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If you already have a digital TV and feel screwed by the recent changes, simply disconnect the cable box and run the cable directly to your TV. I have way more channels with just the basic than I do through the converter. I used to have a decent line-up, but since...
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Anonymous
#242108

In the near future, Comcast will no longer be offering ANY analog channels, so many people will not be able to simply unplug their cable boxes and connect the cable directly. In order for this to work, the TV must have a QAM tuner built-in, which most do not.

I can understand the complaints about cost, but keep in mind that most if not all of the competition (satellite, Fios, etc) have already been fully digital and required converters for each TV for some time now.

To the original poster about having more channels without the box than with - my guess is that there was a mistake and you are receiving channels that you are not paying for which should have been "trapped." If that's the case good for you, enjoy them while you can, but don't be surprised when that mistake is corrected.

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#216175 Review #216175 is a subjective opinion of poster.

Comcast in Seattle, Washington - Field Inspection took 43-days, then no contact

Ordered Double Play on Nov. 25, 2010, as comcast website states the package is available at my address. Ordered PC Router and SUPERPASS, at the the suggestion of Comcast. Was told the Field Inspection would take 7 to 10-days. It took 43-Days, (ostensibly done on 1/07/2011). Determination was my address is not serviceable, though neighbors have it, moreover, my outside connection box is closer to my home than others with Comcast. Can't be little more than 100' if that. I have send several emails, close to 2 dozen phone calls (keep getting transferred and put on hold), when all I really need to know is "WHY" is my address not servceable, when even to this day, websites and dealers say it is in Comcast servicable areas. Lastly, I have paid $86.73 (for Router & SUPERPASS) which were deemed essentials upon checkout on Nov. 25, 2010, and now Comcast tells me I am not even eligible for a refund. Again, 43-days to conduct a Field Inspection is such that the constant 7 to 10 days I kept being told is so erroneous as to be pure fiction. If comcast does not fix this situation to my satisfaction, I will take further actions to convey my experiences with Comcast, and believe me Comcast will not like the stories I'll tell. What makes those stories compelling is they're TRUE. Worst service from anyone in quite a long time! Sincerely, Randy Griffin
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#216158 Review #216158 is a subjective opinion of poster.

Comcast is horriffic

I am a student who wanted to switch from internet alone to a bundle with internet and cable and in my apartment complex it is the only allowed company with which to do business with. They wanted to charge an extra 60 dollars a month for a mere 80 channels when companies who use dishes only charge 30 dollars a month for movie channels and on-demand et cetera. I am almost thinking about canceling my internet connection as well and just driving to the library every time I need to use the internet because they wouldn't even work with me.
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#216144 Review #216144 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Loss
$200

Comcast is stealing my equipment

I am in disbelief how incredibly bad Comcast has been. A comcast representative in BestBuy approached me telling me I could get a better deal for triple play than my current comcast service. He looked up my account and even told me I was paying way too much for it. He set me up, but I had to 'cancel' my existing service before I could switch to the bundle. I received a letter stating I would receive a check for $38.86 for the unused balance of my old service. I received a check for $3.86 instead. Called them up and they said I did not return the cable modem, hence the $35 fee. I OWN my modem!! I now have to prove that my equipment is my own. A new installer would have to come and install the new HD box. $50 fee. TV worked, but internet only worked to comcast site, no other sites. HOURS on the phone finally got the internet working. Received a HD Tivo as a gift. Could not use it unless you pay the Comcast tax for a cable card. I was told a installer HAS to come out and plug the card in for me. Installer takes several of my splitters and cables I had laying out. Says that I won't need these. After he leaves find out only the basic cable worked on Tivo, not the HD stations I am paying for. HOURS on the phone. They said they had to send another installer out. The installer comes, and calls to his office. He says the 'billing code' was not set correctly in the computer. I receive a $50 charge on my bill for this 'SERVICE'. I will be switching to AT&T as soon as the current offer expires, and hopefully never return. I've also convinced many other people to switch to another provider.
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#215357 Review #215357 is a subjective opinion of poster.
I am a network engineer. My home Internet service is Comcast. I have identified a new problem within Comcast's Internet infrastructure. At 8:00 PM on a weekday evening, there was nobody within Comcast who had the intelligence to even understand what I was talking...
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Anonymous
#307945

I spent 2 hours trying to get instructions on how to change the SMC and put it into bridge mode and was bumped to TIER 2 support to do this. We had requested that the installer, day of the appt., to put it into bridge mode so we could continue to use our own router - didn't do it. Got disconnected with Tier 1 support trying to get Tier 2 on the line. Talk about a flippin circus act.

Here's some good news:

1) Get ready to PAY PER MONTH for "Signature Service". Comcast has outsourced their tech support to supposedly trained people. I'm sure there are some good ones, but my last experience was totally amateur.

