Global survey also reveals nearly a quarter of global mobile subscribers rate their operator ‘5 out of 10’ or less for customer care

A new survey conducted by Ovum on behalf of Tektronix Communications reveals that a third of all consumers still cite poor quality customer care as the most important reason for changing their mobile service provider, with over half stating it as one of the key reasons for switching.

With 23% of mobile subscribers only rating their operator ‘five out of ten’ or less for customer care and up to a quarter of subscribers planning to change providers in the next 12 months, the results underline the cause for concern that exists. The survey also points to a lack of consumer confidence in the ability of customer care agents to deal with and pinpoint the source of problems quickly. When asked to rate the ability of customer care agents to resolve an issue, respondents were least confident in an agent’s ability to address poor network coverage, followed by a lack of confidence in the Operator’s ability to deal with poor handset performance or dropped calls.


Global survey also reveals nearly a quarter of global mobile subscribers rate their operator ‘5 out of 10’ or less for customer care Ovum: 24% of Mobile Users Plan to Switch Carriers (telecompetitor)