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CREDO Mobile Reviews

Positive Reviews

dana1981

awesome service provider

Posted

Pros: donates money to good causes

Cons: none

We recently switched my wife's cell phone provider from T-Mobile to Credo.  I've had my eye on Credo for almost a year since I found out they donate money to good causes - 1% of charges plus they give you the option of rounding up your bill to the nearest $1/5/10 and donating the difference.  I'm still on a contract until April, but my wife switched over and has been happy with it. The coverage is just as good as T-Mobile.  The plan isn't quite as economical - $29.99/month gets you 200 minutes with Credo and 300 minutes with T-Mobile.  However, since neither of us ever uses 200 minutes in a month, it makes no difference to us.  Text message costs are identical (15 cents per text unless...
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Raina726

Now with the IPhone it's the best deal in town.

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Pros: Great customer service; smaller progressive company that cares

Cons: In my case, I see none

 Customer service, I've tested it in the first 30 days after reading all the negative reviews, is incredibly responsive! replying within minutes, I wanted to be sure if I kept the phone I'd be happy. The price I've gotten for the Iphone is not available anywhere. I pay only $54/month. I have 200 minutes. I never go over 200 minutes, as nights and weekends are free. I use Wifi virtually everywhere I go, and if I'm in the woods I don't really WANT to be on my phone! -- so the low data plan is plenty. Besides, the IPhone does a great job of displaying and tracking your usage. I only paid $180 for the phone counting the 'activation fee'. That's pretty good.   Yeah, if you're a...
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phoneuser

A Breath of Fresh Air

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Pros: Outstanding, hands down the best customer service ever.

Cons: Holes in coverage, a little less connection quality

NOTE: the graphic on the lower left is not correctly displaying my ratings for Value (90), Service/Support(100), Coverage (80) and Phone Selection (50). Any inconvenience in connection quality or coverage is made up for, 10 times over, by the unbelievable customer service and competitive pricing. Phone selection is a low priority for me. I chose the HTC One, and they gave me a SUPER deal on it. This is my third provider, and I purposely quit my second one to come to Credo, and it's just a breath of fresh air! No problems with equipment in the first place, so no need for complex customer support. Any time I had a question of any kind with my account or using my phone, it was handled...
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Negative Reviews

DavidM

Scamming or Incompetent?

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Pros: absolutely none

Cons: everything else about them

 I subscribed to Credo mobile because I believed in their philosophies. The first month was good, though I found the service areas a bit limited. Then in the second month I was notified that I had 200 overage minutes and owed them $192, rather than the $60 agreed upon amount. When I called, I got copies of my useage and could not see anywhere that I had that many minutes. Then I looked closer and saw that I had been charged for calls between my and my wife's phone, mobile to mobile which are supposedly free. Then I received an email from them, explaining that I could avoid such overage charges if I upgraded my service. It looked like the old bait and switch, with a scam thrown in. I am...
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bigbear

I wish it were that great

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Pros: They do donate...some; they do not give your records to the government

Cons: EVERYTHING ELSE

My experience with Working Assets then CREDO started out OK then turned sour with age. I did like the support for causes, not having our phone records released to the government, etc. but the reception was sometimes dicey like at places I frequent like my mom's house (big dead zone there). Further, my wife and I had had some not always positive experiences with customer service representatives. Recently, customer service seems to have improved but systems management has not. In fact the whole system seems really messed up. We recently upgraded our old phone for free (nice I must say) but have had to go through the cycle of plugging them in and leaving them alone for four hours to have...
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Gary L

Unreliable and frustrating

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Pros: Social responsibility; decent customer service

Cons: Unreliable! Frustrating!

If you want your phone to make calls, don't use Credo!   They use the Sprint network - their coverage is not as complete as Verizon.  It drops calls, even in major metro areas.  Stay away from Sprint!   They use Google Cloud for voice response (like when you say a phone number to call while you're driving).  However, Google Cloud has 2 major problems: 1) Availability "No network connection; please try again later" - where there is a strong signal.  2) Unreliable - when I speak the number for it to call, it adds an additional digit in the number sequence!     I like their social responsibility, which is why I switched from Verizon.  I just...
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More Reviews

xandaira

Take the extra money you'll spend and donate it to your favorite progressive cause

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Pros: none

Cons: you are paying extra for using a big network reseller who doesn't give that much to charity

My sweetie and I have been thinking about switching to Credo for years. We're both progressive-minded and liked the idea of money we'd spend anyway going to good causes, even if their service is a little more expensive than what we've been paying. We were finally tempted by a Christmastime sale, 50% off on all phones, and decided to finally make the switch. Guess what? Even though we have a years-long account in good standing with Sprint, as well as many other lines of credit, all with good payment history, we do not qualify for Credo service. Although polite, none of their reps could tell us why. Just: *shrugs?* and *sorry*.    We were both a little puzzled and...
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ngant17

credo mobile feedback

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Pros: progressive company

Cons: not itemizing bills

They supposedly give you a 30-day cancellation before you buy into it.  In less than a week after getting phone, I already got a bill for $40 dollars and I haven't even got my old number transferred over.  I can't even make a single call yet!!  Sounds like I'm gonna get a lot of hidden charges in the future. They don't even itemize what the bill is for.   Although I support progressive companies, I'll have to pass on this one.  They don't have an accurate way of billing you in advance, it all comes as a surprise to me.
tfegan1

CREDO - not ready for Primetime

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Pros: Polite and apologetic customer service

Cons: Inept

The biggest phone disaster I have ever encountered.  I switched to CREDO - my phone went down after about 12 hours. I kept calling and getting people who would tell me to reset the phone - I finally got a hold of someone who said they would look into it. The next day I called and was told they were working on it. I do not have a land line - I use this phone for my personal use and business back up.  After 3 more days of being told it would be fixed by the end of the day, someone finally said, we are giving it the highest attention - but it will be another 3-5 days before we can have this fixed. (This has now been 5 days without a phone already) I then said I will have to switch to another...
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KristineL

Miserable, frustrating experience

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Pros: They donate a tiny fraction of money they make to good causes.

