Bellevue, New York
United States - 98006-1350
I was formerly a t-mobile 'Sales Support Agent.' My job entailed fixing the mistakes of other sale...
Metro pcs has no customer service and crappy phones. When my daughers died we had to drive to the local corp owned metropcs store. They could no provide a replacement and told us to drive to the next store 34 miles away. That done they were suppose to get us a replacement phone. A week later we try to call to see in the phone is in but guess what... They dont have a phone number! I was able to get our local store but was told they dont have the numbers to other stores. They gave me a 888 number to call. That operator said they dont have numbers for the stores but I could call the 888 number (Naturally, that means I would be redialing the person i'm talking with). They could not even give me a phone number to their corp. Offices in texas. Rather, they want me to drive 68 miles round trip, most likely to be told, that our replacement phone is not yet in - especially with the high cost of gasoline today! Think about it - metropcs is a cell phone service provider. They are trying to tell consumers that they have no phones in their stores? Mind you though i've been lucky here so far because i've gotten around the non-human answering system. But for those who want to complain and let out the anger, here's an alternative for you I had to dig up with a little research: roger linquist, president, director and board chairman, 8144 walnut hill lane, suite 800, dallas tx 75231. You can also try mark stachiw, vice president and secretary, braxton carter, vice president and director, or christine kornegay, vice president all of the same corp. Address in texas. Oh by the way - according to their 2007 corp. Annual report on file with the florida department of state (Public records) the phone number written next to the endorsers name (Catherine kornegay), is [protected].
Before moving back home to Louisville I decided to purchase a cell phone service for my boyfriend and I. We went with T-Mobile. At the store we were explained that everything with their plans was legit. We went with the Flex Plan. Originally, I only purchased 700 Whenever minutes which was suficient. With the plan we also received free mobile-to-mobile and nights and weekends.
It wasn't until I was frustrated with running out of minutes and tired of adding money to a Flex Acct. for more talk time that I raised our plan to 1000 Whenever minutes. Not very long after raising our plan we found that T-Mobile has been having technical issues with our area and the timezone issue.
Even if we are out of minutes our phones should still be able to call one another. We can not! We should still have free nights at 9 pm. We do not get that until early hours of the morning. So basically from the beginning we have been billed for minute that we used talking after 9 pm and to one another, which should have been considered free.
They have broken the contract I signed! The plan I wanted to buy I have never received and I cannot cancel until I pay $200 for each line. That is $400 dollars for two phones that have never provided the service they were meant to. Also I am not even allowed to lower my plan back down to 700 minutes which was a lot cheaper. I am stuck and they will not help when they caused all of this. Now they say we are billed correctly but we are not. The only solution they say: Keep a journal of all calls and for how long... I have a daughter, job, and college. I DO NOT have time to keep a live journal of my calls.
WORD TO THE WISE: DO NOT SIGN WITH T-MOBILE!
I am in the Navy and am required to move around a lot. I also do a lot of traveling inside the US visiting family and friends. My T-mobile phone only works in a few spots of the US. I always see others with version and Cingular using the phone, but mine has no antenna. I thought maybe I could get a new phone (with another 1Year contract) and that would fix my problem. I was wrong. I now have a cell phone that works less than 35% of the time while these other folks walk around me using the cell phone all the time. I will make my move to cingular after this contract.
My story started with my wife getting me a Black Berry Curv through T-Mobile (my cell provider). I received...
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The company refuses to stand behind their product or offer any type of assistance to their customer I have the insurance and still was not able to get my phone fixed in a timely fashion. I was told that I was a lair and dropped my phone that I needed to file an insurance claim since I had not dropped my phone I was told it was a warranty issue. When I went to the local "warranty" replacement /service center I was insulted and told it was not something they were going to repair. I called the customer care to obtain a corporate number and was told they had only an address and no contact number. To me as a customer service agent myself this is extremely poor customer service.
The service in and of itself is horrible, the customer service only makes it ten times worse. I would not recommend this service to anyone and have in fact filed a complaint with the better business bureau.
