Horrible Contract Wireless Experience Affected My Credit Score
My first cell was nextel. No reception where I lived, so I took it back. They talked me into an antenna booster...this was during the two week trial period. It still did not work. So, I came back again. Then they said sorry, I owed them $400 to get out of the contract. I noted that I had already been by w/in the two weeks. They did not care. I assume the phone was resold. I wanted nothing else to do with them.
They had a collection agency call and put a nasty blurb on my credit rating. This was resold 3x to keep it on the credit bureaus. I refused to pay for a service and a phone I could not use. It eventually went away after 8 years (not on the credit bureaus)...and a number change = no more calls.
Then, I dared to try a Sprint phone....no reception...took it back the next day...no contract. Now their collection agency (since they bought Nextel) keeps calling us. In a nutshell, no reception, never sign a contract, or they will hound you down for ten years. She says she will call all day and send us mail. For a phone I tried to use over 10 years ago, could not get reception, took back....and nothing has improved since. Buyer beware!!!