Cons: More self-serving than customer serving. Useless insurance for lousy phones. Left hand doesn't speak to it's right..

I have never had such a miserable experience from a cell company before - Granted, I had Sprint for over 9 years but in the short time I've had Credo (approx 2 years) it's been nothing but trouble.    1. No coverage once you leave the mid-west (literally, I mean at all- like west of Iowa).   2. Passes off refurbished phones as new then only warrants them for 30 days...what?! Also, order white, you'll get black or vice-versa.   3. Useless phone insurance.    4. Passes themselves off as a green company who donates to good causes. While this may be true,the amount is in the single digits per-centage-wise. The rest goes into their pockets.   ...
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ilene1011

Don't join CREDO, they charge more than the others and are not flexible in resolving issues

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Pros: A very tiny portion of the bill goes to Progressive causes

Cons: Everything Else!

I joined CREDO when we were forced into ending our current cell phone plan when Sprint purchased it. Sprint would only approve us for 3 phones and I needed 5 for our family plan. The bills were so much higher than I thought they would be from the beginning. I ended up upgrading to unlimited which is costing an arm and leg. There are almost $40 charged for "other fees" each month. My sons phone died and they sent him a new phone as it was under warranty. However my daughter was supposed to send the other phone back shortly. I had thought it was sent, all of a sudden $600 showed up on my bill. My daughter called and got the information to send phone back and immediately did. Now they...
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Deirdre Murphy

No star.

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Pros: Employees appear to be friendly

Cons: ERRATIC SERVICE, DREADFUL long distance Canada Plan, Employees all give alternativing information, none of it consistent.

Despite having Sprint as a carrier, service is so erratic that most definitely if you are a professional you could not possible consider using Credo.  I have called to get help with my poor coverage, horrible rates from Canada, bad initial hook up problems... They are  not together as a team. One person tells you something, next time you call you get  a completely different answer. This has been such a nightmare. I so wanted to support a company that would take on what they are attempting, unfortunately they are not nearly there though I hope one day they get there. This has been the most frustrating company to deal with EVER :(
Hlea

Not Good

Posted

Pros: None

Cons: Many

They sent me an Apple iphone 6+ when i ordered a 6....when i called and explained what had happened, they wanted to charge me a re-stocking fee of $35.00 for the returned phone even though I didn't order it. Then they wanted to bill me $238.00 up front, in order to send me the iphone 6 that I had originally signed up for. I asked that my account be closed and requested a return authorization for the 6+. Credo sent me an e-mail stating that they had received the phone back. Ten days later, I received a bill for $938.40. When I called and enquired about the bill, they said it was a mistake for that amount but I did owe them $27.98 for the time that I had the phone even...
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dkommel

Avoid at all costs!

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Pros: very few

Cons: poor coverage, lack of international plans, locked into only their phones, totally unreasonable and inflexible policies

Think twice before signing up with Credo! We switched from AT&T to Credo 2 years ago (5 phones).  They were offering decent deals and I liked the idea of donating to progressive causes.  The first issue is coverage on the Sprint network.  Voice coverage is weak and data is very slow almost everywhere.  The next issue is that you can only use their phones.  If you lose or destroy your phone, you can't buy an unlocked phone and add their sim card, it has to be their phone.  If you want to travel overseas, they offer virtually nothing in the way of a reasonably priced international plan. The contracts on all 5 phones expire either 12/24 or 12/26.  We...
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Chippyde

Credo lacks ethics when it comes to their customers

Posted

Pros: The only pro is the causes they give back to

Cons: When I moved the service was horrible and after years as a long customer, they still refused to let me out of a contract

I knew I was paying more each month than I could get with another provider, but I was okay with that since I thought the additional $$ were going to a good cause.  However, no one should pay extra for NO service, and that's exactly what I got when I moved.  They should be ashamed!!  You expect this from giant companies like AT&T, but I'll be going back to Verizon where I'll at least get good service for the fee I pay.
mcpandapants

Horrid Customer Service/Overpriced/RUDE

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Pros: they donate to progressive causes

Cons: HORRIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE

I was a customer for many many years and things were fine, I mean they were deeply overpriced, and my phone was horrible, but mostly things were fine. UNTIL I dare ask for for assistance taking care of a glitch that the phone they sold me was having. So much condescension, arrogance, and rudeness. I really can't believe how horrible they are to customers. I was told by one staff that I wouldn't be charged an early termination fee, but then I was, when I called to sort it out, I was basically called a liar by 3 men who work for this "progressive" company. Although they donate to progressive causes their business is all about capitalism and greed. 
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