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to the ceo, your people called us and offered us the premium channels for a year so we switched over. My wife took the day off to be home for the installation. we got hooked up and no premium channels, so we called and they said they would get us hbo for a year by monday the first. well monday came and nothing, so we called again and now they wont give us anything but a run around, and wont even let us talk to a supervisor. what kind of company is this? im about to cancel all of verizons business including our wireless service. let me know what your going to do for us.
Our FIOS service was out of order for twice in a week with no phone, Internet or TV service working. After waisting many hours with your technical service people they came after the time slot was given and I and my wife have to waist two days. Your customer service is very unprofessional, discourteous, unfriendly and rude. At the second time your technician showed up late and cut our neighbor Comcast wire. This is totally unaccepatible and we must be compensated for our time we have to take off from our job. You do have some very good technician like Dan, who was superb and helped us. I would very much appreciate it if you look in this matter and please get back to me.
You have also overbilled us 4 times and every time we need to call your billing servcie and waist our valuable time. This kind of service and overbilling brings the reputation of your company down.
i bought an envy touch last summer. i had another phone from the envy line, it was a piece of garbage. so now less than 1 year later, this new piece of junk is acting like the last 1. i go to the store to see what can be done, salesman tells me you are not eligeable for an upgrade until next march. you would think if i have to use this phone for 20 months, it should last at least a year before it goes haywire. i have an urge to tell verizon to cancel my contract, & where to put thier “phone” but theres those pesky cancellation charges. (given my mood, it’s amazing i didn’t swear once in this e-mail)
I called Verizon to temporarily suspend my daughter’s Verizon phone and the billing on her phone because she will be out of the country for the next 6 months (I have done this before while she has traveled and the charges are suspended as well). I was asked if the phone was lost or stolen, and I said no, the phone would not be used for 6 months and why. I was told that her phone was suspended, effective the next day. I called the next day to confirm (suffice it to say that I have dealt with Verizon before). Yes, the phone was suspended, but when I asked what my next month’s bill would be, I was told that it was the same — they had suspended the phone, but were still going to charge me (without telling me)!
Apparently, they have the ability to suspend charges, but didn’t do it. When I asked what the h**l was going on, I was told that, “Sometimes people want to keep the bill going in case the phone is found.” This, despite me telling them that the phone was NOT lost or stolen . . . needless to say, I WILL NOT RENEW MY PHONE SERVICE WITH VERIZON.
when they need your bzness everyone at verizon is nice to you, but when you have problem, they all run away from you. they hangup on you, they refuse to conect you to supervisor. simply they rub you… no wonder how these companies get bigger and bigger. by rubbing ppl….. i called one day with problem, 4 operator simply hanged up, two more refuse to connect me to supervisor, 3 took my number to have the supervisor call back……. 5 days passed still waiting for a call……. bunch of thives….. so sad…. simply wish verizon fire thiers ass and hire ppl from india….. cause for sure the workes in america have no manners….. at least from ppl over seas you can expect for them to be rude and garbage
I switched from Verizon Fios TV service to another provider, I sent the verizon equipment back to them in the boxes and made sure I placed them in box properly. One month later I got a bill for $42.00 without explanation. I paid it because I thought it was part of my phone bill. Two weeks later I got another bill for $185 with no explanation what so ever. I call verizon and no could tell me what this bill was for. I was told that I didn’t owe any money and to just ignore it. So I did.
The next month I get the same $185 dollar bill from verizon, so I called again, and again I was told it was an error. So I trashed it. I wanted to purchase new cell phones through Verizon, so I put the order in over the phone through ACN and I was denied and was sent an email that stated I had to call an 800 number to find out why I was denied. I called and no one could find out why I was denied. I given a clearance number and was told to put the order through again. I did and was denied again.
On the fifth call to verizon, I was finally connected to another division of verizon and was told that the fios TV boxes that I sent back were damaged and that I was being charged $185 plus the $42 dollars that paid. I asked for the serial numbers that were on the boxes and never received them, I also checked with UPS to see if verizon put in a claim with them with specific names or areas where the damaged shipments came from and I’m waiting on an answer.
But I am frustrated because they have restricted my account, sent the $185 dollar account to collections, and I can’t get a supervisor on the phone to even have an intelligent conversation with.
Late to the party in complaining, but the storm is horrible and perhaps worse is Verizon! I spend approx. $800 a month on Verizon Wirelss Services between my family and business. And even though my storm has failed me 3x in 14 months – they refuse to let me swap it out for another device until my upgrade is available. Unbelievable – they provided me with the phone, blaming RIM is unacceptable, even though RIM certainly put a horrible product into the mkt – but this is Verizon’s Responsibility. As soon as all of my contracts expire, time to test the waters. Not much choice, but will shop it all.
