When you mark an Idea as "In progress", provide a clear ETA when you expect it to be implemented. Make sure the ETA is tracked and provide comments when there are delays and a new ETA. This is project management 101 and should not be too hard to do. It shows that you actually value your customers inputs and are doing something about it that they can monitor.
It should be right on your home page as soon as you sign it.. I also hate how I had to get a bundle with a phone when I have no need for a house phone.. I signed up online and the person said I had to get all 3 when I didn't want to.. Why can't you just let people get what they want and not trick them into buying stuff they do not want ? Once I figure out when my contract is over IM goanna have to look into something else.
For your own well-being, pull this ad immediately. I understand you're going for a "green" image. But doing so by picturing 1 guy in a giant wearhouse, during the day (I see 2 well-lit skylights, one of which appears to be directly above the guy), with absolutely *every* light in the house on, just so he can stare at a single tiny windmill? Even the desk-lamps behind him pointing at empty desks are turned on. He is wearing a sweater... makes me think the A/C vent in the ceiling is probably spewing out cold air. Mr. "I hate the earth" Scientist likes wasting power apparantly.
It seems that I continually receiveFIOS advertising after moe than 4 years being a pioneer in the Bowie, MD market. Not: I get system notices when their a battry reload, or sometimes I get messages with downtime, and other times I get messages selling me on a price at half what I'm paying, but never offers me a reduction in my rate. There is no reson to sell me on your system, especially when it is annoucnement to raise my rates. However, ir your system can ID a probelm reaching my router box with emergency notices, and can tell me when my battery should fail, plus reminders to replace batteries and settings remotely; perhaps, just perhaps, you can tell your techies to make sure I don't get messages for new subscribers, or sales pitches with competing pricing for new subcribers with half pricing for two years than what I am paying after more then four years. Your system should either tell me something to reduce my cost of your service or send rewards for being a loyal customer who waited 6+ years for you to opticize our complex with fiber optics. I like the system very well after the kid sold me on the 1430.1580, and 1640 capability and even introduced it's concept in Moscow (Soviet Union) in 1990 when speaker as CEO of SofTool USSR "90, a software application Conference, no in it's 24th year this next October. I was aslo one of the first to have a Motorola - Bendx brick before you even had cell service. Yet, Bob Williams told me before your Bell Atlantic became Verizon, I would receive a commission on your securing a DoD contract after I demoed it in 1984 in the Pentagon. So, it is important that you research your capability to select messages for newbies and subscribers unles you are offering something I don't have with your costly service pack.
CASH is exceptable or perhaps a chair on the board.
Oh! While flying from NY to IN in 1984 with General Thompson, commander of the Army Materiel Command, in an Army aircraft; I phoned my wife with my "Brick" and not to be outdone, General Thompson asked me if he call call his wife - Yes - then he asked how much it would cost. I told him I had no idea, but when the multiple bills came from every tower we over-flew, I told him to pay the ones he thought were located on our route. Note: When Sprint bought Nextel; they offered dual-channel phones for International, and I spected-out that phone buildt by Nokia. I also, after introduction to their service experienced their miscalculation of the International market after Soviet breakup. I received a bill for my international use of $8,000 with 20 cent per minute program. THey failed to ID CIS break up on their contract. but negelected to pass-through that Billion resolve after I agreed not to take them to court.
byprisaz10-18-201206:08 AM - edited 10-18-201206:26 AM
Perhaps Blog about where Verizon has been and where they are going. Perhaps in the Community Beat? Maybe this is not an idea that belongs here, or a good idea at all. You tell me. I know where Verizon is going cannot always be told to competitors.
Provide information and highlight some of the achievements from the top down. Recognition for the top leaders down to the techs in the trucks. The industry as a whole as I believe does have a place here. Highlight what Verizon has done to bring it to the customer in the best way they can. It is not all that bad. There are reasons some things can or cannot be done. Some financial, some technical. Troubles will be found and there will be bumps in the road where at times where not everyone is happy.
It has been quite an under taking to launch a product like FiOS. We hear many complaints, but fewer stories about the tech that goes the extra mile. Or the Customer Support Representative that has made things right.
Even if the community is for customers helping other customers, perhaps a blog or two about information like I posted here. Yes I did some digging. But found interesting stuff. Or what I thought was interesting.
byprisaz02-26-201205:19 AM - edited 02-26-201205:45 AM
Make the Community Search button and dialog box larger. It has always been overwhelmed by the Google Search. Many people may be confused about looking for answers here, and or finding them on the web. Make it larger and more dominant. Perhaps even change it to.
and make the red box larger. With all the discussion regarding people not searching, it could be better if this whole dialog was made larger, and shifted up and to the left a bit.
A lot of us here have wonderful idea's, but with little to no promotion of that idea, it might go by the way side.
Add a FB, twitter or email or SHARE option, that way we can send to our friends, or FB posts about the idea, and that way we can promote our idea, and it also provides for Verizon Branding, and in addition it provides for better community participation. You may get new community members that weren't there before seeing a neat idea that they liked.
on 05-16-201203:57 AM - last edited on 06-26-201203:41 PM by ElizabethS
Since there seems to be a good number of customers who are having trouble getting their problems resolved, why not have all complaints that were unresolved after three attempts by the customer referred to a higher authority. Many times representatives do not have the power to solve some problems. Therefore, refer the problem to someone who can make the customer happy.
Looking at the number of similar complaints posted on this forum, I must conclude that Verizon has a real problem with customer relations. I just can not believe that most customers just enjoy complaining.
Whenever I have had a problem that could not be solved by the representatives on the phone, I have taken the time to contact someone in authority and I have always been treated very well. Those in power want to please the customers because without them they realize the company could not survive.
So, have a department whose sole purpose is finding a solution to the problems that have escalated to them.