I have been a t-mobile customer since 2002. I receive no credit for that at all. you have to purchase their...
It all began on 09/15/2007, I called T-Mobile to inform them my fairly new cell phone was not working. I was told that I had to take it in to the store to check for water damage, etc. and to see if it was replaceable under warranty.
On 09/26/2007, I went into the T-Mobile store and the representative there by the name of Herby helped me and checked the phone and stated it was defective. He then contacted T-Mobile and was told that I would be receiving a refurbished phone with return label to send back original.
10/1/2007 (Approximate) I received my refurbished phone in the mail. Guess what? My replacement phone for my original defective phone was also defective. I was so upset that I did not want to deal with T-Mobile at that time.
10/15/2007 Called customer service to inform them that the replacement phone they had sent was also defective. Was informed that I had to take the phone back to T-Mobile store to check for water damage, etc. I then informed them that I did not have time waste and continue to go to the T-Mobile store for their mistake. Mistake of not making sure the replacement actually worked. I told them that I would have to see when I would be available to go back into the store. I was told that it was fine and had time.
10/31/2007 Went in to T-Mobile store to check phone again for defectiveness. At that time I was really upset since I paid full price for the phone $450.00 with taxes, and was getting a refurbished phone. This did not make sense! I was offered a new cell phone but the replacement cell phone is actually cheaper than my phone and did not have the capabilities my MDA does. After much dispute with the T-Mobile clerk she contacted technical support. I spoke to a supervisor who was very rude and did not help at all. He stated all that he could do was replace the replacement. I would then be on my third MDA. Supervisor told me in front of T-Mobile clerk over the phone that he would send out replacement and once I received it to return the original phone, and the first replacement.
11/15/2007 Contacted T-Mobile that I had not received replacement and was waiting to receive the phone to return the original and second replacement. Was then informed that it would be sent out as soon as possible that there was a back order on the phone and did not have refurbished ones in stock. How can you not have inventory on a phone you have sold. I hung up.
12/21/2007 Called T-Mobile again and was told that a replacement was never sent because I did not send in my original phone. I did not send it in because I was told to send back the orginal and the first replacement when I received the new replacement. I couldn't believe all the chaos. At that time I told the representative that I would be sending it in that day and she said it was fine. Never once did she say it was too late to send phone back and receive a credit for the restocking fee. Was told that I would receive credit on of before 12/30/2007.
12/24/2007 Tracked the phone they received it on 12/24/2007 and called in the same day. I was told that it was still in the process.
12/31/2007 Called T-Mobile and was told that I would not be getting the restocking fee back and that I would have to pay $505.36, may I mention the phone cost was $399.99 plus tax approximately $450.00. So how can they charge $505.36 for a phone that was never that much to begin with.
First, he stated that I was being charged the restocking fee because my phone had water damage. I then stated, 'how can it have water damage when a T-Mobile representative at the T-Mobile store checked the phone for water damage and stated that it was just defective there was no water damage and she called it in to get the new replacement.' He then sounded confused and changed his story.
Then he stated that I had passed that return time frame and would have to pay this restocking fee. I explained all the issues I had and was told by the representative that there was no one, I mean no one, at this time, that could reverse the charges. I then told them how could they charge $505.36 and keep the phone. The guy did not know what he was talking about. He stated, 'you have a refurbished phone that we sent to you that is why you're paying the restocking fee.' I then stated, 'no I'm paying the restocking fee because you're showing I did not send back the original phone which is a lie because I did and I have a tracking number from UPS to prove that someone there signed for it. The restock fee is a charge that is placed on the account if you do not return the original phone that was replaced by the refurbished phone that you sent. It's basically charging you for the replacement.' He argued for a while and I then asked to speak to supervisor.
The supervisor understood what I was saying but he then stated that there isn't a way to get the phone back. Once they receive that phone it's hard to get it back. How in the heck can you profit twice from me. 1. You have my original phone which works better that the refurbished phone they sent. 2. I have now paid for the restocking fee for the phone I sent back. I then asked to cancel my services but you know what happens then. They threaten you with the cancellation fee of $200.00.
