[Chugalug] OT: Verizon rant

Dave Brockman dave at brockmans.com
Fri Sep 28 21:10:19 UTC 2012

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On 9/28/2012 2:14 PM, wes wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 11:09 AM, John Aldrich
> <jmaldrich at yahoo.com <mailto:jmaldrich at yahoo.com>> wrote:
> Quoting Ed King <chevyiinova at bellsouth.net 
> <mailto:chevyiinova at bellsouth.net>>:
> Verizon resolved my month old support ticket today.    Blood 
> pressure... dropping rapidly...    feeling faint...
> One of my colleagues is from Florida and he's got Verizon FIOS.
> They have a bug in their system where payments made don't get
> credited to their account properly, so he's showing as 2 months
> behind. They want a 4-digit security code that they are going to
> MAIL to his house, which he'll receive in 7-10 days. In the
> meantime they were threatening to cut off his phone and internet
> for non-payment yesterday. He tried for over an hour with a Verizon
> rep to get it resolved. I don't know if he EVER did.
> I went through the 4 digit PIN thing recently. I learned that it's
> a recent FCC regulation having to do with phone service. Comcast
> didn't require the PIN until I got phone service with them.
> Frontier (FIOS provider out here) doesn't require the PIN even
> though they are primarily a phone company but I only have Internet
> service with them.

Yeah, if you are calling in a trouble ticket with CC, you better tell
them your phone is down, not Internet.  Phone is still regulated to be
available.... to some extent...



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