Washington, District of Columbia
United States - 20005
I purchased a cell phone in August 2007at the Verizon store located in BJ's Warehouse in East Setauket, New York. The vendor/sales representative (J. Velez) took the battery out of the new cell phone and replaced it with another battery. That battery wouldn't keep its charges for no longer than 4 hours without using the cell phone. If the cellphone is used, the battery would only last at the most 2 hours. I returned to the store in September 07 and dealt with the same vendor who originally sold me the phone. I explained the problem and asked him to replace the battery since it is frustrating to have to charge the new phone's battery every day. He took the phone from me, opened it and replaced the battery with another phone's battery. I asked him if he'd instill a new battery in the phone. He replied yes. A few days later, I began to experience the same problem. This time, I followed his instructions and went to the main Verizon store located in Lake Grove, NY. The customer representative checked the phone. He looked in his computer for the sales date of the phone and then told me that he couldn't help me because the battery in the phone is 2 years old, past the warranty. I was ripped by the sales rep. and felt cheated. He was dishonest and unethical.
A few days ago, I noticed that Verizon FIOS has started inserting extra commercials and preempting the beginning of the next programming segment by a noticeable amount. I have noticed this on Fox News Channel, but I don't know if it's true for other channels, too. This is very annoying, to come back to a segment "already in progress." Being the Verizon monolith that they are, I don't know how to voice this complaint (they don't make that every easy, do they?) nor do I feel that anyone at Verizon would really care ... pitty.
Verizon charged us over $100 in roaming charges while we were vacationing in Alaska (we thought we were still in the US). Our phones never gave us any indication that we were in "international waters" (Alaska coast) or that we were outside the home network, and we never imagined we were being billed $2.50 a minute for the incoming phone calls/voice mails that we never even answered. We would have shut our phones off completely had we known that Verizon can randomly charge "roaming" rates at any time without warning by claiming that we are "out of the Verizon home area" even if our phones indicate that we are still within the home network. I couldn't believe this when I heard it, so I looked it up in their contract fine print, and there it is. Even when the phone indicates you are not roaming, you might be roaming off the Verizon network, and be billed at obscene rates without knowing it. We had filed a claim against Verizon's (what we thought were) unauthorized international roaming charges with the FCC, which achieved absolutely nothing, since Verizon came back at the FCC with the fine print in the contract. During the two months when the dispute was before the FCC, Verizon gave us less than a week from the time they sent us a bill in the mail for the "roaming charges" before they suspended our phone service for "nonpayment". We had spent less than two months with the new carrier, and quickly returned to T-mobile (we'd been with them 4 years, and switched to Verizon because of supposedly better networks, but we kept dropping calls with Verizon when we hadn't before with T-mobile). Verizon then chose to add over $500 in various early termination fees and the like to our bill, and they decided to make daily harassing phone calls to our home after 9pm threatening to take us to collection over the bill, while they knew the matter was still under review by the FCC. We just paid the full bill to avoid further harassment and collection action. Overall, a disgusting experience with a self-inflated, inhuman, and abusive organization.
I was trialing several different cellphone companies, because I was planning on switching to one I liked better than my current provider. I will never, ever recommend verizon wireless to anyone. I trialed their service for 4 days, they sent me a bill for almost $300! They told me I had 700 minutes to use, but when I cancelled my trial period because of poor signal in my area, they took away the minutes I was told I had to use, and left me with 100 minutes, and charged the rest as overage. Be forewarned... Stay away from verizon wireless. Nowhere in their contract, or terms of service, does it state they can do this. It's absurd for them to tell someone they have a certain amount of minutes to use, let that person use them, then take them away and charge major overage charges. This should be illegal. How are you susposed to trial a cellphone service, if you have no idea how long to talk, or how many minutes you have? According to them, this is the case, you just gotta guess. I will never pay the bill, I will let my credit score drop a few points over this. I do not owe them anything but $35 for data usage. Just stay away from this company!! I learned from experience, they are thieves!!
