ATLANTA, GEORGIA -- So, I was a loyal Comcast customer for over 10 years, beginning in 2000. Then, I started having trouble with some of my services and decided to give AT&T Uverse a shot, since they finally showed up in my community. Loved it, loved them, and loved their consistent attention and care for their customers... not to say they don't have issues at times, but they handle things so very well that they make you feel bad for even bringing it up. That said... I had to move, just up the street to a new community, and I am being forced to use Comcast (Bulk services?).
I upgraded to the triple play back on the 5th of June, and was told that the equipment would be delivered within 3-5 business days. Great. Fantastic. On the the 10th I called just to see where things were... to ask when I might be receiving my equipment... and was told that the order was still sitting in their system with a "pending" status, so had never been forwarded to the warehouse that ships the equipment -- I asked how that could possibly have happened, and I also asked what would have been the outcome had I not called to check. Dude said, "... no one would have known if you had not called..." What?!
So I said, "...alrighty then... let's get that fixed -- and by the way... can you send that to me fast-tracked, since I am now without TV, Internet, or phone?" He said, "...no problem... just one thing though, you're gonna need to pay $29 for the quicker shipment." At that point I was so frustrated that I just said, "Whatever." And he said they would "share" the cost with me. You know, like it was MY fault that they didn't do their jobs correctly the first time. Fine. On the 15th, still no equipment.
Third call. "Oh, wait... we just now sent that package out to you... and we don't have any actual tracking information to help determine when you will actually get the package. Could be tomorrow, could be a couple of days after that." Package showed up on the 16th. But wait, there were only two of the four pieces of equipment I was expecting. Fourth call. Rep says, "Your account activity actually shows that it's been cancelled... and it looks like prior to the cancellation, there were only two pieces of equipment ordered." What?! "Yep..."
Four reps and two supervisors later, I am being told that I now have to wait for a call tomorrow (18th) for the account to be straightened out. And if I try to make any changes to the account (since none of the reps actually got my itemization correct), then "...the audit department would make it so that NO SERVICES would be connected at my location..." What?!
The last representative I spoke to acted as if I had called back all those times to make changes to my order, when in fact, each time I called back -- BECAUSE OF THEIR TOTAL AND COMPLETE LACK OF COMPETENCE -- I had them read back to me what was shown in the order and IT WAS NEVER CORRECT. How is that my fault?
These folks really don't give a crap about customer service or just plain SERVICE for that matter. I just don't get how they can all be so callous regarding how they affect our lives. I know they have a ton of customers, and I know they have it so that you are basically stuck in certain situations or areas; however, know this... depending on where you live, work, & play, YOU DO NOT HAVE TO USE THEM AT ALL. I have the option to split up my services and only take the Basic/Expanded that the complex forces us to use... and I will use another company for my internet and phone. ANY OTHER COMPANY.
Almost everything you watch on Cable can now be accessed through the internet and all sorts of apps. Hulu Plus, Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO Go, etc., are now viable options to completely do away with cable. Comcast has basically ensured that I will now be one of the loudest voices in the "down-with-Comcast" arena.
My puny little dollars may not make a big difference to them... but by God, I will spend the rest of my days trying to convert as many folks as I can reach. THEY ARE RIDICULOUS. They need to train their employees to actually know their product and to actually care about the customers on the other end of the dollars they collect every dang month!
ALPHARETTA, GEORGIA -- Contacted Comcast on Sept 22nd to cancel services, spoke with a representative who was processing the request and informed me the prorated balance would be refunded to my account. November 7th, received a bill from Comcast for service, contacted once again and discussed situation with another rep. In review he saw that the account was supposed to be cancelled, according to him, on the 24th. I argued and stated I had called on the 22nd but after a minute conceded the two days wasn't worth arguing any further. The agent agreed to backdate the cancellation to the 24th and refund the unused portion of my services.
