Straight Talk is CROOKED!

A Straight Talk customer review by GetHuman user GetHuman-poporan from November 29th, 2017

Background on GetHuman-poporan's case

GetHuman: GetHuman-poporan - can you tell our other Straight Talk customers when your case took place?
GetHuman-poporan: Yes I can. It was middle of the night, on November 20th.
GetHuman: Did you reach out to Straight Talk, and if so, how?
GetHuman-poporan: I used the 800-876-5753 number I found for on the GetHuman Straight Talk customer phone number page I was on: Straight Talk Customer Service Phone Number
GetHuman: And which of these common Straight Talk customer issues best describes the reason you wanted to talk to them?
(Shows GetHuman-poporan a list of common Straight Talk problems)
GetHuman-poporan: "SIM Card Transfer" was why I was trying to call.

GetHuman-poporan's review of Straight Talk customer service

GetHuman: So how would you sum up your experience for GetHuman's Straight Talk customer community? We'll censor any IDs, numbers, or codes and any inappropriate words here out of respect to the millions of other customers using this resource.
GetHuman-poporan: Straight Talk is CROOKED!
GetHuman: Can you tell the rest of us a bit more from what happened on 11/20/17?
GetHuman-poporan: OMG, what a nightmare! Straight Talk assured me that my Motorola Verizon phone was compatible with Straight Talk so I purchased a SIM card and a call plan. But from the get go, I had no data at all, so couldn't access the internet. Then I had to travel for work and was an hour's drive away and every single call I attempted on my cell phone had to be a collect call. I had been in contact with Straight Talk SO many times on the phone and a couple of times via e-mail, and must have chalked up at least seven to ten hours of call time with a ton of customer service reps, who would insist that if I turned my phone off*on, everything would be fine. I did that many times but it just didn't work. Then I was told to find out how to reset my phone to factory settings in order to change the APN name. I researched how to reset the phone and did so (and lost all my contact information and old texts), but changing the APN name didn't help either. Still no data service. The customer service reps would hang up on me after an hour on the phone. By regulation, I was supposed to talk to a supervisor after ** minutes on the phone, but either a supervisor was not available (so I kept holding), or when I finally got to speak to a supervisor, she hung up on me too! I've never been so upset or frustrated with a company like I am with Straight Talk. I called tonight and demanded a full refund, but of course I had to speak with the refund department. After holding on for ** minutes (in *-minute segments), there was still no one from the refund department who would come to the phone. When I asked that someone from the refund department contact me, I was told, "You know what? You've been on the phone for more than ** minutes so I need to put a supervisor on the phone." And I waited again. Finally the supervisor came on the phone, and I had to explain to her again why I was calling, and how frustrated I was because I've spent SO many hours on the phone with Straight Talk and no one could help me. And after listening to me, she said I needed to speak to someone in the refund department. No doodoo! She said I'll need to hold. And I did until five minutes later, I realized that she actually hung up on me. I called again and the customer service rep put me directly to the refund department, and I held for the next available person. She came on and after explaining AGAIN my situation, she said she needed to check on some information. Then she asked me exactly how much I had paid for the calling plan. So I had to access my credit card statement to give her the exact amount. Then she hung up on me! Can you believe it??? I will NEVER EVER again do business with Straight Talk. What a bunch of unprofessional fly-by-night crooks.
GetHuman: Let's quantify your experience contacting Straight Talk. On a scale of 1 to 5, how easy is it go get help on a Straight Talk problem?
GetHuman-poporan: I'd give them a two out of five for ease of finding your way to help.
GetHuman: What about quality of communication. How would you rate that on a 1 to 5 scale?
GetHuman-poporan: I'd give them a five out of five on communication.
GetHuman: And what about Straight Talk's ability to quickly and effectively address your problem?
GetHuman-poporan: For that I would say one out of five.
GetHuman: And finally- any advice for other Straight Talk customers?
GetHuman-poporan: Call them early in the day or late. Don't forget any personal or account information you might need for Straight Talk to know who you are.
GetHuman: Well there you have it. Some useful feedback and words from GetHuman-poporan taken from his Straight Talk customer service problem that occurred on November 20th, 2017.

Straight Talk

1.90 of 5 stars | 736 reviews

GetHuman-poporan's Straight Talk Review

Difficulty of finding help
2 out of 5 stars
Quality of communication
5 out of 5 stars
Timeliness and professionalism
1 out of 5 stars
Overall customer service rating
3 out of 5 stars

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