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Comcast

  1. Jcpuddles profile image59
    Jcpuddlesposted 2 years ago

    Anyone else read this yet? Basically it comes down to a guy only getting a refund for b***s*** charges on his bill because he recorded the first phone call. Worth the read:
    http://consumerist.com/2014/08/10/comca … rded-call/

    1. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Well, I see that Comcast are as big a bunch of thieves as Time Warner Cable. Won't it be so exciting when they merge...?

      I haven't had cable for over a year. And with the internet options available these days, it is happily going to stay that way.

  2. JG11Bravo profile image93
    JG11Bravoposted 2 years ago

    This guy will be recording all future calls with Comcast, thank you very much.

  3. cfin profile image80
    cfinposted 2 years ago

    Comcast/ charter are horrible. End of story.

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      calculus-geometryposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Our pet name for it at home is Comcrap.

      1. DzyMsLizzy profile image93
        DzyMsLizzyposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        LOL--we call them "Dumbcast"

  4. JG11Bravo profile image93
    JG11Bravoposted 2 years ago

    I just use them for internet, personally.  Sadly, I live in a rural area that leaves me very few options, so I'm stuck with them.

    1. cfin profile image80
      cfinposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      The same as myself. Watch as they increase your price and tell you "we didn't increase the price. Instead your promotion has expired". They then give you some nonsense about how as a current customer they value you and they try to spin it that it's out of loyalty that they raised the price.

      1. ziyena profile image84
        ziyenaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        All cable companies offer a "new customer" promotional rate ... usually after 12 months the rate goes to a step-promotional where it is between "new" and "full retail" .... this is no secret and I often wonder how people try and justify that they forget these things???  Comcast, Time Warner, Direct TV, Dish ... they all do it.  I'm employed in this industry and know all the ins and outs when it comes to cable, internet and phone  ... you have to play the game, and you have to play it better than them.  Get over it

  5. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago

    Check out your phone company's website and see if they have DSL. I understand the rural issue, but maybe you will get lucky.

    I'm on my second year of DSL. It has served me well, including the streaming movies I watch all the time.

  6. JG11Bravo profile image93
    JG11Bravoposted 2 years ago

    In my case, no dice.  I don't have active phone lines in my place, so I'm pretty stuck.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I keep forgetting I'm the only person on the planet that still has a landline. lol

      1. fpherj48 profile image89
        fpherj48posted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Para....Not the ONLY one on the planet.......I will never part with my land line....even when they cut down all lines!  I will keep my phones in every room just to look at them!

        1. janshares profile image88
          jansharesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          That makes three of us old foagies. wink

          1. DzyMsLizzy profile image93
            DzyMsLizzyposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            No--four.  I'll always have a landline as well.
            Oh, wait...crud..our phone service is also with Crumbcast!  Dangit!

            (Tried Dish in the past--they were worse!)

            We have their 'triple play,' phone, internet and TV...hubby just had to have the fastest internet, and as he is disabled, just had to have cable TV....and the phone company's "U-Verse" is not available in our area... but, at any rate, our phone bill is way less than it was with the phone company.

            We also found that by playing the disabled senior citizen card, we can get them to re-instate the lower rate every time they try to jack it up.

  7. The Examiner-1 profile image82
    The Examiner-1posted 2 years ago

    JG11Bravo,
    Have you looked at AT&T? I had Comcast Internet, and problems, so I researched and I switched to a non-cable Internet server. I have few problems now.

  8. JG11Bravo profile image93
    JG11Bravoposted 2 years ago

    Sadly, they don't cover way out where I'm at for cable internet.

    1. The Examiner-1 profile image82
      The Examiner-1posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Perhaps there is another non-cable server.

 
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