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Comcast in Chicago, Illinois - Turning off my service took 3 days

After my promised 12 month trial offer was cancelled at 6 months and I had horrible service from Comcast, I switched to RCN and got TV and internet for a lot cheaper. It took me 3 days of phone calls to reach a person at Comcast that could help me turn it off. I went through countless rounds on automated prompts that seemed to be on a loop and endless. No one would help me and the sales team usually said Please Hold and then transferred me to the auto prompt I couldn't get passed. One sales guy I reached finally gave me a better #, call 1-866-540-6296 to reach a person if you have a problem at Comcast. If you have a choice DO NOT pick Comcast.
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Comcast in Galesburg, Illinois - Bait and switch, over-charging, Inconsistent bills

I don't even know where to begin with this company. First off, I get a mailing from them offering me a Triple Play Bundle at a low price, but when I call they say it isn't available to me. So I ask why did you send it to me then? I was told it was a mistake, yet I get one every month! I was offered the service, but at a much higher price, which I did not take. Secondly, we had a representative call us and offer us a Triple Play Bundle for a certain price. We took this deal because it was so good. Problem is, we were charged more. When we called we were told that was the right bundle but not the right price. We argued their representative told us this and they need to honor it. We have to call every month to argue this point with them! Third, our bill comes every month different. It's difficult to read. I never know what it will be because they change it every month. I have a Triple Play Bundle but get charged separately for all three services. Then when we changed service within a month, they charged us an entire month at what we had and then charged us for the new service from the date we got it. Why wasn't I credited for the half month of service I had originally that I did not use? Many people don't take the time to look their bills over and I'm betting Comcast knows this and uses it to their advantage. Bottom line....this company is bad news. Unfortunately, they have monopolized this area and there isn't another company I can switch to. I'm beginning to think no cable, internet, and phone is better than dealing with this company!
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Recently, the comcast switch outside my condominium failed, and I lost internet access for 1 week. When the techncian showed up he wanted to talk about my television service.

After telling him multiple times that the televisions were working fine, and after showing him as much. He then stated, you may want to replace the cables to the television, becuase sometimes they go bad. Recognizing instantly that he was trying to foist the $50 service fee from me, I told him, "Please don't worry about the cable television, just fix my internet". He finally plugged a device into the cable running to the internet modem.

He discovered there was no signal available. He then went outside, where he spent an hour troubleshooting the problem, and getting into a verbal confrontation with the property manager. After returning, he stated to me, the network signal box outside had failed, and that a comcast network person would have to come out to replace it. I said ok.

He then stated, I made you a television cable anyway, so you can replace the cables.

Comcast then attempted to charge me $50 as though the problem I was experiencing had something to do with my inside cable or equipment. I don;t use their equipment, and he didn't make any repairs inside my home. However becuase he handed me a cable they are trying to call it a repair.

This company has stooped to the lowest levels in an effort to generate revenue, and it is very sad. I am going to switch my service over to another provider as soon as I get my money back from these thieves.

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#351592 Review #351592 is a subjective opinion of poster.

Check your Comcast bill

Both my roommate and I have had channels added we don't want and didn't order. Comcast has been good about removing them. They gave me Showtime without my asking for it and I did keep it. It was only $5 rising to $10 after 6 months. This month they charged me $20 even though it's only been 2-3 months. I'll be calling Monday. If I had not checked my bill I wouldn't have noticed it. My roommate had HBO for quite a long time before she realized she was having to pay for it and she never ordered it. We have had several channels added this way.
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Comcast provides poor service and does not address issues

I have had Comcast for several years but upgraded to HD this summer. Since then I have continuing issues with video on demand. Becoming a more frequent issue. I was on the phone with them for 2 hours last night. At 9:54pm spoke with a supervisor Matt and got the issue resolved for last evening. I will note that I was on hold last night and was disconnected while my call was being transferred and had to go through the entire scenario numerous times, even though they issued a ticket for my issue. Same problem occurred this evening, called and was on hold for 20 minutes, then once again was disconnected and had to call back. Finally, got to speak with someone, who of course, couldn't help me and transferred me to technical support. At that point I got a message that "due to high call volume my wait time" would be at least 10 minutes..AGAIN!!! I hung up. Comcast customer service sucks!
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:grin

Jettyboy
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Hold onto your hat! Now they have outsourced their tech support to India......swell.

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#351494 Review #351494 is a subjective opinion of poster.

Comcast Sucks!!!!

I have been a customer for 12+ months and throughout the entire period of time, I have had multiple issues, repetitive problems, inferior customer service phone reps and poor in home service reps. My service includes phone, internet and cable. From day one, I still can not access my account on line because these idiots never set my account up correctly from day 1. I HATE Comcast and if I my apt community had another option, I would switch companies immediately. The most frustrating part is that you need to speak to mulitiple departments, repeat your story each time a different customer rep speaks with you, it is so very annoying, and in the end, there isn't a single competent person I've ever dealt with at Comcast. If anyone from Comcast is reading this, they should try to model a company like Time Warner... enjoyed their service for 7 years and only one time was dissatisfied with service.
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Comcast in Memphis, Tennessee - Poor customer service

Comcast has the worst customer service ever witnessed by mankind. They have poor work ethic and purport a platform of substandard services. I've been with them 15 months and service has been poor for 14 months. They will not waive the early termination fee in lieu of opting opt given the significant issues experienced. I've had several forgotten appointments. THEY PLAIN SUCK!!! Beware of Comcast especially in Memphis, TN. I plain just hate there service!!! We have 6 boxes from them and all of them have never worked at once. To add, our bill is nearly $300 a month and the service doesn't parallel.
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Comcast in Sonoma, California - Told lies, had me spend unnecessary money, lied, forgot about setting an appt.

