DALLAS, TEXAS -- My cable and internet were shut off due to non payment, because the account holder moved out and has not yet switched ownership over to me so my fiance called to pay just the past due balance so we could at least get service back. We paid $137.90 and were told that our services would be turned back on immediately. SIX days later they were still off. So I called and they said they had no record of our payment on our account, despite the payment showing up on our credit card history. So the woman told us she would mark it as a missing payment and a mistake on their part, and reconnect our service immediately.
I told her to stay on the line with me until it came back online. It never did. She scheduled me an appointment with a technician for the following day at 1:00 pm. The next day, I waited until 3:00 pm before calling. I told the woman he was two hours late and we needed our cable and internet. She said the reason why no one showed up was because our account wasn't even paid in full, that we still owed $50.
Outraged, I asked her how that was possible since we paid the past due balance and were promised our service back. She said there is an additional $50 fee to reconnect a past due account and that they took that $50 out of the $137.90 that we paid, so technically our past due balance was then $50 short.
Nobody had mentioned that extra fee when we paid initially and they didn't even bother to call and tell me the technician wouldn't be coming. They just left me waiting for no one. So, being short on cash because I had already paid them, I had to borrow $50 from a family member. I paid the money, and was told once again that my service would be up and running in a few minutes. It never happened.
I called back and got a guy who didn't know what he was doing. He actually suggested to me that I try turning off my TV, and turning it back on again as if the TV would make a difference with the cable problem. After each question he would ask me, I could hear him relaying the information to someone else on the side, like he was equally as clueless as I was. So who is supposed to be helping me here? Certainly not him.
After 10 minutes of him telling me to restart my computer and turn off my TV, which was useless, he suggested I wait until midnight to check it again, because that's when my account would be refreshed. This morning it still wasn't on, so my fiance called AGAIN. They said they would send a specialist to come look at it but didn't give us a specific time of day. They said they would call before they came over.
So here I am now, waiting for the specialist again and the worst part is, I know they aren't going to refund me for the time we haven't had service, even though we've paid. If Time Warner wasn't the only service provider around here, I would drop them in a heartbeat. But I believe that's why they don't care about actually doing their job, because they don't have to fear losing customers seeing as they are our only option and they know it.
CORONA, CALIFORNIA -- I have been a customer with Time Warner ever since they took over Continental cable. Since the beginning, we have had an ongoing problem with tiling and freezing of the picture on our T.V. The typical process for me is.. I call for a technician to come out and they always have fixed the problem doing something out in the box at curbside. Then after six or so months, the tiling and freezing begins to build back up again. Oh by the way, each tech has a different lie as to why I am having this problem.
This “new way” of Time Warner is.. that when you make an appointment, there will be an automated call the night before and if you are not there to answer that call, then they will.. CANCEL.. the appointment.. WITHOUT.. letting you know. That leaves the customer sitting home waiting for a technician to show up that is not coming, like our time is not as precious to us as your time. This has happened to me several times. This is.. NO WAY.. to treat your customers and is wrong, wrong, wrong and a sure way to lose customers.
Then to add insult to injury, this last time I had to call in for the “same problem” I had another no show of the technician. Called back “again” for another technician to show up and usually the second time you make an appointment, they will actually show up, but only if you answer the phone an hour before they come out. If you miss that call for any reason, throwing trash outside, going to the bathroom, they will not leave a message to let you know its them, they just won't show up. Why would anybody want to stay with a company who treats us this way???
Then a tech did show up, and after staring at my TV for a few minutes (don't know what that did) he said that the problem must be out in the street, and that he was not a street tech and I was told that he would send out a street tech the next day and hook up to my cable and screen for two hours to see if he could catch the problem. They never did this before. Why would Time Warner send out a tech that could not fix the problem which I told them before that the problem has always been in the street and that is where they have always fixed the problem in the past? I was told that I did not have to be here for that. I was here anyway just to see if one would actually show up.. he did not.
I called back and said that I was still have the tiling problem and freezing and was told that they would send out yet another tech. The techs name was ** and I felt that he was the first guy to be honest with me and gave me some instruction as what to do to get to the bottom of this ongoing problem. He told me that if these things did not work, then to call back and ask for him so I don't have to keep explaining the problem to new techs. I did just that as the problem still was not fixed.
