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Verizon gave my phone number away to someone else for reasons I cannot understand

Verizon gave my phone number away to someone else for reasons I cannot understand

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Contributor drgulla
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Registered: ‎03-05-2015

I picked up my phone this evening to make a call and there was no dial tone. Called customer service to find out that they had given my phone number that I've had for almost 20 years for reasons I cannot comprehend. Apparently some other random person called some other random phone company for service and Verizon just gave away my number. They told me that my number will be restored in a week (why it should take that long is utterly beyond my comprehension) and that this will extend my contract with them. No apologies, no real explanation, no compensation, nothing. Just "too bad". Right now I am feeling a seething hatred for Verizon as this behavior represents everything that is wrong with corporate America- the attutide of "Just give us your money. You don't matter." So now I am trapped in another two year contract with a company that I loathe. Verizon, you are a terrible, terrible company. I have been reading the complaints of others similar to mine and the overall message is, you just don't give a **bleep** about your customers. Shame on you.

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