I recently converted from FIOS internet to the bundle. The service is good, but the customer service is just plain awful. Starting with botched installation times (that cost me 5 hours of leave), it has been terrible. Now, I cannot activate the service (the purpose of which is mysterious except to serve as a time drain) because it does not accept my order number. Tried IE, Firefox from a PC and also a Linux machine.
I tried to reach customer service by phone; was routed through several options before it gave me a message about calling back during business hours. More time spent dealing with a stupid voice activated buggy system. Of course, I cannot send a simple email or chat with a live agent like all decent companies set up. Why don't they just provide an address I can write to? Why do I have spend hours (will I could send them my usual billing rate of $300/hour)?
I was about to switch to Verizon wireless; I think I will stick with AT&T after this experience.
Sorry for venting; can anybody (and, Verizon rep, if monitoring) help?
06-27-2009 07:15 AM
If you go to this page you'll find contact links for the various services that Verizon provides. Select the one you need to speak to, and you'll get email and other options.
06-28-2009 01:03 PM
I'll also comment on Tech Support problems about FIOS Internet dropping internet connectivity. After FOUR DAYS and 5 different tech support people, I was told to go get a new router at a nearby Verizon store. I went down there, only to find out that they "don't supply routers." This was 45 min. out of my day for this.
ALL the tech support people I actually got a hold of (BTW, I was cutoff right in the middle of two calls), could not diagnose my problem over the phone. All the "checks" they ran reported "no problem" with the FIOS line or router. Yet, both of our laptops are able to connect just fine at coffee shops in the area (which is where I'm writing this from). As soon as we get home, the problems start.
I'm fairly convinced there's a serious switching problem in the Beaverton, Oregon, area. But no one at Verizon seems to be able to find it. If this doesn't get resolved at some point soon, we'll have to switch interent providers (after Verizon dug up our lawn and got us in a 2-year penalty contract).
06-29-2009 06:43 AM
Thank you, ElizabethS. Although the link does not give email options for the things I want to do, I did find a chat option which I couldn't find on the main site. In the meantime, after spending 140 minutes (that is more than two hours!) on the phone, I found somebody who solved about half of my problems stemming from an apparently convoluted mixed-up Verizon database.