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Because my manager could not be in 2 places at the same time he could do only what he could do. Mobile now is a very unprofessional unexpectable company. They do not train people and they give you impossible task and goals to meet. They hide behind their faults and blame the team players for it. But even when a staff can into a location and did the impossible made double digits without training without a manager in place and made a store great (this store has never done anything like this ever) and worked all day and marketed a location where people did not want to come because it is a 3rd party location and that they have a bad name ((look it up on google)).
They built a base for people to come and know they will be taken care of but mobile now has their own set of rules that are wrong for the customers and are even wrong for the employees. So yes they do not line up with what sprint has put in place for many years. (Mobile now makes there own rules and it's wrong) but as a hard worker they repay us by firing me and other staff members for doing what exactly what they say and how they been doing it for years but when it comes up as a red flag it's the employee's problem not mobile now.
And to make it worse not only do you get a write up, or fired they won't pay you (thieves greedy greedy thieves) and also keep another staff member that is lazy takes deposit money because they can't pay their rent because their check was short the same person that leaves early always sick has a lot of sales that get returned and they just get a slap on the hand.
Can we say that mobile now is a little racists or just plain dumb or how about Corporate Thieves? They make all this money off the worker and just give them a little bit of hush money. This could have been a nice place to work because of all the contacts and marketing skills that I have but mobile now is not interested in taking care of business for their employees that give 110% everyday even on a day off, For managers that do the impossible task with the tools that mobile now as a company did not give them and for your customers. It seems to be that mobile now really doesn't care about these 3 sets of people that make your business a business and you will never get that unless you make these changes. You will continue to fail as a company because you hide behind your desk and title and your own faults. You are the blame Mr Business Owner not your employees.
Worst experience yet! The associate outright lied to me just to get the sale! He was informed right from the get-go that because his price for my new phones matched the Verizon.com price I would only get them from him if he could offer me the same deal as the website was. He then spent 2 more visits trying to cover his lying with more lying about why I couldn't seem to find the promotion on the Samsung promo page. Worst visit yet by far!!! A call to Verizon customer service confirms the lying! It was a website only promo and he damn well knew that! Since my job is right near them I will be sure to tell people to be safe and spend their hard earned money at the Epping location!!
Purchased a phone from HSN that was suppose to have 1500 minutes with TRIPLE MINUTES for life. I did EVERYTHING I was suppose to do and received only 1000 minutes = Double minutes. HSN has nothing to do with the cell provider. They are just a vendor. Hence they don't stand behind what they sell. I as the customer has to do everything. I was told by HSN rep if I emailed Simple Wireless with 24 hours, someone would contact me. Here it is OVER 48 hours, three emails and NOTHING.
This company took $500 from my bank account for a returned iPhone because I broke my contract because employee failed to add requested insurance. Owners procrastinated for a month about a refund and then responded we have done all we can. I am still trying to get 400 of the 5 back with no results. This company is horrible. Employees wouldn't even give me contact info for the owner. I intend to continue pursuing a refund and will post negative responses about this company until one is received. They stole my back rent from a single mom. They suck.
Well someone opened an account in my name!! It is now on my credit report. No one will email or call me back. Also, there seems to be no contact info for this company.. Very upset about this.
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I've been trying to contact you regarding the debt I supposedly have, sent to me in writing by Recovery Partners, LCC. This debt was apparently opened on 04/2008 and never reported until 3/1/2012. In person at your Simply Wireless Store I opened an account with T-Mobile. The service did not work in my area of Lynchburg and the phone was returned to Simply Wireless.
I have tried to reach Simply Wireless at ** and no one will give me any information about my account. I have contacted T-Moblie which has no record of me ever being a customer since the phone was returned. I have also contacted your corporate office number with no success to dispute this collection in which I do not own. I have disputed the collection several times via my credit report without success. For whatever reason, your collector can respond to that quickly instead of a phone call. Upon reaching your collector, they were extremely rude and refused to give me any information or answer any questions.
I request that Simply Wireless get rid of this claim with Recovery Partners, LLC and delete from your respective files. Furthermore, I request that Simply Wireless make certain that there is no negative reference of this Simply Wireless claim reported to the any of the Credit Bureaus. I further request that you send a letter stipulating those facts to me.
