Verizon cuts service and cant figure out how to turn it back on
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On Wednesday, my Internet service wasn't working. After 3 hours of phone calls and chats, it was determined I had

an alleged copyright violation and your company wanted me to watch a video that was made impossible to get to, as

your company automatically tampered with my internet service, not allowing me to do anything on the Internet until

an associate gave me a 10th link to try. To top it off, your company couldn't even get me to the link to show me

my alleged issue.

I decided I wanted to cancel my account due to your company deciding when I could have Internet and for being

incompetent with customer service. That was only the beginning of my frustration.

I received a retention email that of course didn't work by clicking through like it was supposed to. The email was

to save 25$ off of my bill. After spending an hour with retention, I decided to stay. The rep assured me my

account would not be disconnected and the savings would reflect on my next billing cycle.

At 4 am Saturday morning my internet was shut off while I was doing an assignment for my Bachelor's degree. After 4

hours of Internet chats and phone calls, it was determined that the cancellation had gone through anyways. A

customer service rep put in another order for me to have my service turned back on, and I was assured that it

would be on by 5pm, midnight at the latest.

The following day the service was still not on. I spent another three hours on the phone before it was determined

that i could not sign the terms and service, because my internet was disconnected. I was directed towards a

manager, who told me they would need to put in an order yet again. He also told me he would not  honor the

retention email I had been sent to save the 25$. After two days of no services and 10 hours of phone calls and chats,

Verizon wasn't going to honor their word.

I yanked all of my equipment out of my house and returned it to a Verizon store, where I spent another two hours

on the phone with customer service because my account was still not showing disconnected even though my services

were no longer working, and the employees at the store have no control over customer service issues.I was finally

able to return my equipment and was told a manager would contact me the next day about my issues.

Next day no contact. I call the direct retention line given to me at the store and spend another hour and a half

on the phone with a rep. She doesn't understand why I am having such problems. She opens a new account for me,

hoping to fix my issues, setting up a tech appointment for Wednesday between 8am and 4pm. She informs me I will

now need to pay a rental fee for my router which I never had to pay before. To keep me as a customer she tells me

all of my prior credits will be added to my bill, plus 10$ for the router fee.

So here I think I am in the clear finally, but I realize the router I am renting for 8$ is only 2$ off a month

from the quantum router with 5ghz band. So I check my email for the confirmation code I received for new services.

It doesn't match the code given to me from the rep. I click through it and it tries to make me schedule an

appointment for a tech to come out to install service. I already did that with the retention agent. I don't follow

through with the email because the information looks wrong. I try to call the retention line back (only two hours

later) only to receive the message that the number is a non-working Verizon number. Weird, only two hours ago I

was on it for over an hour with no problem. Sure seems to me I am blocked from the number, and I will try tomorrow

from a different phone number to verify this.

I call up customer service which results in my 12th phone call to your company in a matter of 4 days and spend

another three hours on the phone trying to figure out why Verizon has no records of EITHER confirmation number I

received just 2 hours prior. I am hung up on 3 times, including by a manager who transferred me to their Air team

(what the hell is that?) because he couldn't even figure out for me if I had a tech coming out to me on Wednesday

morning. As of right now, I have no idea if I will be set up for service on Wednesday, and apparently neither does


I already paid for this month in advance, and have no faith in receiving a timely refund, therefore I have

disputed my credit card payment. The last resolution I was given was to put in yet ANOTHER order and see how that

one goes. I have no more time to receive the most horrible customer service I have EVER received. Tomorrow I will

be emailing this post to every corporate email address I can find for Verizon via the Internet and I will be

calling every corporate phone number I can find as well. No customer deserves this kind of treatment, especially a

customer who paid on time every day for the two years while the bill was in his name, and has used the service in

the DC area for over 5 years.

Call times:

March 17th

6:52 pm - 22 minutes

March 18th

12:38 am - 43 minutes

2:21 am - 20 minutes

3:54 pm - 75 minutes

March 21st

5:00 am - 20 minutes

11:21 am - 55 minutes

March 22nd

2:21 am 5 minutes

2:26 pm - 46 minutes

3:56 pm - 41 minutes

March 23rd

1:57 pm - 52 minutes

5:03 pm - 43 minutes

5:47 pm - 25 minutes

Over 7 hours total, not including logged internet chats, still no resolution. I still don't even know if I have an appointment for a tech visit on Wednesday between 8 am and 12 pm anymore.

Latest confirmation numbers:

VA11158758805 - at last check still pending to disconnect service even though equipment was returned on the 22nd

VA11158936948 - the number that was supposed to be used for my new account which no longer exists

VA11158947314 - the latest number I received in my email which wanted me to sign a 2 year agreement and set up a new, later tech date. My tech date is this wednesday 8/25/15 between 8 am and 4 pm, and I refuse to sign a two year agreement after all this.


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