I have been dealing with T-Mobile for months now regarding two tablets that were defective and returned to them. Back in October T-Mobile said to return the 2nd defective tablet, and once they received it, all the charges would be removed. At the time, the representative credited 3 charges having to do with the tablet. She also said that from that point on, we would no longer be charged. They did not stop charging. But I kept paying. I finally got tired of paying what I did not owe, and waiting for them to credit my account and stop the charges. Last month I paid the portion of my bill that I did owe.
I subtracted everything regarding the tablet from my balance owed. I have just spent my entire lunch hour speaking with four different people, and all of them kept saying the same thing, that the charges are legitimate. T-Mobile had also been calling from a number I did not recognize, and not leaving a voicemail. I finally had to search the number to found out it was T-Mobile. I have been with T-Mobile for over 10 years. Two years ago I got a bill with over $400 of text charges. I have unlimited texts. It took over an hour with one representative putting me on hold and coming back with a reduced amount I can pay for the text charges.
After I told her that I was tired of sounding like a broken record, I finally was able to speak with someone who took care of everything in just 3 minutes. Now, why couldn't that happen today? I even told them my past experience being given the run around by them. I said again to two people that I was tired of sounding like a broken record, and was tired of hearing them sound like a broken record. I finally had to hang up because my lunch hour was over. I will have to try again tomorrow.
FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA -- We signed up with T-Mobile for a cell phone. In the first contract, we were offered a base plan contract for $20 dollars unlimited calls in the States, plus $10 amount to make unlimited call to Germany. We were told the first three months we would be overcharged, but after the fourth month we would see the credits and we would be paying a total of $30.
After four months we did not see the credits and returned to the center. The individual selling us the plan had left and the young sales assistant informed us the plan we signed does not exists. Our plan would be $49.99. I said cancel the contract as you cannot deliver the service, but I was told as it is four month into the contract I would have to pay $200 penalty to leave. I signed the $49.99 contract and after a few month I realized I am charged for minutes to Germany.
I contacted customer service and was told the plan does not exist. We had to pay $79.99 for the plan we were using. As soon as the contract was over I returned to the T-mobile store and canceled the contract. I decided to sign up for a two year contract for $40 month. I returned and asked to terminated the contract, and was told anytime after the 15 March 2015 to return and it would be canceled.
Today I returned to the store and was told we can terminate on the 24 April and I should have read their business rule. All I can recommend is to stay away from T-Mobil. You are being interrogated by their customer service and have to repeat the same information over and over.
I have had this account for over 11 years with T-Mobile. I have the $40 Unlimited Text, Talk and Data. Last month they charged me an extra $5.00 for going over my data allowed. Well, if it's UNLIMITED how could I have gone over the limit? Now they are forcing me to go to another plan stating it's really not UNLIMITED. Why are they advertising that? I have had this one plan for over a year now and just last month they decided to charge the extra $5.00. This is totally unfair and unethical! Bad business!
AURORA, COLORADO -- I have gone into the T-Mobile store on Mississippi and Havana in Aurora Colorado a few times in the past 3 days. These people have been nothing but kind and very helpful with my issues. I highly recommend this store as I felt very welcome and got my problems resolved. Also, if I call there, I always get treated with the utmost respect and NEVER put on hold. Great store! Thank you all!
FLORENCE, KENTUCKY -- T-Mobile customer service is great! The phone service is terrible! The sales staff at the store I went to was nice as can be, and I had quite a few issues coming in. But, the only thing keeping me from them is the terrible phone service. I had to go through hoops, because they sold me a phone that would work 15 hours from home, but not 15 minutes... Not good!
One day this sales person ** comes to my office and says he is working for T-mobile and he offered us a good deal on five lines. We were hesitant at first and we asked him a lot of questions, but he gave us answers we wanted to hear (later I found out he was lying). He said we would have 14 days to try the phones and service and if we didn't like it, we could return them at no charge. He also promised to have out cancellation fees from AT&T waved. So we signed up. And that is when the nightmare started.
