The display times available for caller-id on TV are too short. They shouldn't be timed at all. If a message is important enough for me to request that it be displayed, it should stay available to me until I acknowledge I've read it or another similar message comes in. I know untimed messages of this type can be done because of the unrequested, untimed messages that are displayed on various channels such as "Press FIOS TV to Shop". If it is impossible to have an untimed message, please consider that the person might not be watching the tv that particular second and that the TV is the largest most easily seen from a distance callerid display in the house. Therefore message times should give someone time to walk into the room after hearing the phone ring. Timed messages in general always seem to fade away immediately after I notice them but before I've read them. Why does some programmer somewhere think that they have any idea how long a message should be displayed to me when they have absolutely no idea what else is going on when they display it? Yeah, I know, I'm cranky.
I would like to give anyone who calls my line while I'm on another call the option to press a number code to have Verizon call me back for them as soon as I'm off the phone. The other available options just don't suit my needs. I think that "call waiting" is rude. It's the equivalent of saying "I think our current conversation is less important than this unknown call coming in. Please hold." I have an answering machine which is more convenient to me than voice mail. Therefore having busy line calls go to voice mail is an inconvenience. What I do now is have a busy greeting which is "Hello, this is (my name). I'm on the phone right now, please call me back later." followed by a minute or so of recorded busy signal. I'd like to have a busy greeting which says "Hello, this is (my name). I'm on the phone right now, but if you press (number code) and hang up, Verizon will call me back for you as soon as I'm off the phone.".
Currently, when the LOCATE ME feature is turned on with, say 3 rings, then the home number rings 3 times, then a "THE PERSON is being LOCATED" message comes on, before the so-called located phone number rings.
Is there a way that we can turn off that message. I think the call-forwarding action should be completely seamless. The caller should not need to know that the call is being forwarded.
I have Verizon DSL and have experienced two incidents in which I loss my ability to use my POTS line to answer or make calls. That is a "Dry Loop"- in which the ADSL and Voice lines are not bound together - look it up on the Internet. Seriously, because the technicians Verizon has sent to my apartment on both those occasions denied the fact and tried to say my phone cord or telephone itself needed to be replaced. Both times, Verizon technicians troubleshooting my connection remotely insisted the problem was with my equipment - and both times, the problem went away when my setup and killed at the Verizon office and completely restructured.
Now, contracted technicians should never be sent to "fix" a dry loop because they obviously are not aware of the symptom and they can't fix it anyway - the provisioning must be done on Verizon's back end. I assume your in-house technicians use a script to verify connections - and that script has a bug. I've twice loss my Voice line in two years and danced this dance. Fix your script or simply put the elementary puzzle together - 1. Customer has no Voice but phone rings. 2. Customer has functional DSL 3. Customer verifies physical setup in home 4. Re-provision the account.
This saves money and time - and more money because time is money. And send an apology for having screwed-up because it is Verizon's fault (ie stop implying the problem is my fault). Seriously, this is low-hanging fruit - if I'm sent into the Polka again, I'll just leave this dance.
PS - You can also create an online Trouble-shooting Wizard instead a form that automatically summons a helpless Technician to home. Once the "Dry Loop" scenario is specified, the reset connection can then be accomplished automatically. Stop favoring your pretty and young Wireless and show a little love for your loyal customers. Don't take me for granted, I'm ready to kick you out of bed, you ungrateful ...
As it is now ...your offering as a bundle...FiOS TV, FiOS Internet 15/5, and Verizon Freedom Essentials. Now, since I use my cell for all my communication with the outside world, I don't have any use of the phone line coming into my house but still I pay for that line every month. Oh! So that I don't get all those unwanted phone calls, I don't plug my phone into it. To me it's just a dead phone line coming into my home.