I talked with a girl named ** who completely ignored me when I told her that I need ** to come out. She said that she could not guarantee ** would be the one to show up. I told her, "then don't bother having someone other than ** come out as I would not open the door and it would be a waste of his time and mine." Her response to me.. “have a nice day Ma'am.” Then I called back to speak to a supervisor and got someone named ** whose title was escalation specialist, whatever that means. He was sort of laughing at the problem, but told me he would see to it that ** came out and then proceeded to ask me to call the next morning at 8:00am to make sure that ** was coming out. I told him I would, even though I did not think I should have to do that.
I spoke to a man named ** who put me on hold for a minute or two, then came back and promised me that ** would be out that same day between the house of 3 and 4:00pm. Guess what happened.. ** DID NOT SHOW UP, some other tech showed up instead. As I told **, I sent him away. Another day wasted of mine through no fault of my own. Time Warner, would it have really been so hard for your employee tell me up front which day ** can come out instead of playing these games with your customers. This is the last straw for me.
At this point I am willing to go to any other service despite their own set of problems. I will not stand to be treated disrespectfully and lied to and laughed at and ignored by any company, yet alone putting up with the same problem for years. I WAS willing to stay with you even though you could not seem to fix the problem. As long as I could have six months of no tiling and freezing, I was willing to live with that. But your customer relations is getting worse and worse by the day.
It is sooooo funny to me that after an appointment is made the employee will say that I will be getting a call to see how I was treated by that person. You are more interested in how polite your employee was on the phone than actually hearing if they have fixed the problem and the frustration and lies the customer had to go through to get the problem fixed. I will not be fooled that you care by making sure the employees are polite on the phone, that is only a part of the problem. And I am not getting any of these calls that the employee says is coming my way.
I am left feeling that Time Warner no longer cares about the customers who keep them in business. I have been laughed at by your employees, I have been ignored by your employees, I have been lied to many times by your employees.. I am tired, very tired of being treated this way by the Time Warner Company. You do not run your business honestly, you treat your customers as if we have no alternative to switch to another service. We do, and I will. My husband and I are currently searching for a new service.
Yes, every cable company or dish service has their set of problems. It is not the problems that bother me. It's the way I am being treated by Time Warner that is getting “me” (a long time customer) to switch to another service. I am really surprised that Time Warner is still in business the way you run your company. It's not right the way you treat your customers! You might want to think about changing the way you do things before you lose anymore long time faithful customers.
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA -- I paid my Time Warner Bill 2 days ago and gave them an advance payment with my debit card to be deducted on 5/22/13. This morning I checked my bank account and they had debited the amount that was supposed to be taken out on the 22nd. I called the office and got a recording that they knew about this issue and were working to resolve it as soon as possible. I am on a fixed income and that was all the money I had in my account. I tried to talk to a customer service agent and was pushed around to six different people, none of which could answer my question.
A few of them told me they were sending me to the correct department only to put me back to their automated system. One of them yelled so loudly in the phone, even after I asked her to talk a little more quietly that I finally had to hang up and call again. NONE of them could tell me when this would be rectified. I've notified my bank and they are opening a case of fraud against them since this debit was done without my knowledge or consent.
When I gave the information for the payment to be debited on the 22nd I asked the billing representative if she was sure it would not be debited before then and she assured me several times it would not. Now I've incurred bank charges and Time Warner doesn't seem to care they have placed me in a precarious position.
I have also filed a complaint with the Better Business Bureau regarding what they did. As soon as my money is returned to me, I will be canceling my service with them and I am seriously considering filing charges against them. I do not for one minute believe this was a computer glitch that just happened on a Saturday morning when you cannot get in touch with anyone in their office or at your local bank.
I firmly believe this was done deliberately and since they have the recording I think it's safe to assume I am not the only one they did this to today. I've had to call them at least once a week because my service is not working properly. I absolutely hate AT&T but I have no qualms about going back to them for my service. I do not give companies a second chance when they steal money out of my bank account.
Beware if you do business with TWC. NEVER give them permission to deduct money from your account. Their customer service is horrible. The agents are rude and have no idea of how to talk to a customer who has a problem. I did keep my cool with them and tried to be nice but after the fourth one sent me to the wrong department I wasn't very nice about it. I strongly suggest no one does business with this company.
DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA -- I hope to be able to give TWC ZERO stars! For the second time, they have cut our line and capped it off BY MISTAKE! We have the internet/phone/cable bundle. So for 2 days, we were without any service. To make matters worse, when I called to get a tech out here asap, they said the first available appointment was 2 days out!
