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Turned in my equipment and canceled service prior to billing and was still billed for the next month. Told by supervisors no way to refund until after the next month's billing cycle begins. Be careful, they require a card on file for automatic billing.
My apartment complex provides the basic service included with rent. I just moved here and immediately called Google Fiber to set up the service. I made it clear to the woman setting up the account that I just wanted the service that the apartment provides at this time, if need be I would upgrade later. They still require a credit card on file, which I found odd, but figured hey maybe it's for verification of person/address?
A week later I saw that she (or someone else) enrolled me in the program two steps above what the basic is. I immediately called. The gentleman said that he would be happy to move me back to basic. I asked if I would be charged for anything, he said he would have to see what it would be from the start of my service until now. I informed him he could go over the recordings of my initial set up call to see this shouldn't have even happened, 20 minutes later he appreciated my patience and said he saw in the notes that I had requested basic and somehow was placed in Fiber 1000 and he was contacting another department to see if he could stop my card from being charged or not.
I honestly do not know if this was a genuine mistake or a scam for them to try to make money and show that a certain service is better so they can keep people on it. My concern is that I have to call back before the next billing to make sure I am not charged then (as he stated) and that over the time I was on the phone with him he repeated told me what a change I would see in my internet service by going down to basic. I'm thankful for the time (35 minutes) the rep took in investigating and trying to sort things out. I'm just highly disappointed that this occurred and the fact that I have to call back before the next billing to ensure that it doesn't happen again.
To say it nicely, Google Fiber is possibly the biggest joke of a company I have ever dealt with. 2 weeks before moving in we were told our new apartment was google fiber ready, our tech just needed to finalize it. When our tech came out we were told that he wasn't able to complete the job because the wires were ripped out by the previous owners and it would take an engineer. We were told an engineer would reach out in the next 24 hours to schedule a time... Well an entire week goes by, and at this point we have called everyday. FINALLY, someone schedules an appointment for the following day at 10:40a. Due to both of us working, my mother had to miss work to meet the person there. Well guess who never showed up. GOOGLE FIBER. We didn't even receive a phone call.
After talking to a supervisor I was told the rep scheduled the appointment w/ us even though he knew this wasn't an available time slot. HUH?! The supervisor advised me they would call me everyday to let me know when an available engineer would be out. I forwarded this to my management company, who then reached out to Google Fiber. THEY TOLD HIM IT WAS WIRED AND READY TO GO, AND JUST NEEDED A TECH. You can't make this up. Every person had a different story. This place is a joke. P.S. we still don't have WI-FI or an appointment to get it fixed.
My boyfriend has been waiting 2 weeks for Google Fiber to be installed. The wires and everything else are all set up. He was supposed to have it today and the technician called out due to an emergency 10 minutes before they were supposed to be set it up. We are supposed to be moving into the new house within 2 weeks and wanted everything set up. He's not happy right now and has to wait longer, but will most likely wind up canceling. Just because it's Father's Day doesn't mean you can't find someone to come out. I'm also not happy and this is very poor customer service. I understand things happen, but this is why you find a backup. This shouldn't happen to anyone especially when they've been waiting this long and at the last minute.
The service is not good at all. Very intermittent and slow. Customer service is the worst. I was charged after my account was canceled and still haven't received a refund. I have contacted Google Fiber 3 times and always given a different answer and no refund yet! The customer service rep I contacted today was rude and condescending and basically told me I just had to wait! I am sure what you are doing is illegal, and very offensive. You cannot just take your customer's money, without authorization, and give it back whenever you want to, just because you are Google. Stop taking advantage of people with your poor service, bad customer service, and shady billing practices.
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I wish I had read the reviews before switching companies. My speeds are much slower than Spectrum. My ethernet service worked about a month then stopped. I called in to report problem. Cust service rep on phone had me on a ladder checking my box. I'm a 63 years old female that was not happy and told the rep that then he scheduled someone to come to the house. Very rude tech came to my house and I asked him to leave. Supervisor came. He was very nice and fixed the problem but it only stayed fixed for 2 days. Called cust service today because even the WiFi keeps cutting off and was told that my speeds are slow because the box is in my laundry room and not near my laptop. I still can't use ethernet. I am going to another company. This has been horrible. I'm not an IT tech and don't plan to be.