I'm not going to give up though, I've paid this restock fee which really hurts your pocket when you have an $750.00 cell phone bill and $505.36 really isn't yours.
Have a complaint on T-Mobile. I called on 01/06/2008 to see why my bill was 710.00. I have been with them for almost a year and never had this problem. The rep told me to look on my statement at the overages and call back if I see a problem. I did just that and even emailed them. I called today spoke with Cindy in Corporate Office advise her of situation. All she did was keep getting an attitude with me instead of resolving the issue. I was suppose to have T-Mobile to T-Mobile calls added to my account in May when I did a different plan. I was told that my Favorite 5 can only be updated every 30 days even if your T-Mobile phone states that it is updated. Now the other calls which I was responsible for would be taking care of. I called again and the lady Jessica just made arrangements with me to pay the balance just not all at once. This company is a ridiculous wireless service. They treat their customers very rude. You would think they would show some type of courtesy since it is their fault and I have been a customer for almost a year and never had a billing issue or balance that was this high.
We have been battling with T-Moble regarding charges contact from ER Solutions regarding payments that are...
I have been a customer with T MOBIL since 2000, I have problem with the sales representative, not obeying my request for a one year plan. I verbally told the rep. I wanted a One Year Plan, and she signed to a two year plan. This Rep knew exactly what she was doing, keeping me focused on her people skills and not on what I requested. I added two phones on the family plan I specifically told the rep I not sure about responsibility my family would have with these phones, so I need a One year contract. I know these reps get a rate for each plan they sale, but when it comes to being hustled, as if I was buying a phone on the street by a T MOBIL REP, I am out shocked. A big company like T MOBIL have turned their companies representation over to the common sale rep, who is not thinking of the companies rep, but who they can trick to obtain their quota for the month. Shame on you T MOBIL and I WILL MAKE A SPECIAL EFFORT TO LET ALL WHO WILL LISTEN TO LOOK OUT FOR THOSE HUSTLER REP IN THE T MOBIL OFFICE.
I signed up with T-Mobile in June of 2004. I got what I thought was a decent plan at $39.99 for 600 minutes per month, a one year contract, and a Samsung phone which came with a $50 mail in rebate. I sent in all the paperwork and never got the $50 rebate. After a few aggravating months, I stopped calling T-Mobile and accepted the $50 loss. In September 2007, I decided to upgrade my phone, which also came with a $50 mail in rebate and of course I had to extend my contract with T-Mobile for another two years. I received the phone in a timely manner but with absolutely no paperwork, for the rebate, nor the charges for the new phone. I called T-Mobile days later to see why I haven’t received the bill or rebate forms and was assured that I would receive those in the mail. I never got them. I called T-Mobile again and was told to wait until the charges were put on my credit card and then to call their office to have the rebate forms sent to me. Well, it wasn’t until late November 2007 that my credit card was charged for the new phone. I called their office on December 2, 2007 to discuss this with them and the representative that helped me told me that I had to call Young America (the company that deals with all their rebate offers) to have them mail me the rebate forms. Now the representative at Young America (Lewis #493366) tells me that they cannot mail me any rebate forms, T-Mobile has to do that. So I call T-Mobile once again. This time, their representative (Jenna #0150409) tells me that they cannot mail me the rebate forms either. WHY AM I GETTING THE RUN AROUND? I don’t understand, so I request to speak to a supervisor or another representative that could better assist me and all she does is say, “I understand how you feel, but there is nothing that we can do.” I also tell her that I was given the run around when I first signed up with T-Mobile and that I refuse to let them do the same to me again and that now I am just requesting that T-Mobile credit my account for $50. She refused to that by saying again, “I understand how you feel, but there is nothing that we can do.” T-Mobile is simply refusing to send me the rebate forms and if they ever do, then I will be denied the rebate because I didn’t file it in a timely manner with the company. T-Mobile has seriously disappointed me. I will never recommend them. I will make sure that I tell everyone about how T-Mobile has no regard for their customers.
