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Last Updated On: January 30, 2017

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Verizon Wireless Ratings

Average Rating: 1.32 out of 5
Based On: 90 Reviews
Number Of Comments: 42

Verizon Wireless Reports

Reported Losses: $25,578.67
Average Reported Losses: $284.21

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I didn't think a company could be ran so poorly as Verizon

I’m a new customer of Verizon Wireless and have never experienced anything like this in my life. Over the last month I’ve spent at least eight to ten hour trying to get someone on the phone, on hold and getting different answers from each person I talk to. From week one I’ve had issues with getting my employee discount. 1st I was told that I could put my wife on the account and use her discount because the saving was greater than my employer.

When we went to the local Verizon store to bring prof of her employer we were told that she was not on the account as a authorize user so we could not get her discount and she couldn’t be added in the store because I’d purchased the phones over the phone. So the next morning we called the 800 number and explained what had happened and was told that her name was on the account.

Long story short we ended up going back and forth from the store to the 1-800 number for over a week before she was added. Next problem was the trade in credit. Originally we were told that If we signed up with Verizon they would pay off remaining balance from old provider, well I owed a told of 800 dollars and they said that wouldn’t be no problem, Not True. I’ve called at least 15 times over the last three weeks trying to get help with the trade in process. I was told their were two steps I would have to take, 1 was to go to and 2 was to go to and fill out all information. Problem was the information the site asked for was something I could not provide because It was never given to me.

The person on the phone told me I could bring my old phones to a Verizon store to get apprised so that I could turn around and use the money to pay off old phone provider but when I arrived at the store I was told that I would have to go to the bigger corporate store so I did, when I got to the bigger store their I was told that since I had purchased my phones on line/ over the phone that I could not turn them in there, I would have to go back on line and figure out the process of getting it done that way.

Since then I’ve spent countless hour on the phone but is no closer to getting this resolved then I did over a month ago when I stared. I do believe there is something by my name when I call in over to Verizon that says Do not help this person! Seriously because I’ve been hung up on and put on hold so long that you wouldn’t believe it. Its really sad that one person could have went through so much with one company. I do believe that Verizon is waiting until the two month time expires so that they wont have to pay off my old ATT bill and that date is less then a week away. Now if I turn off my Verizon phone I’ll owe 1-800 for my old bill at ATT and over 1000 dollars to Verizon for their phones.

If anyone have any advise I’m all hears. I was with my old provider for over 15 years and should have stayed there. I thought I would be happier at Verizon because I’d heard the coverage area was greater. Boy was I wrong!!

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  • Brian

    I’ve been a Verizon customer for 15 years. My sister and I shared a plan on our account. She recently got married, so we decided to remove her from the account. She was she account owner, so I had to create my own account. We were able to get all this done. All that was left to do is successfully transfer both of my lines to my new account, one business and one personal.

    Two weeks later, it came to my attention that my business line was “disconnected”. I called Verizon customer support to find out what was going on. Much to my surprise, my business line was NEVER transferred. The agent on the phone even told me that the notes on my account to transfer both lines was correct, however she was completely unsure why my business line never made it on the new account. Verizon disconnected my business line and I was never notified. One of my existing customers actually sent me an email to let me know that my line was not in service.

    I notified Verizon immediately. They said they fixed the problem, however only made things worse. My business line was set up months ago to have all calls forwarded to my personal phone. Instead of fixing things, they actually took the liberty of forwarding all calls from my personal phone to business phone, which I do not carry (or even turn on), as my business calls are supposed to ring my personal device.

    I had to visit my local Verizon store to have this reversed and now both lines are finally working correctly, with call forwarding back in place. After all of this, they offered my a $100 credit on my account for my troubles. I lost 16 days of new client and existing client phone calls and potential business. Verizon refuses to make a valid attempt to compensate me for this loss. I have never been treated so poorly. They obviously do not value their customers, especially a loyal 15 year veteran. I am done with Verizon forever and will NEVER recommend them to anyone in the market. I will, however, warn potential Verizon clients and clue them in on the hell they will pay if they they make the poor decision to do business with them.

