Verizon likely lost this customer

After many years of full Verizon Service, including wireless, a lack of concern or fairness in my current bundle package has likely cost Verizon this customer. 2 years ago this month I moved to a new home, Verizon closed my account at the old address and opened a new one at my new one. This started a 24 month agreement anew and a bundle price (Base cost $94.) with my service options costing 153$ monthly. It included a 24 month promotional bundle discount, the one they offer everyone to renew. Since then I have been out of the area for a few months and placed the service on "vacation" hold. Yesterday I received the monthly bill with a 55$ increase (Base cost $149. up 27%). I called customer service and was told the 24 month discount was 24 consecutive calendar months, but my plan was for 24 months of service, so my promotion ran out, but my contract was extended several months due to my "vacation hold" time. This is a sham, either you treat both times the same, or as you have done, you seize the opportunity to stick it to your customer while you can, then hope you can save him come renewal time. Unfortunately the customer service agent, nor the supervisor felt this was fair, but both indicated they were powerless to do anything to make it right. This company attitude is typical of many companies that are happy screwing customers when the opportunity presents, my mistake was thinking Verizon valued my nearly $4000 annual support for the last 15 years or longer. True, they won't miss me, but perhaps others will read this and consider them accordingly. I am not military, but my first thought when this occurred was how many of our military members who are verizon customers, placed their service on hold while deployed and get caught in the same trap?

John {edited for privacy}

Chesapeake, VA

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