In this instance, however, my personal interest in lowering Tom's blood pressure makes it incumbent upon me to warn people about using nelnet for student loans. A couple of early loans we got for Hannah's college were sold to them which is how we have been flung into the dizzying world of what they laughingly term "customer service."
However, if you have the right sense of the ridiculous, then perhaps the more outrageous of our examples will simply tickle your funny bone.
- Receiving an email telling you that in 24 hours your statement will be posted to your account.
Really? This is the computer age, guys. Why not just send the email when it is posted instead of making us check back in 24 hours?
- Their customer service phone number message tells you they are open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Eastern time.
Why the special hours? Every message leads to a computer and they never sleep. If you try "O" then it kicks you out. This is especially annoying when you are responding to that 24-hour notice email (24-hours later) to tell them that your statement has not been updated.
It is too late to save us, but if you're applying for school loans then save yourselves!