  • Greg

    Switch to Verizon one month ago after moving to Houston, I told rep at local store to use my new address, but he entered in the system of my old address on my DL. First month bill was sent to my old address, then texts phone calls from V urging me to pay after overdue. I called back and gave rep my new address, an attitude to pay my bill after it will be mailed to my new address. They charge overdue fees when I get my bill on Monday (12-12-16).
    Though it id only 5 bucks, I reported to PUCT because I made no fault, PUCT is one agency from Texas government over phone and other public utilities. In a week, Verizon calls me everyday for the reason–pay, pay, pay. I refused it while PUCT supposes to communicate with this company. This morning 12-17-16, V disrupts my service.
    I won’t pay a penny to V company, so bad a service team as I read all these complaints.
    I agree this company is so greedy, each time you call customer service, the first thing you hear is how to pay your bill. IT IS NOT ABOUT SERVICE at all.

  • j edgar hoover

    Trying to setup auto bill monthly after my contract ran out. Thought it would be less of a pain in the a*s to deal with then a BS contract. WRONG! The rep I spoke with supposedly processed the order. Come to find out at the end of the month I have no service.

    After 30 30!!!!!! attempts to login, register, chat and calling for 2 WEEKS STRAIGHT I finally get past the automated crap only to have the rep say it is a pre-paid phone. How can it be pre-paid when the previous rep CONFIRMED it was setup for monthly autobilling? I was transferred another 4 TIMES, another 20 minutes on hold only to have the call disconnected. The customer service number is designed for one thing and one thing only, an annoying automated woman repeating over and over pointless ways to pay your bill or upgrade your device. How do they handle actual support and problems? By telling you it looks like something went wrong…goodbye.

    30 DAYS LATER I’M STILL LOCKED OUT, STILL CAN’T ACCESS ANYTHING AND STILL CAN’T CHANGE TO AUTO PAY, yet it sure is easy to pay your freakin bill or upgrade your device.

    13 years I’ve been a customer, no more. I honestly do not know how this company gets away with this. I would like to know what legal action can be taken against them for unethical business practices.

  • Dee Erickson

    Buy one phone, get one half price SCAM!!

    I decided to purchase two phones after seeing the buy one, get one at half price – UNTIL I noticed that the access charge on both lines would increase from $20 to $40 each. Why would anybody pay an additional $960 (24*40) to save $325??

    Verizon does not appreciate long-term customers. Now that the competitors have improved their service, I no longer believe Verizon’s higher prices are justifiable. As soon as my last contract expires next year, I will be moving my business!!

  • nomita rajan

    The Verizon iPhone trade-in scam of 2016 – After being a loyal Verizon customer for a few years, I got pulled into the same scam that many other Verizon customers have gotten into – the ‘trade-in scam’. You trade your old iphone 6 for a $650 credit that goes towards paying for your new iphone 7.

    The catch is that the older phone MUST ONLY BE mailed in a prepaid UNINSURED package provided by Verizon. My barely-used, scratchless, in original packaging old iphone 6 was in excellent condition when it departed my hands. Verizon sent me a picture of a damaged phone which they received and refused to give me the promised $650 credit. The same picture was sent to other friends and colleagues of mine that went in for a Verizon phone trade-in.

    However, my friends that chose the Tmobile or AT&T trade in did not have such complaints.

    Verizon should release statistics of how many trade-in phones were offered the full credit.

  • Lou

    Free is never free with Verizon. Now that they have simplified their billing, I discover I have been paying $10/month each for a jetpack and tablet (neither which I use) which were given to me “free” the last time I visited a Verizon store to get a new phone. Also discovered there are “corporate” Verizon stores and independent, non-company owned stores even though both say Verizon on the storefronts!? When I went to a corporate store to complain, they admitted they receive countless complaints about their independent stores concerning false and misleading claims. They also said they could do nothing to help me as I signed a 2 year agreement. Shame on me for not asking the right questions but this is just plain wrong business practice.


    Give me a break Verizon! Sucks is an understatement! 70 hours in on dealing with complete incompetence in just transferring a line! Been a customer for over 18 years! What is going on? Don’t bother complaining to customer service….take it to social media, this will have the biggest impact on them. And then change your service!

  • Joyce Skaggs

    Verizon sucks big time!!!! They took 1.199.83 from my checking account without me knowing i owed this kind of money!!! They said they emailed me and sent me bills!!! Well was on the phone for 2 days and never once did I find a email they sent me about this money!!!! Tried telling them I would of made payment arrangements instead of taking this kind of money from me!!! Even went to the store to get a get a print out of my bill to see why I owned them this much money and guess what it showed paid in full!! what a joke! i was paying over 450 per month for 6 lines 2 of which i never used cause they where tablets and what they charge if you go over your data . Well I went to sprint and my bill got 4 lines and my bill is 246 a month.And today is the 18 and I got a letter from them and guess what it said ! I’m paid in full!!!! Was with them for 4 plus yrs and never been treated like i was this past time. Plus my service where I live got worse I had to go outside and talk on my phone and there is a tower not a mile down the road from me!!!! I HATE VERIZON

