Direct TV — worst customer service ever!
On Jan. 27th, 2007, I called to cancel my service with DTV because I was moving and needed a cheaper television company. I was persuaded into staying with DTV by their cancellation department. A representative offered me a 6-month discount of $19.99 for Total Choice Monthly and $2.00 for HBO. They also offered free Stars and Showtime for 3-months. I thought this was a great offer and decided to stay. I had DTV installed at my new home shortly after. When the first month’s bill came, it was $27.96 but when April 2006 came, I received bill for $42.96. I called DTV at [protected] on 4/10 and spoke to a representative who said there was no such offer that could be given to me and advised me the $42.96 was a good deal because of the number of channels I received. I advised this was not what was agreed upon with the prior representative and after many minutes of my time on the phone asked to speak to a supervisor. I was advised after being placed on hold, again for several minutes, there was not supervisor available for me to speak with and I would receive a call back. A call back was never made!
The next day, after giving 24-hours for a return phone call, I called back. I asked to speak to another supervisor. I was given a male supervisor and I explained my story. He, instead of listening to my complaint, went on to tell me that the deal of $42.96 was a great deal and that I should be satisfied with that. He also advised me of all the prices and channel line up of other competitors as to show me what a wonderful deal I had. I, again, said I understand and did not care what other’s had to offer and wanted the deal that was agreed upon in January 2007. He said he would have to transfer me to the cancellation department. I was again on hold for several minutes and received a new representative. I explained my story again and asked for a supervisor. I was placed on hold and a male supervisor came to the phone. I explained my story once again and was told there was never an offer made to me, as I stated, and the offer that was given to me and noted was a free receiver. I attempted to explain I did not need a free receiver, as I already had 2 of them and this was not correct. He was very rude and condescending to me. And basically called me a liar. I asked him if this was the case and I was lying about the package offered, then why did I pay a smaller bill in March. He advised me to “do the math.” I told him I could do the math and was not stupid. The supervisor never offered to explain why my March bill was for the correct amount. I was very angry by this time but never raised my voice or used fowl language with him. I asked him what type of operation they were running because no one was listening to me. I asked him to disconnect my service because I was tired of dealing with them. He said fine and that my service would be disconnected and started over talking me every time I tried to speak. He hung up on me while I was trying to find out how much my final bill would be I called back and explained my story to another rep and another supervisor, who are not really supervisors but resolution specialists. She told me that they could not honor the deal made in January and the rep that I spoke with only gave me enough discounts for 1 month to make my bill be $19.99. I told her that was not right and I wanted to file complaints on the original rep and the so called supervisor who hung up on me. She advised me that all the calls are recorded. I also asked her to reconnect my service until I could find another television company. She said she would. On April 12, I wake up to find NO SERVICE.
I am very angry and disappointed at DTV. This is the worst company that I have ever dealt with and cannot believe that they are allowed to treat customers this way. I will be writing a complaint letter to the president of the company, not that it will do any good I would like to request that all my calls be pulled and reviewed so they can hear what POOR customer service their company is giving. I will never recommend this company to ANYONE!!!
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