UPDATE: This post is the first item on the second page of Google Blog Search immediately upon publication. Wow!
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In case you don't get this picture, I originally placed an order for "highspeed" wireless internet access with Comcast on March 2, 2011. The modem was installed on March 4, 2011. Today is March 26, 2011 and I still do not actually have internet service at my home.
BUT!!! I received the SECOND bill for service today. Not the FIRST, mind you, the SECOND. I have received TWO bills in 24 days since I signed up for service. Ignore the fact that I paid them seventy dollars ($70.00) CASH when they installed the modem, allegedly for my first month and the installation charge.
After I received the first bill, I gave Comcast a call and let them have what minute part of my mind that I could spare. They finally assured me (after talking to five people over two days) that I would not receive a bill until I had the router that is required to complete my connection.
I opened today's received bill on my short walk from the mailbox and when I saw that it was indeed a bill, I deposited it in the trash receptacle on my carport. The fun part? Even if I never pay the bill and service is "disconnected," I would never know because I do not have the router necessary to use their service yet.
In the defense of Comcast, however, they did tell me that the routers were on backorder until after the first of April. So, I am not sweating it. But, if I receive the router, go to plug it in and my service STILL doesn't work, I am going to LOSE. MY. SHIT.
Yes,I have dealt with large communications corporations in my lifetime. Yes, I have had problems with those corporations in my lifetime. But, NO, I have never experienced anything that remotely compares with this, not even trying to get Verizon to credit me the 700 bucks text overage charges that went on for a solid year. (Verizon doesn't know the difference between 0.007 CENTS v. 0.007 DOLLARS)
Anyhoo, still no internet, YO.
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