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Comcast

Just want to add my experience to the many: this is a deceitful company that will make it extremely difficult to downgrade or cancel your service (and often to upgrade service due to their incompetence). They will add charges to your bill for any reason whether you agreed to it or not, and then it will take months and many phone calls to get a credit. I tried to downgrade recently and it has been 3 weeks, several phone calls, and somehow now I have phone service although I don't even have a cable box or a phone and they say that my bill doesn't reflect the downgrade because the technician isn't coming to disconnect me until tomorrow... he came five days ago. When I had a false "service charge" on my bill, I called, did some appeal thing, after a few calls they agreed to credit it, and then on the next bill the charge was duplicated. I had to go though they whole thing two more times to get both charges removed. I could go on and on.
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#196690 Review #196690 is a subjective opinion of poster.

Comcast in Chicago, Illinois - More cost to the consumers "GREAT"

I a so sick and tired of comcast cable, I have been with them for over 10 years not because I was happy with their service because of convienence and now the digital conversion has hit my area as of last week YES! the one comcast customers didn't have to worry about. Other than my main TV all the other ones are not giving me my channels. talking to their customer service is like shopping at wal-mart, painful and annoying. I am DONE and I agree with the other writers *** companies are not going to learn their lesson until we all banned together and stop them from ripping us off.. I am all for boycotting comcast LETS ALL DISCONTINUE OUR SERVICES ON SEPTEMBER 23 2010 Someone should start a website
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#196648 Review #196648 is a subjective opinion of poster.

COMCAST - the WORST sales people in the world??

I moved to a new city. I needed a land line phone & ISP service. (NO cable TV). I had never used COMCAST. I looked providers up on the net. There were.. 2 - the local phone company &...COMCAST. COMCAST was offering a "deal" on ISP service, $39.99 a month. I called. They were snotty & rude - mostly that slovenly "I don't give a *** attitude most people in business seem to give today. I told them about the offer they'd sent ME. "OH! NO! It's $80 a month!" I had it printed out right in front of me! NO! The $40 rate was for RETURN customers only. I said that their ad didn't mention that. "$80 a month! You're a new customer!" "So, I'm a NEW customer to COMCAST & you're going to charge me DOUBLE the rate? I'm NOT paying that! Is this how COMCAST treats NEW customers??" *** says, "FINE! Bye!" & hangs up. The local phone company hooks me up for $60 a month & who shows up at my door? COMCAST installation guy! "Where ya want da cable?" I say get lost. He asks if he has the right address. I say yeah....but NOT for cable! Friday I get a call from COMCAST PR lady. (WOW! Sugary sweet! Dripping honey! I could have become a diabetic!) "Oh, 'somebody' made a mistake! We're SOOOOO sorry about this misunderstanding. Of COURSE we'll give you cable for $39 a month! Of....COURSE! When would you like it installed??" "Too late. I went with the phone people. I don't need cable." She went on for FIFTEEN minutes about how WONDERFUL COMCAST was! I told her, "Yeah! I've already discovered how you treat people....especially new customers!" "Well,", she minced, "I'll call you back in a week or two to see how you're doing." I turned on my answering machine! I will avoid COMCAST like the PLAGUE in the future! BAD business. BAD!!
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#196202 Review #196202 is a subjective opinion of poster.

Poor cable service----Comcast

We pay megabucks for the service--cable going off & on for the past 2 days, called & complained-gal was polite, but what can she do ? VERY unhappy about the service. A very unhappy customer. The public ALWAYS gets the "shaft " from these large companies--- what can we do to stop this nonsence ? I know thta this will probably do NO good, but, I had to blow off steam somehow.!!!!!! If I fill this in with 100 words, I'll be cursing & I don't think that you would like that!!! Thankyou for listening to my complaint-do something about it--PLEASE.
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#196184 Review #196184 is a subjective opinion of poster.

Comcast in Chicago, Illinois - Unauthorized charges/ no refund

This horror story involves a series of errors Comcast made. I called on May 27, 2010 and cancelled all Comcast services. At the time, I was told we would receive a refund in the amount of $120.30 within 3-6 weeks. We still await this refund as I write this, almost three months later, despite many, many phone calls, misinformation from varied Comcast employees, and tremendous frustration on our part. In fact, Comcast last week promised it would arrive by Wednesday. I was told this at least five times by three different Comcast reps. When it did not arrive, I called and was told that, in fact, it would be here between Wednesday and Friday (this was the first mention of a Thursday or Friday arrival – and at least the 14th phone call regarding this matter). Even more alarming, despite the cancellation, Comcast initiated an electronic funds withdrawal from our checking account a month later for almost $300. This unauthorized charge to our account was well after our service was cancelled, and after all Comcast equipment was returned. Even worse, Comcast never provided notice to us that it was going to, or in fact did, remove these funds from our account. As a result, our account was short the following month and we were charged overdraft fees resulting in an additional $408.00 billed to our account. Despite our efforts, the bank is only willing to waive $70.00 of these fees; we were directed back to the responsible merchant (Comcast) regarding the balance. As such, Comcast's series of errors has caused our family direct damages in the amount of $727.77. Comcast is responsible for reimbursing us not only the original refund amount ($120.30), and the erroneous charge in June ($269.47), but all incurred bank charges due to the unauthorized taking of our funds ($338.00). We were loyal Comcast customers for almost five years. During this time, we never missed a payment and always paid on time. The way this situation has affected our finances, with little or no sympathy or action on Comcast's part, is both disgusting and disheartening; at a minimum, it is actionable. We will have to see how all of this plays out, but I will avoid all things Comcast from now, and strongly suggest everyone do the same. This is no way to treat customers, and enough is enough. If you have experienced anything similar, post and let everyone know. I smell class-action suits in the air!
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#196010 Review #196010 is a subjective opinion of poster.

