Washington, District of Columbia
United States - 20005
We pay Verizon Wireless nearly 800.00 a month through our business account. The last three times I have gone in to get a phone usually an upgraded more expensive one I have sat and waited a min of 20 minutes. Yesterday July 8, 2009, I walked in and there were only 5 people in the store and 4 represenatives to help. I thought oh this isn't bad so I waited and waited after 20 minutes they had on;y helped one person. The poor lady behind me only wanted to buy a car charger. I was on a 30 minute lunch break and had to walk out. The sad thing is I've sat there for 40 minutes before to even get to the front of the line. The most irritating thing about yesterday is that the manager was just walking behind the employees and standing behined them saying nothing to the customers waiting or offering to help at all. They should have seperate lines for accessories, customer service, and purchases and activations. They are absolutely horrible and dispapointing. Whe our contact is up we are switching. Who has time to sit in line for 20-60 minutes even to buy a charger. Orem UT Verizon store on University Parkway you suck and the management needs to get fired!!!
They made up an nonexisting account that they said is in my name form Verizon to pay a outsanding balance for...
When is Verizon FiOS going to stop their FiOS scam? I ordered a HD package, had to wait 4 weeks for the technician to arrive and spend all day installing the system.
The FiOS system has been quirky from day one. Sometimes my HD picture is good, someday bad. Then, I got the dreaded NO SIGNAL problem. After spending 45 minutes listening to that insipid IVR system, I finally got to talk to a REAL PERSON! This young lady spoke excellent, unaccented English, knew her stuff and worked with me for over an hour to find the problem. Finally, we both concluded the HDMI cable was bad. Now, here's the kicker - I WAS TOLD I HAD TO PAY FOR REPLACEMENT COMPONENT CABLES! Problem is VERIZON PROVIDED THE CABLE IN THE FIRST PLACE!
I could tell she was just as pissed as I am but she couldn't do anything about it. She told me Verizon considers the cable, once installed, is my property so I'm out big bucks.
Deceptive business practices, POS crap for equipment, Customer Service from Hell and, if you're lucky to get a knowledgeable technician, their hands are tied.
OK- so everyone knows by now that Verizon's billing system is a total nightmare. I had moved from Comcast to verizon (as did everyone in my neighborhood) because we were all offered sweet deals for the first year.
After that year was up, so were the deals and it ended up being more expensive than comcast.
I was paying for 20/5 internet and on a GOOD NIGHT only got 6 down. My land line phone (which we only used 1-2 times per month)was $70.
Long story short, I canceled my Internet & Landline Phone service leaving my FIOS TV and my cell.
Yesterday, My TV service was suspended because my bill was past due by not even 1 month. The total bill was $176.43 and is currently due next week (July 7). After about 2.5 hours of my time and 6 people later, they informed me that i was shut off for $102. Yes- you indeed read that correctly - One Hundred Two Dollars.
So, I have since canceled all verizon services and welcomed comcast back into my home (theyre almost just as bad).
My complaint is detailed in this letter to the company:
To whom it may concern,
I don’t know if this is the proper channel to address my complaint and if it isn’t please pass it along because I will seek other channels until I’m heard. I’m one of those many people through loss of job, finding new job at lower pay, losing home and now having to file bankruptcy that you have heard about all across America right now. My financial situation is the worst that I have ever been in right now. I’m not stating this to draw sympathy but merely stating facts. I have tried to maintain some aspects of my life like keeping me and my son’s cell phone on because like my life my car is not the most reliable. I have tried to communicate with Verizon over this past year whenever I couldn’t pay my bill on time and sometimes that hasn’t helped (ex: last month my month was turned off because it took me 3 payments to pay my bill). In a world that people are losing their jobs and homes you expect to find some compassion and understanding. I have communicated my situation to Verizon on numerous occasions and find that no one takes the time to notate my account so I won’t have to keep repeating myself over and over about an already painful situation and embarrassing one. Now I find yet another issue with Verizon. My July due bill is twice as much as I normally pay and for a person in my position that is not just a drop in the bucket and I can add it easily to my growing mound of bills I’m responsible for. I called Verizon twice on 07/01/09(call dropped while I was talking to a rep) to find out why my bill was so high. I was told that Verizon failed to bill me access charges last month so I’m being billed for them this month. What an outrage!!! I would rather go with a prepaid service then continue to deal with a company that has no morals or compassion for it’s customers to think that it would be okay because Verizon made a mistake that it will be costly for me. I can barely afford to pay my regular bill every month. And the only thing I’m told is we are sorry for the inconvenience (What a joke!!!) I’m the one that if I don’t pay my bill my phone will be turned off and if I cancel I will be charged a cancellation charge yet right now that’s what I’m contemplating because I’m tired of companies that continue to get over and have no meaning of customer service and what it really means. Whether this changes anything I will be filing complaints with whomever I can against this company so that everyone will know what type of company you really are. I will use the internet to reach thousands because I’m sure I’m not the only one that has experienced such poor customer service with no attempts at making it right!
