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Singtel / errors in billing multiple times-no solution, continued to bill, poor response from complaint email to singtel

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The long history of poor services started last Christmas when my mobile phone line was terminated on Christmas eve (2009) when I just started to subscribe for a new 3G iTwo Plus for 2 years with 10GB data plan. During that time, I even got my whole family to re-new their contracts (4 person), upgrade my broadband, phoneline, and even got Mio TV (Mio Plan with 30% disc for 4 person tagged to my phone line). All these signing up process was really quick, and the service during sign-up was excellent service I have to say.

Then came the wrong calculations of the bill. I was subsequently given only 20% discounts for a few months before I get to know it (I trusted Singtel, so I didn't see the bill till April 2010). However, I was wrong. I found out that I was only given 20%, and called it. The process of calling in was irritating as I have to wait for a long time 20-30 mins at office hours. When I got through to a Singtel Helpdesk staff, I told them the whole story. Then I was told I called in the wrong department, and will proceed to transfer me to the appropriate billing department. Then another wait of 15-20 mins came along. Finally, the Billing dept staff picked up the phone, and I have to spend time to tell the whole issue all over again. The solution is clear, he assured me Singtel will not commit the same mistake again, and will give me 1 month of free subscription.

The whole issue explained above happened 3 times. I did not even receive any free subscription from Singtel, and when I call in to ask about this, the staff merely say I have to prove it. How do I prove when everything was done over the phone? Ok, forget about this issue, I just hope singtel will stop making mistakes, and then give me extra 'work' all the time to call in, and nothing gets solved.

In Oct 2010, I got shocked when I saw my billing. I was charged for $299 data plan cap when I have already subscribed for the $20 per month 10GB for 2 years. I have to call in, endure the same process as above, and check why was I billed this amount. Singtel explains that I was billed wrongly. They explained that they thought my subscription was only for 1 year. This time, they do not offer any free subscription as compensation, but only waive off my data plan charges for the month. I was clearly upset that only a waiver of $20. I just want to have an error free bill for in my 2 years of contract.

In the next month, I got to know my bill was overcharged too. I gets so frustrated, and I decided not to call in anymore, but write through the email to Singtel. No solution was given, and the attitude was poor.

Singtel makes it so easy for people to sign up, but makes it difficult to call in to check for errors or to find solution. At this point, I hope to severe all ties with Singtel including my Mio Home plan (I also had Mio TV issues many times during the World Cup), but my contract left until Oct 2011.

It will be great if there is a clause for consumers to get released from the contract when Telcos are not fulfilling the contract terms. Signing-up is easy, but to get good after-sales service is difficult. My monthly bills are at least $100 and I travel extensively to overseas leading to high bills of about $500-600.

I hope Singtel can contact me soon to give me a resolution.
My request is simple, get my error billing solved as soon as possible, and no mistakes in my billing for the rest of my contract.

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  • Ca
      21st of Jun, 2011
    0 Votes
    Singtel - internet broadband very very slow like a turtle
    singtel
    Singapore

    I'm totally disappointed with Singtel's internet service. It's very slow starts at 9pm-4am, even open one page only, it errors so many times. I don't understand what's wrong with it, it's really really slow like an old turtle..

  • Ar
      9th of Nov, 2011
    +1 Votes
    Singtel - stupid CUSTOMER SERVICE
    United States

    i want change home address for my singtel handphone so i called the service number, they said i need go to the counter personally to change. Then i came to the counter, after waiting for a hour, he said no need Q here, just need make a call...==!!! oh [censored] what a stupid customer service ! i hate that singtel staff..

  • Cr
      9th of Nov, 2011
    +1 Votes

    it's really happen everyday and make ppl creazy. poor service due to the poor managerment. Do keeping singtel away if you cherish your life!!!

  • Fr
      7th of Jan, 2012
    +1 Votes

    I have the same Singtel internet very slow problem.
    My question is why Singtel ignore all these complaints about them !!!
    Why Singtel does not solve the problem.

  • Np
      2nd of Feb, 2015
    +1 Votes

    ****BEWARE OF SINGTEL PREPAID********

    When you top up the Hi! $28 it gives you all these local minutes. But if you subscribe to a Data Plan (through a different prepaid card), and use up your data, Singtel DOES NOT give you a warning.
    INSTEAD - They deduct data plan usage from your local Hi! $28 amount and from your Main account. COMPLETELY OUTSIDE YOUR KNOWLEDGE.
    DO NOT BE SUPRISED IF YOU TRY TO MAKE A CALL AND FIND YOURSELF OUT OF BALANCE!!!

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