Verizon Customer Service Complaint

On April 12th I woke up to one TV that was not working properly.  I called FIOS.  They checked and the agent said that the problem was in the wiring, not the box, and they would send out a technician.  I asked if, while he was in my house, if he could hook up a cable box that was currently disconnected.  She said "sure".  Never was it discussed that any of this would be billed.  A very nice technicial came and did some rewiring and attached the box.  Never was it discussed that any of this would be billed.   The technician left around 4:00 pm. 

Yesterday I recieved a bill for approximately $150 for these services.  I called to discuss it and was told by the first call center person that the charges were accurate and that I had been notified by email.  Upon some investigation, we found that the email was sent at 4:22 -- after the technician left.  And there was no proof that I opened the email (I never saw it).   I should not pay for something that I did not authorize in advance.  And I shouldn't pay for Verizon to fix their own wiring or set up their own equipment.  I asked for a supervisor.  She transfered me.  

I spoke with "Alex" in Manila.  She spent 20 minutes telling me there was nothing she could do.  I asked for her supervisor.  She told me she was the "top level" person in the Manila call center and she "did not have a boss" to escalate to.  Obviously, that is not true.  After more argument she said she would cancel a $49 charge that was going to appear on my next bill, but would not remove the charges on the April bill.  And finally, after I told her I was filing a complaint, she changed her mind and said she could indeed escalate the matter to the US office.  She finally transfered me to the US office, but no one ever answered.

I am a long time Verizon customer (over 20 years of cell phones and 6 years of FIOS).  The first service representative and the technician should have told me about the charges prior to the service.  The call center ladies should have made a "customer accomodation" to keep me happy.   "Alex" should never say she does not have a supervisor -- that is just ridiculous and annoying. 

Spectrum knocks on my door once a week to get me to change.  I could have comparable service for half the price.  Maybe its time to change????

Re: Verizon Customer Service Complaint
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Hi queensgirl,

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