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Comcast in Portland, Oregon - How many other people getting hosed?

Just a question -- venting..... I wonder how many customers Comcast has in the Portland Metro area as they seem to not be wanting to keep the ones they have? Just curious. Anybody know a number? I've been told that nobody can stop them or regulate price increases. Is that true? My internet is supposed to be "fast" but it slows down all the time, especially at night after work. When I complain to my City officials they just say that they can't do anything about it. Seriously? I need to come up with some more words so here goes.
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#394637 Review #394637 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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$200

*** is Probably Like Comcast Customer Service

Our condo recently upgraded Comcast TV, which required new equpment. We each got a Comcast letter advising we had the choice of meeting on-site reps or calling Comcast for speedy delivery...since I wasn't here during the on-site visits, I called. A confused-sounding Comcast CSR sent me a digital converter box, which I already have, so I called and got another confused-sound rep with an attitude who told me point-blank I misunderstood the letter and there would be a $10 charge for her to correct the mistake. I tried to chat online with a rep, but she wanted to give me a toll number to call...I thanked her but really - no way. I called back this morning. This time the rep not only told me I was wrong, she over-talked me, told me I was confused, and said she would charge to correct Comcast's mistake. Alternatively, I could drive the 15 miles to a Comcast store and do the exchange for free. I did that. When I arrived at the store 1/2 hour after it's opening, it was full, with a couple dozen people waiting outside for help from one of the three techs behind the counter inside. Two techs were working professionally and happily, helping many customers and leaving them smilling. A third rep seemed to close her station every few minutes, take a cup of something to a back door and disappear, or sit at her computer doing something (not taking customers). Sometimes she helped a customer, then would close again and fiddle with busywork around her work station. She helped about half as many customers as the other tired-looking, but cheery ladies. Naturally I got Ms. Attitude, who proceeded to bark a couple of questions at me without making eye contact, then shove a document at me, telling me to sign. She then stuffed a new set-top box and remote into a plastic bag, without instructions or offer of further help. She accepted the converter I brought in as exchange, then stood there, with my new equipment sitting on the counter. I asked if that was all I needed, and, again without looking up, said, "Yes, Mam". No good-bye, thank you, or hint of professional courtesy. Interestingly enough, the hard-working and kind security officer near the door was far more cordial and wished me a good day. Despite the lack of help, I was able to find online instructions and, miracle of miracles, contacted a wonderful, efficient online Comcast CSR who activated my new set-top box in about 3 minutes and warmly told me to be sure to call back if I had any trouble. She was the bright spot in an otherwise horrible experience. I calculate that I spent about $3.00 in gas and 6 hours of my time getting Comcast's error corrected. This is ridiculously unnecessary and I'm stunned that they retain any customers at all.
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#394618 Review #394618 is a subjective opinion of poster.

Comcast - Poor Service

Have been having an ongoing problem with the comcast infinity internet service going down for the last 6 months. 1st comcast told me to get a new modem so I drove over got one set it up on my time, this did not help, problem continued. since my phone is off the internet I could not use the phone either. next they sent a tech out and he replaced all the coax. problem continued. Downtime is avg 2-5 hours. next they sent a contractor out who replaced the line from the house to the pole. problem continues. I asked comcast infinity support if there was anyone else on this line having the same problem, but they would not answer. Also when I asked if someone would check the line from the pole back they give me the runaround. I have also been cut off the line or been told some one would call me back but no one has. since I do internet business this has gotten to the point where I need to find a dependable service and comcast infinity is not it from what I am experiencing. the last 2 days I have been unable to do business due to 11 hours down time. This is all after a rate increase of $30. Comcast support is aware of the problem, at least the person I get on the line but that is as far as it goes no followup and no coordination between support personell. the last one I spoke with was in Mississippi and offered no help except another phone number which got dropped 2 times. I requested the call back feedback several times and never get it. Seems like comcast is not trying to find the problem they just offer quick fixes and try to string me out a bit longer. no call backs no one listens to the problem same old support with the same trouble shooting. The same problem has been going on for 6 months and all comcast does is swap parts out. I asked the tech who was out and put the new coax in and he said that it should not be going down this much the problem is outside of the house, but comcast won't look into it. I'm lookind for a new provider.
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#394448 Review #394448 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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$1000
Name: W. MARTIN Email: winsomart@bellsouth.net Website: Message: This is the email I sent to: Comcast Executive, One Comcast Center, Philadelphia, PA 19103: On 2/21/13, I paid a deposit of $50.- with Bank of America Credit Card for installation appointment on 3/2/13,...
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LadyScot
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Contact the number from the back of your card and file a chargeback. If you read the terms of your accounts you will learn these things.

