LAKE WALES, FLORIDA -- Supposed to have purchased a TV, phone, Internet bundle for $119. Dec. 8, 2016. So far paid 99.82 to Frontier, $204.00 to Dish. Today got our first "bundle" bill $341.89. Have spent hours talking to both companies. Even a fee in Frontier from AT&T, what a GIANT FRAUD. Does this sound familiar???
LAKE WALES, FLORIDA -- They misrepresented the deal for TV, phone and internet. Supposed to have purchased a TV, phone, internet bundle for $119. Dec. 8, 2016. So far paid 99.82 to Frontier, $204.00 to DISH. Today got our first "bundle" bill $341.89. Have spent hours talking to both companies. Even a fee in Frontier from AT&T, what a GIANT FRAUD. Does this sound familiar???
91730, CALIFORNIA -- I've been without phone service for four days. I have made 9 calls based on the direction of FC staff members. They are ill informed with horrible systems. Still no resolution includes two separate visits by field techs. They should not be able to operate within the US.
WESTMINSTER, CALIFORNIA -- Problems: several channels got cancelled and DVR boxes don't work after the transition from Verizon to Frontier. We made multiple calls to Frontier Communications. The reps transfers your call from one representative to another, each of them make empty promises to help you. If each representative was knowledgeable and able to help, they wouldn't need to transfer your call, they would've been able to resolve your issues. We were on the phone for 2+ hours counting, talking and holding time. It's really frustrating. Still no resolution. We'll cancel and go to another service provider.
ST PETERSBURG, FLORIDA -- After Verizon ABANDONED Florida, and sold the telephone landline & FiOS Service to Frontier Communications, nothing works!!! FiOS service is now slower than my old DIAL-UP service! And 80% of the time when I try to make a phone call, I get a message "We're sorry, all circuits are busy". Frontier Communications has the world's WORST service. Thanks Verizon for ABANDONING the state of Florida and all your loyal customers here.
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 check the installation date. It was for June 30. The installation day finally came and guess what? They changed my installation 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.
LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA -- I discovered on Friday the 8th of April I did not have phone service. I called Frontier immediately and was told that they were very sorry for this inconvenience and that I could expect a technician at my house on Tuesday, April 12th. Later in the afternoon I discovered that I also had no television signal. Tech support told me that, indeed, I did have a problem and that the technician would be to my house on a Promised Date of Tuesday, April 12th.
I must also say that it was extremely difficult to determine what these tech support people were saying because the sound of their voices was extremely muffled. It was if there was a piece of cardboard between their mouths and the mouthpiece on the phone. I kept having to ask them to repeat what they were saying. I was assured that if it was possible for a technician to get to my home sooner than the 12th (which was FIVE DAYS AWAY) I would receive a phone call. I asked what number they would be calling and they gave me my own phone number. I told tech support it would be difficult to reach me at that number since it DIDN'T WORK!
On "The Promised" date of 4/12 I was told that the technician would be at my home between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. At 3:00 I called because I was getting anxious that he would not come. I waited the mandatory 20 minutes to be able to speak to support tech; after a long wait to check on my work ticket, I was informed that the technician was on his way to my house. YEA!! At 4:45 he still had not arrived and I called back, waited the standard 20 minutes, only to be told that the technician had made a notation on my work ticket that he had tried to call me the previous day (Monday, 4/11) and couldn't reach me so dropped my ticket.
The tech said she would be happy to schedule another work ticket for me. I asked if that would be ANOTHER five day wait and she said she would have to check her calendar. I then asked to be transferred to Customer Service so I could discontinue service. I waited another 45 minutes for customer service to answer. When I told the customer service person I wanted to cancel my service my phone was disconnected!!! I called back to customer service only to be disconnected again.
I made two more calls the following morning to customer service and had to disconnect from both of them because I could not understand a single word they were saying because the sound was so muffled. One of the service agents got my alternate phone number and said she would call me right back. No call!
I FINALLY called a different phone number and immediately got ahold of a Customer Service Rep that I could hear clearly and distinctly. What a relief. Told him my story and the rest was easy. He was very polite and listened to me. I asked him whether he could request his bosses to instruct the service techs to stop telling people to "Have a nice day" after they have been screwed over for the past five days.
