07-06-2013 10:01 PM
I had been getting 1 to 2 calls a day offering AT&T services and the first thousand times I rejected the promos (free Xbox, kindle fire, nexus or a very expensive speaker hehe) until I decided it might be worth a try as I would also be saving some money given that my promtional period with comcast had already ended months ago and I was having some trouble with my internet, but nothing serious.
After speaking over 2hours with the sales agent over the phone making sure that EVERY detail was clear, I decided to go ahead with an Internet (18mbs) and Unlimited phone bundle for 69.50 the first 12mo and a 99usd activation fee (paid in three installments), plus I would get a free device should I keep the service for over 30 days. Everything fine up to here. Then I get my first bill, OH WHAT A SURPRISE! It seems like the sales agent forgot to mentioned another minor one-time fee of 100usd! Even though I openly asked him several times "the only one-time fee/charge I will see on my bill will be the 99usd activation fee, correct?", "no extra charges, right?", "my first bill will be 69.50 + 33 (installment 1of3) + taxes, am I right?"...you figure, I even felt bad for him because I s asking so many questions trying to avoid what I am going through right now.
I spoke to customer care and they told me they would contact the sales and promotions department to verify that what I was saying was true (really? you say that to a customer?), ok, so a week passed and no one called me back. I was advised not to contact the sales and promotions department on my own, but the bill is due in about 2 weeks and I need this fixed now or I would cancel the service (don't care about the xbox, I care about getting what I am promised). So I called them just to hear that they couldn't do anything but to pull up the recording of my call and take disciplinary actions with the employee who sold me the service and I was now advised to call customer care or billing department, again. Which I did and I was greeted by the best AT&T customer representative I've spoken to since I got the service, she was very helpful and listened to my situation. She FIXED THIS ISSUE immediatly by applying some credits to my account (and repetedly advise me to write down the new amount I would need to pay, 80.77usd), then she offered me a promotion which was to add TV (which I was planning on adding if I got a good deal). I decided to go for it as I would only add 19usd a month to the bill (originally 69.50, and now it would be 69.50 +19 = 88.50usd a month + tax.) and I would get a gift card in the mail as well, and also she would waive the $49usd activation/installation fee since I had already other 2 services. I checked my order online and I see that it says my monthly charges will be of 105usd, and it lists internet and TV (note I already have both uverse internet and telephone installed), plus the TV appears to be 66/mo instead of 19/mo.
I spoke to someone about my order (the one that I opened when I got the billing issue corrected, not the cancelled one) and they said they do see the order but they see it as a whole (the whole service without promotions [?]), so do you know if what the CC or sales agent offered will be applied later on to my bill, or should it be already showing on my order? and why would it say internet + tv, should I wait to see what my first bill comes to be and cancel if it's not was I was told? with the experiences I have had, everyone I speak to knows something different, the just can't get on the same page. I would like to avoid going through the pain of the technician coming to isntall the TV, and then having to cancel and take the DVR to the store if the price was not right, but if I call I am afraid they would do something terrible to my account now and just mess things up even more! (there seems to be an order that was opened and closed the same day I got the internet and telephone installed, same day when I first INQUIRED about TV, so it all looks messy in my account and I hate it!)
Thanks for your help in advance!
07-06-2013 10:03 PM
Contact ATT Customer Care here:
Send them a private message, on this link, and they should be able to give the help needed to solve your messy account problems. They are available M-F 8am-11pm EST. This is not the regular CS/TS people, but the social media people that know the people to contact to get things done. I personally know as they've helped me on a DVR swap.
Include your account#, email address and a good phone # (land or cell) and time to contact you on.
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07-10-2013 8:16 AM
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