Customer service at its poorest, paid for a phone line for 6 months that had no dial tone. Called them to say that we had no dial tone for them to come out and fix it. When they showed up they dialed the phone number they were coming to fix and, obviously, got no answer so they LEFT! the records showed that we were not home, after i had taken the day off from work to sit at home and wait for them! THEN they come a week later to fix it again, get a dial tone, leave and an hour later, no dial tone again, like they had flipped a switch and turned off my line! complete ###s these people are. they have a manual that they follow with no common sense!
Ordering Verizon FIOS has been the biggest mistake. I've wasted hours of my life on hold with customer...
I bought a new laptop and signed up with verizon wireless internet service in sept of 2008. unfortunelly my laptop and internet card was stolen in dec, 2008. I made a police report and reported it to verizon wireless with a police report. accordinding to verizon wireless I signed a two year contract with them so they validity decline to terminate contract, instead verizon validity suspened the contract and countinued to validity bill customer due to not properly terminating the contract although verizon validity acknowledge there were a discussion but adamantly said they are correct in justifing for the two year contract which I've heard so much times from verizon wireless. After making so much complaint's towards BBB and the state attorney general the problem has been unsatisfactorty at this point and unresolved. I also went on line at justanswer.com and talk to an attorney for a fee. I was told my best bet is to sue for the remainder of the two year contract. But when I sued for the remainder of contract, verizon counter with a in-advance payments. I only paid $60.07 monthly until I tried to terminate. In dec.2008 I was chagered additional $10.00 fee with internet serve fee of $60.07 monthly. I never paid late but somehow verizon wireless has the right to suspened my contract without any notice to paying customer. I tried my complaint to all places. I am upset with verizon wireless I came comming to a point theres nothing I can do. I hope theres people looking at this message and dont signed up with verizon wireless. I think verizon wireless is a turncoat of a bussiness.
I got collection calls from ER Solutions regarding a Verizon Wireless bill. Verizon said I signed a 2 year contract and had an early termination fee. Totally ridiculous, but that's not the point. I spoke with a rep from ER Solutions that told me that I avoided paying bills and "am a person that makes consumers look bad"...I said are you serious, this bill is completely wrong! He continued to be little me, I finally got annoyed and hung up. Worst of all though, I sent in a letter explaining my situation. Of course, now they don't want to talk with me and say my complaint is in a long line. At first they called me everyday, since i sent a letter... they wont get back to me. Horrible company, I am actually considering going after them legally even though I will lose money in the end. I can't stand this company or its representatives!!! I never complain about anything, but this company is ridiculous!
On 7/2/2009 I activated a non-contract, personally owned, cell phone with Alltel's prepaid service with total charges of $140.00 with the assurance that when Alltel and Verizon merged that my balance would transfer and that the $100 payment(the other $40 was an activation fee) for future minutes included in that amount would not expire for one year.
Upon transfer of the account to Verizon no balance was transferred by Alltel, despite less than 20 minutes of time being used, according to Verizon. Alltel states that a balance was transferred and that they can no longer access my records as Verizon is now the sole holder of the account.
I spent over an hour on the phone with Verizon tonight. Initially speaking with "Brandon" in the Verizon prepaid call center, who could not resolve and who offered no further assistance I requested to be transferred to a supervisor. After some time I finally spoke with a supervisor, "Porsche, " in the Verizon prepaid Georgia call center in an attempt to resolve. She could not resolve my issue and told me "this is not a 'known issue, ' told me there was nothing anyone could do and promptly hung up on me! Needless to say she was quite rude.
So I am out $140, with no prepaid phone service despite making payment in good faith.
