This is HTC in Italy.
I have an Italian M7. It had the purple camera tint issue. I called HTC, they said it would take 15 days from the day I send it to them, to the day I get it back.
Today is day number 10.
Yesterday I called HTC to check up on device, was told by lady on the phone it was "AT THE END OF REPAIR PHASE" and would be shipped back to me within days.
Today I wake up to an email from HTC billing me for close to 200 euros, saying my phone is out of warranty and the screen needs to be replaced.
I call HTC, they have no idea what this email is, but they tell me my phone hasn't even started being repaired yet and that it will take 3-5 days for them to "INVESTIGATE" this 200 euro billing . This means that not only HTC lied to me the day before, but that they have no clue what they are doing.
I asked to speak with a manager, was told to wait 3 working days.
I was LIED to by HTC representatives when they said my phone was at the end of repairs yesterday AND my phone DID NOT have a broken screen. My phone only had the purple camera tint issue, I am going to spending close to 3 weeks without a phone probably. Thanks to excellent HTC customer service.
Pathetic, and disgusting, deceitful service. I strongly urge anyone considering buying an HTC device particularly in Italy to reconsider
The manager responsible is xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, I have emailed HTC global with a formal complaint, I have posted on their facebook pages both global and Italy and I considering calling the consumer protection association to file formal charges against HTC.
Update: HTC Italia on facebook has been deleting my posts in which I recount this same experience in Italian because it makes them look bad
UPDATE: HTC is claiming the screen is broken, thus voiding the warranty. I am speaking to the manager right now, he said he emailed me pictures of the broken screen. I did not receive anything. I told him the screen was not broken when I gave it to the courier. He said "its not our problem"
HTC handled the courier, HTC called me and told me when the courier is coming to take my phone. I did not contact the courier at any point. How is it not their problem ? I am now being told I must either pay 200 Euros to have my device fixed, (its in warranty PURPLE CAMERA ISSUE) or pay 35 to have it shipped back to me UNFIXED