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Wild Blue Communications / Satellite Internet / Poor service!

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"On 2/06/2008 when I opened my browser, a flag showed up at the top of the window. It showed an error and advised me to contact the system administrator. My browser address bar showed Wildblue's address, so I thought it may have been a temporary glitch, so I left it go that day. The next day, the same flag appeared. Again, I decided to wait. I thought they were having technical problems. On 2/08/2008, I decided to contact Wildblue to see what could be done to remedy the issue. After many minutes of holding, a rep talked to me. After hearing my situation, he said I had a failed payment with my credit card. I was given job ticket #1201545. He transferred me to another rep who took my credit card info and processed a payment for January 2008. It went through, my account reflected the payment and my account was active, however my service could not be restored for reasons the rep could not explain. He inquired for me, but the dept. he contacted wasn't available. He said he could call me back later that night or that I could call back the next day. I opted to call back the next day, as it was getting later in the evening, and had been on the phone a considerable amount of time. I called the next day, chose the menu options, and was put on hold for at least 25 minutes. Frustrated, I hung up. Sunday I did not call. Monday I called again, around 10:00 am est and was on hold for a half hour with no representatives to answer the phone. I hung up, because I had to leave. I tried again Monday evening. After close to 10 minutes of holding time, I got through to a person. They listened to my story but said they couldn't help me and transferred me to another dept. After holding for another 15 or so minutes, the system hung up on me. There was nothing but a fast busy signal. Again, it was getting late in the evening and I called it a night. Tuesday I called wildblue again in the around 4:00 pm est, and got put on two more lengthy hold times by two more reps. And then it hung up on me. I called once again. Much to my surprise, my call was answered within only a minute or two of calling. That rep listened to my story, said he couldn't help me, and would have to put me on hold while he transferred me to someone. I was on hold for a couple minutes and another rep answered. I told her my story, she issued me another ticket number(1213981), told me that that restoring my service would require intervention from a higher service authority, and my account would have to be manually restored into Wildblue's system. She told me it would take a couple days, and someone from Wildblue was supposed to call me about the situation(I have not received the call). She also said she would refund the down time to my credit card. So, I let it go until today 2/15/2008, seven days of no service after paying for my account. My service still is not restored. I called again today. After the menu, I was put on hold for about 15 minutes. I called back, chose a different menu option and was answered by a rep in a reasonable amount of time. She transferred me to another dept, and the system hung up on me. I called back again, waited for several minutes, and got another rep. I told her my frustration, and that it wasn't her fault, but I was extremely unhappy with Wildblue and I wanted out of my contract. She said ok, but I would still owe the remaining 7 months fees (without the service). I relayed that that was pointless, for obvious reasons which I explained to her. She gave me a ticket number(1223844),one month's refund credit at that point, and told me she would transfer me to someone who would give me a new IP number. She put me on hold, and during the transfer, it hung up on me again. I'm not looking for revenge. I just want out of my 1 year contract and not owe 559.65 to get out. This is the second situation with their, in my opinion, incompetent service dept. I'm very frustrated and will pursue this as far as I have to for resolution. Thank you. Sincerely, Brad ArnoldOn 2/06/2008 when I opened my browser, a flag showed up at the top of the window. It showed an error and advised me to contact the system administrator. My browser address bar showed Wildblue's address, so I thought it may have been a temporary glitch, so I left it go that day. The next day, the same flag appeared. Again, I decided to wait. I thought they were having technical problems. On 2/08/2008, I decided to contact Wildblue to see what could be done to remedy the issue. After many minutes of holding, a rep talked to me. After hearing my situation, he said I had a failed payment with my credit card. I was given job ticket #1201545. He transferred me to another rep who took my credit card info and processed a payment for January 2008. It went through, my account reflected the payment and my account was active, however my service could not be restored for reasons the rep could not explain. He inquired for me, but the dept. he contacted wasn't available. He said he could call me back later that night or that I could call back the next day. I opted to call back the next day, as it was getting later in the evening, and had been on the phone a considerable amount of time. I called the next day, chose the menu options, and was put on hold for at least 25 minutes. Frustrated, I hung up. Sunday I did not call. Monday I called again, around 10:00 am est and was on hold for a half hour with no representatives to answer the phone. I hung up, because I had to leave. I tried again Monday evening. After close to 10 minutes of holding time, I got through to a person. They listened to my story but said they couldn't help me and transferred me to another dept. After holding for another 15 or so minutes, the system hung up on me. There was nothing but a fast busy I'm not looking for revenge. I just want out of my 1 year contract and not owe 559.65 to get out. This is the second situation with their, in my opinion, incompetent service dept. I'm very frustrated and will pursue this as far as I have to for resolution. Thank you. Sincerely, Brad Arnoldwildblue again in the around 4:00 pm est, and got put on two more lengthy hold times by two more reps. And then it hung up on me. I called once again. Much to my surprise, my call was answered within only a minute or two of calling. That rep listened to my story, said he couldn't help me, and would have to put me on hold while he transferred me to someone. I was on hold for a couple minutes and another rep answered. I told her my story, she issued me another ticket number(1213981), told me that that restoring my service would require intervention from a higher service authority, and my account would have to be manually restored into Wildblue's system. She told me it would take a couple days, and someone from Wildblue was supposed to call me about the situation(I have not received the call). She also said she would refund the down time to my credit card. So, I let it go until today 2/15/2008, seven days of no service after paying for my account. My service still is not restored. I called again today. After the menu, I was put on hold for about 15 minutes. I called back, chose a different menu option and was answered by a rep in a reasonable amount of time. She transferred me to another dept, and the system hung up on me. I called back again, waited for several minutes, and got another rep. I told her my frustration, and that it wasn't her fault, but I was extremely unhappy with Wildblue and I wanted out of my contract. She said ok, but I would still owe the remaining 7 months fees (without the service). I relayed that that was pointless, for obvious reasons which I explained to her. She gave me a ticket number (1223844), one month's refund credit at that point, and told me she would transfer me to someone who would give me a new IP number. She put me on hold, and during the transfer, it hung up on me again. I'm not looking for revenge. I just want out of my 1 year contract and not owe 559.65 to get out. This is the second situation with their, in my opinion, incompetent service dept. I'm very frustrated and will pursue this as far as I have to for resolution." It is now 2/18/2008 and I still haven't had the issue resolved.

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  • Le
      26th of Apr, 2008
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    I am having the same problem with Wild Blue...I only have it because I love rural, well my parents do. It was a Christmas present for my mother, 1 year internet service. I have been triple debited, which has cause several overdraft fees within my checking account. I can't get anyone to help. I am passed from person to person, when I ask for a supervisor ( 3 times so far) every time I have been disconnected. I am currently as I type this on hold for the 4th time waiting on a supervisor so I can get my money back and cancel l the account ( which means the Christmas present for my mom is no longer a gift)

    I will contact the better business bureau and tell everyone I know.

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