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Beware of Install Fees
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GILBERT, ARIZONA -- Instead of rewarding long term customers who has changed to another location, they stuck me with a 50 dollar extra bill. When the automatic install didn't work, they said "we'll send a person to install. You'll be charged but I don't know how much. " Exactly what the customer rep said. Then when the tech contractor (yes, contractor not with cox communication) told me that they'll charge only $1.50 each cable line in the box. I was like OK, it's 15 x $1.5. Then my bill came to me. 50 bucks on top of my monthly. How did 22.5 become 50 bucks? Easy 50 bucks for a 15 minute install of 5 splitters. Can anyone say I've been ripped off in the exchange? I called cox rep back and asked them how come? They said, didn't we say you'll be charged? Yes you did but you never mentioned it would be 50 bucks. Then the rep said oh we had a special to reduce the price, let me check back to you. But he never responded to me about it. So I called back, and another customer rep said oh that special is actually the 50 bucks since a new install is 99 bucks. On top of that, there is no special deal last month. She said, "I've been working here a long time, we never had such a sale on install". OK, the key word is "never". OK Where is the miscommunication?

Here's the whole picture again; They said the cost depends on the installer, then I asked the installer and he said "1.5 per line in the cable box", then I get stuck with 50 bucks, then the lie about 99 discount to 50.

Treating long term customer in this disrespect and lies will be cox's building of bad reputation. Because one customer will always pass the expereince to family and friends. I think in the future, the company will ask where are my loyal customers?

From what I see, cox outsourced their install to other company. They put the bill through to cox. Cox cover their butt by billing the customers. In all, cox doesn't know exactly how much for the install. They only charge default 99 bucks when it actually cost 50 from the installers. 50 bucks just for 5-3way splitters? You can get that 2 dollars each elsewhere. Still 50 bucks still is a sort of rip off. Worst of all is that this house is cox communication ready. (built with it). For new installs without the cox communication box outside; OK, it's about 99 for the install.

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Tired of COX Ripping Me Off
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I am in the military and live in base housing. I have had internet service with Cox for a while now and have been happy with their service until recently. In November 2010 my bill was $19.99 per month. By June 2011 they raised my rate to $21.99 per month. I called to find out what was going on. I was told that the $19.99 service was not available and the new rate was $21.99. The next month my rate was raised again to $24.99. No explanation or anything.

I looked on their website and the $24.99 in the 3 month introductory fee and it will go to $34.99. This is outrageous. I am sick and tired of COX getting rich off of their monopoly and charging more money for the same crappy service. The internet service was 3 mbps when I paid $19.99 and it is still 3 mbps at $34.99. What gives? I hope COX goes out of business and all of the owners go bankrupt and lose everything they have. Maybe then they will remember the little man trying to make an HONEST living!!! CROOKS!!!

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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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