I’m upset because I just received my final bill from Verizon wireless after canceling my service with them on April 28th because they wouldn’t let me do an early upgrade to purchase an iPhone. I expected to see a credit for the unused service from April 28th until May 8th but from what I’m gathering after reading many forums is that they don’t give you the credit. How do they get away with this? Do they want to get sued again? I was also expecting my early term fee to be about 100 since I termed after 10 months into my contract but no, it was 125 because they only credit you 5 bucks a month from the 175 early term fee which should equal 120 for 2 years, not the 175 they are charging.
Where do they get off keeping an extra 55 bucks on this? My prorated calculations would have been about 8 bucks a month credited.. Not 5. How did they come up with this crazy equation? Anyways, I switched to AT&T and so far have been treated like gold. Going to call Verizon tomorrow to see if I can get anywhere… I highly doubt I will but it’s worth a try.
I am a excellent paying customer of Verizon for 45 years. For the past three years, my home phone service is constantly out of order every time it rains. It is frustrating beyond belief every time this happens to me. They have sent many many different technicians who fix the problem temporarily – until the next time it rains. I have called asking for a supervisor to speak with and either they keep me on hold for hours, or just hang up on me. What can I do to fix this problem once and for all with Verizon home phone service?
I was late on paying my Verizon bill by 1 week and they shut my services off immediately. Now I pay my bill over the phone and they charge me 3.95 for that now. They tell me my sevices will be back on with in 4 hours hahah guess what it still not on and its been 42 hours and they still shut off. Now thats crazy you try to call them and there only there mon-fri 9-5 hours. So I finally get a hold of Verizon and they tell me it could be on shortly. Here is the moral of the story is they shut off your stuff quick as hell but wont turn you back on until they feel like it.
I am writing because this issue has been a ongoing problem since June of 2010. Verizon has had countless techs here and no one can get it right. If our internet service is not down, our phone lines are. It has cost me thousands of dollars in loss productivity, wages and revenue. It has jeopardized client relationships due to the interruption of my ability to service our clients. I am extremely dependant on a reliable internet service to run my business. Verizon has demonstrated that they are incapable of providing the services they advertise.
I have contacted my attorney to discuss suing Verizon for failure to provide the services I paid for. I also am considering contacting the three local television stations investigative reporters in an effort to get this matter attention. This has been going on since June of 2010 and I have had enough. Verizon is not capable of resolving the problem in nearly a year now. I can’t afford to pay for services not being supplied. Not once, did Verizon even offer me any financial credit for all the down time and loss of use of our phones and internet service. I feel that they do not value my business at all.
I am copying each of the three television stations investigative reporters and the State Attorney General’s office. Maybe Verizon will fix this if it gets more attention.
John E. Stanojev
President- Capital Insurance & Investment Planning, LLC
I have been a long time customer of Verizon’s also a retiree of the company. I’ll be moving from Pennsylvania back to New Jersey at the end of May. I called to have my service changed only to find out there is no DSL available in my new area. I was told by the business office, I’m too far from the C.O. I really don’t want to go with the cable company for my service. Is there some way you could find out if there is going to be an up grade to the area soon, whether it to be pair gain, light span or fios. This is very important to me. Thank You, Robert Molinaro.
I bought a Verizon iPad for Christmas in 2010 and did not realize that you needed to use the separate MiFi device for 3G. I talked to Verizon and they told me to return it for credit, as I was going to buy one from AT&T instead. It is now April 2011 and they still have not credited my credit card for the $800 even though they have had the iPad for months. I have talked to them once per month (at least) for the past three months (on the phone with them again now) and Verizon still have not straightened it out. I would recommend not doing business with them and instead buying your iPad from AT&T.
I have had the Blackberry Storm for two years and am now getting my # 8 replacement. I can no longer pick one up at the Co Store and had to get it direct from Verizon. first they had my Warantee screwed up and then when ordered it was sent overnight priority mail with fd Ex. That was three days ago and still have no phone. My last phone call was with a Verizon supervisor named carina Emp # 50817. She was rude and un helpfull, In a three way call to Fed Ex she heard the man say it would be yet a fouth day to get it. I asked if verizon paid for priority / next day delevery then why didnt she make them honor there delevery contract.
