Well I just paid my last Verizon bill....they should get my check in a few days.
But before I cancel completely I want to make sure that I can take my Phone number with me where ever I go. I have had it for 45 years.
They just raised my monthly rate, because I am out of my contract...thank goodness
I called them to try and get a better price but they do not care about current customers....only trying to give big discounts and GIFT card to NEW people.
Well maybe in 2 or 3 years I might come back and get a discount as a new customer. I am so fed up with the rat race that I really do not want to deal with any cable companies. I may go with the other company BigC but they play games with pricing too....But They will be Cheaper Than Verizon.
I was told by Verizon that only the other cable company can port my number. What if I want to take a break from cable and just get Internet. Maybe I will get a MagicJack ( but even those customers complain of quality)
HOW DO I TAKE OWNERSHIP OF MY PHONE NUMBER. So I can choose what company I will deal with and not be tied to Verizon.... If I have to I will probably go with the BigC Since Verizon does not want me as a customer anymore........
Technically, none of us own our numbers.
That said, number portability does make it easier to keep a number. Know that if you port your number to a VoIP provider, cell phone or competitive local carrier, do NOT call Verizon until the port is done. A pending cancellation order will interfere with the port. If your old account is closed before the port happens, the number will be gone for good.
If you have a port in progress and it isn't going the way you think it should, the FCC has a complaint form you can fill out that will require a response from both parties. Google should be able to find it. Know that it can takes weeks for a response.
Thanks to everyone for your replies
I hoped that I could take my number and decide what to do after I get rid of verizon.
But as the last post mentioned, I am now aware that I must go with another company before leaving verizon.
I may just go with the internet option.
You might get 200+ channels with cable but some days you can not find anything decent to watch and it seems like every other channel is an info commercial......