Simply Wireless is the worst that there is. I got a cellphone on January '09 and had the company of Simply Wireless give me one with T-Mobile but not changing the phone number that I had with Verizon because I wanted to keep that same number. They said everything was going to be fine. They gave me the cell with other # and in a day or two change it to the other one. Everything was great. But a few days ago in 2012, I am buying a house and they check my credit score and appears a money not pay to Simply Wireless. When I called to the collection company, United Financial, the guy was very rude and said that Simply Wireless has all the right and I was wrong because I change the plan days later of buying the phone. This is all wrong. I never did that.
When I called T-Mobile to confirm that I never changed the plan, they backed me up and said I was right that maybe the problems is that appears that if I change the plan because I had change the number (that they said was going to be okay and no changes or cost) . When I called the collection company again, I explained it to them and the guy sent an email to Simply Wireless explaining the situation. The email came back saying that because they changed the number the plan change. So at the end, even though I am pissed and know that the company never said that would happened, I had to pay because I want to have a home. I am so mad. This company is the worst. They don't say anything and then charge money for it. And United Financial service is way the same because they never sent me a letter of collection and gave the account on lost in my credit report, plus they don't have good costumer service.
The employees were kind of misleading. Added the call phantom lines which were extra lines to get phones at a discount price. Found that out afterwards the hard way. Now they had my wife’s debit card on file and charged her $600 because I had the 2 added lines dropped and their store policy says they can do it. I found that out afterwards also which over drafted the account. Either it stays that way or I have to return phones which were $800.
I have been trying to contact you regarding an erroneous letter, I received from Recovery Partners, LLC a collection agency client of yours. On June 14, 2011 Isaac, Sprint customer service agent (by phone) and a Sprint City Place Inline Store employee located at 8661 Coleville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910 (I was in person at the office) has tried to contact the Simply Wireless at your corporate office number 888-449-8484 with no success to dispute this erroneous and irresponsible collection claim of $320.00 for a Simply Wireless device I don't own.
The wireless number 410-xxx-xxxx was canceled in March 2010 at the City Place Inline Store and the device Sprint-CDMA Sanyo MM-7500 was returned. This was over a year ago and there are no fees associated with this account. Therefore, I request that Simply Wireless delete this erroneous claim with Recovery Partners, LLC account number #:** and former account Simply Wireless number ** from your respective files. Furthermore, I request that Simply Wireless make certain that there is no negative reference of this Simply Wireless claim reported to the any of the Credit Bureaus. I further request that you send a letter stipulating those facts to me, **.
It is so very disconcerting that neither the Sprint agents nor I could reach a person to discuss this issue with in these pass 2 business days. I say, "Shame on Simply Wireless for such shabby customer service, you have no problem presenting me with an erroneous bill or that I have to send valuable work time to appear in person and spend countless hours on the phone to resolve an erroneous claim which can ruin my credit report. I reiterate Simply Wireless needs to make sure that there is no reference of this erroneous bill on my credit report. I find this to be a fraudulent claim on the part of Simply Wireless and very distressing situation for me. I want this matter immediately rectified and my record cleared. Your immediate attention to this request is appreciated. Over $1000.00 in work related time. But it is too soon to tell the real costs.
I am T-Mobile customer and decided to add my son to my plan in 2009. We went to the nearest T-Mobile office in White Oak, MD, which was Simply Wireless to buy the cell phone and add a new line to my plan. Two months or so later, I received a message from Simply Wireless that I changed the plan, therefore I have to pay a premature/early change fees. I was confused and called T-mobile to find out what was going on. T-Mobile checked my account and concluded there was no change in the plan.
I called Simply Wireless to get clarification about the message they sent me. The person I spoke with was very vague on what Simply Wireless was calling change in the plan. We have made no change to our plan, we are still using T-Mobile and using the same phone we bought from Simply Wireless so I don't know what they were talking about. Later, I received another mail threatening to send my file to collection if I don't pay before the due date. Later, I started receiving letters from United Financial Service. I called T-Mobile again and they reassured me that everything was okay with my plan and that I don't owe them anything.
My surprise came this November when I checked my credit report and found that United Financial Service has sent this collection to credit report service. It's just unacceptable that they can deliberately choose to damage my record and reputation by sending illegal and false information to credit report bureaus.
