posted on Oct, 23 2007 @ 11:56 PM
I wrote this and posted it on my personal blog a while ago. I'm reviving it here because the freaking problems are all coming back and starting all
over again! Grrr...
So, I have been going without phone, internet, and cable service for the past week. Mostly. They are all bundled together, and usually only the
internet and phone would be out, but then the cable ended up joining the other two missing services.
It wasn't that I had no service completely, because I did have service. I just didn't get it back until about 6:15pm or a bit later. Since the
service cut out at 9-ish in the morning, I was obviously not happy. This started on Monday. Now, on Friday, it has (hopefully) been resolved and will
no longer be a recurring daily event.
After a week of daily calls to the ungodly craptastic company that is supposed to be providing these services, though frequently is unable to
deliver on any sort of (mostly) uninterrupted service to the customer, I was about to give up and just cancel my subscriptions completely. Quite
honestly, I don't need that kind of bovine excrement in my life. The problem is that this is the only thing that they are good at
providing. Garbage excuses, flat out lies, disgustingly unprofessional "customer service", and supervisors (maybe) who will refuse any and
all requests to speak to anyone higher up the corporate ladder than they themselves are.
Who is this shining beacon of frustration and "How to lose a customer in the fewest number of steps possible" you ask? Well. They are Mediacom. Not
only will I not EVER recommend that anyone try their services, but I will go out of my way to ensure that every person in my life knows about the
quality of "service" and "customer support" that I have received from this company.
Obviously, I have regained my services. Hopefully this will not be a limited time phenomenon. Regaining service went down like this:
The line tech (I guess that is who it was) showed up this morning, screwed around in the power/wires/whatever box in the alley by my driveway, closed
it up, drove all the way across the street to the OTHER box, opened it up and screwed around in there for a few minutes, closed it up and left.
Then, magically, my little green lights began coming back on and blinking to life on my modem. All of them. The line tech must have waved his magic
screwdriver or something, because the demon beast from the depths of hell was only here for maybe 6 minutes, total. (Okay, he might not have been a
demon beast from anywhere, but he works for mediacom, so it is kind of an automatic guilt by association.) Whatever he did in his 6 minutes spent
outside my house sitting across the street, it worked, because I now have service again.
Now...tell me why I am hearing a choir of angels singing the Hallelujah Chorus? Oh, I get it...it was that a miracle just occured out at that little
green box across the street from me. Really. That is what it was sounding like it would take to get full service restored, since no one at mediacom
could tell me what the problem was, when it would be fixed, or how long the wait for that fix might be. It had to have been an act of God to
make my service magically reappear. That is why the angels were rejoicing.
Really. Hopefully, this will end any contact between myself and mediacom. I don't think that I can handle another week of conversations like the one
that I just had.
Unfortunately, it now is starting to look like I will have risk calling them again. All appendages that can be crossed currently are in the hope that
it will help preserve my sanity!