Complaint Handling and Dispute Resolution

RUSSELL NETWORK SOLUTIONS LTD is an independent company (or a company within the YY group or other descriptor) that delivers communications services to domestic and business customers in the North Regions of the UK. While we may not provide all the component parts of our services ourselves, we do take responsibility for the services delivered to you. So we will liaise with our suppliers to ensure that any problems with their services are resolved promptly.

We make every effort to ensure that our customers are happy with the level of service, and the products and service they receive from us. However, despite our best efforts, things can go wrong. We take customer complaints very seriously and aim to resolve them quickly and efficiently.

If you have a complaint about any part of our service, please contact our Customer Service Team (or other department or named individual) using one of the following

By phone: 0191 461 4200
By email : servicedesk@russell-telecom.co.uk

By letter: Russell Telecom Ltd, Communication House, Keel Row, The Watermark, Gateshead, NE11 9SZ

If you telephone, our advisors will ask you about your complaint and seek to resolve the problem while you are on the line. During any discussions we will protect the privacy of the information that we hold on you. To do this we may have to ask questions to confirm that we are speaking to the right person.

If you make your complaint by email or in writing, we will acknowledge receipt, advise how and when we will next respond and provide you with a contact point for checking progress on the resolution of your complaint.

We will try to resolve your complaint quickly and efficiently, and to keep you informed at all times. We normally aim to resolve complaints within 10 working days but, depending on the nature of the complaint, this is not always possible. 

In the unlikely event that we are unable to achieve a satisfactory resolution to your complaint, you have the right to take your complaint to an alternative dispute resolution scheme at no cost, subject to their eligibility criteria. We have an 8-week period within which to agree a resolution, unless both parties agree we are at deadlock before this time period elapses.


We are a member of Cisas, here are their contact details:

0207 520 3814 | cisas@cedr.com | 70 Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 1EU


Useful addresses

PhonepayPlus (formerly lcstis) – Clove Building,4 Maguire Street, London, SE1 2NQ. Tel: 0800 500 212 or 020 7940 7474 Website: www.phonepayplus.org.uk email info@phonepavplus.org.uk


Telephone Preference Service – DMA House, 70 Margaret Street, London W1W 8SS Tel: 0845 070 0707 Website: www.tpsonline.org.uk


Federation of Communication Services (FCS) – Burnhill Business Centre, Provident House, Burrell Row, Beckenham, Kent BR3 1AT. Tel: 020 8249 6363 email: fcs@fcs.org.uk Website: www.fcs.org.uk