Went to try to get a new phone yesterday. One of 3 retailers I visited was a third-party, authorized Vz retailer. They had a problem trying to activate on my line, so they suggested as a workaround (add a shared plan) then activate the new phone on that shared portion, and finally have Verizon move the new phone over to the original part of the plan and cancel the sharing.
Unfortunately, they were not able to activate the new phone even after doing this, due to the system-wide problems yesterday... BUT, the real problem is, adding the sharing also trashed my old unlimited plan, and switched my entire plan to a meager 5 GB / month for a whopping $65 plan. This is not what I wanted, especially when the store assured me that the base plan would be unaffected.
Since the old plan isn't offered anymore, the first-level reps (and I) cannot change it. A ticket has been submitted, but waiting 3-5 days for this to (possibly) get resolved is unacceptable.
How can we get this sorted today?
We truly apologize for any inconveniences. We certainly want for you to be able to enjoy your new phone as well as services. If the system is not allowing us to make the plan change, then the previous rep went the correct step in submitting an inactive pricing form to get the plan back. Unfortunately, yes, it can take up to 3-5 days as it goes to an offline team for review.
Thank you for your message. In the meanwhile, while I'm waiting for the manual review to process, what sort of incentive can Verizon offer to get me comparable unlimited service *at the same price* as the old plan?
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