Sprint Nextel Compliment - Sprint customer service was phenomenal!
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 annyeurism 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.