November 16th, opened a bill from Comcast showing an outstanding charge of $67. Contacted Comcast immediately and after 2 reps found out this was a $90 charge for non-return equipment. I stated we had never been told we needed to return the equipment and that we would do so immediately. Equipment was returned on Nov 17th to a Comcast brick and mortar facility and a receipt showing the return was obtained.
Early December, contacted Comcast again to complete closing out the account. Agent stated it was in process but didn't see the returned equipment. December 29th, contacted Comcast yet again as I had not received the outstanding credit. Spoke to an agent who informed me that I had not received any credit because I was being charged for services from the backdated cancellation of Sept 24th through to November 17th when I returned my device. I disputed stating I had done what was required and it was Comcast's issue if they couldn't disconnect service after it was requested.
I was told a research ticket was filed for their back office team to investigate internet usage to determine if they could complete the credit. I was told if there was no usage that the credit would be applied. I was told a supervisor would contact me within 2 weeks with the results – no contact ever.
January 15th Contacted Comcast, was routed through 4 agents, finally to a retention agent. After providing a detailed update of what has occurred provided a $60 credit and stated the Supervisor would have to provide the remaining amount but he/she was not in and would not be back in the office until that Thursday but when they arrive back they would process the remaining credit to 0 out the account and contact me – no contact ever.
I contacted Comcast on January 22nd, finally reaching an agent after working my way through the sales department. I again explained my situation to a Billing representative who stated he couldn't help. I asked for a supervisor and was promptly disconnected. Second call January 22nd, again routed through sales - got a hold of an agent named **. He reviewed my account and was working on making the credit to the account when, surprise, promptly disconnected.
It has been 4 months since cancelling my services. I am due approximately $23 in refund, yet Comcast has charged me $90 for equipment that I returned and haven't been credited, in fact they have refused to provide a credit for the equipment yet they are in possession of it. I still don't have my refund, I have been put into collections and threatened to report the past due amount to the credit bureaus. I have performed my duties in this relationship while Comcast has continually failed to follow up on their commitments. I want the account closed, my payment refunded and a guarantee nothing will be reported to the credit reporting bureaus.
KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE -- Since July 27, 2014 I have had nothing but issues dealing with your company. I have reached out to you and it continues to serve as no help. It all began when I was going to cancel services that Sunday because I was paying too much and the 300gb data cap. Not sure if any of you all have kids that require service for school, but I do. Which means we need data. We have not once gone over, but I was looking into going back to school myself. Well if I could have got my cap increased.
Anyway, so I make a call to Comcast. The lady was real nice - sold me on the x1 digital preferred plus, 105 tier internet with unlimited data and the phone, for under 150 a month for 1 year. Great let's do this. Scheduled an appointment for Wednesday, I don't know why but I felt like it was too good to be true. Well I researched it and it turned out that you all don't offer unlimited data. But I saw locations that offer 600gb. I called back on Monday - explained what I found.
The lady was like, "Yeah we don't do unlimited data." She was like, "We do have the 600gb that comes with the 105 tier." I was like great. I asked her check and make sure it was all in the system correctly. She said it was not. She said they didn't include the internet. She said she fixed it. Tuesday rolls around and since there was already 1 error and already been misinformed once thought I would just verify. Lady got on the phone - confirmed all the information, I confirmed the 600 gb. Everything was ready to go.
Wednesday tech shows up 2 minutes late, not too bad. Looks at the paper work as "I oh can't do nothing - codes are wrong." Makes a couple calls and leaves. So I call again, ** was like, "Yeah codes are all wrong," said, "No problem. We will get them fixed and get a tech back out there to you." He told me had to put the schedule in for Monday just to hold a time. Went over what I had ordered and confirmed the data limit of 600gb. Said he was giving it to his supervisor so we could rush a tech out, plus just to make sure he got all incorrect codes off.
