ED Magedson – Founder
Boost MobilePlainfield, Indiana USA
Boost Mobile Sells defective phone and won't honor guarantee Plainfield Indiana
I spent over $200 buying the HTC One android smartphone from Boost Mobile's website at www.boostmobile.com. I was very cautious to make sure there was a moneyback guarantee since $200 is a lot of money to me and since online purchases of this type are somethimes prone to damage during shipping. The 14-day return guarantee was enough for me to place the order.
I've had the phone exactly one week and now there are 2 major issues; a hairline crack on the screen and the phone sometimes only works while on speaker (I can't hold to to my ear and speak privately). I called yesterday and after 30 minutes of runaround, here are the 3 options I'm faced with. One, return the phone and wait up to 3 weeks to get my money back. Two, wait for corporate to preliminarily approve a replacement, at which point I ship the phone back for them to review and decide whether a replacement should be issued (again), at which point hope they ship out a replacement, at which point find myself having been without a phone for 10 to 14 days (best case scenario). Or three, file an insurance claim using the new handset insurance I added a week ago when I first activated it, which of course, has a $100 deductible.
So basically, Boost Mobile has no interest in taking care of their customers. And to them, a 14-day moneyback guarantee is a far cry from adequate customer service.
If you intend on buying a new phone, DON'T do it through www.boostmobile.com! Pay the extra money and buy it from a store; and you might want to avoid Boost entirely because obviously their concept of customer service probably extends to their actual store locations as well.
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