Anyone Else Scammed by an In Home Expert?
I was scammed by an AT&T in home expert on mobility service.
In March of 2022, I was waiting for my AT&T internet install appointment when Jeffrie P. (EDITED) knocked on my door. I thought he was there to install my internet, but he was there to sell me on switching my family's phone plan to AT&T. My whole family has been with Verizon for over 15 years. It was good timing on his part, because 4 out of our 5 lines needed new phones.
The deal was.... we'd trade in our phones and get new iPhones. We'd also get $250 visa gift cards per line we switched. He quoted me in person and over text message that our total bill would be $160/month (before tax) and would never change. So it sounded like a no brainer, so we decided to move forward. (My total tax is $10, so let's use $170/month for the quote). He told me it was "special In Home Expert pricing".
After my first few bills were a bit all over the place our 3rd bill settled in at $242/month with an expiring promotion of $10/line after 10 months. So currently I'm paying $242/month and it will be $292/month after the AARP promo ends. Again, he quoted me $170.
After multiple phone calls to corporate, they told me that I needed to get back in touch with Jeffrie or his Supervisor, Melissa (EDITED). It took about 3-4 weeks to get Jeffrie back on the phone. Jeffrie finally admitted that he mis-quoted me and it was his mistake. Jeffrie told me he had to go to his supervisor Melissa to get me a 1 time credit for the mis-quote. That one time credit was around $3,800 for the 36 month term. Not surprisingly, it took weeks to get ahold of Melissa after she dodged my calls and texts. The only things she told me I could do was lower my level of service, which is the same thing ATT corporate told me.
Finally ATT corporate told me that my only course of action was to sue ATT.
Shame on you ATT. Shame on you In Home Experts. Shame on You Jeffire P [EDITED] and Melissa [EDITED].
Jeffire's game: to tell the potential customer whatever number they want to hear in order to get them to sign up. He says your first few bills will be all over the place due to the trade in's/ special pricing. Then when your bill settles in, AT&T corporate has no recollection of the communication between you and your In Home Expert (Jeffrie). And now I'm stuck for 36 months, paying $122/month more than what he quoted. Not a good feeling being taken advantage of.
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