Please make In-Home Agent available as an app for the iPad, iPhone, and any other device as I am in need of assistive devices and besides I guarantee many of your other customers would appreciate it as well!
Just like you can dial *69 to get the last caller's phone number (when available), there should be a "*##" code to note the last caller as a nuisance caller (e.g. a telemarketer that ISN'T respecting the local/Federal do not call registry). Just like Twitter has a "block and report as spam" feature to collect and evaluate feedback from their users, Verizon could do the same, hopefully closing in and quickly shutting down egregious violators like the loathsome "Cardmember Services."
I really like having call notification so I can see who's called while I'm away. Recently I've been getting some annoying hangup calls from the same few numbers so I thought I'd use selective call block to end the annoyance.
I was surprised and disappointed to discover that call notification and selective call block can't both be enabled at the same time - and, as someone who is familiar with VOIP, can't imagine why that is.
Please fix this?
P.S. Have been happier with my FiOS for six years than any other ISP/cable/phone provider I've ever had
Have you ever received a call and you say hello and nobody answers. You say hello again and eventually someone comes on the line and tries to sell you a line of bull. Why can't there be an option to set a disconnect timeline of say 1 second that if there is no response from hello, the line is disconnected. If the other end has a tone of something to cheat that deterent, the tone can be another trigger to disconnect. How many of these telemarketers have computer dialed phone calls and they are monitoring lines that are answered. I am TIRED of it!
Rather than blocking international calling with Freedom Essentials Service, allow the customer the option of paying the old fashioned way -- add the charge to the monthly bill for the connect time for each call.
Those of us who infrequently travel abroad, occasionally must make international calls to confirm reservations. It makes no sense to the customer to add monthly international service to their calling plan for this purpose.
PLEASE ADD SIMULTANEOUS RINGING TO END ROBO CALLING. I WENT TO NOMOROBO.COM AND THEY SAID VERIZON DOESN'T PARTICIPATE. I HAVE A RIGHT TO THE USE OF MY HOME PHONE WITHOUT HAVING TO BE INTERRUPTED WITH ROBOCALLING. I WILL NEVER BUY A PRODUCT/SERVICE FROM A ROBO CALLER, AND WOULD LIKE VERIZON TO PARTICIPATE. THANK YOU.
The most frequent voice mail message I get is from telemarketers who auto-dialers hang up within 3 to 5 seconds after sensing that they have reached a voice mailbox. These messages are nearly always "blank" ... as in no words. A very simple filter created for Verizon's voice mail system could easily apply an auto-delete rule ... if there is no sound on the message and it is less than 5 seconds long, then delete it and don't bother the Verizon customer.
If an incoming call is blocked by the call blocking feature, the caller is told the the number he has reached is "not accepting calls at this time". That is deceptive and FAR too polite. The number is accepting calls from acceptible callers.
I would love to be able to have my own call blocked message. Then blocked callers could hear "We are not sorry, but the owner of the number you are trying to reach was so annoyed by previous calls from this number that he went to a lot trouble to use Verizon's creaky call blocking feature to save you from being called an (expletive deleted) and having the phone slammed down on you. Yours is one of only ten numbers to be so honored. Go annoy someone else."
Even though we are on the Do Not Call list, we keep getting phone spam. I regularly report the violations, but there are so many that I can't keep up.
I would like a way to flag the incoming call as Phone Spam and have it immediately reported as a Do-Not-Call violation. Possibly something like pressing a 7 during the call (S for Spam), followed up by a second 7 (P, as in SPam) to confirm.
It would also be great if Verizon could implement a blocking system where, if a number is reported by several customers, they would block it automatically.
I'm sure some telemarketer would scream that their rights are being violated, but my right not to be bothered by these people trumps. To get around any regulatory problems, a blocked call could immediately dump to voice mail, or be rejected based on a customer setting.
First: There is a logic bug in the Call Block Number routine. With multiple numbers in my blocked list and I go to delete a phone number which I have previously entered to be blocked, I SAVE the changes, the BLOCK CERTAIN NUMBERS Checkbox gets UNCHECKED from it's previous CHECKED value. i.e. the entire feature is getting turned OFF after deleting one of the phone numbers I no longer want blocked.
Second: Using WILDCARDS in this numbers to block field such as ? 's and * 's would also make for easier, more flexible and higher capacity functionalities.
Third: I need to block more than just 10 numbers. Please raise limit to 20 or 30 something.
would be a lot more useful if it showed the phone numbers that people are calling from in another column. The column for the Caller ID name is of marginal usefulness because many calls just show UNAVAILABLE or Unknown name. If you have to choose only one of these columns, the phone number would be better than the text.
Also, it would be great if the call log could be downloaded as a *.csv file. You could have a Download button, which would display fields to enter Start Date/time, Stop Date/time, or All, and then either download the file or email it. (Allowing the customer to select one of his own FIOS Internet email addresses.)
It would be much more helpful if there was a simple key punch someone could use to automatically block the number of the last phone call. Much like the keys used for identiy blocking, call back. Then I would have to reenter the last phone number and write it down. Then if necessary let us edit it on line should we accidently block the wrong number.
The "Do Not Disturb" feature is just not flexible enough. I really like the "No Solitation" feature offered by some, which gives solicitators a clear message to hang up, but allows other callers to press "1" to go ahead and ring through. With "Do Not Disturb", the only options are to send ALL calls to Voicemail or to play the "Not accepting calls" message for everyone not on the call list. I want to be able to receive voicemail from anyone NOT on my call list, and I can't do it.
Modifying Do Not Disturb would solve the problem. Make the call list able to be "On" or "Off". Then allow either "Not accepting calls" message or Voicemail to be activated. This way you have 4 options: 1) Send ALL calls to Voicemail. 2) Send ALL calls the "Not accepting calls" message. 3) Allow call list to ring through and go to voicemail if not answered 4) Allow call list to ring through and play the "Not accepting calls" message if not answered. I STILL want to be able to receive voicemail from someone not on my call list, and there's no way to do that right now.
On May 15, 2014, I noticed Voicemail on my phone. I called the way I usually do and was told I don't have this feature. This happened several times. I dialed 0 and went through 1/2 hour of going from one thiing to another. I finally found out that now I have to dial a whole phone number to get to voicemail. The message was from my doctor. I'd had tests on May 12, and May 13 the doctor got lab results and changed my dosages. She called and was sent to voicemail. I didn't get notification that I had voicemail until May 15 and then I couldn't get through. I could have died.