Verizon should really think about laying down lines for Fios in the 17801, Sunbury PA area. The only option is Service Electric Cable, which has slow internet speed, horrible channel selection, and they charge so much for their "service". Verizon would probably be able to convert every single resident in Sunbury to Fios, with your great prices, fast internet, and huge channel selection.
Two problems with call blocking in Digital Voice. 1) There should be a feature so you can dial a sequence of numbers (like *86 does to access vmail) and have the caller automatically added to the block list. It seems like unnecessary work to have to do it from the call log. Which brings me to problem 2). We receive (several times a day) robo calls from 234567890. That's a nine-digit number that "add to call block" doesn't recognize as a valid number, so it won't let me add it. System should be changed to allow blocking of any call, regardless of what number those robo morons dream up.
Provide a means of blocking calls based on caller ID and community votes.
For example, suppose I get a call from one of the lower-your-credit-card-interest-rate scams. I should be able to flag that call after hanging up.
Flagging could be done in one of two ways:
1. For those who get e-mail notification of caller ID, provide a link in the message for "Report this call as fraud or scam."
2. Provide a "star code" (e.g. *61, *92, etc.) to flag the last call as fraud/scam.
After enough users flag that number, calls from that number should be blocked for anyone who has enabled community-based blocking. The fraud/scam caller should be dumped to a voice message that informs them that the Verizon subscriber has elected to block calls based on community feedback.
Provide a means of requesting removal whereby the caller has to provide actual identifiation, contact information, etc. That way, only legitimate callers, such as political campaigns, would request removal.
Details about how many votes, the time frame for the votes, how long the number stays on the phone-spam list, how to weight votes (e.g. Bob Smith, who continually flags numbers no one else does), etc. can be adjusted.
If you provided this feature, you would find a lot of very happy customers and probable no small amount of new business.
I have FIOS' TV/Internet/Phone Packageand switched over from Comcast recently. I am discovering the many features FIOS offers through their plan. I find that some of the most interesting and most useful features are the ones that take advantage of collaboration between your phone and internet accounts, TV and Internet, and TV and Phone.
A few things that Comcast offered that I really liked that it seems Verizon should offer as well:
Digital Voice Mail Feature - While FIOS' Digital Voice offers some neat features like simultaneus ringing and listening to your v-mail from anywhere in the world by signing into your account, their was one feature I truly enjoyed with Comcast that FIOS does not seem to support. I used to have my young nephew call and leave messages (because kids just say the Darnest things or whatever Bill Cosby used to say). On Comcast, I could save these messages as digital WAV files in an instant, saving the message digitally for archiving into the future. Why not on FIOS? It will playback the messages after a few java applets get through, but no easy way to save. Your COMPETING with Xfinity, why not add this simple feature?
Text Messaging Using your Digital Voice Home #- Again with Comcast offering the ability to send and receive txt messages for a given period of time when you have this function/window active on your computer (Once the window is closed, I didn't see anyway to continue receiving any txts to your home#, although features could be set up to control this feature). This was useful because sometimes you don't want someone to have your cell# and be able to bother you with return txts in the future. Its a great tool for one-time txting where you just don't want to talk to this person via txting in the future! Why can I find no such functionality on FIOS?
I'm sure their are a list of features that FIOS DV offers that Xfinity does not, but I find little use for those features, as does the average consumer I would guess. So why not put some effort forth to make these features that Xfinity already offers available. They have a wide appeal and with FIOS' already existing advantages in pricing and Internet speeds, why allow the competition to have these abilities that may make the difference for some consumers when deciding on which service to choose?
Ability to have ALL CALLS go directly to voicemail without ringing the phone at all (not even the annoying 1/2 ring that disturbs your nap!). But even more importantly, have the ability to enter up to 10 priority call numbers which WILL go through and actually ring unfiltered. This would eliminate 99.9% of telemarketing annoyance as how many of them EVER have the nerve to leave you a voicemail! I really only want to get up from dinner or favorite TV shows to answer calls from those I really care about. Everyone else can leave me a voicemail or leave me alone!!