So, everyone I know is on Comcast or almost everyone, and I move back to the States after 15 years in Canada, and my mom, whose in a memory unit and who's 88 has Comcast and 14 channels (7 of which are in Spanish which she doesn't speak), but has no internet. So I ask Comcast for internet service and want a few more channels so I can stare at Anderson Cooper or listen to him giggle or take on some whirling dervish like the ambassador from Syria. Comcast sends out Trevor who seems like an OK guy and I have to realize that one day, there will be a president named Trevor and maybe a VP named Jason or something. Trevor resets the 20 year old TV and says I can have a zillion channels for free for a while and it doesn't really matter because I only watch CNN and sometimes if I need to detach from the world, I watch the Mentalist or Shamar's butt on "Criminal Minds," but this is escapism, mind you. Then he sets up the modem for my desk top, totally avoiding the fact that 99% of computer users also have laptops, but he just says, "The router's up to you." So he leaves and I still think he's nice because he's chatty and so am I. I go to Staples and buy a Belkin Router, and the set-up pictures are about as convenient as an Algebra III problem and when I call for help, I really do get India, who will help you once via i-yogi, a middleman for Belkin (who used to be good), and when their instructions don't work on the laptop, I call again and no one answers beause I've refused to pay their $189.99 annual help fee and I don't know how to say unpleasant things in Hindi, but if I did, I would have. So I call a local small business and ask for help because I forget the last time I set up a router without help (a while ago), and this guy comes out and he's one of those people that you'd say, "He was a quiet man. He kept to himself." I feel like I'd better keep my mom's curtains closed from now on, just in case, even though I'm 58 and I'm not the aerobic queen I was in my 30s and early 40s before breastfeeding. I have to go to his store to pick up printer cables because mine are in Canada or lost here or were taken out of my car when we drove from BC to California in August. He tells me, "Obama hates people like me." And I am wondering WTF because he's a small business would want universal health care, free choice, and I don't think this guy qualifies as a big business. He goes into a hate rant, and if I'd know this, I'd have never let him in my house. Later, I learned that he tried to hunt down a customer who had a bone to pick with him, and I realize he's psycho, so not only have I bought a router, but I've let a right-wing psycho into my house who might be looking into my curtains. Then my internet ceases to operate, and I call Comcast. I get this dude with a really harsh Hispanic accent, which is an oxymoron because Spanish is not a harsh language. German is, but not Spanish. He tells me to take the cord out of the router and plug it into the modem directly. After I do this, the internet works, and I say, "What about my router?" He says, "I can't help you. It's not a Comcast product," and hangs up. So then I call Comcast the next day and say that due to this employee's advice, my laptops (I have a teenager) have no internet, so the guy is helpful and then says maybe I want phone service too, and a modem/router combo, and I ask why didn't Trevor offer a modem router and everyone thinks Canada is so backwards compared to the States, but in truth, Canada's companies give you a modem/router combo. I mean they ask if you need a router or just assume the modern household needs one. So now that I have found an employee who can upsell (pretty no brain sales activity), I make sure you can call Canada at the same rate, and he says yes. I ask if the jacks will be activated, and he says, Sure. So the next week I get a call that the AT&T account has been 86'd and Comcast is now my server. There is a dial tone on the phone attached to the router and the 2 cordless phones, and there is a dial tone on the phone jacks around the house, which had previously been home to my mother's rotary phone, which is, rest in peace, in the garage. I call Comcast and say, "How do I know that the jacks are Comcast or AT&T" and I ask if she can call and I can see what rings. She, who is probably 22 and managed to finish high school or get a GED, which still surprises me, tells me that sorry, Ma'am, but we can't call out. I ask for a supervisor after I've told her about the router, the money, the Obama hating *** in my house alone with me, and she does this snarky broken record thing and I'd like to kick her 22 year old step aerobic behind, unless she's already breeding other half wits and runs home to make hamburger helper for a *** remote holder who watches wrestling and "Hoarders" and a 2 year old that smells like Pampers in need of a change. I call the next day and I get a grownup who actually can call out on her phone, and I am wondering, WTF? Why did Miss Hamburger GED Helper not tell me they could call out? I mean she lied to me, and I was raised Catholic, and you just don't lie to people, unless you don't want to hurt their feelings. The intelligent woman calls me back and only the phone attached to the new modem router rings, so it's obvious the others are still with AT&T. I asked her why did they call and say it was switched over from A T & T, and I wait for the jacks to start working, but they are as dead as the personality of Senor Unplug-Your-Router. And I wait and wait. This is going on for about a month. I have a plug-in phone at the modem in my mom's old room and its' starting to smell like smoke because when I get agitated I smoke and am too annoyed to step five feet to the door. And the two cordless phones work like *** now because we used to use them but they were on the same frequency as the microwave oven and the Canadian router, so we had to change the phones to a new megahertz or whatever. The phone jacks are still dead and half the time people can't hear me on the phone and I'm still not watching TV but we do have internet on all three computers and my daughter watches Netflix and is getting an *** Algebra, so the Netflix and the Comcast router isn't helping with the grades any. Now at some point, and this is a gray area in my brain or a black hole, I get told by yet another customer service specialist that I can have my jacks activated for $25 and I decline with profanity on my mind. This could qualify me for sainthood for not using profanity but meaning it for it is, indeed, a miracle. I just have to do it twice for beatification. I finally get out of this "Obama-screwed-up-the-debate-and-was-it-on-purpose" depression, and I call Comcast again and get, lets call him D"”on the phone, and I tell him about the Obama-hating ***, paying him buying a router, Miss Hamburger Helper with a GED who tells lies, the man who ruined the configuration I paid $100 for, and that my mother has Alzheimer's and my daughter is 14-1/2 and I'm 58 and too old for all of this, and that my husband is in Canada and I don't like corporate America and for 15 years, I've been telling Canadians about the great customer service you get in the States and now I've changed my mind. He sympathizes with me and tells me that if I sign up for a product protection plan or something for $4.99 a month, I can have the jacks activated for free and then can just cancel the plan after a month. I'm really grateful for this wonder corporate terrorist because he's helping me, unlike anyone else, expect the smart older lady who did play a small walk-on role in this drama of life. D"”tells me someone will be there on Friday, Oct 12 between 8 am and noon, so I rush my daughter to school so I can get back and get the call that the tech is coming. And I wait and I wait. I go back to sleep, then think, I should take a shower, and I put the phone on the toilet lid, just in case. I stay off the phone and time kind of ticks by and I could vacuum my mom's house because in fact, I'm really not authorized to do all this Comcast stuff because I don't have power of attorney (My sister does) and my mom has mid to late stage dementia and last time she was home, she was trying to turn off the lights with the remote control (someday, Mom, it will work). Finally at 12:45, I call and give the service order number to a sweet kid in Salt Lake City, and he might be Mormon but I use the F word anyway. Not at him, but in the context of my story. He feels really bad and is going to help me because it seems like D"”put in the order for product protection or whatever it's called, but then he never scheduled an appointment, and then we talk about downsizing and how D"”probably was going to do it but got another call and mine got buried and when he went home that day, after doing 2 people's jobs, and he could only think about getting out of there and having a beer and if he didn't have the job, he'd have no health care for himself or his family. We give D"”credit together and this kid is really nice and checks the entire situation out with a supervisor. I am on hold long enough to write addresses in an updated address book, deleting the dead people and the ones I'll never see again and the ones who like Romney because they have money and they don't know what Section 8 housing looks like, which is where one of my sisters has to live because Kaiser pinched her brain at birth before litigation was in style. He comes back on the phone and says, "I have good news and bad news. The good news is that I've cancelled your product protection program, so you'll see a credit on your bill. The bad news is that if you want the jacks activated, it will cost you $50." And then I tell him calmly that he is a nice guy and it's not his fault he works for a company that is more interested in its stock value than its customers' happiness, and that when I feel better, which might be never, I will let Comcast know what I think of them. And that is what I have just done. Sincerely, Cathleen Chance Vecchiato
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Comcast in Bonita Springs, Florida - Comcrap

