• Report: #765644
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  • Submitted: Tue, August 16, 2011
  • Updated: Tue, August 16, 2011

  • Reported By: Hrvster — Beverly Hills California U.S.A.
Nationwide United States of America

T-Mobile Deutche Telekom "Call Assist" is anything but. . . Internet, Nationwide

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Recently T-Mobile inserted a software interface between the customer and the voice prompts when dialing 611 in an attempt to reach a service representative.  This intrusion is named Call Assist by T-Mobile however it is anything but that. 

Call Assist is a hazard to every driver using their cell phone in a lawful manner.

It requires a subscriber, who calls 611 with the intention of speaking to a representative, to pick up their phone to select from 4 choices which (after a lengthy software loading period) show up on their cell phone screen. 
This New Call Assist automated system is a requirement that interferes with the bluetooth function and prevents the safe use of the cell phone previously available to the user. 
  Prior to the Call Assist software intrusion a customer could call T-Mobile Customer Service by simply pressing a designated single selection on his navigation screen, or bluetooth unit, or a single number on their handset.  This feature has been usurped by the Call Assist automated system.
  75% of the time Call Assist does not load to the cell phone and instead a message shows up on screen, Not Available which also requires the customer pick up their handset to see what has happened to their call. 

In short T-Mobile has place increased profit above customer safety not to mention creating a frustrating experience added to the customer complaint for which the c customer originally placed a 611 call.

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We can't do this alone. We are up against one of the most powerful lobbies in Washington, D.C. Please tell your friends and family to get involved and take action. Each T-Mobile customer send a letter or on-line complaint to both your state agency regulating cell phones and also the Federal Trade Commission and FCC.  

In California,
Public Utilities Commission  www.cpuc.ca.gov/puc/cec/e_complaint/

All states can file,
Federal Communications Commission www.fcc.gov/cgb/complaints.html
Federal Trade Commission  Phone: Call our toll-free helpline: 1-877 -FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357)   or  https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/
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