  • William Anderson

    NEVER GO WITH VERIZON- FAILED TO UPDATE MY NEW ADDRESS BILL SENT TO COLLECTION! I called customer service, updated them with my address. For whatever reason, they failed to update it on their system. I was hit with a collection that I didn’t know about, until I pulled my credit report. I immediately called customer service and spoke with a manager, who had said I should have called to verify my address a second time, and that there was nothing they could do about the two small collections from VERIZON. I paid the accounts balances over the phone. I’ve been disputing my credit with the major bureaus over the last six years, as I don’t believe I should have called twice to make sure my address was updated. Who really calls customer service twice, to make sure the last guy did his job right? Thinking I satisfied the amounts in full, I accepted that I’m stuck with the collections on my credit report. I just pulled a recent credit report. It’s now time for me to purchase a house, and I found out that there’s a forty seven cent balance on one, and the other was never paid? I would never leave 47 cents for the last six years as unpaid. It doesn’t make sense. And as for the other account, I have no words for the disappointment I feel towards the way VERIZON treats its customers and handles it’s business. I’m told in order to get my home loan, all collections must be paid off. This means, the VERIZON collections will be on my credit report for another 7 years—over 47 cents on one account and 101 bucks on the other. The amounts reportedly owed by Verizon are so small, they were paid when I first saw them on my credit report, and somehow during one of my disputes, VERIZON chose to report them as unpaid collections.
    UNBELIEVABLE! WHAT KIND OF CUTOMER SERVICE IS THIS? LOOK ELSEWHERE FOR A PHONE OR INTERNET PROVIDER. I should have read up on how many times this has happened to others. You can be the most responsible person, and still end up with so much damage to your credit report over customer service’s incompetence. Are they outsourcing the jobs to monkeys?

    No matter how many times you call, you’ll never get anywhere with them. There’s nothing they can do.

    14 years of VERIZON stuck on my credit report, because they failed to change my address, and because they lost the information about whether I paid or not, and reported that I owed 47 cents from the original $130 dollars, and the full $101 for my cell phone. I had an old credit report that showed my accounts were paid, but my computer crashed two years ago. I bought a new one, but don’t have access to my prior credit reports that I’d saved. All my new reports are saying open collections. I guess that’s what I get for disputing VERIZON on my credit report, it all has to be paid again, and stuck on my report for 7 more years. making it 14 years with them. APPLAUDS. NO OTHER PROVIDER COULD ACCOMPLISH SUCH HORRIFIC CUSTOMER SERVICE.

  • Trish

    I cancelled my service before moving and the IDIOTS didn’t do their job!!! and Held me accountable…WHAT A SURPRISE VERIZON..You got your equiptment back, and it’s over get over it..that was 4 years ago..Take it OFF MY CREDIT RECORD YOU SCAM ARTISTS

  • Rustbucket

    I cannot get my account cancelled. I’ve tried since August. I thought it was cancelled when I spoke with a rep in August. In September they debited my acct. I called they said it was for Aug time. Okay, So in October the same thing, acct debited. another customer service rep more bs, maybe I have this done. Nope! I get a call from a collection agency in January looking for payment. The October lady took my bank acct off the contract info thank goodness. Another service rep; my acct is cancelled as of Jan 23 she’ll call back Feb 2 for follow up. AAACCKK another call today Jan 29 looking for payment. I’ve had enough FCC complaint is in. All of the phone reps were nice. They just never got the job done. This company has some serious problems in their employees or software on the business end. DO NOT USE VERIZON FOR ANYTHING!

    • Raven Dupres

      I worked on the Verizon Wireless project for 6 months as a Customer Service Rep.from 2014 to 2015. You are all having trouble because the sales people get paid by how many phones they sell so they hide a lot of what they know the customer will not want to hear, like activation fees, line service fees ($40 a month for Smart Phones, $20 a month for Basic phones and tablets). They give away “free” tablets and really low priced phones with a 2 year contract but once you are on the contract and maybe don’t want to remain, you have to pay an early termination fee of up to $350 per phone. So then customers call us with billing issues, because no one fully disclosed to them what their charges will really be and when I tell them, they get angry with me and take the survey, give me a low score, sometimes zero and I get called over by a supervisor and put on first notice, then second notice and then final notice. So I worked there on final notice, still telling customers the truth about their bills, trying to help with issues, being polite and courteous and empathetic, as I was told to be in training. Many customers were wonderful, but they didn’t take the survey. Last Final notice call and I was “separated from the company” as they so nicely put “being fired”. This, my dear people, is why you get no clear information most of the time from the Customer Service department. Everyone is scrambling for the high survey rating an they will tell you almost anything to get that 10 on the survey. Meanwhile, the sales agents are trying to stuff as many phones as they can onto your account to get their sales quota filled.

