- CrackBerry User
- 64 Posts
Beware of end of contract scare tactics from Telus reps.
Tonight my wife got a call on her blackberry from a Telus rep apparently from India. The call started by informing her that her grandfathered contract would expire in two months and that she would not be able to extend it in any way, the only option she would have would be to get a new blackberry and sign a new contract. The rep told her she had to do this with in one months time and that he had annotated her account to show this. When my wife said she was perfectly happy with what she already had and did not want to change phones or plans the rep again told her she had only 30 days to go get a new phone and contract or she would start to have problems with her current phone and contract.
At this point she was in tears and was asking him why this had never been mentioned before and all he could say was this is the way it is and you have 30 days to get a new phone and contract before you start having problems. This conversation went on for thirty minutes and the rep was so convincing that she thought she had no choice. My wife and I talked about it for a few minutes and I even said to her that this sounds like some kind of a scare tactic to clear out old stock before BB 10 takes over.
She decided to call customer service and guess what. Her contract does expire in two months but not to worry said the CS rep as you can just pay it month to month until such time you decide to upgrade. Great what about this annotation on my account stating I have 30 days before I begin to have problems she asked the CS rep ? Well guess what, the annotation was actually there from this person. The CS rep said they would file a complaint against this other rep. But still my wife was put through **** by this person for no other reason I can think of other than to get rid of what will be unsellable stock in two months.
Hopefully this will help some one else if they get the same kind of phone call, and if any of you mods want to post this else where you have my blessing.
Shame on you Telus.
- CrackBerry Addict
12-12-2012, 07:00 PM #2
- 627 Posts
I agree...this is a shameful tactic. I have a feeling it's more about the plan than the phone, though.
Several friends have experienced this kind of "strong arming" tactic with different phones. Telus wants
Good for her in standing her ground.If Eve had given Adam a Blackberry, the world would be paradise. Instead, she gave him an Apple. Look at us now.
- CrackBerry Abuser
12-12-2012, 07:10 PM #3
- 155 Posts
She should demand some kind of satisfaction (discount on the next phone or plan) for the BS she had go go through. I used to be with Rogers and one thing they did when i didn't extend my contract was they increased my monthly plan amount by about $25 by taking all the discounts i had.
- 02-09-2013, 08:44 PM #5
Unfortunately each company always seem to have a few bad seeds working for them. I would encourage anyone who gets a call like that to call into client care to report it. These calls do have a digital trail.
It's been about 10 months since I worked at a TELUS dealership but there's no such thing as a forced change to a plan or phone due to a grandfathered plan.
If you are currently on contract and you are close to renewal, you may receive calls from these reps who will try to get you to renew. Nature of the business.
But you do not have to resign to ensure continued service. Once a contract expires, the plan continues. The only thing that changes is that there is no fee to cancel if you so choose.
The only real pain point with the whole contract renewal and plan process is if you have an old plan back from the CDMA days. Most of those plans are not supported on the HSPA/LTE network and you will need to change your plan if you want to renew a contract or even if you buy a device outright.
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- CrackBerry User
02-13-2013, 07:55 AM #6
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CRTC wireless hearings: Telus opposes $50 cap on excess fees | FP Tech Desk | Financial Post
In another article (which I cannot find for the life of me), the Senior VP of Telus, Ted Woodhead, said that the discount information is on the Telus website, but I cannot find it there. My suggestion would be to call customer service and ask about this directly. My contract expires in 1 month, and I will be pursuing this.
- 02-13-2013, 11:55 AM #7
- CrackBerry Abuser
02-14-2013, 12:56 PM #8
- 308 Posts
I have a strange call almost two week ago telling me I could upgrade my phone and when I said I already did they asked what phone I was interested in and I said I already upgraded I am NOT interested and they hung up on me.
I immediately contacted Telus and had them add my name to a no contact list or something similar.Former:
Motorola MicroTac- Motorola V120x- Nokia 3280- Audiovox 8600- Audiovox 8410- Samsung A920- LG Vx8500 (Ch ocolate)- BlackBerry Pearl 8130- LG Vx9700 (Dare)- BlackBerry Curve 8530- BlackBerry Torch 9800- BlackBerry Torch 9810
Current: BlackBerry PlayBook 64GB WiFi; BlackBerry PlayBook 32GB WiFi; BlackBerry Z10!!!
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