On 11/16/09 I received a confirmation letter from Verizon Wireless confirming that I had opened a mobile account with them. I immediately called customer service as I had opened no such account. I was told that Verizon had closed the account on 11/11/09 due to fraud. Five (5) phone numbers were associated with the account and 5 blackberry storm phones had been ordered. The representative also told me that it had been opened using my name, address and social security number. For any additional information I would need to speak with their fraud department. Several phone calls later I have yet to speak with a frauds department representative as they are always "experiencing unusual call volume". I have been placed on hold on 6 different occassions only to be disconnected after 20 minutes! One one occassion I was able to leave a voice message and was assured someone would call back, but I've yet to hear from anyone. What makes matters worse is that I intend to file a police reeport and cannot get any information from Verizon on how this fraud was perputrated! Review of my credit report at all three credit agencies revealed no credit inquiries from Verizon. Are they just giving away phones to theives? This attitude just increases the liklihood that identity theft will occur. As I do have a Verizon landline, I have to wonder whether this fraud and identity theft was committed by Verizon employees. I'm canceling my landline, have reported them to the FTC and NYS Attorney General. How can we protect ourselves from identity theft and fraud when companies like Verizon Wireless won't assist the victims?
Verizon lost the phone that I returned to them, they charged my account 434.59 refused to take the charges off and now they are threatening to shut off my phone???
Before I even Signed Up for (approx. 3 months prior) FiOS I had gone on the Verizon website and put a package...
Canceling after 10 years of service since 18. I'm about to cancel as well, my plan is a "grandfathered plan" ($30 a month for 300 minutes) and they have been falsley overcharging me for years. These conglomorate phone companies are the worst, they are the rich that ruin the country with scams.
I heard reported from many people that at&t slips in extra pennys, dimes, and nickles on your bill that you don't notice and if you do call and tell them they immediatly remove it and say 'goodbye thanks'. Pennies under our noses is a million extra to them. When I was in the army phone cards are all we have to call back home and they're outrageously priced and when you get one and use it you are charged your precious minutes for making calls or even breathing over the phone... It's rediculous, anyone there knows. It's dishonest and creepy, [censored]ing our soldiers over so clownishly.
Verizon is no different. For years in and out fo contracts I have always paid full and on time at their stores in-person. My bill isn't ever just $30, it's 37-40. It fluctuates wildly with new and old # charges all the time. Something to look for on your 10 page bills if you print them: notice how all the major charges on your bill are rounded out to even numbers... I eyed this for years. The first few times you present this with evidence in their stores they will waive or adjust your bill but it's good for 1 time normally.
They were claiming I was using the internet on my phone when I didn't know anything about the option or let alone use it; said I was being charged for 3 uses. I had internent and apps and even the fluctuating costs of texting disabled inside the store (Always do from person-to-person). Everything, even texting was disabled, all I could do is call people and get voicemail.
Lastly, I never use my phone, I never have conversations unless it's short and work-related, that's it. I have had many $70-50 bills from my average 35 every few months dotted in. If you present it to them and back them into corners in arguments and show facts and want to know "who is at this address that I am being charged for I did not call" they shrug, shrug shrug shrug everytime. They also take your highest amount of minutes on your bill and use it against you... Ok if I have 300 minutes in 1 month, and I made about 7 calls and recievd 5 averaging 5 minutes or less, and then 1 call that lasted 30-40 minutes how does that pass 300+ worth $58 isntead of my normal unsurpassed 300... They can never explain that either, just throw your 1 30 minute call in the month in your face.
So many people in the past were requesting their bills they stopped printing them in office and said "go here online to this page and you can view and print" which never worked either, always broken links and # like that. Typical abuse of accumulated power, their customer service over the years has gone way down, they have such a huge network and growing company that they don't care at all about lesser customers they just tell "bye".
I hope to god my cancelation after 10 years goes smooth I want away from this crap, being a long term, responsible and honest customer means nothing to them and I am the proof; my opinion is that verizon are dishonest skunks.
I had Alltel wireless for 6 years. Everytime I went to their stores I was asking about my bill which was usually $250.00 up to $500.00 per month. I always paid on time. My last months bill was $260.00. When I approached a Verizon associate about it here in San Antonio he began to inform me of all the added things like "game stop, international calling, wizard and other things all which cost $9.95 per month and was added to my account. I informed him I never ordered those items (my base plan with text, internet ect was $139.00) we began to review my account but he was not interested since he had other customers to sell to so he dumped me off to some other nerd. In the end I paid my last hugh bill, I dropped their service, bought me an IPHONE with AT&T got a plan better than Verizon for $129.00 a month oh yea, AT&T had rollover minutes something Verizon won't offer.
