The Hornsby Telstra store in westfield was a pinnacle of customer service on par with the service offered by Apple stores. Just by the sheer experience of dealing with the personnel there, I upgraded my plan to the highest one offered by Telstra, took a wireless and 3 other data cards. It has been pleasure dealing with the staff till now. Don't know what has changed in recent months but the service is terrible and have absolutely not care for the customers. I had a netgear wireless modem from the store and sparingly used. Some reason it doesn't work. I took it to the store and the first time the staff told me they were too busy (there was 1 customer besides myself). I attempted a second return and the after waiting for the staff to finish their chat and able to serve - they told me it needs to be charged even without looking at the device and it will cost to repair. I told him it should be under warranty, but decided to return back when their old staff are back. Anyways went there last Thursday and the whole thing was abysmally disappointing. A classic case of turning a great store into a hubris of the worst customer service - after a wait of 15/20 min, i showed the device and what can be done - the person starts without checking that I shall be charged, when told its few months old he repeats if you have damaged it you will have to pay. I told the person I am paying about $240 a month on my mobile plan and not that the $ should matter but I expect a better service than that and can I speak to someone else - his reply was to explain what was wrong with his speech. Anyways the whole outlook, attitude and treating of customers has been absolutely crass - till about few months ago and at least for few years that i have been visiting this store was a top class, best in the game. Telstra - please don't tarnish your image and brand value - it was a pleasure and delight to walk into the store - not anymore - please put those people at the back office and get your old staff back - i dont much care about my wireless device which has gone for repair but disappointing to see the pathetic experience which is spiraling down each time I have been there.
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Thanks for taking time to contact - no absolutely nothing. Please restore the service level back in that store and don't let few bad apples damage all the brand building that has happened in the last few years. it takes just some of that staff at stores like Hornsby and their bad customer service to erode every possible good effort that has been put by others before them = once again appreciate and hope I get contacted by someone soon