I had a FIOS triple play term agreement expire a few days ago. Given financial problems, I elected to disconnect my phone and TV services and keep only the 25/25 FIOS internet service. The order completed on 1 February, but unfortunately one thing was left off the disconnect order and needs to be corrected.
Somehow the call intercept referral from the disconnected line to the replacement number was omitted from the order. Thus when someone calls the old number they get "The number you are trying to reach is out of service." instead of the proper "The number you are trying to reach has changed. The new number is ..."
I have both called and chatted with Verizon support about this and all I am getting is excuses! The number that was disconnected was installed for us in November, 1978 and thus is widely noted as ours. We have been customers longer than Verizon has existed as an entity. This needs to be corrected.
I don't care how may hoops Verizon has to jump through, I want this corrected! My next step is to contact the Maryland regulatory authorities.
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