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Signed a two year contract, but lasted just two months, who is going to help?

Signed a two year contract, but lasted just two months, who is going to help?

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Contributor Jp07920
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Registered: ‎02-10-2017

Last July, I moved to a new address. For internet, I could get either Fios or Optimum from Cablevision at the new address. I had received good service from Fios, so I called Verizon Fios first, and talked with a representative. After some discussion, I was assured that I would get a new two-year contract of FIO service, and that I will pay monthly $29.99 after all discount.

 

I get an email confirmation with subject as “A preview of your order”, in the email, it clearly listed below:

 

Services and Discounts Monthly Amount

New Fios Internet 25/25 $74.99

New 24 Mo. Internet Contract Discount $5.00

New Fios Internet 24 Mo. Credit $40.00

Estimated Monthly Subtotal $29.99

Taxes, Fees and Other Verizon Charges $0.00

Estimated Monthly Charges $29.99

 

Based on this email that I had no doubt that I was getting  a new two year contract.

 

Follow this email, I got another email, as review of order, only difference is that there is no “New” in front of the line of “Fios Internet 25/25”, and “24 Mo. Internet Contract Discount”. But I am not a lawyer, and based on my talk with the representative, I had no doubt that there was no change from the preview of order to this final order.

 

After two months paying $29.29, I signed up paperless, and setup auto payment with my credit card, and never paid attention what Verizon charged me after that. But to my surprise, I just realized recently that Verizon has been charging me $74.99 since September!

 

I called billing support, and getting no help, and was told my contract was an extension of my old contract and which expired in September 2016. This is just ridiculous, I was clearly told I was getting a new two-year contract, why would I extend my old contract for just two months, with that amount of payment I could get Double Play or Triple  Play! And there is no mention that my service at my new address is an extension of my old contract in the email I got about my order!

 

I couldn’t find an email address of Verizon to file a formal complain about this, and I don’t want to waste my time over the phone again and get nowhere.

 

I know that Verizon won't purposely trick people for this, but there is something wrong.

 

Hope people here could help.

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