      • C.Jaynes

        I just got a FREE tablet with my cell phone and was told there was a $40 activation fee and no monthly charge. When the bill came there was a $10 monthly fee. I called customer service and was told that I signed a contract (which I never got a copy of) that disclosed the monthly fee and there was nothing they could do. This is the end of me and Verizon after being a customer for over 20 years.

        • JWIlls

          This is a common tactic. They can actually save you 10 dollars a month but dont tell you that. they tell you that you can add the tablet at no charge hoping you buy it. when you do they implement what would have saved you 10 dollars but just replace it with a tablet.

      • Dee taylor

        I was lied to in Heath Ohio the sales guy and his manager seen me looking at an iPad ask me for my phone # he went in the back room came out told me I had been with them so long, my bill would stay the same with new plan ,with the savings on my account I would could add a new iPad the bill would stay the same 220 went up to 308 wtf I figured even with a misleading bs maybe 250 because we added a hot spot because we also have a lot of problems getting signal 12 gig is gone in no time it is all a bate and switch too many problems that never get resolved…something needs to be done

  • Rick

    I agree with everyone. Verizon used to have great customer service and worked hard to solve issues. For years they always made sure I was take care of, and their customer service impressed me. I felt they were the best cell phone company around.

    More recently, they now have a general attitude of not caring and their motto seems to be ‘Can’t”. Can’t do anything, Can’t help, there is no escalation to anyone with the ability to make a decision, etc. These days when I try to resolve an issue, customer service often never records my call/complaint so they can say I didn’t bring up the issue before and it’s to late for them to help…must be in their training guide book.

    As changes and issues come from the top down, I’m pretty sure it would be the President of Verizon Wireless (Daniel S. Mead) setting a “Don’t Help The Customer” Policy. Following is a site that provides the names of the regional presidents ( and a link to contact them. Tips on how to write to the regional president ( If you’re not getting satisfaction, you might want to go higher up the chain and around the useless customer service team. I haven’t tried this yet, but will soon. Good luck to everyone.

    • Jimmy Burgoff

      I disagree, Verizon NEVER had good customer service! Their reps know less about problems with iPhones than I do through trial and error. Verizon has a near monopoly because they do have the best coverage. But that doesn’t mean they should not care about the level of frustration their customers must sometimes endure. It’s nothing but corporate criminal behavior and rampant greed. It’s that simple.

  • Angelique

    I was sold a new iPhone and it broke in less than one month. I went to the apple store and they tried to fix it and they informed me that according to the serial number it was made in 2011. So Verizon sold me a used phone as a new one and I had to sign a two year contract for a piece of junk that does not work. I went to 3 Verizon stores that said that they could not help. Plus the service center changed my contract twice which just added towards further confusion and expense. Perhaps if Verizon does not respect me as a valued customer; once my contract has ended I will go to another wireless provider.

