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2008 Annual Raport
- 2008 Annual Raport
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- Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
Winning customers and keeping them is key to Bell’s success, and to achieving our goal. To get better at both, we must deliver a better overall customer experience at every level – and Bell is investing in our front-line service, broadband networks and distribution channels in order to do exactly that.
Bell has added hundreds of front-line team members to directly support our customers, and we’ve expanded training and support programs for all of our service groups, both at Bell and at our external suppliers. We’ve also determined that certain calls are best handled close to home. For that reason, we’ve announced that we’ll be bringing about a million calls a year back to Canada from our offshore suppliers.
We’ve purchased 2,000 fully equipped and newly branded trucks to update our fleet and enhance our Field Services capabilities. We’re working to deliver Mobility service faster than all of our competitors, and we now confirm all transactions by text or email to provide our wireless clients with peace of mind. And our retail locations are being redesigned to improve the overall in-store sales and service experience, including new service centres called SPA – for Service and Product Assistance – that offer warranty and repair and full call centre team support directly inside our stores.
While we have only begun our journey to delivering a better customer experience, the investments made in our teams, our service programs and our networks will move us closer to achieving our goal: To be recognized by customers as Canada’s leading communications company.
The most prominent service developments are the programs we’ve developed as part of the 100-day plan for our residential customers: Same Day Next Day service, Express Install and – new for 2009 – Internet Full Install. All are gaining traction quickly, and all make Bell’s increasingly popular home services even more attractive versus the competition.
SAME DAY NEXT DAY SERVICE
With Same Day Next Day service, Bell technicians are dispatched to ensure residential service problems are fixed on the same day or the very next – at no charge. With completion rates of 95% on services such as Bell Home phone and Bell Internet (up from 86% in 2007), Same Day Next Day service is exactly the kind of support customers expect from a company dedicated to improving their overall experience.
Express Install is a premium service offering customers next-day installation of Bell TV, Bell Internet and Bell Home phone for a single fee, whether customers get one, two or all three services installed. While they can always opt for regular free installation on any of them, many customers want their new Bell products up and running as quickly as possible and at the time most convenient for them.
INTERNET FULL INSTALL
The newest service program is Internet Full Install, a hassle-free way for new customers to ensure their high-speed Bell Internet service is up and operating from Day One – including setup of email addresses and system optimization. With a plan to train more than 90% of technicians – up from 28% in 2007 – we plan to complete more than 300,000 full high-speed Internet installs in 2009, compared to just 5,000 two years ago.