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I have been a customer of Verizon for almost 10 years. This last year they have screwed me over countless times with broken phones and their customer service over the phone and in my local store have treated me like trash. I live in a rural area of Utah and Verizon is my only option for coverage in my area. My two year contract is finally up and I'm elligle for my discounted upgrade. What a relief since all my verizon smart phones, 3 to be exact, have broke due to hardware failure over the last year and Verizon refuses to replace my phones, leaving me to fend for myself. I have researched all my options and verizon is by far the most expensive company to go with followed by At&t where I get the same exact plan plus full coverage insurance for both mine and my wife's phone and it would save $12 a month compared to what I'm paying Verizon with no insurance. I decided to break down and upgrade with Verizon due to my desperate need for service and a working phone. I want to get a Samsung Galaxy S5 and my wife would like to get an Iphone 5s. For new customers the galaxy is $150 with a $50 dollar rebate and for the iphone it is $99. However, for current customers wanting to upgrade the costs for both phones is $199 firm for each. In addition of charging loyal customers more money for the phones and requiring them to sign up for another 2 year contract, they now charge a fee of $30 per line just for upgrading or as I see it wanting to upgrade and give them another two years of my life of being raped at my own expense. As with most companies, retaining customers is a must and Verizon doesn't seem to care about that. When I started with Verizon they were very different. Costs were reasonable and the service was excelent and they cared about helping their customers, but as happens with most powerful companies, they have become greedy and drunk with power. We need to show Verizon who the real boss is and show them that they can't take advantage of us anymore. I would like to start a petition for Verizon to lower its costs and provide better customer appreciation. Please comment on this and make your voice heard. To all you greedy Verizon executives out there reading this, I am calling you out. 

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willmt85

Payment

Status: Acknowledged
by willmt85 on ‎08-20-2014 05:08 PM - last edited on ‎08-20-2014 07:10 PM by Moderator

I am more than willing to even pay my 2 year subscription in advance. I am an excellent client because I've been modeled to be an excellent executive since birth. I have never felt ashamed or in a disadvantage to have family, friends, pre-k to post grad (MD) education, housing, and/or bank accounts from Puerto Rico until this month of August where I have tried to pay with my credit cards and/or debit cards that have a PR billing adress. I consider myself to be very late to be trying to pay my bill now (8 days before due date). Please add Puerto Rico to the list of states one can choose from when entering the billing address for the payment method. I would greatly appreciate the consideration.<br><br>Sincerely,<br>{edited for privacy}

Status: Acknowledged
Ricky1191

Novel idea

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by Ricky1191 on ‎08-07-2014 12:34 PM

Here's a novel idea that seems to continually escape Verizon programmers. When you change the subscribers account number, how about you also transfer over the auto bill paying information so that the subscriber doesn't find out the following month that the bill is overdue!!!  This is the second time this has happened, so it is obvious that Verizon doesn't learn from their own mistakes.

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ItMakesSense

Merge All Accounts

Status: New Idea
by ItMakesSense on ‎07-28-2014 01:20 PM

I have been a customer with verizon wireless for many years. I recently signed up with verizon fios television and internet. It's inconvenient to have two different online accounts for each of these services. I wish I would have been able to add on the residential services with my wireless account and combine them into one bill. 

fireball12

Payment difficulty

Status: Acknowledged
by fireball12 on ‎07-02-2014 12:14 PM

You closed all of the payment offices without notifying anyone! That was a stupid mistake that caused me grief. Your Verizon Wireless Stores are open, but will not accept payment because it is a "sister" company-like I care! Paying by phone costs $3.50-understandable but not nice SINCE YOU CLOSED THE PAYMENT OFFICES WITHOUT NOTIFICATION. I have now registered online to make payments and have even enrolled in auto-pay, but here's a suggestion: LET PEOPLE KNOW BEFORE THEY ARE SURPRISED! You could have pulled the records of everyone who had paid at the local office/store and put in a billing insert or taken out advertising in national newpapers/magazines to let people know.

 

If I am charged a late fee for my bill you will have seen my last day of land-line, FIOS t.v. and FIOS internet, and I've been a customer since 1972. You are not the only company that can provide these services to me...have you heard of that little company based in Dallas, TX where I live? It's called AT&T. Maybe they would like to provide these services and accept my payments according to MY CONVENIENCE, if Verizon doesn't wish to do so...