  • sue

    Just an update from a post on 3/27 I had made. It has been more than two weeks since the last go-round, attempting to get Verizon to, 1)either send me a new phone as the first one straight out of the box (verified by an in-store rep several times directly to Verizon Customer Service), did not operate, 2) tell me exactly what I must do to get Verizon activated on ANY phone as my contract with USCellular, would be terminated on April 1. Was in a panic, and running out of time! The day after running from store to store, without any conclusions, I re-charged my existing phone, ready to do battle yet again with Verizon. I anticipated it would take all day, a marathon of wills, as I would not be giving up. Not totally surprised that again, after speaking to yet another 11 people at the company from various depts, and spending yet another 2 1/2 hours , there was AGAIN no conclusion-they refused to send me a new phone, insisted that I either send the defective phone back to them, they would send me a ‘loaner’ that I would have to pay for until the original was ‘repaired’, then I would send the loaner back for a credit. Huh? I refused, said that I would not pay for yet another phone and go in circles attempting to then get credit afterwards-could not imagine how that was going to go considering the experience with Verizon ‘Customer Care’ now. The 12th person I was transferred to, had a grand idea, said I should just go to a corporate outlet to purchase a replacement phone, they would exchange it without issue, then send the defective one back to them. He did mention tho, that I should call the store ahead of time to make sure they had the same model (Gusto2). It sounded like this was my only alternative since my USCell contract was going to be out in three days. The nearest Corp Outlet was over 100 miles ONE WAY, but felt I had no choice. Meanwhile, I emailed the one rep at the third store I visited the day before (another 125+ mile excursion), who had been very helpful (and shocked at Verizons conduct), and told her what I had to do. I called that suggested Corp outlet, and asked about the stock, then mentioned that Verizon said I could just exchange it there, you would activate the new phone while I was there, and would be set to go. The guy was stunned, said he looked at the ‘file’ on his computer, and there was nothing there that indicated there would be an ‘override’, that he could ‘just exchange it’ for me. He could not do any such thing. Figures. I was furious!! Now what do I do?? I went to a Dollar General, purchased the SAME PHONE, for a whole ten bucks, went to my friendly Verizon rep in Trenton to have my contacts and photos transferred to this new phone, and WOW, IT WORKED! When I got home finally, dreaded calling Verizon to activate it, but had no choice. Did so, without a problem. Or so I thought!! They activated it just fine, but I could not call out! I now have NO PHONE that works, as since they ported my existing # from USCell to Verizon, that contract is done, so no service through USCell. But, now, no service with Verizon either!! A nightmare!!. Emailed Sarah at the Trenton store (poor girl!), telling her I am stuck- cannot CALL Verizon to fix this issue, could she help me somehow? She said to try one or both * #’s she had there, that they should go through. One did, but the other did not. Again, passed from place to place- no one knew what to do, no one had heard of such a thing before either. Finally, was worn out and gave up still without a phone. Started up yet again, the following day ready for yet another marathon with Verizon. Called the one star number that went through, and got yet another tech support person that had no clue- of course! Transferred three times, eventually got ‘the head guy that knows how to help you, I promise!’ "Pablo" had never heard of this situation either, but said he could indeed fix this issue. Said to turn off the phone, wait ten minutes, turn it back on… the end of this conversation, it was ‘turn it off, then turn it on, and everything will be working fine…’ Did I believe him? Hell no, but what options did I have here? Pablo is my hero……it worked!! Now, I wait for my bills, or yet another glitch somewhere that no one ‘has ever heard of’, that Verizon cannot remedy. I have no choice. BUT, I DO HAVE A SUGGESTION FOR ANYONE AND EVERYONE THAT HAS AN ISSUE WITH THIS COMPANY!!! It was interesting that the only thing Verizon took responsibility for, was what was said in a chat session at the very beginning of this mess. IF AT ALL POSSIBLE, GET ALL OF YOUR CONVERSATIONS RECORDED IN A CHAT SESSION, THEN HAVE THAT CHAT EMAILED TO YOU FOR YOUR RECORDS !!!! That was the one lesson I learned with this horrid company….records mean everything, ‘He says, she says’ mean ZERO to them. Good luck!

  • james

    I tried verizon home phone service for only 4 days of a 14 day free trial period and returned the phone, canceled the service and was returned my money. A month later I got a bill for about $100.00. I tried numberous times over the phone and sending letters explaining to them the situitation but I was always guilty according to them. They then turned it over to a collection agency who began trying to harass me into paying for something I don’t owe. I have reported them all to the BBB. This company is too big and cares about nothing but getting your money and will use what ever gimmick they can come up with to get it!!!


    I am a new to VERIZON, o get me a about 4 months ago I was looking for a new phone and service I was at best buys in the mall the person that waited on me was able to get me a deal a free SAMSUNG GALAXY 3 and a 4G lte I’m on a fixed income and everthing was UNLIMITED which was a important issue to me I use my computer alot well my bill is over 200.00 a month and they have me up to 12 GB a month I use on my computer mostly just FB my delema is if everything is UNLIMITED why am I paying so much I called to talk to a rep of VERIZON and was told there is no such thing as UNLIMITED since when? Oh its always been that way, this has me very rattled and how in the hell can they predict what my useage is a month in advance I am at a point of dropping them even having a contract with them I truly beleive the are ripping me off, any suggestions thanks

  • LAW

    Hello; I’ve been trying to get the Military Veterans discount for approx. 2 months now. I sent them: My Honable Discharge papers, a letter form the Governor of Missouri acknowledging my 17yrs 3 mo.s of service, and…. They "LOST THEM!"
    I called again… 15 mins on hold/transfers… another 18 mins… no reply. I hung Up!
    Located a local rep. in Jefferson City, MO. Sent her the information. She stated that she had recieved my documents and would forward them to the office in Texas. I called the Local office again and was told that it would take approx. 1 1/2 to 2 months for Verizon to process my request! Something is Very Wrong with this Company!