was told by Verizon that i had a 118.00 bill for long distance (i don't have long distance but i get charged for certain areas about 10 miles from me) . they said since i pay my bill late my long distance gets sent to a different company. so if i pay my bill whether its on time or late i still paid the whole bill! where is the money i sent Verizon, isn't it their responsibility to forward it to them or give it back to me?
I've been fighting with Verizon for years with no luck. The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities is about useless, and since I have ended service, the response from them and the BBB is that I am no longer a customer. Aren't they observant?
As with many other customers with perpetual problems, I am in a rural area. Verizon does not service the area properly and lies. Most of the techs have been descent, and have clued me in on how awful the company is, but I have grown to distrust them too.
The phone would go bad when it rained, they would send someone out for a temporary fix, and then it would happen all over again. I started asking for credits, but on the last bill they charged me 91 dollars for service. I refused service, but they claimed they performed it and that the problem is in the house. The 91 dollars is a diagnosis.
Everyone knows the problems are on the lines, but they persist on lying like sociopaths. They charged me before for work not performed and credited it, but this time I got an argument. The same day of the charge, I called the police because the tech was argumentative and did not leave the property. He was told to leave by the police, and I cancelled my service shortly afterwards.
These 91 dollars are not for service, they are for spite. A nationwide class action law suit needs to be started against this evil company. I am more than interested.
Here is my last complaint to the BPU:
"1. The phone service has been inadequate and criminal. Customers are expected to pay in full each month, no matter the quality of that service, unless you complain to the BBB and specifically request reimbursement. The “customer service” of Verizon has been designed to filter problems, rather than address them.
2. The company is prepared to leave certain customers “without” in order to create a facade of adequacy. They are not willing to invest in quality for all customers in a problem area.
3. The problems are related to moisture. The nature of repair in the area is designed to hide the problem, and substantial fixes would require regular maintenance or line replacement within a certain area.
4. It is possible to give specific dates for poor or non-existent service, and examples can be provided, but considering the above mentioned strategies for “maintenance”, it is adequate to say that any period of moisture is a service problem for any number of residences in the area.
a) June 1 and counting, 2009
b) May 5, 8, 9, 2009
c) March 29, 2009
d) October 24, 2007
e) June 12 and 25, 2007
f) November 28-30, 2006
g) October 8, 2006
h) September 1, 27, 28, 2006
i) June 25, 2006
j) May 27 and 28, 2006
This is just a small example of effected service. It is difficult to find the time to keep up with Verizon’s chicanery. It can be stated with accuracy that precipitation inevitably effects service.
5. An attitude of acceptable subpar service in rural areas is rendered by representatives of the company. The rural excuse is utterly demeaning. Having lived in other rural and wet regions of the United States, a stark contrast can be made to this pathetically provincial excuse. Thirty minutes from Wilmington, 1.25 hours, from Philadelphia, two hours from NYC and 2.5 hours from D.C. accentuates the importance of the area and does not negate or delineate in any way shape or form its rural character. It is ridiculous that such an area receives sub-par service.
6. The problem is related to the age of the lines and the corporation’s unwillingness to maintain the important necessities of infrastructure. Their actions are an assault on the public trust.
7. Verizon’s business practices are the result of economic bigotry. It is well know that Verizon is slow and unresponsive to areas of lower income in the inner city and countryside and is surreptitiously unwilling to provide its obligations of service, although the fees are the same whether you live in a wealthy or poor area.
8. Company policy is maintained to prevent complaints rather than address them.
A 1-800 number is provided in order to filter complaints away from the BPU and only temporary fixes are made.
9. There is evidence of collusion between government entities and Verizon.
a) Complaints to the FCC and the BPU are not taken seriously and are rerouted to an undecipherable maze of government bureaucracies.
b) Legal complaints require a $25.00 fee that will be lost in legal oblivion.
c) Verizon has been given rights in New Jersey and metropolitan Philadelphia without providing adequate service for existing operations.
d) Local political units are often unresponsive and supportive of Verizon.
e) The FCC refers complaints to the BPU, yet renders it powerless.