Consumers beware of the fraud being perpetrated by the T-Mobile distributor that calls itself Simply Wireless.
Two years ago, I walked into a T-Mobile booth at the Francis Scott Key Mall in Frederick, MD and got a phone upgrade per the T-Mobile plan. The booth was run by Simply Wireless. I had been a T-Mobile customer for over 10 years, and especially in the last five years experienced a severe degradation of services. In October last year, I switched to Verizon and cancelled my T-Mobile service. I paid T-Mobile the required cancellation fees and settled my bill (so I thought).
Now almost one year later, I received a collection notice sent by Simply Wireless in connection with my T-Mobile service. I called T-Mobile and they told me that I don't owe anything, that my bill is settled in full, and that T-Mobile has never filed any action with a credit agency regarding my bill. I subsequently spoke to T-Mobile's Risk Management office and they made the rather cryptic statement that T-Mobile is not responsible for the actions of their distributors. If one were to go to the website of Simply Wireless, they advertise themselves as the largest distributor of T-Mobile in the country. It's a funny thing that T-Mobile is not responsible for the actions of Simply Wireless, which is is trying to collect on my T-Mobile account. In other words, T-Mobile is saying that they are not responsible for their agent's actions. I am going to file an FCC complaint against T-Mobile shortly.
I purchased a new phone, a car charger and a bluetooth at this store on November 22, 2008. I was asked if I wanted a leather pouch for the new phone. I said no and the salesman replied that it was "free". So I said, "Ok, free is good". After all the paper work was done and the bill was paid I went home. Looking over the charges I realized that I had been charged $19.99 plus tax for this leather pouch. I went back to the Kiosk several days later to complain and was told the charge would be taken off my T-Mobile bill.
This never happened, so I called T-Mobile and of course they have no affiliation with Simply Wireless although Simply Wireless led me to believe otherwise. On February 27, 2009, I brought the pouch back to the kiosk and said I wanted my money back. I received a receipt for $26.49 (not sure why this amount) and was told I would receive this amount in the mail.I still have this receipt as well as original purchase receipt. I left the pouch at the Kiosk saying I have no use for it. To date I have received nothing from Simply Wireless. I was lied to and scammed.
I just had my credit report reviewed and found something that I did not make since to me, I purchase a Blackberry phone at this site, and the salesperson said it was through Tmobile so I am under the information that I have service through Tmobile. We went over the contract as he highlighted all the important area that I should know. So I was told if I cancel this Tmobile service that I would have to pay a fee. I still have my Tmobile service now for four years, but I upgraded my phone and added other lines from another carrier, but I still have Tmobile as my phone services.
This Simply Wireless with some under minded bogus charges of $323 on my credit report. What is this, I still have this service of Tmobile and they want me to pay as if I breached a contract with them? They never explain anything on this matter. And so now I have my attorneys getting ready to handle the act. I will write a letter of dispute first and if I don't see results I will take further action.
I added a line to my Tmobile account at the above location. The store front said Tmobile in big letters. I had no idea that Simply Wireless was the actual business. No one in the store indicated that they were employees of Simply Wireless. I bought the phone on Jan 19, 2008 and returned it on Feb 6, 2008 which was less than 30 days. Last summer, I received a letter from a collection agency stating that I had to pay for early termination fee for my Tmobile which was actually the Simply Wireless account. So to save my credit, I paid $319.00. A week or so ago, I received a letter from another collection agency stating that I had to pay $226.00 for the same phone because I have an early termination fee from Tmobile. So between Simply Wireless who hides behind the Tmobile brand, I have to pay $545 in early termination fees for the same phone and same number even though I cancel the contract within 30 days.
I purchased and agreed to a contract to AT&T through Simply Wireless. I made this transaction while in training at Fort Jackson, SC. Upon completion of my military training there, I moved back home and simply changed my phone number so my family would not have to call long distance to speak to me any longer. I was told by the customer service rep that there would be no problem with changing my number, and no cancellation fee. Due to the fact that I didn't cancel anything, I simply changed my phone number. Now three years later, I'm receiving a collections notice for four hundred something dollars saying I canceled my plan with them and this is my cancellation fee that I have been charged.
