Unreturned Equipment Charge Issue

I am going to do a numbered list for the events that lead to my issue:

1. Account was disconnected/canceled last month May 20+.

2. New account was opened under someone else's name at same address.

3. Technician arrived for installation. Set top boxes were replaced with new ones. Old set top boxes were returned. I included two big notes in the return box saying the old router was retained for the new account but this was clearly ignored. I have the equipment return notification stub with the order number along with RA number.

4. Technician said that we could use the same old router and it would not be charged to the old account since he talked with a Verizon customer representative already. I insisted he change the router so we wouldn't have any problems but he wouldn't budge so I left it alone.

5. I received a paper statement today that being charged for an unreturned equipment fee.

6. I called customer service today to argue about this but they said they couldn't find my disconnected account.

7. I am expecting a call from customer service regarding this, she said a few minutes but I still haven't heard back from her.

Bills have ALWAYS been paid for on-time and in full.

Why in the heck would you guys charge me for something that your technician insisted on? I overheard the technician supposedly telling the customer service person to put a note on my account but this was probably not done.

I want this resolved and I don't want to be responsible for the decision of your own technician to not replace the router. I have his business card if you need it. If you guys really want the router back, tell the technician to come back and provide a new router.

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