OAKLA ND, CALIFORNIA -- I have been a loyal Sprint customer since 2003. But because of their consistently fraudulent charges, bad customer service, and last but not least, dishonest charges on my phone bill for calls I never made which Sprint cannot provide documentation as evidence for, I cancelled my Sprint membership by refusing to pay my bill and switched over to Verizon in 2008.
Sprint Is A Scam And I Will Prove It To You With Legal Documentation - Class Action Lawsuit Against Sprint PCS 2010. If you did not get a class action lawsuit notice against Sprint PCS, Please go to Google and type "Sprint Lawsuit" and you will see what I am talking about. You can get a hold of me if you want by replying to my post and I will help you the best I can because I am in this Class Action Lawsuit against Sprint for the crime they committed against me.
Now does this sound ethical to you? When was the last time you got a phone bill from your cell phone company (Sprint) that doesn't show the itemized charges for every single outbound call that you make? That is the big problem I had with Sprint in 2008 which was the year I canceled my service by refusing to pay for the outlandish bogus charges on calls I never made. I will prove to you with documents that the Sprint complaints are valid and they are in fact a scam. I am urging everyone not to do business with Sprint anymore if you want to avoid the hateful feelings of anger and resentment that they have instilled in me for a long time.
My name is ** of Oakland California and Sprint knows who I am. I am not afraid to reveal my identity for the crime they have committed on innocent people like myself and others. And like I predicted, Sprint was recently slapped with a class action lawsuit for fraudulent charges...LOL. They got what they deserve. I just got my 2010 class action lawsuit notice in the mail which I am in the process of filing so I can get a refund of those fraudulent charges in excess of $1,000.
Please pay close attention to my unbelievable story on how Sprint PCS screwed me over to the point where I couldn't sleep for days because of emotional distress. Not only did they have the audacity to send my bill to a collection agency to ruin my credit, they did the most unthinkable crime to humankind that no one can ever imagine. Would you like to know what they did to me that will make your blood boil over?
Do You Remember The Sprint Promotion For $99 For Unlimited Calling Where You See The Pathetic CEO of Sprint Boasting This Promotion As The Best Cell Phone Deal? They stole that idea from Verizon. In case you are wondering, I am now a very happy Verizon customer. Why? Because unlike Sprint, Verizon provided me with an itemized listing of every single call that I have made going out. This way I know I am not fraudulently charged for calls I never made. What happened to Sprint? Sprint committed fraud by hiding those itemized calls so they can fabricate a number in thin air that you are supposed to pay. Fraud. Scam. Ripoff.
Did Sprint Give Me The $99 Unlimited Calling Deal When It Came Out After Being A Loyal Customer Since 2003? Unfortunately No! This really angered me. After being a Sprint customer since 2003, Sprint finally launched their $99 unlimited calling promotion in 2008 because they were trying to compete with Verizon who was the first to drop their unlimited calling plan to $99. So you can see how desperate Sprint was trying to stay competitive. Prior to dropping the rates, Sprint's unlimited calling plan was $199. Can you see how outrageous that was. It wasn't worth paying that kind of money for unlimited calling.
So instead I purchased a block of time starting out at 300 minutes. This way if I went over my allowed minutes, I would be protected by the additional 300 minutes block of time. But unfortunately, in later part of 2007, I was exceeding my 300 minutes. So I got penalized with additional charges. I had no problem with that. I was content with that. As a matter of fact, a Sprint representative called me back to suggest that I buy a 700 minute block of time for safety purposes. I decided on 900 minutes instead just to be double safe.
During the early part of 2008, my average monthly call volume was in the 700 minute range. I remember very vividly that for three months in a row from February to April of 2008, my average calls never exceeded 800 minutes based on the average 700 minute range I was in. And I know it was only that time in my life when my call volume was at its peak because of some important business I had to take care.
But Guess What Happened? You Are Not Going To Believe This. It Nearly Gave Me A Heart Attack. In the month of May of 2008, I got my Sprint bill showing that I went over the 900 minutes by 200 minutes!!! I already knew right away that Sprint was fraudulently charging me in excess of 500 minutes. What the hell happened? And what was really aggravating as I explained my problem to a Sprint sales rep, they never provided me with an invoice billing showing those out-going calls I have made. I am a reasonable person. If Sprint could provide me with evidence of those calls, I would have paid it happily. But did Sprint step up to that challenge? Sadly no!!