10. Alternate services are available but impractical.
a) Cellular service, air phones, and satellites provide adequate service in the area. However, these services are cheaper to maintain than traditional service yet are more expensive and unaffordable for consumers.
b) FIOS is a wish and concrete attainability is a mirage. Its installation has created its own issues evidenced by an entire page dedicated to problems at the consumer affairs web site.
11. Verizon’s hierarchy requires an unnecessary and costly chain of command that requires a home inspection first, leading to the inevitable repair of faulty outside lines causing:
a) Pressure on representatives to make faulty home diagnostics in the name of “sales”.
b) Wasted time and resources that can be contributed to real fixes.
c) An April 4th, 2009 bill showing charges for service of 100 dollars for services refused inside the home exemplifying gross incompetence, unbridled corporate avarice and arrogance.
12. It is the 21’st century. Water proofing is not magical but an every day reality, however, not a part of Verizon’s maintenance.
13. Enrollment in the combined billing options for land and cell use led to convoluted and incorrectly executed billing agreements exemplifying gross incompetence.
14. Verizon has no respect for private property. I have had representatives come in the house for five years. This stopped when false charges appeared on a bill. Some representatives understand the issue and do not insist on entrance but others do. It has been consistently fixed in the past on the outdoor lines, but now the game is to insist on entrance. This is a gross violation of property rights.
15. This is a safety issue. I have missed phone calls from the police, doctors and
hospitals. This is an issue where apology and reimbursement cannot be commensurate with the frustration Verizon has caused.
16. Because of no phone service since June 2, 2009, and growing corporate intransigence, I have cancelled all phone service. Closing was met with the usual arguments that Verizon customer service presents its customers, and it took me two phone calls to complete, costing me more time with this savagely unfair and morally bankrupt corporation.
In conclusion, there is no excuse for the service Verizon gives and there is no acceptable apology. The only adequate outcome would be admission of guilt and a more than temporary fix. I seek financial restitution for those effected by Verizon’s incompetence, waived court costs and to inform government entities of another situation where they have failed to protect the citizenry from corporate malfeasance resulting in the detriment of our infrastructure."
I first opened my Verizon account in August of 2006 in New Hampshire. I was required to put a $500 deposit down because I was 18 and had no credit history. A month later I moved back to South Carolina and had my phone number changed so I would have a local number. I paid my first month's bill a week after I changed my number. I added another line in January 2007 with no problem. March 2007 I went to add a new line and was told I would have to put a $1000 deposit down. When I asked why, they informed me I had an outstanding balance of $997. My first thought was that someone MUST have stolen my identity and that there was no way this was in fact my account. WRONG. When I set up my account in New Hampshire they only gave me 250 minutes. I was supposed to have had 1400, so every minute I used over the 250 was an overage. They didn't put text messaging on my plan at all and every text charged me as well. After fighting this and disputing it with Verizon for over a year it was finally removed from my credit report, or so I thought. I was told back when I first opened my account that I would get my deposit back after I paid my bill on time for 6 months. Well, 6 months came and went 4 times by the time I finally got that deposit back. I called in December 2008 and was told I had already received a check for the refund in December 2007. After fighting with her for 20 minutes I was told they would look into it and if they find that I in fact did not receive the first check, they would reissue it. I got a $515 check in the mail 3 weeks later. Now, if I "owed" them $997 WHY THE HELL would they send me a refund check of $515? And WHY would they allow me to still continue my service with them? Verizon appeared back on my credit report as a "charged off, bad debt" in April of this year.
I had an account with Verizon which was closed, supposedly by another cable company I signed up with. Finding out that it wasn't closed, a few months after the fact, Verizon were still billing me which I tried to dispute. After fighting it out with new cable company for neglect on their part for not contacting Verizon (which they said they would do), I agreed to pay up Verizon but by this time it went to collection. I agreed on a settlement amount and made a substantial payment Few months later Afni (different from first collection agency) sent me a letter stating that I owed $567 and that payments made to first CA did not count. I called first CA and they said acct. sent back to Verizon and they sent it out to Afni. (Hang with me). Third CA called after this and agreed that I only owed remaining money from original CA and acct closed. Months after I believed everything was settled I get letter again from Afni.
I also believe this was reported on my credit report. In the process of running one now.
Mad as heck!