Comcast

Comcast turned me into a collection agency after 10 years of service. I terminated my services due home relocation. In the shuffle the final bill was issued without any evidence it was delivered to my residence No doubt my last payment ( $104 ) was 30 plus days late but in my opinion that action was unnwarranted after being a customer for 10 years and over $7200 of service fees. I spoke to the corporate escalations department stating I had no problem paying the bill, but I definitely did not appreciate Comcast turning me into a collection agency. Beware of the final bill and the timeliness of its payment.
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#195749 Review #195749 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Comcast=Comcrap

We have been customers of Comcast for a long time. but recently they switched the normal cable service to digital cable. The upgrade was supposed to be free, but they had other plans for us. FIrst off, we now all need a converter box for each of our TVs. And it requires a plug in transformer to operate. So there goes one outlet... forever. So We get 6 Boxes with one huge box the size of a small desktop computer. Which we did not need nor order. So we get charged extra for that. Then we had to call Comcast and wait 40 minutes to sync our service because all the boxes have to synced to a frequency. So we Tried 4 times and it did not work. 4x40=160. That is 2 hours and 40 minutes on the phone! After only getting 2 working channels, we sent in the box that was not woking (large one). They then charged us for another box and repairs on the box that came to us broken. We went through 3 boxes. And we also have internet through them. And It staring to act up...
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#195272 Review #195272 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Comcast in Mount Laurel, New Jersey - Can't get service canceled

We are moving and trying to cancel service. I called and they wanted $15 to come out and pick up the box and router. Because of the moving pressures I said "OK". That was three days ago - today I get a call asking why we are canceling service and asking how we are going to get the equipment back to them. I was angry but gave them a name, date and time of the person I spoke to and said I had an appointment for a pick up on the 25th. The caller said I did not have an appointment. Of course between this were the mandatory long long long periods on hold. Since we are moving out of state I told the person to give me the address of the Comcast store and I will drop it off. I just did not trust comcast to show up and I did not want to get charged for the equipment. So, when I get to VA I have to decide what to do - cable or direct TV. How much worse could Direct TV be? I have an idea for a new Comcast slogan "Comcast - we make the US Post Office look good!" Comcast if you want to call me my comcast number is 651.528.6393 but it will only be good for another two days then I will be free at last!
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#195269 Review #195269 is a subjective opinion of poster.

Comcast Customer "Lip" Service

We had Comcast cable installed over one year ago. The remotes on 3 of the 4 TV's work fine (channel changer, volume, etc...), except the one in a bedroom. The same type of TV (same model #) is in our kitchen and the remote works fine. We have complained numerous times to Comcast and a service person has been to the house several times, and several new remotes were tried. Still only changes the channel and turns the Comcast receiver off. Finally installed a new HD TV in the room and STILL Comcast could not get their remote to work! They gave numerous excuses and suggested we get a universal remote or contact the HD TV manufacturer. In the end, we returned the HD TV and finally found a universal remote that worked. Comcast customer service STINKS!
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#194775 Review #194775 is a subjective opinion of poster.

Comcast Xfininty Downgrade

It is clear that comcast has not been very forthcoming regarding its so called xfinity upgrade. They appear to be basically scrambling the existing cable signal then providing you with a converter box that unscrambles and reverses the process while downgrading HD channels to 480 Standard Definition. This downgrade is free for two digital converter boxes but any additional units will cost you $1.99 per month for now. So if you were enjoying HD which most new TV's are quite capable of receiving it appears that this is now a thing of the past unless of course you want to upgrade to their digital full size HD box for a mere 10 per month. When I asked them why this upgrade(really a downgrade) was required they said that it was needed to protect their programming content. Seemed to be able to protect it quite well prior to this. Now I need another widget hanging off each TV to make them work, and I am sure that this was all intended to provide Comcast with complete control over HD content thereby forcing you to rent more equipment to restore it. I am not at all please with this. Dispite the poorest economic situation in over thirty years they have found a way to generate more revenue at the consummers expense. If somebody from comcast can further explain this situation I would be glad to hear their point of view. Their service is almost as costly as a car payment.
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