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Comcast Won't Lift a Finger

I first went to the local Comcast center near my apartment and asked to order a cable and Internet package. When the woman looked up my address, and she said my apartment was listed as a “commercial account,” and that I could not receive residential services because I was not listed as such in their system. She had me fill out paperwork to change the account, which they said they needed to “mail” to their offices in Maryland to make the adjustment, which they said would take 2-3 business days. After waiting until Thursday the following week and hearing no reply, I decided to call Comcast and ask about my account status. The gentleman informed me that I was still listed as commercial, but said he could “pull some strings” to make the switch. Within two minutes, he claimed he had changed my account to residential. I asked if I could place my order with him during that same call, but he told me the deal I was looking for was an online exclusive, and I would need to order it via their website. So I went to a location with Internet and purchased the package. Upon finishing, it asked what day I wanted the installation to take place. The earliest available time was between 1-5 on Labor Day, so I selected it. And then I waited… Labor Day came and went, and I wasted the day sitting in my apartment waiting for a call or a ring at my doorbell. Nothing. I called that afternoon to ask where my services were, and the gentleman I spoke to this time informed me that my address was still listed as a commercial account, despite what I had previously been told. The man said he would fix it, and after three minutes he had made the change. I said, cynically, “Yeah, that’s what I was told last time.” He responded saying, “You sound like you’re doubting me.” Apparently, this rude customer service representative couldn’t perceive why I might think this, but he insisted I was in the wrong and that I was the one being unfair. He told me that I then had to go order online, further claiming that any services I had previously ordered were null and void. I hung up, feeling more frustrated than ever by this man’s rude and unprofessional “customer service.” I called back later determined for answers, but I was told, in order to change my account from “commercial” to “residential,” I needed to speak to someone in business or sales, but that their offices had closed for the day. I called the following afternoon after I left work, and reached a woman to whom I relayed my ordeal. She sounded sympathetic and understanding, and transferred me to a representative in my area, who arranged the order for my cable and Internet package (which I had been told multiple times before was only available online) and the installation date (for Thursday, September 5 between 3-5 p.m.). She even offered to halve my installation fee. I thanked her, hopeful that this experience was nearly at an end. Yesterday, I took off from work early to ensure I would be home to oversee the installation. 5 o’clock came and went. At 6 I called customer service to ask where my services were, and I was told the installer was coming at 7 p.m. now. I decided the extra hour was worth not complaining about, but by 10 p.m. I was officially beyond ticked off. This whole day, I was wondering if Comcast would bother to call explaining the delay and/or offering an apology. Nothing. I refuse to wait any longer or expect anything from this so-called “company.” This is an unacceptable, inexcusable, and ludicrous way to run a business of any kind; it’s a wonder Comcast even considers itself one, if this is the manner in which its prospective clients are treated. I will interpret the persistent inaction on this “company’s” part as a sign that they are not interested in my business, and I am currently considering other options. But first, I wanted to let my voice be heard by people who might actually care. I will post this in every relevant public online forum in hopes of making my frustrations known to as many as possible. Sincerely, Anyone would be better than Comcast
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Anonymous
#713171

it is called commercial because some apartment have agreements with the cable company. Ex.

they pay for the rights to provide you with cable and they then use 1 repesentive to up grade you. so go into your lease mgr and talk to them.

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#445581 Review #445581 is a subjective opinion of poster.

Comcast - What is BBB doing with this company?

I have not service for the last 6 days and they cannot resolve my issue right away, I have to wait another couple days until a technician can stop at my location. My bill went up and customer care just can't do anything and mockingly say "sorry" just hate their customer service and the managers have no time to listen to complaints. Does the CEO of this company not see the issues.( then they will wonder why their stock price not doing well). Forget Walmart, this company sucks to the bottom. I really hope someone seriously addressed this issue.
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#445509 Review #445509 is a subjective opinion of poster.

