2 days ago, I was using the online chat with a verizon representative to determine how much longer my contract with verizon lasts (8 more months), and in our conversation the rep brought up the topic of reducing my rate by $10. He sent me an email to have me sign up for the new plan, which would be discounted by $10. I did see, however, that it said I wouldn't be able to terminate my services with verizon else i face a penalty. I asked the representative if this would extend my contract, to which he responded by GUARANTEEING me the contract would not be extended. I believed him, and signed up for the plan. $29.99 a month for internet is a pretty good deal! In the end, he told me that I would receive a confirmation email and my account would be updated within 24 hours. He also told me that I would have to option to receive a transcript of the chat sent to my email after our conversation was over.
After we exited the conversation, the chat actually didn't have an option to send me a copy of the chat.
Note: I am signed up for 50/50 internet and pay $29.99 for the first year and $39.99 for the second year. I am currently in the second year of my contract.
Today, I checked my account and entered a chat with a new rep to confirm that my contract was only valid for 8 more months, but to my surprise, he told me that I signed an agreement for 24 months! I proceeded to tell him that the previous rep assured me that my contract wouldn't be extended. He then checked our chat from 2 days ago ( He wouldn't send me the chat ) and agreed that the previous rep was misleading in every way possible.
However, he kept pestering me about how the two year contract is good because it locks my price at a solid $74.99. After around 35 minutes of explaining how fios has fiber instead of copper cables, the rep finally told me that I can't have my previous price back. Despite this being an issue caused by VERIZON's own representative, he told me that he could remove the 2-year agreement, though I would be paying $64.99/mo for 8 months (That's almost double what I'm currently paying!).
So basically, verizon's customer support representative screwed me over by telling me that he would put me into a cheaper plan without renewing my 2-year contract, which was COMPLETELY a lie on verizon's end. Now, the rep I'm talking to isn't letting me switch back to my old plan, and tells me that there's no way to get my plan back.
This type of customer service infuriates me because it wastes my time to fix an issue that I didn't even create!
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