For those of you 80million who are on VERIZON I would PAY close attention to that bill and do not go green you need that paper bill if you have a dispute.
Verizon Wireless is really good for releasing phones with faulty software to the public. I've had Verizon for just under two years and have had the LG Venus (defective and slow reacting touch screen), the LG EnV2 (The screen went out twice, the keyboard went out twice, and my "OK" button on the external keyboard would not work), and now I currently have the LG EnV3.
After serious complaints to Verizon Customer Service, I finally told the supervisor that "I am not getting another EnV2 since they clearly don't work, I am not using my upgrade nor am I paying for a cell phone when chances are that this one will mess up too. I told him I was on the way to the closest Verizon store and I needed a new working phone, that day." I was harsh with my tone but I did not curse or yell.
When I arrived to the store, I told the lady who helped me what I just explained and she went back talked to the manager, and came back out with my EnV3. I never talked to the manager and all the associate told me was if I wanted to exchange it for another phone I would need to bring it back within 35 days and there would be a restocking fee. I said thank you, I signed the receipt that had a $0.00 total at the bottom and left.
The other day I was on MyVerizon, and found that I am no longer for an upgrade and that they extended my contract for another two years. The manger did this without telling but had the associate put it into the computer and she did not tell me either. The other thing is, I am the primary line on the account, but the account is not in my name so technically I do not have authorization to do this.
Basically, Verizon extended the contract for two years without telling the account holder. The only way to reverse this is to do an early termination or argue with the manager until they correct the situation.
Verizon may have wonderful cell phone service but as far as the actually cell phones and in-store customer service goes... it's terrible.
I am a new verizon customer, I just got my bill from them less than a week ago and for the past week I've had continual phone calls from an unlisted number that begin at 8 am and go past 8 pm. I finally answered the phone and found it was Verizon wireless wanting to take my debit card over the phone to pay my bill. I told him I would pay the bill when I paid the other bills and wasn't about to worry about a bill that just arrived. I was told if I wouldn't pay him tonight that the "collection calls" would continue. I will be discontinuing my verizon service as soon as possible... beyond rediculous!
About three to four weeks ago I received a bill for an account opened under my name and social I did not authorize. Several times I contacted the fraud department for Verizon. When called, an automated message along the lines of "Due to technical difficulties there are extended hold periods. We recommend you leave a voice mail with your name, account number, social, and contact number and we will contact you as soon as possible" was heard. Several times I called and several times I left a message. I then contacted the company president and left a complaint with the BBB. A few days afterward, an exec contacted me about the fraud. I told him what was happening and said he would start the investigation on the account. A week later I received a letter from Verizon as well as a call stating that the account was indeed found fraudulent and the account and charges will be wiped. Now it is two weeks later and I received another bill for the same account I was assured will be closed. I contacted the president again as well as updated my BBB complaint. I also called customer service again who, once again, transferred me to the fraud department and once again had to leave another message which I'm sure I will receive no call back for. The charges on the original bill were all connection fees, adding lines, etc. Now the bill they sent me, while a smaller amount, is trying to charge early termination fees. Apparently there are idiots even at the corporate level.
I am attempting to find our how a new contract could have been initiated in my name on [protected] without my approval even though it clearly states on my account the NO ONE but myself can authorize any change that would require a new or extended contract.
Clearly, a Verizon associate in one of their stores either failed to read account notes, ignored them, or falsified the information.
Oddly, the page for “Contact us by email” for verizon will not load.
My friends bought Verizon FIOS bundle service for $99/mo. They did not know that they have to expect the agreement by e-mail and sign it within 30 days. Their English is not very good and they asked me to call Verizon after the first bill for $278 and the 2nd $249.
The are not fluent with the computer and don't read e-mail every day. So when I called Verizon, they told me that the bill around $100 more than should be but not in their policy to refund, even though it's their fault that these couple, their customer did not understand that they did not registered for the bundle, my friends thought if they received FIOS phone, TV and Internet - they received the bundle for 99 dollars. My friends asked me to call today and I understood that rippof is one of the way Verizon making their profit.