Thursday rolls around - no word so I call, said no tech was available today maybe Friday. Said ok - had representative confirm what was ordered. Had her confirm the data cap. She said 600. Friday arrives. No word. I called and explained this needs to be done today cause otherwise will increase the proration and cause me a double bill. She said would take care of that. Had her confirm the account again and what was the data cap 600. Said ok. Saturday no tech confirmed all. Sunday I took a day off from dealing with Comcast.
Monday arrives tech showed up, and was only going to install the internet. Explained no supposed to be internet and x1. He agrees to go and get a box. Finally all installed. Finally. Well wish that was the end. That night pulled up my data cap info still reporting 300. Figured maybe it takes 24 hours to update. So I look the next morning still 300. Called and was told all those people I spoke to were wrong. Asked for a supervisor, I got with attitude "will not do you any good. Will tell you the same thing." I said ok.
Reached to corporate, nothing but "sorry and we will take care of teaching" but not happening. Even at 1 point ** with corporate was like, "Yeah you are a part of the 600gb data area." 2 hours later "sorry no you're not." Plus the internet is no faster and constantly drops. They sent a Tech out and that night it was great.
Next day same thing. COMCAST I am calling you out. I have given you the chance to honor what was promised. I have listen and defended for years. You have promised a better Comcast and better customer service. Here is your chance to deliver what your people have promised. Not asking for anything but was promised, if can't make it happen in residential give me my package as a business customer. Do whatever is necessary. Now you all will not even return my call.
So Comcast, here is your chance to prove you are that company you claim to be. Brian Roberts CEO this is your company - make changes. Also someone truly fix my internet. I am starting to think it is being done intentional because you want to get back at me for calling you out on promises you have yet to deliver. But I don't think it's a conspiracy. Just think most of your reps are incorrectly trained and have no empowerment. But what does Brian Roberts care, it's not affecting his paycheck. Since 8/22/14 now corporate will not even return my calls.
NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE -- I have been through hell this last week with this company. I was part of a bulk plan through my apartment complex and left with no choice but to use the company and forced to pay for cable whether I wanted it or not. The crazy thing is it would seem not a single customer representative has ever heard of a bulk account or at the very least has no clue how to manage these accounts.
It was a nightmare setting up and was a nightmare to give back the box for the cable and transfer my internet when I moved out. Endless call transfers that get you nowhere! And some of the nastiest/rudest customer service I have ever received from any company! I was very clear about wanting the exact same internet service I was already receiving in my old place moved to my new place, when they told me the price it had gone up. I asked why and was told it is just the price being offered, come to find out they upped my speed and were charging me extra!
I went into the store to give the boxes back after I actually moved. They informed me my set up that I was assured several times over the phone was all good to go was actually not processed because they forgot to disconnect the previous tenants service. I was again assured it was all taken care of, but then I got home only to find my internet was not working in my new place even though it was prior to going into the store. I then had to call Comcast yet again to try and resolve my issue.
I was called "ma'am" despite repeatedly saying my name was Mathew which I corrected them on only to be called ma'am 1 min later by the same (barely English speaking) representative. I asked to speak to a supervisor but was instead transferred to IT. I would drop Comcast in a heart beat but just like my previous apartment, my current apartments only option is Comcast, what a nightmare! I would strongly recommend if you have other options than Comcast to seek them out and don't get stuck in their trap, you will never get out, just transferred, and transferred, and transferred....
MODESTO, CALIFORNIA -- My mother, which I help out at times since she's 87 years old, has had Infinity for a few years with TV, phone and Internet. Her modem started having trouble so I took it in to Infinity to exchange. The person at the counter claimed she could save money each month by switching to a new bundle, adding security. I told the lady several times that we didn't need security but she said it'd be worth it so she could lower the total monthly bill from $192 to $153. There would only be an installation fee of $16.50 for 6 months. Sounded good and my mother had the package changed, thinking now her bill would be around $170 a month for six months and then down to $153 a month.
