Since I posted, on the first page of this thread ( »Re: Verizon is using Sandy as an excuse to force people to FiOS
), there have been some "interesting" developments in my relative's saga...
In preparation for FiOS installation next Wed, V*, in their infinite wisdom, turned OFF his current phone service. However, his DSL is still active.
He called them about it and in order to get his phone service turned back on, they would have had to cancel his current FiOS order and reenter it but it still would take about 2 days to turn his POTS back on. Because he got such a good price (so he says) for the FiOS "upgrade" he was reluctant to go through the cancellation and reinstatement of the order for fear of losing the "deal" they gave him (probably a lot of grounds for that thought).
I mentioned that he would probably get screwed in other ways before this was over... --
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