I Made This Challenge To Sprint - But Sprint Didn't Have The Guts To Step Up To My Legitimate Challenge. I dared Sprint to provide me with documented evidence that I did go over the 900 minute mark. Would you like to know what the results were? Nothing. All I got was a bill just showing that I talked for 1,100 minutes and they cannot provide the documentation like Verizon to show every single outbound call that was made for the month of May of 2008. Is this fraud or what?
I even told them that I would be willing to pay those bogus charges if they can show me the proof. But unfortunately, they didn't have any proof at all. As a result, I cancelled my membership and enrolled with Verizon. The next thing you know my unpaid Sprint bill was sent to a collection agency. They ruined my credit by committing a huge crime against me: fraudulent charges!! That is why I am taking all my energy to write about my horrible experience dealing with Sprint.
After Being A Loyal Sprint Customer Since 2003, Did Sprint Offer Me The Unlimited Calling Plan for $99? Unfortunately, the reps told me "No" because I was already locked into the old plan and as a result, I had to pay $199 for unlimited calling. They had the nerve to tell me that the $99 unlimited calling plan was only good for new customers. Is this a scam or what? This is how they treat their loyal customers? This is outrageous!!
Let me repeat this one more time so you can really understand this really clearly. If you were a Sprint customer before the $99 unlimited calling plan went into effect, Sprint told you that you were stuck at the $199 plan until the time of your renewal. Only new customers benefited from that new promotion. This is the ultimate crime against human kind I have ever heard in my life.
Are You Aware That Sprint Has Recently Announced Their $69 Unlimited Calling Promotion? Guess Who They Got That Idea From? You guessed it. Verizon. Verizon was nice enough to offer me the lower cost plan despite I was in their higher cost plan of $99 unlimited calling. Verizon knows how to treat their customers right by allowing everyone of their customers to take advantage of any discount that is being offered through the promotional airwaves. Did you noticed that they did not restrict their offers only for new customers? Everyone benefited.
Where was Sprint when I needed them to make me this same kind of offer? That is why Sprint is the worst Cell phone company in the world with bad customer service in which your customer service calls get disconnected on purpose. Have you heard of sales reps asking you for your phone number just in case you get disconnected? Sprint never returned my phone call every time I tried to resolve a dispute with them and got suddenly hung up on for no reason.
At least, Verizon would have returned your phone call. Why is this important? Because it takes a lot of energy and time to explain your problem to an agent and then when you get hung up on, it is frustrating to have to call Sprint again to have to explain the same problem over and over again to a different call center agent. Is this frustrating or what? This is the kind of bad customer service experience you would have with Sprint.
As You Can See That Everything About Sprint Is Bad. The Only Thing Good About Sprint Is They Get Less Dropped Calls. But my question is this? Is the so-called wonderful Sprint service of getting less dropped calls worth the agony of getting ripped off and bad customer service?
I already have completed the Class Action Lawsuit form and in the process of submitting it back to the Settlement Agents who are handling this Sprint Lawsuit. My advice is to stay far away from Sprint as possible. If you have been a Sprint customer since 2007 and did not receive your class action lawsuit form against Sprint, please reply to my post so I can help you. Sprint is going to go out of business. It is just a matter of time of how many people they continually to piss off in the process.
I have been a Sprint customer since 1997. Every time you changed a plan you had to renew your contract. So I stuck with Sprint all these years. I had my parents phones on my line. I lost my father in April of 2006. I called Sprint. They kindly removed his phone from my line without charge. Then October 2006 I lost my mom suddenly and they refused to remove her phone because it was under my name. So I kept her phone activated. I was also keeping it activated to catch anyone calling her line to tell them the news. I missed a lot of people when she passed because I did not have a clue who to contact.
Flash forward to earlier 2009. I transferred my main line to my husbands plan over at Verizon to save money. I had to keep the spare phone activated through Sprint. I was paying under $35 a month with taxes. I used it 1 month out of all those yrs when my sister came to visit from out of state. I called when I transferred my other phones to see when my contract ended with it so I could transfer it to Verizon to keep it activated for the number because I was still getting those random calls asking for my mom. I had it in my head - it ended November 29 rather than January 29th.
I've been trying to contact Sprint to try to see if I could pay them the 2 months I owed them. They kept sending me a bill for 220.00. I've been calling since it happened and get no where with no result. Now I've been sent to a collection agency threatening to ruin my credit unless I pay them. I called Sprint right after and tried to get it settled AGAIN. I got a "ticket" put in the system for review. I've been offering to pay them the 2 months since it happened.
