Comcast Says It's Not Pulling My Credit Report, Then Pulls My Credit Report

Comcast Says It's Not Pulling My Credit Report, Then Pulls My Credit Report

Brian found himself in a troubling situation with Comcast. He was setting up service at his mother’s home, about thirty miles from, his home where he already had Comcast service. Comcast’s systems apparently aren’t set up to handle one person with separate accounts in different regions. A customer service rep told Brian that he would not be checking his credit report in order to set up the new service: then ran right up against the freeze Brian had put on his credit report in order to prevent unauthorized access. From, say, Comcast. [More]

Comcast Is Hounding Me With Comcastic Sales Robocalls

Comcast Is Hounding Me With Comcastic Sales Robocalls

Parker is a reluctant Comcast customer. Comcast would like Parker, and many other companies, to upgrade their service. Unfortunately, someone at Comcast believes that the way to convince customers to do this is to robocall them daily: even if they ask to be taken off the list. [More]

Comcast Disconnects Your Cable. You're An RCN Customer.

Comcast Disconnects Your Cable. You're An RCN Customer.

You don’t need to actually be a Bank of America customer in order for them to foreclose on your house, and you don’t actually need to be a Comcast customer for them to disconnect your cable. That’s what Brett writes happened to him recently when a neighbor had their cable fixed. [More]

Move Your Comcast Account, Get Bonus $8 Late Fee

Move Your Comcast Account, Get Bonus $8 Late Fee

Mark wrote to us with a warning for Comcast customers: if you move while your account is set on auto-pay, the system is set up so that you will miss a payment and be hit with a late payment fee. Why is it set up that way? Nobody knows. [More]

Comcast May Not Have Rights To Stream TV To Tablets

Comcast May Not Have Rights To Stream TV To Tablets

Comcast is working furiously to get its programming onto iPads and other tablet computers, even cutting deals with hardware providers like Samsung. But there’s just one little problem: the company may not have the rights to stream shows without first negotiating with the companies that own them. [More]

Watch Out For Phantom Comcast Technician Visits On Your Bill

Watch Out For Phantom Comcast Technician Visits On Your Bill

Have you called Comcast recently to make any changes to your account or your services? Make sure that you don’t have any phantom technician visits billed to your account. That’s what happened to Jason every time he made any changes to his account. [More]

A Cautionary Comcast Tale: Decimal Points Are Very Important

A Cautionary Comcast Tale: Decimal Points Are Very Important

When a California retiree missed a decimal point and sent Comcast an online payment of $6,894 instead of $68.94, the massive overpayment didn’t raise any red flags in Comcast’s system. It didn’t cause a cascade of overdrafts in his bank account, either, since he had enough money to cover it. To bring the situation to Comcast’s attention, though, he had to enlist the help of a local newspaper and a television station. [More]

Comcast Still Billing Customer For Account Canceled in 2006

Comcast Still Billing Customer For Account Canceled in 2006

Dan canceled his Comcast service almost five years ago, in January 2006. He moved to Korea in 2008. You might assume that the company would have stopped billing him by now. You would be wrong. [More]

Comcast "Upgrades" Signal, Drives Loyal Customer To DirecTV

Comcast "Upgrades" Signal, Drives Loyal Customer To DirecTV

The cable television business model is, in essence, very simple. We consumers pay the cable company. They zap programming to our eyeballs, and we send them money. One longtime customer was happy to exchange about $60 every month for access to a little bit of TV. Then Comcast transitioned to a digital signal, and everything just went to hell. [More]

Election Day Robocall Barrage Takes Out Comcast Phone
Service In New England

Election Day Robocall Barrage Takes Out Comcast Phone Service In New England

Political robocalls annoy the hell out of just about everyone, but on Election Day Eve this year in New England, things somehow got even worse. A barrage of last-minute automated calls to voters in New Hampshire and part of Massachusetts actually took down Comcast’s phone network. “Between 5:30 pm and 7pm, whenever I tried to call out on Comcast VOIP the phone either would not dial or there would be a message saying all circuits were busy,” writes David, who lives in the affected area. “I know – I should cancel the landline!” Only if the robocallers have your number. [More]

Comcast Shuts Off Customer's Internet Access For Phantom Data Usage

Comcast Shuts Off Customer's Internet Access For Phantom Data Usage

Jodi writes that while she doesn’t agree with Comcast’s habit of turning off customers’ Internet access due to “excessive usage,” while she’s their customer, she intends to play by their rules. This would be a lot easier if her usage meter didn’t indicate that her household used more bandwidth than should have been technically feasible. [More]

How 5 Different Companies Treated Us After My Father's Death

How 5 Different Companies Treated Us After My Father's Death

Everyone deals with death at some point, and everyone grieves differently. The major corporations our lives are intertwined with often don’t want to let us go–or create unneeded problems for our survivors. Dan’s father recently died, and he wrote up a comparison of his family’s experiences with a variety of large companies. Out of Bank of America, American Express, Fidelity, AT&T Wireless, and Comcast, which companies do you think were the easiest to deal with under the circumstances? [More]

Oops, Comcast Didn't Really Increase Your Internet Connection Speed

Oops, Comcast Didn't Really Increase Your Internet Connection Speed

Robert writes that he received an exciting e-mail from his Internet provider, Comcast. They were giving him a better connection! Faster downloads! Then Comcast followed up a few days later to say, approximately, “hey, remember that e-mail we sent saying that your Internet connection is faster now? Yeah, it’s not actually true.”
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Comcast: Oh, You Wanted To Keep Your Decade-Old E-mail Address?

Comcast: Oh, You Wanted To Keep Your Decade-Old E-mail Address?

Some advice for Comcast customers: if you want to keep your comcast.net e-mail address when significantly changing your services, you should mention this sometime during the process. Nancy tells Consumerist that’s what she learned when she had Comcast combine her cable and Internet access and roll them into a Triple Play account. Sure, the installation went awry, but you expect that. She didn’t expect the company to shut off her e-mail account, since she was continuing as a Comcast customer and all. This was apparently very naive of her. [More]

Comcast Charges $2 For You To Deliver Their Cable Boxes

Comcast Charges $2 For You To Deliver Their Cable Boxes

Comcast may have sent you a shiny new digital cable box for free, but that doesn’t mean that you can give it back for free. If you want to de-clutter your house and bring your box back, you’re going to have to pay up. An anonymous reader tells the Consumerist phone tipline that Comcast charged him $1.99 to take his spare cable boxes off his hands. [More]

The Best Person At Comcast Just Quit

The Best Person At Comcast Just Quit

Frank Eliason, the best person who works at Comcast, has decided to leave Kabletown, USA in order to return to banking, where he’ll again be working in a social media capacity. We wish him the best, as he has always done his best to help our readers, despite the massive amount of abuse we have lovingly heaped upon him. [More]

Comcast Would Rather Have Me Switch Than Give Me A Deal

Comcast Would Rather Have Me Switch Than Give Me A Deal

Reader Courtney was on a promotional plan with Comcast that she didn’t know about, so when it expired she was unhappy to find out that Comcast would rather let her switch to the competition than give her a deal. [More]

Comcast Says You'll Need An Antenna If You Want Network TV In High Def

Comcast Says You'll Need An Antenna If You Want Network TV In High Def

Holden, a longtime Comcast customer, recently replaced his decade-old cable box with two shiny new ones. Comcast, unable to let a happy customer be, sent equipment that won’t allow his household to watch high-definition channels without paying for an extra cable package. Customer service’s most helpful response: Hook up an antenna, and switch inputs whenever they want to watch something on broadcast TV! Not helping, Comcast. Not helping. [More]