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Wed, Jun 29, 2022 1:30 AM

Why is it so hard to cancel a service with at&t

Been trying for 3 hours on the phone with customer service to cancel an internet service that I am the primary acct holder on. I have  2 accts but only need to cancel the internet that was in service at my son's residence.  I have called 5 times but 4 of those times the rep says the passcode is incorrect.  The 5th call, the rep said that I had the wrong dept but he would transfer me when someone was available.  I sat on hold for a solid hour, every few minutes the rep would come on to say that he was still waiting for the right person to help me cancel the service. I finally just got aggravated and hung up. I still have a service that I cannot seem to get cancelled because at&t has intentionally made it difficult and for what reason?  Wifi service (Edited per community guidelines), customer service (Edited per community guidelines), cancellation policy (Edited per community guidelines)!   Wish AT&T would put more effort into providing good internet service and less effort into making it so difficult to cancel a  service with them.  There are Way too many competitors these days that would love to have at&ts business.  Guess it's about time to give another  company a call. 




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You call and at the voice prompt say cancel service and it will route you to retention who can cancel. 


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During normal business hours you call AT&T and when you get the voice prompt you say "cancel". That gets you to the correct department without additional transfers, or the agent not transferring correctly.

If the passcode is not correct, and they cannot verify and reset over the phone, you might end up having to go to a AT&T (owned/corporate) store to prove identity and reset from there.

Be prepared services canceled will take effect at the end of the bill cycle. So, there will be no proration for any time you weren't planning on using. Also be ready to take required equipment (like the internet Gateway) to a participating FedEx/The UPS Store for the free return.

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