Her first bill came and it is $314.17. That's way higher! She didn't cancel the security system before 30 days because she'd no idea her bill would be higher than they originally told her in the Infinity office. Now they want $1000 + to cancel the security system that she didn't need or want in the first place, plus she has installation fees and a higher monthly bill than before! They definitely tricked her into something she doesn't need. She has never used the security and never will. So we'll end up paying $1000 plus for absolutely nothing.
Comcast was very dishonest on this matter. Sounds like elder abuse to me. I've called several times to Comcast plus gone to their office several times and I get various excuses and a refusal to budge, just saying we signed and are stuck with it. The installer told her she could cancel within 30 days with no penalty, but of course the first bill, charging way more than they originally told her, didn't come tell after 30 days so we didn't know we should cancel before the bill came. They clearly are taking advantage of an 87 year old that trusted what they said.
WOODBINE, GEORGIA -- Tuesday 28 April 2015, a technician arrived to troubleshoot the loss of reported failed channels. Before his arrival two of three channels had been restored remotely. The technician was unaware the reported channels were missing on all TV sets in the house. When replacing the LR TV coax connector and observing the signal was not restored, he was surprised. I asked why he replaced that connector as the report I made stated it was a loss to all TVs, not the LR set. He replaced numerous coaxial connectors, and talked to someone several times, but did not correct the fault or identify where the fault existed.
When I received an automated Comcast call requesting a performance rating, my responses triggered two responses; notification a supervisor would be calling me to discuss the work and I was asked to give an oral report via their message system. No supervisor ever called, as promised; perhaps my oral report emphasized the technician was improperly trained... but not why his supervisor could not lead him to understand how to use his equipment. I requested the technician compare other signals to observe what the strength of the missing channel should have, to no avail.
Thirty six hours later, I called to ascertain when the next technician would arrive to conduct troubleshooting, I learned the earlier trouble ticket was cancelled without repairs being completed and without my consent or knowledge. I initiated a new ticket. Saturday, 2 May 2015, a different technician arrived and immediately identified the fault was off my property entirely, and was isolated to the amplifier for the entire subdivision. Exactly what I reported to both technicians, as the most recent other faults had been isolated to that equipment. This technician was quick, efficient, accurate, in short... perfect.
He explained he could not perform the repairs as his department had separated those duties to more senior personnel. The repair now fell to the maintenance group. The next Tuesday, 5 May 2015, I called Comcast for an update. Again, someone had cancelled my trouble ticket. No new ticket for Maintenance group repairs had been created, until I promoted them to issue a new ticket. The fault still exists, and IMO, no trouble ticket should ever be cancelled until a new ticket is issued and the customer is apprised of the shift to the new ticket... along with scheduling a repair timeframe.
In this case, my presence is not required, as the technician can observe the loss of signal before repairs and the restoration of a signal at the remote repair site itself. Despite being told a supervisor would call me via automated message once and twice by live agents, no such call was made. We have an answering machine, should I have not been available. I have spoken to supervisors twice in the last 15 years while at this location.
EAST BAY, CALIFORNIA -- I am a Comcast residential customer, fresh off several phone calls with two different Comcast reps in Billing and, thirdly, a supervisor. The reason I originally called is to inquire about contract renewal pricing, given that I am at the end of my original 12 month promo pricing as of this month.
The first two reps insisted I signed up for a "2 year contract" when I initially established my service in Jan 2014. I said I wasn't aware of this, that I had no record or recollection of anything beyond a 12-month promotional rate period. When I insisted they provide me evidence of this, the first representative gave me a non-working Internet link to follow "on my own" to see the terms of my agreement. I hung up and attempted to find the material, to no avail. I called back, and the second rep, **, said he could not send or direct me to anything, it was just "what we have in our records."
He further indicated the notes from he first representative reflected that TODAY I signed up for a new 2-year agreement. Whoa??? I asked him to ID the name of the first representative I spoke with, said "he didn't leave his name" on the note. (As if the system doesn't record that?!) I very pointedly insisted on a supervisor, was told none was available. (Actually it is believable there are no supervisors of these people.) Eventually after 5 minutes of insisting, I was transferred to ** in the "escalation department."
