COLUMBUS, OHIO -- Absolute worst company to work with. Every interaction with them has been a total nightmare. Initially, I switched over my wireless service after browsing online and going into the store with a chat transcript of the offer I was interested in. The sales representative confirmed the deal was valid for what I wanted, and stated that I would be receiving a $200 credit on my bill over the course of 3 months. This was a lie. I spent over 4 months battling this, with the transcripts as proof. Instead, they would tell me it's not a valid deal, and that the salesperson must have informed me incorrectly. I ended up giving up on this one.
Two years later when my contract ran out, I called to cancel the tablet that I received when I purchased my phone service. I noticed a few months later that I was still being billed for this service, and called back in to correct this. The agent stated that the note on my account said I decided not to cancel the tablet after all. Then, the agent proceeded to sell me on DirecTV. He said that I would be getting free HBO, a $15 credit on my phone bill, and all of channels that we watch basketball/football on, all for $40 per month including the taxes.
He also said that I qualified for the Unlimited data plan on my cell service, and that I would see a lowered monthly payment on my wireless bill for making the switch. I went over the details of this agreement - because it seemed to be too good to be true - extensively with both the sales agent and his supervisor. This turned out to be a lie, as my bill went from $77 to $144.
I called in about this, and the AT&T reps told me the best they could do is switch me to an $85 plan - still higher than what I was paying - and that I would have to talk to DirecTV separately. So, they transferred me to DirecTV, not even 2 weeks after the service install, and I wasted over an hour on the phone with Danielle, who refused to cancel my service for me. I begged her several times to stop trying to sell me and cancel my service.
After about an hour of this, she finally agreed to cancel, but said it would be $480 in cancellation fees. I wanted to cancel this service because it was affecting my phone bill, and to change my phone bill to a reasonable plan, AT&T said it would increase my DirecTV service to $65/month. She kept repeating that any changes I made to my AT&T wireless service would have no impact on the price I paid for DirecTV which would still include free HBO, and refused to let me speak to a manager. So I gave up, and decided to keep the $40 package.
Side note: Having DirecTV installed was a nightmare. I told them a handful of times before they arrived that I did not want anything put on the roof. When they arrived, they refused to set it up any other way, and I wasn't at home to stop it. Then, the technician told my boyfriend he had to have someone else come out to install it, even though my neighbors on the other side of the duplex got DirecTV with no issues. I called in about this when I got home from work, and they told me the technician "did not want to do his job," and that he marked us as "not home" on the work order.
A week or so after speaking with Danielle, I received an email stating that my DirecTV service was in fact increasing to $65/month - not the promised $40. I called in and spoke to DirecTV yet again. The gentleman this time proceeded to tell me that the "permanent $15 credit" on my account, was actually conditional of having the unlimited data package, however still calling it "permanent." He told me that Danielle had misinformed me, that the package was actually going to increase, and I was going to lose my HBO.
He offered to add HBO back on for $17.99 per month, when it only costs $15 from HBO directly, and it's only $5 additional on the DirecTVNOW app. DirecTVNOW also provides a cheaper rate for the same package as regular DirecTV, but does not include a contract. The app is also not made available to DirecTV customers, you have to purchase it separately. I am infuriated by the level of service I have received from this company. It is clear to me that they do not operate with integrity. As a consumer, I have rights that include not being misinformed and then bound to a contract because I did not get "Buyer's Remorse" within 24 hours of install.
REDMOND, WASHINGTON -- I left Verizon Wireless to go to AT&T Wireless because they were offering a deal to lock in a special DirecTV rate for two years. I had assumed (incorrectly) that Verizon and AT&T's networks were essentially the same regarding coverage area, speed, and customer service. Well, I was wrong on all fronts.
Let's start with their coverage area. There is no comparison. AT&T's coverage is horrible. I would have three bars and be talking on my phone via Bluetooth in my car and then drive less than a mile and be down to one bar. Next thing I know, the person on the other end keeps telling me I'm cutting out. Finally, the signal dropped altogether, and I lost the call. The coverage inside of buildings was horrible as well. I was lucky if I could even get one bar. Many times, I wouldn't have any service. I couldn't make a call, send a text, or browse the web. It was extremely frustrating.
Did I mention their customer service is horrible? The people that answer the phones have heavy accents which makes them very difficult to understand. I'm sure you get where I'm going with this. When I called to complain about the problems I was having, they told me there was nothing they could do about the coverage but asked me if an extra 4 GB of data each month would help. I thought they were joking. What good is an extra 4 GB of data if you can't get any service?
It got so bad for my wife and I that we left AT&T after less than six months. We knew it would be costly. We had Samsung Galaxy 8 phones to pay off, and we no longer had the DirecTV price locked in for two years. But what is the point of having cellular service if it doesn't work? The whole point of having a cell phone is so you can make calls when you need to.
So now we are back with Verizon and my wife and I couldn't be happier. The problems we had with AT&T have all gone away. It wasn't a fluke. I proved to myself that AT&T is incredibly inferior to Verizon. I will never leave Verizon Wireless. I hope my poor and expensive experience will prevent anyone from using AT&T for anything. They are a horrible company.