What? A company that large, should surely have enough technicians, or even contractors to send one out to what I would consider a SERVICE PRIORITY! After escalating my request for immediate customer service and speaking with a supervisor, I was given an appointment for the following morning. Still not acceptable. But, hmm, how did an appointment suddenly become available?
When it became apparent that TWC had cut our lines (a neighbor witnessed it), I immediately called back. When the person on the phone realized it was THEIR fault that I had not service, he called the dispatcher and was able to schedule an appointment within an hour. Again, hmmmm, NOW you can send someone out after realizing it's your company's fault. But, don't get your hopes up, because this company rarely keeps it's promises.
No technician showed up. Not only that, but one phone number for TWC said they were closed for the day. So I take to their "online chat" to see if they can locate the missing technician. No one came on the chat line either. Not only do I work from home, and have lost revenue, but, we had to use up our cell phone data plans as well.
The technician finally showed up the following morning, as originally planned and was completely dumbfounded. He had NO RECORD of the disconnect of service for our address, or any one in our neighborhood. I kept saying that this has happened before and it needs TO STOP! He quickly reconnected our service and was very sympathetic and professional. Poor soul, has to work for such a terrible company!
Over the years, we have had numerous, random outages with the phone and internet, weak signals, slow internet, modem change outs, DVR box changes, etc. Recently, after paying for our ever increasing bill, we were given an upgrade to Whole House DVR for less than our current plan. We were told we would have the ability to record 4 shows, doubling our current capacity. After installation, it still only has the ability to record 2 shows simultaneously. Total false advertising.
The paying public needs to take a stand against this giant company and quit being victim to its unethical practices. We need to demand change and contact City council members, the FTC, or any other watchdog organizations. We deserve better.
KINGSTON, NEW YORK -- I've always heard horror stories of Time Warner Cable, but until now I was lucky enough to not have my name on the account. Unfortunately, the time has come where I live on my own and was forced to deal with them myself. I moved into my new place on 8/4/13 and called Time Warner Cable on the morning of the 5th. It seemed too good to be true; I was having my modem sent to me and it was supposed to arrive on Wednesday, 8/7/13.
Thursday comes around and I still don't have the modem. I call Time Warner Cable again, deal with the terrible automated service they used to filter phone calls and am finally (10-15 minutes later) communicating with a human. This man tells me that the actual delivery date was Thursday, and that it should be at my place by 8 PM that night.
Friday morning comes around, still no Internet. I'm forced to call and deal with the automated system again. I get in touch with someone and they inform me that the information was not sent through properly, and that my product was not shipped at all. Not only was I told it was going to arrive on Wednesday, then on Thursday, but TWO of their workers told me that I would receive my Internet in no time.
I'm transferred to a 4th person (because the 3rd was unable to help me, but intelligent enough to know that the package was not shipped) and I'm given the option of having it sent back out or pick it up myself in Kingston. I opt to pick it up because I did not want to deal with the same thing happening. I currently do not have a car, so picking it up was a bit problematic but definitely worthwhile in my book. I guess the moral of the story is always have a roommate to deal with Time Warner Cable, because it's a complete waste of your own time.
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA -- Got a call from Time Warner Collection Services stating I was past due. I was sure I had paid online using my Bill Pay feature through my bank. I gave the agent my debit card # and told her not to charge the card until the coming Friday. I woke up this morning and check my Bill Pay and realized I did pay it on time. I called TWC and spoke to ** operator # **. He was a pompous jerk who told me they had no records of receipt of that payment. It was up to me to prove I had sent and they had received it. Told me to contact my bank and have them fax proof.
I waited for my Bank to open. They were able to find the copy of the deposited check and was stamped on the back that it was deposited to TWC account with Wells Fargo. My bank faxed the information to the fax number ** the IDIOT gave me. I followed up an hour later with TWC's collection number. I was greeted poorly by some young dumb girl named **. She was rude as well and told me that they were going to process my credit card and if I canceled my payment I agreed to that my account would be suspended.
I asked for a supervisor. This even ruder supervisor got on the phone named ** operator #**. She was rude and instead of looking up the open ticket # I gave her on her computer she decided to argue with me about cancelling my prearranged payment. I explained to her my payment was already received back on the 13th of June 2013 and I find it interesting they charged me a late fee and are threatening to cancel my services for non payment. All this poorly trained so called SUPERVISOR had to do was look at the Ticket # I gave to see I already called and had my bank fax proof that they had received the payment and had deposited it.
