I have had 3-4 phones on my account for almost 10 years. One of the phones I use as a secondary phone stopped working when I switched to a different device. SPRINT CUSTOMER SERVICE gave me instructions to repair it and never worked. Unfortunately I don't have 24 hours to spend to do their jobs for them. They are supposed to make the phone work that's why I pay a ridiculous amount of money to these idiots every month. Of course that number is somehow the main number to my account so I don't get any payment reminders or anything.
When I tried to set up auto pay over the phone with them, they said "You have to set up online." When I go online I have problems logging into my account. So when they turn off my service without any warning. I CANNOT EVEN CALL IN TO MAKE THE PAYMENT. This is unacceptable to me and it has now happened twice where I can't call in to make my payment and they rob me on late charges. The first time it happened my wife was pregnant and I had to literally leave my house at 3am to go call the doctor in an emergency. Of course there are no pay phones anymore so I had to beg the clerk at 7-11 to let me use their phone.
This happened again today. I CANNOT EVEN CALL IN TO MAKE THE PAYMENT. I was scheduled to have a conference call for a $200k project that I have now missed the call and the client is now furious and we will probably lose the project. THANKS SPRINT! YOU JUST COST ME $200K!
There is obviously a reason that VERIZON and AT&T are the preferred provider for these services. I have been a long time SPRINT customer, but you have now lost all credibility. I don't know whether to switch services or file a lawsuit for this HUGE LOSS that I have now incurred. I am sure $200k is nothing for SPRINT, but for me and my small business it was a life line. If anyone is looking for a good service provider, look the other direction!!!
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA -- A few years ago I purchased through Sprint-Nextel a phone that I could use when traveling internationally. I used it two times before we moved to Indiana, where my home location dictated I had to get another provider, which ended up being Verizon as it was the only one that worked dependably at my home location. I recently retired and we intend to begin traveling a few times a year out of the country again. I called Sprint and was told "that phone (V555) was sold as an 'unlocked phone', and would work on any GSM Network." I ordered an International SIM card and voila! It asked me for a "subsidy code" (an unlock code).
I called back, talked to endless people at Sprint, eventually got a guy in the International who eventually found an "expired" unlock code, but told me I had two choices: 1) open a Sprint account and reactivate (with charges, of course) or 2) take my phone to a Sprint Retail Store, give them the "MSN number" he created for me, and they would "unlock the phone." I called my local Sprint Store, they told me they were "not comfortable doing that", so I went to Indianapolis, where I was quickly told "we don't do this at this store", by the manager. They suggested I drive across town to the Sprint Service and Repair Store.
After a 20 minute drive, I waited for 15 minutes for some techy guy to tell me the same thing. I told my story to Mr. Techy, and then the store manager, who promptly agreed with Mr. Techy that "they have no way to do this." I spent countless hours on the phone with various Sprint people, drove about 50 miles (and back) to their Stores, only to find out the $150 phone I purchased from Sprint would not - or could not be unlocked. In no case, was there ANY offer of sympathy, let alone, an offer to seek an answer to my dilemma by calling the International Department who set this fiasco in motion. Never, Never, Never again with Sprint.
I just spent 2 hours on the phone with Sprint personnel and my problems were not resolved. In June I placed 2 of my lines on seasonal hold based on information from the Sprint employee that placed my account in Seasonal hold stating I would save money but would pay $8.99 per line. I normally pay $160 per month for my account and the last 3 charges have been $160, $120, and $240. Based on this information I will be paying an extra $40 to place my lines on hold even though the person I contacted in June said it would save me money.
Tonight I was transferred 5 different times (2 times incorrectly) and finally spoke to ** from Colorado Lone Tree extension ** and told her my situation. She was the one that told me it actually wouldn't benefit me to place my lines on seasonal standby and so that's why I'm paying more than I normally would. I asked her to at least show some semblance of empathy and understanding of my situation (being told incorrect information and being transferred incorrectly which ultimately led me to have been on the phone for 2 hours today) and credit my account something.
I asked her multiple times and she kept stating she couldn't give me a $70 credit, which I did not ask to receive. I will be cancelling my 1 line and then cancel my 2 other lines as soon as the time is up. I will also place this on every Sprint forum I possibly can. I will also bring my case to smalls claim court. I know ** could have been empathetic and understanding, but she was completely cold. She alone lost the account for Sprint. I know she could have done something, but did Nothing instead.
ISSAQUAH, WASHINGTON -- I have been a loyal Sprint customer for over 2 years, I always pay my bill on time and had never had or caused an issues UNTIL now. After my experience with Sprint over the last week I would never suggest this company to anyone. My HTC EVO's charger port disconnected from the motherboard. I took it to a Sprint repair store. After waiting for almost 45 min they informed that they could not fix it there because it is internal and I would have to buy a claim in with insurance dept. and would have to pay a $100 deductible for the phone.
