Report: #1211712

Complaint Review: Vonage

  • Submitted: Wed, February 25, 2015
  • Updated: Wed, February 25, 2015
  • Reported By: Enrico — Goose Creek South Carolina
  • Vonage


Vonage Bait and Switch with Promotion Internet

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I signed up with Vonage via their Live Chat. An agent took my order and, after my describing the promotion they have adveterised on their web site, processed y order. It was very easy to sign up. I'll try to attach the web page, but here is the copy:

Save $192 on your first year of Vonage.*

Save on unlimited1 calling in the U.S., Canada & Puerto Rico.


Plus taxes & fees, with 1-year agreement. Works with your existing high-speed internet. View Offer Terms. 

A day after I received my equipment, a CSR called to follow up the next evening with how I was doing. Among other things, he said that I was signed up for "Vonage World", one of the international calling plans. This is not the plan above. [continued below]....

..... I told him there was an error and, instead of correcting the mistake, he offered to additional credits in exchange for my staying on Vonage World. I told him I was not okay with that, and that I should be put on the plan that I ordered.

I spoke with Account Management the next evening. Even though they acknowledge that the error was theirs in the processing of the order but, in a strange circular explanation, I am no longer "a new customer" and therefore no longer eligible for the promotion that I asked for. Despite repeated arguments that I am, in fact, a new customer and that I was calling about an error in the processing of my (new customer) order. All I got was a Yes, you are a new customer and yes, we did make the mistake, but because you are already on the Vonage World plan, you are not a new customer and, therefore, don't get to take advantage of the promotion you are interested in.

Bait and Switch. In my view, anyway.

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