I recently switched from Verizon to T-Mobile. I know most of you will probably scream at me me asking why. T-Mobile is terrible down here. It was for a major customer service complaint with Verizon and I figured I’ll give T-Mobile a go since they have unlimited data and are not as bad as sprint.
On getting to Fourchon for the first time I was delighted to see that my signal showed 4bars of 4g (not Lte but hey… Still fast enough to video chat with my kids while I’m at work ) I noticed that the speed was terrible. On checking the speed on the ookla speed test app I was getting between 50 and 20 Kbs. That’s less than 3G speed.
I called the customer service line. Filled a trouble ticket and called back. They said I was 6 miles from the nearest tower and it was only. 3G anyway… ERM… NO,!
Second time they asked me if I was in golden meadow be a use foruchons zip code happens to be the same.
This time I gave them the physical address of C-Port 2. I waited a week and still really crappy data speeds.
Called back and they said there was no trouble on the line or the tower again… I said that can’t be right since I’m still getting terrible speeds.
Went through the same process and filed another ticket. This time the customer service rep was smart enough to realise every they put in the zip code the location reverted to golden meadow. This time I got her to make sure she had my location right, to the point where I asked o the. As she was looking at I asked "Does I took a like two big fs or E’s (Halliburton slip and Flotation canal) she said… Oh yeah it does look like that…
When I called again the customer. Er service rep said they had the right area and they said the issue for slow data speeds is tower overload and they were working to correct the issue.
So… To sum up
T-Mobile customers. Do not accept slow speeds
- Call and complain
- Make sure the have the right area
- Repeat from step one regularly until they fix it.
The more of us that call and complain the more likely it is that the issue will be resolved.
Anyone else having similar experiences post here.