I would have no problem paying this deductible if it were something that I had caused to damage the phone HOWEVER this was not the case. So I called Sprint - after spending over a hour on the phone with them a manager told me that he was going to buy in a claim as an advance exchange and waive the $100 deductible. I was happy with this BUT I called back in 2 days later to make sure he had done this however he did not nor did he note my account.
SO after I spent another 1 1/2 hours on the phone I was told a supervisor would contact me within 24 hours... that never happened so I called back again 2 days later. After another hour on the phone the issue was still not resolved which then my phone died and so I had to call back again the next day. Spent another 45 min on the phone where they told me because the manager never put the notes in the account that they could not waive the $100 fee, which I told them at that point that I had spent over 4 hours on the phone with Sprint over the last few days and that it would be cheaper for me to just cancel my account, which they said they had no problem doing.
So all in all I will be cancelling my account because that if it's that they have no value for their customers especially the ones that always pay their accounts on time and not to mention pay for one of the highest plans they have. BUT unfortunately for them my company also has all 120 of our company phones with them and after all this they will most likely be losing that account as well. SO if you are thinking about getting Sprint I would highly suggest looking at your other options, find a company that actually values their customers.
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK -- On Wednesday February 29th 2012 at aprox 5:30 pm I turned in a Apple iPhone for a buy back to the Sprint store located at 5243 Kings Plz Ste A8U Brooklyn, New York. I was helped by a sales associate named **. The iPhone I was turning in had been disconnected since December of 2011. There were contacts and pictures still stored in the phone. ** explained to me that once she transferred my contacts the phone would be reset and wiped clean of anything in its memory.
On March 1st I received a call from a friend claiming to have received pictures and photos of text messages from the phone I had turned in the previous day. The pictureswere sent at 8:46 pm. More than 3 hours after I left the store. I was greatly upset and had to leave my job in fear that all my photos were being leaked out of my previous phone. A phone that I was told by ** was wiped clean of all my information.
The pictures were sent to a young lady named **. Whom I am not friends with or have had any contact with ever. I was told by her boyfriend ** that she had come into possession of my photos. I was told that the chain of possession of my phone passed through ** and one of two technicians named **. When I asked ** she also mentioned a technician named **.
I am honestly scared that my pictures were leaked to more than one person and I want some form of action taken. What happened to me was a violation of privacy. How can I trust Sprint as my service provider when my private pictures and messages are being distributed to the public by an employeeof your company?
I have Nextel with a Motorola i335 phone. When I first got the phone I noticed that it took a long time to send and "download" text messages on my phone. After a long while I took the phone to a store and they reset it and it did make the process quicker but by the end of the week it was just as slow as ever. I also regularly have people tell me they get random texts from me only to find out they are just getting texts that I had sent hours beforehand.
Ironically when I went into the Sprint/Nextel store to ask why this was happening I expected them to blame the phone (it was a cheap phone) but instead they admitted it was likely due to a lapse in the tower system. I also have REALLY bad coverage in most areas and consistently drop calls or can't make out what people are saying.
I had the "automatic bill pay" feature via the Sprint/Nextel website. This past month I had a major expense and basically drained my checking account. I get paid 2 days after my account balance is due so I went to take the feature off so I wouldn't have an overdraft but found it takes up to 2 billing cycles to remove the auto pay feature! Here's a shock, 2 billing cycles to take the feature off, SECONDS to activate the feature.
I called Customer Support to see if I could get them to take it off right away and one guy told me they likely could and transferred me but whoever he sent me to said it can't be done. I'm coming up on 2 years, have never been late on a bill, never gone over my allocated minutes, and not only did they not help me but really the tone of voice the customer support people had was they didn't care at all and came across like I was bothering them.
I had considered switching from Nextel to Sprint (even though they are the same company they use different towers at least in Southern California) as my friend has Sprint and she hasn't had nearly the problems I've had but due to such poor customer service I will be bailing as soon as my contract is up in 3 months.
LONETREE, COLORADO -- I recently had called into Sprint to tell the finance team to send me my return down payment via check to my house. After contacting them and was assured it would be, I later found out instead they applied it to my account. So I called into Sprint to see why it was. They didn't listen to my wish and at that point it became a circus show, which it has been for the past year dealing with sprint on a personal level. After speaking for over two hours to the manager, this is what I was sent telling me what they were going to do. However it turned out to be the opposite, they are not keeping their word to me.
"Sprint Nextel has processed the following transaction(s) today: Plan change - your plan has been updated to ASL and deposit for second line would be taken off on the 13th month per sup Jason and kms; also after 18 months CX will be able to add more lines.
Gave CX a 27% discount instead of the 25% and called finance dept, spoke with Kat ** ** and put in a request to have the credit sitting on CX account of 167.82 sent to CX in the form of a check within 7-15 business days. Everything was verified and submitted for CX. Also informed CX wants that is taken off the account and sent to him will call back to check on him and give him a 100 dollar credit due to all the troubles he has had with sprint." Now after all this, I am told I am not getting what I was told. What a joke.