She told me it was time for her work day to end and she did not care if I got my phone or not. If this is the typw and quality of employee Verizon has, o wonder the internet is full of bad stories and even the FCC are after them. They seem to have no desire to help the cust. This must be a company standard as I have made some thirty calls and have found not one person who seems to care. I have been cussed, lied to, hung up on, put on hold for hours at a time, disrespected, promised call backs that never came, called names and flat been transfered so many times I cant count. Verizon does not care!
After your initial attempt to sort your issue out with Verizon – SAVE YOUR BREATH! These people are not interested in working with their customers. You must file a complaint with the FCC – http://esupport.fcc.gov/complaints.htm or 1-888-225-5322, When I went to the FCC’s website who do you think is on their main page – Verizon. FCC just won multi-million dollar settlement from them for (among other things) overcharging customers! Don’t try to sort things out with this company or their customer service line. I was put on hold, ignored, and couldn’t understand what they were saying to me. You can Google the FCC Verizon settlement if you don’t believe me, they have been overcharging customers for a long time now.
Verizon is now scamming customers into paying for premium channels that they did not request. Today I discovered that I’ve been paying for HBO since May, because Verizon gave HBO free for 90 days, and if you did not cancel the service after 90 days, you would be charged for it. I was NEVER notified that this service was being offered, and that I would need to cancel it if I did not want it. When I discovered I was being charged for it, I was told that I had been paying for it since May, so I had already passed the 90 day free period. I have to monitor my bill to make sure Verizon doesn’t sneak an unwanted charge on my bill, never sent email, called, texted, anything about this FREE service, and because I did not know about it, I’m at fault. This can not be legal.
Verizon are freaking criminals. We had their stupid fios service in 2008 for only 3 months before we decided it sucked and went back to comcast. We paid them their final bill and tried to send back the 5 Fios boxes we had. They sent us one cardboard box that would fit one fios box. We called and said we need more shipping boxes etc or one big box for all this equipment. Nothing ever came. Every so often we would see a Verizon Fios van working on our street. We tried giving the equipment to them, but they wouldn’t take it. It took them months to get the shipping boxes to us. In the meantime they billed us for the cost of the equipment $825.
Once we sent the crap back we talked to verizon and they said ok great your account is settled. So fast forward to 2011 when we apply for a mortgage and the lender says…well what about this verizon on your credit. WHAT? Yup..sure enough they were on our credit saying we still owe $825. We called that very day (about a month ago) to have it fixed. They said oh sorry, we sold this account to collections TODAY. WHAT??? The man named BILL said ok let me do a quick investigation, oh yes I see, you did return the equipement. Ok, call the collections agency and tell them we’ll fax them something saying you don’t owe anything.
We call the collections people…they have no record of us. We call BILL back. He says..oh wait a week or so since we just sold this account to them today. So we wait a week. Sure enough now the collections agency has our account and tells us yes, they have reported it to credit. So BILL says he’s going to fax them something but it takes 48 hours. We wait 48 hours and call the collections people, they got nothing from verizon. We call BILL in the credit department and poof…like magic, he was transferred out of that department. So for days and days and weeks including today we have been dealing with person after person at verizon giving us the run around.
The collections people are still waiting for a fax from verizon. So of course now Verizon says they need to do another investigation which will take 30 days. They are total liars and crooks. We have complained to the BBB, the federal trade commission and the PA attorney generals office of complaints. The BBB called us right away and they are now investigating too. Check your account numbers if they are on your credit report. They changed the last digit of our account number and that’s what is on our credit for $825. Under the correct number it says settled. So every time we call we need to try to get them to understand what they did with the account number.
UGH it’s a mess and a headache. And to top it all off….2 weeks ago someone knocked on my door asking if I wanted to switch back to Fios. The answer was NOOOOOOOOOOOOO.
i was a Verizon internet customer; i decided to switch to Verizon Fios internet and phone. the switch was made 10/2010,the representative said the internet charge would no longer be deducted from my checking acct., that i would now start to rec a bill. the very next month i started receiving a bill but the charge was still being deducted. this went on for another 2 months; i then called Verizon to notify them the money was still coming out of my checking acct. they transferred me five(5) times before they got me to the right dept. the representative emailed me a fax coversheet with claim #.
i then faxed back requested information. i heard nothing from Verizon for another 3 months until now…i get this check for $3.57 from the refund dept. ( this is not my refund!!) i phoned Verizon once again, i was placed on hold @ 7:48am; transferred 9 times; spoke to 8 representatives which had no answers and refused to give me a supervisor. finally i was transferred to a supervisor in the Verizon financial dept whom asked me to fax my information again…… by this time it’s 9:33am. i’m pissed, all i want is my refund…… here we go again!
