Comcast Corporation Compliment - Comcast came through for me--again
TROY, MICHIGAN -- For about the past eight months, I’ve experienced occasional problems with the TV in my bedroom. The picture looked like the loose pieces of a jigsaw puzzle and the audio had static. Being the expert in electronics that I am, I very professionally attempted to resolve the problem: I jiggled the cables behind the set and it seemed to straighten out. :)
After numerous episodes, I deduced it was a problem with the cable coming from the box to the TV. There were teeth marks from pliers I used quite often on this one part—-loosening or tightening it.
Got to the point where my expertise was lacking so the afternoon of 7/14/11, I had to give in and contacted Comcast. The tech told me it was probably a problem with the cable box. He agreed with me that this particular box must have been brought over by Columbus. It was the big, clunky one: 19” x 11” x 3”.
He said he could make an appointment for someone to come in to switch out the box and cable or, if convenient for me, I could take it into a service center and they’d do the exchange. I knew that on 7/18/11 I had to be in the area of the nearest center about 2-1/2 miles from me, so decided to take it in myself.
When I arrived, there were three people in line ahead of me. There were eight windows operating so I was called up in just a few minutes.
The gentlemen who assisted me knew immediately what the problem was and went into the warehouse to get a new box and cable. He came out with a neat looking one, 6-1/2” x 5-1/2” x 2-1/2”.
As he was punching in the information for the exchange, he commented: ‘You know, I can give you about 75 additional channels at no extra charge.’ I told him I’d gladly take it.
While continuing to do his magic, he added: ‘You’ve been with us for quite a while. I can give you a discount on your service which will be good until the end of the year.’ I didn’t question how much the discount would be. I also didn’t mention the fact that just a short while ago I was given a $15.00/mo. discount but I’m sure he saw that since he had my account in front of him.
I now have two channels I especially wanted but was too frugal (read: cheap) to pay extra to get: National Geographic and a financial channel. CNBC just doesn’t give me what I want.
I post this because of all the complaints I read about Comcast. All the years I’ve been with them, I’ve had fantastic service with the exception of three months when they first came into our area. During those first months when I had a host of techs out here, one mentioned to me that the problem was Comcast bit off more than they could chew. They had to hire a lot of new techs who needed more training and AT&T’s equipment (our previous supplier) was not compatible with Comcast.
I’ve sent an edited version of this letter to Comcast, supplying names, so that the appropriate employees could be acknowledged for their friendly, helpful service. I wish all of Comcast could use our service as training so they could avoid the many complaints they receive.