Cox: What, We Need Permission To Bill For Sports And Movie Tiers?

Cox: What, We Need Permission To Bill For Sports And Movie Tiers?

Cox apparently doesn’t understand that they need permission before billing for extras like sports and movie tiers. The cable provider surprised reader Adrienne with a $130 bill for a triple-play package that was supposed to cost $100 per month, including all taxes and fees. When Adrienne called to complain, Cox straightened out the situation by tacking on yet another unrequested charge, this time for Starz.

Round 14: eBay/Paypal vs COX


This is Round 14 in our Worst Company in America contest, eBay/Paypal vs COX cable.

Best Internet, TV, Phone Service Providers

Best Internet, TV, Phone Service Providers

Lots of companies are pushing deals for their bundled internet, tv and phone plans, but which are best? Consumer Reports surveyed its readers and here’s how they ranked the service providers:

http://consumerist.com/2007/12/19/the-official-list-of-bidders/

The official list of bidders for the 700 mhz spectrum is out. Google Airwaves, LLC joins Verizon, Cox and AT&T in the ultimate spectrum battle. Get your popcorn ready. [Ars Technica]

Contact Info For 100 Cable System Executives

Contact Info For 100 Cable System Executives

Wow. Here’s contact info for 100 cable company executives.

Which ISPs Are Spying On You?

Which ISPs Are Spying On You?

You know, the cynic in us says that the answer to the question “Which ISPs Are Spying On You?” is “all of them,” but Wired actually bothered to ask the 8 largest ISPs about their data retention policies. The sad part? Only 4 responded.

"Extra Innings" Will Remain On Cable

"Extra Innings" Will Remain On Cable

IN DEMAND also offered to make the Extra Innings subscription package available to other cable companies across the United States, MLB said. These operators also would be required to carry the MLB Channel once launched.

Comcast Does Away With “All Day” Waiting

Comcast Does Away With “All Day” Waiting

Comcast has begun narrowing the window of time customers have to wait for technicians, says the Wall Street Journal.

COX Reads The Consumerist

COX Communications reads The Consumerist.

Cox Outsources 411 To Filipinos

Cox Outsources 411 To Filipinos

Cox has outsourced their 411 service to the Philippines, a frustrated San Diego consumer complains. “Bear” finds the operator’s accents difficult to understand and claims they, “don’t understand the intricacies of the English language.”

Blogobitchin!

• Freezing Conan O’ Brian? Bad customer service we can understand, Comcast, but that’s just vindictive. [Kevin Green]

Cox Blocking Craigslist?

Cox Blocking Craigslist?

Is this the first major salvo in the net neutrality wars? Silicon Valley Watcher reports Cox is blocking access by some of its users to Craigslist.