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Packeteers
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join:2005-06-18
Forest Hills, NY
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reply to hchen42

Re: [TWC] TWC New York Modem Activation

hchen - your elaboration was VERY helpful to me, thanks.

UPDATE and Clarifications:

I got my factory reconditioned SB5101U thanks to Amazon, and called into that 866 number to save me on prompts and teir-1 idiots. i got a human within 2 minutes who immediately knew what i wanted and what to do. after giving him the HFC MAC and my account number he entered it to be added to my account within the next 72 hours.

he said I would get a call once both my old and new modem was on the account. then during that call or during a call back i could give them the final permission to switch me over, and the actual change over takes minutes. he also said once the modem is active on TWC's system they will eventually automatically push out any new firmware updates it may lack. I hope this helps others in the same boat.

this is perfect for me stuck on VoIP as I can tell the changeover guy later if he does not see activity after 10 minutes to switch my MAC back so we can talk on the phone about it later, and if he does see activity I should be able to then call him back and say all is well and thank you.


hchen42

join:1999-12-23
New York, NY

Cool! Yeah, I really wished I have the 866 numbers beforehand. It would have saved me an hour of my life.

Just some more info... I logged into my account today and noticed a service appointment was scheduled on monday. I called and only to find out the "provision" lady scheduled the appointment to pick up the modem. I told TWC to cancel since I was going to drop off the modem. If I didn't log in, the TWC technician would have wasted a trip as I wouldn't be at my apt.



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said by hchen42:

Cool! Yeah, I really wished I have the 866 numbers beforehand. It would have saved me an hour of my life.

Just some more info... I logged into my account today and noticed a service appointment was scheduled on monday. I called and only to find out the "provision" lady scheduled the appointment to pick up the modem. I told TWC to cancel since I was going to drop off the modem. If I didn't log in, the TWC technician would have wasted a trip as I wouldn't be at my apt.

and knowing time warner, they would have charged you for missing the appointment! LoL
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Packeteers
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Forest Hills, NY
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they scheduled a premise visit - how totally retarded.
the issue didn't come up when i called, i just assumed
they won't stop charging me $4 till I drop off their box.
I'll be sure to remind them of my drop off when they call
once the new modem's MAC is available for my account.



Straphanger
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Jackson Heights, NY
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It is a bit dumb to automatically schedule someone for an appointment and not telling them about it...just for a modem pick up. I wouldn't mind it though...maybe I could force them to diagnose my wildly fluctuating signal levels.

Over 24 hours now and still no provision. Lets see if TWC even gets to me by tomorrow.
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