** said we would receive the phones in 2 day and we got them in 10 days. Then it took them one week to port our old numbers to these lines, and by the time we could actually use the phones, we were already beyond that 14 day risk-free period. He also lied to us that we can use wi-fi calling with this phones, but it turned out the Iphone5 didn't have that feature.
So one of the people decided to cancel his line and called the customer service (we were given a specific phone number to call with questions and concerns and were told not to call T-mobile directly). They said it will be a fee of $600 dollars. We asked them if we could avoid the fee if we ported that number back to AT&T and get a replacement number for that line from T-mobile. They said we wouldn't get a fee. A week later I got a bill for $400 dollars for Breach of contract.
When I called them, I was transferred to the collection department manager David **. He was very rude and unhelpful and he asked me to give him specific details like the name of the person I spoke to last time and the date. I didn't remember that and he said if I was calling with accusations then I should have known that information. Not to mention he was raising his voice to me. I asked him if he could listen to the recorded conversations and he said: "I will not do that, because they are a lot of conversations".
The other problem we had was with the cancellation fees with AT&T. As I mentioned before we were promised to be reimbursed for them, so I sent them by AT&T bill that showed fees for $750 dollars. Then I called customer service to make sure I will be credited for that amount. They told me they have a limit, so I'll only get $600 dollars but I have to wait 4 months for that.
Then I spent like 45 min arguing with an agent about that and then he transferred me to a manager. He was pretending that he was checking something on my account, so another 50 minutes later he said "we can't do anything, call T-mobile". And that is when I realized that they were not T-mobile. They are an independent company that only finds customers for T-mobile and they don't know what customer service is. They don't care if you will cancel the service, because they will charge you $600 dollars.
MIAMI, FLORIDA -- I have been interested in upgrading my Blackberry since last year. I opted to wait for the new Z10. I signed up for updates and patiently waited. During the wait I became impatient and frustrated. I called customer service and was offered a Note II at a great price. When I agreed and tried to purchase it like all my other phones. I was told I now had to pay full price and could not do what I had done before. I call back a couple of weeks later to purchase the phone and now the phone is out of stock.
Last week I'm at a BestBuy and see the new Z10 and a Blackberry representative She explains it's the nationwide release that everyone should have it. That she'd be more than happy to sell me a phone through AT&T. I tell her no thanks, going to stick with T-Mobile. I go to your store, and once again you don't have it. I call customer service a couple days later, and again you don't have it.
On March 26th I get an email saying phone is available. I call customer service and ask if it's online only, or also in stores. "**" says stores and that she will be glad to check. We pick a corporate store and she calls for me to check stock, at your Dadeland Mall store ( Dadeland Mall (1301) 7535 DADELAND MALL STE K4050 MIAMI, FL 33156. 305-668-0050).
She calls me back and says she spoke to store, and they have them in stock. I change my schedule around and head to the store immediately. When I get there, two reps attempt to help me. Young guy checks my account and calls girl over, who claims to be the manager. Neither one of them decide to give me their names, neither one of them was wearing a name tag.
They both go on to ask me who called me? When I tell them no one called, I called customer service. They proceed to tell me that the stock they have is for "their customers" and they cannot be selling phones to other stores. I explain I'm not from another store, that I called customer service, and last I checked I was a their customer. Manager says "they didn't speak to me" I go on tell them to look at my account and the tenure. That I've been a customer for over 10.5 years.
Apparently that meant absolutely nothing to them, and I am told they "cannot sell me a phone, because I'm not on their preferred list." I become irate and tell them that was BS and ridiculous. When I ask for the manager's card, she gives me a blank generic store card and refuses to give me her name. I call customer service and specifically tell the representative that I was livid and would do my best to contain my anger and not use every expletive I could think of. I slip one word in and she tells me she understands but to keep calm. Looks at the notes, and ask me for info on the store.
