How to contact Direct Save Telecom broadband support and customer service
You have three options for contacting DST: an online contact form, in writing to their postal address, and by phone.
But the Direct Save Telecom website is a little misleading; it mentions 24/7 customer service a few times but when you dig into the details of its customer service opening hours it does not actually seem to offer 24/7 cover. This is worth bearing in mind if all-hours support is important for you.
Direct Save Telecom contact numbers
While we may do most things online now, sometimes we want to discuss something with a real person. Any provider that doesn’t offer live customer support isn’t one you want to do business with. Fortunately, Direct Save Telecom does have live support available over the phone.
|Direct Save Telecom customer service and technical support phone number||Opening hours|
0800 027 3930
|Monday to Friday: 8AM - 8PM
Weekends and holidays: 9AM - 5PM
Direct Save Telecom address and online contact form
If you need to write to Direct Save Telecom, you can use the following address:
Direct Save Telecom,
Direct Save House
Direct Save Telecom doesn’t offer an email address to contact them, but does have an online contact form.
Direct Save Telecom live chat
If you want to talk to someone right now but can’t or don’t want to use the phone, you can use a live chat to talk to Direct Save Telecom. While there is no specific mention of opening hours, presumably live chat uses the same hours as customer services, which is 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm Weekends and Public Holidays.
You can access DST live chat from their contact page. A popup will appear after a short time with the option to initiate a live chat.
Is Direct Save Telecom broadband down?
If you want to contact Direct Save Telecom about a suspected outage on their service, there are a couple of checks you can do yourself before waiting in a call queue.
For starters, you can reboot your modem and/or router to make sure it isn’t a hardware fault. If it’s still not working then check these sources to see if your service is down:
The Direct Save Telecom Twitter feed may be updated with any known network issues.
The Direct Save Telecom Facebook page may also be updated with any outage notifications.
If you need further help with Direct Save Telecom broadband, read our guide to troubleshooting broadband.
How to complain about Direct Save Telecom
We sincerely hope you never have cause to complain about your broadband but if you do, there is help to be had. You have a range of options available to you for complaints but you should always follow a specific pattern:
- Contact Direct Save Telecom first and give them the opportunity to address your issue. List your grievance, provide evidence and give them time to respond.
- Escalate within Direct Save Telecom after giving them a reasonable time to respond.
- Contact the ombudsman and take it from there if you don’t get anywhere with your escalation.
Get in touch via Twitter or email
Direct Save Telecom’s Twitter feed has not been updated in a while but it is an avenue for you to contact the company if you need to.
If you get no response from Twitter, you may need to contact Direct Save Telecom direct via their contact page. You can then fill in a contact form or initiate a live chat.
Complain in writing
If you prefer to outline your complaint in writing, you can. Outline your grievances, list evidence, explain the steps you have taken so far and outline what you want from Direct Save Telecom and when. Then send it all to:
Direct Save Telecom
Direct Save House
Complaining about Direct Save Telecom to Ombudsman Service: Communication
If you have made your complaint to Direct Save Telecom and have not reached a resolution, you can take your case further via the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) scheme. For DST the ombudsman is Ombudsman Service: Communication.
For the ombudsman to accept your complaint, you must have received a deadlock letter from Direct Save Telecom, or have waited eight weeks for any response from them. Only then can you complain.
If you would like to know more about how to complain about broadband read our in-depth guide to complaining.
Want a change from DST? Switch and save
If you've had enough of DST, then you could consider switching - it could save you hundreds of pounds every year! You should be able to switch for free if you're out of contract - check out our guide to cancelling DST for more. We'd also recommend contacting DST (using the details above) to confirm if you are out of contract.
If you are, then it's time to switch and save! You can start the process by using our checker below, to see what is available in your area:
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