About Ombudsman Services: Communications
If you have an unresolved complaint about your internet or telephone provider, Ombudsman Services: Communications may be able to help. We independently handle disputes between communication companies that are signed up to our scheme and consumers (domestic customers and small businesses). Our service is free to consumers and simple to use. We are approved by Ofcom, the independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industry.
Raising a communications complaint
Before using Ombudsman Services: Communications you must first raise a complaint with the telecoms company and give it an opportunity to resolve the issue. Read our complaint escalation advice. If your complaint isn’t resolved in eight weeks or you receive a deadlock letter please contact us.
Handling your communications complaint
When you contact Ombudsman Services: Communications we will assess whether your complaint is something we can help with (within our terms of reference) and advise you of the next steps. We are independent and will handle your complaint fairly, considering the information that both you and the company provide. If the telecoms company has done something wrong we can require it to put things right. Find out more about our resolutions.
Ombudsman Services: Communications fact sheet
We’ve created a quick guide to our service which you can download here:
- Ombudsman Services: Communications factsheet (standard)
- Ombudsman Services: Communications factsheet (large print)