" I will also plaster everywhere possible for people to avoid hughsnet dishonest, shady, disrespectful, unhelpful, and horrifyingly bad customer service."
See it from customer service's point of view: they deal all day with rude, abusive, uncouth people who can't even complain intelligently and who all they seem to know how to do is rant and whine without one iota of human courtesy. Maybe if those losers who call into customer service changed their attitude, they'd get a better response. Just because someone works in customer service doesn't mean customers can abuse them.
Plus, they're moaning at an off-shore subcontractor who likely makes pennies on the dollar to get that abuse.
At some point I'm sure they're like "tell it to the hand".
I actually decided to call HughesNet back today in order to figure out this situation. After being on the phone for an hour the Senior Rep. hung up on me!!! I don't care about the crap they go through I have worked at call centers, but you never hang up on a customer having problems. My biggest issue is the fact that no one knows how to take proper notations on accounts, and in order to get them to listen to recorded calls I have to get a Judges order! You would think if HughesNet cares about its customers they would listen to the recordings to find the truth. They try everything they can to not let you talk to supervisors/managers as well after I got hung up on I told the lady to send me straight to the supervisor/manager, and she tried to refuse my request saying they will only tell me what she told me. In reality nothing got resolved except they took one month bill payment off. I will still cancel as soon as possible, and make sure everyone knows how shady HughesNet really is! Also notice I am saying HughesNet not the employees its not their fault for being forced into following the corupt business model.
And you'd think that with someone taking time to sign up for an account on a SUPPORT Community, they would actually use that SUPPORT community for SUPPORT instead of simply complaining about the SUPPORT they don't get elsewhere and threatening to plaster their dissatisfaction everywhere they can. IOW, using this SUPPORT community as a rant platform rather than for the SUPPORT it's here to provide.
And just in case you missed it, this is a SUPPORT community, not social media, so if you need SUPPORT you should ask for it.
"I have worked at call centers, but you never hang up on a customer having problems."
These days call center reps are allowed to hang up on abusive customers. Your posts come across as hostile and aggressive, and I imagine you're the same over the phone. Try being courteous and respectful for a change and they may not hang up on you. Instead of griping about them, try to rise above and be nice.
I hear you, but if you try to continue to be respectful even in the face of another person's disrespect, they will eventually stop being disrespectful to you. And if they don't stop soon enough for your needs, you can always politely inform them that you will hang up now and try with someone else. I'm sure you can totally avoid escalation if you try. EDIT: although at this point I think it might be better if you stay off those phone calls. The phone reps may not have enough authority to help you.
When did you begin your subscription to the service? If it wasn't too long ago, the sales call can be pulled by the HN staff on this site (they have "mod" next to their handle), and they can see whether the sales person set the right expectations. If they didn't, you may have recourse, and the sales person will receive training that will improve their service.
In any case, I hope you get your issues addressed!