24 hours , 48 hours does it matter ?
The 24 hour target is the archetypal marketing mans myth.
The important figure to watch is the 120 hour SLA, dont think gg will be be too concerned until that number is exceeded.
The most important are the attrition figures (joiners v leavers)
Of course it matters!
The 24 hours may be a myth (as far as what giffgaff are actually achieving lately) but it is what giffgaff promise a customer before they click on the ask an agent link.
I never know nor care if they have a 120 hour SLA. This is not what they advertise.
The most important aspect of any SLA agreement is managing the customer expectations. All the SLA does is stop any internal employee getting a slap.
Customers are informed 24 hours, so they rightly expect this.
If any more than this were advertised they would have a lot less joiners.
If they do not mange customer expectations they will have a lot more leavers.
With no phone support they need to better manage customer expectations and *always* achieve the 24 hours advertised.
"The important figure to watch is the 120 hour
SLA, dont think gg will be be too concerned
until that number is exceeded."
They've exceeded 120 hours with my & friends requests for support - I haven't seen giffgaff falling all over themselves to apologise.
243 hours for me to get a response that was relevent to my issue. Is this the all time record? If it is I would rather not be the record holder!
The issue still not resolved & my phone is still without credit.
Giffgaff are the ones who put the 24 hour agents promise on the site to convince customers that they are efficient & proffesional about dealing with issues. If it is meaning less then ot shopuld be removed!
It would appear the status change is indeed automated(confirmed by craig and the agents), maybe this could be made clear so people like me dont think they are being ignored and possibly add the automated response when it changes too. Had this information been made clear, id have been more patient knowing i wasnt being ignored and im sure it will be the same for others in the same situation.
Lol told you so
Yes i agree with you. Be patient with agents as they are doing their best
Thanks Craig ... for the info and for making "public" the pointless and needless "ask/contact an agent" responses we see all too often in the forums when they are clearly not account related and totally unhelpful.
I have been waiting 5 days for a response from an agent and still had no answer! I cannot use my handset until someone does read it aswell due to a bar on the sim card needing to be lifted after my phone was stolen and having to block the sim/phone & request a new sim card. Total, epic FAIL from Giffgaff. And this is what makes me continuously annoyed. when poeple have problems, they want to be able to speak to someone who will calm the situation down and make it better. Not wait a week and get infuriated as to when someone is going to respond!! I am going back to uni today and it was important this was done before I leave...clearly this is not going to happen.