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[wMw] fucking cable companies
 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2019-10-17 02:02 [#02587743]
Points: 13027 Status: Regular



the internet is like breathing for some; hello xltronic.
when i first moved into this place, my landlady heavily
suggested comcast. part of the reason i opted for this place
is that xyz, a smaller, more local cable isp, was in service
in the area. i had used them in the past and found them to
be pleasant, for a cable company, aside from a
hilarious-yet-pathetic letter sent to me in 2009 announcing
bullshit fees, from, i shit you not, richard wadman, a.k.a.
dick wadman

so i moved into this place, and called xyz. the install is,
to be fair, a bit of a nightmare. i live in a structure
offset from the main house, and some black bro and i are
legit working together to find where the fuck the cable
actually goes into my unit -- and it turns out to be in an
underground conduit, going over to the main structure. we
secure landlady permission for egress and spelunk it into
the gross basement. i reflect on the forgotten remains of
the 80s childhood reminents of, oh, three kids, skateboards,
a bike, but business. xyz cable man finally gets a beep, and
we legit both are like dfhgjdfg YES FINALLY and he's all,
i'm gonna go outside, hang onto this one, tug it when i get
out

but he'd yanked other lines all over, in the hunt.
disconnected shit. my modem works, but my landlady freaks
out: one of my TVs doesn't work! i told you to go with
comcast!

at this point, i am hjdfgjhdfg. you fucking like comcast?
you wanted me to go with comcast? i thought that was just,
like, a recommendation?! and there was drama.

it did not stop there


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2019-10-17 02:06 [#02587744]
Points: 13027 Status: Regular



a week or three later, the modem is just losing upstream
constantly. i keep calling tech support; they are all uhhhhh
i dunno i can't get a signal

landlady had comcast come back to fix her tv, i was
stressing they'd crosswired and fucked me over. i ask to
come take a look at the wires myself; she freaks out and
tells me to fuck off. not with words like "fuck" per se, but
the message was clear

eventually they send a tech out and he's all "ohhhh yeah we
had problems with these modems we've been replacing them"
and i just wanted to scream THEN WHY DID YOU FUCKING SET ME
UP WITH THAT SHIT IN THE FIRST PLACE but i wanted the
fucking internet back so i just said oh thanks

because in that month i didn't have reliable internet, i was
legitimately going insane.


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2019-10-17 02:09 [#02587745]
Points: 13027 Status: Regular



the current drama is this: my credit card expired. i updated
most autopay whatever, but i missed xyz cable. i get some
angry email. i attempt to log in. they want my account
number. i have to dig through unopened mail for three
minutes but, ok, fine, here. i don't remember my username or
password. after lots of data entry verification it says "ok,
you're logged in, you can change your password now" but for
the life of me i cannot find where i am actually supposed to
change my password. meanwhile, i cannot find anything about
updating my credit card for autopay. all there is, is a
manual entry one-pay and so i just pay it, late fees, this
is their fucking strategy, refuse to let me update my credit
card and password and making paying the bill such a fucking
royal pain in the ass that i can't be arsed for weeks
because dfjgkdfjkgdf and then more late fees


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2019-10-17 02:24 [#02587746]
Points: 13027 Status: Regular



oh yes and originally some old fart was scheduled to show up
and take a look at my fucked cable and i took a day off work
to be there and he calls up right at the end of the
three-hour window being all uhhhhh sorry im held up i can't
make it today

in my head: you fucking alcoholic douchebag, i can hear it
in your voice, you are a fucking piece of shit and if you
had it together you wouldn't have fucked me over

i actually say: i took a day off work for this. my internet
isn't working. this is unacceptable

then he's ohhhh uhhh can i came back tomorrow and the
boundary collides and i'm all I JUST FUCKING TOOK A DAY OFF
I CAN'T DO IT AGAIN TOMORROW and then we're into the
corporate scheduling calendar for next weekend or some shit
and thank god that asshole wasn't on shift that next round


 

offline w M w from London (United Kingdom) on 2019-10-17 03:29 [#02587747]
Points: 21386 Status: Regular



If you download a movie from pirate bay without a vpn, the
cable "company" (ie. government) will send you a warning.
Not sure what happens after 3 or so warnings, eternal
internet ban? One of those million dollar lawsuits for
"pirating"? I don't know how internet works but I suspect
it's another trick to turn the population into eternal slave
renters. Like why does everyone in an apartment building
have to buy separate internet? Why can't 1 person rent
internet then share his wifi key with 9 other people so each
only pays 1/10th?


 


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