It started simply enough. I thought I’d see if I could reduce my phone and internet costs on my Verizon accounts. So I called, little suspecting that this began my decent. Verizon said sure, In Maryland, we can move your business lines over to your residential line and save you money. So I spent over an hour on line with them, being transferred a number of times until finally I was on a conference call with “business” and “residential” working out the shift.
At the end all was agreed, I would have all the phone lines and such I had before and this would be available tomorrow. Next day- no phone lines at all, not one. Many calls, with transfers and then ” Oh, something is wrong at the business office” Dead for nearly two days, no business calls in or out. ” “We’ll have someone call you to credit your account for the trouble” I heard this FOUR different times. NOT ONCE did they call. All fixed, they finally said.
Being busy with my business, I was grateful I at least had a phone line. Then I saw that I had no line one. No fax line. I called, was transferred many times and in the course of many conversations was told ” You can’t have a business line at home ( having been told before I could and spending an hour setting it up)” You can’t have a roll-over ( hunting) line ( I was told repeatedly I could)” “We can’t fix your issues at this office ( although this was the office I was directed to and the office where I had set every thing up- you need to call “repair” no, call “technician”, no call “the business office,” no,no, call “the residential office”.
I hung up I was so frustrated. I called again, ” No problem, I understand what you want ( read it back to me accurately) and we’ll process this tomorrow. HERE’S YOUR CONFIRM number”.All day long the next day- NOTHING. Halfway through the NEXT day- I called, GAVE THEM THE CONFIRM NUMBER- ” we have NO RECORD OF THAT CONFIRM NUMBER, no record of your call. WHAT SEEMS TO BE THE PROBlEM ? I could scream. Maybe I did scream. I told the person all that had happened. and asked “What the hell am I supposed to do? ” I don’t know , sir.
I would suggest you ask to have someone sent out to your home to fix the problem. BUT WE NEVER CHANGED ANY LINES AT HOME. YOU DID IT ALL on your end, no one came here. ” I’m sorry , that’s all I can suggest.” Okay, let’s send someone out..”I’m sorry, sir, I’ll have to transfer you to another department for that”
The technician came three days later, spent an hour.Left. As of now, I have no fax line, only one line rings and other features are still missing. I will try to find time and patience to call again. I have no hope. I have sunk to the seventh circle where phones don’t work, promises aren’t kept, my calls are transferred endlessly and, oh yes, I’m being charged a big bill for this each month.