She agrees with me, what I was told was ridiculous. That if customer service sends a customer to a store, they should be able to sell me a phone. Puts me on hold and calls the store. When she comes back on, she now has "**" on the line. He says "it was ridiculous to turn me away, just come back to the store and he will take care of it." Now all of the sudden, they can sell me a phone? I slip another expletive (**). That I was not going to do that.
At this point because of their inadequacies, I had wasted two hours of my day, and as a consultant that gets paid by the hour. I had now lost more than what two phones cost me. That I should have been sold a phone when I was there, not given some excuse that "I was not on their preferred list" "**" goes on to tell the representative on the phone, "just hang up on him".
At this point I become even angrier because I cannot believe his audacity. Where has your customer service gone to? I hang up on the representative to gain my composure. Few minutes later I call back your support to get names of the reps and your representative once again gives me the run around. I am beyond disgusted. Is this how a loyal customer with such tenure gets treated? This entire incident was a complete lack of respect for my time, and years spent with the company.
TEXAS -- I have been a T-mobile customer for about 15 years which will end tomorrow. I expect a certain amount of poor service from mobile phone carriers just given the way the industry is run, but what I have experienced the last month is outrageous. My Iphone 5s was stolen which I reported on 8/3. It had 1,000 pictures of my 11 year old daughter on our first trip to europe together. We had returned a few days earlier before the phone was stolen. In a last ditch effort to locate the phone, T-mobile told me I could go through my account, which for some inexplicable reason I was locked out of. IT gave up after trying to fix it for 5 days. Tech failure #1.
Although the phone was still live when I reported the theft, for an additional 2 days or so, t-mobile told me there was no way to backup my pics, unless the auto backup feature was on, which it was not. This was false. A few days later, a friend suggested I check with apple and was told that if t-mobile had given me the correct information the pictures could have been backed up as long as the phone was still on which it was when I spoke with them. Tech failure #2.
When I reported the phone stolen, and before t-mobile transferred me to technical support, I asked for and was told I would get a call back for phone replacement as I carried insurance. This never happened. Customer service failure #1.
I called on 8/23 to inquire about my phone replacement and was told I would not be transferred because the account was a few days late. I disputed the charge, given that I had no phone for 3 weeks but was given no choice to pay it. CS even refused to transfer me to complaints and the insurance dept. Customer service failure #2.
When I paid the bill, I was told that I had not reported the theft to the "insurance department." I was told there was no record of CS promising to have some call me, and I learned for the first time that no effort had been put into replacing my phone. Customer service failure #3.
When I was transferred to the insurance department, I learned that in fact it is a separate company that is not part of T-mobile. Customer service failure #4. The woman I spoke with was helpful, but was unable to confirm there would be a callback number on the email she said she would send me in regard to replacement.
After going through all this, I called and filed complaints against customer service and tech support. That was yesterday. I was told these issues would "be escalated" and an executive from Albuquerque would contact me by 5pm cst today. That didn't happen. Customer service failure #5.
Today, I chatted online with a representative who made it clear to me that no action had been taken on my complaints, although she confirmed I been promised a call by 5pm, which had already passed. Customer service failure #6.
In fairness, the woman I was chatting with told me she would have a supervisor call me. I objected because that was not what I was promised, and I knew this would be more of the same. The supervisor did call a few moments later but told me she had no knowledge of my complaints and would need to get up to speed. I told her to get up to speed on the file and call me back. She agreed, but did not do so. Customer service failure #7. I insisted the woman I was chatting with online give me the name of T-mobile's counsel. I was given the corporate address with a phone number for customer service. Customer service failure #8.
I called the number given and waited the typical time to get through voice mail. I voiced my complaint that I had not been contacted by the Albuquerque executive and the information regarding counsel was clearly a smoke screen. She gave me a proper address but refused to give me a phone number. Customer service failure #9.