MONDOVI, WISCONSIN -- Satellite Internet is ridiculously expensive for the limited data you are allowed each month. Frontier told me that they now had up to 6 Mb DSL service in my area when "selling" me their product. As I already had them for a landline (they are the only game in town out here in the country), I purchased their Internet Service. In the beginning I had 3+ Mb service, but now am lucky to see 1.5 Mb. In fact, when I try and use the Internet at peak volume times (usually the evening) I can often only get .6 Mb, which is slower than dial-up service!
I called Frontier and they told me that although it was indeed 6 Mb service, I was near the "end of the line". And as such everyone before me got first dibs on the Internet signal. The customer service representative was very friendly and told me that upgrades were being planned, but there wasn't a specific time table for this area.
I filed a complaint with the Consumer Protection Bureau and another higher-up, Frontier customer service representative called me. He basically said the same thing, and that he understood my frustration and each talking point I made, but said that things were always changing and he suggested I check back in 6 months to see the progress of the upgrade schedule.
The CPB asked me if I was satisfied with Frontier's response to my complaint considering I was paying their lowest possible price for the service ($20/mo.). I said "NO". My point was that it wasn't the fact that the Internet was slow, but rather that I was sold the prospect of 6 Mb service. Had I been told that in reality it would be less than 2 Mb on average in my area (can't stream movies, and my Internet Radio sometimes even stops working!), I may not have subscribed to Frontier. Even at low peak times (mid-day) I cannot get 3 Mb speed, and that's 50% less than they advertised!
To me, that was blatant misrepresentation of their service, and did not represent what many of their end-users experience with their service. It is no surprise to find SO MANY negative reviews of this company on-line. But, with the corner on the rural service market, they don't need to have a consensus. If they were honest about their end-user speeds, they would probably lose business - and they can't afford to do that!
In Frontier's last response to the CPB they flatly stated that they were charging me their lowest rate and that Frontier has NO PLANS to upgrade their service in this area - which is a far cry from what they said when I initially spoke with them. No wonder their customer service reps are so nice on the phone - they have to be, because they are either being mis-information to pass along to us customers, or they are flat out lying. And, it isn't a big enough issue for old Uncle Sam to pursue, so here we are, sucked into a lie and having to live with it.
I see that the Federal Gov't is giving Frontier millions of dollars to improve their Internet service to rural areas. Let's hope that they help the truly rural areas that need decent basic speeds (I don't care about the 60 Mb you can get with cable) - like 6 Mb full-time speed anyway! Being wary of the situation, however, it wouldn't surprise me if Frontier didn't simply improve their services to the "urban/rural" areas closest to their competitors to try and lure in business from them. And why not? We who are truly rural are held hostage to them if you don't want to pay Satellite Internet fees!
CONNECTICUT -- One of the many that were forced to change from AT&T to Frontier. Had trouble all the way back from the split between AT&T U-verse and Internet from combined billing. Had $500 slapped on our bill when the split occurred because they think we did not pay overdue cellphone bills, but because it was overdue and combined billing was splitting for some reason decided to transfer the balance to Internet and apparently the way their systems are set up cellphone services can't see that this transfer happened.
Cell phone services told me I paid it and don't need to pay this again. U-verse tells me I didn't pay it and I have to pay this and if I paid them, to give them proof. When I provide evidence they tell me these payments were being all made a month behind and we still have one month's worth left. They say $500 is what's left after I've paid the payments I provided evidence for and because I don't have evidence for paying this residual $500 balance, I must pay it because I didn't, getting all the while angry that I do not understand. Yes, we were behind but with all of the payments we made, I can't possibly wrap my head around how after paying $500 already, we have another $500 left to pay and how in the world one month's worth is $500.
I've been very stressed with this situation for a few months now trying to figure it out, also not having the financial capability to pay another $500 at the time. I thought AT&T was bad. Most of Frontier Communications customer service was unwilling to even communicate. 9 out of 10 times, I would get a delinquent, uninterested, incompetent/unknowledgeable, customer representative that most of the time let me speak certainly were not listening or did not care as they simply refused any possibilities for credit on the account.
My worst experience was with a woman who after I told her my situation with my troubles with AT&T wireless and Internet and therefore this current balance with Frontier, she condescendingly and truly confrontational told me wireless is internet. When I told her when I said wireless I meant cell phone services she replied with, "Oh, well, you're wrong. These aren't cell phone charges these are internet charges." With the same delinquent attitude. Not only was she not listening she was expressing to me how much she could care less.