MARYLAND -- AT&T Wireless is a scam. They are the most overcharged company with the worst customer service ever. I have had phone service with them for years. I found a cheaper company and switched my contract and I am still receiving bills from them. I also signed up for a free iPad that the associate told me would be a one year contract and then it changed to a 2 year contract. They charged me a early termination fee for 70$.
If you want great customer's service that does not include them telling lies about the products don't go here. I went from having a 120$ Bill to a 50$ unlimited bill. I will never go back to this company. I would rather talk on a house phone or no phone at all.
AT&T provided good service and accurate billing for my cell phone for many years. In late August 2017, I added AT&T Internet Service. Every month since then there have been repeated billing errors and confusion which have necessitated lengthy monthly phone calls to AT&T. In January 2018, AT&T's unfair billing practices went a bridge too far. AT&T billed me for this month and billed me again for December, despite the fact that my bank has established that AT&T cashed my check for the December 29, 2017 bill on December 20, 2017. I have called AT&T 4 times in the past 3 days.
I have reached AT&T call centers in the Philippines, Guatemala, and Mexico City. I have received misinformation and bad advice. The last call center representative demanded that I give him my bank account number, over an unsecured phone line, to a stranger in a foreign country, who works for a company that has already cashed my check and failed to credit it to my account.
When I explained that I had no confidence in AT&T's accounting procedures or their ability to maintain the confidentiality of my banking information under the awkward circumstances, the AT&T representative in Mexico City did, at least have the good grace to say he understood my concerns. Perhaps I shall be able to find a live human being at an AT&T office or facility in the town where I live who will help me resolve this matter.
JACKSBORO, TEXAS -- After 5 outages both landlines and cellular service out 5 hrs at a time, you couldn't even call 911! We are completely done with AT&T. The service is 1 bar poor most of the time when it is actually working! Customer service is horrible with almost intentional hang ups or transfers! No one will admit or recognize the problems and deny all!
We along with others have finally had it and switched to Verizon. The Verizon has 4 full bars of service and the customer service is a pleasure to deal with! AT&T after 15 yrs as a customer, has lost my business for good! The last year has been a horrible experience with AT&T and they just have no answers and apparently don't care about their longtime customers, by my experience! Highly disappointed with AT&T!
CANYON COUNTRY, CALIFORNIA -- Let me start with my wireless phone, I switched carriers and wanted the same service I had, a limited data plan and insurance on my phone. First, I was talked into an unlimited plan and an iPhone watch I really did not want but was told they would take the cost of the watch from my TV plan. That did not happen, they give me a credit of $25 on my TV plan but the watch is $50. Also, I just found out I do not have insurance on my phone and the screen is cracked. Next, I wanted to cancel U-verse because it is so bad and was told they could give me the services I had using U-verse for $80 per month. I had all the movie channels and internet. I accepted.
When I received my first bill it was for $185, the same price I was paying with U-verse, and when I called to ask about the difference in cost no one knew what I was talking about. I urged them to listen to the recorded call, that they are always warning you about, but was told they did not have access to the recordings. So, that meant they would have to take my word for the pricing discrepancy, they didn't. Now, I am stuck with a $165, they gave me $20 off my $52 internet bill for my trouble and a $185 cell bill. I am totally disgusted with their shady business practices and will switch to someone else as soon as possible.
MIAMI, FLORIDA -- I started my application for a service but did not send it. After having some answers from their customer service chat on att.com decided not to go with the purchase so I did not send the form. Just yesterday my credit monitoring service notified me that AT&T actually did a hard inquiry on my credit meaning once they got mine SSN on the second page of the form they started using it to inquiry about me. It is incredible. I'll complain about this and take actions accordingly. Any data that you enter in a multiple page form should not be used by any company until you hit the final "SEND", after the final review, until then IT IS MY DATA. That is illegal.
TOPEKS KS, KANSAS -- For about 18 months, I have called about my bill. One month, its $90, the next month $160. I call, deal with customer service from either 45 minutes to 1 1/2 hrs. I have dealt with consumer protection to the office of the president of AT&T, and no one in this business knows whats going on. When I dealt with the presidents office, she said she would change my package for DirecTV. I trusted her, but when I got my bill, it had not been changed. I would NEVER recommend AT&T/DirecTV to my worse enemy.
NEW HAVEN -- I recently spoke with your call Center. Wanted to take off one of my devices. He told me that he could leave the device on and save me ten dollars so I did what he said and he also told me if there was any problem I could switch back to my old plan. Every bit of it was a total Lie and my bill went up 20.00 DOLLARS.
MICHIGAN -- I have spent five hours and called eight times over the past two days to try to get my contract negotiated. I keep getting sent from customer care to billing. I cannot get a single person to help and they raised my costs from $400 a month to $1,500 a month. They say until I renegotiate my contract I have to pay the $1,500 yet no one wants to help me negotiate the contract.