Below are the exchanges I have had over the past few days with T Mobile Customer Care. Unfortunately I did not make a copy of my original complaint to T Mobile, which is replied to below.
----- Original Message -----
From: customercare AT t-mobilesupport.com
Sent: Sat Nov 17 08:45:06 2007
Subject: Re: My T-Mobile.AccountManagement
Hello, my name is Beckee. I am so very thankful that you have taken the time out of your busy schedule to contact T-Mobile! I will be more then happy to assist you, as we at T-Mobile always want to leave you with a long lasting impression of T-Mobile's World Class Customer Service! I see from your email that you are upset because of the handlings of the account yesterday as you were both unable to verify the account and have it unlocked. I am very sorry that this has happened, as I know how frustrating it can be when you are unable to access the account! I will be happy to look into this for you! Brett, I am truly sorry as I know just how annoying this is, but the account has not been verified. If seems that a PIN number has not been added to your account so we will need you to create one. In order to do so, I need you to verify this account with the following information: Account holder's name: Account holder's birthday: Address listed on account:
Please verify with the above information and as well include a PIN number to add to the account. This can be 1-10 numbers (numbers only). We will then add this to your account so that you can verify it in the future with no problems! If you have any more questions Brett, please do not hesitate to contact our Customer Care Center by calling the toll free number [protected] or by dialing *TOGO then SEND on your handset. You can also reply to this email and a Customer Care Specialist will be more then happy to assist you! Thank you again Brett for contacting T-Mobile and for being a loyal customer! We value our customers as without you, we would not have won our 6th J.D. Powers and Associates award! It is because of you that we strive to make our company the best! Kindest Regards,
Beckee F. 7284550
Customer Care Specialist T-Mobile USA
----- Original Message -----
To: customercare AT t-mobilesupport.com
Sent: Sat Nov 17 09:38:29 2007
Subject: Re: My T-Mobile.AccountManagement
Beckee or whomever receives this,
The information as presented below is incorrect. Locking the account was my mistake but it was fixed yesterday morning with my first phone call. Now I will get to the real matter at hand. The REAL problem came from an attempt to add money to my daughter's Sidekick from Thursday night. When I input all applicable data and my contact phone numbers the next screen said you were having technical difficulties and were sorry. As I found out with my third or fourth phone call to customer care this was because my credit card had to be verified. I also found out from the 8th person I spoke with that you have a 4 hour timeout for verification and if you are busy and don't get to a request it still timeouts without any action being taken. I asked why I wasn't called and the third person I spoke with said you have to abide by telemarketing rules. I then asked why my cell phone wasn't called. He didn't have a response. This was the same customer care rep that told me the $100 option I chose Thursday night isn't applicable to the Sidekick. (if it isn't applicable then why is it an option for her account? Makes you wonder) I then got back online and chose the $50 option. The exact thing happened with the error screen. I called back to inquire and it was at this time I was transferred to and thru 3 reps. I requested to speak to a supervisor more than once. I was hung up on during one of these. I finally spoke with Allan in the verification department who was my 8th care rep in an hour of trying to find out why I could not add money to an account. It is my impression that I was lied to which is evidenced by the different information provided by 2 people on the $100 option and by the statement you have to abide by telemarketing rules so my phone wasn't called to verify the credit card. I told Allan that if this Sidekick wasn't a gift to my daughter I would just throw it away. There is no reason I can see for me to have to go through what I did yesterday morning. In fact, my very last line requested a phone call to discuss this issue and T Mobile figured it would be easier to modify the issue at hand and send an e-mail instead. Now, do you think there is a reason for me to be frustrated and to have a fabulous long lasting impression of T Mobile? It is back in your court. What do you think the leadership of T Mobile would make of this? I do not think this is in line with the core values of the company. Brett
----- Original Message -----
From: Customer Care
Sent: Sun Nov 18 19:30:46 2007
Subject: Re: My T-Mobile.AccountManagement
Hi my name is Tom, thank you for taking the time to contact T-mobile. I understand you are very upset over an issue you experienced when trying to add a $100.00 refill to your daughter's prepaid service account and you asked a few questions. I will strive to provide you with world class customer service. We realize how important this issue is to you Brett, and I will be happy to help you out today. I understand your frustration with the refill issue you experienced and I sincerely apologize for that. I have reviewed the prepaid account and it reflects a refill of $50.0 was added to her prepaid account a couple of days ago. I am not sure how I can help you, but I will answer the questions you have provided as best as I can.
