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C.S. & M Tele-Systems, Inc.

Phone: (401) 624-2544 Fax: (401) 624-4434 179 Main Rd, Tiverton, RI 02878


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C.S. & M Tele-Systems, Inc. provides computer, network design and installation. The business also provides a telephone answering service.

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Factors that raised the rating for C.S. & M Tele-Systems, Inc. include:

  • Length of time business has been operating.
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size.
  • Response to 1 complaint(s) filed against business.
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business.
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Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

1 complaint closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 1
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 0
Total Closed Complaints 1

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews on C.S. & M Tele-Systems, Inc.
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: December 05, 1988 Business started: 05/01/1983 Business started locally: 05/01/1983 Business incorporated: 07/31/1992 in RI
Type of Entity


Business Management
Ms. Cynthia Blythe, Owner
Contact Information
Principal: Ms. Cynthia Blythe, Owner
Number of Employees


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Products & Services

C.S. & M Tele-Systems, Inc. sells the following brand(s): 3Com, Adtran, Black Box, Cisco, Comdial, Lucent, Nitsuko, Nortel Meridian and Norstar, Panasonic, Samsung, Seimens, Sprint

C.S. & M Tele-Systems, Inc. offers the following product(s): business voice and data systems

Method(s) of Payment
American Express
Service Area
C.S. & M Tele-Systems, Inc. provides their services in MASSACHUSETTS & RHODE ISLAND.
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Complaint Detail(s)

12/17/2012 Advertising/Sales Issues | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: CS&M Tele-Systems website misrepresented a product in which I purchased. When I received the item, it was not what I had purchased. I have sent multiple emails with no response. This product cost me ~$400. I would like to return the product. I tried to call the phone number for the business and the phone rings and rings. There is no voicemail and no one answers the phone.

Desired Settlement: I would like to be able to return the item and receive a refund for the falsely advertised project.

Business Response: To all and whom it may concern, In regards to the complaint filed by Ms. ****** ******* there was a  problem with this customer’s order where the manufacturer changed the style of the item and the picture on the website did not reflect the newly styled unit and the customer did not want this new style unit.   We gladly refunded this customer the full purchase price as well as shipping and send a call tag (also no charge) for return of the unwanted item.  The customer was difficult to get in contact via phone or email  and we even received an email with her appreciation for trying to get in touch with her.  Unfortunately she filed a complaint (The first in our company’s history) before we could satisfy her needs.  The following is the email that was sent to her the day of the complaint. Dear ****** *, Thank you for your patience.  My secretary had informed me she had been trying regularly to get in touch with you without luck.  Please be aware that I have refunded your purchase for the full price, shipping included.  If you would be so kind, please return the item in the packaging you received it in or similarly packed to prevent damage.  You will be receiving an email (to the email you ordered with) from *** with a call tag to ship the item back to us.  This will incur no cost to you. Thank you again and please accept my apology for the mixup.  Manufacturers change models in the electronics world quickly and sometimes the pictures do not match what the new style looks like.  The manufacturer assures me that this model does everything the old one did, the only difference being they upgraded the look of the unit. If there is anything I can do to help please don’t hesitate to call or email. We take customer service very seriously as our 30 years in business without a complain can attest to.  I hope this satisfactorily explains the situation. Best regards,***** ******* ********** ************* ******* **** ************* ** *********** **************** **************************

Consumer Response: [A default letter is provided here which indicates your acceptance of the business's response.  If you wish, you may update it before sending it.]

Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response submitted by the business and have determined that the response does satisfy my issues and/or concerns in reference to complaint #********


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BBB's Final Determination: Consumer accepted resolution offered by the business.