The following phone exchange just took place. They said it would be recorded and used for training purposes. I HOPE so!
He: This is Verizon and
Me: Are you calling to sell me something or is there a problem with my service
He: Oh, no problem. Verizon is in the area, and we just see you are long term customer and thought we might lower your rates with some of our…
Me: I pay fifteen bucks a month. Are you going to lower that?
He: Oh, no sir. Sorry about that.
Me: Are you involved with FIOS at all?
Me: I’ve had opposite opinions from verizon as to whether it is available to me, here now.
He: What is your phone number?
Me: Um…you called ME, remember?
He: stutters…mentions something about H***
Me: I don’t live in H****
He: More mumbling, F****. Yes, phone and internet available
Me: If I go away…..
He: Reconnect charge of $29.95
Me: Sounds like a deal breaker to me
He: We have vacation package where you pay $15 a month
Me: For service you are not using?
Me: BTW, saying you are ‘in the area’ sounds a lot like the gypsy home improvement scammers. You might want to try for a better opening line.