08-04-2015 03:05 PM
I've been a loyal Verizon customer for the past 10+ years. I've had Verizon High Speed (1mbps) during that time. For the past year, I have been receiving countless letters and ads asking for me to upgrade to FiOS internet, since much of my neighborhood had made the transition. I was told that the cost of maintaining the old lines was significant for the company. I had been receiving deals from anywhere between $35-$45/month for both FiOS internet+Digital Voice.
I finally agreed to upgrade in June. I called customer service and requested to simultaneously upgrade to FiOS 25/25mbps (internet only), as well as cancel my phone service, seeing as how I wasn't using the landline much (nor did I want the multiple associated taxes). After discussing with the rep, who was a very friendly gentleman, he managed to activate enough discounts to bring it down to a total bill of $34.99/month, with no other fees/taxes. This was a verbal agreement. Although I was not emailed an invoice, I called back shortly after to confirm the price. A week later, I had the FiOS installed and the phone line disconnected. Everything worked perfectly, and I was getting a solid 25/25 up/down at all hours.
Later on in July, I received a surprising $130 bill. Details showed that my FiOS internet was not $34.99, but rather $74.99 which was basically a full sticker price. I called back, and after multiple attempts, I was able to reach the person in charge of my case. She told me that my agreed price was invalid, because the moment that I decided to cancel my landline, I had lost all discounts that brought my price down to $34.99/month. She had even admitted that this issue was not foreseen, and that there was nothing else she could do for me, other than fix my first bill. I am very frustrated, because I only decided to upgrade because of this attractive deal that Verizon had offered me.
I cannot handle $74.99/month, nor would I have ever agreed to this price. Can they even legally charge me a price that I never agreed to? Can someone point to me how I should proceed this issue?
08-04-2015 03:17 PM
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