FLOWER MOUND, TEXAS -- After switching from Verizon FiOS to Frontier, we experienced an internet service outage that lasted a week. We tried to call in, waited on hold for an hour, only to be hung up on when it finally connected to a person. After another hour long wait, we spoke to a service representative who walked us through several different versions of "unplug it and plug it back in and see what happens". Nothing worked. Tech then determined that it wasn't the modem and that they would send out a mobile tech, with first available appointment 4 days out!
The day before our scheduled tech visit, I got a robo-call saying our service had been repaired. WAN indicator was still red, so not sure how they figured they fixed it, but bottom line, it was still unresponsive. Worse, they canceled our trouble ticket when they 'fixed' our problem, so we had to reschedule for another 3 days out (total of 7 days since we reported the problem).
The next day, which was our original scheduled visit, we saw a mobile tech at the end of our street and flagged him down. He was kind enough to look at our modem and noticed that the address ID of the box didn't match what was in their file, so he replaced the box and updated the ID. Still didn't fix the problem. He gave us his phone number to text or call if it still didn't work, but no answer when we tried it.
Next day, same story. We flagged down a tech and he said that he just came from a customer down the street with a similar problem and he couldn't fix it for them either. He called his office, checked something on the box, and left, again leaving a number that we called and texted WITH NO RESPONSE! Finally, on Monday, with no call from either the customer center or one of the two techs who visited our house, the service came back on. Only way we noticed it was that one of the kids noticed that Netflix came back up.
I understand that technical difficulties can and do occur, but the absolute lack of concern when I spoke to the representatives of this company is inexcusable. To a person, their attitude was "I could care less if you do or don't have service, and I care less whether you remain a Frontier customer or not". Unbelievable.
Today I got my bill for $138, and called in to see why they expected me to pay for a months' worth of service that I didn't even come close to getting, and got more of the same. Total offered - $30 in bill credit after spending hours on the phone on hold waiting to talk to somebody, weeks without internet or landline and indescribable frustration at the lack of concern and accountability. Time Warner Cable is the only other service provider in my area. Online reviews tell me that they are probably more of the same, but I'm going to find out.
NEW BRITAIN, CONNECTICUT -- It has been three month and counting where I have been waiting for a refund of a installation fee of $99.99 that was suppose to be waived. I am a new customer to this company and decided to go with Frontier communications. So I got my first bill and thought it was a little too high, so I decided to call in. I was told that I was not suppose to get charged a installation fee because I was a new customer and they will waive it if I paid the full amount. I paid the bill in full and then the representative said I will see a refund with 1-7 business days. I called back 3 weeks later, a different representative told me they will need to give a credit for my next billing cycle.
I explained that I just wanted my money back on my card because I was told all I needed to do to get my refund was pay my 1st bill in full. So the representative informed me they will just send me a check that I needed to wait a MONTH for. I said fine. I did not mind. A month goes by. STILL NOTHING in the mail. I called back, spoke to someone ELSE. I stated AGAIN that I just wanted my money back because that's what I was told multiple times. Due to the fact, the first person I spoke with explained to me that I was not suppose to be charged in the first place.
Now a different representative explained that I will have to wait and took the last digits of my card so I can get a refund. So again I called back a few days after waiting patiently. For a third time, again I was told I cannot receive my money. Now I was told I'll get a gift card because it was their fault that they mistakenly charged me for the installation fee. I said fine. I asked for a email regarding this offer so I won't need to call back. And nothing. It has been 3 MONTHS I HAVE BEEN WAITING PATIENTLY, CALM AND BEING reasonable. I have been calling since before May 7th, and now it is July 19th.
SEAL BEACH, CALIFORNIA -- If you're considering Frontier... DON'T! Bay Hardware relies on the internet to run its software tracking 16,000 items in stock. We also process credit cards over the internet. Yesterday morning we discovered that we were without internet service. We immediately contacted Frontier. The best they can do is to put us in line for a service call sometime by 8:00 pm on WEDNESDAY! 6 days to get someone on site!
The reason they are giving is because they have so many outage complaints. What is a business supposed to do in the meantime? Have they done all they can to respond? Have they flown additional technicians in? Have they put all available technicians and vehicles on the road? I spent 3 hours this morning (from Illinois) on the Frontier service chat line, and all the while I had them on the telephone as well. All for naught. They say there is nothing more they can do. They "understand", they say. I think not.
