Accessibility Resource Center Skip to main content
Have a phone you love? Get up to $500 when you switch and bring your phone.

Deception by Verizon

Posts: 1
Registered: ‎02-20-2019

Deception by Verizon

Message 1 of 3

I recently needed to renew my FIOS plan.  I used the chat capability and the agent provided me with what I thought was a great deal -- improve internet to 1Gb, same voice service and same TV channel line-up (which was the Extreme Package).  I queried the agent several times to ask if the channel line-up would be the same.  They indicated that it would be unchanged.  The cost was going to be only a few dollars more than what I was paying for 100M internet service.  I approved the switch, without realizing they had changed the TV package from Extreme to a Custom Action and Entertainment package.  That package has significantly fewer channels than what we had previously had.  


When we noticed that channels were missing, I contacted Verizon, both via chat and phone.  To get what I had been promised, was going to cost $20 a month more.  Since I hadn't noticed any real improvement with the higher internet speed, I suggested going back to the previous speed, and giving me back Extreme.  That was going to cost $50 month more, because it wasn't bundled.  


The last agent I talked to essentially said to wait a month and maybe another discount might come available.


I really feel I was misled by Verizon and was wondering if anyone had suggestions on how to proceed further.


Platinum Contributor II
Platinum Contributor II
Posts: 5,322
Registered: ‎10-18-2016

Re: Deception by Verizon

Message 2 of 3

Hopefully you saved the proof of the chat sessions and or have other written proof of what transpired. If you do contact your states Public Utilities Commission or Public Service Commission via a google search. They regulate Verizon and other Utilities.


if you feel you were baited and switched you can contact both the agencies above I mentioned and your states attorney generals office. They take a dim view of such business practices.


best of luck


Moderator Moderator
Posts: 10,910
Registered: ‎03-18-2013

Re: Deception by Verizon

Message 3 of 3

Hi LS65,

Your issue has been escalated to a Verizon agent. Please check your Private Message Inbox for a message from Verizon_Support. You can find your Inbox by clicking on your username at the top right corner of this page. Please direct all correspondence concerning your issue to the agents who will be assisting you privately.

How-To Videos
The following videos were produced by users like you!
Videos are subject to the Verizon Fios Community Terms of Service and User Guidelines and contains content that is not created by Verizon.
Have a spare Fios-G1100?Learn how to bridge it into your network
Get Started


Browse Categories

Verizon Troubleshooters
Unable to find your answer here? Try searching Verizon Troubleshooters for more options.
Modal Dialogue Title