Have you ever ever had bother with your own home web connection, the place one thing was out as a result of a protocol error, ISP firm hacking, password unintentional deletion, or drawback? Have you ever ever tried to attach a brand new gadget or enable a visiting buddy to attach their gadget however to no avail? Have you ever then tried to contact your ISP (Web Service Supplier) solely to have your name re-routed to a name heart in India? Properly, God Bless AT&T, Verizon, Comcast, and the like.This occurred to me lately, and the man answering the cellphone mentioned; “Hellooooooo my name is Michelle, how can I help you?” So, I defined my drawback and the “guy” named Michelle, yah proper, says; “Well, Laaaaaaaaannnssss, I see by my records you are a long-standing custommmmmer.” No matter, like what does that imply, he’ll give me some track and dance about how he cannot repair my drawback however I can name a special cellphone quantity whereas he tries to get me off the cellphone in underneath 2-minutes to make his name heart quota averages look good this week?
So anyway this man tells me to easily go to the Firm Web site dot com, login, undergo the next 6-steps. I attempt to clarify to him that my DAMN Web is out and I can not log on to the corporate’s web site or any web site for that matter. He tells, “Oh, well then… ” he’ll ship me an e-mail, and I can reply to that e-mail to confirm I’m who I say I’m and he can then help me, and we will proceed. I attempt to clarify once more, I can not get on-line your system is down, so I can not entry the Web in any respect. He then asks if I might like to speak to a Supervisor?”Well, not really,” I inform him, “If your supervisor is just going to give me the run-around as you have.”He then asks; “What is run-around?””Oh just forget it, sure give me a supervisor!”He then says; “Laaaaaaaannnsss, thank you so much for calling, I hope we’ve done a good job serving you?” and the road goes clean after which music begins.Ultimately, or endlessly, aka: eight minutes of crappy music, and a supervisor comes on; “Heeeeeellloooooo, how can I help you today sir,” and I feel to myself; nicely no less than I’m transferring up on the earth I’m a Sir now, although India is now not a British Colony, hey, why do not they only name me Sir Lance, whereas they’re at it.
I re-explain my drawback and the supervisor tells me that he can not assist me till I get on-line, in order quickly as I can get on-line once more, name him again and he can stroll me although the issue and repair this situation, which is sort of easy he assures me.The issue with US-based massive company ISP corporations is that they’re all the identical, costs too excessive, and at all times elevating them; they aren’t utterly US-based with name facilities in India; and their customer support, nicely when you name that customer support then you definately most likely assume there are Starbucks drive-thrus on Mars.