Cricket Cellular Service - Took $600.00 By Phone In Less Than 5 Minutes But To Refund May Take 30 Days!!!!
iPhone 4S - Complaint
GASTONIA, NORTH CAROLINA -- I purchased an iPhone 4S after calling Cricket Cellular. Asked a lot of questions for almost 30 minutes. Such as How is the service in my area? Can I keep my old phone number? Can my contact information be transferred over to the new phone? What is the return policy if not completely satisfied? I was told these answers:
1. Service in my area was excellent.
2. Yes you can keep your number just take the new phone and the current phone to. Cricket store nearby and have them transfer it and activate the new phone.
3. Return policy is you need to return it in original condition within 30 days for a full refund no problem.
Then paid over $600.00 by credit card on the phone. The transaction took less than 2 minutes for them to take my money and send me an email to confirm. Even looked on my email before the sales person hung up. Received the phone took it to the dealership where I was told that my phone had already been activated! I called the 800 Cricket line and was told that my information could not be ported over and I had to keep the new phone number. Also none of my contacts were able to be transferred and worse yet the service was not available in my home!!! I had to stand at the window in order to get 1 bar of service and it still kept cutting in and out!! I called the 800 number again and said I want a full refund. Keep in mind this was all done over three hour time frame after being disconnected and lied to and hung up on over that three hours. I was finally given a return address.
Was then informed that I would receive my refund within 30 days. It took them 2 minutes to take my money and at least 30 days to give it back!! OUTRAGEOUS!!!! Of course they never tell you that when you purchase. Asked for a corporate store near me and they tell you there isn't one. Ask for a mgr and they say unavailable. I have already sent the product back by UPS with a tracking number. They have informed me they received it and still have not returned my money. I am now going to the corporate office in Charlotte NC that doesn't exist! I will picket and complain until someone listens if it stops one person from buying so be it!! I am also going to write a letter to the attorney general and get a lot of signatures for this company to be investigated!!!!