When I signed up and ported 2 lines, they assured me that in my area I would have "3 bars" of signal strength. Instead, I had no bars. I could barely text, and voice calls at home and at work either couldn't get through or were dropped. I complained, and they said they would look into it. Several weeks later, well past their 14-day trial period, I was notified that they were going to be upgrading the towers in my area, but they did know know when or how soon. They gave no consideration as to how they misled me, or that I was virtually cut off from the world when I was at home and at work. They showed me where I signed their terms and conditions, but I know I was not given enough time to read them at time of purchase.
I spoke with numerous supervisors, and they "understood" but there was nothing they could do. Now, they want to take the credit card that I used to make the initial purchase that they kept on file and charge my account $400. There is no discussion with these people. Everything is black and white, and no one gets out of their agreements early. Where I work, keeping credit card numbers on file is grounds for dismissal. What's going on here?
On Friday, July 31, 2009, I spoke with a manager at Simply Wireless by the name of Stacy regarding account number ** belonging to one Melissa **. The matter at hand began during the Summer of 2005, when Melissa ** entered a contract with Simply Wireless and Cingular. The said contract stated that Melissa would receive two Razor phones for no money in exchange for entering into a two-year contract with Cingular with Simply Wireless as the third-party contractor gaining a portion of the Cingular contract proceeds as a contracted finder’s fee.
Simply Wireless was to port two numbers from Melissa and Mark **’s previous cell phone provider (Sprint) to the two new Razor phones provided by Simply Wireless and under contract with Cingular. Simply Wireless failed to port the numbers correctly and as a result, the phones failed to work. Melissa ** contacted Simply Wireless regarding said problem. Simply Wireless responded by telling Melissa to just wait a few more days to see if the numbers would come through and recommended to contact Cingular. Melissa ** then contacted Cingular to report the issue. Cingular looked into the issue and discovered that Simply Wireless had failed to port the numbers correctly, and by doing so, the numbers to be ported became unavailable. Melissa asked Cingular what could be done to resolve the situation. Cingular stated that since Simply Wireless had failed to port the numbers correctly, that the only thing they could do to rectify the problem was to assign new numbers to the phones.
Cingular assigned two new numbers to the two Razor phones (** and **). The phones worked fine from that point on and Melissa and Mark ** continue to use Cingular/AT&T to this day with a spotless record of payment and no issues since Simply Wireless (also noted in phone conversations with Thomas ** - below mentioned). Records of these events and details were documented by Cingular/AT&T and can be released by court ordered subpoena if this case needs to be taken to court. Simply Wireless then accused Melissa ** of breaking her contract with them, stating that changing the numbers was a breach of contract. Melissa ** explained why new numbers were assigned to the phones and that essentially, Simply Wireless had directed her to contact Cingular for assistance; however, Simply Wireless insisted that the contract was breached and charged Melissa’s credit card $800 in fines and penalties. Simply Wireless became very unresponsive regarding the said issue and stated that Cingular handled the situation incorrectly and now Simply Wireless was out a commission.
As a result, Melissa was then responsible for the lost funds. Melissa contacted Cingular regarding the matter and Cingular agreed that Simply Wireless was the party who had breached the contract with not only Cingular, but with Melissa as well, the moment they incorrectly ported (or failed to port) the assigned phone numbers, rendering those number dysfunctional. Melissa ** and Cingular worked with the credit card company to have the $800 in charges removed from the account. Simply Wireless fought the motion, but lost the dispute. Simply Wireless eventually agreed that the issue was between them and Cingular, and agreed to drop the fees against us. Despite Simply Wireless stating the ordeal between Melissa and Simply Wireless was over, much to Melissa's surprise Simply Wireless assigned her account to a collection agency, United Financial, in 2006 claiming that Melissa ** owed them $800 plus interest.
United Financial reported the account to the credit bureaus. The collection agency report was not relayed to Melissa nor was any further contact between Melissa and Simply Wireless made, following the agreement Melissa and Simply Wireless made on behalf of dropping fees and Simply Wireless working with Cingular. The issue was only discovered during a credit check on July 31, 2009. Let it be noted that Melissa's address and cell phone number (new ones assigned and relayed to Simply Wireless) had not changed since the dispute in 2005. Later, on July 31, 2009, as I stated above, I spoke with Stacy, a manager at Simply Wireless, regarding the situation. Stacy stated that they had sold the account to United Financial and that it no longer belonged to Simply Wireless. According to Stacy's records, Simply Wireless followed up with Cingular and Melissa's credit card company following Melissa's last discussion with Simply Wireless and lost the dispute as noted above.
