Category Archives: Customer Service Thoughts

Trouble with your phone tech support? Keep trying!

I just billed a client $300.00 for finding the solution to a problem that took me less than half an hour. The bill should have been $30.00.

How can this be you ask?

Well, if you have ever called for computer tech support you probably know the answer — incompetence and/or lackluster attitudes on the part of the phone support technician.

My client even knew what the problem was and asked her tech support phone guy to check it and he refused! He said it wouldn’t do any good to check that.

He gave up and his advice was to call the computer manufacturer for tech support or buy a new computer. BUY A NEW COMPUTER!!! To fix a software problem that they just installed.


Why was my bill so high? Because she wanted me to stay and talk to the tech people who installed the software. (It was an anti-virus/firewall solution provided by her internet access provider which disabled her internet access). It took them four(!) technicians doing remote access and over 4 hours(!) to fix the problem. And my client wanted me to stay so that those techs couldn’t try to pull the wool over her eyes again. (And it’s a good thing I stayed as it turns out.)

Of course my bill is going straight from her to the service provider. We’ll see how that works out…

The moral of this story, is if it just doesn’t seem right, call back and talk to a supervisor and ask them if the solution you’ve been offered is proper. Maybe you’ll get lucky and get somebody smarter, or somebody who cares more, on the phone.

Or call me when you’ve just had enough of those people who just make you want to ______________ fill in your own blank.

Video training is not the total answer

I spent the last two days trying to learn how to optimize websites so that when people with mobile phones visit, they can see the site properly. I purchased training from two different vendors and they both just produce training in video format. That’s great, but it takes me 10 minutes to two hours to find answers in video that I used to be able to find in 10 seconds when ‘professionals’ used to publish documentation in printable form that was searchable. Come on people – video is NOT the perfect answer!! Give me searchable text along with your video. (Hint: don’t have searchable text? I can provide it for you.)

In addition to marketing support, I also provide computer support

I help people understand their computers better!

I help you with every day frustrating issues like problems and questions with:

  • Email Problems with Outlook, Gmail, or Yahoo, etc.
  • Backing Up Your Files
  • Can’t Print
  • No Sound
  • Lost Files
  • Organizing Your Files
  • Organizing Your Pictures
  • Uploads
  • Downloads
  • General Mysteries :-)
  • Understanding Your Computer in General

Anything else! If you just can’t figure something out — call me! I can probably help you.

I do it by phone or by operating your computer remotely.

I can even teach you how to do many things by using remote training!

It’s like I’m sitting next to you right at your computer!

Try me free!

Email me or call Bob at 952-933-0464

Office in Minneapolis, MN
Computer help Nationwide!