I think its unfair and greedy to want 220 vs 70 which I would have paid. They offer a prorated termination fee now since November of 2008 when I was still with them but they won't extend that service to me because I was a customer before it changed. Yet when their stuff changes before we are automatically put on contract without notice. When I signed up it was 150 then it went to 200 without telling me.
I bought this phone back in '07, had problems with it, took it to the service repair center and they told me I had the wrong warranty and my phone was not repairable. The girl who sold me the phone at Sprint gave me the wrong one and obviously was not Intelligent in Sprint Warranties! So I got screwed over due to the stupid customer service. Anyway I got my old Sprint phone turned back on that I used in previous years since the stupid RUMOR phone WOULD NOT WORK! It turned off randomly. The keyboard didn't work. The volume button did not work, neither did the camera. So I paid a warranty for nothing.
Well luckily 2 months later my Rumor started working and it was hell all over again. On this past Sunday my Rumor came up with a white screen and made it not usable and therefore I could not read anything on my screen except for just a few centimeters of room at the bottom. So I went into the store - first the guy was a jerk to me, talked down to me. Trying to get me to upgrade instead of fixing the issue with my phone. I HATE SPRINT SO WHY WOULD I UPGRADE AND BE STUCK WITH THEM FOR ANOTHER 2 YEARS!!!! STUPID PEOPLE!
Anyway so I left the store after the guy would NOT give me Corporate's number and called the claim number he gave me only to be given the wrong number and then had to deal with Customer Service, Account Services and Tech Support. The first 2 people I spoke with actually understood what I was saying and when the other representative from tech support got on she talked to me as if I was mentally challenged and was NOT helpful in any way!!
I just wanted my phone replaced - I didn't want to upgrade or get a new phone. I just wanted the same Rumor phone-- turns out they stopped making it (Not shocked by this) and came out with the LG RUMOR 2 that sells for 29.99 and you buy one get one free. Hence I paid $96 in warranty and they could not replace it with the old phone! The new phone would cost way less for them but nope they wanted me to pay a $50 deductible to get the stupid phone that didn't work. What is the point of a warranty oh yeah so when I took my phone in yesterday to get the other phone turned back on they flagged my warranty and didn't tell me!
So I got screwed over and currently on the phone with them for another 2 hours-- getting nowhere. They just want me to upgrade and I'm NOT ready! I am so tired of Sprint just beating around the bush - its so annoying. SUCH A LONG STORY BUT OVERALL SPRINT DOES NOT WANT TO REPLACE THE STUPID PHONE - JUST WANT TO UPGRADE AND I FEEL AS THOUGH THEY DON'T GIVE A CRAP ABOUT THE CUSTOMER - just in it for money money money! Never ever buy the Rumor phone. It is a waste of money and will fail you.
I admit it--I don't have the best credit thanks to a student loan default that has since been rehabbed but is still on my credit. Sprint was nice enough to extend me a contract anyway, with lots of fine print that I didn't learn about until it was too late, but since I have the service I figured I'd deal with it. I've never found their customer service to be stellar (and I work for a company that prides itself on customer service so yes, I have high standards) but what's happened to me since December has my blood boiling.
I've used other companies, including AT&T, who I found to be very good until I moved to an area they didn't cover and a rural company called Unicel. Both had decent customer service. Sprint is by far the worst company I deal with--and I use Comcast!
I found out I qualify for a discount through my employer, something I didn't know when I got my plan. I talked to a representative who offered me a 15% discount, only when I went online through our corporate perks system I discovered the actual discount was 20%. I called the dedicated line for corporate packages and a nice gentleman asked me to let him handle the order of upgrading my service and adding a line and he'd personally make sure that I got the discount right away.
First of all, the third line was not added to the right type of plan, so I was overcharged. Sprint fixed this pretty much right away so I wasn't too upset. Then the discount failed to kick in. The representative I had been dealing with stopped returning calls/e-mails and no other representative could find any record of any promise of the 20% discount. My bill got behind by less than a $100 and my service was randomly shut off. Every representative I talked to claimed I could only receive a 15% discount and that it would take up to three months to apply. Random charges were added to my bill that I didn't authorize for services none of us used.