Comcast - Cable/Internet issues

I was on with a Comcast rep concerning On-Demand issues we were having and then not two mins after logging off with him from online chat, my Internet goes out! My husband and I had to spend near 2 hours of our night either on the phone (34 mins on hold and never got a human) and then he created a wi-fi hotspot through his cell phone (which will cost us money) so we could get online to talk to someone through on-line chat. We talked to one person, Alfred, and then got disconnected. The second person we spoke to, Silverio Jr was a complete ***. He barely managed to get us through what we needed to do to get our internet back up, but then when I was typing because i had a few more questions, he ended the chat! I am really upset about this considering I have been a loyal Comcast Customer for almost 10 years. I want to speak with a member of management or corporate at this point.
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Anonymous
#716631

I have waited OVER 38 minutes and keep getting the same recording

This problem has gone on has gone on and off for the past week

and the only help is turn your power off.

AT&T please run a line to my house!!!!!!! :(

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#445421 Review #445421 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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$100

Comcast offer upgrade then revoked offer

First of all, let me open by saying that the individual I talked to on the phone in the sales center was extremely helpful and friendly despite the situation being extremely disappointing. I was mailed a promotion for an upgrade from Comcast that consisted of Digital Starter TV and Performance Internet for $69.99 on a 2 year contract that included 6 months of HD DVR service. I currently have just Performance Internet. I called to sign up for this upgrade and an additional sports package. I was informed that the offer was not available in my entire state. So here are my concerns: 1. My address is printed on the offer I received in the mail. Why would I be receiving solicitations for services Comcast will later refuse to provide? 2. I currently have Performance Internet, therefore it is available in my area. Digital Starter TV is available in my area based on my conversation with the sales representative. I'm willing to go on a 2 year contract. How is this offer not available to me if the service exists and I was targeted for the offer? I'm not canceling my internet service, but I am an unsatisfied customer.
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#445267 Review #445267 is a subjective opinion of poster.

Comcast in Richardson, Texas - Terrible Company. Unbelievably Unprofessional

Comcast never fails to amaze me oh how terrible their customer service is. After being with the company for 8 years I decided to discontinue service. After I was prompted to use their easy service to return equipment by UPS from UPS labels and boxes sent from them, they now sent me a final bill with charges for the equipment. I kept my UPS tracking number and my package was delivered and signed. Upon inquiring about my bill I was disconnected twice after wasting time following a number of prompts. No one has even attempted to return my call or rectify the situation. This company is a joke and needs to go through a thorough investigation on their business practices and training. Someone is always dropping the ball here and the Company should be held accountable. Huge disappointment.
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#445175 Review #445175 is a subjective opinion of poster.

Lied to by Comcast

Mohth after month I have been having to deal with Comcast Customer Support because of screw ups they made. First they told me I was getting faster internet for 3 months as a gift for being a good customer. Didn't get it. When I complained I didn't get it my bill went up. I was given a better rate on my package as an apology and then the next month my bill doubled. I was told it was taken care of but when I got online to pay it the bill was still more than twice what it should be. When I called them they told me that "we don't send out revised bills so just go ahead and pay what it shows and we will credit you next month". Right! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA Let me get back to that Persian Prince that wants to send me a million dollars. I am so done with Comcast and my advice to you is stay away. Far far away.
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#445060 Review #445060 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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$300

Comcast cable scammers

i was charged 30 dollars on a return check fee. that never occured . when i called in my payment by phone i had 1 number on my routing that was wrong so therefore the check never went through. that is an error not a returned check.. how can they charge a fee 30 $$ when it was never routed in the 1st place. when i called to complain asking for a stupidvisor i was on hold for 30 min and still never got a credit as they promised on my next billing which i received and NOT there. i cant seem to get anyone with any authority to credit me or help me. so now i have to go thru the BBB. help me Howard. this site and any other way i can let everyone know DO NOT USE COMCAST. and my bill keeps going up. i am so not done with them yet.
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Anonymous
#1028746

This issue you are having isn't specific to Comcast, this would happen with pretty much any provider. When you pay by check the company takes it in good faith and can legally make 3 attempts to collect the money.

