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Help! I need to speak to an actual human being at AT&T!

I have a feeling I'm at the wrong place...All I want is to be able to speak to an actual human being about the problem I am having with my Pay As You Go phone. I refilled my account for the first time yesterday but it didn't seem to work. My balance is still zero, but my history says I refilled and the automated system recognizes that Go Phone card number I used wa used.

HELP!

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Contributor

Re: Help! I need to speak to an actual human being at AT&T!

same situation with me...

 

But did you get message from 7535 also?

 

It was about "service is not available because of insufficient account balance.

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Master

Re: Help! I need to speak to an actual human being at AT&T!

You have either one of two choices to reach a live representative. Your first option is to:

Call 1-800-331-0500 (AT&T customer service) from a landline or other type of telephone.

You next option is to dial 611, listen to the automated voice prompt system, and say, "main menu", then "more options", and then finally, "customer service". You may have to repeat it as necessary, but the system will eventually get confused and transfer you to a live representative that can help you with your account transaction.

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Professor

Re: Help! I need to speak to an actual human being at AT&T!

Where did you guys buy the refill? We want to know so that we will not be short changed.

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Master

Re: Help! I need to speak to an actual human being at AT&T!


Wild Banchi wrote:
You have either one of two choices to reach a live representative. Your first option is to:

Call 1-800-331-0500 (AT&T customer service) from a landline or other type of telephone.

You next option is to dial 611, listen to the automated voice prompt system, and say, "main menu", then "more options", and then finally, "customer service". You may have to repeat it as necessary, but the system will eventually get confused and transfer you to a live representative that can help you with your account transaction.


Just FYI - even this is an automated voice response system where you are pressed to indicate the phone number you are calling about.  Once you do so, you are transferred to the very same GoPhone IVR system. Smiley Wink  The only way to (somewhat) avoid an automated system of some type is to call 1-800-331-0500 and to then refuse to enter a phone number at the first menu prompt and subsequently repeatedly choose "More Options" and "Customer Service".  There is no "easier" way to reach a live rep than just simply using the GoPhone IVR to begin with (from your cell phone, if possible, and imho).

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Master

Re: Help! I need to speak to an actual human being at AT&T!


hme83 wrote:

Wild Banchi wrote:
You have either one of two choices to reach a live representative. Your first option is to:

Call 1-800-331-0500 (AT&T customer service) from a landline or other type of telephone.

You next option is to dial 611, listen to the automated voice prompt system, and say, "main menu", then "more options", and then finally, "customer service". You may have to repeat it as necessary, but the system will eventually get confused and transfer you to a live representative that can help you with your account transaction.


Just FYI - even this is an automated voice response system where you are pressed to indicate the phone number you are calling about.  Once you do so, you are transferred to the very same GoPhone IVR system. Smiley Wink  The only way to (somewhat) avoid an automated system of some type is to call 1-800-331-0500 and to then refuse to enter a phone number at the first menu prompt and subsequently repeatedly choose "More Options" and "Customer Service".  There is no "easier" way to reach a live rep than just simply using the GoPhone IVR to begin with (from your cell phone, if possible, and imho).


I remember having to go through the automated system when I called the 800 number earlier this year, but even if it is uniquely similar to to the GoPhone 611 system, I still find the 800 number easier. Smiley Tongue

Cat Happy Remember that Wild Banchi... 1993-2010 Cat Happy



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Teacher

Re: Help! I need to speak to an actual human being at AT&T!

Yes this works; although, the at&t customer service people sound like they are from india, and will not disable data on your phone, and also can sometimes not be the most efficent people around, (my last encounter took an hour) they will be able to do the job. good luck

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Re: Help! I need to speak to an actual human being at AT&T!

sophiecallyouhw1113 - Did you get the help you needed? Please let us know!

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