First off, I asked ** what is going on in the notes, why the first representative would make such a misrepresentation and why no one could send or direct me to written evidence of a so-called 2-yr contract. ** kept changing the subject, instead tried to find me better pricing, though he could not. So, just to see, I asked ** to confirm the contract termination date in their system. THE PUNCHLINE... ** conceded I was NOT UNDER A CONTRACT, THAT I WAS PAYING MONTH TO MONTH.
I asked why the first two representatives flat out told me I was, ** said he did not know, "Perhaps they had the wrong information." I am inclined to believe **, both because he shares my understanding, and further he is at a separate call center likely not "in" on the angle of trying to convince customers of nonexistent contract terms.
So, today I had two Comcast reps TELL ME FLAT OUT LIES in order to protect their non-promo pricing and/or keep me from switching. More amazingly there are droves of internet posts that I find going back years on this same theme; either Comcast management doesn't read the feedback, doesn't care, or encourages this sort of thing. All three are reasons not to business with this fraud of a company. I am cancelling my service, and plan to broadcast far and wide online of my above account.
CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE -- When the church where I work contracted with Comcast several years ago, they were the only game in town. Our email goes down frequently, and I have to call Comcast to “reset” it. If that doesn't work, they have to send out a tech to fix it. Recently, the technician replaced our router and did not change, nor inform me that I needed to change, the password. Bottom line: most hackers know the factory preset passwords on routers and are quick to move on it. That is exactly what happened. Besides costing us down time, it cost us $800 to pay an IT person to fix all the problems the bot caused. It took him all day. It also cost us that server.
When I told Comcast about the problems their technician had inadvertently caused, I was told that he was someone local, and they had no idea who it was and couldn't find out. In other words, “We don't care and aren't going to do anything about it.” I found out we are out of contract with Comcast, so decided to make the move to EPBFI. It is local to the greater Chattanooga area, and if you live here, I strongly recommend them. I use them at home for internet and TV. The FI stands for fiber optics, which is what their entire network runs on. They have the best customer service I ever dealt with, and the fastest and most reliable service. But back to Comcast…
When I told Comcast I wanted to cancel service, they said I had to give a 60 day notice. I called back to ask them to waive that since they had been the cause of so much harm. The first woman I got wouldn't let me explain. She cut me off mid-sentence and placed me on hold. Then she lost our connection. When I called back I couldn't be connected to the same person, so had to start over. At least this time the person treated me like a human being. He tried to help.
After several times of putting me on hold, he came back and told me there are certain circumstances under which the 60 day notice could be waived, but mine was not one of them. When I asked to speak to a supervisor, he explained that he had 5 supervisors and was emailing them as we spoke. Someone was supposed to get back to me within 24 hours. That was Wednesday. This is Saturday. I guess I will start calling again on Monday. Comcast is without a doubt the worst company I have ever dealt with. I could tell you more stories, but this should suffice.
HIALEAH, FLORIDA -- In my 49 years of existence I have never written a letter of complaint but I am so APPALLED at Comcast Customer Service that I feel forced to write my first one. Let me start by saying that I would have never thought a company like Comcast would turn out to be the company with the worst customer service I have ever experienced.
My father's cable went out last Friday, January 17, 2014. He went to the Hialeah Comcast office to advise them of the problem. After waiting in a two hour line they told him that from now on he needed the cable box to be connected. He went home and did just that. However it didn't work. Seeing my father's frustration, because that he is 84 years old and TV is his biggest form of entertainment, I decided to take matters into my own hands and called Comcast for a technical call service.
After going through all of the automated services and sending signals to the cable box Comcast finally agreed that a technician had to service my father. At this point my father had been without cable for three days. A technician was scheduled to come on that Tuesday and never showed. I called to let them know this. Again, a person came on and tried to tell me what to do with the box, etc.