I have a "bundle" discount for phone and internet and some other discount for having "one bill" with my cell phone and home services
My apartment has only ONE phone jack. I had used a splitter to plug in both my phone and internet but the phone was interfering with the internet (yes, I had the filter on the phone line) so I had to unplug the phone or risk 3 hours on the phone with tech support to reset my motem every 3 days.
I wanted to have the phone disconnected and save myself 25.00 a month, but without phone service I can't get internet...with current technology, this is ridiculous! My town will apparently never get FIOS so I am forced to start looking to the cable company to see what they can do for me. It's a shame since I have never gone to another phone company since it was Bell Telephone.....Sorry Verizon but I work too hard for my money to give it to a company that isn't being as loyal to me as I've been to them!
Why can't your techs add a call log to the caller id menu??? Why should I have to subscribe to your digital voice and pay additional charges when I already have caller id available???? This should be a simple addition to the id menu and something you should not have to pay in addition to your already connected service-what about it out there do you agree?????
The digital voicemail is not up to Verizon standards -
it is a slow login every time I want to check voicemail
message playback is clunky, slow and unreliable
Too many Java updates, and tries to install Ask.com tolbar every time.
CallWave had a way better call/message interface - no Java, logged you in when you turned on your computer. Scroll through new messages on top, numbers below (eRollodex) - pops up onScreen when when a message is left - not clunky and unreliable.
I love my FiOs service - but you need to do better here
A great concept but have found it simply does not work. Regardless whether setting up for one period of time or a repeated schedule all calls outside of the time period go to voice mail. Example - trying to set up to have calls go to voice mail between 6:30 pm-11:30 pm to avoid the nuisance telemarketer calls - when i established this and then tested by calling home number outside of this time period the DND was activated and all I got was voicemail. I have read more complaints about this feature not working going back up to 3 years. What's the point of having the feature if it doesn't work. And, yes I suppose we could set it up every night and turn it off the next morning but why should we waste our time having to do this. Very frustrating to say the least.
I'm not sure if this issue has been previously addressed. One of the useful features for Fios Digital Voice is "Call Blocking", in order to deal with telemarketers. The problem with using FIOS's call blocking feature is that it can only be used with a full telephone # (10 digits). This method is obsolete. Telemarketers now have access to hundreds of phone #s. What is needed is a type of wildcarding where you can specify just the area code, or first 6 digits for call blocking. This would stop the telemarketers from getting through. I don't see why this would be so hard for Verizon to do. The idea of having to input 10 digits for each phone # for Call Blocking is past its time, and not keeping up with technology, which should not be the case for FIOS. .
I keep getting robo calls lately from various companies about the NY Power Assist program. I'm in area code 914. I have filled up the 10 numbers in my block incoming calls list.
I am on the National DO NOT CALL list - my number has been on that list since 2003 (verified this today), and I have filed complaints with them - but it seems like I have to file a separate complaint for each number the robocallers use. SIGH.
The robo callers keep changing the last 4 digits of the number they call from - I need to be able to block all calls from a given area code or area code and prefix - in this case (347) 502-. They are also spoofing the Caller ID - appearing as Gas Assist, Winter Rebate, Rate Approval, Benefits Pgrm, etc.
Also - I'd like to be able to use the "Do Not Disturb" setting in the following way: all calls go to my Voicemail except a "white list" that ring through. Due to an elderly parent - I really need the ring through, rather than sending all calls to Voicemail. Currently you can only provide "while list ring through" for 10 numbers with the setting that all other calls get a Verizon automated message (not a message you can change) and the calls do not go to Voicemail. I want the calls to go to Voicemail so I will have a record of who called - and can call back important calls I missed. OR if there is a reason the calls cannot be sent to my voicemail, let me edit the automated message so I can give a time to call back, or another number to call - like my cell, so callers can leave a voicemail there.