    • K

      We had everything needed and have been current customers for years, but then they made us call a certain phone# even from their store. When my husband (veteran) got on line, they advised they him they would have to run a credit check! Unnecessary and fishy! So we refused authorization for that on principle and hung up. The hassle (5 hours online, in person and on phone) is not worth the $5 off! In reality, company is disrespectful and difficult to those who served.

  • Augi

    There is a Verizon call center near my government office. The Verizon employees are so crude that the rest- rooms now have had coded keyless entry pads installed to prevent the Verizon uncivilized personnel from using them.

  • Mark ludescher

    Well, well and well. So sorry to see so many people the victim of this Company. Yes, they got me also. I had just gotten out of the hospital after brain surgury when i started gettng voicemails sayiing i still owed another 135 dollars from my last bill. I called them to ask what and why. I asked the JERK to look over all my records. He said i have made ll of my payments since i joined Verizon. On time, by the way. so we went through my file from the very begining. H e asked, correct or not, name address and so on. I asked where the billing address is.It’s the other side of town and i don’t live there and never have. They would do nothing but shut off my phone which they did. Well, Verizon, My you know what my &*&* isn’t too long but you are now at the top. Rest in hell.

  • dave

    I have a simple request. I want tech support on setting up verison wifi hotspots on my android. I’ve spoken to three people. Each one takes twenty minutes of button presses and waiting on hold to reach them. I’ve been disconnected by one, send to a system of button presses by another that ended up in a dead end, and the third one sent me to sales. I don’t want sales. I want support. It’s been one hour waiting and now I’m still waiting.

  • john

    Verizon is a bunch of bull**** i called back in june of 2013 to find out when my contract ended and they told me August 15 2013 so i ended it the and 3 weeks later i got a bill for $144 so i called them and they told me that my contract didnt end till the 18 th ok so then i called back the following week and they told me it didnt end till july 2014 i was like WHAT you guys change stuff like so asked for them to send me a copy of that they said i had to get a sapina to obtain that so i made a complaint with the BBB hopefully they can fix them. if any one else has had this problem please email me at i think its time to take legal action against them and the more people they have screwed over the more it will help to shut them down.

  • Bking

    We canceled contract with Verizon due to poor service and their continuous effort to bill us more than what contact calls for. We cancelled 3 phone lines last year and this we had one last line that we canceled and to our surprise, Verizon canceled the Text messaging allowance that came with the contract and decided to bill us for the maximum allowed per text rate causing us to incur over $100 in text charges. This is not the first time Verizon decided to do what is good for them and put all moral and ethical standards aside. I have never seen a US company this hungry for money and putting all resources in maximizing profits by any means or reason. I paid for monthly bills on time and expecting to use the full text allowance given to me but when I canceled service in middle of their billing cycle they decided to take away my allowance and bill me a per text rate. This happened without notice or notification. When I called them after 15 Minutes on wait and Press this number for this and that number for that, their rep advised me that Verizon is well protected by their fine print and that the best they can do is give me a 10% discount!


    I have been a Verizon customer since 1995. I have a Samsung Galaxy SIII which is supposed to be an 4GLTE Smartphone. I live in Woodland, Cal.(don’t get it mixed up with Woodland Hills, different towns). I have only 3G coverage in this town and keep getting the same run around as everyone else. I get a weak signal 1 to 2 bars. They keep telling me I do have 4G coverage BULL…., right now I am looking at my phone I have 3G coverage with just two signal bars. THEY ARE GREEDY AND CARE LESS ABOUT THE PROBLEMS A CUSTOMER FACES.

  • carol

    Today I replaced my verizon service with Metro due to the lack of product/service for the cost every month. Metro ported my #’s and I called verizon to see how much i would be pro-rated for the 5 days of this billing cycle I’m in, only to be told i had to pay for the entire service through June 25, 2013. I told them that was theft and all business’s pro-rate services based on time used. I just got my $192.00 bill yesterday (for the next month service). I ask to speak to a manager only to be told it is part of their customer agreement. After 13 years and thousands of $$’s I was upset to say the least. I told him to make a note, I will not pay for services I did not use. There has to be a class action law suit going on for this kind of consumer gouging. On top of it, I’ve been month to month (no contract) for the last two or three years. Very dissapointed.

