Okay, so FiOS has been working out quite well but today I got some disturbing news. We noticed that over the last couple of days that our main phone number (yes, I still have regular phones) was a bit quiet. I then called ViaTalk about it (they’re our VoIP provider) and they informed me that Verizon, on their own, went ahead and just ported my phone number over for their phone service—a service I hadn’t ordered and don’t want.
So now I’m stuck for at least a week. I need to fax in a form to have ViaTalk re-port my number back over to them and that takes 7-10 days during which I’m pretty much without a phone. I’d just forward my calls but that requires a specific service level with Verizon that I don’t have and am not about to add.
Many people suggested that this would not go smoothly and it appears they were right.