Wildblue - Experience with Wildblue Internet

Posted on Thursday, September 20th, 2007 at 8:40am CDT by a2f1c642

Product: Wildblue Satellite Provider

Company: Wildblue

Location: 5970 Greenwood Plaza Blvd, suite 300
Greenwood Village, CO, 80111, US

URL: http://wildblue.com/

Category: Other

We signed up for Wildblue and immediatly had problems. The installer didn't even bother to show up on the agreed day of installation. Then for 6 weeks our system was down more than it was up, prompting at least 5 calls that Wildblue has on record. Many times we didn't even bother to call, we would reset the modem on our own and just wait. We were given many excuses, our installation was never done properly, we have trees, it rained, and my favorite, despite that I'm in Texas, it might be windy in Duluth. On 9/11/07 it went down for good. I was given a ticket number by an extremely inpatient person through Wildblue. We were told that a repair tech from the local installation/repair company would call us to set up a date to repair it within 24-48 hours. She also told me that we could call them directly and maybe they could come out that same day. So I call, my husband calls, just voicemail. No call back after 48 hours. We call Wildblue. They give us another ticket number and the same 24-48 hour story, same company for repairs will call. No call, no answer, nothing. Its been 9 days. When we attempt to cancel service, they put us on hold for 32 minutes trying to connect us with the Retention Dept. Nobody ever picks up so they tell us to call Saturday after 10:30. We call at 11 and the company isn't even open on Saturdays. On Monday we attempt to contact management. Management with Wildblue won't answer and in fact put my husband on hold for 51 minutes. Finally on day 8, we get in touch with a manager who informs us that if we cancel our service it will have to pay the remainder of the years service (10 1/2 months) plus the cancellation fee. Plus, we will not be reimbursed for our poor installation. This all comes to just about $1000. For the most unreliable poor service I have ever experienced. This manager, who constantly spoke over my husband and interrupted, informed us that only calling 5 times in 30 days isn't bad. Told us that they closed out the last ticket because when they called us to set up a repair appointment they got voicemail. They didn't leave a message, just cancelled the ticket. Had no record of my first phone call on 9/11 because they didn't actually enter the ticket until 9/14. AND that we would have to wait 30 days (what happened to 24-48 hours?) before we can cancel our service.

I really hope nobody else makes this same mistake. We are going to fight these charges through our credit card company and it may end up a big black mark on my credit but this is unacceptable. $1000 to cancel a non-service?


2 Comments

b0ac1fe0, 2008-04-28, 08:13PM CDT

Same problems,solved mine thru the BBB.

IF YOU CAN DO ANYTHING ELSE DO IT!!!,

DONOT SIGN UP WITH WILDBLUE OR DISHNET SERVICE PROVIDED BY WILDBLUE.

e89b92be, 2008-07-13, 05:28AM CDT

Wild Blue totally sux here in Arkansas too. It works okay normally but from 11:00 am Central Time to ~6:00 PM it is really bad. Their tech support is totally useless except to tell you that weather is the problem or to reset their junk. I have worn out 3 switch boxes that were set up just for their trash because of having to reset it so much. If you enjoy waiting on hold for 3 hours at a time, by all means, sign up for this crap. You'll waste a lot of time there. All tech support can tell me after all this is that they want to send a service tech here at a cost of $95.00 minimum per trip. If not for tearing up my roof, I would have taken a baseball bat to their trash long ago.

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