4 days ago I called Verizon and had a wonderful chat with "Lorraine" - and I placed an order that I was assured would be sent right out. Then I received an email from Verizon asking me to call them because my order had not been placed. I called. No one knew why I had received the email but "Mary" assured me that she would take care of it. She did not. I then received an automated call from Verizon - which cut out so I have no idea what it was about. I called back and spoke with "Charles" who said I needed to send in a picture of my drivers license and a utility bill (because several years ago a verizon employee used my account to buy several iPhones - so there is now a fraud flag on my account for protection). I sent in the requested documents and felt grateful that they were careful. Then nothing. I called again - this time I spoke with Robert. Robert could find nothing wrong with my account but said there was a hold up with the new phone. He had no idea why. I then called back and spoke with Spencer who said I needed to RESEND the documents - although they received them, they were not as clear as they hoped so could I please rescan and resend them. I did. Still nothing. Finally I spoke with Monica - who again "apologizes for Verizon" and told me --- nope -- the 3.5 hours I have spent on the phone with Verizon is because they still need a form of payment -- the usual autopay will not work. I have now spent 3.5 HOURS on the phone trying to buy a simple phone. No one will reimburse me for my time or my wasted energy or even for the shipping that was promised to get here on Friday - and won't get here for another week. Where do I even START to complain?!?! It's terrible! Not once did Verizon tell me they needed something more from me. Not once did they call me to say my order was on hold. What's all this about good customer service? They seem to have NO common sense?!?!?! UGH.