1. eve6er69's Avatar
    thought this was a "suck to be you" story. i would be pissed. lol


    4 years ago, a Verizon customer signed up for a plan. Said plan included 2 years of free data usage, which the customer did take advantage of, and use to tether his laptop. Then one day, disaster!

    Turns out the the this particular Verizon customer missed exactly when that 2 free years of data expired. After the end of that special offer, Verizon started billing per kb, as data plans do. Unfortunately, the customer didnt know that the plan expired until he got the bill. For a rather shocking $12,000. It was even more shocking when the customer called Verizon to complain, and told there was nothing that Verizon could do. Oh, and there was another bill on the way, this one for $6000.

    The customer is now suing Verizon, saying that they should have notified him when his bill was climbing so high. Verizon says too bad, and promptly sent the bill to the most understanding of people, a collections agency.
    05-01-10 04:51 PM
  2. Super_Mario's Avatar
    O man! This is a "sucks to be you" story.
    05-01-10 05:23 PM
  3. Chrisy's Avatar
    2 years of free data? i don't believe that part.

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    05-01-10 05:31 PM
  4. Itzdatdude's Avatar
    What kind of plan is that and where can I get it? Lol.

    But naw seriously something doesn't sound right.
    05-01-10 05:34 PM
  5. Motorcycle Mama's Avatar
    Yeah. Not such thing as that.
    05-01-10 05:50 PM
  6. pilsbury's Avatar
    and I thought AT&T was high
    05-01-10 06:16 PM
  7. gvillager's Avatar
    Link please?

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    05-01-10 06:29 PM
  8. pkcable's Avatar
    I don't believe it. For sure they would have worked something out.
    05-01-10 09:48 PM
  9. Gnomad's Avatar
    This fight has been going on for quite a while.

    $18,000 dollar Verizon bill
    05-01-10 09:56 PM
  10. i7guy's Avatar
    Let me google that for you, lol

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    05-01-10 10:54 PM
  11. eve6er69's Avatar
    I just read about it on my feeds. I guess crutchgear decided to talk about it now. Lol

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    05-01-10 11:30 PM
  12. eve6er69's Avatar
    There was also a huge billing issue with Adam from the mythbusters and was sent a few thousand dollars of a bill

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    05-01-10 11:31 PM
  13. Gawain's Avatar
    I don't believe it. For sure they would have worked something out.
    Nope. I read about it in the Wall Street Journal too. VZW offered a 50% credit against the data, but the customer wouldn't budge...said he wanted it all cleared.

    What I do not understand is this: if I am trending over my minutes in the voice portion of my plan, I get a text from VZW about. I don't know why data usage can't be triggered the same way for those without a data plan ($9.99 or higher, etc). I guess it's not such a simple feature...
    05-02-10 01:33 AM
  14. gotblackberry's Avatar
    This guy is an ***** if he actually believed data was free, including downloads.

    I'm glad Verizon doesn't budge.
    05-02-10 01:55 AM
  15. fanjelz's Avatar
    who gets a $12,000 dollar bill and doesn't notice? I mean as soon at that showed up I would have been on the phone......
    05-02-10 10:17 AM
  16. Polychrome's Avatar
    who gets a $12,000 dollar bill and doesn't notice? I mean as soon at that showed up I would have been on the phone......
    Come sign up for a job and find out.
    05-02-10 02:51 PM
  17. gotblackberry's Avatar
    I would frame it and laugh. One collection on your credit doesnt kill it too much.
    05-02-10 03:10 PM
  18. GlitchZero's Avatar
    I would frame it and laugh. One collection on your credit doesnt kill it too much.
    Boy, is that wrong.

    780 - 220 credit score from ONE collection.
    05-02-10 03:35 PM
  19. gotblackberry's Avatar
    Hmm. I had a collection because a gym screwed me and I refused to pay and I still easily attained other credit so I don't think a 560 point drop is accurate.

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    05-02-10 08:29 PM
  20. GlitchZero's Avatar
    Ok, well, I can tell you as someone who had to ask their parents to sign up for my BlackBerry in their name, because I would need to put down a $1000 deposit (for ANY cellphone), and literally got laughed out of a bank for a loan, it's accurate.
    05-03-10 03:19 AM
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