On Tuesday evening, March 12, I ordered a phone upgrade for my wife's phone. After concluding the payment and getting the receipt, Cricket confirmed that the phone would be shipped the next day and would arrive on March 14. My credit card provider notified me that my charge had been posted. On Wednesday I never received a tracking number but waited patiently. On the day of promised delivery, I still had no tracking information, so I went to the Cricket site to the "Track my order" page, where it said my order was still being processed. I waited. The next moring I got an email saying my order had been "delayed", yet the tracking page had not changed, that my order was still being processed. I then began the horrific process of trying to contact someone who could look up my order and give me some explanation of why there was a delay. Instead, I was blocked by a "chat" service that did not understand a single question I asked and only offered off-topic answers. When I clicked to chat with a "live agent" I was diverted right back to the bot again.... every time. When I tried to call the 800 number I sat on hold so long I gave up. That has happened three times at different times of day. I went to the Facebook page, and so far have made three posts and sent five direct messages and only received one response: the responder said he would send me a verification code to verify who I was but he never did. I have sent two more messages since then with no response at all. All I want to know is why my order is delayed and if they just ran out of phones or something and just need a few days longer. What bothers me is the total lack of information, and the fact that I cannot seem to have a conversation with a human really concerns me. What happens if we have an urgent situation, like a phone is broken or stolen and we can't get hold of anyone? This kind of customer service is not acceptable. Why can't I at least get an explanation? If they don't have the phone we want maybe we can choose another one, but right now we are seriously considering biting the bullet and changing carriers. I don't want to do that because its a hassle, but if Cricket is so unprofessional they cannot tell a long-time customer (of both Cricket and AT&T) what the delay is about, then all that shows is that they don't give a crap about our business. I've already done all the available ways your communities tell us to try to contact you, and none have accomplished anything. So, can anyone offer me a means to speak to a human who will actually pick up their phone and talk to me? I'll even accept a chat, but I only want a real person, not the stupid bot.
I think it is odd that Cricket has this community forum but request users to "DM" them on Facebook or Twitter for any assistance.
What about people that don't have any social media accounts?
Are they just ignored and left to fend for themselves?
There are some of people that have deleted their social media accounts because it is alleged that Facebook was allowing phone manufacturers to have low level access to users Facebook data without their knowledge and despite any "privacy" settings the user had set within Facebook.
Cell Phones, Plans and Service from Cricket
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How to Pick a Cell Phone Service
1. Review your most recent cell phone bill
Look for opportunities to save. In particular, take note of:
How much you're paying per line - Do you have a multi-line cell phone plan? What kind of discount are you getting? Could you save more by switching? Cricket's family and group plan offers a discount for each extra line up to the fifth line - so you could get 5 lines with 2 GB of high-speed data each for as little as $130/mo - as long as all 5 lines are on the $40/mo plan. Discounts apply to lines 2-5.
How much data you use - Do you burn through all of your high-speed data too soon? Do you always have lots of data to spare? Ideally, you don't want to get too little or too much. Cricket has a variety of cell phone plans to fit any lifestyle, so you can choose a cell phone plan that's just right.
Any surprise taxes or fees (which can really add up) - With Cricket, taxes are included in your bill, so you know exactly what to expect. For a list of our current fees, view our Charges & Fees page.
2. Decide how satisfied you are with your current cell phone
"Bring Your Own Phone" BYOP - If you want to keep your phone, bring it to Cricket - just make sure it's unlocked and compatible with our network.
Get a brand new smartphone - Had your eye on one of the hottest new phones? Just need an inexpensive device that does the job? We've got a variety of prepaid smartphones, many with great incentives when you switch to Cricket.
3. Consider any issues you've faced with service you had in the past
Have you had a lot of dropped calls or slow speeds? With Cricket, you'll enjoy extensive 4G LTE coverage nationwide.
Are you fed up with contracts? There's no annual contract with Cricket's prepaid plans.
Want great service? Providing outstanding customer care is a top priority at Cricket, which is why we make it easy for you to reach us via chat or on the phone. If you prefer to get answers quickly and easily, view our online support.
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