I was with Verizon’s DSL for 4 1/2 years, which one 1/2 of poor Internet connecting problems and dropped connections. Verizon didn’t fix the problem after several calls. Finally I get a tech who was going to see if she good get me a new modem for free, and I get disconnected. I call back and get a new tech who tells me I would need to pay 54 dollars for a new one. I told him I wanted to cancel my service if it can’t be resolved. He said, would you like to do that now Mame? He could care it helping me out at all. Canceled the service. I told him I would like a call from a supervisor. I never got a call. So upset and extremely disappointed with Verizon.
I had Fios with Verizon for a couple of years. I was going on vacation on 12/26/10 for a month. I called simply in to ask if Verizon had a vacation discount. Without properly informing me, the agent DISCONTINUED my services and started a NEW contract a month later that required a 2-year commitment and some $40 higher per month. When I called back saying I did not want a 2-year contract, they switched me to new month to month plan with lower service and even higher prices. I requested to discontinue Internet services.
Every time I called back (waiting an average an hour) they corrected something and added other services without my authorization. The last time they added $20.98/month for Unlimited Games + Starz(R), and $10/month for security package (?). I called back, waited for an hour, they made some correction, and last week I received a bill of $276. I called in, waited, and waited… They gave me a new number $146, but did not tell me why, then hanged up on me. I believe I am still overcharged. Until now, 2+ months later, I must have spent no less than 10 hours and talked to at least 10 verizon agents without proper results.
MY CONCLUSION: Verizon agents are incompetent. On top of that, they are under pressure to sign you up for all kinds of services to get credits. It’s a SCAM, causing unbelievable headaches to its customers. I am looking for another landline carrier, but I am afraid they will continue billing me even after my services ended.
I deeply regret to inform you that I am so disappointed with Verizon services. I was excited to have Verizon T.V network ,Internet and Phone service at home being a Verizon stock share holder,which turned out be great disappointment. When we request for service, a Verizon technician showed up at home on 25th of feb. After spending about 3 hours working on the phone lines, he promised that we would have phone service in two hours. Almost two weeks past still we haven’t got phone services neither internet.
we have been calling Verizon every single day, hoping to get a proper respond regarding to the phone service, it is just a waste of time.First of all we are communicating with our Verizon cellphone .when we call we will be on hold for at least 10min then you get hold of person to talk to,He or She would not aware the situation.When we spoke to the Supervisor, He promised someone will show up at home to fix the problem.We waited for a day or two ,nobody showed up.When we called at last, the respond was by mistake. they sent a wrong technician to our home which caused the problems with the phone line.
We totally frustrated, no more hope with Verizon ,since we agreed with the contract we are unable to go back to the previous service.
Well, we are not living in the third world country. We are not dealing with street corner contractor. Please Help us. All what we need a phone line and the Internet, to have a normal life. may be my next choice contacting the media service or Help me Howard.
Best wishes Anu manoharan
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Last week when Texas had their record breaking cold weather, Ferrell Gass made a mistake and canceled my account of 10 years on my 50 acre property that I own. I give these details to show that I am a solid customer. The sub zero temps and no propane for 6 days caused my pipes to burst flooding the entire first floor of my house. I was in shock but with help of my manager, got everything out of the house, got insurance to refer a clean up company, moved my furniture ((ALL OF IT)) out of the house so they could proceed with the ripping out of my wood floors and ceilings. This is when my problems with Verizon Wireless started.
I am fortunate that I have an apartment attached to my house over the garage to say in for the four months it will take to repair. This apartment is not permanently occupied, it is only for guest so I do not have a permanent phone line. After 6 phone calls, three appointments, two service men visits, and so many ‘on holds and disconnects, I finally gave up trying to get a phone in the apartment from Verizon Wireless. I have never been so frustrated. Not once did any of the clerks, and I have all of their names, even try to understand that I had been in a horrible situation. Not once did anyone offer to get through to the right person. Not once did anyone from Verizon Wireless even attempt to get to why in the world I could not get a simple thing like a phone installed in my apartment.
Really sad in this day of so many advancements. I’m 64 years old and lost my husband a year ago so have only myself to deal with these matters and am very saddened that things have come to this end. I will cancel my verizon wireless, internet and cable because of this. Horrible service….Horrible.
