Comcast Deliver with a Little Help from Twitter

Recently while surfing the web I noticed it was very slow. So I did
a little research and discovered the problem was with my service
provider, Comcast.

So, the first thing I did was try to let Comcast know using their
online services. I hate making phone calls to customer service of big
companies because they usually take more time than doing it online.

I was amazed (but in a bad way) at how difficult it was to let
Comcast know I was having service problems. I had to create a login for
their website. Then I had to find the support area so I could leave a
message. Then I had to find a form or some way to tell them about the
problems.

Eventually I found a form and I entered the information they needed.
I got no response, not even an email saying they received my plea for
help. So I sat there wondering if my efforts had been for nothing.

Then an idea popped into my brain: Use Twitter.

I had heard about people who get customer service help through Twitter. And as a new Twitter user (now that I understand Twitter) it made sense.

And I had heard that Comcast routinely monitors Twitter for customer
feedback. So I posted a note on Twitter. Or, to use the proper social
media jargon, I “Tweeted” about it.

A quick search on Twitter also told me others were having Internet problems with Comcast. (That made me feel a little better.)

The next morning when I fired up Twitter I was thrilled to see a note from Frank Eliason, of Comcast. He was following up on my Tweet from earlier.

However, it’s now mid-day and I have still not heard a peep from Comcast through their usual customer service channel.

As a company, nothing is more important than connecting with your
customers. Do that well and they’ll reward you with loyalty. Foul it up
and you’ll have a revolving door of customers.

Comcast gets part of this right. Their Twitter channel is awesome.
It’s fast, easy and convenient – if you happen to be on Twitter
regularly. But if you’re not, then good luck. Because their other
customer service channels are not, in my experience as responsive. And
this will hurt Comcast if they don’t fix it.

You want loyal customers? Then make sure you offer them easy, convenient and fast ways to connect with you.