Our WAVE internet service went down after a storm knocked out the power here 8 days ago. I have called WAVE everyday, since the outage began. (our power was restored in 3 days). All of the neighbors on our street have Comcast and their internet service was restored the same day the power was restored, so they were down 3 days.
Then there is WAVE BROADBAND.
This is my experience with WAVE:
ON day ONE: I call WAVE technical support and let them know my service is out and the CABLE IS LYING IN THE ROAD. They give me an ETA of when service is expected to be restored (2 hours). The time comes and goes and they just change the time on the recording but they never come and fix anything. This goes on day after day after day. I keep calling daily to talk to WAVE "technical support" to try to get someone out here to fix the broken cable. They keep telling me "a crew" will be out. Finally, I beg them to set up an appointment which is 10 days out from when my WAVE service first went out. In utter frustration, I tweet them to try to get someone out here to fix the cable that's still LYING IN THE ROAD. This results in them sending a guy out who wants to come in my house to run a diagnostic on my equipment. (he has to drive over the cable lying in the road to get to my house). I tell him there's nothing wrong with my in-house equipment, THE CABLE IS LYING IN THE ROAD DISCONNECTED. He argues with me that he's getting some strange readings that say my equipment isn't working. I walk him up the driveway to show him the downed cable he just drove over and he says, Oh, your line is down. This will take a line crew to fix, I can't do that, I'm a technician.
Can you feel my pain yet?
After he leaves, I get an emailed service review survey from WAVE to find out how satisfied I am with my service appointment. When I click the link to respond and take the survey...wait for it...the link doesn't work.
I call and tweet again the next day...and still no service. My experience with WAVE BROADBAND SERVICE is a complete FAIL. They are the bottom of the barrel. 8 days with no service and counting.
This is now the second year in a row where WAVE started removing available channels from my contract. Each year it has begun about three to four months from my contract expiration date. I get no notification beforehand. But instead I am suddenly told that I am not "authorized" to view such and such a channel; channels that I have had for months. Oddly enough, the channels they remove are the ones that I watch to most. This year WAVE has de-authorized me from at least five channels (my favorite channels), yet, my monthly payment never reflects that I am receiving less and less for what I'm paying. In fact, WAVE continues to increase my charges - almost on a monthly basis.
I am a 22 year loyal Wavecable customer who may be a former customer. About 3 years ago, my cable bill was increasing to the point that I chose to discontinue their cable service and go with Direct TV through Costco. I kept Wave internet and internet phone service. In Oct.2020, I noticed I was owing on my monthly bill although I thought I was current. Seems my discounts ended and I didn't renew them so my bill dramatically increased. I called them, had the discounts reinstated and paid the amount I owed. November bill showed up but had an additional $144 charge. I was told it was a charge for the digital receiver (that was removed 3 years prior). Why after 3 years am I charged AND if they took the receiver, why am I charged? Case was opened so I called them yesterday and was told the case was closed and they verified I owed them. Seems they can't find the receiver's S/N, so I must still have it. They took it 3 years ago. Now the charge is $158! What the hell? I'm not sure if I can take them to small claims court but I'm getting nowhere with their phone reps. 22 years and this is how they treat a long standing customer. I have perfect credit and this better not tarnish it. Anyone else have this problem and did you resolve it?
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If their actual services performed as poorly as Customer Service or the website, there would be a mass exodus of customers. Phone calls to [protected] always result in a lengthy series of announcements followed by:
We are experiencing an unusually high number of calls. Be prepared for a wait of 20 minutes to talk to an agent.
Then, the excuses for all problems are described as "issues related to a new billing system. At 9:30PM Pacific on Sunday, I waited 30+ minutes before hearing a live voice. That person was gravely untrained on how the WAVE system worked. When I wanted to pay my bill with a credit card, the agent said "Go to the Website". Seriously!!
I did just that and my payment has still not been applied to my account.
The website refers to an OnLine Chat Option but four of us could not find a connection anywhere. Seriously!!
I guess the old adage about 'getting what you paid for' really applies with WAVE.
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