  • JFulcher

    Our recourse is to change carriers which I recently did. I have also been a Verizon customer for many years and have just changed to Sprint. Something has definitely changed in the way Verizon now handles their business and their customer service. Good bye Verizon….RIP.

    • C. Burton

      Hope u have good luck with Sprint because they suck, sorry but if u think Verizon is bad u ain’t seen nothing yet. Have had Sprint for 13 yrs and started experiencing trouble around Dec. 2012 when we got the Galaxy s3 best we can figure this phone is just not compatable with Sprints equipment don’t have service most of the time have had 4 new Galaxy s3 phones and its the same with all of them, Sprint will not do anything to help and will not let me out of the contract unless I pay $640.00, still have a year and a half on the contract, in other words I’m screwed unless I want to pay, please re-think about going to Sprint!!!

    • AlexM

      I have had Sprint since 1996, and I’ve seen their service go from **** poor to great… I have gotten reception in areas where Verizon was non-existent. I have never had an issue with their customer service. They’re also one of two companies that have unlimited data plans and that is a plus for me. AT&T and Verizon are the two stodgy companies that still believe on wringing every last dollar we have out of us.

    • Jennifer Mankel

      don’t go to virgin mobile you will get even worse service.They read from a script and are ignorant as hell

  • JEt

    Verizon’s customer service rep assured me I could merge my iPad’s account with my cell phone account and I would save money. I asked if I would have to pay an activation fee, and she insisted I would not because my iPad account already was active. So I agreed.

    My first merged bill arrived, and there was a $35 activation fee.

    So I called to correct the error. The new customer service rep refused to reverse the fee, saying it was a legitimate charge.

    I asked for a supervisor, and customer service supervisor "Michael" employee number V0PIM23 also refused to reverse the fee. He said that even if Verizon’s original representative had promised me there would be no activation charge, it didn’t matter. He said that my contract with Verizon, which I apparently signed 15 years ago, disclosed that fee.

    Apparently Verizon thinks it is perfectly OK to lie to customers on the phone, and then charge fees the customer was promised would be not be charged.

    I will never "activate" another thing with Verizon.

    Beware such bait-and-switch tactics by unethical companies. Verizon Wireless apparently does not value me as a customer, despite my 15 years of loyal business.

    Bad business practices like this need to be punished, so I’m spreading the word: Do NOT believe anything any Verizon Wireless representative tells you because they will lie and you will be stuck paying more than you were told you would have to.

  • Mary Fielder

    I’ve been a verizon customer for ~15 years and have noticed a huge increase in their product reliabiity and integrity of the company. I’ve had small issues over the years and usually got so frustrated trying to resolve them that I just gave up and picked bigger battles elsewhere. When trying to sort out the nuances of reactiving my suspended service (in Mexico for 4 months), I discovered that I have been charged for another line which I never used, to the tune of ~$20/month and was way overcharged for what I was quoted for a monthy "service
    fee" on my main line for my entire absence. In April 2012, I took my broken blackberry to Verizon for repair.
    They told me they couldn’t repair it and I needed to buy a new phone. Long story short-I purchased a new
    phone and there was some "deal" that they would throw in another phone and phone line, and the total for the 2 phones would be less than activating a new phone (fuzzy math, but I fell for it). Well, the other phone never worked, so I took it back and told them to cancel it. They told me I had to call Verizon HQ to do so. I tried to do that – was on hold forever, when I finally spoke with a person, got the wrong information; got
    disconnected, etc. I should have paid more attention to my on-line bills, but just did the auto-pay and didn’t discover the problem until recently. The latest from string of emails is that Verizon is claming that it’s my fault because I hung up on them and they will not refund my money. After googling "complaints against Verizon, I know I am not alone in problems with Verizon. Is there any class-action happening? Thanks for your thoughts!

  • miserable

    I am done with Verizon. After moving, I paid my final bill, then 4 years later without a word from them I receive a collection letter for balance due. I contacted them and found it was THEIR ERROR; however, it went on my credit report and I am screwed. I’m finished with this worthless company.



  • a real human

    Yup..another bad movie Verizon!