I finally e-mailed their customer care since no representative over the phone or chat was at all helpful. I received a reply from a helpful representative who told me she was sorry for all of my trouble, applied a credit to my account to make up for the discount I never received and promised to apply the 20% going forward. Then I received a call that I missed asking me to let them know when I could talk to someone because they needed a little additional information to process the discount. I e-mailed them back with a better time...but no response.
I chatted with a representative online about some other issues that were unrelated and during the conversation asked her if she had any notes about what information was needed to apply my discount and instead of taking down my information she decided to apply the 15% discount to my account without my asking for it, so now every time I e-mail Sprint about the promised discount they keep telling me they have no record of it and "we can see you are receiving a 15% discount..." and no matter how many times I try to reach the original representative or cut and paste the e-mail I received AND the link from my work website to the real discount every response from Sprint claims that they have no idea what I'm talking about and that they can't help me further.
Add to that crappy coverage, crappy overpriced phones and constant overbilling I can say that Sprint fails miserably.
To those "Sprint employees" who post here, mistakes happen, yes, but if I made half the mistakes or gave half the misinformation the reps I deal with make/give, I'd be looking for a job.
STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA -- Been a customer of Sprint's for about three years. Prior to April of this year, we had what I would consider to be a "normal" relationship with our cell phone company. We didn't have cell service at our home, but no other company we had been with previously did either. Otherwise, a normal amount of dropped calls or weird occurrences. That all changed when we got four new phones and renewed for another two years.
I should have seen the warning signs when I called to get information about what phones might be able to provide the features I was needing and the pushy sales representative insisted I make a decision right then, and when I declined because I wanted to discuss with my husband, he wanted his phone number so he could conference him in. I refused, so he insisted that he call back later so that we could complete the sale. I should have run like **, but I didn't. After all, I couldn't flush them after two reasonably good years over one unpleasant incident!
Rep called back, and I ordered the phone. Since I was without a phone, I was in a hurry to receive it. After almost a week with no phone that they had said would be shipped by FedEX, I called to check in and learned that the phone was on backorder. I cancelled the order and told them I would go the nearest Sprint store and buy one there. They assured me the order was cancelled and no phone would be received. Guess what? Two days later said phone arrives. I refused it. Wrangled and tangled with them for weeks to get the bill corrected.
We moved and decided we needed more features on the other three lines. Hubby called local Sprint store, and the employee told us about their Talk/Data 1500 plan. Said we would be able to use all four phones as modems in this plan. I called and spoke with representative who told me the same thing. I went to the store, reviewed the notes from my conversation with him - no changes. All phones would be able to be used as modem with no additional charge. He added that if there were charges, just to let him know and he'd take care of it. I agreed to make the change to the plan at the beginning of the next billing cycle.
Got August bill, and, of course, it was screwed up. Three of the phones were on the new plan which was implemented in the middle of the billing cycle, resulting in overbilling. The fourth phone was on the old plan. The representative also neglected to mention that they were advance billing the new plan. The overall effect was a shocking bill. I emailed the employee at the Sprint store, who never emailed or called back. I called Sprint and spoke with a CSR. She issued a credit and supposedly squared away the phones on the plans. Ha.
Today I tried to configure my husband's phone to use as a modem on his laptop. After all, we'd been paying for the service for over a month, right? I downloaded the broadband package, hooked up the phone...nothing. Got online to check my account and realized that the plans were still screwed up. In trying to resolve that, I learned that the three lines that were on the new plan did NOT have phone as modem capability as I had been told.
The lady I spoke to was appalled at the service we had been receiving and said that my old plan had that capability, so we switched back to that plan, and she was going to make sure we had the bonus modem capability at no charge. I was happy until I thought that I didn't ask if there was a kb/sec charge. So I called back.
Of course, I couldn't speak to the person I had spoken to minutes before. The lady I spoke to said that neither plan had that capability, but I could add it for a mere $45/line. I said "If I can't have the service/features I was told I could get for the amount of money I was quoted in the store, then I wanted to cancel the account and had no intention of paying termination charges." Of course, they wouldn't agree to eating the termination charges.
I have spent literally hours on the phone with Sprint trying to resolve issues that were created because their sales and service representative either flat-out lied or "misrepresented" what their plans/features included. I am so frustrated and would NEVER, NEVER recommend Sprint to anyone except maybe my stepmother.
