London, United Kingdom, June 24, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Service outages are an unavoidable fact of life for most communications providers and a new survey of 625 ISPreview.co.uk readers, which is a popular mobile telecoms and broadband focused consumer information website, has revealed that 86% of respondents would support a move by the United Kingdom's communications regulator, Ofcom, to require that all such providers offer an informative Service Status page.
The survey also asked respondents whether or not their existing mobile, phone or broadband provider offered an online Service Status page and 61% said "Yes", while 25% didn't know if their provider offered such a thing and 15% answered with a flat "No."
"It's perhaps ironic that some communication providers aren't terribly effective at the business of actually communicating with customers when problems arise," said ISPreview.co.uk's Founder, Mark Jackson. "Service outages can occur for all sorts of reasons, but not all providers offer a constructively useful Service Status page and many of those that do are often either painfully slow to reflect new problems or may only offer the vaguest of explanations."
"A constructive Service Status page should ideally inform you about which areas are being impacted by the fault, roughly what the problem itself is and then approximately how long it may take to resolve. Indeed it's ultimately in the interests of the provider to ensure that such information is made available because it can help to reduce the number of repetitive calls to customer support lines. In this day and age we'd be inclined to avoid any provider that couldn't provide a useful Service Status page to the public," concluded Jackson.