My idea is this, since most printers you buy today come with the capability of using a fax line, why not make your bundle include this as a option instead of a phone line, why not offer a FAX line. I'm pretty sure there are other out there who feel the same way and would love to have FAX line.
on 02-07-201211:01 AM - last edited on 02-07-201204:55 PM by ElizabethS
Verizon should allow fios digital voice customers the capability to initiate a call online through their computers either voice call or video call to do so Verizon should work with skype skype is a paid phone service it offers free video calls but does not offer free computer voice calls which I find extremely more important this is an idea for later down the line its just a suggestion. thank you for reading this.
I think that all techs that go out (understanding the service request is called a ticket) it should be required of them to contact the home owner to make sure their lines and/ or internet is working before they are allowed to close the ticket out. I think all tech should go to the house that is making the complaint before they go out to the line to service the problem so that the client know that they showed up instead of being told a tech is out but you never see them. Not only should the tech come to the house verizon should contact the cleints from the office to make sure the propblem is repaired before they allow the tech to close it out. my phone has been out since last Friday and i received a text 4 times stating the problem was fixed and no one came to the house was told 4 times they were coming back out and today 1/28/12 was told from 8am to 8pm and no one showed this time after 8pm was told no one recieved the ticket but I over paided my bill to be on top and they put me under tell me is it fare no phone, home alarm, internet but their paid in fulllllllllllll............
When we were with Vonage for our VoIP phone service, we'd get emails of voicemail to our inbox, similar to the notification we get from Verizon...with one important and GREAT twist...along with the email of who it was from (via CLID, CNAM, etc), we'd also get a transcribed text in the email of the actual voicemail! What is exact? nooooooooooooooo...but it was most times close enough to get the gist of the voicemail w/out having to login to retrieve it. It also was very handy if you accidentally deleted one for another family member...you'd have a rough written transcript of it anyway. This was a GREAT feature and we really came to rely on it as I'd even get the emails to my cellphone and I could see who left us vmail.
Verizon already has the technology and SW to do this...so why aren't you?????
How about VERIZON gives equal rights and direct contact to landline customers, and allows us to e-mail re service disruptions, etc...no snail-mailing for a PIN....especially when we have no Verizon phone to discuss the problem.
How about they perk up and get to work when a problem they thought was fixed - isn't (after two months of no dial tone, I had a working phone for a week and a half; and now I'm back again in the - priority? - line) ...
How about they try harder to keep their clients instead of telling us what THEY do or don't do.
VERIZON is a dirty word in NYC, and its representatives get the brunt of our anger. That's not right.
If VERIZON didn't own those landlines, I'd have gone with someone else by now, but it looks like all roads lead to VERIZON's copper wires..
BTW, a landline is the best thing you can have in a blackout, or a 9/11, to answer that question.
on 01-23-201201:02 AM - last edited on 01-23-201203:39 PM by ElizabethS
I know that FiOS isn't available in my Pocono's area (Canadensis, PA) but it's EXTREMELY needed. There is only 1 cable internet company here, like a monopoly, and they charge high rates for poor service and worse of all they have bandwidth caps, the lowest caps I've ever seen. There are many people here who are crying for FiOS and will most likely switch to it if it were available due to the amazing service, packages and pricing. After running a Google search, I've seen residents requesting this since 2008, hopefully we can get it soon.
With FIOS digital voice, if you're talking on the phone and someone tries to call you, that person will not immediately hear your "busy message" and be connected to voicemail. Instead, the phone will ring (for the number of rings you've set) and then they will finally hear your "I'm on the other line..." message.
That's not efficient. Especially if you've set the number of rings to 6 (so your home answering machine will kick in first). In that case, the caller will have to sit through 6 rings just to hear that you're on the phone! That's irritating.
Since FIOS Digital Voice lets your record a separate "busy message." I think you should be able to set a separate ring number for that message. And one of those choices should be "send caller directly to voicemail when I'm on the other line."
Verizon's online description of CallerID says that you can block or unblock "Private" or "Anonymous" callers, but the instructions on how to actually do that do not appear in the online description. At least I couldn't find them. I called Verizon and went through many voice mail menus to get to the answer which is that you dial *77 to block and *87 to unblock such calls. I suggest that you make this information more easily available to customers --both online and also in the telephone book, where I couldn't find it either.