INSANE moving and ETF policy

There HAS to be another solution to the Verizon nightmare I am going through...

I signed a 2 year contract with Fios last year. When I signed up, I informed the rep that I FOR SURE would be moving after a year. The rep assured me that I would not pay an early termination fee if the new area did not provide Verizon services. This is the exact same case for any of the other cable/internet companies I have dealt with in the past. 

I have been very happy with Verizon and even switched my wireless family plan over to them. I was sad to learn that the new building I am moving to is not wired for Fios. 

I used the online chat feature to terminate my service but was told that since Verizon provided service to the location, I would be charged a $140 fee. GREAT NEWS! I could take Verizon with me. I told the rep I would be happy to use whatever internet/tv service they provided, even if it was not Fios. She explained that the only service they actually provided was a landline service and that I would need to have that to avoid the fee.

Obviously this made absolutely zero sense, so I called a customer service rep. She confirmed the unfair fee. I have never felt more tricked or treated unfairly by a company. Verizon is telling me that in order to avoid the fee, I will LOSE all the service I have and then have to ADD A SERVICE I DO NOT WANT OR NEED. Using this technicality to rip off customers is shocking to me. No other cable company has ever used semantics like this when it has come to my moves. 

I am hoping that someone can please tell me a way to resolve this. Surely Verizon has a way to be more reasonable, otherwise, I have no idea how they can retain customers that are treated this way. 

Re: INSANE moving and ETF policy

Hi srecords,

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