Had two lines from transferred from Koodo to Freedom on Saturday morning. Great deal... went from 1Gig to 12Gig for the same price, around $43/mo with a couple of discounts.
They said they were having problems with number porting, so gave us temporary Freedom numbers. They said it might take a couple of days to sort itself out. Later on Saturday afternoon we got a text on the phones saying that the temporaries had been transferred to our original numbers.
This morning out calls work fine but all incoming calls go right to voice mail. The phones show that neither recognizes a phone number.
Tried logging in to Freedom. The PIN number they gave us was incorrect.
Called Freedom. Answered 4 security questions and got the PIN reset. They has trouble locating me. Said the temporary number wasn't a Freedom number (I suspect because it had gone back to the free pool and wasn't tied to an account) Explained that neither phone was connecting yet. Got transferred from 'technical support' to help resolve the connectivity issue. After checking a few things was told they couldn't help me since I was Person B on the account and not the owner, Person A. I said that if if had lied and said I was person A they would have helped on not known the difference. Didn't matter, they insisted on talking to Person A and said they couldn't help.
Walked into the Freedom store in Bay Center and talked to the sales person who did our transaction on Saturday. They said they has stopped selling until the issue was resolved. They tried a few things, like dropping back to 3G, but nothing worked. They apologized and said "we're working on it".
Notes to Freedom from a long time support person/manager.
1) If you have a very new customer and you've sold them something that doesn't work, you need to pull out all the stops to resolve their issue. Adding roadblocks is going to make them very unhappy.
2) If someone answers all the security questions then you should be able to help them. This is particularly true when you change their PIN so they can access the online system where they can make any changes they wish.
3) Your technical support folks (if not first line contacts too) need so see latest bulletins. When a customer calls from a three day old new market, support should already know there are issues.