Saturday, May 2, 2015

MAY 2, 2015 Minor BBB Update FYI 

Updated BBB Info is below.  Checking in today at their site finds they are back at an A+ rating but still have a massive number of complaints.  You might wonder how this happens, consider that ATT has been a dues paying member since Nov 1952 and you have your answer.

From my own personal observations over the years I have noted that BBB members have little to worry about in ratings and in fact have written about the BBB many times and often refer to them as 'The Better Cover Up Bureau'. 

Dues paying members will be A+ until Hell freezes over.

ATT U-Verse Complaint Resolution Log (20,252 total complaints)

Complaint resolved with BBB assistance (17,947 complaints)

Complaint Type   /  Total Closed Complaints
Advertising / Sales Issues 1,327
Billing / Collection Issues 9,906
Delivery Issues 215
Guarantee / Warranty Issues 55
Problems with Product / Service 8,749

Total Closed Complaints   20,252

See the BBB site at:

Recently the BBB has published redacted case files showing the actual complaints and the response.  Read a few hundred and find out just how badly ATT sucks.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

A word from the blog site owner:

In blogosphere terms this is a relatively old blog. All the fireworks are over and there will be no new updates unless something 'newsworthy' about this issue comes up.

The material is good historically as just about everything I could find on the issue was copied and posted here. So if you are interested in the topic it is all awaiting your review.

So happy reading folks -

Friday, November 23, 2012

BBB Complaints

As of 11/23/12 the BBB shows a rating of:

Customer Complaints Summary
22354 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years, 9144 closed in last 12 months

Complaint Type  - Total Closed Complaints

Advertising / Sales Issues  937
Billing / Collection Issues  8542
Delivery Issues  114
Guarantee / Warranty Issues  28
Problems with Product / Service 12733
Total Closed Complaints   22354

Office of the President Tel # FYI:
The number of ATT Executive Office is 404 541-4199. Took 3 weeks to find the info.  The number answers without giving the name of the company but states that is the 'Office of the President' and then gives you a choice of leaving a message or entering the extention of the person you want to contact. 
(Defnitely worth a try but don't hold your breath waiting for a call back)

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Since you have come all this way -

why not come in and make yourself at home?

I'm sure you can find something interesting to look at!

Monday, October 5, 2009

My brief experiences with U-verse

A T & T U-verse Sucks

I had Comcast in Georgia and I was not real pleased with the long waits, usually 20 minutes or so, to get through to their Customer Service. I had been getting offers by mail for several months for AT & T U-verse cable television, which had recently become available in my area.

On Aug. 8, 2009 I signed up with AT & T, setting up the account with a Ms. Goodman at 9:10 a.m. with the U200 package for $64 a month, or so I thought, it really came to $78 a month + 14 for 2 receivers, but I didn’t know that until later.

I made a point of giving my ‘mailing address’ for bills. I haven’t used my street address for years due to substandard mail delivery in our subdivision.

On 8/18 the installer arrived and set up the 3 TV’s and I was satisfied with everything up to this point.

On 8/19 I phoned AT & T Customer Service to inquire about availability of the service at my Fla. Condo (not available) and verify the address for bills. They got it wrong, using the street address, so I had them make the correction.

Not having had any ‘welcome package’ or bill by 8/28 I phoned to inquire. They still had the incorrect address but would fix it, the bill had gone to the street address – they would resend and make sure the address was corrected to the P. O. Box.

9/14 phoned again, bill should be at the POB any day.

9/18 phoned and spoke to Mr. Scott a Supervisor told me the bill had been sent correctly to the PO Box and I should disregard any late fee, he would email a supervisor to escalate the matter.

9/23 called again and was told that my account had been accessed the day before by a ‘Team Lead’ who was checking on the email they got from Mr. Scott about the problem. I asked to have that Team Lead phone me and later got a return call from this supervisor at 3:40 pm, all was well and the replacement bill should be with me any day.

In these last several calls I had been making a point of suggesting that their software seemed to be causing this problem, lately everyone could see the POB address on my account, but for some reason when they sent out, or supposedly sent out, the bills/replacement bills they must be kicked out to the service address and I suggested repeatedly that they should look into this.

9/29 3:20 PM, spoke to Mr. Cameron, still no bill has arrived.

Oct 1st - the statement arrives at the post office box. Before leaving the post office I mailed off a Wachovia check #1050, for the $91.97 bill, in the enclosed envelope.

This arriving statement is the 2nd statement, the first one or the replacement for the first one has still never arrived. I see that rather than the $64 bill (+ whatever junk fees you get with it) has now turned into a ‘Previous Balance of $91.97 and that in addition to the I past due amount for the never received first billing, the 2nd months bill is for $89.60 which included the past due $5 charge that was suppose to be waived.

One reason for the unexpectedly high bill that I could see, was that I was being charged $7 each for 2 ‘Receiver fees’, this was the first information that I had about this charge. With Comcast you got 2 receivers ‘free’.

10/1 So after returning home I phoned and spoke to Cynthia, Mike Smith, Laura in Tech Support, Adam and his supervisor Leonard Williams. I wanted to turn in 1 of the 2 receivers as I had never even used the TV that one of them was attached to and at $7 a month charge I wanted to return it.

