U-verse equipment was to be delivered on 2/15/12 to replace my DSL AT&T left me a message saying the equipment was on back order and wouldn’t deliver it till next week. The morning of 2/15/12 I couldn’t connect via DSL. For 2 days I spoke with 4 second level support people (among other people) , 2 of which said DSL had been disconnected, but couldn’t reconnect as they would have to place an order and it would take 2 to 5 day to have is reconnected. They said that wasn’t an option and to wait for u-verse. They didn’t offer to put an order in. I got transferred.
The other 2 second level support people said my modem was defected and I had to buy another modem. I finally got to Retention and they ordered a modem for me but would take 2 day for delivery, it would be here on Sat. the 18th I can return it and get my money back. It was ordered. After hanging up I decided to buy my own modem to see what happens. I bought an AT&T Motorola DSL modem. When I installed it on the afternoon of the 16th, I got the exact same results as my old modem was giving me; there was no connection and the green lights were on with DSL flashing green.
So I’m back on the phone, I finally am transferred to a 3rd level support or ‘corporate’ something, the department that can reconnect DSL. Jerry did so but wouldn’t tell me it was reconnected, he just said he ran tests. I still didn’t have DSL connected. I asked if would be worth putting my old modem back and he said probably not. He ordered a technician to come to my place the next morning. We hung up.
Then I decided to reconnect my old modem and it worked. A very frustrating time. The customer service, the support team all badly need training. They are best at being kind and saying ‘I’m sorry and will get this resolved today’ which they didn’t. They were wrong about my old modem going bad. They were wrong about not being able to get DSL reconnected. THEY WERE AWFUL OR HAVE NO TRAINING – SOMETHING IS WRONG. (Or are they to get the customer off the phone quickly?
Are they graded on how many phone calls they take in a day? If so, it makes for a horrible company) It took 2 full days to get this fixed and over 7 hours on the phone. REALLY POOR SERVICE. It could have been fixed immediately. The technician called the next morning before coming to my place and he said that this happens all the time. Also, the next morning I got a phone for feedback, I was not at home. I called back the next afternoon to give feedback and they would not take it. I got a recording say I had a limited time to give feedback. VERY POOR. I’ve left out some of the happening but hopefully you understand the poor poor service.
When I told AT&T/support what had happened on my first call on the morning of 2/15/12, why wasn’t I transferred to the department that reconnects DSL . It would have been immediately fixed. Very poor service. Pat in Chicago
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