Assemblyman Mike ** has set hearings on the problem for May 18… If you are anywhere near as angry as I am, drop him a note... http://asmdc.org/members/a43/. Please copy/paste to help me get the word out. Big companies are walking all over us and they just don't care.
For 12 days I have not had wifi or phone. When I call I get told to unplug the phone line. I get told a technician will come the next day. I reschedule appointments, no one comes. I call them, replay over and over. Finally someone tells me the truth, their main cable is damaged and 142 households in my area have the same problem. When I call them I still get told to unplug the phone. I am a 83 year old woman living alone and need a phone. My cell phone works only outside my house standing in the street and I maxed out my data calling Frontier. Now I sit in the cold outside the public library. Yesterday I contacted Spectrum, awaiting their technician next week.
NORWALK, TEXAS -- Used to be Verizon customer with an additional line for $9.99. They were supposed to honor contract but charge me more for slower speed. I always pay in full early. Charging me twice for same additional line on a phantom 2nd bill. Sending bills saying I owe hundreds of dollars. Tried repeatedly to fix but the erroneous bills keep on coming. They always say they see their error after 2 hours on the phone every 2 weeks for some problem or another as a result of their billing confusion, now impacting my credit rating. Atty. General of TX and office of Consumer Affairs may get involved.
SWARTZ CREEK, MICHIGAN -- They turned off my internet access on 10-20-16 (my bill has been paid on time for about 10 years - as long as we've been their customer). Numerous phone calls and chats. Never the same answer twice. Finally told me I had to be home all day on the 25th. I got a voicemail telling me it was fixed without anyone coming to my house. I had to use a vacation day. It is going to take cable 2 weeks to run to my house but Frontier is about to fired. They don't even try to do the right thing. It's almost like they are playing a game.
BRADENTON, FLORIDA -- I have notes going back over 2 years on trying to deal with this company concerning converting my service to "vacation hold." Suffice to say the details of the story are long and boring, BUT know that I have called to correct my bill 20 out of the last 24 months. That is just ridiculous.
I am now 1/2 hour into my latest call; the agent confirms my story AND verifies the two "ticket numbers" that track my calls, and therefore the actions that Frontier was supposed to do, and as yet have not done since April 21. It is now Aug 26, 2016. I dropped Frontier on my Connecticut account. These latest dealings are for my Florida account. Yes, you bet, as soon as I can, I will drop Frontier in Florida, too.
CHINO HILLS, CALIFORNIA -- Like a lot of reviewers on this site, I was switched from Verizon to Frontier on April 1. That's when the nightmare began! I was unable to access my voicemail for three weeks and was without TV service. A technician finally did show up and said my router needed to be changed out. My bill went from $189.50/month to $697/month. Are you kidding me?! I have spent countless hours since May (it is now nearly August) trying to get this matter remedied to no avail. I am in the process of changing to TWC, but Frontier will not release my phone number. My word of advice: NEVER USE FRONTIER!
DOVER, FLORIDA -- Frontier is the WORST internet/TV service provider ever. I place the order on June 6. Installation date was set for 25 days later (June 30). I called 6 times to confirm the installation date... It was for June 30. The installation day finally came, between 10-2pm... Nobody comes. Called again and they said "Everything looks fine. Installation is set for today." 4PM nobody comes. Called again and they said "Everything looks fine. Installation is set for today." 6PM I called again... Guess what? They changed my installation date to July 14 without any call, update or notification (another 14 days, 44 days waiting for installation). Obviously, I cancel the order. Frontier thanks for nothing.
MANTECA, CALIFORNIA -- Since Frontier took over Verizon in Ca, my home phone, internet, and billing system and charges changed for the worst. Phone system cracking... calls placed never go through. Internet down and slower than usual and no internet a couple days a week. Many calls to Frontier 800 # was a joke. Most calls picked up out of the U.S. nonresponse reps with no knowledge or I would get hung up on. Yesterday after talking to get a out of country representative to set up to have a tech look why I did not have internet, I was given a ticket # and a time and date a tech would come out.
They called today before schedule date and time for Tech to come out and said he would come early because he was in area... well he never showed up. I called four times and got a representative said there was no ticket on file. I give up and done with Frontier. And another thing my billing I called on every month because my bills keep going up with unexplained charges. One of the charges was they charged me a fee without telling me for calling in and changes something they changed? Crazy! And also the amount of what I paid monthly with Verizon changed.