Report: #153496

Complaint Review: Integretel, Intelicom Messaging

  • Submitted: Fri, August 12, 2005
  • Updated: Wed, August 24, 2005
  • Reported By: Indianapolis Indiana
  • Integretel, Intelicom Messaging
    8201 PETERS ROAD, STE 1000
    PLANTATION, Florida

INTEGRETEL, Intelicom Messaging RIPOFF $12.95 charge for 1X setup fee for messaging service. PLANTATION Florida

*Author of original report: INTEGRETEL, Plantation, FL - Setup Fee

*UPDATE Employee: Director Of Customer Service

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July phone bill contained 12.95 charge from Integretel for 1X setup fee for messaging service. Requested explanation via web site on August 6 (site indicated response within 1 - 3 days). Still no response on August 12 via e-mail--so much for customer service.

Called on August 10. Individual said my wife had filled out a survey. I searched the web and found this: "Intelicom Messaging- Would you like to receive a $500 FREE Shopping Spree and free voice mail for 30 days?" How can this be free if they charge a 12.95 non-refundable setup fee?

Instructions per Integretelmessaging web site:
"I just signed up to the service. How do I start using it? It's Simple. Just call the toll free number given to you. You will be guided by a series of easy-to follow directions on how to set up your private voice mailbox. Once set-up is complete, you can start using your own private voice mailbox immediately."

Apparently, they provide an 800 number for people to call and leave messages for you and then send a message to your e-mail address. Once activated, they charge you 14.95 a month.

Why on earth would a legitimate company charge a setup fee for something that has not been activated and never will be. I wonder how many other people have been ripped off and don't realize it because they don't look at their phone bill.

What authority do they have to charge these ripoffs to your phone bill?

This company needs to be STOPPED. Do they really provide any service or do they just ripoff people and spend all their time answering inquiries as to the charges being billed?

Indianapolis, Indiana

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#1 Author of original report

INTEGRETEL, Plantation, FL - Setup Fee

AUTHOR: John - (U.S.A.)

What good will it do me to call again? Will you credit the $12.95 setup fee? I was directed to the Integretelmessaging web site which indicates the setup fee is non-refundable. Charging a non-refundable setup fee for something that will NEVER EVER be used is absurd.
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#2 UPDATE Employee

Director Of Customer Service

AUTHOR: Nicole - (U.S.A.)

We have recently received a notice of your inquiry on this website. We apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced and would like to address your concern to your satisfaction at once. Unfortunately, the information provided in your posting was not sufficient for us to locate your account in our records. Please respond to this inquiry with your billing telephone number so that we can resolve this matter promptly. You can also reach our customer service department by email or phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 800-681-6010.

Thank you,

Director Of Customer Service
Plantation, Florida

Plantation, Florida
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