Anyone else have a problem like this?
Here is an email with my problems with verizon wireless that my wife has sent to the Corp office of verizon wireless.
I am sure that you have dealt with my husband Jeff S on several occasions reguarding phone problems with his blackberry. Now, I am having severe problems and I feel that my problem is going unheard. After several attempts to fix my husbands phone, he was upgraded to the new Motorola Droid on Nov. 13, 2009. With in just a few days of him receiving his phone, I began to experience, what the verizon tech support calls "White Noise" every time we talked on the phone. At first it would only happen once or twice in conversation. As the days past, it became more frequent and changed. It started with just a loud "beep" that would cover up him talking and it progressed to it lasting as long as 30 seconds. We can not carry on a conversation more than a few minutes at a time. This problem only happens when we are talking. I am the only one that can hear the noise. It is too the point now where i do not want to talk to him on the phone because this noise it so bad. I spend at least 100hrs a week at work and talking on the phone is our main way of communication.
I called tech support and talked to a very helpful person about 10 days ago. His solution was to take the battery out for 30 seconds, and then do *228 and option 1. He said the problem was that the Droid was stuck on a switch and this would resolve the issue. Jeff tried this, and yes it did work for a few days. Once the new software update for the droid was sent to his phone, the problem occurred again. This time the sound is very frequent. I called tech support again, and got the same advise as before. We even we as far as to do the same steps to my blackberry curve. This still did not work. I called tech support again. Was told this time to call *** so that the tower could be marked to see if it was a tower issue. I was told by the service rep that i was suppose to receive a call back on Sunday November 13 at 10am to check and see if my problem was fixed. I NEVER received a call back. My husband was tired of not being able to talk to me and he called tech support himself and that customer service rep said the problem was with the Droid and they sent him a new phone via FedEx. His new phone was received today Nov. 14th. Once the phone was activated, he called me and within just a few minutes, the noise was there.
I called tech support right after that happened, and I talked to another rep. His solution was to pull the batteries in both phones and call *228 and choose option # 2 and to make sure that the master volume was set at 75% and that should fix my problem. I told him that the Droid was less than an hour old and that something else must be the problem. He just kept repeating himself. So I hung up. I called Jeff back to tell him what the tech said, and of course, he was not satisfied with this answer, he calls tech support himself. Once again, they want the battery pulled and then they said that they were resetting my switch in my blackberry manually. This attempt to fix the phone failed too.
Jeff called tech support back, and was connected to a tech Tiffany Employee #6794. She once again wanted to reset the phone. She then got very hateful with my husband and RAISED HER VOICE to him on the phone. Jeff requested to speak to her supervisor and she became very defensive and got even louder and refused to let him speak with the supv. After several minutes of arguing, he was finally connected to a supv Nick #6734. Once again, he wanted to reset the phones. They had just been reset with in the hr and he wanted the process to be done again.
Everything they have tried has not worked and they want to do nothing but reset the phone. All they do is keep talking in circles.
Talking on the phone may not be that important to some people, but for us, it is very important. We spend lots of money for our cell phone plan and this is just nuts that I can talk to anyone else with out any problems, but I can not talk to my own husband without getting this loud screech in my ear. It is very annoying and I'm sure that it cant be good for my hearing.
There has to be something that can be done to correct this problem. And when is it ever appropriate for a customer service rep raise their voice to a customer??????
Wirelessly posted (9530 Storm)
I was told tonight that the 30 day worry free guarantee was a one time, one phone process & was hung-up on after staying that I did not agree and their website and paperwork does not state their claim that "it does, I'm just not reading it right". After reading it word for word to them I was told that I was not the trained employee and my account would be noted as to the fact I would not receive anything but a refurbished phone period. Since I cannot go into a store and try devices & the ones I sent back were defective I don't feel I'm at fault as I have to use their website & CSR's to do business.
Josh, how do I contact corporate? (Josh S. Unless you know Josh L.)
Wow I am sorry to hear about both of your issues. Bob it is true that VZW's 30 day worry back guarantee if full of ****. It's one phone exchange and if you get a nice manager at the store you might be lucky to get a second. I don't remember seeing that in any documentation anywhere. But I have heard that story more than once.
As for the OP I wish I had some helpful suggestions. I will try to find out for what the corporate number is so you can take this issue up with them. Also, depending on what state you live in you can file a formal complaint with certain regulatory bodies. In California we have a great one that actually gets things done.
Wirelessly posted (9530 Storm)
Thanks Josh... Appreciate the response. Still want to contact corporate. They need to be more correct/consistent with their practices. Being hung-up on when I wasn't even rude, loud, threatening etc. is just wrong and odd from my past VZW experiences.
Honestly the best way to contact corp, is to go on planet feedback, but the worry free is only 1 time. so if you get the S2 and exchange for the droid the droid is yours.
Originally Posted by xwera43
Wirelessly posted (9530 Storm)
The only thing that I've read is something along the lines of a $35 restocking fee if you choose a different device model. I don't remember where that pertained to.
Originally Posted by jnepsa
Thanks for jumping in, I messed up on your last initial.
Right now I'm using my 9530 and am trying to decide on the Eris or MotoDroid (or wait another month or so).
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