Extremely Disappointed with Customer Service

Saturday, August 1st, my daughter called Verizon customer service to increase my internet speed. The representative helped and said the upgrade would take effect Thursday, August 6. We receive a call on the 6th and were told that we now have the increased internet speed. The internet stopped working once the upgrade took effect. It is Sunday, August 9th and we still do not have internet.

When we call, we’re informed that the call is recorded and I hope that is true. If so, I’d like a customer service manager or specialist to please review the calls that we made from our home number, {edited for privacy}, on Thursday, August 6th, Friday, August 7th, Saturday, August 8th and Sunday August 9th.  I believe anyone that listens to our calls and the responses we received from the initial service representative would understand my great frustration.

August 6th, my wife called to notify Verizon that the internet is not working and to get it fixed. She went through the initial trouble shooting attempts with the customer service representative. After, the representative said that a ticket would be created and the issue would be fixed in 24 hours.

August 7th, I called and spoke to another customer service representative. This representative said that the first representative was mistaken, it takes 48 hours. The representative said there is a ticket with the central office.

August 8th, I called to follow up because it has been 48 hours and I was assured we would receive a call from a network specialist. During the call, I was put on hold and disconnected. In the beginning, I was asked for a call-back number. Why did I not receive a call back? I was again told that the first line customer service could not give me any other information than there is a ticket with the central office.

August 9th, my daughter called to get information about why we still do not have internet. We were told 48 hours and at this point, it has been well over that time period. We have not received a call back from a specialist, as promised as well. She spoke to Edward at around 9am, Pacific Time. He informed her that the central office only received the ticket today and said that we would definitely be receiving a call “soon” since it has been more than 48 hours. She asked if she could speak to the central office herself or a network specialist since he could not give her any answers. He informed her that he could not. She asked if she could speak to his supervisor because she was unhappy with not receiving any answers after 4 attempts to resolve our issue. He said that the supervisor would tell her the same thing. She said she understood that he tried everything he could but she wanted to express her frustration and displeasure with not receiving any answers. She had to ask 3 times for the supervisor. He, then, put her on hold and a moment later, the call was disconnected. Again, at the beginning of this call, he asked for a call back number. Why didn’t she receive a call back after the call was disconnected?

When my daughter initially called to increase the speed on August 6th, the first representative she spoke to had put her on hold and she was disconnected. 3 out of 7 times we tried calling Verizon, we were disconnected and not once received a call back.

  1. 1. Each representative gave us answers that were inaccurate and conflicting. We did not receive helpful or satisfactory answers. 
  2. 2. Repeatedly, we were told that we would receive a call back from a network specialist within a time period, and have not.
  3. 3. On multiple calls, we were disconnected at very suspect moments during the calls, and did not receive a call back.
  4. 4. After 4 days, we still do not have internet or any inclination when my issue will be resolved.

We have no assurance that our issue is being worked. The first-line customer service representatives should receive better training to handle issues such as ours. Hearing conflicting answers from different representatives, receiving broken promises, and being hung-up on is unacceptable from any service providing business. My frustrations are enough for me to search for another service provider.

Re: Extremely Disappointed with Customer Service
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi busohio,

Your issue has been escalated to a Verizon agent. Before the agent can begin assisting you, they will need to collect further information from you. Please go to your profile page for the forum and look at the top of the middle column where you will find an area titled "My Support Cases". You can reach your profile page by clicking on your name beside your post, or at the top left of this page underneath the title of the board.

Under "My Support Cases" you will find a link to the private board where you and the agent may exchange information. The title of your post is the link. This should be checked on a frequent basis, as the agent may be waiting for information from you before they can proceed with any actions. To ensure you know when they have responded to you, at the top of your support case there is a drop down menu for support case options. Open that and choose "subscribe". Please keep all correspondence regarding your issue in the private support portal.