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  1. #1
    nj
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    We have been a Nextel customer for 5+ years.

    Four years ago, I switched to a national plan that had incoming calls
    free.

    Two and 1/2 years ago, I ordered a new phone, and discovered that the
    plan change I had made had not been implemented. I spoke to customer
    service and a very helpful fellow appologized all over the place and
    suggested a new 1000 minute plan, which I agreed to, and he assured me
    he would take care of it and that we had a credit coming for
    overcharges.

    Two years ago, we added several phones to the plan, but had to
    discontinue one ten months into the plan. We were assured it would be
    terminated after the twelve month contract period was up.

    Last month, the person that pays the bills came to me with the Nextel
    bill complaining about how much Nextel was compared to Sprint. I
    looked at it and discovered that I was STILL on the original plan, and
    the we were STILL being billed for the number we had cancelled.

    I have gotten nowhere with customer care.

    So I am posting this message to see if anyone has similar experiences,
    or to serve notice to others to check your bills with care that they
    do not follow through on their comintments.



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  2. #2
    Scott Stephenson
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    Re: Nextel Billing and Customer Service


    "nj" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > We have been a Nextel customer for 5+ years.
    >
    > Four years ago, I switched to a national plan that had incoming calls
    > free.
    >
    > Two and 1/2 years ago, I ordered a new phone, and discovered that the
    > plan change I had made had not been implemented. I spoke to customer
    > service and a very helpful fellow appologized all over the place and
    > suggested a new 1000 minute plan, which I agreed to, and he assured me
    > he would take care of it and that we had a credit coming for
    > overcharges.
    >
    > Two years ago, we added several phones to the plan, but had to
    > discontinue one ten months into the plan. We were assured it would be
    > terminated after the twelve month contract period was up.
    >
    > Last month, the person that pays the bills came to me with the Nextel
    > bill complaining about how much Nextel was compared to Sprint. I
    > looked at it and discovered that I was STILL on the original plan, and
    > the we were STILL being billed for the number we had cancelled.
    >
    > I have gotten nowhere with customer care.
    >
    > So I am posting this message to see if anyone has similar experiences,
    > or to serve notice to others to check your bills with care that they
    > do not follow through on their comintments.


    They've certainly dropped the ball on this one. If they do anything for
    you, consider yourself lucky. There is a clause in the service agreement
    that gives you 45 days (not 18 months or 2 years) to dispute charges on your
    account in writing, or otherwise agree to pay them. Now, that being said,
    Nextel is usually very good at looking past this clause if you have a
    legitimate dispute.

    WHen you say you have gotten nowhere with CC, exactly what have you done?





  3. #3
    Scott G.
    Guest

    Re: Nextel Billing and Customer Service

    > So I am posting this message to see if anyone has similar experiences, or
    to serve notice to others to check your bills with care that they
    > do not follow through on their comintments.


    As for similar experience, yeah, I have. We have been doing business with
    them for about a year or so. When people ask me about Nextel I pretty much
    have a standard answer. As for phone coverage and service, overall, based on
    my travels across the U.S., they are no better or worse than anyone else. As
    for their customer service and billing, it is horrific. We use them because
    of the D/C. That said, every month when my admin brings me bills to approve,
    as far as the Nextel invoice, I hold my nose and okay it. They are a
    TERRIBLE customer service organization. As my company does customer
    satisfaction surveys I have been trying to secure their business as I know
    that we can help them. Then again, I can't even get past their automated
    phone system so I guess that tells the tale in itself!

    ....Scott





  4. #4
    Myself
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    Re: Nextel Billing and Customer Service

    "Scott G." <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > > So I am posting this message to see if anyone has similar experiences,

    or
    > to serve notice to others to check your bills with care that they
    > > do not follow through on their comintments.

    >
    > As for similar experience, yeah, I have. We have been doing business with
    > them for about a year or so. When people ask me about Nextel I pretty much
    > have a standard answer. As for phone coverage and service, overall, based

    on
    > my travels across the U.S., they are no better or worse than anyone else.

