NEW JERSEY -- I have been an AT&T customer for over 4 years. When I switched to AT&T the sales person used very high pressure sales tactics to sell my husband and I on a road service package. She told us stories of how the road side service came in handy for her. Afterwards my husband was sold. He was thinking of me and our children. I wasn't quite so convinced. We ended up accepting the roadside package and shortly after my husband ended up needing a jump start. Having the roadside plan worked great for him so we kept it.
Fast forward 4 + years and we found ourselves in a situation where we needed another jump start. We called #Help and explained that we needed a jump start. The battery was dead and we were in a car with our baby in the freezing cold with 2 phones that were about to also go dead. At first we were told that no tow companies were coming up in our area. We live in a very large township. We were near a mall in a large shopping center with several tow company's close by. The service agent asked us for the name of a towing company seems to how she wasn't finding any.
Next we were told that we would have to pay for the jump start because we had already used the service once and had reached the cap!!! I have been paying AT&T every month for over 4 years for road service. 4 YEARS! The charges are per phone! I have never used the roadside and my husband used it one time over 4 years ago! AT&T failed us. They were leaving us in a car in the freezing cold, unable to use the heat and with a baby in the car.
Luckily AAA came to our rescue and in approximately 10 minutes! They will gain a new customer as a result of their prompt and professional customer service. I contacted AT&T to tell them how dissatisfied I am with their service. The customer service representative was very nice but he was unable to authorize a credit. I asked for a supervisor but the supervisor did not get on the phone. Instead he offered, through the agent, a 90-day credit, or $9.00. Not acceptable!
After 45+ minutes on the phone with them, their supervisor, Eli finally got on the phone but then only offered me a $3.00 credit! Yes, $3.00! He was offering a 1-month credit for the service they charged me for despite not providing the services. When he offered 30 days I responded by saying that $6 was not acceptable to which he replied, "It's actually $3!" I've paid for this service on 2 phones, not 1 and again... for over 4 years. He thought I should be happy with a $3 refund. He then told me to call a third party, the company they contract out to, and dispute the charges with them. I do not send a payment to this third party, my payment is to AT&T.
I do not see how Eli believes this should be my problem. After 45 minutes of getting nowhere I asked to speak with his manager. I was told that a manager would call me in 48-72 hours. When I asked for his manager's name a first name only was given and Eli refused to give me a last name. AT&T lost a customer tonight. I am in total shock at how terribly Eli handled this situation.
TULSA, OKLAHOMA -- April of 2014 AT&T was replacing a defective phone by gifting me a new phone of another kind. At the time they were out of the one I wanted, so I paid the difference for the upgrade to 32GB. I was told that the phone was mine, but as I'm now cancelling my service contract I've found out that they connected the device to my contract and didn't make me aware of this - I was told the phone was mine, nothing about it being tied to a contract.
I called today to pay my early termination fee, which took me speaking to 2 CS reps and 2 supervisors before they would even take my money, as set up service with another carrier (1/2 the price for more of everything!) and they refuse to unlock my phone. All of the Customer Service reps I spoke with previously this week told me that once I paid it would be unlocked, but omitted the fact that there would be a ridiculous and completely inappropriate wait causing me to be without service.
I have now been told by a supervisor, **, that he "Cannot have me on the line contradicting everything he says." after I stated they "are able to alleviate this, but clearly refuse to.", and then rushed me off the phone as though I was now a waste of his valuable time.
I will not have an unlock code until 5 days from now, preventing me from using my own phone. This is going to cost me as many days with the new carrier, not to mention the 3 days it took me fighting to get this far. All but the last 2 reps I spoke with were, at least, professional. This is the only positive thing I can say about AT&T in my 2.5 years with their service. My $255.00 early termination fee is paid, I owe them nothing and yet my phone, and therefore service, are hostage to AT&T and their asinine "policies"... this took 5.5 hours over the last 3 days of my time, and this is still unresolved.
WILLOW GROVE, PENNSYLVANIA -- Representatives in Willow Grove, PA sold me insurance on my phone telling me that if anything happened to the phone, similar to the coverage Sprint offers, the phone would be replaced. They did not tell me there would be a $200 deductible! I have been paying $8 each month to cover accidents or theft. Instead I encounter a mechanical issue, the battery continuously disconnects and resets the phone, one month after the manufacturer's warranty.
When I went to the store, they had me wait twenty five minutes for a representative just to tell me to call Asurion. The Asurion representative told me my product is a Tier D, which means $199 deductible. (Seven months that I paid this year for insurance and $23 each for the phone, I have already paid close to $300 for the phone.)
The woman with Asurion was the opposite of helpful saying that is what insurance is, paying monthly premiums and a deductible to insure your valuables. I said I know what insurance is but it has to relate to the value of the products and how much is paid down. She was obviously not going to listen nor assist in making the problem go away.
