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Let good customers upgrade equipment --- for FREE

Status: Acknowledged
by ahc11 on ‎08-03-2012 09:23 PM - last edited on ‎08-04-2012 06:26 AM by Moderator

I've been a customer of fios for over 3 years. I've never been delinquent on a bill. I hardly call customer service for anything. I heard that there is a new fios router that is GigE and 802.11N, whereas my current router is 10/100 and 802.11G...


I called to speak with a csr and was told that she could not guarantee which router was sent from the garage and that it was the V3 that I wanted. She told me that if she could, she would... But instead to try the Verizon plus store near my house and that they would swap out my old 802.11G box for the new v3 --- and would do it for free. 


So I called the Verizon store near my place... They were nice and said that unfortunately they don't have these new v3 boxes yet and that I should try calling Verizon fios directly because they can help me. 


So I called. He person I spoke with told me I was mistaken and that I was given bad information. That they can only swap like equipment. 


Seems like each department is given different information...


Which brings me to my idea.


a) train all staff equally


B) allow your good customers... Those that have recommended your service to many many many people... Those that pay their bills. To upgrade to the latest equipment...


Why would you penalize EARLY ADOPTERS?

Why would you alienate the same people who help your NPS?


It doesn't make sense. You have a better chance of retaining me longer and having me remain a promoter much longer - which will lead to a higher ARPU.


But instead you risk losing a customer and converting me to a Detractor.


Net Neutrality

Status: Acknowledged
by Raedy2Go on ‎09-09-2013 08:06 PM - last edited on ‎04-30-2014 12:58 PM by Moderator

Verizon, please be aware that I will be dropping you should you continue to pursue your lawsuit against Net nuetrality.

Status: Acknowledged

Allow up and down vote on new ideas

Status: Maybe Later
by Silver Contributor III on ‎08-22-2013 12:37 PM

The way New Ideas currently work, it is very easy for someone to agree.  Just click the thumbs up button.  But if a user thinks a suggestion is a bad idea the only way to express it is to write a contrary post.  And then hope the negative posts are taken into account. 


This one sided methodology tilts the scale towards user support, and does not necessarily reflect the true view of forum members.  In fact it could easily imply support when the majority of users do not agree with the suggestion.   Allowing both sides the same ease of expressing their support or disagreement would be more fair.

Status: Maybe Later
Thanks for that Idea. I knkow waht you mean. We will inquire about this one.

Verizon Management

Status: Acknowledged
by on ‎12-10-2012 03:07 AM - last edited on ‎12-14-2012 06:52 PM by Moderator

Why not send all these forum postings to Verizon corporate bigwigs.  Perhaps if  they knew just how dissatisfied many of their customers are, thet would try to fix the problems. 

These forums only serve as a way to vent and nothing more.  It is not like customers can change providers, there are only a couple of them and one is worse than the other.  Perhaps, we should insist that the Public Service commission in our respective localities should more closely oversee and regulate these companies.  If there were 120 providers, the public could weed out the worst by not using their service.  As it is, if you want the service, your choice is limited.

It appears that if we want changes, we, the customers, are going to have to put out the effort to see that we get them.

Status: Acknowledged

Create a new tab on the home page for Launched Ideas. Remove them from the Top Ideas. Many ideas with a very large number of votes have been launched, and they only clog up the Top Ideas Tab, or catagory. These items need to be placed in a tab of their own, to highlight the achievents regarding items that have been launched based on user votes. Placing them in a seperate tab on the home page would remove them from the Top Requested Ideas that have not been acted upon, and allow the user to see the Top Requested Ideas other users have voted on, but have not been implemented.

Status: Acknowledged

Add FiOS Mobile App as main forum topic

Status: Acknowledged
by on ‎03-08-2014 07:26 AM - last edited on ‎03-10-2014 02:16 PM by Moderator


As (FiOS) apps(and their users)  become more prevalent, there should be a main topic for it.  Perhaps grouped with the two  FiOS TV topics.

Status: Acknowledged

Vote against an idea

Status: Acknowledged
by on ‎02-16-2012 12:16 PM

As it stands now we can only vote for an idea.  I'd like to be able to vote against the idea.  There may be an idea with 8 votes for but 20 might not like the idea so it should be a -12.


Please add this feature.

Status: Acknowledged
What an interesting idea! I'm not sure if it's feasible or not, but I can look into it.

Improve requests for help.

Status: Maybe Later
by Silver Contributor III on ‎07-10-2013 04:30 AM

Sometimes (too often) a user will ask for help, but key information in providing that help is missing.  The result is a back and forth as other users try to obtain the information needed to provide a good answer.  If the "Enter New Message" screen included specific lines for key information better and quicker answers could be provided. 


Why not add something like the folling to the original post block?

Router model:__________________________

STB model:____________________________




Status: Maybe Later
Makes sense. No promises here, but this will be discussed as a future addition for FiOS TV and Internet post. Thanks for the idea.

Verizon Tip of the Day

Status: Acknowledged
by GalOBX on ‎02-02-2014 03:40 PM

PLEASE remove the Verizon Tip of the Day that appears when the TV is first turned on.  Using the suggested Menu button to switch to live TV does not work on some models.  The set top box is automatically cut off and has to be turned back on, which cuts the TV off.  It's an aggravating time consuming process.  I don't even read the tip. I just want to watch my program.