This is a complaint against Verizon FIOS for the improper handling of our account which has adversely affected our credit rating. We recently received a notice from a collection agency for a debt that we had tried to pay but that Verizon had insisted was already paid. On 12/27/2009 we cancelled our Verizon FIOS services. The service was poor, customer service even worse, bills were always incorrect and the cost was much higher than advertised. We received the final bill for those services and paid this bill in full and telephoned Verizon to ask about the early termination fee of $199 that was not included on this bill. We were told this charge would be billed separately. The next, and only other bill we received from Verizon, was dated 3/7/2009. Page 1 of this bill stated FINAL BILL This final bill may have already been referred to an outside collection agency. Pay your bill online at Verizon.com/payfinalbill. Upon receiving this bill, with threat of a collection agency, we immediately went to the website as indicated to pay. The webpage continuously returned the error message that they were unable to process request at this time. We tried to access our Verizon online account to pay but no longer had access that account online either. We tried to pay the bill over the phone but the phone system was unable to process the request because the account number was not recognized. Over the next week we sent several e-mails and spent at least 8 hours either on the phone or on hold trying to determine the correct account number in order to pay this bill. On 3/17/2009 we reached Pam at a customer service center in Florida who was able to connect us to Crystal in Financial Services. Crystal informed us that she had located the bill but that the account number and payment address were different than the one printed on the bill we had received which is why we could not use the online or phone payment methods. We would have to mail in the payment. She assured us that she would send out another bill with the correct account number and payment address. In addition, she would adjust the due date to provide time to receive the new bill statement and make payment. When we had not received a new bill by 3/24/2009 we telephoned Verizon Customer Service again. On 3/24/2009 we spoke to Mr. Smith in FIOS Billing at [protected]. He insisted that the reason we had not received a statement was because this bill had been paid in full. We explained to him that we had not paid this bill. He again insisted that it was already paid and we should just “consider this our lucky day”! Clearly the support staff in all areas of Verizon that we dealt with lacked the knowledge or training to properly assist customers. We have made payment to the Collection Company of America for this debt. However, we are dismayed at the way Verizon has handled their customers. We spent countless hours trying to resolve this bill with Verizon in good faith. Verizon failed to properly train their staff to understand the computerized accounting system and online services and thus were unable to properly assist us. We were provided with incorrect information and as a result Verizon sent this debt to a collection agency which has adversely affected our credit score. Verizon had made it near impossible to even provide payment when warranted. We received only one bill dated 3/7/2009 which we received at some point after 3/7/2009 and this debt record had apparently been forwarded to a collection agency by 3/24/2009 which was hardly enough time to make payment especially when 2 out of 3 payment options did not function properly.
I purchased an LG Voyager March 13, 2009. On April 16, 2009, while talking on the phone, I noticed a large black 'blob' on the exterior screen. I walked into the cerritos VZ store and told the rep I wanted to exchange for a new phone. He took one look at the phone and said the damage was due to extreme pressure being on the touch screen and denied that this could be a manufacturer's defect. Seeing there was no actual damage to the exterior screen of the phone, and the fact that I was talking on the phone when this happened, I asked to speak to a supervisor. The supervisor proceeded to inform me that I have insurance and would be offered a 'refurbished' phone for fifty dollars, which is the deductible amount. I proceeded to explain to him that approx. 35 days ago I purchased this phone NEW and am not going to pay another fifty dollars for a used phone. I wanted a refund. He stated a refund was not possible because the phone was damaged. I left the store with his business card in hand, and called what I thought was the corporate office. The CS rep on the phone asked me if I kept my phone in my pocket. I told her I keep my phone in my purse, and she proceeded to tell me it was not a safe place to keep it because the screen can be easily damaged! Needless to say I got nowhere with her and asked to speak to her supervisor. Same scenario. He couldn't do anything for me. I finally said I want to cancel my contract, and he said that would cost me $170 because I was in a new two year contract. Either way I end up paying. This is not a case of user abuse or improper handling. The LCD screen spontaneously started to 'bleed' rendering the phone useless and Verizon states that because there are no other reports of this happening, I am automatically at fault. I have found many other blogs about this same thing happening and am quite sure verizon is aware of what is happening.