They can/will charge you a return fee because the #'s you entered for the check were not accurate. You should be mad at yourself for making the error and not at them for charging a fee it says they will charge in their terms/conditions.

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#445031 Review #445031 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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$30

Comcast in Punta Gorda, Florida - Horrible service

MR.Tom Karinshak, Today i was put on hold for over two hours and cut off twice and transferred 3 times. I have been a comcast customer for over 15 years . in the past 12 months my service has been horrorable, I would loose phone service, have constant internet interruptions, and lossof t.v programming, This horror story continues thru this year every month it's another problem .My most recent problem started in July I kept losing my connections and phone serv. I was sent an updated modem and the problems got worse. Finally a tech name lee came out and stated comcast was using the same signal as my dir. tv and tapped into my line. He assured me he would fix it and stated all the splitters were bad . There would be no charge . I then started losing phone service. When i spoke toGregg ID 5zp and thenTakara on 7/27 540 pm they stated they noticed a phone #941 347 8538 I assured them my Phone # was 941 505 1663 for 14 years . They said it would be corrected, and would creit me I then stated I was charged 64.20 for a serv. call they said that was an error. during the next few weeks my phone would go off an on . On 8/26 I spoke to Phenocia and then Antonio in retention they said there was glitch with the phone #.I was then referred to tech service on 8/26 at 220 pm and spoke to Alexander who claim to be mr fix it and stated in 24 hours everything would be corrected. on 8/29 I lost phone service, I recieved a recorded call which due to the thick accent and bad connection I couldn,t understand. I had no phone serv. This morning I called customer serv,. and spoke to Penny, she claim to fix the problem and call Billing .After 45 minutes I reached tiffany who took the info and stated phone serv. had not been corrected she put me on hold for 1 hour and 25 minutes . Finally Courtney cook, retook all my info and stated some one had reversed my request which caused me to loose my phone# and issued a new number she says tech is off till tueday and I can't get calls on my old number. I am writting you because of all the problems going back to last year loss of connection service t.v and now loss of my phone #, staff saying they will credit my account but don't follow threw I have made numerous phone calls and have spent countless hours on hold, only to have my service screwed up again and again the 14 yrears prior I had no problems but this last 12 months have been ***. Please help I am truly disgusted. My Info is as follows John Muzio, 525 gold tree punta gorda fl 33955. account number 15515 163465-01-0 my orignal phone # 941 505 1663 . number they switched me to is 941 347 8538. I await your reponse. Thankyou Mr John Muzio
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Anonymous
#748284

Comcast is a PS and A BS company, *** customer service

Anonymous
#711209

John.... Do you live in my house???? They are a nightmare and I am looking for an alternative.... would rather had slower internet that is actually reliable... And hopefully will find a company that keeps the promises they make to customers who have patiently dealt with years of unreliable service and dishonest customer reps.

Myra Ephross

Bellaire Texas

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#444272 Review #444272 is a subjective opinion of poster.
ABOUT 1AM ON THE 14TH OF AUGUST WIFE AND I SMELLED PLASTIC AND BURNING SMELL. CABLE REMOTE ON OUR BED WAS MELTING. BEIND A IMCOMPLETES QUADRAPLEGIC MY BURNT HAND GOT INFECTED AND IM ON SEVERE ANTIBIOTICS FROM DOCTOR. BURNED DOWN COMFORTER AND SHEETS. PLUS DOCTOR...
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Anonymous
#1253710

My remotes, 2 of them also has the same issue, burnt. and burned my arm

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#443813 Review #443813 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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$1000
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Bandwidth Caps - AGAIN !!! The following: a comment to sent to Comcast customer service regarding to new 300GB/mo cap being imposed in my area. I thank you in advance for reading and respecting my opinion in this matter. notes: BW= bandwidth This is a comment...
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Anonymous
#729021

I am looking for a new provider with out caps. Although, I am not near the cap I don’t want to support this type of billing structure. I see it limiting the usage and potential growth of the internet.

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#443465 Review #443465 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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$120