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MicheleS

Billing Changes Notificiation for Online

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by MicheleS on ‎06-23-2014 09:56 AM

When receiving paperless billing, any notifications of future billing changes should be either in the email notice of the month's bill (preferably in red so it won't be missed), or somewhere on the top when you open up the current month's bill from the email link, highlighted in some way, either in a box, or in red, etc. 

 

I just received my bill, and it has increased.  I was told that I received notice in April's billing but I would only have seen that on the printed version.  If my billing is identical every month, there is no reason I would be checking the PDF version of a paper bill every month, so therefore it is missed.

 

My suggestion, respectfully, is that Verizon should adjust all paper-oriented billing notices to be reflected "at-a-glance" if one is paying online.  That would be more consistent with why people choose to do this online - to not only save paper, but for time-efficiency.

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catladyjune14

Due date on paper billing

Status: Already Exists
by catladyjune14 on ‎06-10-2014 06:52 AM

I still get a paper bill (call me old fashioned).  Has anyone else noticed that there isn't a due date on the bill?  I'd be happy to pay my verizon bill, I'm just not sure when it's due; then I call to pay it over the phone and realze it's actually past due!  All I am saying is with all of the other information that is on the bill, throw the due date on there, too!

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PayingClient

Credit Reporting

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by PayingClient on ‎06-08-2014 11:00 AM

I have been a Verizon client that always pays bills on time.  I'm attempting to improve my personal credit history. 

 

My request to Verizon has been to report my positive payment history to credit bureaus.

 

Customer Service tells me to call Credit Reporting - who tell me that this has never been done therefore cannot be done.  They will only report deadbeats, not reliable clients.

 

I asked for the name of a manager or at least a department to whom I can write to make this request and was refused.  I was given a general address for In-House Recovery but was ignored.  Called back to Customer Service -  the rep doesn't know who their Verizon boss is nor has any directory to give me even the name of a position to which I could make my request.

 

As a reliably paying client I would appreciate the cooperation of Verizon to provide this service that could be implemented to serve and to protect positive relationships with existing clients.

 

Thank you

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clantz4271

Automatic bill paying

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by clantz4271 on ‎06-06-2014 04:26 AM

If you want customers to pay by automatic payments, why not offer a discount for doing so? I would be more inclined to do it if there was something in it for me.

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johnwa19

*bill reminders

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by johnwa19 on ‎05-27-2014 09:59 AM

I would be more interested in being told when my payment is posted and less reminders that it is due. I also would appreciate a notice when you are going to raise my bill instead of finding out the hard way. Most companies do that.

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topdog

Renewing Contracts

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by on ‎05-10-2014 04:20 AM

Why not give customers the price for the renewed contract that  they agreed to on the phone and  received an E mail confirming.  Anything else one buys has a price tag and you pay the price on a tag.  Who would ever buy anything else that had only an estimated price.

When one agrees to a price they don't expect nor should it be higher when the bill comes. 

This practice makes for many unhappy customers.  This could be avoided by giving them an accurate price for the service when they renew their contract.

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macgig

$5 FEE for having fios but no home phone?

Status: Acknowledged
by macgig on ‎03-07-2014 06:11 AM

I ditched my home phone to save money since losing my job and unemployment income in December. And I learned you charge a $5 month fee to have fios with no land line.  you call it a surcharge. I call it a penalty.

 

they waived this "fee" for 2 years but really... don't charge customers money for not buying or having a service. I know of no other company that charges me money for NOT buying or having a product or service. this seems like an unfair business practice to me.  If I add a phone or any service, charge me for having it. but don't charge me for not having it.

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don't force automatic billing/payment on people that would rather pay manually from their bank accounts each month. I don't like auto billing. I prefer paying bills manually from my bank account. I have fios now with no phone and I was told I MUST do automatic payment. let us pay the way we want to pay. as long as you get your money that is what matters.

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user2244

Payment due date in email, please

Status: Acknowledged
by user2244 on ‎02-26-2014 08:25 AM

Would it be possible to include the due date in the "Your Bill Is Now Ready" email that is sent monthly? It has the amount and the account number, but then I have to log in to find out by what date it is due. Even if it is the same date each month, I have too many other bill due dates to remember each one. Thanks.

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