The last representative with AT&T attempted to make it right by removing the insurance on my phone and providing a $25 credit to my account. I still have a broken phone with 17 months left to pay it off from the 30. I had asked to be contacted by a regional or district manager but will not be holding my breath. I am stuck with AT&T unless I want to pay off my phone and the early termination fee, totaling near $500.
DECATUR, ILLINOIS -- After 10 years of being a loyal customer of AT&T I am completely frustrated with the Service I am NOT RECEIVING!!! And the runaround from Customer Service!!! I am self-employed and use AT&T as my Service Carrier. I am not unable to use my Data while I am at work, nor am I able to access my voice mail messages. I have constant dropped calls and it is difficult for people to talk with me or for them to hear me while on a phone conversation. I have lost business because of this lack of service from AT&T.
I have contacted their Service department numerous times, Spent HOURS with them, have reset my phone. Have purchased a new phone which reset my contract (Cost me more $$$). I have talked to Technicians which have told me that they can't do anything for me and they set me up with a case worker and engineer... The Case worker left me a message saying “The service in my area was limited and this is unfortunate!!!” (I did not sign up for limited service and I find this unacceptable).
My Case # **. The Case worker's Name I was given is Adam **, his number is **. I have called and left several messages, but have not received a returned phone call. I have been paying for a service I am not receiving and the service department will not let me out of my contract because they say that is the case worker's job. The case worker has not returned my calls. Does anyone have any suggestions for me??? Or is anyone having similar problems with AT&T??? PLEASE POST resolutions. I've Lost Time and Money also have Lost Confidence with AT&T's lack Service and Commitment!!!!!!!!
CALIFORNIA -- Joining AT&T this month was the worse thing that happened to me. After calling AT&T to inquire about their Internet, I finally decided to give them a try. Let me make the long story short. After all the calls for weeks and unnecessary headaches, the Internet was installed. A few days ago I received a bill that said $71 when I was told my monthly bill will be $37. I called them, just to be told that the $33 was number one of 3 payments I have to pay for their installation. I asked "what installation?" Just to be told they charge $99.
I asked them why I was not told about the fee until today. The guy said "I don't know but you have to pay". I said "you guys should have told me about the fee the first day so I was going to decide if I could afford it or not or go with another provider." I told them that they are forcing the fee on me. I asked to talk to the supervisor. He told me it doesn't matter who I talk to that I must pay the $99. I still insisted so after putting me on hold forever, a lady came on the line saying she was the manager and couldn't even see reasons with me. I feel like I have been scammed. AT&T is terrible.
ATLANTA, GEORGIA -- AT&T is breaking all laws by sending bills due in seven days and we should be given a two-week notice to pay said bill. My Uverse Internet bill is not getting to me until six or seven days before it is due. This is unfair especially to seniors who have disabilities and do not jump up and run whenever someone wants us to, we cannot. AT&T is required by law to give us a two-week window. They are causing me great distress by doing this. It means I have to rush the next day to the POST OFFICE TO MAIL THIS IN TIME TO GET BACK TO THEM.
In Memphis TN we have no mailboxes anymore. We have to go to the PO to mail letters and that is inconvenient to everyone. I pay my home phone and cell phone online. I got that bill yesterday Sept 9, and is not due until 24. I can set that up to pay ahead of time at my choosing date, so why is the UVERSE INTERNET BILL NOT SENT OUT AHEAD OF TIME. You are breaking laws and you had better not ever send me A LATE BILL BECAUSE OF YOUR INCOMPETENT SERVICES.
Again my AT&T has not reached me by mail and it is due around 23 they should have had it to me two weeks before due, now my online bill from them has not come up either on the net. I am sick of busting my butt to get to post office to mail it back to them before its due. Apparently they could care less so if this does not work I am contacting BBB
MINNESOTA -- I did not pay my bill for two months - which is totally my error. However, I have been a customer for over 10 years and not particularly satisfied with the phone service but too busy to change systems. My daughter happens to be in Russia with no phone service and I called AT&T, offered to pay 1/2 of my bill and the other half on Wednesday this coming week to restore service because I do not want my daughter in another country alone with no phone service.
I was told that they were sorry but they could not accept a partial payment. I asked if they could simply restore her service. That would be enough... again no. I wish I was surprised but I am not. I don't think for a moment that AT&T has a corporate conscience and this is one of those circumstances when they should have made an exception. I have put up with so much over the past 10 years with poor service, dropped calls and now this. I am moving to Verizon after next Wednesday when I pay my bill in full and I would suggest that none of us support AT&T. I did write to consumer affairs.