    As
    > for their customer service and billing, it is horrific. We use them

    because
    > of the D/C. That said, every month when my admin brings me bills to

    approve,
    > as far as the Nextel invoice, I hold my nose and okay it. They are a
    > TERRIBLE customer service organization. As my company does customer
    > satisfaction surveys I have been trying to secure their business as I know
    > that we can help them. Then again, I can't even get past their automated
    > phone system so I guess that tells the tale in itself!
    >
    > ...Scott
    >
    >


    I hear story upon story like this and have to ask myself if I'm just an
    exception. I have called them for many things; billing questions, technical
    issues, add/subtract services, general questions, etc. They've always known
    the answer or spent the time to look it up while being courteous and helpful
    to me. I have had no problems with the automated system. Generally if you
    hit 0 it will go to an operator. In addition, there is the section of the
    website where you can put in your contact number and they call you back,
    usually in less than a minute. Am I the exception or is there a silent
    majority of satisfied customers.

    David





  5. #5
    Scott G.
    Guest

    Re: Nextel Billing and Customer Service

    >Am I the exception or is there a silent majority of satisfied customers.
    >
    > David


    I don't doubt your positive experiences nor do I have any scientific data to
    dispute them. I guess though I have two thoughts.

    1. Maybe, and I stress *MAYBE*, your account is large enough that responding
    to you in such a timely, effective and courteous way makes good business
    sense to Nextel.

    2. I was with Verizon for about 15-17 years back in the day when it was Bell
    Atlantic Mobile, Bell Atlantic Nynex Mobile, etc. I was NEVER impressed with
    their call center people, but, I had a chance to meet two local field tech
    people and they were AWESOME. That said, in my area, Verizon is just not a
    good service option. We then moved to AT&T and had GREAT customer service.
    We only switched to Nextel for D/C. My point is this. I am sure that plenty
    of people are unhappy with Verizon and AT&T, much less other carriers
    despite my very positive experiences with AT&T. In the end I think that it
    comes down to the size of your account, if you are able to work with a local
    company sales rep and just plain luck.

    We have an enterprise (government like) account with Nextel. Though the 10%
    discount is nice, their field sales people, their web CSR's and their phone
    people are bottom of the barrel based on my experiences.

    As being part of the silent majority of satisfied customers, my company does
    research and online web surveys for clients. Typically speaking, outside of
    forums like this, the unhappy campers are the ones who take the time to
    express themselves the loudest. Then again, that rings true for society in
    general.





  6. #6
    Scott M Florack
    Guest

    Re: Nextel Billing and Customer Service

    On Mon, 19 Jan 2004 15:08:44 -0500, "Myself" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    >I hear story upon story like this and have to ask myself if I'm just an
    >exception. I have called them for many things; billing questions, technical
    >issues, add/subtract services, general questions, etc. They've always known
    >the answer or spent the time to look it up while being courteous and helpful
    >to me. I have had no problems with the automated system. Generally if you
    >hit 0 it will go to an operator. In addition, there is the section of the
    >website where you can put in your contact number and they call you back,
    >usually in less than a minute. Am I the exception or is there a silent
    >majority of satisfied customers.
    >
    >David
    >


    I'm with you. I haven't had a problem with customer support, either.
    I currently use the Government/Corp number, but even the regular CS is
    fine. It certainly beats my experiences with Cingular.

    -smf.



  7. #7
    Scott
    Guest

    Re: Nextel Billing and Customer Service

    >Am I the exception or is there a silentmajority of satisfied customers.
    >
    > David


    I don't doubt your positive experiences nor do I have any scientific data to
    dispute them. I guess though I have two thoughts.

    1. Maybe, and I stress *MAYBE*, your account is large enough that responding
    to you in such a timely, effective and courteous way makes good business
    sense to Nextel.

    2. I was with Verizon for about 15-17 years back in the day when it was Bell
    Atlantic Mobile, Bell Atlantic Nynex Mobile, etc. I was NEVER impressed with
    their call center people, but, I had a chance to meet two local field tech
    people and they were AWESOME. That said, in my area, Verizon is just not a
    good service option. We then moved to AT&T and had GREAT customer service.
    We only switched to Nextel for D/C. My point is this. I am sure that plenty
    of people are unhappy with Verizon and AT&T, much less other carriers
    despite my very positive experiences with AT&T. In the end I think that it
    comes down to the size of your account, if you are able to work with a local
    company sales rep and just plain luck.

    We have an enterprise (government like) account with Nextel. Though the 10%
    discount is nice, their field sales people, their web CSR's and their phone
    people are bottom of the barrel based on my experiences.

    As being part of the silent majority of satisfied customers, my company does
    research and online web surveys for clients. Typically speaking, outside of
    forums like this, the unhappy campers are the ones who take the time to
    express themselves the loudest. Then again, that rings true for society in
    general.




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