When taking these issues in the aggregate, it is clear that T-mobile is set up to avoid giving internal departments even the most basic authority to resolve anything. I was perpetually directed to other departments and put on hold for hours over days trying to resolve this. The executives allegedly running this company should focus more on by actually running it and less time trying to sell it in order to obtain their golden parachutes which they clearly have not earned!!!
ACROSS AMERICA, WASHINGTON -- I have been a loyal customer with T-Mobile for just short of a decade. Recently, I had a problem and T-Mobile followed up with a phone call to review their service and to garner feedback if it was satisfactory. My biggest mistake was participating.
The representative took the opportunity to pull a fast one. When I mentioned that I had never got anything from T-Mobile, not so much as a free phone during my contract time and I was fed up with the service. She said she would arrange a loyalty reward of a discounted phone as they would hate to lose me. HA HA. It ended up with one of T-Mobile reps calling a secondary phone I pay for a family member, and leaving a voice mail which compromised my personal information. Did T-Mobile care, NO!!
My account was to be adjusted to lower my payments on a newer and better plan and I added another line. I was offered a 25% discount on a new phone as well. At the end of three separate 1 hour conversations, only then was I told that she needed my email address in order to finalize the changes. Now in more than 10 years I have not given T-Mobile an email address, all changes were always done over the phone. However, this time she insisted that she had to have an email address to make any transaction to my account. I knew this was not true.
As a senior citizen who has had a major problem with identity theft, and been the victim of scams, I told her I did not use the internet, and I would prefer to go into one of her outlets, provide my ID and that way give confirmation that I authorized the changes. She said it could not work that way. I said that it was sad T-Mobile is forcing senior citizens (I am almost 80 years old), to compromise their security. I had already told her of some of the problems I suffered with identity theft, even before she asked for my email address.
Now T-Mobile will say that they have one of the most secure systems, so did the bank that screwed up causing the identity theft and thousands of stolen dollars. I explained that though T-Mobile may be secure, my computer and email would be the weak link, and I was not willing to risk that. She said she could not help me.
But then a few days later I got a text saying the changes had been made to my account. So I called, curious to know how that could occur. I was told that only part of the changes had been made, my plan had been partially changed, but nothing had been done about sending out the new phone, or switching the line. Mind you, all of this was done simply by my word over the telephone.
My question was, if you can do part of the changes how come you could not do all of them? I felt bamboozled and said so. No one could give me a good answer why T-Mobile was insisting that they could change my account partly but not do the entire deal. The representative then hung up on me after talking down to me as if old age makes me an idiot. Her name is ** and she works in T-Mobile's loyalty department, and need I say she is the worse patronizing motor mouth one could ever have the misfortune to encounter. She was hollering through anything I tried to say, impolite, rude and far too full of her own crud.
My older son called on my behalf (he has permission to make changes to the account), however, this time he was not allowed. They insisted I had to call in with the last four digits of my social and everything would be done as it was already set up. However, once I called in, it was a different story.
The representative ** had added $27 dollars to the phone, and still insisted that I had to give an email address. She spoke to me as if I was begging them and that she was doing me a favor. I told her, I was not the one who raised the subject of the new phone, it was offered to me as a loyalty reward. She insisted the price had gone up (within 5 days). That T-Mobile was doing me a favor and she did not have to honor the discounted phone. In addition she also tried to sell me insurance on the phone.
I told her I was not interested in insurance, realizing she was looking to squeeze as much more money as she could out of me. She then returned to needing an email address to complete the deal, though she had said earlier in the conversation that she would waive it. That is when she hung up. I thought she would call back, but it was the next day, I got a call from my relative telling me about the message she had left on his phone with compromising details of my account.
