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Landline Phone Service reviews in Bangor

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Century Link has been scheduled 3 different days to come and hook up internet and install a phone
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for internet service. They have never shown up. I have called repeatedly. One of the scheduled days, after they didn't show in the 4 hour window they gave me I called and was told, they will be there in an hour, they didn't show, I called again, they will be there between 3:30-5, No one showed. I have been told they can't find my house. In this day of GPS every other provider can find my house. Finally, yesterday I put up three big signs with my house number. Still no one. I have been told they called and no one answers. I have kept my phone at my side and no one calls and I have no missed calls. The first two days I was scheduled over a 4 hour window. Yesterday they gave me a 12 hour window: 8 am - 8 pm. I sat home every time, including 12 hours yesterday. No one. And no phone call. I have never run across a service provider this bad.
- barbara D.
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Said there was nothing they could do because their lines are too overloaded. In other words, they have too many lines on the same server- so I am tough out of luck I had to go to
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(from Sullivan) at 10:30 p.m. just to upload ONE photo (reduced size) for a job that I had to have completed by midnight. I tried for 6 hours to upload that ONE photo.

Jobs that take me 1 hour in my office in
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take me 6 hours in Kirksville.

I was told that new lines are being run to
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Springs (2 miles down the road) but not to Kirksville (same distance) Kirksville has way more users than
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Springs.. Unfortunately, I have tried every carrier out there, and they all refer me back to Frontier-- I have talked to other Frontier users in
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, Moweaqua and other towns and they all have the same problem. For whast I pay a month, I should have much better service than this.

- Lynn H.
D

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I dropped cable with this company as I had nothing but problems with them but unfortunately they monopolize my area of residence. I have recently gone with Dish and am totally happy. They sent me the equipment and I had to figure out to connect and set it up.l Luckily my granddaughter was able to help me with this
- Dotty C.
B

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They provide a basic modem connection for a fee Your bill will increase after the introductory offer expires 3eThat would be the one issue I have against
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All of there competitors do the same
- Michael H.
F

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It started with my rates being raised even tho I had a two year
agreement to lock in the rate. After numerous calls and complaints this
was resolved. I have had issues with the bill going up again, even after
this was resolved, up to and including charging me for two modems. I
now have another problem with trying to get my internet and phone
service restored after a tree limb severed the line. Trying to make them
understand the problem was hard enough, then the original appt was put
into their system wrong. Instead of a 3 day wait, it was a 10 day wait
to restore service. I explained that my alarm system was tied into the
phone system, but was only told they had nothing sooner. I spoke to
another customer service rep and was given an "emergency appt" for the
same day as the first no show. Again, they were a no show. When I called
the next day the customer service person told me there was no record of
this appt, there was no such thing or time as what I was told and there
were no appts available except what was originally entered wrongly into
computer. Luckily their inefficiency in not removing the appt time at
least kept my down time to under two weeks-barely. Even when I explained each time that my alarm system was dependent on having phone service, the only one concerned was the one with the emergency appt that was nonexistent according to the next rep.
I recommend using ANYONE ELSE besides this company. They are the worst example of a company I have ever known or heard of.
- Sharon T.
F

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Sept 9, 2014

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CEO,
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,

Here we go again! We returned from vacation in late August
to find an unburied cable running across part of our front lawn from the cable
box on our front lawn toward a newly completed house, which had become occupied
during our absence. I have two problems with this:
·
First is the unmitigated arrogance of coming
onto our property and hooking up the cable without first getting our okay. We
were on vacation, but we are (very reluctantly---see below---)
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customers, and
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does have both our phone number and our email address.
If we had been contacted, we would have, after some explanation, likely granted
the okay (however, it is interesting there was a closer (to the new neighbor’s
house) on another neighbor’s yard (did that neighbor decline to have the cable
hooked up to the box on his yard?)
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Secondly, is not burying the cable. We had a
mighty struggle with
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to get the cable from the box to our house buried
(see letter below). Ultimately, we had to put the letter below out on social
media to finally have
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come and bury the letter, something they had
promised to do months earlier. No mighty struggle this time. Our Sept 9, 2014
letter is already out on social media.


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7177 Freemont Hill Ct.
Warrenton, Va 20187



