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Misled 3x by Fios Customer Service about Prorated Internet Refund/Credit After Disconnect

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Misled 3x by Fios Customer Service about Prorated Internet Refund/Credit After Disconnect

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I was informed by FIOS customer service on three separate occasions (three different representatives—chat, phone, in person when I returned equipment) that I would receive a prorated refund/credit for internet services paid in early April for the billing cycle of 3/11/18 through 4/10/18 after disconnecting as of 3/13/18.  

 

I waited, waited, waited.  Today I went on the chat and asked about the refund status.  After checking my account, the chat rep confirmed that I am owed a refund credit because I only used two days of the last cycle.  He instructed me to call the financial services department.

 

I called and was told that I have no prorated refund/credit due because Fios charges for whole billing cycles with stand alone internet.  I mentioned that this is the first time I heard it, that three other reps told me otherwise, no one informed me of this when I called to disconnect, and I did not see this anywhere in the terms of service.

 

I asked the rep to please help me find the terms providing that there is no proration of final cycle charges following disconnect.  He said he “wish he could” but that I had to look on the website.  

 

I looked on the website and on my account.  All I found are these, which I read previously and nowhere state the purported “no proration” policy:

 

https://www.verizon.com/support/residential/account/pay-bill/final-bill

https://www.verizon.com/support/residential/account/pay-bill/refunds

 

Can someone please show me where the “no proration” policy is located?  I am baffled by the rep’s refusal to help me find it.  I may be overlooking something.  Please help.

 

Even if this policy does exist, the misinformation provided by prior reps lulled me into trusting Verizon.  I no longer do, even though I have been a customer of Fios and cellular for many years.  In the past, I have always received a refund/credit prorated for the last month.  Why not now, and where is this written?

 

I am not a consumer advocacy lawyer, but Verizon’s actions strike me as extremely deceptive.  I’m not the only one:

 

https://forums.verizon.com/t5/My-Verizon-Account/Pro-rated-final-bill-for-Fios-internet-services/td-...

 

 https://forums.verizon.com/t5/Fios-Internet/No-bill-proration-after-cancellation/td-p/855582

 

 https://forums.verizon.com/t5/Fios-Internet/I-am-charged-for-full-month-when-cancelled-my-services-d...

 

 https://forums.verizon.com/t5/My-Verizon-Account/Payment-not-prorated/td-p/831418

 

 

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Re: Misled 3x by Fios Customer Service about Prorated Internet Refund/Credit After Disconnect

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Hi ConfusedByFios1,

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