Being billed even though the phone was out of service.

Long story short: I called Verizon on 3/31/16 because my landline was out of order.  Today, 7/18/16, it was finally repaired after I had scheduled repair appointments 5 times before a tech who actually knew what he was doing came to my rescue.  But Verizon has continued to bill me the entire time.  I have a bundle with phone and internet (which has worked all along, BTW) so have continued to make partial payments of approximately 58% of the bill since, by my calculations, that is about the percentage of the DSL portion.   I attempted an online chat back in mid-June,  but was told that each repair ticket was being closed after the tech was unable to solve the problem.   I was told at that time the Verizon's policy was to only make a billing adjustment for the time frame that the repair ticket was open.  That is, of course, ridiculous in my situation since the closing of the tickets happened without any repair being accomplished.  Until today, that is. 

What mjust I do to fight this Verizon policy.  As I said, I have no problem paying for what I actually received, but my personal policy is to not pay for services that I don't get.

Re: Being billed even though the phone was out of service.
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Hi LWhite54,

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