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Comcast has no commitment - cut service with no previous communication - cause we use our own modem

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amigliora
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Comcast has no commitment - cut service with no previous communication - cause we use our own modem

On Friday, we have our internet service cut and we didn't received a communication about the reason.

 

We waste ours talking with customer service and they were so rude and didn't help,in fact today we still have no service.

Has anybody face a situation like that because you were using your own modem?

 

We are a small company and have few customers engage with our servers, we can lost them because this unilateral decision of Comcast.

 

Gina, a Comcast supervisor was such a bad customer service person, we tried to escalate to her manager but we never received his call, we don't know if she never pass the message or all the people in customer service is like that.

 

We appreciate any advice from the community on fixing this or were we can escalate at a goverment level to avoid companys like comcast do this practices against small companies. We are located in Miami Florida

 

We sent a letter to the manager Gina said will call us, below the copy

 

Thanks for any help someone can provide and also appreciate if all of you can spread the word.

 

Dear Michael Foster,

I am writing to you after wait almost 48 hs for your call.
On Friday at around 10am, with no communication someone at Comcast business cut our internet service (despite the commitment in Comcast Web Page -> Comcast Business is committed to delivering on the promise of providing customers the most reliable data, voice, and TV services that consistently exceed expectations. - If your service is interrupted, we promise to resolve it as quickly as possible.)

After hours of talking with support, the supervisor Gina told us "because we have a modem we bought at Amazon" despite it was working for the last 4 month verified and programed by Comcast and against the commitment of the company, "there is no way for her to authorize reconnect the service to our company."

I don’t know who has the true ( I will check with Florida State authorities later) but what is unbelievable for me, is a Company like Comcast with a commitment to have a great service cut our Internet service without providing any communication first, it is unbelievable Comcast don’t care about the situation of our company and how is hurting us this unilateral decision.

Since Gina was so unhelpful I am asking to talk with a manager, she gave me your Name Mister Foster and I was kindly waiting for your call, this one never happened so I decided to look for your contact info and writing what it should be our conversation on Friday and I am committed to escalate this issue to where is necessary to avoid Comcast do this kind of things to any other small business like us.

Several month ago, in a conversation with Comcast Help desk we asked how we can lower our monthly fee.
They said, the only way for you to get a lower monthly rate, could be buying a modem and cut this recurrent cost from your bill.
We didn’t know about it, until have this conversation and we are a customer since 2012.
Then we check the Comcast web page (mention for help desk) to see what are the modems we have to use.
We noticed there is a link to Amazon there to buy those devices, we found a used one and bought it in a good fait and it is register in our accounts this expense.
Since that purchase we connected and we pass the information to Comcast to verify if it is a good modem, next step it was configured by Comcast people and was up and running until Friday as I explained above.

Trying to solve the issue as soon as possible, I went to Best Buy and bought a Motorola Modem, so there is no doubt about the origin of the Modem, but Tier 2 support told us they don’t have the passwords to access this modem remotely, you have to buy a Comcast modem.

With all that said, we still having no service from Comcast, we don’t have our Statics IP working and we are not able to continue servicing our customers, this is a huge damage to our small company.
We didn’t try to do anything wrong, we just trying to cut some expenses and doing it in a good way.
We had a really bad experience with Comcast acting this way, like our business means nothing.

I hope you can understand my words in a good way, stop this procedure from Comcast cutting service with no communication and we can get our modem running again as it was working before Friday.
We can provide all the information about how we get the modem, and you can check also internally that we provide the information and no one alert us, this is not a good modem.
Please HELP!

Thanks and looking forward to hear from you soon
 
Alejandro Migliora

Vicini
New Contributor

Re: Comcast has no commitment - cut service with no previous communication - cause we use our own mo

Sorry to hear of your troubles.
But it clearly states you CAN NOT use your on modem with statio ip.
quote from their site:
http://business.comcast.com/internet/business-internet/static-ip
Static IP is not supported on retail devices due to technical limitations. Static IP is only supported via Comcast Business CCR & BWG leased devices: CCR (Comcast Commercial Routers: SMC D3G-CCR or Netgear CG3000DCR) / BWG (Business Wireless Gateways: Cisco DPC3939B or Cisco DPC3941B). For more information on CCR and BWG devices, please see the Comcast MyDeviceInfo site -

Hope you can figure this out


amigliora
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Re: Comcast has no commitment - cut service with no previous communication - cause we use our own mo

Thanks viciny for your reply

we do have a net gear cg3000dcr

we bought it in Amazon following the Comcast instruction on mydeviceinfo.

 

Vicini
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Re: Comcast has no commitment - cut service with no previous communication - cause we use our own mo

Well then I can understand why you would be upset. 

But please understand, that is still considered a "Retail Device" because you didn't get it from Comcast. 

It is not a "Leased Device"

This is probably what they are going to say. Because it is "Written"

 

But I should point, this is a Peer to Peer Comminuty Forum. And although some Comcast Employees do check in here from time to time, this is not an official help forum. This is simply for customers to interact. 

 

Maybe "said employees" might chime in here to help you soon. 

Anyways, good luck. 

 

Reno

Trusted Forum Contributor

Re: Comcast has no commitment - cut service with no previous communication - cause we use our own mo


@amigliora wrote:

Thanks viciny for your reply

we do have a net gear cg3000dcr

we bought it in Amazon following the Comcast instruction on mydeviceinfo.

 


So the Netgear CG3000DCR is only available by lease through Comcast. Any of these devices that are sold at retail have been stolen/non-returned, and Comcast will not activate them.

Vicini
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Re: Comcast has no commitment - cut service with no previous communication - cause we use our own mo

Comcast uses their modified firmware for these modems. The retail version do not have this firmware. Thats why these retail modems are not supported (for static ip).

Not because they were stolen or returned (although it wouldn't surprise me how some of these Amazon Merchants acquired them). 
The leased modems they supply have their firmware.
If you want to use the retail version, you need to drop static ip to a dynamic ip.
At least that is my understanding.
Hopefully a comcast employee will chime in and clarify

amigliora
New Member

Re: Comcast has no commitment - cut service with no previous communication - cause we use our own mo

Thank you for explaining the reason.

 

This morning I had the call from Customer Service Manager, it was the most reasonable conversation I can get with someone from Comcast.

I had a chance to explain our situation and all the facts since we bought the Modem.

 

He act as we expected to act a good Business Persons oriented to understand customers, we have our service back as a first thing and we will review the issue generated around we bought the modem on Amazon.

 

I am glad and thanksfully for his call and time to help us.