News : No More Hanging on the Line for Comcast Customer Service
Dec 18, 2014 -- Comcast is attempting a few new twists on customer service, including giving customers several options for not just requesting but actually scheduling a call back, rather than hanging on the line waiting for a service rep to pick up the phone.
As bad as Comcast’s customer service can be – and it has been revealed to have been thoroughly miserable on occasion this year – the company is trying to get better.
Comcast still wants customers to try the trouble-shooting guide first, but if that doesn’t work, the new Xfinity My Account App feature enables customers to enter their phone numbers, and select the time they want Comcast to call back. Call backs can be scheduled within 15 minute windows.
Comcast is also offering the option of a Twitter chat.
"You can even snap a photo of your screen and Tweet it to us, so we can see exactly what you’re seeing," wrote Comcast SVP of customer experience Charlie Herrin.
These features are available to all customers today on the My Account app, the company said.
"But, don’t think this means we’ve stopped working to make the phone experience the best it can be. It’s the opposite. We’re working hard to make sure we are serving our customers as quickly as possible across all our channels," Herrin continued.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
Today's Tip of the Day - What If?
More Editorial From Comcast
Comcast Corporation, founded in 1963, is a cable operator in the United States, providing cable television, broadband Internet, and telephone service to both residential and commercial customers. Comcast is headquartered in the One Comcast Center in Center City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Published: Monday, December 22, 2014