Christopher A.

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After 7 months, hours on chat and talking with customer service, 5 Sim activations and 2 different networks, 4 devices that did not work and cost me $90, I closed my Consumer Cellular account and contacted the BBB. The net of Consumer Cellular's lawyerly response to the BBB complaint was that they never promised the service would work.


I reviewed the Cricket Wireless web site for plan information and pricing. Upon arriving at the retail store, I was told they were not committed to the Internet packages and proved that as I proceeded to purchase a plan. I asked multiple times to confirm the monthy charge to my credit card and was assured it would be $30. Logging into the account, I discovered the actual billing was $38 per month as an insurance premium was added on - without my consent. That was changed, A few days later I went back to the store for a phone cover/protector and purchsed one specific to my phone. I had already bought one but found it bulky. I purchased the 2nd protector. Once installed, it was immediately apparent the phone would not respond to pressing the "on" buttton. I could press it 20+ times and it would not come on! I put the initial cover back on - zero issue with turning the phone on - and returned to the store for a refund. Ploicy - NO refunds for any reason. $20 for a piece of plastic that was not functional. On top of that, I commented that the clerk was not wearing her mask correctly (below her nose). Response - she claimed I was being disrespectful and asked me to leave the store. Not likely I will return to that store and if a device change is necessary, it is less likely that I will return to that store - which I assume is the retail model.

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Alcatel Apprise 500 - 2R and the heavy duty protector cover.


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