LINGO Complaint - BS Company and their Customer Service, a bigger load of s**t
Here is a word of caution if you are planning to transfer your phone number upon signup…DON’T MAKE THAT MISTAKE!!!
I have unsuccessfully tried to transfer my number over to Lingo for more than 2 months. The sales guy said that the number would be transfer before I start using the service. First, it took 2 weeks to install the service, which means that you lose half the trial period time. Second, when my number did not show up on the caller ID screen, I called up the CS to learn that the transfer process was not even initiated. The guy asked me to send one authority letter that would initiate the process. I tried submitting that online but it did not work. When I called the CS, they asked me to change my Internet browser to make it work. WTF??? Instead of admitting that they have a problem with their system, they simply pushed the ball to my court. I tried using a different browser but it still did not work, then they asked me to fax that damn letter. I had to fax it 7 times for them to receive it. By this time a month had already passed. I guess CS may have tagged my account as “RUN AROUND ACCOUNT” because that’s what I got from all the reps. Their customer service is literally a big CIRCUS.
Finally, a week into my transfer process I got an email that the information in my form was incorrect. I called up the CS to know what was wrong, since my account was tagged as run around account, these jokers now asked me to send them a copy of my last bill from my last company, I provided that. After a couple of weeks I got another email informing that my number cannot be transferred because of my internet setup. I called up the CS to know how can I fix this problem but the guy on the other side sounded more lost than I did. That is when I stopped pursuing.
Since my number could not be transferred, I called in to cancel the account. These god-forbidden people are now threatening me with a $100 cancellation charge. Why on Earth do I need to pay them 100 bucks for getting rid of a service which I never used?
My hope against hope is that they would settle the cancellation charge dispute without much fuss, but you can never be too sure with their CS. I will open that can of worms over here if I need to but my sincere advice to everyone is…..STAY AWAY FROM LINGO!!!