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Old 10-09-2008, 02:33 PM   #1
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Default Comcast is a Bunch of Scoundrels

So there are enough techie folks on here to appreciate this, but Comcast charges $150 to install cable internet. Are you kidding? $150 to install a few cables? I laughed my a** off when they told me that; think I'll go with the self install myself.

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Old 10-09-2008, 02:37 PM   #2
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Personally, I wouldn't let their underpaid/untrained installation guys near my house with a power tool for any reason. (sorry to anyone who installs cable, I'm sure you're the exception)

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Old 10-09-2008, 02:53 PM   #3
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So there are enough techie folks on here to appreciate this, but Comcast charges $150 to install cable internet. Are you kidding? $150 to install a few cables? I laughed my a** off when they told me that; think I'll go with the self install myself.
When I got mine set up they wouldn't let me do a self-install

When I got the bill for installation I called them up and complained about how expensive the installation was and that they didn't have a self-install option and they took off all of the install charges.
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Old 10-09-2008, 03:04 PM   #4
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They insisted they had to send out a guy to check the signal or something. They f-ed that up and left me sitting at home waiting for them for 2 days.

I called and complained they refunded the installation fee.

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Old 10-09-2008, 03:58 PM   #5
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HAHAHA!!! There is no way those guys are going to be playing around with my house! Anyway, it's so freekin easy.

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Old 10-09-2008, 04:05 PM   #6
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Do it yourself!

I've had the satellite guys do enough damage to my home over the years to trust any of these install monkeys anymore. Luckily complaining gets the charges dropped 90% of the time.

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Old 10-09-2008, 04:08 PM   #7
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A service guy from Comcast burned down my neighbors house about 2 months ago!!! He was drilling from the inside -> out in the basement. His 1" drill bit hit the power box outside and sent sparks flying everywhere. By the time he got the fire extinguisher the basement was already up in flames. Three towns worth of fire trucks showed up and said it was one of the most intense fires they had seen in quite some time. Flames were coming out of the roof and the fire basically destroyed the entire house. Comcast is definitely buying that house...I wonder what happened to the service guy!

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Old 10-09-2008, 04:21 PM   #8
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Egads, those install techs can be idiots. I have Direct TV and the guy did one of the crappiest cable runs I have ever seen. I mean seriously, does aesthetics mean nothing to these people? I should have been home to question and direct...my bad.

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I think it's the contracted tech/installers than anything. We recently had Charter TV installed in a lobby area of an educational/technical center I work for and the contracted installer used the PBX key system as a step stool to reach some interduct. Cracked one of the channel bank boards and half the phone system went out.

After being told not to stand on it in the first place...

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I think it's the contracted tech/installers than anything. We recently had Charter TV installed in a lobby area of an educational/technical center I work for and the contracted installer used the PBX key system as a step stool to reach some interduct. Cracked one of the channel bank boards and half the phone system went out.

After being told not to stand on it in the first place...
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