Verizon, T-Mobile lead in wireless customer service; AT&T, Sprint below average.

By: Juan August 13th, 2009

J.D. Power and Associates said Thursday that wireless customer service has improved overall as hold times and problem resolution has improved from six months ago. Verizon, T-Mobile and Alltel, which was acquired by Verizon, led the research firm’s customer service rankings.

Overall, customer care performance has improved to 735 on a 1,000 point scale. That’s up 12 points from February. Seventy-six percent of calls to customer service was resolved on a first contact, up from 66 percent in February. Hold times also averaged 5.55 minutes; down from 6.58 minutes in February, according to J.D. Power.

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