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No Cancellation Notice and Will Charge You Until It Gets You to a Collection Agency
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Rating: 1/51

LAKELAND, FLORIDA -- Cancelled my service in September 2017 and still getting billed every month. I call them every month to fix it. The hold time when you're calling is at least 17-20 minutes. Received a notice on Jan. 3 that they will forward my due accounts to a collection agency. Infuriating! I called and customer said that they don't see a notation for my cancellation in September but has a record of my request in December. It is stressful to disconnect your service with Frontier. I wish they have a better system.

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Had Internet Service Hooked Up. Told It Would Be $39.99 Per Month
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Rating: 1/51

TAMPA, FLORIDA -- We had internet service installed. Told it would be $39.99 per month for 3 years. After only 3 month they have new charge of $1.99 per month for internet surcharge. They tell you one thing but all they do is lying and cheating you. Had them many years before. Same ** as before. Keep adding to your bill with all of their surcharges. Use someone else.

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Without Phones For 4 Months
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Rating: 1/51

PORTLAND, TEXAS -- My business has been without service from Frontier due to Hurricane Harvey. I get the same lame excuses each time I call, no results. Everybody in this area is back up to speed except an inept Frontier. They would certainly never get my internet business and would recommend to all to steer clear of this company.

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Overbilling
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Rating: 1/51

STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT -- Horrible company our children's charity is stuck with, because no other phone company is allowed in this area. Bill $150 for a service tech to come out and clear up static that was outside the location on their lines. Promises made from the executive office are not kept. Mercenary attitude. We would love to switch to AT&T.

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Bogus Charges
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Rating: 1/51

HILLSBORO, OREGON -- I was charged $10 for disconnecting service even though I was not notified when starting service. They don't put it in writing anywhere yet they will send it to collections and ding your credit if you don't pay it. They also fraudulently used a credit card to pay the bill but fortunately my bank reversed it. I will pay the $10 to avoid the headache and the 2 hour phone call I would have to make again in an attempt to reach a competent rational human being. STAY AWAY... YOU'VE BEEN WARNED!

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Terrible Service - Go to Another Provider
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Rating: 1/51

BEAVERTON, OREGON -- Frontier is a terrible company to work with. Their Tech Support staff is completely incompetent and is only capable of reading from a script. If you have any problem, good luck because it won't be resolved, ever. Every month they raise their rates and every month they lower your service level. Don't waste your time with this rip off company, go to any of the other internet providers!

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Incompetent Liars
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I attempted on 5/26/17 to cancel Fios TV service and keep the 75/75 internet effective 6/7, the start of a new billing period. It appears that order # ** was not fulfilled. A different order # ** has been entered dated 6/9/17 with a fulfillment date of 6/16/17. Now they tell me that I may be charged for the period 6/7 to 6/16 because there is just nothing they can do and their system won't let them. I am to pay full price for half the service and wait for a credit in 1 to 2 months.

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No Phone or Television Service After Transfer From Verizon
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Rating: 1/51

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.

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Misleading Marketing
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Rating: 1/51

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!

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Service Outage lasting > 1 week, worst customer service EVER
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Rating: 1/51

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.

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