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Fraudulent Advertising
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SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA -- Having had the Cox Bundle for almost a year I can honestly say it's the biggest load of bollocks ever. When I originally signed up for the service they represented a price of $67.00 for their "Bundle" (Cable TV, High Speed Internet and Phone) as being a non-promotional offer. However, after six months I was suddenly being billed over $150 per month for their lame services. Their internet is adequate but their cable is awful.

As a customer of Satellite TV for over 20 years before trying cable I can tell you that Cox Hi-Def is tantamount to Standard Satellite TV. In fact, most of Cox's Hi-Def programming is horrible. In my view, switching to Cox Cable after years as a satellite TV viewer is like trading in your Mercedes s500 for a Skoda. When I contacted Cox to question the more than doubling of my bill, they tried to tell me that the original $67 was a promotional price good for only six months. When I told them that their service had been mis-represented to me they were unapologetic. I tried to cancel the service with them but they did everything possible to try to talk me out of it.

I still haven't cancelled their service. There is no place to do it on their website - surprise, surprise. I know that I'll have to call them to complete the cancellation but I really have no desire to talk with these worthless dunderheads. Please learn from my mistake. Don't deal with Cox lest you become a Cox Sucker!

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False Advertising and BAIT and SWITCH
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Rating: 2/51

PARMA, OHIO -- I have had Cox cable over a year now. I started out with only cable with one box. I thought I could get a better deal so I contacted other providers for quotes. Not long after I got off the phone with DirecTV did COX contact me and tell me "as a preferred customer we have a special deal for you" - they quoted me at $89.99 price lock guarantee for 24 months if I bundled internet, cable and phone. Well I received my first bill since the change and come to find out I did not get the deal I was promised..Instead they are charging me $142.47 before taxes!! I think this is wrong and I am Very Upset.

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Very Poor Service Along With False Advertisement
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Rating: 1/51

WARWICK, RHODE ISLAND -- I have been a Cox customer since 2009. I have never been late on a payment and I always pay the full amount. I noticed the past year of 2013 they been adding on things that they should not have, such as 411 calls that I never made, mind you I am alone. They also say they will credit your account and never do! When you call them to ask questions they are extremely rude and do not correct the problem. The beginning of this year I was told that I was locked in at 120.00 monthly! NOT! They started charging me more and more!

So one day before my bill was even due I was shut off (their fault). The woman from tech support apologized and then turned my service back on saying "I would not be charged for the shut off." Well I was... I want everyone to know how much they have scammed me and warn others not to go with them!

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I Learned Not to Trust Anything They Told Me!
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Rating: 1/51

SAN DIEGO -- Two or three times in past years, we received ads from Cox Communications about changing our phone service. Each time, I wrote down all their information their phone reps gave, and each time I called back, their answers changed, so I just wasted my time.

Well this time, they had some package deal with phone service, updated cable TV, and internet service, and this time, the stories did not change, so we agreed to switch. No one showed up for our appointment! No one called to explain! When we left a message for the person who took our order, she didn't call back. A couple of days later, we called for a manager and were told that they had canceled our order! No explanation but to say that they had called us a few days earlier and left a message on our machine saying that we were required to also have our long distance service with them.

First, this was a lie - they left no such message! Second, the phone reps had never told us that we were required to have our long distance service with Cox in order to get the package. Third, there was no justification for standing us up and not calling us back.

You cannot trust what Cox tells you. In fact, when we placed the order, because of past bad experiences, I asked the representative to email to me the details we had discussed. She promised to do so but never did! I imagine that's because with Cox changing their story constantly, she didn't want our understanding to be on record!

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Run Around and High Prices
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Rating: 1/51

PENSACOLA, FLORIDA -- We have Cox for cable and internet. It started with high prices, but after a short time the 'special' offer disappears and the price goes up even more. I tried calling to see if there was something they can do to bring down prices. First I'm put on hold for a long time and then I speak to someone who tells me I could get lower prices if I bundled and added a phone. Well, I don't own a landline phone. She told me there was nothing she could do unless I bought a phone and then suddenly I'm talking to someone new who is asking me the same questions again. No warning or reason for the transfer. This lady has no idea why I was transferred.

Next I get someone coming to my door saying he is a Cox Representative and can lower my price. Again it's by bundling but now I don't need to have a phone, just pretend I have one. I set up an appointment with him so my husband and I can discuss this. He shows up 45 minutes late without a phone call saying he'd be late. By that time my husband had to leave. Luckily we'll be moving in a year and can get away from Cox. What a pain trying to work with these people. Extremely high prices for limited service. No professionalism at all.

Company Response 06/11/2013:

Hi There,

I think I'd be just as upset if in your shoes, and I apologize that your experience with us has not met the high standards I wish for all of our customers. Being "cold" transferred is especially frustrating!

If you'd like, I can take a look at what campaigns you may be able to take advantage of and reach out to you to discuss your options. Feel free to email me at coxhelp@cox.com! I'll do everything I can to help.