For months I have had reception problems with my Com-cast cable service. Trying to get help with the problem is the most frustrating thing in my life. As soon as I start to dial customer service my stomach starts churning, then being left on hold indefinitely and finally describing the problem for the um tenth time and still getting no results. Their customer service is unequivocally the worst of any company I have ever dealt with. Please bring in competition so they will have to buck up or lose customers. "My Prayer" Words can not sufficiently describe my dislike for this company.
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COMCAST IN WASHINGTON DC IS TERRIBLE

I got screwed by COMCAST. They up'd my bill by $200 in one billing cycle. Beware of dealing with them. I will be telling as many people as possible. COMCAST IS TERRIBLE. I have had trouble with them in the past and had the same issues. They up your bill automatically and don't let you know about it. I am super angry. I will be posting this on every and all social media I have access to. Comcast does nothing to make things right either. They continue to disappoint all the time. They are terrible, terrible company. I will be switching TODAY.
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Comcast going mexican?

Turning my TV on this morning to watch the news provided me with a message from comcast in spanish regarding some digital box upgrade. Do you wonder if they realize that we live in The United States of America and WE SPEAK ENGLISH? it is bad enough that when you call them you need to "push 1" to speak in ENGLISH but not we need a translator to read the TV screen. Why do they pander to the mexicans who are too *** or too lazy to learn to SPEAK ENGLISH? Is this an example of how Americans are going to be treated by comcast and others? They should be embarrassed!
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