We love our Google Fiber service! It has been very reliable and fast for us. We have both wi-fi and ethernet connections through our router, and both work very well. Our security company loves that we have Google Fiber as our ISP, as their software and security cameras work excellently with the system. 5 Stars! :-)
I used to be on Spectrum 50Mbps before and then switched to Google Fiber because it was a cheaper option than Spectrum for their internet only package. From day 1 after switching over, I realized that the speeds didn't match up at with the 100Mbps I was paying for. Speed tests all came within range 93Mbps but when downloading or streaming actual content, it was probably closer to 25Mbps from my experience. I am in IT and I work in networking so I gathered all my data before reaching out to their horrible customer service to complain. One tech even asked me how old my computer was. Like really? Anyway back to the story. There is a 3 Gb file I download for editing every month which used to take me about 3 minutes with my Spectrum connection. Now with a 100Mbps connection, this takes about 11 minutes. My connection is simple. Google Fiber => Ethernet cable=>Computer (I tried it with 3 ). 1 PC and 2 Macs. Same result.
Eventually, I got fed up and upgraded to a 1Gbps connection. That was the last straw. I logged into one or my client's offices with a 200Mbps with a Verizon Fios connection and started the download side by side with my Google 1Gbps connection. Guess which one finished first. The 200Mbps connection. Both tests were performed on the East Coast. Enough ranting. Please stay away from Google Fiber if you are upgrading from another provider. Your service is probably much better. Take my word for it.
Lies!!! I contacted you Google Fiber customer service today and I must say that they have by far some of the rudest representatives and “customer service managers” in their line of business! I was continuously interrupted in addition to being addressed in an aggressive manner! I signed up for service and made a deposit about 4 years ago only to have the service installed this past year prior to being forced to relocate after 6 months of service and now being told I owe for construction because I didn’t keep the service for a year when my neighbors directly across from me have had the service since they moved in 2 years ago. I will most definitely refrain from ever doing business with this company again as well as spread the word! #dissatisfiedcustomer #googlefiber.
Google Fiber ordering and installation process. 12/29/17 - I contacted Google Fiber to request installation. 12/29/17 - I received a "thank you" for signing up for... 12/29/17 - I received a PIN for my upcoming account. 1/9/18 - I received an email asking that I log on to the Google Fiber web page and request an installation time. 1/11/18 - I requested 1/16/18, 2:20 pm installation time (outside crew already ran a fiber to my house). 1/15/18 - I received an email reminder of my scheduled installation (next day).
1/16/18 - I received a phone call from the installer stating that he was on the way... (2:10 PM). 1/16/18 - 2:19 PM: the installer rang my doorbell. 1/16/18 - Joseph ** (my installer) completed the physical install and completed the transfer of my internet-connected devices to the new network (and explained everything and answered every question). Note: This guy knew his stuff, was patient and was VERY competent. Final: For $10 less, I get 97 Meg down and 95 meg upload. (versus Spectrum 55 down and 5.5 up). I am thrilled.
I understand Google Fiber is new to San Antonio...but I don't see why I have to keep hounding and waiting to get service?! I signed up late November. Weeks went by and they never called to schedule an installation appointment. Why do you start advertising, if you are not ready to provide service? I called mid-December to see what's going on. They said there was a network interface problem in my area that was now resolved. I never received a courtesy call from them. I waited another month for installation. They never called to confirm my appointment for today's installation. Again, I had to call them the day before.
Then finally today is my scheduled appointment. Only for them to call and reschedule my appointment due to inclement weather in my area. Their earliest appointment was for February 13th. I work from home, so I desperately needed internet. They were not accommodating at all and they didn't care if I had to wait another month. These are red flags that my experience with Google Fiber will not be satisfactory. Google Fiber...you can take your business elsewhere. I'm done with you!
Google Fiber needs to extend coverage to the entire city but I don't know when that will happen as I heard they lost their grant funding. I'm not sure how much longer we'll have Google Fiber now. And they could lower their prices on cable. WiFi is GREAT!
