• Report:  #401

Complaint Review: Ameritel Payphone Dist. inc. - North Miami Florida

Reported By:
Sun, April 25, 1999

Ameritel Payphone Dist. inc.
11095 Biscayne Blvd. Suite 201 North Miami, 33161 Florida, U.S.A.
Tell us has your experience with this business or person been good? What's this?
I came into some money recently and wanted a good place to invest

my money. I came across this company that sells payphones. We

talked several times over the phone, and the guy told me of all the

money I would make in just a short time. He told me that there

wasn't much to do but buy these payphones from his company, then a

locator would contact me within a month to place the phones in the

already preplaced locations. Well it has been almost 6 months, the

phones are still in the boxes in my garage, I am out $9,448.00.

That is with the price of the phones, locator fees, installed phone

lines, and enclosures for the outside locations of the phones.

I called the company back and asked that I wanted to return the

phones, since they were still in the boxes and that I would pay for

the postage too. I was told very firmly that there was a "no-buy

back agreement" and that I was just stuck with the payphones. I

feel that I was uninformed. I felt that i had the option of

"always" returning merchandise that was not used and also had the

reciept. Apparently I was wrong.

1 Updates & Rebuttals


Mays Landing,
New Jersey,
I'm With Ameritel Now...

#2Consumer Comment

Wed, July 24, 2002

Hello! I am currently getting setup on a payphone route with Ameritel. I have read that they were in some trouble with the FCC in the past. To date, they have kept their promises. I have my phones, the additional equpment is on the way, I have my phone monitoring software, my phone lines are installed, and the phone installer is waiting for me to call regarding an installation date. I have six, 5 year contracts (signed) with local business owners that are allowing me to place my phones on their property and pay a commission based on my coin revenues. There were times I was a little nervous (like times I couldn't reach my sales rep.) but all has been well. And the POTENTIAL earnings they speak about are consistent with the research I did on payphones around the country.

It sounds like you were only short a phone installer, and they can be found on your own if you get stuck with phone equipment. I see that your message is a few years old. How did you end up making out with Ameritel? I hope to hear from you! I'll let you know how my story turns out in the end as well.

I can say one thing...I did a lot of research before I went into it. It helped when it was time to "negotiate" certain things and I was able to speak re: payphones with a little confidence and authority.

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