I called Verizon to temporarily suspend my daughter’s Verizon phone and the billing on her phone because she will be out of the country for the next 6 months (I have done this before while she has traveled and the charges are suspended as well). I was asked if the phone was lost or stolen, and I said no, the phone would not be used for 6 months and why. I was told that her phone was suspended, effective the next day. I called the next day to confirm (suffice it to say that I have dealt with Verizon before). Yes, the phone was suspended, but when I asked what my next month’s bill would be, I was told that it was the same — they had suspended the phone, but were still going to charge me (without telling me)!
Apparently, they have the ability to suspend charges, but didn’t do it. When I asked what the h**l was going on, I was told that, “Sometimes people want to keep the bill going in case the phone is found.” This, despite me telling them that the phone was NOT lost or stolen . . . needless to say, I WILL NOT RENEW MY PHONE SERVICE WITH VERIZON.