Google Fiber is extremely high! I pay $180.00 a month and only get a few regular channels and one movie channel. Plus they have problems. Your TV will not work for 45mins - 60mins and you may not get credit for that unless you call. My service went out a few weeks ago because someone in my area TV went out. I do not like Google Fiber and would not recommend anyone to get it. Also depending on your area you get free Google Fiber. They only have 3 plans to choose from. I was paying $223.00 a month for all regular channels and one movie channel plus internet. I am definitely switching.
Even if you pay for the 1000 Mbps down it's still ** at best. It'll constantly buffer even if it's just you on the internet. The customer service is absolutely horrible. They don't help and act like it's not their problem. I've never been so dissatisfied with an ISP in my life.
Google wasted 20+ man hours, 5+ hours of my time, dug up my yard and just took everything back since customer service wouldn't try at all to remedy the internet not getting close to what was paid for. Lengthy disorganized process that's not worth it. They left me a notice on my door that fiber was now available and I live half a block from the Nashville fiber up. Yet they didn't come to actually lay the line from the street to my house until 2 months later. They dig up a good chunk of my yard, just put hay over it, and woke me up by drilling into my house.
I then scheduled the remaining install for 4 more days out, they took 3 hours to set it up. But then couldn't get the 100mbps over 42 mbps. They said they could get it closer to 100 if the service was upgraded to 1gbps, but customer service said they'd need to charge me more and I declined, they then just said sorry and left. It would've cost them nothing to boost the speed, but they wouldn't and the techs were even surprised by the customer service response. I love Google but this experience was disorganized, wasteful and damaged my yard for nothing. I don't recommend it.
Google service has been poor. Very poor reception. Was told it was a satellite issue too far from the sun. They've taken away channels - put them into another tier to have to pay additional for. Up'd our service fee $20 more a month. TV very pixelated. Internet weaker and weaker. Dissatisfied overall. Won't recommend.
I cancelled my account on 10/1/17 and returned my equipment 10/6/17. On 10/13/17 I was charged $167. I called and was told I needed to wait 30 days for a refund? They fraudulently took my money and is making me wait to get it back. Horrible! Last person I spoke to was Shaun in Boise ID.
Absolutely the worst customer service I have experienced. After signing a lease on an apartment in Austin because they had Google Fiber available, we quickly discovered they did not have service and each car was met with ineptness and attitude. They continue to promise service and three months later, a technician came and said, "oh it was simply not plugged in" and I closet. They had promised credit on my account and then when trying to apply it, they said they could not and would not do it. Do not use this service, they are the most unprofessional group of people I've ever worked with.
Excellent service. No contracts. Lowest prices by far. Very highly recommended. No nonsense, no junk mail or email from the company. Great reception everywhere.
I called on July 6th and set up installation for July 15th. My 80 year old father was moving and needed phone and tv service and unfortunately we were told the apartment was only set up for Google Fiber. July 15th came and the tech said he could not do anything because it had not been wired yet. So I had to call another guy who luckily was able to come out the next morning. He then did what was needed and said now we needed to call back and schedule installation once again. I called and spoke to a supervisor to explain what we have been through already and spoke with Brandon in Austin... not sure he told me his correct name. He said he could not help us at this time... I would need to wait and call back on Monday. He said then we would have to wait until at least Wednesday and that would be the earliest appointment because it's 1st come 1st serve appointments.
I'm not understanding why we wouldn't be a priority when I scheduled our appointment back on July 6th. He was very rude and reluctant to do anything to help. Meanwhile my father has to sit in his apartment with no phone and tv. This guy named Brandon then informed me that I would have no one to complain to because the call would come to him... so he wasn't really worried about me being so upset. I would advise against anyone thinking of using this company... if I had to do it again I would not have my father living in a place that only has Google Fiber as service. I can only hope Brandon in Austin will someday be treated with the same courtesy he gave us. I will send a letter about this young man in hopes eventually it will reach the right person. No one with that attitude should be in a supervisor position.
There have been a few times when I lacked a good strong signal and the call dropped. But everything else has been stellar! Great, reliable service. I've come to trust Google Fiber for my cellular service.