She also made it clear to me that there would be no chance of any credit on this account and that, "You will pay the full $500" with the attitude that she had the final say, and there was nothing I could do about it. When she saw I was speechless she laughed out loud at me mockingly. And when I said "okay, thank you, bye," because I had nothing left to say to her, she said bye still laughing. I am not exaggerating or fabricating any part of this conversation or situation. This is the way it happened nearly word for word, and I had never dealt with such an unprofessional "customer service representative".
After this was another series of calls with average 20 minute hold times, and each time I was given a different reason why they could not adjust the balance on my account, sometimes telling me the system would not let them or it was a policy not to adjust any balances after a customer had decided to disconnect, etc. I finally came across a sensible, competent, and kind woman whom upon hearing my situation almost immediately began to see what she could do, giving me a $50 credit within moments.
Her actions proved to me the previous representatives I spoke to either did not know what they were doing, we're lying, or really just didn't care enough. Although a $50 credit is not exactly what I was looking for, it was better than nothing. I had lost too much time with phone calls and research into AT&T cellphone bills, previously combined bills, internet bills, and our bank statements that spanned the past year and trying to figure out what happened with this transition, how this transition was happening, what information each department had and did not have, and what went wrong where, when, and how with our account.
We were also reluctant to get a lawyer to sue because we could not afford a lawyer at the moment as well. At this point, we just needed out and nothing to do with the companies, particularly Frontier Communications, seeing as the vast majority of customer service gave the impression they did not care about their customers and engaging in communication itself was a difficulty. I don't know what went wrong and where with AT&T and Frontier communications, but something went wrong somewhere seeing the absolute mess that has happened since the switch in Connecticut.
I've paid what they asked for and am not coming back to Frontier Communications. However I do hope Frontier Communications clean up their act if anything for the consumers in my area including myself who do not have that many other options for Internet and most opt for Comcast, another big company that do not have the best reviews, so that competition may provide perhaps better service for both customers of Comcast and Frontier communications.
PULLMAN, WASHINGTON -- Let's rewind to when I first stumbled upon this company, it was on a Sunday, which technically they weren't supposed to be open, but whatever this means that I should have been one of the first people to have spoken about acquiring their services. I would say that I arrived in Pullman a week and a half before the semester was going to start. With that being said, if you're familiar with Washington State University, and as I'm almost positive, with many other Universities, there is a week of welcome when a majority of the returning students or new students arrive and get settled in, right? Now, back to why I'm upset with this company.
I get everything set up, the sales associate was giving me his two-cents about why their service is great and how it's better than the competitors (that's not very hard to do), and I just needed an ISP that won't disconnect me, buffer when I want to stream, or go on Netflix. I was told that with the basic 7 mbs connection it should be totally fine. Awesome, I get that, pay for it, they take MY money and then they tell me that my install date would be the Wednesday after next week. My initial reaction? What in the world? You take my money and then give me an install date in which I would have been attending classes for a few days?
I said fine, whatever if anything sooner opens up let me know. A couple of days later, I call the main office for Frontier Communications, and I was told my install date would be MID SEPTEMBER. What's even worse is that my friend, who signed up for the SAME service was given a modem the day they signed up and was told their internet would be set up THAT THURSDAY. Long story short, I complained to the manager, to the main Frontier office, and demanded that they give me an install date that is before that semester starts. I was told someone would call me back later that day before 6 PM Central Time Zone to give me a new install date. I never received that call.
After over a week of trying to get a hold of someone, I get a call from the Sales Office in Pullman, and they tell me that my install date was changed back to that previous Wednesday date and that it was great that I got that install date. After all this crap, after all this waiting without internet to check online courses, check back in at home, etc. the internet was finally installed and I assumed that would be the end of it, but it wasn't. I'm paying for the 7 mbs internet connection. So why am I getting 1.5 mbs delegated between three people and over 6 mobile devices?
I have never been so disgusted to do business with a company, but I have no other choice, it's this company or a very VERY similar company that is more expensive. As soon as Fall and Spring Semester is over, I'm going to cancel services and attempt to get Xfinity to Pullman.