As a result, since Simply Wireless could not get Cingular to cover the charges, the charges were put back on Melissa via United Financial. (Again as a side note, no attempt was made to discuss this with Melissa and as noted, the last conversation Melissa had with them was in 2005 - collection was brought in at a later date in 2006). Stacy advised that I call United Financial and resolve the dispute with them. I called United Financial on July 31, 2009 and spoke with an associate regarding the issue. The associate stated that Simply Wireless misdirected me and that Simply Wireless stills own the account and that all disputes should be taken up with Simply Wireless. The associate at United Financial stated that Simply Wireless most likely said they sold the account to get me off the phone. The associated at United Financial also felt that I should know that Simply Wireless sent an email to United Financial moments prior to my call to United Financial.
The email that was sent to United Financial by Simply Wireless stated that someone might call United Financial regarding account number ** claiming that the outstanding debt was not legitimate. The email went on to state that the caller was not being truthful and that the debt was legitimate. I called Simply Wireless back to speak with the manager by the name of Stacy once more knowing this new information; however, she was no longer available for comment. That night Melissa ** contacted Cingular/AT&T and filled them in on the matter. Melissa spoke with a manager by the name of Thomas **. Cingular/AT&T was incredibly helpful and stated once again that they agreed that Simply Wireless was the party who breached the contract. Cingular/AT&T stated they had full documentation of the whole chain of events from the summer of 2005 and that they would be glad to share them with Melissa; however, by law she would need to obtain a court ordered subpoena to have them released.
Cingular/AT&T stated that they would support Melissa’s claims and readily provide statements and documentation provided a subpoena authorized such action. Thomas ** stated that he was available and willing to corroborate this conversation and that he could be contacted by calling customer care at 1.800.331.0500 (ask to speak to Mr. Thomas **, associate number **). In closing, the Cingular/AT&T records indicate Simply Wireless breached the contract with Melissa ** as well as with Cingular/AT&T by not porting the assigned phone numbers correctly, rendering the phone numbers dysfunctional. The Cingular/AT&T records go on to note that the only solution to the issue caused by Simply Wireless’s mistake was to assign functional numbers to the phones. Melissa ** expects that, in light of this evidence, Simply Wireless will rectify this situation by 5 pm on Wednesday, August 5, 2009. Melissa ** also expects Simply Wireless to remove the debt claim with United Financial and reverse the date it to when the original dispute occurred in 2005.
Melissa ** also expects an apology from Simply Wireless for slandering her name without legitimacy to both the credit bureaus and United Financial, insinuating that it was Melissa that breached a contract as well as insinuating that Melissa is untruthful. Melissa also expects an apology from Simply Wireless for the many inconveniences caused by the loss of her phone number. If Simply Wireless cannot rectify this situation by 5 pm on Wednesday, August 5, 2009, a court ordered subpoena will be used to release the Cingular/AT&T documentation of this matter to be used against Simply Wireless in a court of law.
On December 22, 2008, I went into Christiana Mall. I went to a booth called Simply Wireless inquiring about adding a 3rd line for my son. At that time, Sagar ** was assisting me with my request. I was looking at the phone that my son would like but I was not too sure about it, so Sagar was telling me which ones I could get for free. At the end, he had me sign the computer then ask for my ID. I looked in my purse and it was not there, so my friend Simon said, "You can use my ID." Sagar said, "No, she needed her id." I said, "Okay." Sagar said, "When you come back with your ID, you could pick up the phone and paperwork." I never came back to Simply Wireless.
I called my friend that works at Wal-Mart and she said, "Just get a phone there because you get a free gift when you open a new account at Wal-Mart." I said okay and I went there. I got my 3rd line open on December 22, 2008 with T-Mobile. I called T-Mobile to tell them about the account with Simply Wireless T-Mobile. They said not a problem, closed the account and gave me a new number. They asked if I got a phone and I said no. T-Mobile did not take anything from Simply Wireless because I did not have any ID at the time I was at the mall. Months later, I started getting letters from a collection agency saying I owe them $290 for a phone. I told them I never got a phone from Simply Wireless.