Sincerely,
Becky K.
Cox Social Media Support Specialist

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Customer Service So Bad - Makes You Want to Go Elsewhere
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Rating: 1/51

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA -- I had to call almost every three months for discrepancies in my bill. I was constantly being charged for MORE than what I was initially offered without any prior notifications. Their response was always that "the promotion that was being offered has expired."

The customer service representatives are the most RUDE employees in the entire company - never giving polite responses that even 4 years old are taught, such as "yes/no, sir/ma'am." The customer service representatives also make every simple question seem like the most inconvenient requests. I would never recommend Cox service to anyone simply because speaking with their personnel is not worth it.

Company Response 06/25/2013:

Hi Littlesixgio,

Your monthly rate for standard services should not change every month! We do offer promotional rates and specials for different services, usually provided for a limited time frame like 3, 6, or 12 months. Rate increases typically only happen once a year, and are announced in the "News from Cox" section of your bill.

Other than the expiration of a promotional rate, the only variations in your monthly statement will be due to applicable long distance telephone calls and any On Demand/PPV orders.

I apologize that we were unable to provide a detailed explanation of what caused the rate fluctuations, and especially for the way you were treated when you called! That's definitely not the experience I want for any of our customers. If you have further questions, or if I can assist you in any way, please don't hesitate to email my team at coxhelp@cox.com.

Sincerely,
Becky K.
Cox Social Media Support Specialist

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Worst Company!
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Rating: 1/51

OMAHA, NEBRASKA -- Cox Communications is the worst company to work with. We have had nothing but problems and our bills keep getting higher and higher. We have ended our internet, and are down to basic cable and our bill is still around $100... Really?? When we call for customer service everyone is so rude and they act like they don't know anything about the company. Completely unhelpful.

I cannot believe a company like Cox is even still around with all the complaints and how messed up it is. The charges are completely ridiculous, our bills keep having extra "taxes". What taxes could you possibly be adding??? We need a new internet/TV provider in Omaha that can provide to apartments!!

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Basic/Expanded Service
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Today I went down to the Cox Store to return a box and to find out how I could lower my bill from $184 to around $100. I was informed that in order to get the HD channels I must have the Expanded Service. After several times of asking the guy at Cox to help to get to around $100, he says "Oh, you don't have a discount on your bundle." So, he immediately gives us a $14.99 discount.

After all this our bill is only $40 lower not the $80 or so we needed. He finally told us that we should call the Retention Department and they should be able to help us. That was a bit irritating, as I'm at the store, why should I have to call someone? I finally just gave up and left. Then as I'm driving home I thought about the fact that I have been paying the full price for the last 9 months.

So, I'm asking them to credit my account $14.99 for the additional 8 months and I will also talk to the Retention Department. It seems like such a scam... The pricing is like a really big secret they can't tell anyone. I'm extremely fed up and I'm really tired of them sucking my money away! So, be careful with the HD and make sure you are getting the proper pricing.

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100.00 Cashback Rebate Scam
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On Jan 6, 2011 I had my cox service installed, TV internet and phone. I was told I would get the rebate form in the mail for the 100.00 rebate. After about 4 weeks I did receive the rebate form, I filled it out (made copies) and copies of my first 2 bills. Going into June now and the website to check the status of my refund still says "processing". I call the cable company and speak to a bleep. He proceeds to tell me that I don't qualify for the rebate anymore because I stopped being a customer while they were continuously "processing" my rebate from Feb.

Today is May 24th. I switched to Verizon 3 weeks ago. Why should that matter? Did it have conditions on the rebate form? NO. Was I obligated to remain a Cox customer to get the rebate? NO. That sure wasn't any stipulation. Well now when I check the status page on the website low and behold now I don't qualify for the rebate. You tell me, sure sounds like a scam to me. Anyway I contacted Wavy TV ten and the link on the back of their bill. I let them both know that Cox isn't standing by their rebate.

Somehow decided they can change the rules and it's okay. Well I'm not okay with that. If you look up complaint regarding rebates from Cox (or lack of rebates) there are hundreds of them. I challenge someone at Cox cable to step up and do the right thing.

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Outright Fraud
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LAS VEGAS -- On my first move three months ago Cox deleted all my emails on a Friday at 5pm. These were reinstated after a complaint and then deleted the next day. I then got a email from Cox that all info had been deleted 2 months prior. This is a provable lie. Next, I move into a house and had the service installed and was up and running. The tech warned me that Cox would probably make me buy a new modem. My response was "this one's working fine."

His reply was that it would probably get 'zapped.' Sure enough the next day my service was disconnected. The new service tech brought in a new router before he even started diagnostics. In the end he said the router had gone bad. Last but not least, my last address was a 'roommate account' which Cox claimed to have no record of and would not be billed for. I checked my account today and they fraudulently billed me $170. So now Cox has taken a $65 dollar account and turned it into $400. This is blasphemy. Absolute fraud. And you know what? I have it all recorded on videotape. See you in court Cox.

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