ACD.net DSL Provider Complaint - ACD Will Rip You Off And Treat You Like Garbage
JACKSON, MICHIGAN -- Back in November I was living in a place where the broadband cables were buried and I was getting very poor speed and since the lines were buried within a private companies ground(mobile home park)I was basically told that there is nothing they can do, so I decided to switch providers from Comcast to ACD.net
It was not easy getting the service connected, first they make you go through a credit check, then make you wait days to hear back, and after all that, you will have to wait weeks to get the service started. They do a very poor job keeping you up to date on exactly whats going on. Then when the installer came, he said the phone company wired the box wrong so he couldn't connect the service. Then I had to wait days for the phone company to come back. After the phone company came back, I connected the service myself because I was tired of waiting. I was charged for installation anyway. I constantly had connection issues and every time I was told that if they sent someone out that I would be charged for any work done. I had to call them at least 10 times that I can remember within just the first few weeks. The connection trouble was never dealt with or resolved. Then on December 14th I found out I was going to lose my home, so I had to move, I called ACD.net around the 19th to request my service be moved to the apartment I had just rented that day. I was told they weren't able to move service without a written request on one of their forms that had to be mailed or faxed in 30 days in advance of the move. Thats total BS. I have never heard of any other internet provider having such ridiculous requirements.
I requested that my service be cancelled and was told that I would have to pay a $150 disconnect fee to do so. I didn't have the money due to my situation. So due to being in the midst of an emergency dash to get moved out I wasn't able to get a form sent back until the 29th. I didn't hear anything back until around the 4th of January, and then I was told the move would be no problem and that I would not be charged even though the form claimed I would be charged $35 to move, again not an industry standard practice. After a week and still nothing was done I began calling multiple times every day because My wife and I both were enrolled in online college class's which required high speed internet which were scheduled to begin on Jan. 12th. ACD.net did not care and it wasn't until I got rude with them repeatedly before they got tired of me and decided to get something done. So around the 13th they finally got the phone company to re-wire the box, and as soon as the phone company did that AGAIN I connected the DSL service myself and I was charged the move fee anyway. Then after my 3rd month of service my bill skyrocketed to $60 per month and I was only getting 6 meg internet.
I searched the net and found that for only $10 more per month I could get Comcast 12 meg internet AND digital cable. So I called and ordered. I wasn't willing to deal with mailing or faxing in a cancellation form and waiting around for them to get to it, so today I drove nearly 50 miles to ACD. NET in Lansing and voiced my complaints and asked for cancellation. I was treated like crap and the woman was rude to me, and flat out told me that if I disconnected that she was going to charge me $150 disconnect fee. I said I didn't care and that I would save that in only a few months with Comcast, and told her that I would NEVER do business with ACD.net again.
After the way I was treated by that company they will never have my business again and I will tell people to stay away from them at every opportunity, its my opinion that anyone who would willingly do business with acd.net knowing what I know about their practices is an idiot. Just take one look at their contract and read it through and I think you will agree that it is scary. I only wish I would have read it thoroughly before signing up with them. ACD.net has the absolute worst contract terms I have ever seen for any company in my life. Even satellite and cell phone companies are wonderful compared to this.