DEER PARK, ILLINOIS -- I went into the AT&T store at 21690 W Long Grove Road, Deer Park, IL 60010 and registered myself in the waiting list. I was the second person in line, and after the person before me was helped. I noticed that my name dropped to the second place again. Upon asking ** why I was moved to the second spot, **, the Retail Sales Manager at AT&T decides to throw me out of the store. He also gives me a lecture on HOW TO DEAL WITH THINGS IN LIFE... Absolutely rude individuals work at AT&T. Would never do business with them, ever again. All my business goes to T-Mobile or Verizon.
For years AT&T was my home phone service and later my cell. I paid for their line backer insurance all those years and one day my phones started acting up. I called AT&T and had them to check the lines and there was a problem with them. They set up a service appointment with me and no one showed up and no one called. I called them to find out what happened and big surprise... they had no record of the order for service. We set up another appointment. I can see this happening once, maybe twice... but FOUR TIMES!!! I have better things to do than sit around waiting for someone who is not going to show up.
Needless to say I was in full rant mode when they heard from me again and they had the nerve to try to get me to go outside and open their box to check the wiring. Right away I knew they would send someone later to say it was tampered with and they were not responsible, not mention the fact that I would be doing their job for them. That was exactly what I told them,"Your people get paid good money to do this job, I'm paying for the service and the insurance and I want someone here to fix the problem!" The next day my phone was disconnected. At first I thought they were sending someone to work on the lines, or maybe the phones just finally stopped working.
I called my number from my cell and it had indeed been cut off. That couldn't be right, I paid the bill. I called AT&T and they claimed they never got my check, they didn't see anything about my having called several times about my phone lines or the four appointments where no one showed up, it showed that my service had been ABANDONED!!! I would have to sign up for new service. They did not want to come out their pocket to fix my lines. I would now have to pay for the repairs myself. So if you're paying for the insurance on your bill, they are stealing it from you.
I got rid of them and their lousy cell service, any time you can't call 911 from your cell for help or anyone else and you've already had dropped calls, garbled conversations or no service signal where you know you should have a signal, it's time to drop them. (AT&T) They don't have time to deal with you and your cell problems until it's time to sign you up for another contract.
Beware when that time is close, your cell will act up more and more and when you call in about the problem, they tell you it's time for an upgrade and tell you as a valued customer you qualify for a certain phone at half the price... but you have to sign another contract. There was nothing wrong with your cell, it was the provider of the service to that cell.
HOUSTON, TEXAS -- I recently moved to Houston, TX and am unfortunately in an apartment where the contracted provider for DSL/internet/phone services is AT&T. I will put down my grievances in bullets and then expand below: - Shoddy customer service, by far the worst I have seen in this type of industry. - Service activation time is far too long. - Hidden shipping costs charged in Bill. My advice: Avoid AT&T if you can.
First, when I called up for only internet services just for enquiry (I use VOIP for phone), the customer representative placed the actual order itself without letting me know or giving me the order number. As a result, I ended up with two modems a couple of days later. It takes ages before you can get to a grumpy customer service agent who tells you, "Sorry, you need to call up another number as yours is a service request for only an internet connection and no phone." AT&T customer service is pathetic. The internet connection itself got activated only after around 10 days of placing the order. Dunno what they do for those 10 days!!!
Then the billing. Some $50 is charged for installation when all the equipment is set by UPS air for which another $15 is charged. This shipping charge will never be mentioned by the sales rep. And to think of it, the equipment was shipped by air but was useless to me as the account activation did not happen till a week after I received the equipment.
And when I wanted to call up AT&T regarding this shipping fee; another 15 minutes wait before a grumpy agent tells you that you need to call up another 1-800 number. When I do that I get a message “The office is closed for the day!!!" Hello AT&T!! Wake up guys... 7:00 PM CST is not the time to close the shop for the customer service thing. Stay away from AT&T if you can...
12/23: Update: I had written earlier that AT&T sent me 2 modems. I had already returned one of them after speaking to the customer service agent (painfully long time on the phone), but now I have two bills from AT&T!!! One of them for the modem they had sent by mistake and which, I returned without using. This just reinforces my earlier remarks.
12/26: Update: I called up AT&T and after a 30 minute call; the bill for the returned modem has been set right. By the way, the lady on the phone was trying to sell me wireless phone services while she was working on the bill thing. I did let her know that I will be without a phone rather that is with AT&T, for anything!!! I did not have the energy to talk about the shipping charge on my bill... was too exhausted after the 30 min it took AT&T to set right a mistake they made. :-)
1/11: Guess what... I again got a bill for the cancelled account. AT&T sucks man.. real bad... after holding on another 15 minutes I got across to representative who says that it is my fault that I got the bill!!! After shouting at the rep for 10 minutes things started getting across to the rep. She tells me that there is a credit that will be done in my account which will take care of the bill I got. Though this is good news... I somehow do not feel relieved right now considering my past experience. Could be possible that I get another bill from them!!! AT&T sucks.. big time!!!