In December (2 months ago) I was looking for a good cellphone to use in our new Ford Fusion. The Fusion has a nifty “SYNC” system that allows you to play music, use your cellphone, acquire travel assistance and driving instructions, etc. ….. all handsfree. The SYNC System is a great feature included on all new Ford vehicles. (I hope Ford sends me a spiff for promoting their cars……lol). Verizon did not offer the iPhone in December, however they were offering a number of “Android” type phones that are highly touted by the Anti-Apple folks. The Android operating system is represented to be as good (or better) than Apple iOS by many reviewers that have no appreciation for Apple products.
I figured that they all can’t be wrong. The Android System seemed very impressive in their reviews. My first mistake was buying into that premise. I purchased an LG Vortex phone from Verizon for $80. I thought I made a pretty good deal for a feature loaded cellphone. WRONG!!!!! Compared to my iPad, iPods, MacBook and even my PC’s ….. The Vortex phone functions were complex and unreliable. The phone was pre-loaded with useless apps that cannot be removed. Many of the features on the Vortex required purchasing more apps that often didn’t work. The bottom line …… I was very unhappy with my purchase.
February : Verizon announced the Verizon iPhone! Perhaps this would be the answer to my dilemma. I figured that I would get rid of the Vortex Phone (an $80 loss) which I was willing to do. Maybe I could replace it with an iPhone under my new plan. WRONG!!!
Verizon was offering trades, such as the deal I was seeking, to all users that recently purchased new cell phones. VOILA! an answer to my problem ….. WRONG!!! The trade-in offer was only for purchases that were made in January 2011. Those of us that bought a phone in December (or earlier) were SOL.
I pleaded my case to several Verizon Representatives. All I received was disappointing news. I was stuck with the Vortex phone (or another similar phone) for the next two years …. Plain and simple …They had me by the shorthairs. The only way that I could add an iPhone to my Plan was to purchase an iPhone at full price (around $800). They would still hold me to the 2-year contract even though I would be supplying my own iPhone! My choices left me with no alternative. I canceled my contract and am now using the Vortex as a paperweight.
This is the deal that Verizon made with me:
1. Pay a $330 penalty to terminate the contract.
2. Pay for another month of service under my contract because I had entered another billing cycle.
3. Donate my Vortex to the Goodwill or use it as a paperweight, or:
4. Continue paying under my contract (for a phone that I will not use) until December 2002. (approximately $1,400)
Bottom line: I terminated the contract. I will have lost around 500 bucks! I learned an important lesson ……… Beware of Verizon Cellphone agreements! They will hold you to the terms, even if you hate the phone that you have purchased.
I made a dumb mistake assuming the Verizon would treat me fairly. I’ll go with AT&T for my iPhone purchase.
The phone that the local Verizon dealer gave me would not hold a charge for more than 2 hours, it was defective. I took it back to the local dealer and they told me a new phone would be sent to my address. I got the new phone, then went to the local dealer for activation. She did not say ANYTHING about the need for me to return the defective phone or that I would be charged $350.00 for that defective phone. The way I found out was because 2 months later there is a $350.00 charge on my bill! If you want nothing but hassle and headache…do business with Verizon.
When I switched to Comcast for phone service, Verizon shut off my on-line account where I paid my bills, sent a final bill in the mail, and then claim a collection notice was sent by another company – which I never got. They did not call for collection or send any other notices. I thought my last bill was paid, but for a lousy $200 final bill they ruined my vcredit for 7 years. I later learned that they split off my mobile phone account, which was current, but never told me they were doing that. Don’t let them combine billing, it is for their benefit and not yours. Verizon will not help because they really don’t care.
Verizon FIOS TV tries everything to get more money out of you. And that includes charging you for “features” that you don’t even want. It’s complete greed and a terrible way to treat customers. We signed up for Verizon FIOS TV and Internet a few months ago. The person I talked with said that I’d get HBO/Cinemax for free 3 months and I would have to call on a certain date to cancel it if I didn’t want it. What the FIOS salesperson did NOT tell me was all the extra crap she was putting on my account. Internet Security Bundle?? Starz Play Pack? Extra movie channels? Starz Unlimited Games? WTF!
I was a customer of Verizon Wireless for over ten years, and canceled my service recently due to their incompetence and a Bait Switch. I was assured that nothing on my plan would change, and that I would continue to get the same service for my internet connection and data plan. The employee “accidentally” disconnected my tethering service, I couldn’t access the internet for weeks since they could not activate the service again until the next billing cycle…their computers wouldn’t let them. Just wonder when Verizon Wireless is going to accept responsibilty for its own conduct rather than continue to blame their computers.
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