Verizon - Heartless fascist incompetence, Chapter 2
RURAL, WEST VIRGINIA -- OK, well, you will have to read my first post entitled 'heartless fascist incompetence' by fascismsux to fully understand where I'm coming from here , but , I'll try to condense it somewhat.
Basically, I had residential phone service installed in mid-to-late September 07, by Verizon.
I've had continuous phone service ever since , though I have yet to receive a bill or statement or anything. ( I was told today that they are sending me a statement )
It's been on my 2-do list to call them 'AGAIN' (geesh) and try to make sense of the situation , as impossible as that seems and as painful as it is to communicate with them.
I finally did that, (called them ) today. What prompted me to submit myself to this ? You might ask.
Well, a telemarketing call did.
Its rare for my phone to ring, because, If I'm awake and not working or gone I'm usually on the internet , so , dial-up rules my phone line.
And I also don't give- 'MY NUMBER'- MY #' -MY TELEPHONE NUMBER'- out, except for business type necessities.
I am on the federal do not call list, as well.
So , I let this mornings telemarketing call ramble on until there was an option to opt-out of being called or for the chance to talk to a human and tell them that I am on the 'do not call list, why are you calling me ?
So, at the end of the call, they gave an option to push a button and be put on their 'do not call list'. I pushed the button , and 'MY NUMBER ?' was spoken back to me along with the assurance that it had been removed from their call list.
well this is a good thing huh? Except that the # that they gave as being my # isn't MY NUMBER, is it?
Well, its not the # that has been assigned to me and thus its not the same # that I give to people who I do want to call me back but who never do call back. Wonder why?
I thought maybe it was just an error on part of that particular telemarketer , but for curiosity -sake I went to my neighbors and 'called' MY #', the one that was assigned to me when I installed phone service. The phone just rang and rang, my answering machine would not pick up, so I left the neighbors phone ringing off the hook and went home to see if my phone was ringing. It wasn't!
So, I went back to the neighbors, dialed the # that the telemarketer said was MY # and sure enough, MY ANSWERING MACHINE ' picked up the call and I left myself a' goddammit 'sort of message.
So, basically what I'm saying here is that VERIZON CHANGED MY TELEPHONE # AND NEVER BOTHERED TO TELL ME. Apparently, the # that I now have belongs to the house down the street that has been abandoned for about 6 years.
This company, corporation, demonic entity, or whatever the hell it really is, truly is INSANE . What's next? GOD ONLY KNOWS?