We get charged a fee by our network, Openreach, to send someone out to your home when there's an issue.
Most of the time, if there's a genuine network problem, those costs will be covered between Cuckoo and Openreach. You won't pay a penny.
If you miss the visit, however, it costs us time and money. So we will charge you for this. You'll also need to pay if you ask for an engineer visit when it turns out there is no underlying problem with the network, or the problem is to do with your equipment or internal wiring. The fee you'd have to pay is £80 for the first hour and £50 for each hour after that.
Reasons you might be charged include:
You cancelled or rescheduled the visit after noon on the day before the appointment
You gave us the wrong address
There was no adult present at the property
There was no electricity at the property
The address was unsuitable to work in, or there were health and safety concerns
The engineer couldn't access the property
We'll always let you know when an engineer visit is scheduled. We'll agree a timeslot with you in advance and will remind you again via email or text the day beforehand. That's our promise.