For a media company that sells internet services, Rogers should be embarrassed that their own website is so slow and buggy in this day and age. Unfortunately this is nothing new...it has been like this for years, and is never fixed. What gives? Will Rogers ever release a website that works like a website in the 21st century should? Please save your response if the reply is similar to "We apologize, our technicians are working on the issue." If that is the case, it seems your technicians have been asleep for the last decade.
I agree. Rogers should be embarrassed that their Website is as bad as it is. They should also be embarrassed that Nextbox is an unmitigated disaster and they should also be embarrassed that they cannot provide a decent D3 modem. Is there anything that they should not be embarrassed about?
Yeah, as some of you noted, it's not just their website, but most of their services in general. Just look at their on demand service and then take a look at Bell's. The difference is night and day. The on demand from Bell's Fibe service is fast, simple, clean, well-organized, and easy to use...period. The same can be said about the website. Bell's site is so much easier to browse thru and I can't remember the last time it was down...I'm sure it too has it's share of issues, but they're not as frequent as Rogers.
Even though it would cut down on customer service, I don't think they want their site to be useful. I honestly think they're hoping their customers will give up and go away.
A few weeks ago I tried to access my account to check my bandwidth and cell usage, something I've do every few months when I'm worried about going over my limit. I logged in successfully and navigated to my account information and was greated with a message that there were no services associated with my account. A few days later I tried again and the problem resolved itself, but in addition to the normal problem of Internet usage not being up-to-date (which is ridiculous) my cell services had conflicting information, showing red overage warnings but nowhere close to being over under the usage details.
There other services are no more reliable.
It seems like every couple of months there will be a period of several days where I get either constant error messages or time outs trying to read my Rogers e-mail online. I'll keep trying until I'm able to read the few genuinely important e-mails then wait for the problem to resolve itself, but one time it was happening when a Rogers manager was training some door-to-door salespeople who knocked on my door to sign me up (apparently they don't cross reference with their customer database). I told him about the problem I was having, he took out his phone and typed something, and instantly my e-mail was working fine again. I asked him what he did and he said he reset my acccount.
A couple of days ago I called (after giving up twice because of "unsually long wait times") about slow downloads and attrocious pings I'd experienced for several days and it turned out that tech support already knew exactly how long I had the problem before I told him and he fixed it by "resetting my account".
It's pretty obvious that their system is capable of idenifying and resolving these problems, so the question is do they choose not to have their system fix these problems automatically or do they cause these problems intentionally?
Whatever the case, customer satisfaction is clearly not a Rogers priority.
If you are experienceing lockouts and having to reset your email almost every time...
Are you using a 3rd party email prgram and if so which one? A couple of them (thunderbird mostly) seems to make TOO many requests, and has a tendancy to lock up the account.
Users using windows mail or outlook dont tend to get the lockout.. or alot rarer.
I use outlook on the PC and also connect to the same account via my iphone, and do not get the password reset lockouts (only time i did, was when someone tried to hack it and locked it out on me).
Only time i get the unavailable message, is sometimes if i try to check on my PHONE and OUTLOOK at the exact same time.
If you are using this on a phone.. and if the phone supports a naitive connection to YAHOO (like the iphone does), give it a try instead of using PoP.. i switched and have not got a single even cant connect to the server since even when checking via multiple locations at once.
While the grass MAY seem greener on the other side, it may be spray painted? 🙂
Some of the navigation stuff on the site is a little funny.. could be cleaned up to just make it EASIER.... like the download PDF of your bill most people think is a download for the terms and condtions they are so close together.
But the only MAJOR trouble i have with the site.. is like you said jbird.. the servers almost seem overloaded at times.. like too many customers at once, etc.
When i check at times early in the morning, etc usualy, its pretty quick... likely as very few on it.
I would have to agree with you. Almost 90% of the time I check my bill i am unable to access certain information. Information such as the amount of data i used that month. The page reloads stating,"rogers is unable to access your account at this time". At least i dont have Rogers internet, just think if their service ran as bad as their site.
Agreed, the website itself, is NOT overly mobile friendly, even on the fastest smartphone... just the layout, the way the menus work,, etc.
BUT.. the website, at least at this exact time of posting, works fine.
On a PC, 10mb fibre connection with bell, took me less that 20 seconds, from typing in the address on the browser, to menu, to wireless, to pick a phone catagory, to pick a phone and into that phones details. (and this is even using IE).
Part of the freezing issue, etc could be how the mobile browser is possibly having issues loading it. Which is something they should fix then, as many are using mobile devices even as their primary internet device now.
(I have seen images of a new layout/design.. maybe it will be more friendly)
Would he not be the one then to have push people internaly to change it then?
I would recomend posting about this in the IDEABOX, as that is more where stuff will get looked at/implemented from. (vs this forum is user to user help primarily).
Been a while since i did it on mobile, so just tried.
USED to work fine on my phone... just experienced a lockup on the phone select page itself. Was fine on the main starting rogers.com page.
Some other sections, seem fine.
Best corilation i can find, at the moment... all the pages that i just locked up on.... were all the new more 'flashy' designed ones, the scrolling menu/add things like on the phone page.. a page like the channel lineup page, loads fine.