So I went to the mall to find out about this phone that I never got. Sagar, playing games, told me he will get to the bottom of it. Three months later, I'm still being called by collectors. I looked at my credit report and it's on all of my reports. It is fraud because I never got a phone or any paperwork on this phone. I never had ID on anything. You can't even go into contract without knowing who you are dealing with. The contract was not good without ID showing who I was.
When is something going to be done about Simply Wireless? They coerce people into purchasing plans and phones on behalf of wireless providers that the provider will not honor? Consumers have been left with phones that do not work, plans that have had to be changed and not only is Simply Wireless charging an early termination fee, but the wireless provider is as well. I have read pages and pages of these unscrupulous dealings of Simply Wireless and nothing has been done. Entries remain on my credit report even to this day from Simply Wireless despite the fact the contract they sold was refused to be honored by AT&T. I contacted Simply Wireless with a dispute and the representative emailed my entire name and social security number to everyone that was on a distribution e-mail list. I have been complaining ever since. Again, nothing has happened. This has been an ongoing nightmare. Are you going to wait until someone buys a house and car, boat, and God knows what else with my name and social before this company is shut down? What are you going to do?
My experience with Simply Wireless and subsequently T-Mobile has been horrible and borderline fraudulent. I purchased a new Blackberry Pearl from Simply Wireless in December of 2006, and signed a contract that talked about changes in the contract. Now these changes were not specific and were very broad, so I asked the person I was purchasing the phone and plan from, “Does this mean if I change anything in the plan I will be charged this fee?" Now the fee was, I believe, $300 and had he been honest I would have clearly abided by the contract. But as any "good" salesman, he straight up lied to me and said, “No, they (meaning T-Mobile) just don't want you cutting the contract early because they pay us (Simply Wireless) a fee upfront for selling the plans."
So not being a lawyer but knowing that it is illegal for him to lie about a contract, I accepted his explanation and finished purchasing the phone and plan for T-Mobile. Well a few months in to my phone plan, some of my friends and family that I spoke with conveyed to me they heard a strange noise on their end of the phone. So I contacted T-Mobile and asked them if they could look into the problem, and we did the normal resetting of the sim card, powering up and down the phone a few times, etc. and nothing seemed to work. So then T-Mobile had me send in the phone and sent me a replacement phone, again nothing changed about the noise.
Now I am an electronics technician by trade so I understand somewhat better than most what is going on in electronics, and I realized that there was some interference or overlap of electronic signals. Now I had a package deal that included the internet service from T-Mobile, and realizing that I for one did not use it nearly enough, and for two that it could be the reason for the strange noise people were hearing on their end of the phone conversations, decided to look in to cancelling the service. Not my entire plan mind you, but just the internet service on my plan, which is a $10/month service, not something I had to cancel because it was financially burdening.
By this time we are about 4 to 5 months into the plan, and remember that contract, well it is a 6-month contract, so I really only had 2 months or less and I would have been free and clear of the contract. So I contacted T-Mobile and discussed with them what would happen if I stopped the internet service, I even mentioned word for word about the contract I had from Simply Wireless and said, "Will me canceling this service affect this contract in anyway?" and just like the wonderful salesperson, I got another lie. He said, "This will not affect any contract you have with T-Mobile.” which is true but my question is, "Will it affect this other contract?" Again he said, "It will not affect anything you have with T-Mobile.” But lo and behold, about 6 months later I started getting these letters saying that I owed money for breach of contract to Simply Wireless.
Well, wait a minute. I thought, if the guy from Simply Wireless said that if I canceled a service it wouldn't matter, and the guy from T-Mobile said that it didn't change anything on T-Mobile’s side, then where is the breach of contract? So then I realized I had been duped by a company that's only mission in life is to screw hardworking people out of their money. I even asked both parties that if I paid the money for the service again, if it would change anything, and they of course said ‘no’. So I said, “Well, I made a mistake of trusting. Those people working for both companies knew what they were talking about when asked specific questions, but I am not paying you (Simply Wireless) $300 because your people lied to me.”