I called in for an explanation on my services in which I spoke with Josiah in Boise. Josiah was very rude and seemed to be irritated from the amount of calls he has taken today. I informed Josiah's supervisor of his actions in which he tried to justify his behavior. I quickly informed Alex the supervisor that I too have worked in a call center and how Josiah should have responded to a paying customer. Alex then said he will turn this into a coaching opportunity. Needless to say Alex showed no empathy towards Josiah's behavior and treated me as if his behavior was valid. I will be taking my business elsewhere.
I went to Google Fiber store to get account set up. After a hour at the store and having multiple personnel trying to get me signed up, manager stated it would be handled as we were sent out and could try to sign in the following day. It has now been 10 days later, numerous phone calls and store visits and still do not have internet service or account started. Each customer service person at Google Fiber assures me their IT team is working on the problem and will advise me of the status and when it is fixed. I have not received a phone yet from Google Fiber advising me of the status of the problem or when that magical day will come when I will have internet service.
My apartments recently signed on with Fiber and all we had to do was pay 10 dollars and were promised free service for 10 years. Sounds great right? Actually I was shocked because at first it was great and I couldn't believe it. I work from home for a bank and am required to plug my phone into one Ethernet jack and my computer into another. No problem for about a year. It makes the rent at my apt totally more attractive considering it comes with internet. The problem is when you move. I called them to tell them I was moving and If never would have everything would be fine. I took my network box over to the new apartment (same complex and literally right next door) and everything worked great for about 3 days.
The cutoff date came and the internet stopped working. I am freaking out because I work from home and only have a few hours of sick time left for the year. I call and their customer service is a joke. They have no answer for anything and every time I called back I had to repeat my old and new address to the point where I knew that the agents weren't even looking at the account history. I'm not even gonna go into that cause it's not even the real issue. After all the crap service on the phone I was advised to go to the store. When I got there with my network box they took it and said, "We are replacing them with a "mini" network box." IT ONLY HAS ONE ETHERNET JACK. So I find a switch on Amazon for 10 bucks which actually did the trick to my surprise. Now that everything has been going good for about a week now THE FREAKING WIFI WON'T CONNECT.
Lucky I have Spectrum this entire month as well because I can't screw around with my job, but it looks like I am going to have to keep it. I am paying an extra 70 dollars a month for my new unit simply because it has a washer/dryer, but now I have to pay for internet service too. I am a single dad and pretty pissed to say the least. I should have just stayed at my old unit and used the damn laundromat. It feels like they got us happy with the service to make themselves look good and then when something happens they are like oh here is your new POS network box that saves us lots of money and barely even works for you.
I purchased Google Fiber because it offered a distinct advantage over traditional cable companies: it's ability to stream content to wireless devices. I've never been able to reliably stream content to my iPad of iPhone. The lag and even complete failure to play is unwatchable. Don't waste your money.
I ordered Google Fiber and TV in Oct 2016. The service was installed but never worked properly. There were lots of issues with videos pausing, especially through the Netfix and YouTube apps. I called several times and spent time troubleshooting with your techs (30 minutes here, 30 minutes there). This went on for a couple of months. I was patient and tried to give Google a chance. Eventually, one tech suggested I take the wall jack back to your store (30 minutes there, 30 minutes back) and switch it out.
So, after spending several hours of MY time to try to get YOUR service to work, I eventually had enough. I emailed fiber-support on December 30th and asked about cancelling the service given that it has never worked as promised. Thomas ** replied and said I could cancel at any time. I just needed to drop off the equipment at the store (30 minutes there, 30 minutes back), which I did in January. The rep at the store assured me that no additional fees or charges would be due. I was charged in January and once again called customer support. I was told that although you charged me in January, the refund couldn't process until February. So I waited once again.
In February, the refund went through followed by another charge a few days later. Once again, I get customer support on the phone (another 30m) and am told I would get a call back within 30m once the refund was processed. Since I didn't get the return call, I went to the support-chat option (45m). Finally, I was told that the charges are for a "$200 construction fee" because I didn't fulfill my contract. I sent Austin a copy of the email from Thomas ** telling me I could cancel any time, as well as mention that Google never fulfilled their end of the contract since the service never worked properly. I also explained that had Thomas ** explained that I would owe $200 for cancelling, I would have asked that a new line be run or techs come to the house to fix it rather than cancel. Still, Austin refused to issue a refund.