I have been with Sprint for years, multiple lines, unlimited spending limit. I have had four different phones, and all seem to have problems receiving calls. Funny how the phones seem to start having problems within a year of owning them, when you are eligible for a complete upgrade at 2 years! Now this is with all companies, but why would you only honor new customers with a new phone, and make loyal, existing customers wait, or pay full price, in order to get a new phone that works?
Yes, I have insurance, which is great if my phone is damaged because of my negligence. But if the phone stops working properly because of manufacturer defects, customers shouldn't have to pay $50, on top of the $7/mo, and settle for a used phone! Then I'm told if I'm not happy with their service, I can pay $175 to cancel my account and go to another company.
OK! I'll pay the 175 and go to a new company, where I will get a BRAND NEW PHONE, and be treated with respect! And Sprint can lose the $400/mo in business that I provide. I mean, I need a new phone and have to pay about the same price for it, since I don't "qualify" for an upgrade, so I might as well use the $200 on cancelling my account and going with a BETTER company!
Why is it every time I call Customer Service, I get a person who barely speaks/understands English? Answer - because Sprint employs people overseas to take customer service calls! Yes, some representative are located here, but for the most part, they are out of the country! So not only are they taking jobs away from US citizens, but are also insuring that we get less than great service.
I have nothing against any religions, cultures, and so on. But, when I have concerns/questions about something, I'd like to speak to someone who can hold a conversation IN MY COUNTRY'S FIRST LANGUAGE!!! Why should Sprint be allowed to pay less for employees, when we aren't charged less for having to deal with them?!?!
Another common complaint... The charges on my bills are always incorrect, in Sprint's favor of course! Well, if the same people who take the customer service calls are the ones that handle the billing, then we've definitely figured out the problem! What a freaking mess!!
Is it me? Or does Sprint have the smallest and worst phone selection ever?!?! If it wasn't for them merging with Nextel, Sprint would probably carry a total of 5 phones to choose from, not including color choices! Come on!! Between overcharging for service, phones, and skimping on the cost of customer service employees, can't they afford to provide a decent selection of phones?
I read a comment on this site from a girl who works as a customer service representative at Sprint. She went on to explain how hard she tries to provide the best service for the customers she deals with. I'm sure she's a great representative. Now if I could get her every time I called in, I'd be set!!
By the way, she also went on to say how other companies get the same complaints, as much as Sprint does. And how does she know this? Well...she too has a cell phone WITH ANOTHER COMPANY!!! RED FLAG??? With the employee discount and "great service", why wouldn't she have service with the company she works for? Needless to say, I'm cancelling my account!
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS -- I have been with Sprint for the last 5 or 6 years and it was only because at first I thought they had the best phones. I didn't have many problems with them in the beginning. It seemed if I had a problem I would call and they would fix it. I even worked for Sprint for all of a about... hmmmm 4 months and that's when my problem started.
Any who fast forward to 2006 I believe. I decided to take advantage of the Sprint and Nextel merger and got a Nextel phone (when they were still technically separate but together) because I wanted the chirp feature. I didn't have to pay an ETF and I had my phone in a few days. Everything was fine until my phone started just randomly shutting off like it was a computer.
It got to the point where I would sit and watch it just shut off for no reason. I would say the problem was with the phone of course but I decided that I was done dealing with Nextel because the service I received when trying to call them just sucked. I wanted to go to a different carrier but I still didn't like the phones some of them had. There was a phone that I saw but Sprint was the carrier. So after much consideration I opted to go back to them. The biggest mistake ever!!
In November of 2007 I switched back to Sprint but was at first told I would have to pay an ETF. I asked why when I didn't have to before and was told because Sprint and Nextel is now combined but wasn't before but that keeping the phone on would be cheaper than cutting it off now because my contract was due to be expiring in June of 08. I told her I would think about it but decided to activate a new line anyway.
The first weekend in December, I called Sprint to have them disconnect the first Nextel line I had and to keep on the one I just activated last month. I was aware of the ETF and didn't have a problem with it. I was assured the line would be disconnected. I then lost the phone but since it was SIM operated I reported it lost so that no one else could use the phone. I was assured the phone would be set so that no one could use it. I continued to call my Nextel number to make sure the phone was off and it was not.
After about 3 or 4 weeks, I called them back asking why it wasn't cut off. The customer service lady was nice and explained that they only suspended the service. She apologized and issued me a credit for the service charge and another credit for the inconvenience which totaled about 100 some odd dollars. Whatever she did in January of 08 cut the Nextel phone off and it no longer showed on my account on the January bill so I thought it was all taken care of.
