Reader Mail: Verizon Stinks!
Here a 411 reader expresses her dissatisfaction with Verizon as a landline phone company. For peace of mind, she prefers the ability to have the 911 capable service (with address, etc) that cable or VoIP services don’t currently offer. She’s been getting the runaround from Verizon for quite some time, with no positive outcome.
I’m recommending that she also contact a favorite blog of mine, a daily read called “The Consumerist“. This guy gets some serious action from big companies, and it might be a worthwhile effort that she contact that site. I’ve also “trackbacked” this article to The Consumerist as well.
I hate Verizon. And I want to see if there are other landline alternatives. I’m not looking for cable or internet, but specifically a landline service. Maybe there are others who are fed up with Verizon and have made the switch. My line isn’t working – Verizon said it’s coming from within the house so they’d need to come fix it for 100 clams. If a disaster happens it is important to me (i.e., cable and cell phones go out) and 911 knowing my address is too. With cable your address doesn’t come up. Sounds paranoid, but it’s peace of mind.
The second question, is there anyone out there who knows a thing or eight about phone lines and can come fix my line?