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Consumer Care

This page contains:

  • How to make a complaint to your Service Provider (ECS/PRS)

  • How ComReg can help in resolving a consumer complaint

  • How to contact ComReg Consumer Care 

  • How to act on behalf of another person (Third Party Authorisation)

  • ComReg Consumer Care Statistics Reports

Consumer Care Role

The role of ComReg’s Consumer Care team is to provide information to all consumers on communication issues and to escalate complaints to service providers electronic communications (“ECS”), postal and premium rate service providers (“PRS”).

How to make a complaint to your Service Provider (ECS/PRS)

  • You need to make your complaint formally with, and obtain a complaint reference number from, your service provider under their code of practice for complaints handling – for additional details please refer to the menu on the right or click here
  • Service providers are allowed 10 working days to resolve your complaint
  • Where your complaint remains unresolved after 10 working days you may request ComReg’s assistance in resolving the complaint
  • It is your service provider’s responsibility to resolve your complaint

Where you have repeatedly attempted to contact your service provider to make a complaint formally without success, ComReg may intervene directly with the service provider on your behalf.

ECS complaints must be raised with the service provider within 12 months of the event occurring. All PRS complaints must be raised with the service provider within 3 months of the event occurring.

How ComReg can help in resolving a consumer complaint

Where your complaint remains unresolved after 10 working days you may request ComReg’s assistance in resolving the complaint. ComReg will:

  • escalate your complaint formally with your service provider
  • actively monitor and track the progress of your complaint to resolution, ensuring that you receive regular updates from your service provider
  • review your service provider’s resolution of your complaint in the context of its regulatory obligations

How to contact ComReg Consumer Care 

TelephoneTelephone number - consumers: 01 8049668
Telephone number – business consumers: 01 8049707
Emailconsumerline@comreg.ie
businessconsumers@comreg.ie
On-Line FormsQuery & Complaint Forms
Third Party Authorisation Forms
Web ChatWeb Chat
TextSend a text with the word COMREG to 51500 (standard SMS rates apply) and we will call you back.
Send a text with the word ASKCOMREG to 51500 (standard SMS rates apply), with a brief outline of the issue you need help with, and we will text you back.
IMPORTANT – Please use the keyword ASKCOMREG in all follow up text messages about your issue, including replies!
By PostConsumer Care,
Commission for Communications Regulation,
One Dockland Central, Guild Street,
Dublin, D01 E4X0
Access OfficerEmail - access@comreg.ie

By Post - Access Officer,
Commission for Communications Regulation,
One Dockland Central, Guild Street, Dublin, D01 E4X0

Telephone number - 01 8049639

For more information on Access Officers, click here

How to act on behalf of another person (Third Party Authorisation)

If you wish to be authorised to act on behalf of another person, contact us through our online form to be authorised as a third party.

If you wish to authorise another person to act on your behalf, contact us through our online form to assign another person as an authorised third party.

To read about how ComReg processes your personal information, please see our Privacy Notice.

ComReg Consumer Care Statistics Reports

ComReg issues quarterly reports which set out for the previous quarter:

  • the number ECS and PRS queries and complaints received by ComReg for mobile and fixed service providers by:
    • ECS queries vs complaints
    • ECS complaints by classification type
    • ECS issues recorded in the quarter
    • ECS complaints closed in the quarter
    • ECS complaints open at the end of the quarter
    • ECS complaints per 100,000 subscribers
    • PRS issues

For additional details please refer to the menu on the right or click here.



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