Well I get a bill in Feb of 08 where all of a sudden not only is the Nextel phone back on my account but they tried to charge me back charges from Jan until March of 08. Since I don't look at my bill regularly it took me a few weeks to realize what happened. I called and was needless to say upset about this because I assumed that after talking to the last girl everything was corrected. After countless times calling and speaking to 3 different people, I was assured the issue would be resolved and that the phone would be disconnected but I would have to pay the ETF.
I disputed that now seeing as though this was the 3rd time I had to call to get this line cut off and that I was not paying that fee 3 months after the fact. I was informed it would be taken care of. I was transferred to someone in the cancellations departments who tried to argue with me about paying that fee and me reporting my phone lost. She tried to say I only called to report it lost (in December) and that I did not call to request it be cancelled. She tried to be smart at the mouth but my mouth is smarter and I let her have it before she could even finish that stupid statement.
She put me on hold and then came back with the "Oh I'm sorry. I did check further and you are correct". So I told her again that I was not paying an ETF and she tried to dispute that saying that now my contract was not until November of 08. I told her that she is insane if she thinks that is true and that I will not be stuck with this phone until then. She then agreed to give me a credit for the charges for the cancelled line and was going to disconnect the service and issue me a credit of the ETF. I waited on hold for almost an hour until finally the line started ringing and just kept ringing. Needless to say she transferred me somewhere else and didn't do what she said.
I called back again around Easter and explained this same story over to two people. The first person seemed to be too consumed in his background conversation so he just put me on hold and transferred me somewhere else without letting me know. The second person was polite and said he would issue me a credit for the charge for the Nextel phone (that still wasn't off) again. Here it is April and after 4 months of calling Sprint my Nextel phone is still not off. I complained that this was ridiculous and that all I asked was for them to cut that phone off and no one there seems to know what they are doing.
I was transferred to this account manager whose job is to keep customers from going elsewhere. Needless to say she is in the wrong business. She tried to argue with me again that I only asked to get the phone suspended and not cancelled in December. I had to basically yell at her to let her know that I didn't fall out the womb yesterday and that I know the difference between suspended and cancel but suggested that she should ask the employees there if they knew because obviously they didn't.
She offered to credit me three months worth of service but that she would not waive the ETF for that Nextel phone. I told her that for the last time I would not be paying that fee. In turn she only credited me for 2 months (because they issue me a credit in March) and the phone is now off this time. I am upset because this could have been resolved in December but instead it has taken this long to get something done.
I still don't believe this is the end all be all of this mess but one thing is for sure - I am now canceling both lines of service and I will not pay the ETF on either one. I've already contacted Cingular and I will gladly pay for a new phone that is the same as my phone that I just got 5 months ago to get away from Sprint once and for all! I never thought I would find so much stuff just by typing in the word "Sprint Sucks" into Yahoo. This company does suck and if they keep it up will be out of business!
ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND -- I am writing as a very, very disgruntled customer of Sprint. I had been a customer of Sprint for years until about 3 years ago when I switched to Nextel (which had just merged with Sprint so it was basically the same company) only because they had a phone that I wanted. I've always had some ups and downs with the company but I've normally been able to get things resolved in a timely manner until recently. I was having a lot of issues with the phone I had which was the Nextel i870 and had called sometime in November 2007 to ask when my contract would expire because I was thinking about looking at some other companies.
I was told by the customer service representative that it would end in February 2008 so I figured I could wait until then so I wouldn't have to pay the early termination fee. After experiencing several more problems with the phone and not being able to use it most of the time, I went into the Sprint store in Annapolis, MD to get the exact date of the expiration of the contract because at that point I really didn't have a reliable phone to use. The customer service representative looked it up and said it wasn't until July 2008.
I told her that was incorrect and just left the store. I got into my car and called the Sprint Customer Care number and pressed the option for contract expiration/terminate service. A customer service representative answered and questioned why I wanted to leave the company and if there was anything she could do to keep my business with them. I explained to her that I had the Nextel phone which no longer worked right so I had to get a new phone whether it was with them or if I had to go to another company and that I was not paying the early termination fee or paying the outrageous prices of a new phone with them for not being a new customer.
She told me if I stayed she would let me get a new phone at the new customer price. So, I decided to switch back to a Sprint phone that I saw in the store and liked. The original cost of the phone was $399 but the new customer special they were running was for $99. I was put on hold while she connected a financial representative on the phone with us so I could pay off the remaining balance for the Nextel account which was $104.28 and then we started the process for the new phone which the cost was just added onto my Sprint account. This all took place on Friday, January 11, 2008.
