Billing snafu, anyone else had this?
Last year I signed up for paperless billing and auto-pay (had DSL since 2010). Last month I got a notice that I needed to update my card because it was expiring. When I went to change it, I noticed that AT&T has now implemented this Account Passcode thing where you have to link your subaccounts (I only have DSL). I thought I followed the directions correctly but nonetheless I can now no longer access my bill/payment info/etc... I get a message that says the account I am using is not authorized. As far as I know I have no other accounts.
After getting hung up on 3 times, I just filled out the form they sent to update the payment info. But apparently that didn't work either because last week I got a disconnect notice. I tried again to get through to an operator but after getting hung up after 35 minutes on hold, I just paid via the robot operator.
Next I tried again to get hold of an operator but got hung up on 2 more times (once during a transfer, so I have actually said 6 words to a real person at this point), so I decided to try the online chat... that was another frustrating experience in which the initial support person had me do a screen sharing thing so they could look through my account, and then proceeded to open ANOTHER chat window and go through 5 more people without resolution. At this point I disconnected. Nothing has changed, I still do not have access to my billing.
Anyone else had this problem? I'm assuming that once I get through to real person I will be able to get it fixed (hoping...)
I'll suggest that you try posting in the Direct forum. Maybe someone there can get around the bureaucratic mess.
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