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Hassles and Outages
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Rating: 1/51

STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT -- Service outages, threats of retaliation for nonpayment, when I had already signed up and been confirmed for such payments. Hassle and delay when attempting to terminate service. Refusal to provide retroactive credit for days of non-use after they said they were unavailable. Twenty minutes of hassle and screwing around when I finally did reach someone to cancel.

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Worst Customer Service
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Rating: 1/51

PORTLAND, MAINE -- By far the worst customer service I have ever received. Called the first of this year to cancel my cable subscription and then received a bill at the end of the month. They totally disregarded my call and never shut off my cable. I was basically ignored and now have to pay for something I thought was taken care of. BY FAR THE WORST CUSTOMER SERVICE I HAVE EVER RECEIVED. I highly suggest you use a different provider.

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New DVR Boxes
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WACO, TEXAS -- If you are lucky enough, you will be able to trade you digital DVR for a new Samsung model. These units are trickling into the center. In essence, you have to ask for them at this point in time. Previously, the Scientific Atlanta model was hanging up and showing sluggish performance. So, I was lucky when they had a Samsung in stock.

Be advised, the operation of this box is a noticeable improvement, but you will have some problems. So, when you see that the box is exhibiting problems, I suggest rebooting it by a simultaneous pressing of these three buttons: a) info; b) volume up; c) volume down. Wait until the time comes back up on the display and then things should be fine. I had to do this a few minutes ago. So, I consider this to be an improvement in service since the hard drive was said to be larger on this new digital DVR.

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Nothing but a SCAM
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45014, OHIO -- I called in to inquire about a bundle package with Time Warner Cable and the rep was very nice and after 45 minutes she set me up with a bundle consisting of select on-demand channels, in state phone service & road runner light PLUS HBO, Cinemax & Showtime free for 6 months & free installation all for the wonderful price of $65.43 a month... Well of course I took that package! Then came the tech's out to the house... 4 of them mind you and after 3 boxes and a bunch of bull they told me I have to have a new line ran.

OK so a few days later and another 1/2 day off of work this tech came out and said my line was fine I just had a bad box. 4 boxes later I am up and going with cable. I received a bill in the mail in the amount of $163.42... ummm I thought it was to be $65.43? I call and was told that the rep I had was new and I am to pay for the movies she told me was free, installation that she told me was free and all of the other charges on the bill and that the package she set up for me does not exist! WHAT???

My digital phone was to activated on Friday and that didn't happen so I give them another day... nothing. I call on Sunday (Mother's day) and I have to stick around the house because they are sending a tech out because the modem is bad. Needless to say I missed going out to dinner with my children.

Now today they have taken my box and disconnected my phone and I still have a big fat bill that I will not pay... Oh the supervisor was kind enough to credit my account for $20.00... PLEASE is this really how you do business. I trusted their company and employees to provide me the service I was told I would get. Would someone honestly cancel service with their current provider if they didn't think they were getting a better deal? I'm fighting this and have turned them into the Better Business Bureau and I am seeking legal counsel. If I did business this way at my job... I'd have no JOB!

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Incompetent, Possible Fraud
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Rating: 1/51

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.

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Paid for new service & immediately shut me off with no refund!
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Rating: 1/51

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI -- I signed up for the triple play promo online. I kept getting emails that there was a problem and when I would call, I'd get a foreign customer service representative that couldn't figure out the issue. They cancelled 4 different install appointments at the last minute but no one could tell me why! Finally, I called a local number and the representative didn't know what the issue was either but put my order through manually. He said the only thing he could see was that there had been someone with the same last name at my address a few years ago that had an outstanding balance.

I have a fairly common last name, so it wasn't terribly surprising. He said there were no notes on the account so there wasn't any reason to not get it up and running. The day after installation, I get a call from the "risk management" department. This lady tells me she did a background check and I've been at my address for three years. The outstanding bill was from two years ago so I must know who it is. I explained that, no, I don't and asked, how, exactly, did they do a background check without my consent or my ssn?

She then tells me they need proof of identity and some sort of utility bill from my previous residence (ya know because I keep year old electric bills just sitting around). I told I'd be happy to give something from when I bought my house but I was much more concerned about the background check. She kept talking over me & getting all ghetto.

