A third of residents in Buckinghamshire are paying for a service that doesn’t work properly

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New research has revealed just how much residents in Buckinghamshire are willing to tolerate from service providers like broadband and utility suppliers before shopping around.

The study found that over a third (35%) are currently paying for a service that doesn’t work as it should, whilst 5% are forking out on services they can’t use at all.

On top of this, more than two in five (40%) residents in Buckinghamshire would be willing to stay on hold for over 30 minutes before considering a switch elsewhere.

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40% of locals say they’d tolerate rude customer service from a company, whilst a quarter (25%) would put up with being overcharged before looking elsewhere.

A third of Residents in Buckinghamshire are Paying for a Service That Doesn’t Work ProperlyA third of Residents in Buckinghamshire are Paying for a Service That Doesn’t Work Properly
A third of Residents in Buckinghamshire are Paying for a Service That Doesn’t Work Properly

The survey, conducted on behalf of ultrafast broadband provider, Trooli, revealed that many also feel they have no choice but to accept unexpected mid-contract price rises. The average billpayer in Buckinghamshire admits they’d stomach an increase of 11%, with 30% saying they have to put up with poor providers because it’s so hard to get out of contract. Sadly, the same proportion of locals (30%) feel stuck because they believe there are no suitable alternatives.

What’s more, 15% would continue to pay companies that have deliberately misled them with unfair or confusing T&Cs and are willing to overlook a company acting unethically.

In true British fashion, 15% of residents in Buckinghamshire admit they put up with more from poor providers than anyone else in their lives, with the average person willing to endure over two months of bad service before considering a switch to another provider.

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Andy Conibere, CEO of Trooli comments: “With bills at an all-time high, we were shocked to see just how tolerant billpayers can be, even when faced with exceptionally poor service and costs rising unexpectedly.

“It doesn’t have to be this way. We believe everyone deserves access to services they can rely on at a fair, consistent price and hope this research acts as a wake-up call to anyone who’s been tolerating service outages and unhelpful customer service calls for too long. It’s never worth settling when it comes to the products and services you rely on. Demand better from your service providers or consider a switch elsewhere.”

For broadband, find out if you’re eligible for a switch to Trooli.

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