Friday, August 19, 2011

Verizon Strike Out?

Hey fellow bloggers!  Has anyone who is moving in the August & September timeframe tried to schedule their Verizon hookup yet?  There is a strike here in the northeast that I had heard was only going to disrupt landline service.  Since we didn't opt for a real phone, I've ignored it and beeped happily at the striking Verizon workers. 

However, the BF is having trouble getting through to Verizon to schedule our Fios service for tv and internet and has read somewhere (reddit?) that Verizon is telling people that it will be December before any new hookups can be made.  Perhaps Fios counts as landline service.

You can never believe what you read on the internet, unless its Ryan bloggers, so I thought I would ask if any of you have successfully scheduled or gotten Verizon Fios service...


  1. Oh my! I'm so sorry. Down here we only have Time Warner Cable and Windstream. So I have no idea what all this is, but I do hope it gets worked out quickly!

  2. I have no experience with FiOS, but I do have an idea about how you might be able to get things moving along.

    My wife and I have decided to drop our Verizon phone service when we move. We've had such a good service from Comcast over the years, we plan to add their phone service to our cable/internet plan. Guardian assures us it will work just fine with the alarm system.

    If Verizon starts messing you about, threaten to switch to Comcast. Maybe that will motivate them. If they still won't budge, switch to using Comcast and get the benefit of their cheaper starter offers. You can always cancel and switch back to Verizon when they start doing hookups.

  3. Strike is over, but backlog of work might keep us internet and tv free for quite some time...