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I recently recreived a new modem/router from Comcast with the warning thay my old one would soon cease to work. So I changed it and returned the old one. This morning, I woke up to no phone or internet service. Apparently, it was a modem registration issue that wasn't intially apparent and that was known to the service representative (who I reached only after going through the insanely long menu on my mobile phone); it happens often. So why doesn't Comcast design a process where it doesn't happen or at least provide a warning and a special telephone number with the new modem package? And what if I hadn't had a mobile phone? How would I have reached them. Nothing on the cable menus about it. (I had to remove an expletive from that description or Xfinity wouldn't post it.)
This is really bad process design and reflects a contempt for the customer. If Comcast's modem will fail, they should send someone out to replace it and handle all the associated connection issues. Makes one long for Ma Bell. Guys, you are running a utility. It's hard to believe that your going into yet additional lines of business is not going to degrade service even further.
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