More AT&T Wireless Customers Boned by Cingular

More AT&T Wireless Customers Boned by Cingular

Since first we spoke of troubles with Cingular, many of you have taken the time to write us with your own stories—especially stories about the troubles since the Cingular and AT&T Wireless merger.

Consumers Speak: Sprint Nextel’s Shoddy Refurb Treos

Oz writes:

I have a business account with Sprint and every now and again, damage my equiptment – which results in a call to Lockline, there handset insurance contractor.

Every Verizon Customer Service Number Ever

Every Verizon Customer Service Number Ever

Want to know exactly how to reach the appropriate customer service tech at Verizon? Just look them up on this handy list of every number they have.

Big Idea: Don’t Wait on Hold, Collect $20

Seth Godin proposes customers get a reward for using the phone to call companies, as an incentive to leave their information and get a callback:

“Hi, you’ve reached us when we’re too busy. Quick, write down this code: 123×23. Now, give us your phone number. When we call back (within an hour, we promise), give us the code and we’ll pay you $20 on the spot for the hassle in getting this order processed.”

Call center justice is one of our most petted peeves, so for us this idea resonates. Sadly, since most customer interaction is measured on a per-transaction basis by the management, we doubt they would be willing to fork over any rewards of substance just so they can sell to you.