Of course, no one would put me through to a manager or supervisor to file a complaint, and from what was read to me in the notes ** wrote, she made it sound as if I was a crazy old woman trying to make T-Mobile give me a discounted phone. That I'd asked for a discounted phone'. Not even bothering to mention it was offered to me. Though the representative who read **'s notes to me said it was against company policy for any representative to contact anyone but the primary party on the account, or leave messages that could compromise financial and private information, I still never got to speak with a manager or supervisor to make this report directly.
T-Mobile no longer calls me since then to check on the quality of service either, effectively wiping out any change I could make a complaint. My account is still extra high as they reverted it back to the original plan where I pay for any pictures or images sent per item. My blood pressure rose so high from all of this stress, that I could not manage the switch I had planned, to rid myself of T-Mobile. So I wound up paying for another month.
It has been the most stressful and nasty experience. T-Mobile has no respect for senior citizens and makes no provision or allowances for their needs. Rather, the rude ** females like ** are allowed to jeopardize our safety and violate our privacy with no consequences. If someone like this ** could be in T-Mobile's loyalty department and get away with treating a loyal customer and senior citizen so poorly, this company needs to be out of business.
This country really needs more competition in the mobile department. Legally, senior citizens should not be forced to conduct business via the internet. There are a million reasons why. If T-Mobile really wanted to improve its service it should seriously look into feedback like mine and provide proper choices to seniors.
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS -- The worst possible company. The worst customer service ever. Would never RECOMMEND these guys to anyone. Stay away from them!!! Thieves and liars with very bad attitude of people working for them. This being said from customer they lost 5 yrs later. They milk your money slowly.
First they overcharged me few times, for messages I sent and I had unlimited plan... later for minutes I overused with is fine. Here and there they would slip few buck for this or that. I didn't care I was too lazy to switch to someone, had few friends with them and hated to deal with their customer service so I'll peacefully just pay whatever. Well, they figured it out and used it well.
Last year I took my boss's daughter to Europe, she was 3 yrs old. They froze my account for 3 months. I went to State and Monroe location to speak with the manager of the store. I asked particularly what the fee was for doing it, he said it's FREE. Then, I asked to pay any bill, or fee I might have since I knew I'll get back from Europe with no money. I told him I do not want to be back and bill waiting for me for God knows what. He said "pay the last bill, that's all". I did it. Last thing I strictly requested to have cell in function day before my arrival to the airport so I can inform kid's parents we are fine, etc...I came back, phone DID NOT work. I went through hell because of that.
Anyway, called them and they said I got to pay $75 reactivation fee plus some bill they pulled out their ass saying billing cycle begun, when I paid the last bill and I asked that the manager before I left.I paid it all to have my phone back! I finally decide I'm done. Canceled my contract May 25th 2013. Gave them address to send last bill plus cancellation fee. Paid my previous bill that would came every 13th of the month.
Month later I called to see why am not getting any bill. Representative called ** tried to convinced me I canceled my contract on Jun 20th instead of May 25th. Thank God, I had all info down, time and everything of my cancellation date. However, once I put her in corner and she spoke to FINANCIAL DEPARTMENT she told me they'll fix the issue and call me back in next few hours. The issue was I got charged $407. They charged me $97.04 the last bill. That was OK as I said I'm paying on 13th and I assumed that fee was for the new billing cycle. I agreed to that fee. Then, I agreed to pay $200 cancellation fee as well.
I don't know whose lunch was left unpaid since they found $110 extra for me to pay. I paid $300 and since am leaving for Europe I did not pay those charges of 100-something bucks. I did not spend those. Explanation was of course "new billing cycle begun" already once you paid your last bill. It's funny, since in total I spoke with 4 people today and I swear to God they all have different stories. At least they could have make them sound the same.
I'm done with them, stay away people! STAY AWAY. I'll write review on every possible site they even mention T-mobile, inform all my friends/family here and in Europe, since I paid my price other people shouldn't! They do not deserve to have customers at, all. Do not deserve to be bought from AT&T, they do not even have a contract any more. A lot of unsatisfied customers left behind, a lot of people they didn't care to keep. Very bad way to do business.