Spotty service / bad customer support. I decided to use Google Fiber when I moved to my new condo; as they were the preferred provider in this building. My woes started with the installation. They kept telling me I didn’t have service when the building was wired for Google fiber. I was told by the technician that finally came out that the way they set it up, I could hardwire from any jack in the house. I later discovered this was not so, but due to my busy schedule I did not make this an issue at the time. The service from that point has regularly frozen and disconnected, with a few aggravating modem resets in between. When it came time to pay the bill because my bank account information had been stolen I decided to go into the office to make payment. Their offices do not allow for manual, otc, or in person payments. The only payment method from what I was told is through the website.
This is something I cannot control, but a major inconvenience as some people still like phone and in person options even if it’s a kiosk. When I finally went to pay the bill, I was only gonna pay my past due amount. I purchased a prepaid card and the representative stated he could not take the payment but advised me to make the payment online and I have to make the card my primary card. I made it clear I was paying the minimum past due and it should have been understood this was a one-time payment. Well the next day they drafted the extra due from my account. I am well aware of what was due and when and what it would take to sustain service. I was furious because I put that money on a prepaid card since my account had been compromised. The next agent acknowledged I had been given incorrect information after I directed them to listen to the call but refused to return the extra money drafted.
This makes no sense, after that extra payment was not my intent. Side note... they will forever be paid by prepaid cards for now on. Now that I know how they do and when I want to make it since they were so helpful in telling me I was given the wrong information and they were doing nothing about it. Since I have to take my time with these phone calls now I have decided to tell them about the horrible inconsistent service. I also advised of what the installation technician said about being wired throughout my unit. The agent wasn’t helpful and the supervisor Christian was clueless and from the conversation advised basically he wasn’t going to offer to help. lol... I really don’t care because just as soon as I find out someone else has fiber, I will be switching. Thank you for no contract... even if I have to pay more money... makes me miss Xfinity. In all their flaws they were never this clueless on how to treat customers or maintain consistent service.
My only decent experience was today with a rep who quickly determined I needed a tech... scheduled service and offered me a 25.00 credit. I don’t really feel like this was enough based on my past experience and now I know what to expect from this companies customer service culture. I have a review and recommendation. GO WITH A MORE ESTABLISHED PROVIDER IF POSSIBLE IN YOUR AREA... Because their lack of consistency with the service and that horrible customer service experience is the primary reason... I will be switching as soon as availability comes to my area and leave Google to what they do best... just do email and search engines!!!
I started my service with Google Fiber on Jan 4th 2017. I signed up for 100 mbps. The speed never got above 40 mbps. The service technician said my computer must be old, my computer is only 2 years old. I had better service with Comcast Infinity. Google made several excuses why the speed was super slow. I don't know how they can legally get away with advertising something they can't deliver.
I recently had my Google Fiber Service at home in Morrisville, NC. While the fiber team lay down optical-fiber cable through my front yard, they cut the underground power cables to the lawn decoration lights. I informed about the issue to the Google Fiber Customer care. They are not ready to fix it back. Moreover their customer service representative are very irritating people. They don't know how to speak to a customer. They think that they are kings and customers are kind of third rated people.
I am going to file a lawsuit to Google Fiber. See, fixing the cable might cost maybe few hundred bucks. That is not an issue. I can find someone to fix it. But the thing is, Google Fiber team customer care representatives attitude is what urging me to file a lawsuit. I have the plan 1000 mbps but I never got more than 450mbps even connected through ethernet. In wifi, forget it, it's just less than 30mbps. This is just 3% of what they promised.
The guy was one hour late because of the prior installation. Once he did get here though he went right to work and the internet was up and running within 15 minutes. My charter internet was a lot faster but it is pretty quick. No complaints about it this far. I don't know what else to really say outside of that. As reliable as the rest of them. It depends on the day I guess. Normally it slows up around holidays. I’m thinking because more people are home and using at same time.
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