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Re: [Rant] Does Comcast have the worst outsourced tech support e
said by tlbepson:I developed the same issue on 6/20. The first call wound up getting things working again, although the explanation was pretty questionable. But the same issue surfaced on 6/21. I made two calls, and the second person looked a little deeper and said my authorization codes had been changed. He was going to get someone to fix and call me back, but never did. Another call this morning resulted in "we need to send a technician", although he admitted the problem was not with my cable service.
Anyway my last live chat was EXCELLENT! My new stb popped a blue screen with an error message "your stb is not authorized" about 9:20pm on Saturday night. I spent 2.5 HOURS! on the phone (very difficult for me because of my hearing loss) and no one could fix the problem and I had a service call scheduled for Tuesday. On Sunday afternoon, I decided to try to see if someone on the live chat side could help. Less than 3 minutes into the chat, I had a working stb.
When I asked the rep what she'd done she said "I just double checked the codes on the account and corrected it to make your cable box work."
Now why couldn't any of those phone reps I talked with on Saturday night do that?!
So I've spent >4-1/2 hours on the phone the last couple days, and I have to take off the morning fromo work on monday, just to have a tech come and tell me the problem is back at the main office.
Maybe I'll try online support and see if I can get anywhere. This has led to missing two Euro 2012 quarterfinal matches so far, and I'll miss the second half today :-( Really makes me question why I waste $144/ mo on Comcast TV and internet...
>>David: Maybe I'll try online support and see if I can get anywhere.
I hope they can help. I really wasn't expecting the live chat rep to be able to help because I'd been told that live chat couldn't activate my new stb and that I *had* to call the activation number--that may indeed be true but now I wonder.
Sorry you missed the games. I was pissed because I ended up missing one of the few tv programs I like to watch.
Report back on what happens...