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How you can pay NO INSTALLATION FEES when you order COMCAST Cable!!!

LolliPops 87 May 18, 2009 at 09:35 PM in Your Mileage May Vary (YMMV) (3)
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I recently ordered Comcast Cable for my home and I really wanted to avoid paying the extra $35-$50 in installation costs. I found a way to do it! I suppose this may be YMMV...


You can avoid the installation fees in one of two ways. This works only if the technician doesn't need to do anything in your home.
There is also an additional advantage to this in that you DO NOT NEED TO BE HOME on the day of installation.


- Completely FREE if you have a Comcast Service Center in your location. You simply walk in, pick up your choice of equipment and set up a time for installation. NO CHARGE FOR INSTALLATION!


- $9.95 (YMMV) for UPS to overnight your equipment. I used this option. Simply call them and tell them what you want. Again, NO CHARGE FOR INSTALLATION!


I was ecstatic to be able to avoid their unnecessary (in my case at least) installation fees!

I hope this helps!

www.comcast.com
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if this is talking about the internet cable then its not a deal. this has always been offered. nothing new at all.

if you really want it to be free you can always convince the customer rep to waive the fee.
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Quote from judgedee View Post :
if this is talking about the internet cable then its not a deal. this has always been offered. nothing new at all.

if you really want it to be free you can always convince the customer rep to waive the fee.
If you can get your rep to waive the fee that's awesome... My rep wouldn't budge.

I was very happy with this alternate option. Smilie
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I've had comcast install cable tv and internet at 2 locations in the past and never paid a dime for installation. In my new house, the tech even took the extra time to wire the voip to my central patch panel.

They do try to sneak some fees in if you up/downgrade service. All you have to do is call afterward and complain - they'll cancel the fee no problem.

OP, in your case you got the wrong rep. In that case, if you would have hung up and called back, or asked to speak to a supervisor, you could have received free installation.
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seriously ?????? you think this is a slickdeal..???????

Dude-wake up and smell the coffee
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seriously ?????? you think this is a slickdeal..???????

Dude-wake up and smell the coffee
That kind of attitude will only deter people from posting deals.

OP, I appreciate your effort. Repped.
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#7
Uhm, there shouldn't be an install fee -- they didn't install anything. You did.
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No one should ever have to pay "installation" fees for cable service if the dwelling is already wired (and the cable company doesn't already have a reason to not like you.. e.g. habitual slow payer, unreturned equipment, previous outstanding balance due, etc)

Just say "thanks but no thanks" and be willing to cancel the order and try again later. Odds are, the rep will cave and deal, so long as you aren't a jerk about it.
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Comcast never charged me installation fees.

They did, however, charge out the ass for their service.
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Ironically, the phone tech (when I upgraded to digital) told me I had to pay the install fee. Then she tacked on ANOTHER $25 for installing the internet.

Hmm, installing a cablecard and plugging in a modem?

So I bought my own modem and called to cancel that install. They (of course) screwed up and cancelled BOTH installs....which I found out when I called up yesterday.

Ironically, they happily told me to grab the equipment from the local office and do it myself.

Of course, the "local" office is actually in the other county since we're on the border, and they couldn't help me. So it took me two tries and some driving to get the equipment, but I'm calling to activate it today.

I'll be looking for the extra fees, since they managed to not only cancel my install, but there was no record of the $29.99 cable and $19.99 internet plans I signed up for.

Yes, totally clueless Comcast.

Greg
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Man enough negativity on these forums today?
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At my office if something is Comcastic it means it's fubar
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This post inspired me to finally call to ditch my Qwest DSL and phone for Comcast (until the into/promo deal runs out then back to Qwest for their intro/promo price.) The rep I talked to a couple of days ago said I had to pay a $45 install. Today, I told the random rep I got that I wanted to pick up the modem and install it myself and he told me that installation was free because I was ordering "two or more services."
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This post inspired me to finally call to ditch my Qwest DSL and phone for Comcast (until the into/promo deal runs out then back to Qwest for their intro/promo price.) The rep I talked to a couple of days ago said I had to pay a $45 install. Today, I told the random rep I got that I wanted to pick up the modem and install it myself and he told me that installation was free because I was ordering "two or more services."
So happy this helped you! Smilie
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