1. When I input all applicable data and my contact phone numbers the next screen said you were having technical difficulties and were sorry. As I found out with my third or fourth phone call to customer care this was because my credit card had to be verified?
This information was not available to us for a review, but I believe this information was provided to you by the prepaid service center and it sounds correct.
2. I also found out from the 8th person I spoke with that you have a 4 hour timeout for verification and if you are busy and don't get to a request it still timeouts without any action being taken?
Again this is not information we have available to us, and I believe the prepaid service knows their system better than we do. I am not sure if this was correct, but it sounds good as an answer.
3. I asked why I wasn't called and the third person I spoke with said you have to abide by telemarketing rules?
This is definitely a correct statement, and I am sorry we are not able to call you to address your prepaid refill issue.
4. This was the same customer care rep that told me the $100 option I chose Thursday night isn't applicable to the Sidekick. (If it isn't applicable then why is it an option for her account?
This is definitely confirmed mis-information, and I sincerely apologize as she is able to add a $100.00 refill to her prepaid service account.
5. I requested to speak to a supervisor more than once. I was hung up on during one of these. I finally spoke with Allan in the verification department who was my 8th care rep in an hour of trying to find out why I could not add money to an account?
Again I apologize your call was disconnected with the prepaid service center, and for future reference you can add a refill by contacting the prepaid refill center by pressing *ADD and send on the prepaid handset.
6. Now, do you think there is a reason for me to be frustrated and to have a fabulous long lasting impression of T Mobile?
I definitely see where you are coming from and I would be upset as well if my call was mis-handled and I was transferred around from one agent to another. Again I apologize!
7. What do you think the leadership of T Mobile would make of this?
This is a very good question, and regrettably I am not upper management and I am unable to comment on how they would handle your concern.
If you have any further comments, questions, or concerns feel free to contact us at anytime. Reply back to this E-mail quoting this case number 1018197, or please call back at [protected], *TOGO send from your handset.
Thank you for choosing T-mobile. We appreciate and value your business and loyalty since December 2006 Brett.
Tom G. Agent rep ID# 7284055
Customer Care Specialist
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, November 18, 2007 8:15 PM
To: customercare AT t-mobilesupport.com
Subject: Re: My T-Mobile.AccountManagement
You are just as incapable of addressing this as the last. I will send this to T Mobile management to address as well as any other pertinent business tracking agencies which report on the customer service received. Brett
THIS IS A COMPLAINT.
After spending over 1 hour with 2 of T-Mobile representatives namely John & Josh whose ID numbers are P12447565 & 4837530 respectively, I was so dissapointed in the type of service T-mobile if offering.
Both of them could not explain to me as to why T-Mobile is charging me close to $ 60.00 on SMS's that I didn't even make.
Surprisingly Josh who claims to be a supervisor with T-Mobile even told me that he would gladly cancel my service while I was still on the line with him. If it's true that T-Mobile records conversations with customers for quality assurance purposes, then I hope you will be able to listen this my conversation with these T-Mobile representaives.
After endlessly explaining to them that I don't know any thing on these dubious charges, all Josh told me is that I have to pay.
When I opted to talk to his surpvisor he said that the supervisor wasn't in at that moment.
If this is the type of training that T-Mobile is offering to it's representatives then this Corporate is doomed.
I know that what I pay T-Mobile is just a drop of sand in the ocean, but it adds up eventually. So for a "supervisor" to say that he would help me there and them to disconect my line just sends shivers down my spine.
Again all I'm asking to revise my bill & take out those "yahoo mgrs" with a code of "4701".
Bye the way John naively told me to call "Yahoo" & said "Yahoo" would be in a better postion to help me.