Then she tells me she's turning off my service. I told that I prepaid, she can't do that. "Time Warner has the right to deny service to anyone." Absolutely, but they don't have the right to take money for a service they aren't providing. I asked to speak to a supervisor & was told she'd put in a request and he'd get back with me in 24-48 hours. Then she hung up on me. I called back and kept getting sent to her extension.

I finally unplugged all the equipment and took it to a local Time Warner office. I called the bank and put a reversal on the payment. I called Dish Network and had an install the next day. I had Time Warner for a total of about 18 hours. NEVER AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!

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Are these guys for real?
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BEAUMONT, TEXAS -- After reading other's experiences with TWC, I think bad service must be their mission statement. Brief synopsis.
Home phone and internet went out on Friday,Aug 30. Called them (waiting about 45 min on cell). Set appointment for next Tuesday (their first available day) at 4PM. 4PM-5PM waited and no one appeared. Called TWC, waiting on cell phone again (using minutes) almost an hour and was told "he is on the way".

At 9 PM, called back (again long cell phone wait) and was told that "You have been bumped until tomorrow". Explained that I work (and actually show up at my job) and set appointment for 3PM. Wednesday, went home at 2:30...waited until 3:30 and no one appeared...by the way, never a call letting me know.

Called them (you already know the long cell phone wait part) and was told that I had called back and re-scheduled it for September 19th...2 weeks away. When I asked when I supposedly called and why I would have wanted to wait for 2 additional weeks, no one knew and I was hung up on. Called back (waiting an additional 40 minutes) to be told that they were busy and had been calling my home number and leaving a message and I didn't call back. I told them that this was impossible as (stay with me here TWC)...THE HOME PHONE WAS NOT WORKING!!!

Finally on Thursday (almost a week later), my husband came home and a TWC van was at our house...still no phone calls...we just got lucky! Technician said it was the modem (their equipment) and he would be back to fix it. You can guess how this worked out. About a week later, we did have internet and home phone service restored.
NOW....called about 10 times asking how the credit for days without service would be adjusted and was always referred to a supervisor who never called me back. Wrote letter to Dallas main office....no response.

Finally, someone called us at home to let us know that our bill was ONE MONTH overdue. Explained our problem and that I was trying to rectify the bill. TWC person said they could credit us $4.95....yes FOUR DOLLARS AND NINETY FIVE CENTS for the 2 1/2 weeks, cell phone minutes, days taking off work, no service! When I complained, she said..."Well, we don't have to do anything." Took my $4.95 and paid bill in full. Next month's bill....can you guess how much the "late charge/administrative fee" was??? $4.95!!! If there was ANYONE else to use...believe me, we would. If you can....AVOID THESE PEOPLE.

Oh and no way to contact them on their website. Only the never answered customer service line. Saw in our local paper that TWC was cutting customer service reps and consolidating into one area. Wonder what that one lack of customer service rep for SouthEast Texas will do now?

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Billing problems
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RICHLAND, INDIANA -- I call to get cable hooked up. I've had their internet for 6 months now. Not to many problems with it after getting the first few bills straightened out. I made the mistake of setting up a auto pay for the internet through them. It was never started and then they tried to stick late fees on me, but that was in the first two months. After that I didn't have a problem until yesterday. WOW it was a huge one.

I tried to hook up to their cable and found out I am showing as delinquent on my bill which was crazy to me since I have my bank take it out of my account for me. I did a quick check on my account online while I had Time Warner on the phone. I discovered that I showed I paid that bill 5 days before it was due... taken out of my account grant you!!

The lady at Time Warner told me that all I had to do was sent them a copy of my bank statement and all would be good. YEAH RIGHT!!! I went a step further and had my bank send them a copy of what is a called a webshot. Time Warner rejected it saying that it didn't prove that I had paid them. My bank was very supportive telling me that they would try everything to help me get this cleared up. I called my bank a few more times only to find out that Time Warner had accepted the webshot for another person the very next day BUT NOT MINE!!!

The person I talked to at Time Warner told me that they would get back to me and follow up with me very quickly. I said "how quick?" He replied "next Monday." Well I was talking to him on a Monday. So since when is a quick time 7 days? I was just in shock with that!!! When I asked to talk to his boss I was told that they weren't in... How typical!!!
I'm now rethinking my change from DirecTV to Time Warner... Is the money savings worth this every month?

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Unreliable Workers With Terrible Communication Skills
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Rating: 1/51

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.

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Erroneous Collection Practices
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Rating: 1/51

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.

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