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#394137 Review #394137 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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$50
On January 14, 2013 a payment of $192.78 was applied to account number 02573 008062-01-5 in which one of Comcast's employee put on the account in error. On January 30, 2013 under other charges and credits the amount of $192.78 was added back to the account. This...
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Anonymous
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Are you for real? if a payment was added on your account by mistake and than removed...why should u get a credit for a payment you did not make? pay you bill and stop calling ...

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#393957 Review #393957 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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$193
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  • The Bill

Comcast in West Palm Beach, Florida - Worst signup experience

Signed up online for xfinity. Got the 2 year $199 tripleplay deal with a $300 gif card. Only needed to confirm with an online 'signup expert'. This is where the switch and bait started. He confirmed the $199 for the first 12 months, 12-24 months would be $219.99 and over 24 months $249.99. So what happened to the 24 months $199 guaranteed? He checked (10 min), I was right. He said ok, the installation will be $79.99. I said no, inline it stated $29.99. I was right (10 min later). He said you'll be paying $15 per extra set top box. I said no. There was no mention of such charge. Won't pay it. He said I'll see what I can do. 45 Minutes later; I got you down to $30 for the extra set top boxes. Is that ok with you? I said no. He said, but I'll also waive the voice activation of $29.95. I said; that's for free when signing up thru Comcast.com. He said, well the good thing is you'll get the $200 prepaid card. I said, it's supposed to be $300. Another 30 minutes later he confirmed all of the above. Then he said, ok I can have your service installed on the 28th. I said no, I already have an online confirmation for the 22nd. I'll be overseas on the 28th. He said, after yet another 20 minutes. no problem, we'll get you installed on the 22nd. I just saw the confirmation you got online. So after over two hours I finally got the confirmation I already got online. 30 minutes later I get a call from Comcast to confirm my appointment on the 28th. No technician available on the 28th. Ok that's it, I'm canceling. Or at least trying to cancel.... already on hold for 35 minutes waiting for someone to answer. What a joke! But I'm not amused!
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#393140 Review #393140 is a subjective opinion of poster.

The customer is never right with Comcast

I can hardly express in words how frustrated I am with Comcast. They didn't show for the first appt (4 hour window) and took no responsibility when I called to ask where the installer was. If you can even get thru to someone on the phone, it's never anyone who has any level of authority much less intelligence, customer orientation or empathy. Finally set up new appt. Take time off from work, and guess what? No show. I call and the computer tells me he's running 3 hours late. No courtesy call, of course. At least, their consistent. Well, he's here, and on top of the $90 Internet install, he's telling me it's another $50 for wifi, which the original scheduler neglected to share. What a monopoly. What a horrible experience!
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#392764 Review #392764 is a subjective opinion of poster.

I hate Comcast

I had Comcast internet service for 1 month before i moved to my new place and requested the service to be installed in my new place. I add cable to it as well. I called on Feb.28 and next day I received the cable boxes but i had no conection for the cable nor internet. I called Comcast and the next available visit they had would be for Thursday march 7th. The technitian came to my bulding, called me from his cell phone asking what kind of service I requested, I explained it was for internet and cable and he aswered me: My paper work shows troubleshooting for internet, so I cannot help you. He hung up the phone and I tryed to reach him back without success. I called Comcast and explained all that and they didn't really cared. They scheduled another visit for Sunday March 10th. For my surprise, a technitian arrived saying that the requested he had was just to conect internet, he showed me his paper work and indeed it didn't say anything about cable. Really??? I was more than pissed! I called Comcast AGAIN and explained the situation, they apologized saying that a technitian would come to my house today, march 14th to install the cable. I dont even have to finish the sentence, tright? Of course, NOBODY showed up! I called Comcast AGAIN and i had another nice surprise: I had no visit scheduled!!! They never scheduled a visit for a technitian to come and stall my cable. After being 48 minutes on the ohone with Comcast (note that Im at work, i cannot be on the phone, im in risk of getting called off) they scheduled another visit for next Tuesday March 19th. Now lrts wait and see... if nobody comes again, then I'll cancel this S%^&$@ service and I'll sue Comcast. I have all the calls recorded. I'm just waiting to see my bill... im wondering if they will have the guts to charge me for a service they never provided! Im very disapointed with Comcast, very very very much!
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#392754 Review #392754 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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  • Instant messaging