Verizon FiOS became available in our neighborhood during May 2009. A representative of Verizon walked our neighborhood door to door to take orders. I placed an order with him for the Double Freedom package – FiOS TV Extreme HD and Internet for $79.99 per month, plus the Multi Room DVR. The Multi Room DVR provides DVR functionality from 1 MRDVR to 2 designated SD for $19.99 per month. I asked if this included everything needed to get TV into all 3 rooms and he replied YES. He called a representative of Verizon to check my credit and the representative on the phone agreed that I would get TV in 3 rooms for $19.99. BEWARE!! First of all, the Multi Room DVR service is not even available in our neighborhood. I found this out only during installation. Nor does the Multi Room DVR include the necessary equipment to get TV service in the additional rooms. They installed an “unexpected” 2 additional basic boxes at $143.76 per year. The agreement made on my sales order form for the Multi Room DVR system was not honored. Verizon said I was misquoted. You, as a potential customer, need to know the truth of this misleading and false information that can be given by the Verizon representatives. Terry Parten
After using verizon wireless for the past 10 years, I recently switched to a prepaid phone (Tracfone). I...
Verizon promises speeds of up to 5 X faster than cable. This is not true. They only deliver the bandwidth into the house. The speed inthe house is not their problem. This is what I was told after months of trying it. So I cancelled it and got Cablevision back in. Then I got a $200 Cancellation charge! What a rip off. Sorry I tried it! They know it is slower in practive and admit it to you! They have the worst customer service in the world. They will not give you a complaint number. They transfer you all over the place for hours before they will let you speak to the correct department. Then if it is a complain they say someone will call you back in a few days.
Verizon over billed me and I cut my service off with in the correct date, I was issue a free router and I turned that in. Now verizon want to charge me 400.00 for a router that I return if I do not get the UPS receipt and I call and fax the copy but they said they do not have it. This happen a year ago now and they are trying to make my credit bad. I will go to court before I let them have their way. The BBB would not do anything to help me. Verizon is terrible and I will not recommend them to any. They wireless service is worst than their FIOS, they do not treat their customers fair at all.
Oct. 25, 2008 I called to cancel the telephone and internet service. I rec'd several statements since...
I signed up for Verizon FIOS (Internet, TV, Phone ) which started on Sept 12, 2008 for $79/month with free installation. Called on Oct 10, 2008 to cancel because unhappy with service. Was told that no early term fee would be charged since I called within 30 days. Set end date for 10/18 when Verizon would release my phone # for new provider to start Called on 10/18 to confirm end of service
Called on 10/20 to confirm end of service and returning 3 boxes and modem on 10/25
10/25 Returned equipment 3 boxes 1 Modem to Freedhold store and have receipt and confirmed over phone .Received final bill late nov/dec $+ 256 and -$88,
Called 2 times in dec to get -88 credit applied and paid. No help
In Jan -88 was being reduced incorrectly $-44
Called Jan to get issue resolved. Bounced around, was told that they would resolve the problem on their side and set the proper service end date 10/20/08.
Called in Feb and was waiting for Supervisor call return
Feb 20 bill had had early term fee which is incorrect. Called Early March and discussed all of above with customer service who said it would be resolve in the next bill. Verizon stop sending bills and sent my account to a collection agency. I have spent hrs on the phone 2 - 3 times a month being bounced from customer service [protected]) to VERIZON FIOS [protected]) to FINANCIAL [protected] . They never resolved or returned my call. They advertise $64.99 and $79 a month and hit you up with installation, activation and prorated fees on your 1st bill. I had service for 1 month and 1 week at $79 a month how does that add up to $256
Verizon Pen 500 Technology Dr Weldon Spring, MO 63304 This company everyone knows as "Verizon" sent a bill...
Verizon wireless has apparently gotten too big for their britches.
"america's most reliable network" is a joke.
There is nothing "reliable" about them.
They will not stand behind faulty equipment.
How can you get to their reliable network if the equipment won't function?
Customer service - good luck
Awful customer service
As soon as my contract is up, I am not going back to verizon
America's most unreliable, disrespectful, uncaring
I signed up for the Verizon Fios bundle in November of 2008 and my first bill was to be $69.00 plus fees and taxes totaling to about $104.00. My first bill was $265. Verizon has overbilled me $30 to $50 on every bill since then and calling them is very difficult as they are only open for calls from 9AM to 5PM when most people are at work. I have called several times and could not get through because it was busy for hours. I have spent over an hour on the phone with them several times with very little results. I know that they are doing the same thing to most of my neighbors also but they just pay the bill because they can’t spend the time to fix Verizon’s problem. I truly believe that this is criminal behavior and that a class action suit would be less than deserving but I would love to join such a suit all the same. I am desperate to find someone who can help to get them to honor my contract. They seem to be doing this to most of their customers now. How long can they continue to do this?