With no apologies given for the not show call they scheduled yet another appointment for Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014. This time they called my dad and by accident my dad pressed the wrong button. Within 20 seconds I was calling Comcast back to let them know of the mistake but they said that appointment couldn't take place anymore and that the earliest they could come was on Wednesday, Jan. 29 for a $30.00 fee. I was very upset and hung up on the guy, called back and was able to get someone friendlier who scheduled a call for the following day, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 from 10-12.
By Sunday at 12:00 no one had showed up and when I called they told me that the appointment was cancelled due to a power outage. At this time I was furious. How can an appointment be cancelled due to a power outage when it is obvious that my father's cable service interruption was there before the power outage took place? I felt my blood pressure rising and the lady finally put me through to a supervisor who assured me someone would be there on that day and gave me a priority number of **. She said someone would call me back to give me a time of arrival. Sunday came and went and no one called.
Meanwhile, my poor 84 year old father has been sitting doing nothing waiting for the Comcast technician to come. Today, Monday, January 27, 2014, I called Comcast once again. This time I got someone who told me the computer said that a technician was scheduled to go to my father's house on Wednesday, Jan. 29, from 1:00- 3:00. To say that I was angry, frustrated and helpless is an understatement. I hung up, called back and this time the lady told me now that the priority number which I was given on Sunday was never inputted correctly into the computer therefore that is the reason no one ever called.
She proceeded to tell me that a call would take place on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, from 1:00 to 3:00. I told her a service call had to take placed TODAY, Monday, Jan. 27 because my father had been without cable for a week and a half. I proceeded to tell her that she needed to cancel someone else or pay a tech over time but that my father deserved at least that. She told me no problem that she was going to call me back with another priority number and the problem would be resolved today. Needless to say, today came and went and I never got a call back.
I am appalled that these people represent Comcast. My father has a homeowners association which contracts Comcast therefore it is the only reason that keeps us tied to Comcast. If not I would have been gone a long time ago. I have U-Verse and had been thinking of switching over to get Infinity since U-Verse is a little bit overpriced. I wouldn't switch to Comcast even if you told me I could have it for free. What a difference with customer service.
This is not the end of it. My next step is to get the residents' signatures for the association to withdraw from Comcast as I have already found out how many residents are dissatisfied with Comcast's services. I will also post my bad experiences and bad reviews for Comcast on the internet where I see possible. It is the worst company I have ever dealt with. The bad experience has left us aggravated, helpless, used and fooled.
I am a teacher and this morning on my way to work was when I called. I felt so frustrated and upset that I got into a car accident but then again that's a whole different story that I am sure Comcast couldn't care less about. All I heard from your workers is "I feel your frustration." I told them that it was obvious they had been trained to say that for by then I had heard it 100 times. I asked them to please stop saying it because it just made me more furious.
I forgot to tell you that after my accident my husband took over the situation and tried taking care of the problem from his job. They told him not to worry that they would take care of it today. Comcast assured that my father would get a call before the service call today. NO ONE CALLED!!! Comcast is truly the worst company I have ever dealt with. They don't care about their customers or anything else and I will make sure that everyone and every possible source of communication finds out about my experience.
FOX LAKE -- For starters, I tried to disconnect my service back in January 2016 due to being relocated for work. After talking with a representative they told me that an early termination fee of $170 should be waived due to service not being available where I was relocated. Here I am in June 2016 and I have received a bill for close to $500 (after not receiving anything from Comcast) from a collection agency! I have an electronic bill dated February 2016 with a remaining balance of $51. I never paid this due to speaking to a rep that said the early termination fee should be waived.
Again, I spoke with a representative that said that it should be waived, which seemed as though I was going to actually get a credit. Now after getting the bill of close to $500 another rep is telling me I was misinformed and owe this ridiculous remaining balance!!! Do not use Comcast, they are crooks!