Fraudulent Promotion offered by Comcast

Two weeks ago I signed up for this Economy Plus comcast internet service online for $14.99/month first year. This promotion was mailed to my house, and on the homepage of Comcast. Process went smooth. The bill at the end stated $39.99 but it also said that the bill could be not up to date or may not be accurate. Turns out I was charged that amount every month. I called them twice, and used "Live Chat" once. All the billing department said was "oh, I don't see the promotion, sir. And I don't see the promotion." The Live Chat told me to wait 3-5 business days, and never replied me after that. I specifically told them email+phone call. No Emails, no phone calls. I was later told they left me a voice mail at noon the 6th business day, while I was calling their customer service agagin. The voice mail was never caught by my phone. The customer service rep, both times, denied the existance of the promotion. The Live Chat personal also expressed that they didn't know such a thing, when the ad was easy to find on their website as of today at http://wwwb.comcast.com/internet-service.html, same site I signed up for internet, having recently switched from AT&T. As an honest business, please don't deny your ads and promotions, and consider provide a functional department of customer service.
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#392750 Review #392750 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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$300
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  • Economics
  • Call option

Comcast Turned Off My Phone For No Reason

This is simply an ENORMOUS complaint about all aspects of Comcast and its so-called “customer service”. Last week, my phone service mysteriously went out. After two calls taking about 30 minutes each, the service rep and I tried to reset the service with the router and modem. Nothing worked so a technician was scheduled. The rep was so embarrassed by the fact that no appointments were available until the following week so she “escalated” the call and said someone would hopefully be calling me from “dispatch” to schedule an appointment the next day. (This was also done because my 88 year old mother lives with me and relies on the Life Alert system that works through the phone system to call for help when I am not home). The next morning, since I had not received a call and I was concerned about my mother, I called again and spent another 30 minutes plus call getting someone in the Phillipines, who clearly could not help me. I called again and finally reached someone in the US who basically said the same thing as the rep the night before. I would be hopefully receiving a call from a tech or dispatch to schedule something that day. Well, later that day, when I returned home I found out that a tech had come by (please note there was NO PHONE CALL) and that he had tried to turn the phone on but had found out that the phone had been turned off due to non-payment. Hmmmm. I had paid my bill and my internet and cable were still on. What was going on? Of course, the next morning I called again, for another 30 min plus phone call just to get someone (a so-called “supervisor”) who can actually do something. I was told that my phone service had just been turned off by Comcast. Yes, the number that I have had for about 5 years is now gone and, please understand, that it has taken 4 days just for Comcast to figure this out!!!!! Whew. So, they gave me a temporary phone number and told me they would be getting my old number back. Someone came out Friday to get the temporary phone number working. The supervisor I was working with, David Wright, said he would call Saturday to make sure the phone was on and meanwhile he would work on getting my phone number back. (Again, a tech showed up with no phone call even when I was again told I would get a phone call first). Well, come Monday I hadn’t heard anything so I called David, repeatedly. Left message after message until finally, on Thursday, (10 days after my phone had been turned off BY COMCAST) I just gave up and called the 800 number again to go through the horrible experience of starting all over again to get someone who would actually help. So, 30 plus minutes after calling I get another “supervisor,” Marty Hernandez. She is apparently, turned off by my frustration and leaves me on hold for 15 minutes or more at a time while she “escalates” my problem and tries to get my phone number back. Yes, my phone call with Marty Hernandez was over an hour long while she offered absolutely no empathy and treated me like dirt. In fact, Marty Hernandez treated me so badly that she inspired me to take even more time out of my life to sit down, write this letter and distribute it. No one else in this drama treated me so badly and motivated me this much. Also, she told me that, apparently, David Wright never did anything to get my number back? This is very disheartening as he was the only person in all this who acted like he cared and made me feel like I was more than a pain in the rear. I truly thought he would be the one to fix my problem. What a huge disappointment. I would work harder at editing this but I’ve already wasted literally hours of my time fixing a problem that Comcast caused. I want to know how Comcast plans to keep my business with customer service that is a complete disaster. I want to know what Comcast is going to do for me to make up for my frustration, lost phone service and lost time. They made a huge mistake then treated me like dirt. What’s that all about? So, I wonder what will happen next? Will Marty Hernandez actually give me my phone number back? Will she actually call me back? Hmmmmmmm. Who knows? Not I!
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#392721 Review #392721 is a subjective opinion of poster.