COSTA MESA, Calif., Feb. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Customer satisfaction has increased among all sales channels since last year, according to the J.D. Power 2019 U.S. Wireless Purchase Experience Full-Service Performance StudySM—Volume 1 and the J.D. Power 2019 U.S. Wireless Purchase Experience Non-Contract Performance StudySM—Volume 1, released today. Specifically, the largest customer satisfaction improvement is with phone sales representatives.
"Wireless customers calling carriers' sales representatives have purchase intent; having knowledgeable reps and decreased hold times has a real measurable effect on both satisfaction and sales made," said Ian Greenblatt, Managing Director at J.D. Power. "If these companies can maintain a focus on customer care, satisfaction can only continue to improve."
For full-service carriers, T-Mobile ranks highest with a score of 854 followed by AT&T (846).
For non-contract full-service carriers, Metro by T-Mobile ranks highest with a score of 857. Cricket (851) ranks second.
For non-contract value carriers, Consumer Cellular ranks highest with a score of 873.
Now in the 16th year of publication, the U.S. Wireless Purchase Experience Full-Service Performance Study and U.S. Wireless Purchase Experience Non-Contract Performance Study evaluate the wireless purchase experience of customers who use any one of three purchase channels: phone calls with sales representatives; visits to a retail wireless store; or online/website. Overall purchase experience satisfaction with both full-service and non-contract carriers is measured in six factors (in order of importance): store sales representative; website; phone sales representative; offerings and promotions; store facility; and cost of service. The studies were fielded from July through December 2018.
For more information about the U.S. Wireless Purchase Experience Full-Service Performance Study and the U.S. Wireless Purchase Experience Non-Contract Performance Study, visit https://www.jdpower.com/business/resource/us-wireless-purchase-experience-performance-studies
See the online press release at http://www.jdpower.com/pr-id/2019025.
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