I received and activated the new phone which was a Palm Centro on Tuesday January 15, 2008. On the morning of January 16th, when I went to make a call I was played a message that said I needed to contact customer care; the service had been interrupted. I called to see what the problem was and was told that I had exceeded my spending limit and had to pay $75.28 to bring it under. I just figured it had something to do with them adding the new phone on the account so I didn't really question it and just paid the money while I was on the phone with them; the service was restored.
On January 18, 2008 I went into the Sprint store in Annapolis, MD to add another line onto my existing account. I bought the phone (Palm Centro) and activated it while I was in the store... This is where all the issues begin! I told the representative I wanted to transfer the phone number I already had to this new phone. I had a Virgin Mobile pre-pay phone which is also an affiliate of Sprint. I had already called Virgin Mobile's customer service to ask if this could be done and they said yes. The representative at the Sprint store wasn't too clear on how to do it so he called customer care and was walked through the process.
I bought a couple accessories and prepared to leave the store but before I left out I tried to make a call and the phone wouldn't work. I then asked another representative in the store what the problem was and she said that it can take a couple hours sometimes for the phone to get fully activated and up to 4 hrs for all the services on the phone to work properly. I didn't see a problem with that because when I activated the other one I was told the same thing. I spent about 1-1/2 hrs at the store that night.
After two hours had passed the phone was still not working; this would be my first of MANY, MANY LONG calls to Sprint customer service for this particular line. I spent about 3 hrs on the phone with customer service that night trying to get the phone working. Apparently there was a problem with transferring the number so they gave me a temporary number to use in the meantime. I was told that because of all of my trouble for the night the first month of service would be waived for that line.
I called the next day to find out the status of the number transfer and was given the run-around. This went on for several days until I finally said just cancel the transfer request and I would just keep the temporary number they had given me. After going through all this I called to make sure they had noted the account about the waived first month bill and to no surprise there was nothing. I went back forth about this until I finally reached someone who just gave me a $60 credit on the bill. Not only had there never been a notation about that but the whole entire service plan was wrong as well.
So, she fixed all of that and I asked for some type of confirmation for my records and she sent me an email stating everything. A couple days later I go to check my balance this time on my phone and I see $399. I called to ask what was going on and the service rep said that it was a credit. Now I have no idea of where this credit came from. I figured that was for them to deal with so I left it alone. About 2 weeks later my phone is turned off again - this is the 2nd time. I call to find out why and I'm told because the phone has gone past the spending limit but they don't know why because there's a credit on the account.
I'm then told I have pending charges on the phone that totaled almost $800... stating something about charges for a lost phone and equipment as well as other charges. To kind of sum this all up, as of today, which is February 17th, I'm still battling over this. During this time I have spent numerous hours on the phone and even in the store trying to get this resolved. My phone line as being turned off 5 times and the other line once. That's 6 times we've had service interruption in ONE MONTH!
Just to really give you another example of all the headache and drama I've had; just today which again is Feb. 17th in between talking to the service rep on the phone trying to once again figure out what the problem is I've been online monitoring my account and it has gone from me owing $377.47 to $227.47 to $77.47 and the last time I checked it it said that Sprint now owes me $22.53. I also received another confirmation email from Sprint saying they have credited my account $400 which would have been the cost of the lost phone/equipment that should have never been there.
Yet, I have also once again received a text message on my phone saying I'm approaching my spending limit and need to make a payment, so I'm guessing tomorrow my service will be interrupted again! Now does this make any sense??? All I want to be able to do is use my phone like any other normal person and pay my monthly bill without any hassle. After all this it would have been worth just paying the early termination fee and being rid of Sprint!
I am assuming the issue is now resolved. They have credited the account back the $400 that they charged for the supposedly lost phone which left the account with a slight credit. Hopefully this will take care of everything and I won't have any future issues with this account. I will be holding on to all of my emails that I have received from them as well as all the copies(changes)of my bill.
AURORA, ILLINOIS -- Get $100 off of your SPRINT PCS phone bill if you sign up for a 2 year contract extension (and keep your old phone). Since I use my cell phone as my (single point of contact) business phone, it seemed to make sense to sign up. Not only did I never receive my credit, none seems to recall the special or my privies phone calls of inquiry when no credit was ever forthcoming.