Again I'm extremely disappointed in the type of service I received tonight 11/14/2007.
Today i contacted tmobile regarding disconnection of my service. I spoke to
Don the financial specialist and then Kelly in your Kansan office who is also another financial specialist. He could not help me so he transfered me to kelly who could not hear me and said she was going to call back but did not.I have four issues with t-mobile but i honestly do not expect to get them handles as you have no interest in customer service it's all about the money with tmobile. This is illustrated in the many other complaints that exist for your company.
1. Service. In the past 2 to 3 months your service has degraded. Calls are periodically not being delivered and are going straight to voice mail, which will eventually show up. This is happeining to other tmobile customers that i know in other states.
2. In July of this year i changed with my girlfriend and her daughter to a family plan. I was told i had to zero balance before this could go into place at the amount of about $ 740.00 i was told at this time that i had a zero balance. Two weeks later i get a bill for over $ 800.00 dollars, when questioned you support their answer is that it was an outstanding amount and we should have been told about it. This is wrong is was paid up.
3. In August i get a bill and i was expecting a bill for $ 180.00 because we had changed to the family plan back in August and most of our calls are between the three of us. But instead i get a bill for about another $ 600.00 saying that we have gone over the plan. This is impossible and your system is erronous, i have timed calls and recorded them and your system is not accurate.
4. I was in Canada at the end of September. I just checked on the internet that i had roaming charges for 630 minutes. I know this is expensive and this is why i keep my calls short. There is no way that i have over 10 hours of talk time i was only there for 4 days.
i moved 2 months ago and notified your office. I have not recieved a bill since then.
I received a phone when I started up the plan. The phone had terrible reception and often cut out. The...
My main complaint with this company is that they totally screwed me on a phone that i upgraded to. I originally purchased a blackberry a little over a year ago. I was able to upgrade after the year of the service so i did, i upgraded to the sidekick id (i originally wanted a sidekick a year ago but they were not in stock) I paid over $100.00 and added an additional 2 years to my service contract to do this.
I received my new sidekick and for 2 days it was stuck on the activation screen so i called and they had to trouble shoot for me to get it to bypass this (the phone is completely inactive while on this screen, so i had no phone for 2 days) once this problem was solved i was able to use the phone but i noticed that all of my calls had this really high pitch sound in the ear piece and the sound would cut in and out in the conversation (i had perfect reception by the way)
So i called into tmobile and they did some trouble shooting and i went along with it and gave it a day or so and it still did the same thing as before and so i called back for a 3rd time now and they advised that i needed to replace my sim card. In order to replace the sim card you have to go to a tmobile store (the nearest one is 45 min from my home) I had to wait until the weekend to do this seeing how i have kids and work and all that good stuff during the week.
I went to the store and they advised that the sim card would cost me $20.00 and then an additional $20.00 to have the information transferred to the new one from the old one. So i refused the new sim and tried it on 2 other tmobile phones that i had and i had no issues on these phones so in conclusion it was the phone that they had sent me.
I called back to the t mobile tech support and advised and they wanted me to do more trouble shooting and i refused and demanded a new phone be sent to me. They agreed and sent out a phone. The phone they sent me is a used phone and it works worse than the first one i received.
My point is that i paid for a new phone and i have not received a phone that works properly yet. I don't think i should have to settle for a used phone seeing how i called in from day 1 on the new phone.
On top of that this same month i called in and advised that i was going on a cruise and that i needed to know how the rate would work on this cruise. The rep asked where i was going and i told him to the Bahamas and Cococay. He told me that the cost would be $2.99 a min. I received my bill and it was $322.00 instead of the normal $118.00 a month. The charges were $5.99 a min and they charged me for roaming and texting after i was told by tmobile it was included in my plan.
How do people get away with this. What is a person to do??? Advise smb!
I cannot get a signal in my own house... unless I manage to stand in certain areas of my house (never exactly...
I am being charge for a cell that I never used. I have never had a cell phone from t mobile. First letter was for $758.58 now they to pay half and call it paid in full