Long story short:
I recently moved to the country.....Sprint has NO and mean NO coverage here
but on a map they show they have coverage....how convenient...
I contact sprint and being a 4 year customer I throught they would help me
find a solution to fix the problem. ......
Sprint says they fixed it.....yet no bars....no calls....my fiance had a
flat tire and I didn't even get a call to help her.....thank God for a good cop
now and then
So I buy a cmda cell booster off amazon, $250 out of my pocket to do sprints
job for them.....NOPE no problem resolved, just the same problem still.....I
buy a yagi antenna....nope no service
I buy an airwave devie off amazon.....yep I spent another $40 out of pocket
to do sprints job. I call to activate it.....these people are snakes I am
telling you...I am told no new charges, no new contracts, blah blah blah blah
I log in the three days later to view my bill.....now not only have I spent
$300 but GUESS WHAT....I AM AT THE END OF A 2 YEAR CONTRACT BUT JUST GOT
RENEWED FOR ANOTHER 24 months!!!!
I call into airwave..... and I am nice but firm toned. Guy barely knew
how to do his job let alone solve my problem. He says I can't have bought
an airwave as sprint is the only copamy legally able to sell them. I ask
him if he is saying I broke the law by buying an airwave....his reply was
"possibly". His manager finally takes this less than bright
guys phone call and acknowledges amazon dose sell them, he got one there also,
and says yes he see's the new contract and new activation on the voip
So here I am thinking what voip line......he says I got a voip line with the
airwave similar to vonage....I plug a phone in and nothing happens....hmmm...I
ask him to call me nothing happens....I try to call him no dial tone because
nothing happens.....he acknowledges the line must not have been activated so I
ask him to remove the charge. Not a problem he says....(sprint this is
all documented in your computer system....READ IT FROM THERE!)
So here we sit paying for phones we can't use, both of us work from home and are having to stand on the edge of a road to make a phone call.......I don't
remember the verizon guy ever getting hit by a semi truck to get confirmation
they could hear him, do you?
Next my mom suffers a heart attack, was in ICU, and literally came within
inches of dying. I have an airwave....I have the voip line.....my family
calls.....do my phones ring??? Nope....I almost missed the last seconds of my
mothers life for putting my faith in sprint that I would receive the service I paid for.... how would that make you feel. On my return from the
hospital after a family member had to drive to get me (thank goodness I have cell
service right) I am forced to buy a magic jack, the new version that doesn't
need a computer just to have phone service. 6 years for less than I am
paying a month here at sprint yet their service works and sprints doesn't.
At this point I have had it, I almost lost my mom, I have spent money out of
pocket, I have spent hours on the phone with sprint and to no avail I am paying
for a service I am not receiving. I call to cancel, per the contract if
service can not be provided and a ticket was launched to assist yet no service
was offered sprint is bound to allow you out of the contract for
non-performance or whatever you prefer to call it.
Lady picks up the phone... yeah...that's going to be $250 per line to get out, I tell her LADY I ALMOST LOST MY LAST MOMENTS WITH MY MOM because you
can't give me phone serive.... "sorry for the
inconvenience".... inconvenience.... so if any of sprints
customers pass on... don't worry it's just another inconvenience.... I become irrate to say the least... she passes me to her manager who is utterly
beside himself when I tell him what happened. I asked him how he would
feel if he was me and the guy got choked up to the point he could tell my
frustration..... he places me on hold and passes me to an account manager and he
states under these circumstances they should have not problem letting us out of
our contract and he could not apologize enough... wow one good employee.
Account manager picks up, reads our notes and hits us up for the early
termination fee....we are irrate again......she says clearly sprint is not
responsible for emergency situations where there service is not in range and
all this while we have paid a full months service bill and can't use our
We tell her look at the system... we have BOUGHT AN ANTENNA BOOSTER (NOT
PASSIVE, IT HAD AN AMPLIFIER), WE HAD GOTTEN AN AIRWAVE AND EVEN ASKED HER TO
CALL US ON IT... GUESS WHAT... PHONE DIDN'T RING. HAD 5 BARS YET DIDN'T
RING LIKE WE WERE TELLING THEM THE WHOLE TIME.
She then claims that the tickets were put in for a technician to go service
our previous residence where they found a few blade antenna's that needed
replacement. We never had a single problem at our previous address ever
NOT ONE yet they found why we couldn't use our phones 40 minutes away at that
address? Well because sprint goofed up and dispatched a tech to that
address it is of course THE CONSUMERS FAULT. We are paying the
early term fee's as sprint has forcibly imposed on us, we have to pay an
activation fee of $36 for a line that is document to have never been turned on,
they have zero proof their own tech could even ring the line as when they tried
the system would ring.... ring... ring... ring.. ring.... you got it .... never be
passed to a voice mail system..... because it was never provisioned correctly to
So a months plus of non usable service
sprint sends the technician to the wrong address
sprint says our new address has cell coverage on "their map" - if
I had crayons I could probably draw you a better one
sprint says servie is good so we must pay termination fees
sprint says we must pay activation fees on a line never provisioned
sprint says if a family member is in critical condition yet no service is offered
at your location that is your problem (get a magicjack! they work!)
sprint says the charges are all fair and correct
sprint says pay them or be given to collections
sprint says you as the customer are responsible for their mistakes
sprint says you must pay for a service they can not reliably render you
Before you sign that contract renewal you should remember all these
things. We were with them 4 years and not one late payment...but when push came to shove....we were a problem they could shew away...are you?
Proud straight talk customer as of this day and my mom is making a slow
recovery....her mishap was more than an inconveniene to me sprint.
To the good employees I spoke with.....you guys work for a horrible company
and you can honestly do better in life aligning yourself with a company moving
up....not down or sideways.
To sprint......you should be ashamed....