The “Phone Management” page for my account on the MyVerizon website and on the MyVerizon app shows an incorrect phone number. This prevents me from using any of the Phone Management features, like call forwarding, the call log, and voicemail reading from PC or cell phone. Voicemail works on the land line, but I can’t see it unless I’m at home, listening to the messages one at a time. The Phone Management page shows only an orange box saying there’s a problem and try again later.
Over the past 6 weeks of trying to get this problem fixed, I’ve found out that our home phone number was changed without our knowledge after an installation of new FIOS equipment on May 28. A tech support agent managed to change our actual, working number back to the correct one, but the false number is stuck on the Phone Management page, rendering it useless, even though two “Tier 2 tickets” reported that the problem was solved.
Today, July 12, 2021, a tech support agent told me that the broken portal page had been corrected, but that it would take 30 TO 45 DAYS to update it, which is usual for any change to account information. I know this isn’t so, because the false number changed our account information instantly. Why it should take a month or more to fix the mistake, I can’t imagine. But then, nobody at Verizon can tell me who put in the false number change that created this mess.
I’ve already spent more than 30 days contacting Verizon on this, I’ve been told at least three times it’s fixed, and it isn’t fixed. The same agent suggested I file a complaint, so here it is. (The complaint page blew up the first two times I tried to post a message about this mess—why am I not surprised?)
I told the agent today that this has to be fixed within 11 days, because I’ll need to check home voicemails while I’m on the road. Wish me luck!
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