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  • Apr 18th, 2012 @ 3:47pm

    Verizon is amazing...

    I've been trying for some time to get caller id on my phone line. I have DSL and was supposed to get caller id but they screwed it up. That was well over a year ago. Every single time I call them to try to get the caller id enabled they send out a technician to install FIOS.

    I've told them that I don't want fios, that I want my caller id enabled and yet they still send out a technician to install fios.

    The company is almost impossible to contact these days and so I've left huge notes on my front door stating, "I DO NOT WANT FIOS! I AM TRYING TO GET CALLER ID! DO NOT INSTALL FIOS!"

    If I call them then I get a response saying I need to call another department and so forth and get shuttled all over the place. Using their virtually unnavigable website guarantees a visit from a fios technician.

    This company really exemplifies the very worst of what american business has become.

    Even their DSL performance is pathetic. Thursdays thru Mondays and on any holiday I get dial up speeds, at best.

    I suspect a lot of people who download 'pirated' material thru verizon will never know if verizon is punishing them by cutting back on their transfer speeds.

  • Apr 10th, 2012 @ 9:57pm

    They haven't screwed up

    If you look at it from the standpoint of their trying to send the message that the american government is a for hire service that caters to the super rich then it's win win no matter what they do.

    If they lose the case then they win by still showing that the common man has no chance of defending himself and only the super rich are above the law.

    If they win then they prove to the next group of super rich that they are capable of taking down any target, for any reason and regardless of ethical, moral or legal considerations.