This happened to me a little over a year ago, but I was reading Sprint complaints and felt really compelled to talk about my great experience. I was looking to get off my parent's Unicel plan entirely because the coverage was awful and I wanted to establish some credit. I purchased a green LG rumor online and a 2-year contract. I had read that there was a line deposit if there was insufficient credit, but I was not prepared when the Sprint agent I was chatting with online quoted me $250!
I was totally wigging out because I was not sure if I could keep up my payments until I went home to work for break if I paid that $250. The agent was super understanding and spent nearly 20 minutes explaining every little detail and how-to of managing my account, and stated she'd put a $100 credit on my account to assist me with the first two payments.
Here I was nearly having an aneurysm because it sounded way too good to be true. Sure enough, when I got my first bill, it didn't reflect the $100 credit. I had written down the name of the agent I spoke with and I gave customer service a call. They were profusely apologetic and the credit reflected in my online statement immediately.
This company helped a naive college student establish their own account and assisted me with my first two months of payment. Thanks to their help, I've never missed a payment and I'll have been with them for a year in October. After 13 months of on-time payments, they will send me the $250 back in a check.
The coverage is great, and I go to college on the side of a mountain! I recently inquired if I could put a short hold on my account without breaking the contract, as I am studying in Europe in the spring. Once again, the agent I spoke with took time to explain how to stop and resume service once I'm back in the states. How awesome! Sprint has a customer for life. They've really done me well.
WASHINGTON -- I used to have Sprint Cellular, but my customer experience was painfully bad. After trying for months to rid my life of their incredibly bad service, I finally switched over to Nextel. Two weeks later, Sprint bought Nextel, and now I'm in the same boat. I had the same phone for years, and it finally started to wear down. Reluctantly, I accepted Sprint's offer to 'upgrade' my phone, and now I have a Motorola i670.
This is the biggest piece of junk I have ever owned. When people call me, 75% of the time, they cannot 'connect to the subscriber'. When I get a text message, instead of being able to click OK and read the message, my phone says 'downloading'. My phone then goes to sleep, and when I wake it up, maybe half of the time it has successfully downloaded the message. I reply, and then wait for another minute, sometimes two minutes, and then it says 'sent!'. But, it QUOTES the original message, making my texts pages and pages long! My battery lasts for about 3 hours, but it beeps a 'low battery' warning for about two of those hours.
The categories on my menus don't make sense, and when I am talking on the phone, it sounds like I am calling on a soup can from Nepal. This is absolutely the worst phone I have ever seen, heard of, or owned. If my service was good, I could forgive the crappy phone, but NO, my service is the worst out of anybody I know. Now I'm stuck in one of those 2-year contracts, and I am no better off than if I didn't have a phone.
You can bet money that as soon as my contract expires, I am cancelling my service with Sprint/Nextel, and moving to a company that gives a darn about their customers. Hours waiting on hold with customer care has not helped me one iota in dealing with this. I'll actually be surprised if this review ever gets to anyone.
I would like to mirror what some have said reference to the inflexibility of Sprint. I tried to upgrade my wife's i880 to a new touch phone with data plan. I had no problem extending my contract - I have been a customer for Sprint for years. They would not give me a discount, even with a contract extension which was required anyway?!?
The sticking point? I currently have an additional line on my government phone with Sprint. I simply wanted to switch my 2nd line phone number to my wife's phone and assume her contract (all under my one account #, thank you). I wanted to get her an iPhone, and simply cancel my second line (for which my contract was up), and move my # to her phone and continue to pay her phone and plan. Nothing fishy here - I really was making a good faith effort to maintain her contract.
Anyhow - I changed her phone number to an iPhone, then called to make the switch. HOLD ON! I am now being charged a cancellation fee of $200 (with only 10 months left on contract?!?) and they wouldn't let me cancel my 2nd line and change my number to her phone/plan contract. The 5th person I talked to (a supervisor) told me that her contract could only be honored uner her PHONE NUMBER. I pointed out that I could go online and get a new number right now, free.
I also pointed out that my contract should be under my ACCOUNT #, not the phone #. I told them repeatedly I was not trying to skirt the contract - on the contrary - I was making every attempt at a good faith effort to maintain the phone and contract.
So then she tries to talk me into extending my i880 contract for another two years to waive the terminations fee?! Are you kidding me? This is strong arm robbery tactics over the phone. So what did I do? Forget 'em! I cancelled my second line, told them to send me the cancellation via mail for the i880. NO MORE SPRINT!!! This is how they treat an 8-year customer?
Within 5 minutes I was on the phone with AT&T, I ordered a new iPhone and it's on the way. I opened up the new family plan, and for the same money I was paying SPRINT, I am getting better phones and service. Why couldn't they change my phone number (from my second line) to my i880, you ask? I was told "It's not a real phone line." WHAT?! I think I've been paying for years on this "phone line". I was also told that the contract goes with the phone NUMBER, not my ACCOUNT. WHAT? It's ten simple numbers that get handed out, transferred, and cancelled willy-nilly. What a lame excuse. What a joke. Do not use SPRINT.