They said, “Well, then we will have to send you in to collections,” and that's what I just found out they have done, after almost 2 years. The sad part is, is that I am a veteran and put my life on the line so people like the ones who run Simply Wireless and the ones who work there can screw me over. Now I am almost ready to buy a house and I have really good credit and suddenly I have a blemish on my credit record because of this vile company. I am sure the people at Simply Wireless can sleep soundly at night after screwing people over but I can't stand the thought of it, so I am looking for a way to stop them and all of their shareholders and owners from ever having a business again.
I purchased three phones and started a family plan with T-Mobile on 11/17/2008 from a Simply Wireless store at Potomac Mills. My daughter lost her phone in late January 2009. I went to replace it from a Kiosk at Potomac Mills Mall and the guy said that I could replace the phone with another one. I did and I did not have to pay anything. Then I got a bill from Simply Wireless and they said that I owed them $200.00. I thought because I replaced the phone, that I was alright. They sent me bills, which I called and got voicemail, and he did not return my call. I called the T-Mobile customer service and the guy said I should be good to go and that I shouldn't have to pay that $200.00. Then on June 15, 2009, Simply Wireless charged my debit visa card $200.00 without my permission. I also had to pay T-Mobile extra money last month for this on the phone bill.
I am extremely angry that they did this without my permission. So I called the number and the guy said that they charged me $200 because my daughter's phone was not in service for 120 days after the initial contract and that this was in the contract. Also, that they could charge my visa without my permission for this, all because I did not get the insurance for the phone. I had no idea that I could be charged $200.00 for a lost phone. I did think I could be charged $200.00 for ending the contract too soon. I am appalled about how they are not clear about what you can be charged. They seem to be very good con-artists. They don't teach their salespeople to be completely honest and upfront about what can happen, and what charges can occur. I think that both Simply Wireless and T-Mobile are the worst businesses I have ever encountered without a doubt. When I am finished with my contract, they will never see me again.
I purchased a Blackberry on 3/28/09 from a kiosk at Jacksonville, NC mall. I explained that I was a disabled senior and I wasn't sure a Blackberry would work for me. I was told no problem, I could bring it back. I took the said Blackberry home and found it impossible to figure out. I was sold about $155 worth of products including the phone and accessories. In less than 24 hours, I returned the Blackberry to get a different phone and was told they were keeping approximately $50. They could not take back the bluetooth that was part of the package. They were charging me a $35 restocking fee. In addition, they would not help me figure out how to stop the importing of my phone number from Time Warner Cable.
I said, "You never told me about a $35 restocking fee or that I could not take back the bluetooth." I was told they just found out about it as I was returning the products. Now I am mad so I said forget it, I want nothing. That cost me $50. I finally looked at the receipt. The only place the $35 is mentioned is in very fine print at the bottom of the receipt. (How did they not know as they claimed?) Did I mention I am a disabled citizen? I asked for a phone number and not only did they give me Alltel's number who cannot help me, but they don't seem to have a corporate number that I can find. Very frustrating and I am not at all sure what to do about it.
I purchased a Nextel phone on Black Friday, November 25, 2005 from the SIMPLY WIRELESS Kiosk at St. Charles Towne Center at 11110 Mall Circle in Waldorf, Md. 20603. I was told by kiosk rep. that I could upgrade the phone with the line that I had. I got home and NEXTEL said that I could not. I returned the phone to the kiosk on the next day Saturday, November 26, 2005. No minutes had been used and I not even given the number out.
A couple of months went by and I was upgrading one of the three phones that I had on my NEXTEL account. I was told that I had four phones instead of three I cancelled that line and was told that they could not give me any information on the phone. I wanted to see who had been using the phone. I never received a bill from NEXTEL regarding that phone service. I have all NEXTEL bills and there is no reference to that telephone number. I received a collection notice for the first in June 2008.
I contacted SIMPLY WIRELESS who is being represented by UNITED FINANCIAL SERVICES (UFS) to collect the debt. I contacted my bank and received my statement that clearly shows that my account was credited the amount of the purchase of the phone. I sent UFS the bank information on or about 6/11/08 to research. I had to call them on 8/19/08 to check on the status of the investigation. I was told that I owed unless I had the return receipt. I was asked did I want to make payment arrangements.
I never used the phone or gave the number out. I don't feel that I should have to pay a almost $900.00 cell phone bill. I have always had my original cell phone with NEXTEL for more than 15 years. I believe someone at the kiosk continued to use the cell phone or they resold the phone to another customer activated.
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