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Mon, Sep 24, 2018 1:52 AM

Frustrated 13+ Year Customer

I tried to order the iPhone Xs as part of an upgrade for my phone. I initially order the phone online, like I had my 10+ phones during the pre-sale on September 14. I received an email stating  that there  was an issue with the order and to contact customer service (***). I called customer service and the young lady was  helpful but inexperienced - she didn't really say what was wrong with the online order, only that it needed to be cancelled. She offered to help me re-do the order over the phone, which I accepted. It took her over an hour to put in the order. Over the course of the week, I noticed that the status of my order never changed - it keep saying "In-Progress", but it had a delivery date of September 21. On the 21st, the system still said the order was "In-progress" - so I called back to customer service and was told that the iPhone Xs was not eligible to Pre-Order over the phone and that had put my order in limbo. So I was given the option of cancelling the order (***)  and I could re-order the phone online again or go to the store to pick up - I said I would order online again, not before the customer service rep tried to sell me another line. I went online to re-order, but the website said that my upgrade was already used. So I got on the chat function to ask how long it would take for the cancellation to go through. I was informed that the transaction take 24-48 hours, opposite of what the phone rep said. I waited 48 hours with no change. I used the chat function on 23 September to ask about the cancellation and the rep noted that my upgrade was not reversed. She said because of that, I should be able to go into an ATT store and the reps on-site would be figure out the upgrade and they would be able to give me the phone.  She gave me a case# and set up an appointment for me at the ATT store for that afternoon and said give them the case # and you'll be good to go. Once I got to the store, they looked at my account and I wasn't good to - I was told that an upgrade reversal needed to be done and they could do nothing for me.  I told them I had already talked to customer service and I had a case#, but they told me they couldn't do anything - I needed to call  custom service (I had already reset my phone and they didn't offer me a phone to use in store). With nothing done - I drove home to call customer service - where i was told they needed to  do the account reversal... So I asked to speak to a supervisor, once the transaction was done. I explained what happened, but he was really wasn't interested - he just wanted to know if the upgrade was reversed - but I really wanted to explain the frustration of a system where online orders didn't  communicate with over the phone Customer Service - over the phone customer service didn't communicate with the Chat service - the chat didn't communicate with in store and how that caused inconvenience for the customer experience. I asked how I would be taken care of - would receive a bill credit or gift card and he indifferently said he could help me re-order phone. I stated for the record that I was dissatisfied as a customer and I may look into changing providers. That statement was meet with more indifference. Having used all the tools available, it took over a week to buy a product. That's not cool and very inefficient 

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