To make matters much worse I added 3 new lines each carrying their own NEW 2 year contract with the assumption that along with mail in rebates (that I have since received) I and a friend who is a current/new line adding sprint customer as well were supposed to receive 25.00 each way on the sprint referral program for family friends and coworkers. That would be a total of 75.00 in Visa gift cards to me and 75.00 in cards to my friend who referred me.
On 6-17-07 I was advised by the sales rep at the sprint store to "call in" my referrals to customer care because one of my new lines was a wireless card and as such could not be used to do the #ref thingy they advise you to use from the new phone within 14 days of activation. At this time I was assured by a customer care representative that they has processed my referrals as well as my girlfriends who talked to the same rep after me and that we would receive our cards in 6-8 weeks. 8/07 I had yet to receive any referral cards so I called in again.
This time I was referred to the rebate center who in turn referred me back to customer care who then referred me back to telesales who then referred me back to customer care! By this time I'm sick so I decide to let it rest for a while but It is a new year and as such it has been 6 months and I still have not received my 75.00 in referral cards or my 100 credit on my bill for the new service agreement. Understandably I am totally frustrated at this point and decide to call customer care again.
This new lady Amanda referred me now to card services who informs me that although they have a rebate card on file and issued to me it is not the rebate for these 3 particular new lines. They are from another friends referral after this one.
November sometime. She informs me that it is obvious Sprint is giving me the runaround and directs me back to customer care to demand they process my referrals immediately so that card services can issue me my cards. Finally I talked to Cathy at sprint customer care who had the nerve to try to tell me that she looked it up and the 25.00 gift card referral program is for new customers only and that I was an existing customer when I purchased the new lines even though they all have their "own new" 2 year contracts starting from the date of sale!!!
I want the 100 dollar service credit that should have been applied to my bill with the 3 new phone lines and I also would like the 75.00 in Visa debit cards that I was promised through the referral program and factored enormously in my decision to add the new phone lines in the first place. My monthly bill alone with sprint for all 6 lines averages 500.00 a month. I have filed a complaint with the BBB. I'll keep you posted. This so sucks!
I ordered a new phone and got something else I called sprint and placed a order for a different phone and everything was OK until I found out that none of what I ordered ever took place then called again make sure they gave me a order number. A week passed by I called to check, the order got cancelled again no one seem to know why in the two months that passed by I called no less than 30 Times even talked to managers and seem that they were doing something but never ever anything was done even do I had credit to cover two phones.
They took the order wrong more than once and made a complete mess on all my account because once they sent me a phone but it was the wrong one so I had to return, no one knew how that order got placed. I called today again and got a response of a careless rep so asked to speak to a manager so I got transfer and it was worst he didn't care at all he was rude and all he wanted to do is may I have you credit card number.
That was not the only time I called sprint and not the only rude horrible customer support that more than a month passed by so I can't cancel without a penalty. It is sad that kind of support of people that have no idea what a business is or how to treat a customer I'm not asking for anything free and is their bad order taking and customer support. Now they only would send me the phone I ordered if I pay with my credit card and they said they cannot use the credit I have with them even it covers two phones.
I ordered a phone, they sent the wrong one not once but twice, In every order they always do the opposite or some kind of mistake. I ordered another phone like 30 times and nothing was done, no one knew why the order got cancelled, I tried calling because they said you will get it tomorrow, a manager would even overnight it for me the phone they originally sent me will only work if connected to the power. I was told they would do a 30 day replacement that's how they call it so I would pay the difference I kept calling trying to replace the phone I only received the return kit but never received the phone ordered.
Now I talked to a Rude Careless Manager from Sprint and said he care less what the situation is that if I wanted the phone I had to pay full price and had to give him my credit card again even if I had given it like 10 times and have credit from the returned phone charges which were credited to my account not my credit card he said he could not use that credit. I talked to so many reps from sprint in every department and at least most of them agreed that the price of the phone would and should be same as when I got a new line, because it was their mistakes.
Now I cannot return the defective phone and if I get the one I originally ordered have to pay full price because is two months even do I been calling every day to check and fix that. Sprint Customer Support is A JOKE, a nightmare, including Managers at some point they were blaming India because most of the calls go to India and they said that it was a communication issue but I spoke to representatives from India, Philippines, USA and the people from India and Philippines were nicer and polite even if the issue was not resolved never compared with reps or manager from the USA.