Status: Acknowledged

HD Programming or Channel Vote Board

Status: Maybe Later
by ‎08-09-2010 09:32 AM - edited ‎09-24-2010 03:55 PM

Programming Vote Board like this board, but different.


No comments allowed.


Only Votes with a restriction to the posts message body size. Limiting the body to a brief description of the channel.


No duplicate channel requests. If you want a channel, vote for it.


This could weed out the many repeat posts on the Programming board, and help track who wants what.


Think this is a good idea? Vote for it.

Status: Maybe Later
I will commit to publishing a blog post that aggregrates this information... and we will evaluate building this web app in early 2011

Spell check

Status: New Idea
by Silver Contributor III on ‎10-23-2013 03:29 PM

Spell check should be modified so that when the original message is quoted it does not get checked along with the response.  Or at least provide an option to not check it. 


Frequently when quoting messages I see spelling errors.  But I do not believe it is appropriate to edit someone else's post.  Thus I do not need to see their errors, and consequently have to cycle through them to get to my own. 


Since I am in the elite group of people who use spell check, I hope this request gets approved.  Although it is possible that those I think use spell check are just better spellers than I am.


"Record EPISODE with Options"

Status: Acknowledged
by jayw2001 on ‎02-17-2013 12:10 PM

When selecting a single TV show to record from the Guide, why not have "Record Episode with Options" as a choice? If you want to record a "Series", you can choose "Record Series with Options" but you can't do the same for a single episode of a show.


During the baseball season, virtually every game runs over the 3 hours alloted to the game, which means the DVR either misses recording the end of the game or the viewer must individually extend the recording. This is currently done by exiting the guide, selecting " DVR", selecting "Scheduled Recordings", selecting the programmed ballgame from the list, selecting "Modify Start and End Time", extending the end time by 60 minutes, selecting "Save" and going through that process EVERY TIME a ballgame is programmed to be recorded. If "Record Episode with Options" was a choice, that recording can be easily extended in two easy steps.


C'mon Verizon, this one is a easy one to add. Pleeeeeease.

Status: Acknowledged
Thanks for that idea! I see what you are talking about. I will pass on the FiOS TV Team. Keep the ideas coming.

Please either Implement Ideas or Update their Statuses

Status: Acknowledged
by ‎05-19-2013 03:40 AM - edited ‎05-19-2013 03:48 AM

The following are two examples of Ideas with improper or misleading Status labels. They were posted over 2 years ago and have neither been implemented nor updated. One was marked Accepted, the other as Already Exists. But if the first was Accepted 2 years ago, why hasn’t it been implemented yet? If the second one Already Exists, how come no one can tell me how to do it? Please either update the Idea Statuses, or actually implement them. Better to backtrack or downgrade than to leave misleading statuses posted. These are only 2 of many Ideas that have Status labels that are either incorrect or need to be updated.


Make the Info button work on scheduled to record programs. Status: Accepted

Pretty much what the title says. Currently to view the information page of a Scheduled Recording, you must highlight a program in the list, then press the OK button, then press the down arrow either once or twice to highlight the Program Information option, then press the OK button again. This process requires 3 or 4 button presses when one should suffice. It would be much easier, user-friendly and straightforward to just enable the Info button to work in the Scheduled Recordings list. If this idea was accepted over 2 years ago, when is it scheduled to be implemented?


Skip to Front of Buffer Status: Already Exists (Really, how?)

This idea is to have an option that allows the user to instantly skip to the beginning of the Live TV buffer on a DVR, instead of having to wait 60 seconds or more for an 8x rewind. This could be accomplished by pressing the REW button followed by the Skip Back button while watching Live TV. This idea was marked as already existing over two years ago. But it didn’t exist then, and it doesn’t exist now.

Status: Acknowledged
When an item has been "Accepted" it means that it is on the list to be implemented. Unfortunately, there are times when specific projects are put on hold. It is still accepted, but the implementation may end being much later than anticipated. We will take a look at the status designations. Thanks for your post.

Create New Ideas Policy?

Status: In Progress
by ‎08-31-2012 09:39 AM - edited ‎09-01-2012 07:10 AM

Create new Ideas Policy for ideas that are found to be duplicated.


Add the duplicate post as a vote in the appropriate original post when it is marked as a duplicate. Make this mandatory!


When a post is marked as a duplicate, automatically state in the duplicate that a vote was added in the original post. Included a link to original post.


State that the duplicate post has been flagged for removal in X days. Then after a fixed amount of time remove duplicates from the database automatically.


Too many duplicates in the Ideas Forum, with links to the original. So much clutter you can't find the originals.

Status: In Progress
Hi All- Thanks for the suggestions! We can (and will) implement the idea to get rid of the duplicate ideas- I agree that is clogs things up. The idea to add the votes from duplicate ideas to the original idea is a bit trickier. However, we're looking into it and I can keep you posted if we figure out a way to handle this. thanks, Heather

Unable to comment on ideas

Status: Launched
by Silver Contributor III on ‎09-24-2013 10:08 AM - last edited on ‎09-28-2013 05:59 AM by Moderator

Several times over the last few days I have tried to comment on a New Idea and received the following message.


"Please correct the highlighted errors and try again.  Empty idea categories are not allowed."


Which seems strange because it is the original posts that require idea categories.  Repeated attmpts to post the reply result in another error message. 

Status: Launched
Unfortunately there some techinical difficulties that have been addressed. Thanks for your alert,
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