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Ombudsman Services Communications

Ombudsman Services Communications

We’re approved by Ofcom - the UK communications regulator - to independently handle disputes between consumers and communications providers who are signed up to our scheme.

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Contact details

Address

3300 Daresbury Park
Warrington
Cheshire
WA4 4HS. 

Contact information

Phone: 03304401624

Type or sector of disputes

The entity is competent for disputes in the following sectors

Postal services and electronic communications

    • Postal services & couriers
    • Fixed telephone services
    • Mobile telephone services
    • Internet services
    • Television services
    • Other communication services

The entity is competent for disputes initiated by

  • Consumers against traders (C2B)

The entity is competent for disputes against traders established in

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom

Procedure

Fees

  • No fees have to be paid by the consumer
  • Fees have to be paid by the trader
    • Variable fee
    • Case fees up to £335 (plus VAT)

      Subscriptions from £600 (plus VAT) per annum, dependant on volume

Language(s)

The entity is handling the procedure in the following languages:

  • Bulgarian
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Estonian
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hungarian
  • Icelandic
  • Italian
  • Latvian
  • Lithuanian
  • Maltese
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Romanian
  • Slovak
  • Slovenian
  • Spanish

Average length of the procedure (in days or months)

  • The procedure has an average length of 56 days

Conduct of the procedure

  • The procedure is done: in writing , orally
  • The entity does not require the physical presence of the parties and/or of their representative

Outcome of the procedure

  • The procedure is binding upon agreement by one or both parties

Grounds for refusal

  • The consumer did not attempt to contact the trader first to try and resolve the matter bilaterally
  • The dispute is frivolous or vexatious
  • The complaint is being or has previously been considered by another dispute resolution body or by a court
  • The consumer has not submitted the complaint to the dispute resolution body within the required time limit
  • Dealing with the dispute will seriously affect the functioning of the dispute resolution body

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