the house. My nephew went up to hammer the boards in place and was zapped for his efforts. On the third call "Sydney" gave me the information about what would have to be done to "fix" this situation. However the previous two people I contacted said there was a work order in place to fix the problem. No-one showed up. What "Sidney" told me during my third call was Not even close to what the previous two operators told me. *I was expecting a BC Hydro Work Crew to come out and rectify the problem. It turns out that it is my responsibility as a homeowner to get it fixed myself. As it is the weight of all the wires that has pulled the boards away from the house this is in itself not an acceptable solution. However if I had been given the correct information about how to get this problem fixed I would have done it two weeks ago when I first reported the problem
GetHuman: Let's quantify your experience contacting BC Hydro. On a scale of 1 to 5, how easy is it go get help on a BC Hydro problem?
~Marnie: I'd give them a one out of five for ease of finding your way to help.
GetHuman: What about quality of communication. How would you rate that on a 1 to 5 scale?
~Marnie: I'd give them a two out of five on communication.
GetHuman: And what about BC Hydro's ability to quickly and effectively address your problem?
~Marnie: For that I would say one out of five.
GetHuman: And finally- any advice for other BC Hydro customers?
~Marnie: Call them early in the day or late. Don't forget any personal or account information you might need for BC Hydro to know who you are.
GetHuman: Well there you have it. Some useful feedback and words from ~Marnie taken from his BC Hydro customer service problem that occurred on November 21st, 2017.

BC Hydro

2.40 of 5 stars | 32 reviews

~Marnie's BC Hydro Review

Difficulty of finding help
1 out of 5 stars
Quality of communication
2 out of 5 stars
Timeliness and professionalism
1 out of 5 stars
Overall customer service rating
1 out of 5 stars

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