    I was trying to change from US to VZ wireless and in the process Verizon did something to "mismatch" my information which lead to an avalanche of smoke
    & mirrors. Some 3 months later I’m still on the phone trying to clear this error.
    When I found out that the Verizon wireless in my small town was a 3rd party Verizon store I was upset, since they don’t tell you that up front. They pretend they are the Official company.
    For the first time in my 44 years of life I had to call this Transunion (a part of becoming a Verizon customer). Transunion says I have no flags or any bad credits on my reports even sent me a letter of approval,and they even mentioned that the problem is with Verizon. When I called Verizon they couldn’t tell me what the exact reason is and that I have to deal with Transunion to clear a "credit freeze".
    I never put a Freeze on my credit ever and again this all started with Verizon. I then was out of my town in San Francisco thinking this would be a REAL verizon store who could fix this. NOPE same problem. To put salt in the wound, when i get back to my town I called again with all my new information and 2 months of foot work. Verizon said..(after a 95 min phone convo ) We can fix this problem right now with a $400.00 deposit (which I hear you get back AFTER a year of service PLUS a 10 day waiting period WTF). I was stunned! Im not even a customer -closing on 3 months of madness with what I call smoke & mirrors and they told me to pay $400.00… are you Serious? Well that told me one thing for sure. THE PROBLEM WAS ON VERIZON! If I could pay them to fix it…that means that they did cause the problem.
    ——————————admitting is the first step—————————————-

    Its not only annoying and rude from such a huge company, but also should be taken through the court systems and felt the same strain they put on people.

    ———I will continue my efforts to hound,drill,pester,Verizon till I get to the bottom of this problem.

    As other helpful humans have on these sites- have I’d like to leave a number which has got me to converse with HUMANS! (even though its still a wait to get one)

    Credit Verification team: 877-912-6500

    My advice:

    Make sure you have a pen and paper ready:
    Write down every name and number
    Ask NOT to be sent to another department (that just means your screwed)
    It NOT by law you have to give your social number. And we MUST resist giving it out! I gave it to them more then once and that was terrible of me. They keep asking for it!

    I believe they are making more money selling ss# then on phones!

    be dauntless!

  • frustrated

    I’ve been a Verizon loyal customer for 10 years. Recently, I had a complaint about service and was ‘fortunate’ enough to speak with an executive relations customer service rep. After voicing my complaints, this rep’s response, and I am NOT kidding, were to turn the complaints around and make them as if they were my fault. Some of the ‘nice’ things this rep expressed to me were that in his 18 years of working for Verizon he’s never seen an account like mine. Customer service reps cringe when they see my account. I am no longer profitable to the company and therefore should seek other options (cell phone carriers). And I was bleeding Verizon dry. So for any of you who have experienced customer service issues with Verizon, good luck and remember, Verizon is all about Verizon – not customer service. And if for some reasons their stocks go down – it’s all because of me – a customer who has paid Verizon for cell phone service and crappy internet service for ten years.

  • Ron

    To start off, I’ve been a customer of Verizon for 20 years. My contract expired and I wasn’t sure I was going to renew withe Verizon.
    After a lot of research I finally decided to renew but Verizon wanted to sell me new phones which totaled over $100.00 and charge me a renewal fee of $30 per phone, I needed two. I went on Amazon and got thee phones from them for 1 cent each and free freight.
    I called Verizon and spoke to customer service and told them the story. They were hellbent on charging me a $30 per phone activation fee. I told them if they charged me a fee after 20 years of service I wouldn’t renew my contract. After the rep went to her supervisor they agreed to charge me just one $30 fee. I said NO, I won’t pay a dime or I’m finished withe Verizon. The rep agreed to waive both fees and said she would personally post it on the 20the of the month so it would appear on my next bill. Well the next bill is on the net and they are trying to charge me, . A supervisor reused to come to the phone and this young guy wasn’t worth a handful of Sh–. that I was talking to. Finally he said he would submit the $30 credit and see if it would be approved withein 48 hrs.
    They are supposed to let me know the outcome. Well my outcome is, if I don’t get the credit I’ll pay them the $175 early termination fee and never deal with the sh– company again. Verizon used to be a great company and take care of there customers- NO MORE
    It is a total scam company and if this gets straighten out, the next time I’ll get a pay as you talk phone from Walmart with no contract . Beware, don’t get ripped off !!! Verizon sucks !

  • Burness

    This company is dangerous to the public welfare. I stiffs people of their hard earned money and refuses to be of any SERVICE what so ever. They should be brought down by the Government. At present they are attempting to Stiff my 91 year old, disabled veteran father of hundreds of dollars for service he could not even use. This is their NORMAL business practice and we as consumers have NO RECOURSE.


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