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My Xfinity internet and TV went out of service June 21, 2018 when my neighbor's yard took a lightning strike. It took out my xfinity router and cable tv box. I notified Comcast and they said there was no outage in my area. After debating this with them for a while, they scheduled a service tech appointment for June 25. Meanwhile, they sent me to the local Comcast store to get replacement equipment. I did so on June 23 and June 24 but nothing worked. On June 25, the tech came to the house twice and said that there was line damage at the street and to the line to my house. The techs completed work on the street line but said that I would need a line dropped from the street to my house. They said someone would do that later on June 25. No one ever came back. I got on Xfinity chat and was told "the reason why you are not getting any service properly is because of an ongoing outage in your area. This is possible due to some possible congestion of signals flowing in one of the poles within the area. We already sent out Engineering team out. Yes they are working on it and I have also raised a special request for you and this time the request number 046690325. Our advanced team will also contact you within 24 hours". Since that time, I have called Comcast and used their live chat to figure out when someone was coming back. No one has ever called me. The chat people are absolute liars. First they told me that the drop/bury tech was coming on June 27 between 8a-2p. When I joined chat on June 27 to confirm, Davinderjit said "yes, you are correct. Please be assured your services will get restored till 1:55PM." I joined another chat right at 2:00pm where the chat people told me that it was changed to 8a-8p. The chat agent said that they cannot communicate with the field techs and have no way of knowing where they are. This was one of many chats with their people. When 4:30p rolled around, another chat person (Neha) "assured" me that they would be there. This chat person told me "I have just words with the technician and he is on the way. I have also updated the notes on your account as well as to our Advanced Technical Team so that you will not face this issue again in the future". I called a telephone agent at Comcast who told me that she was going to set the next available appointment which was June 29 1p-3p.
At 5:00p, June 27, I "caught" an actual tech at my neighbors house. His Comcast internet had been out since June 26. The tech was nice enough to come and do a cursory check of my house before he left. He determined that I definitely needed a drop line to start. So when 7:45p rolled around, I called Comcast on the phone at which time they "assured" me that the drop tech may be running late but if he did not arrive on June 27 that he would the next morning on June 28. This phone agent actually said that he talked to two supervisors to confirm this. During the early afternoon on June 28, I got on chat and was "assured" by Pankaj that the drop tech would arrive by 5p with the agent stating "yes you are absolutely correct". When I asked "and what if he doesn't", I was told "be assured" he will. No one arrived on June 28. Again, I logged onto chat shortly after 5:00p and was told by Nidhi that the drop had been rescheduled to June 30 between 8a-8p. When I questioned all of the delays, Nidhi said "be assured this time the technician is arranged for Saturday for sure and the cables will be buried the same day. I personally made sure about it. I just confirmed with my manager and yes the technician are surely going to work on this Saturday to bury the cables". This is the point where I point blank asked the chat agent where he was located and he said in India and he confirmed that he was talking to me from India. When I confronted the agent in chat that they have no idea what is going on at the location in the United States, this is the response: "we do not know what's happening in United States but as you said you have issue with your services and hence we have arranged a US technician to get this resolved for you who will also take care of your services".
So, here it is not almost 10:00p on June 28. This is now the 7th day this has been going on. No one from Comcast has called and no one has been here to drop a line. There is a service appointment scheduled for June 29 1p-3p and drop line appointment is supposedly set for June 30. I find this hard to comprehend especially since Comcast advertises how they "care" about customers but this is the level of service that is being offered to "customers". And regarding the quotes above by the chat agents, I have the screenshots of what they said saved. What is truly aggravating is that the customer has absolutely no way to escalate matters like this. I have to believe that this would qualify for a legitimate consumer complaint, especially with some of the fraudulent things the Xfinity chat agents are telling customers. Why would I not seek another service provider?
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Hello J_Oldham. We apologize for the inconvenience and frustration you have endured. I can assist with reviewing your account and any pending tech visits scheduled on your account. We certainly want to get your service restored as soon as possible. So that I can assist, please send me a private message and include your full name, service address, and account number.