At&t $800 pre order SCAM or so it's looking.
I have been with at&t for 9months sense February 22 and my next bill is in a few days, that will make it my 10th bill.
*****I'm on an unlimited plan and my trade in device was owned by me and paid off. ******
I feel I have to clarify this early so it's not missed when reading that I purchase used phones as I cannot afford new hardly ever. so they are paid off...
Online they had a pre order promotion and it was still covid restricted in February 2022 in Louisiana so, I did everything online. The promotion was supposed to be applied in 2 billing cycles after they received my device. This would nock off a small amount each month I have the email showing they received it and the last step was not finished the one saying "trade completed and payment sent", was never highlighted.
They always ask me for a return cracking number when I was not given a return tracking. The phone came, I took the info from one phone put it on the new phone and sent it in, but there was never a tracking number that I recall it was just a bar code label in the box that I was to stick over the original label. And all I had was an order confirmation as a link to check the status nothing more or less. So I'm unsure If they are using this as a loop hole but on my end the link doesn't even work anymore as of two months ago it stopped working so I can only see the last email with a highlight of them receiving the package and nothing done after to get me the promotion.
But they can see everything on there end so I don't know why they I sist on asking me for a tracking when they should have all that in the system when I give them the order and returned item confirmation #'s.
Every two months after contacting them, I would get a message saying:
AT&T Free Msg: Your promo has been submitted. Allow 60 days for processing. If credits have not applied please call 800-331-0500.
With repeated attempts to get it resolved with no resolve.
With no promotion ever received.
And now the same thing I'm tempted to just be gullible and keep paying but I think the best thing to do is forfeit payments all together
I can't tell if it's at&t that is dropping the ball or the company giving the promotions called "Hyla"
As of right now I have about 34hours of on the phone time trying to get this resolved and I have been very very patient.
I understand " now" that there is likely a binding arbitration clause so you can't sue... but what does it take to do a clazz akshion
There is so many people being frauded by at&t. From a few hours of research this passed couple years atleast but, here is my list of problems:
*at&t has my note 9,
*they now have my phone number I had for almost 10 years that I ported over
*they are charging me the full price of the phone regardless
* and i feel like im being pinned into a corner because they hold all the cards.and your stuff!
If I stay:
They charge me like they have been for the passed 9 months like others have been thru for more than 2 years
* if I cancel service
-they charge me the full price anyway,
- steel my note9 512gb version.
-keep my number till the s22 ultra phone is paid off and I can go elsewhere, no wait they keep that to because I have to have a working line to port it over elsewhere.
*If I forfeit payments all together:
-They steel my note9 512gb version
- my new device that would be paid off by now will remain locked.
- I loose my number for almost 10years.
Not to mention this contract was supposed to be a 2 year and some how I was put in a 3 year contract.
So what are our options for those like me that do not get the promotion at&t offered to suckered you in that they agreed to when the contract was done.
To me it seems at&t has breached the contract 9x over. So far they could have given me the promotion that they didnt. I feel like I'm in prison with a bar of soap I just dropped, and there was nobody behind be but all the sudden now there IS and with a mosterous 🍆 that just popped up out of nowhere.
It's kinda scary seeing all the people dealing with at&t and not getting there promo they signed up for. If at&t can breach the contract or allow use to sign a contract binding us to not sue but knowing they will not pay out but 20% of the promotions they offer why can this be allowed and why jas there not been a class akshion luasiut. or is there that I'm not aware of?
I'm a very honest and kind person... I do not wish to sue I'm not that type of person I just want to be treated fairly. And be given the promotion, I've never owned a new phone not even as a child. I've never had the money to buy a new flagship it was always 3 years ago flagship. And that was good enough.
I'm disabled and in the beginning i explained to the guy who was on the phone with me that I cant really afford the extra cost but for 2 months so it will be OK, but after 3 months passed I became very concerned because I cannot afford to sustain this cost of $130+ every month and he assured me it would only be 2 months and it will drop to below $90 a month fast forward to October I still have the same situation and they are not taking me seriously. And just it's like they try to just walk thru the conversation till they act as if they have tried everything. The company that allowed the 800 credit is called HYLA, phone# 877-244-9829
Unfortunately even though I got them to give me the "ok" or to confirm that I had made the cut for the 800. Has still not come thru 2 months after they said they would apply it.
I honestly am a little used to be taken advantage of as I am very skilled with my hands weather it be family or friends.
But never have I been taken advantage of with my money and I was a little taken back that a company can treat people like this and get away with it for the most part.
I feel like if I ever get this promotion I feel like it would be a huge win for my mental health, I just feel like I'm Destin to never have a good life. As people like me are the back bone of what allows the selfish to live how they do. If I can get just one time for things to turn around without ruining a relationship that would be the light at the end of the tunnel. I'm a good person an people generally love me but I need to try to stand up for myself from time to time. I'm really hoping there is some help to be had with my circumstances. I was told there is no way to win what your owed with phone companies like at&t you just kinda gotta let them do what they are gonna do and you have to accept it.
I think the best thing for me is to just hang up the idea and just cancel my plan with at&t and I honestly think more people should.. even though I got another text saying 2 months or call this number I will not allow this to continue and just move on about my life but. I really feel like this is so wrong to hold you hostage with them keeping my number my promotion and not treating me failerly.
My biggest question is will I be able to submit my information later if I cancel my contract with at&t should there be a Chazz akshion?
Should I remain loyal and bend over for the Ole prostate check? Should I keep looking for answers and be patient. What can I do I feel exhausted with over 34 hours of phone time with them. I feel like I have been so patient with at&t and remaining calm all the time.
Please tell me there is light at the end of the tunnel or should I give up?
It's not right. I mean, i could be spending 57 a month instead of 130 so I think this is my next option. If this is a bad idea please, do tmlet me make a bad mistake I don't want to make a mistake and loose my investment if there is a chance to fix this.