April 12, 2013

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CEO,
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,
About a month ago, I saw your appearance on the “Morning
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” show (by the way a
terrific show, which we watch religiously---just hope
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doesn’t screw it
up too). There’s never been such a tremendous disparity--- between your
description of wonderful
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and the actual horrendous experiences of
“customers”, my wife and I, with
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. I’ll describe a series of episodes
below, which I trust will enlighten you as to why I believe
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is the
worst company I’ve ever dealt with in my life (and I’m going on age 73).
When we moved into our new home in Warrenton, Virginia in the latter part of January of this year, at
the suggestion of the Warrenton Information Center,
we stopped by the local
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office in Warrenton to inquire about getting
TV, Internet and landline phone services installed in our home. The surly (with
another customer, as well as ourselves), older woman
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the desk informed
us it would take two weeks for her just to
check with
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installation to see if there was cable already at
our house, or if installation would be required. We had intended to purchase
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Triple Play. Needless to say,
we left her office and immediately contacted Direct TV, which now provides our
TV service.
Still needing Internet and landline phone service (we certainly would have gone with
Direct TV for those services also, had they provided them), we very reluctantly
contacted
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(national
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by phone, not the Warrenton
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office), since they were essentially the only game in town providing those
services. The young man (very glib and fast-talking, made me wonder how he
escaped the local user car dealer’s employ), whom we dealt with, said we would
receive the new customer introductory rate (~$60 vs the normal ~$90) for the
first three months of Internet and phone service.
We scheduled cable installation (from cable box in front yard into our house) for
the following Saturday from 10:00 to 12:00. The technician finally showed up at
3:00, explaining that
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business had given him the wrong address for the
previous customer, and it had taken him five hours to get that straightened
out. Having dealt with
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, I said I fully believed him. However,
inexplicably, after getting on the phone with his boss, he explained, if we
wanted him to complete the installation, we would have to pay the regular rate
(of ~$90), rather than the new customer introductory rate. Since we had been
without Internet service at home for a couple weeks at that point, we of course
had to acquiesce. He did say we could contact
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to see if we could get
the introductory rate, which we had been promised, restored. Also he left
without burying the cable, which snakes approximately 75’ across our front
yard, stating that
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would be by within a month to bury it (I’ll note
here, when Direct TV ran the cable from the dish (which, due to line-of-sight
considerations, had to be placed in the front yard), to the house, they buried
it immediately).
Our next
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project was then to contact
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business about getting our
three-month introductory rate restored.
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,
I will tell you, the next two days were as frustrating as any I’ve ever spent
in my life. We must have talked to at least a dozen
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employees, waiting
endlessly on hold, or worse, supposedly being passed to another employee, but
the “connection” never taking place. With the last employee, we finally
succeeded (I’m extremely tenacious) in having the introductory rate restored,
although she acted as though she was doing us ingrates a major favor!
I had to laugh when
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business asked if we were interested in
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doing a home security
system/service for us!
The saga continues.Towards the end of March, two months after cable installation,
surprise of surprises,
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still had not shown up to bury the cable running
from the cable box in our front yard into the house.. I had had to call
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“customer service” to have this done, since, by then, it had been one month
past “the one month” we were told it would be done, when our Internet and phone
service was first installed. When I contacted
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“customer service”, I was
given a work order number, and told I would be contacted within twenty-four
hours by
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installation. This is a week later (another work order number
later), and I still have not been contacted. Our push to get the cable buried
is not academic. The builder (as I mentioned this is a newly constructed house)
is about to do final grading (with tractor and heavy drag bar), prior to
seeding the yard. That won’t work too well with the
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cable on top of the
front yard.
As a last desperation effort, I’ve recently contacted
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corporate offices (dealing with
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and
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)
about getting the cable buried. It’s still on top of the ground, so apparently
no effect from that quarter. They, like
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customer service, seemed to be
intimidated by the prospect of dealing with
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installation!
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, let me tell you what I’m going to do:
I’m going to hire someone with a trencher (this is really hard Virginia
clay) to bury the cable. Then I’m going to put in a claim, in small claims
court, against
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for that cost, plus for my time and trouble
·
Send a copy of this letter with a complaint to the FCC
·
Send a copy of this letter with a complaint to the FTC
·
Send a copy of this letter to our “local” newspaper, The
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Post
·
File a complaint against Angie’s List, of whichwe are members, against
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Send a copy of this letter with a complaint to the Virginia Attorney General (who happens to be running for governor of Virginia)
·
Send a copy of the letter to Virginia U.S. senators and our local U.S.
congressman
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Perhaps, most significantly, enter a copy of this letter into the blogosphere

Please,
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’t have your lawyers threaten me with legal action. I would relish it, if you did. Our family doesn’t intimidate easily
(e.g., our older son is a Marine officer, who fought in very heavy combat inIraq, as a Marine Company Commander, and in Helmond
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in southern Afghanistan, as Deputy Commander of a Marine Recon Battalion). Be interesting
to see what the media at large would make of the intimidation of 70-year old parents of an Iraq and Afghanistan war
veteran by big
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!

KevinRodden
7177 Freemont Hill Ct
Warrenton, Va20175
540216-3934

N.B. I know it’s presumptuous of me, a retired physicist, to
offer business advice to the CEO of a major corporation, but anyway here goes
(and keep in mind, due to the outlandish behavior of
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, our TV service is
with Direct TV, and our home security service is with ADT---in other words,
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you’re losing money, which could have been
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’s, from us each
month):
Fire the obnoxious older woman in the
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Warrenton officeFire
the head of
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installation, who seems to be heading a totally
non-responsive (including to, amazingly,
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executive) fiefdom
Hire,and train (boy, is that needed!) good people







- kevin R.
C

Rating
The service techs were very nice and the repair they performed was multifaceted. They installed a new line to the house and replaced the modem. The service worked well for a couple of months, but am now having problems again. I have not contacted them again about the spotty service because I have not had time to be home during their four hour time windows.
- Matthew M.

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