Skip to comments.Cingular Wireless Sucks
Posted on 03/09/2005 2:17:09 PM PST by nov7freedomday
This past saturday I went to the local Cingular Store to change my account from Sprint (due to poor coverage).
However, when I spoke with the salesman on the phone he initially could only match the deal I could make in the store. So, I told him I would just get my service in the store. He then began to suggest that he could get me a better camera phone for free if I went with him. (I guess they work on commision) Well, the long and short of it is that I ordered my phones (3 of them) from him and got my phones in today. The thing is, it was the same phone I could have got last saturday.
I called and wasted 4 hours on the phone with the sales department and all they would say is that the more expensive phones were just that and I would not get an upgrade without paying for it.
Their salesperson lied, plain and simple. I suggested the person be fired and was blown off.
Due to my experience, I would recommend getting your wireless service elsewhere.
OH, I sent back the phones and cancelled the contract.
Should go with Verizon Wireless, IMHO.
Don't even get me started on Cingular! Grrrrr.
And to think, they speak so well of you.
I've never had a problem with them in 4 years. Sorry to hear you did.
so how is the coverage
I looked at the Verizon coverage map and it looks pretty good. I think thats where I am leaning.
i had at&t wireless. sux, bad.
then they got bought out by cingular.
my contract's up in june.
i think i'll shop around. this doesn't sound good.
4 hours on the phone? Bwahahahaha!
cingular does suck i agree,
Coverage was fine. But their sales people lie, so I don't know if their map drawers lie also.
I have had Verizon for several years and I'm very happy with them. My service is under $100 for 3 phones, none have cameras though.
Can you hear me now?
Actually, I didn't even want a camera phone, but if you are going to upgrade me for free, I figure what the heck.
I agree. I have Verizon and I have excellent coverage in my area.
William, there was a time when we had to use typewriters with white-out. Copiers were called Xerox machines. If you wanted to send somone a document you had to mail it or hand deliver it. When you left the office, you had to call in for messages from a payphone or just enjoy the day without being bothered.
Then someone got the smart idea for pagers and it all went to hell from there.
I did the same thing, cancelled the contract after one day. Why? Couldn't use the phone from my house, worthless. Went with Verizon, never a problem.
Yes they do!
Cell One is much worse, though.
Back to Verizon for me...they are only "very bad"....but better than the others.
i actually had a professor of electrical engineering tell our class ~1977 that he didn't think the fax machine would meet with much public approval.
pausing in his lecture, he noted that perhaps the orientals would use it because of their script languages.
talk about a ph.d. out to lunch!
Another Verizon user - very happy. I've dealt with customer service a few times and it's always prompt, usually efficient, and friendly. We have 4 phones with our daughter using one with a California area code while ours are Hawaii - all for around $110 a month. We can call each other on each other's cell phones at no minute charge - and it gets tons of use as she checks with me sometimes several times a day. (How did I ever get along as a teenager when I went off to college and only called home twice the whole year??- of course college was in Spain and rates wre $20/minute).
We've found very good coverage across the country, have kept Verizon consistently.
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