IT Services covering Chester, North Wales & The Wirral

Red Hill House, Hope Street, Chester, CH4 8BU

Office 330, Cheshire College, Ellesmere Port Campus Off Sutton Way, Ellesmere Port, CH65 7BF

Email: info@tst.uk.com

Phone: 01244 457870

Broadband, Telephony and Communications Code of Practice


Code of Practice Regarding Complaint Handling and Dispute Resolution

TST is a provider of communication services, supplying hosting, Internet and telecommunication solutions for residential and business customers across the UK.


The purpose of this code of practice


This guide has been developed to help you to understand the relationship you have as a customer of TST. It will enable you to:


  • Access summary details of our services
  • Understand what you can expect from TST after you have made a purchase or registered for a service
  • Contact details for alternative complaint bodies
  • Find out how to contact us


This Code has been approved by Ofcom for the purposes of section 52 of the Communications Act 2003.


How to contact TST


Customer Services & Sales
Phone (01244) 457870
Website https://tst.uk.com
Email support@tst.uk.com


Our Customer Services department is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. We are closed on weekends and bank holidays. Calls are charged at local rate.


Accounts Department
Phone (01244) 457870
Website https://tst.uk.com
Email accounts@tst.uk.com


Our Accounts department is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. We are closed on weekends and bank holidays. Calls are charged at local rate.


Account Cancellations


To cancel your account please either call or email quoting your account username. We will require all cancellation requests to be submitted as a written request in the form of an email or if you cannot access the Internet send the same details in a letter to our main office address shown.


Phone: (01244) 457870
Email: support@tst.uk.com



Red Hill House
Hope Street




Most of TST’s services require just 30 days notice to cancel. A summary of our service contract periods are:


  • Shared Hosting: 12 months
  • Premium Hosting: 12 months
  • Dedicated Servers: 30 days
  • ADSL Internet: 12 Month
  • FTTC Internet: 12 Months
  • PSTN Line Rental: 12 Month
  • ISDN 2 Line Rental: 12 Months
  • ISDN 30 Line Rental: 12 Months
  • 3CX VoIP: 12 months
  • CloudFusion VoIP: 30 days
  • Zimbra mailbox: 30 days


Some services take a little time to cancel, as they require us to work with special industry processes (such as ADSL). When you cancel your service, we aim to advise you of the time period from us receiving your cancellation request to the time at which the service is withdrawn. During this period, you remain liable for the costs of any services we provide.


Disconnections and cancellation of services


We reserve the right to suspend or cancel your service within the contracted timescales – for example, if you do not pay your bill.




If you would like to register a complaint, here are a number of different ways you can contact us:

By Email: You can e-mail us your complaint via service@tst.uk.com


By Phone: You can contact the Customer Care team directly on (01244) 457870 from 9am to 5pm. We are closed on weekends and bank holidays.


By Letter: If you prefer to put the complaint in writing, you can send it to the following address:


Red Hill House
Hope Street


What happens once we receive your complaint?


We will acknowledge all complaints received by letter, fax or e-mail within 24 working hours of receiving your complaint.



Dispute resolution


If we are unable to resolve your complaint satisfactorily, we will issue a ”deadlock” letter so that you may make a complaint through Otelo, an independent alternative dispute resolution scheme. We can provide you with details of this service.  Alternatively if more than three months has passed since you first made your complaint, please contact the ADR scheme directly.


PO Box 730


Phone: 0845 050 1614 or 01925 430 049
Email: enquiries@otelo.org.uk
Website: www.otelo.org.uk


Order processing


All services can be ordered online via our website, or simply by calling our customer services team on (01244) 457870. The time it takes to setup can vary depending on the service purchased. We will aim to confirm all new orders by email within 4 hours during normal office hours (Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm, excluding bank holidays).




Up-to-date prices for our products and services are always available on our website (https://tst.uk.com) or by calling our customer services team on (01244) 457870




We currently accept the following payment methods:


  • BACS
  • Cheque


Fault Repair


Faults can be reported around the clock via email at support@tst.uk.com. To report a fault to one of our representatives please call (01244) 457870 during office hours.  However unless otherwise stated in your service agreement, engineers only attend to faults in normal working hours (Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm, excluding bank holidays). Faults can occur on our Network, or another operator’s network, as well as your own equipment.


If the fault is reported during normal working hours, we will try to establish the location of the fault. We may request that you carry out some simple checks to help us establish the cause of the fault. Repairing faults on our network is part of the maintenance cover we provide with our service. If the fault is not on our network then we may not be responsible for its repair.


We reserve the right to charge for any abortive work or visit arising from faults over which we have no control. Should an engineer need to visit your premises we will agree this with you.





We take your privacy very seriously and we strictly follow the procedures laid down by the Data Protection Acts of 1984 and 1998 to protect all user information. Our Privacy Policy sets out the personal information we collect about you and describes how we may use that information. No customer information will be intentionally used or distributed outside of TST, and we have a strict policy of not selling customer details to outside marketing agencies. Our privacy policy also contains details of how you can opt in and out of receiving our marketing information.


Access to our Code of Practice


Customers can access this code of practice from our website https://tst.uk.com/privacy or by requesting a copy to be posted or emailed to them.


Data Protection


We strictly follow the procedures laid down by the Data Protection Acts of 1984 and 1998 to protect all user information.


General philosophy


TST is a business offering advanced Internet communications for both the home and business user, whatever their needs.


Our product range in very broad terms consists of:


  • Broadband (ADSL, FTTC, and leased line Internet connectivity)
  • Telecoms (Line rental, VoIP, phone calls)
  • Mobile & SIM services
  • Hosting (shared and dedicated servers)
  • Web design
  • IT support & system repairs


Customers of TST  can take advantage of our world class technical support with emails answered in minutes and telephone calls answered in seconds. Through the automation of a control panel, a large number of customers can configure their packages at any time or day or night, anywhere in the world, without the need to ‘submit requests’ for an operations engineer to action the request for them, allowing us to concentrate on improving the service further and focusing on new projects.


This Code has been approved by Ofcom for the purposes of section 52 of the Communications Act 2003.


The code will be regularly reviewed in line with Ofcom’s requirements. We value all feedback from our services to this code of practice. Please email you comments to admin@tst.uk.com.



Contacting related organisations


Office of Communications (Ofcom)
Ofcom Contact Centre
Riverside House
2a Southwark Bridge Road

Tel: 020 7981 3040
Fax: 020 7981 3334
Email: contact@ofcom.org.uk
Website: www.ofcom.org.uk


Office of the Telecommunications Ombudsman (OTELO)
Wilderspool Park
Greenall’s Avenue

Tel: 0845 050 1614
Fax: 01925 430059
Email: enquiries@otelo.org.uk
Website: www.otelo.org.uk