$500 via Verizon e-gift card (sent w/in 8 wks). Activation of 4G LTE/5G phone on 5G Get More plan req’d. Device must remain active for 45 days. $500 charge back if service cancelled w/in 12 mos or eligibility req’s are no longer met. See vzw.com/bring-your-own-device for details.
I returned equipment in person to a Verizon drop-off location in Washington, DC. A month later, my bill showed a charge of $719 for unreturned equipment. The reps I talked to on the phone said to wait and they would be dropped. By waiting, the account went into collections. I was told when I went back to the drop off location that they "do not keep records" of equipment returns. Are you kidding me?
The best part of all of this is my credit got dinged by 60 points the week I was going to get pre-qualified for a mortgage. You really can't make this stuff up. I am beyond livid and called for the eighth time - the rep was actually helpful saying they would investigate and gave me his email to follow up. When I did (you guessed it), no response.
A consumer has rights too if a billion dollar company cannot keep track of equipment returns at their own locations. This will end up costing me tens of thousands of dollars in interest due to my new credit score.
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