After speaking to the above mentioned people on this call, I found out that as ‘Billing’ had taken over the account for its having a past due balance and that no changes could be made in the service until it was out of ‘past due’ status. So I could NOT return their equipment. I mentioned that this seemed to be extremely stupid. Here a customer with a past due balance had one of their expensive receives and wanted to give it back to them and they wouldn’t take it!

If someone owed me money for something they had rented and wanted to give it back I damn well would be very pleased to get the thing. Guess AT & T is just stupid.
After this at 2:30 pm I phoned Lydia, I requested to be transferred to the Executive Office to put in a complaint about the poor service to date. I was told that they did not have any number for the Executive Office and complaints had to be put in through the Customer Service Department. I asked for the name and address of the President of AT & T Uverse. She did not know and had no address to write to him at.
On Oct 5th I phoned AT & T Uverse to find out if my account had been credited for my initial payment. It had not.

Later that afternoon I phoned Comcast and on 10/7 I will be back with them and the cost for their service with one DVR, 1 addl. receiver, 288 channels plus HBO and Showtime will be $65 a month.

After all these calls to get an AT & T bill to the correct address and I still have never seen the first bill!

On 10/7 Comcast arrived and installed their equipment.

On 10/8, I returned the U-verse items to a UPS store for shipment back to A&T. In checking with U-verse I found that my initial payment had been correctly applied and when they supply a corrected 2nd bill I will pay that and be very pleased not to be their customer.


AT & T U-verse Sucks!


A T & T U-verse Documents

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U-verse advertising

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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Items Returned to AT&T:

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A T & T Uverse Past Due Notice

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Saturday, October 3, 2009


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Friday, October 2, 2009

Others say U-verse SUCKS!

It's not just me that thinks U-verse Sucks. I posted on the Ripoff Report at: but I also found 13 other people who also thought this relatively new firm sucked. Here are the headings, go to the site to pull up the actual reports, and of course on this list my own complaint is #1.

1) 10/6/2009 7:44 AM
A T & T U-verse U-verse, Television Cable Service Billing Problems from day 1

Kennesaw, Georgia
Author: Greater Atlanta, Georgia
Communications & Networking : A T & T U-verse

2) 8/15/2009 10:35 AM
AT&T U-VERSE AT&T ATT Uverse UVerse U Verse ATT UVerse When things get tough...the tough .......go silent??? ,
Author: Houston, Texas
Questionable Activities : AT&T U-VERSE

3) 5/24/2009 1:52 PM
AT&T U-verse 30-Day Scam
Orlando Florida
Author: Winter Springs, Florida
Cable TV : AT&T U-verse

4) 4/16/2009 4:53 PM
Att U Verse Did not comply with monthly charges that were promised
Indianapolis Indiana
Author: columbus, Ohio
Cable TV : Att U Verse

5) 1/30/2009 5:58 AM
AT&T U-Verse Don't expect referrals to be paid.
Author: Arlington, Texas
Cable companies : AT&T U-Verse

6) 1/8/2009 10:37 PM
AT&T U-VERSE Digitail Fiber Optic Cable
Kennesaw & Florida
Author: Detroit, Michigan
Internet Service Providers : AT&T U-VERSE

7) 1/8/2009 10:02 PM EMS,
AT&T U-Verse Sales Representatives (Detroit) Door to Door Sales For AT&T U-Verse
Salem New Hampshire
Author: Detroit, Michigan
Employers : EMS, AT&T U-Verse Sales Representatives (Detroit)
New Hampshire

8) 12/8/2008 4:57 PM
AT&T - U-Verse Convinced me to switch from DISH to U-Verse then charged me a $275 termination fee.
Carol Stream Illinois
Author: South Pasadena, California
Sales People : AT&T - U-Verse

9) 8/27/2008 10:41 AM
Carol Stream Illinois
Author: Fort Worth, Texas
Miscellaneous Companies : ATT U-Verse

10) 8/21/2008 3:45 PM
AT&T And Their U-Verse Product Deceptive door-to-door sales tactics, Bait and switch (while you are standing there), Ignores NO SOLITICING SIGN, Impossible to cancel, RUDE
San Antonio Texas
Author: San Antonio, Texas
Telephone Companies : AT&T And Their U-Verse Product

11) 7/7/2008 4:30 PM
AT&T U-Verse Don't waste your time and money on this inferior, frustrating product.
San Antonio texas
...A T & T is no diferent than any other company
Author: florence, Texas
Cable TV : AT&T U-Verse

12) 7/7/2008 4:30 PM
AT&T U-Verse Quoted December billing, along with representatives, name and id #, along with promise of rebate none of which have come to fruition
United States Representative Located In Appleton Nationwide
...Digging in your yard - second response from Amazed.
Author: Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Telephone Companies : AT&T U-Verse

13) 7/7/2008 3:58 PM
At&T U-Verse Was charged for free services for sign-up on my first bill. San Clemente California
...AT & T - Ohhh just like any other company folks.
Author: San Clemente, California
Cable TV : At&T U-Verse

14) 10/27/2007 2:28 PM
AT&T Intentionally billing for free U-Verse setup and 1st month of service

Dallas Texas
Author: Tustin, California
Internet Service Providers : AT&T