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Netflix Suspends Phone Customer Support Worldwide During Coronavirus Crisis

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For now, Netflix is just not choosing up the cellphone when clients name for assist.

The corporate says it at present is offering solely reside chat and on-line assist globally, citing the surge in assist requests and on condition that customer-service brokers working from residence.

“The COVID-19 disaster has meant that hundreds of our buyer assist brokers are unable to work, or are actually having to do business from home,” Netflix says in a message on its web site. “So our wait instances are larger than regular. We’re working arduous to offer one of the best assist we will beneath the circumstances, and apologize for the delays you’re experiencing.”

In accordance with Netflix, by shifting to talk as a substitute of cellphone assist, brokers are capable of assist extra individuals whereas working from residence. “We all know that is much less handy for some members, however we will assist extra individuals extra shortly this manner,” the corporate says.

Netflix stated it is also decreasing assist hours, which can fluctuate relying on nation and “as we experiment with what works finest given the present disaster.”

Netflix, in fact, isn’t alone in getting a crush of assist calls.

Hulu is now not providing 24-hour cellphone assist, has scaled again its customer-support hours to four a.m.-Eight p.m. PT day by day (efficient as of March 22).

Hulu’s phone assist line is permitting callers to schedule a callback time from a assist rep. “We’re experiencing unusually excessive name quantity,” the recorded message on Hulu’s helpline says. The Disney-controlled streamer is also directing clients to its on-line Help Center and on-line chat assist.

In the meantime, Disney Plus’ assist website at present shows a message that claims, “We’re at present experiencing longer than regular wait instances on our reside chat, however an agent will help you as quickly as potential.” In accordance with the positioning, Disney Plus subscribers can nonetheless name for cellphone assist including, “or when you wait, take a look at our Assist Middle for extra info on all issues Disney+. Thanks to your persistence.”

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