WOW you pay your bill on time and they charge you a late charge and have their collection agency call you and then when you prove them wrong they are rude and want to cancel your service. TIME WARNER need to get their records straight and fire this call center they hired for collections and treat their paying customers like crap. Soon google tv will wipe the floor with them and they will offer their services for 49.99 for all in one. By then they will have upset all their customers... CANNOT WAIT TO CANCEL.
MATTHEWS, NORTH CAROLINA -- I called to change my scheduled payment and they said they couldn't help me. The technician came out a few days later to completely disconnect services and he was very courteous and called. He had asked me what I wanted to do and when I could pay so I told him the TWC reps wasn't willing to help and wouldn't help. He then made the arrangement with me like I wanted to begin with, he asked for my bank routing and account number. We then read it back and forth several times to make sure it was accurate.
The day that it was scheduled to run and the day after I called to make sure it went through and was run. The automated phone system said the payment had been made. As of 6/20/13 at 11:45 my services were disconnect. I called to find out why, I was then told that it was because I provided a wrong account number. That's a lie. I had logged in to my online banking to get my account number for this. I told them that was BS and that the representative must have entered it wrong as I had clarified the correct account number several times while looking at it online with the technician.
The only thing they could say was "I am sorry, I understand your frustration, there is nothing we can do at this time. You will need to go to a local office and make the payment via cash or money order." This was a TWC representative error yet I as the customer have to pay the consequences of their mistakes. The floor manager and her supervisor was unwilling to go out of their way to make this right as I provided them everything they needed and I also gave them more info. The customer service from TWC is crappy. They don't care about their customers they only care about getting through the day.
On top of me having to go out of my way to make a payment I thought and was under the impression had already been made they wanted to charge me an NSF fee. NOT HAPPENING. I will not pay for someone else's mistakes. I stayed on the phone literally with TWC for almost 4 hours before I said "screw it I'm calling corporate.| Needless to say I didn't call corporate only because I couldn't find the right number for my area. I will not pay my account balance ever, they can pick their box and equipment up because I will not deliver anything to them.
ARUNDEL, MAINE -- The absolute worst customer service I have ever dealt with hands down!!! I get the same answer when I call every month with an issue on my bill that appears out of nowhere somehow every month??? "I don't know that's the way the computer does it." Hey Time Warner get some human beings to work your billing if the stupid computer can't get it right. My bill is supposed to be $112.00 - $115.00 a month and I get a bill for double that every month??? So if I were to pay what they bill me every month, let's say $230.00. If I were to pay that every month for 6 months I would have paid for 12 months of service right? Wrong...
If I were to move after paying that amount for 6 months you'd think I'd be getting a refund for 6 months of service I paid for and didn't use??? Wrong... It's happened to me. I paid $300.00 a month for 7 months of service which is $2100.00 and ended up having to move. I called and argued with them every single month and got the same answer "I don't know. That's just how the computer does it." My bill was supposed to be $150.00 a month so I should have been refunded at least $1000.00 and I never got even a whiff of a single dollar??? This company is such a rip off and the FCC and FTC and who knows what other government organizations let them get away with it?
NEW YORK -- TWC is the worst provider of cable and internet I have ever subscribed to. If I did not live in an apartment building where this provider was the only option, I would have switched months ago. Every week there seems to be a problem with the cable, internet or better yet, both. When you call to try and see what the issue is and how it can be resolved, the representatives are rarely able to help.
It seems that a large portion as to why they are unable to provide any guidance is due to the fact that they are given minimal information. The company puts the representatives behind the 8-ball from the get-go with the deplorable communication and mismanagement. There appears to be zero communication or importance placed on customer service within this company. If you decide to use this company as your cable and Internet provider be prepared to experience several "outages" for lengthy amounts of time. Absolutely disgusted with this company...
DESOTO, TEXAS -- I am beyond disappointed in their customer service. There is not enough time or room here to detail my experience. I am literally in tears when I call Time Warner. They bill you for more than they advertise and sign you up for. My bill went from 65 to 137. When I call, I try to be nice and respectful but get put on hold only for no one to ever answer.
Their commercial is extremely misleading. None of their services or packages start at 14.99. I moved into my apartment and because of the deal they get, my only choice was DirecTV or Time Warner Cable. They are beyond expensive and their systems aren't as smooth as AT&T.