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Boost Mobile / boost mobile steals $20 from the unemployed

1 United States Review updated:

Boost mobile's network went down in my area. I did not know this, thought there might be trouble with my phone.

Wednesday september 27 I purchased a boost mobile card. That $20 was a lot to us since my husband was laid off and this is our only phone at all.

It was wednesday night the 27th, I began having trouble making or receiving calls. I managed to get connected to the re-boost number of 233 to add my phone minutes purchased that very day. The connection lasted just barely long enough for me to post the pin number on the back of the prepaid cell phone card, it disconnected me before telling me that I had $20 added to my card. I could only hope and assume my minutes (100) had been added.

By friday september 29th I realized that it might not be my phone that was acting up but the network. I called boost mobile from janess business service, a reputable cell phone provider and spoke with different people at boost mobile on the janess company phone. They witnessed my long call and conversation. Boost mobile did some checks and after some time informed me there was a problem with the network in our area.

In addition, one customer care representative informed me that the boost mobile $20 prepaid card not posted to my phone but a phone in another state.
Since they had network problems and I had the wal-mart receipt for the card and the card itself in my hand, I told them this was an error on their network part and requested to have those minutes credited to my phone.

I was then told I would have to show proof of purchase to boost mobile first.
The employees and business owners of janess business services did in fact take my receipt and my boost card, enlarged it so you could see the numbers (As requested) and faxed my proof to boost mobile.

It took till monday, october second and for me to add another $20 prepaid card (On line this time) for my boost phone to work.

I immediately called boost to inquire when my priorly purchased boost prepaid card for $20 would post to my account.
After several hours of disagreement on whether or not they were going to reimburse me the costs, michael, customer care interactive agent #913-814, informed me that according to their records my wal mart receipt from our small rural town of less than 10,000 was invalid and they would not be crediting my account or sending me my money back.

1. I have the valid wal-mart receipt and can get a letter from wal-mart verifying that it is a valid receipt (Told this to michael who refused to accept such a letter/fax).
2. I have the actual prepaid card that I purchased but was never credited in my account my possession as well.
3. I can print a copy of my phone records which show no record of the prepaid phone card in question ever being added to my account.

1. Michael refused to give me any information regarding his superiors to resolve this conflict.
2. Michael refused to give me any formal information about boost mobile's executive offices where I could dispute this 'policy' and show proof of their debt to me.
3. Michael refused to fax me the document denying my $20 credit because my 'proof of purchase' was 'invalid'... I had to take his word for it.
4. Michael refused to tell me which area code or state that boost mobile network, in error, posted my prepaid card too, so I could refute any knowledge of knowing anyone anywhere else that used boost mobile.
5. I requested then to file a report of a stolen prepaid boost card... Grasping at straws to get my credit back.
6. I asked michael if boost mobile felt I had faxed a copy 'invalid' card (Implying fraud) that boost mobile file criminal charges against me so I could show my proof to a jury and expose their fraud, he refused.
7. Quite upset and beginning to curse, michael 'reminds' me the call is being recorded. Happily I request a copy... Would be good proof in court along with my proof that boost mobile was merely trying to avoid giving a measly $20 back!
8. Michael refuses to send a copy of the tape to me.
9. Unfortunately I go berserk and michael cuts me off after little old me, a mom and grandma of 3 starts spitting out words only drunken sailors use!

Boost mobile stole $20 and about 8 hours of time on the phone and 5 days of non-service due to their network problems.In addition causing me great turmoil and anxiety because in my opinion I felt they were lying to me and accusing me of fraud or attempted embezzlement for a mere $20 their network misplaced.

I know $20 is nothing to most anyone, but our large family has nothing and these phone minutes are our key to job interviews, emergency calls for disabled family members, and every day things.

Boost mobile needs to buck up and do the right thing instead of making up lies not to refund my money or credit my account.

It is serious to me. Help me, if they have done this to me, how many others have just let it go because it was just $20?

(Note, you have my permission to change names if you feel it necessary to protect yourself from liable, but I will stand by the truth)

Ms. Susan,
Fallon, nevada

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  • Su
      7th of Jul, 2008
    0 Votes

    We are retired on a fixed income. We use Boost for emergencies so we put as little money on it as possible. Over the holiday weeked we forgot to add our money. We were 48 hours short of the 3 month date. We were told when we bought it that there was a week grace period. Not so! They took the $33 we had accumulted and there is no one that can or will reinstate it. They should be ashamed. Every extra cent this year is going to gas in the car and to heat the house. But I guess BOOST needs it more.

  • Ho
      16th of Feb, 2009
    0 Votes

    They do it to us because we let them do it us. Americans have become like dumb, blind sheep. We'll complain on a chat board or blog but we won't take the time to write a real letter to a state's attorney general's office or research what congress rep's are on committees for interstate commerce.

    I have actuall had Sprint customer service tell me that if a customer doesn't respond within a certain time period to them being over charged (in other words...RIPPED OFF) then its okay for them to steal from the customer and there's nothing they can do about it. heard it here! Corporate greed and arrogance is alive and well in America. I'm sure it won't be too long before they're in line with their hands out for their bailout!

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