It is worrying you have no formal complaint process in writing. You can only send a letter by post ironically coming from the biggest telecoms company. I will therefore write my complaint here.
I believe when you upgrade your phone there is a 'worry free' way to exchange the phone if you're not happy within 14 days. Within this period I called into exchange the phone and was on the phone for over an hour which I assumed was such a long call because your systems were down. The customer service rep was about to process the order for the alternative phone but could not complete it due to your computer systems. She explained she would call me back that evening but did not call back.
The next day I called again and talked to 6-7 people for over an hour to re-establish the same order from the previous day's hour on the phone. At the end of of the long call and several escalations the manager informed since the phone was bought at a satellite verizon store it could only be returned directly to that store. In rural areas there is no option to go to a Verizon store but a Wireless Zone etc. In addition at that stage it was a day past the 14 day return period.
If this information was given at the start during the first phone call we could have avoided hours on the phone re-explaining to 8 people at Verizon what we were trying to achieve, 'worry free' exchange, and could have accomplished the exchange in store within the exchange period. Since your systems were down and this information took hours to uncover we are now stuck with a phone we don't want. Worry free became a complete hassle. We have been good customers for nearly 20 years and are highly disappointed with the incompetence and unforgiving policy and lack of formal complaint process. I hope our concerns can be addressed.
You have written your complaint on a peer to peer public community forum and not a direct link to Customer Service. The correspondence address is listed on the Contact Us link. Verizon Wireless - Contáctanos
Most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.
It should have been obvious. You don't buy a phone from Best Buy and then tell Apple customer service that they suck.
When you buy equipment from an indirect store, you return at that store. Verizon Customer service over the phone or their supervisors have nothing to do with that store.
I am sorry to hear of your experience, CORHUL63. That certainly is not what we want our customers to go through when trying to exchange a device. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and I have lifted it up to my leadership team. Please know that your tenure with Verizon does not go unnoticed and we truly appreciate you. If you have any other questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us through our other social media means like Facebook and Twitter. Those links can be found in our ‘Contact Us’ link below:
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