2) They want to control your computing experience and become the entity who can get in to your computers and fix them all, etc. Sorry, a definite NO to that one. I'll use a local person who can document for me what they are doing. What happens when they screw something up on my home desktop? Are they sending a signature VW beetle out with a dude in a tie to fix it for me?

Comcast has really good internet service in our area. They are absolutely pouring gas on that and lighting the match with the way they are handling their internet tech support.

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#214886 Review #214886 is a subjective opinion of poster.
I believe that comcast has the worst customer service and relations in the globe. My family was put at great risk and hazard due to your company. I have yet to resolve the issue and I WILL be pursuing legal action against the corporation. When I moved into a home I...
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Anonymous
#237411

Fairsher, thanks for replying to the msg.

The person you want to speak with is Tanisha Franklin at corporate. She was very helpful and pleasant. I forwarded my complaint to corporate and I got a call back within 2 days. Also the BBB took action and they made a separate response to that. I will be receiving the proper adjustments to my Bill and was issued several apologizes for the monitoring failing on their end. I have moved on to ADT.

To comcasthelper:

You have absolutely no idea what you're talking about. Plain and simple. No-one here needs to waste their time justifying themselves to you or trying to speak down to your level. I'll let my case speak for itself as it slaps you in the face.

Goodday!

:)

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#214882 Review #214882 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Please read the last paragraph--I have a suggestion about how all the disgruntled people can get back at Comcast. I called to schedule an transfer of service from my old provider to Comcast on 12/19/2010. They tell me that I can have it installed on 12/26/2010 between...
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Anonymous
#237330

COMCAST SUCKS...HORRIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE IF YOU COULD CALL IT THAT....UNPROFESSIONAL; LYING, CHEATING, BUNCH OF CROOKS.....MODERN DAY CORPORATE THIEVERY ALL AT THE CUSTOMERS EXPENSE...GOV SHOULD SHUT COMCAST DOWN!

DONT TRUST ANYTHING THEY TELL YOU GO TO VERIZON....OR ATT...COMCAST IS HORRIBLE!

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#214158 Review #214158 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Everyday I have to listen to Comcast customers calling in crying about "I can't watch Oprah" or "My kids Xbox isn't working" or "My new Blu-Ray player isn't working." 95% of the time, when I talk to them all of their COMCAST equipment and services are...
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Anonymous
#538857

Missing you boo

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#214145 Review #214145 is a subjective opinion of poster.

Comcast

I scheduled new service with Comcast and prior to coming out and being scheduled, my credit was ran and other personal information was verified. My schedule date was on a Sunday, the technician came out and stayed at my home for over 3 hours, towards the end he said there was a problem, that I had previous service at my address, which was a lie. Well, the technician took his equipment and did not replace my original equipment, which he promised, I was without a phone, which is a necessity, and cable. I contacted customer service ASAP, filed numerous complaints with Comcast and no follow up. This technician took a power cord that belonged to me in his hurry to run out of my house like a coward that he is. Needlss to say I will never order this service, nor will I ever use for my business. I will pursue this unethical business practice until all my expenses are paid. This coward was in my home for 3 hours, ruined my carpet, screwed up my service, left me without communication over their ignorance.
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Anonymous
#786523

Comcast responded to my call for a slow modern service by offering me a double play package with promises of higher speed, an additional HD cable TV for a modest increase in price for new equipment rental. True enough, the first bill was fine $75, the nest bill was $250 with no explanation.

I have not paid it yet, I am angry as ***. Like everyone else I have been defrauded by this monopoly called COMCAST. Now it's even worse, they have just been approved to buy Warner Cable.

Unless something happens we're in for a big surprise.

AT&T is just as bad from my previous experience, ur I have never been scammed like I am now. I would rather grudgingly go back to AT&T

hardworkingamerican
#240802

Doesn't suprise me that they ran your credit but did you ever think that maybe you are just aggrevated and it isn't true what your saying. I am betting that there was cable set up in your home but maybe under your spouses name or another family memeber and it was probably delinquent and shut off so then you called to set it up in your name.

I mean you gave it away when you said they took equipment you already had. That would have to mean you already had the svc in the house. Come on ppl please be honest here.

You need that much attention you need to lie about something. what is with the people in this country.

justicefortangy
#231230

No surprise, Comcast has not followed up with me to date. I have filed a BBB & FCC complaint, hopefully this will get them thinking. This company has the worst customer service, I look forward to them going out of business.

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#214037 Review #214037 is a subjective opinion of poster.

Comcast in Boston, Massachusetts - Terrible customer service

signed up for a promotion they were having for 2yrs, great promo to get us from Verizon but then they change it after a year and came up with the excuse that they keyed in the wrong promo...already spent endless hours of trying to find someone to fix it and to no avail... now trying to find someone at corporate to see if they know how to fix it...8 people later and still no answers...nice company..going back to Verizon as soon as we can at least if they make a mistake you can find someone to fix it on one call.
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#213900 Review #213900 is a subjective opinion of poster.