Customer Service Advice from Telstra

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Dear Melbourne & Regional Vic Customers,

The purpose of this announcement is to notify you of a CSG exemption being claimed by Telstra due to Mass Service Disruptions in GREATER MELBOURNE AND REGIONAL VICTORIA. A declaration of the affected areas was published in THE HERALD SUN on Monday, 30th June 2014. This in turn may have an effect on the services we offer you.

Telstra CSG Customer Advice – Herald Sun 30/06/2014

Telstra is working to manage the significant impact to the services that has occurred as a result of Extreme Weather events impact service in South West, Central and parts of the
North Central and Northern Country Districts of Victoria.

Due to the effect of damage to the Telstra telecommunications network, there has been a significant increase in the number of Telstra services being reported as faulty. As a result, there has been some disruption to service and delays to normal installation and repair activities.

Services in the area mentioned above with phone numbers in the following number ranges may have been affected and these services may not be installed or repaired within standard time frames:

03 4333 4000 To 03 4333 9999 and also 03 8671 3900 To 03 8671 3999
03 4367 7000 To 03 4367 9999 and also 03 8696 2800 To 03 8696 2899
03 5220 0000 To 03 5239 8999 and also 03 8734 0000 To 03 8754 9999
03 5263 0000 To 03 5267 3999 and also 03 8855 5000 To 03 8855 5999
03 5281 3000 To 03 5289 7999 and also 03 9200 2800 To 03 9219 6999
03 5320 0000 To 03 5350 5999 and also 03 9230 0200 To 03 9397 9699
03 5360 8000 To 03 5369 5999 and also 03 9449 0000 To 03 9449 9999
03 5420 6000 To 03 5449 9999 and also 03 9463 5000 To 03 9474 5999
03 5483 3000 To 03 5488 7999 and also 03 9490 9100 To 03 9496 8099
03 5520 2000 To 03 5529 5999 and also 03 9604 5200 To 03 9604 5299
03 5552 2000 To 03 5578 4999 and also 03 9644 5400 To 03 9644 5499
03 5590 1000 To 03 5599 8999 and also 03 9731 0000 To 03 9749 9999
03 5789 1000 To 03 5789 1999 and also 03 9867 9200 To 03 9867 9299
03 8290 0000 To 03 8290 0099 and also 03 9920 1000 To 03 9934 5799
03 8301 0000 To 03 8390 9999 and also 03 9953 6000 To 03 9954 8999
03 8645 9900 To 03 8645 9999 and also 03 9971 0000 To 03 9974 9999

As the above circumstances were outside of Montimedia’s control, Montimedia are claiming an exemption from compliance with time frames and performance standards required under the Telecommunications (Customer Service Guarantee) Standard 2011. Therefore we are notifying customers that normal installation and repair time frames may not be met during the period from 01 July, 2014 to 13 July 2014 inclusive (based on Telstra’s estimated recovery schedule correct at the time of publication of this notice) and, under section 21 of the Telecommunications (Customer Service Guarantee) Standard 2011, Montimedia will be exempt from complying with performance standards during this period.

We apologise for the inconvenience.

Thank you,

Montimedia Customer Care

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