I switched my telephone service to xFinity from Verizon on Friday, October 9th. A little over a week later, I received the "recently disconnected" letter from Verizon. The installer had trouble "porting" my number over, but he was finally successful. All-in-all, I thought the switch over went rather smoothly. In addition to cable TV and internet, now, I also have phone service with xFinity/Comcast.
I received a PIN via email within 10 day, but had trouble setting up my voice account. This was a minor irritation and had planned to call when I had time to wait on the phone. In retrospect, I should have realized this nuisance foreshadowed problems to come!
On the morning of October 31st, I picked up my cell and saw a text message from my daughter. She'd tried to call home the night before, but had received a "number not in service". Sure enough I picked up one of my house phones and no dial tone; called home number from my cell and I too received the same message.
Imagine my surprise and horror when I called xFinity and was toldy by Chante (customer service) that xFinity does not have my home telephone number! The phone number I've had for the past 24 years is, according to Chante, owned by "some other carrier"...and she'll find out which carrier.
Before I switched, I specifically (and several times) asked, will I be able to keep my same phone number. I was repeatedly assured, by both the salesperson and the installer, my phone number won't change. I NEVER would have switched had I known the number I've had for all these years, that is associated with my life - family, friends, business, work - would be lost because of a "mistake" on your part.
No one should have to go through this! I'm advising everyone I know (and even folks I don't know via the web) don't switch to xFinity! I'm calling Verizon and begging them to take me back - with my old telephone number.
Monetary Loss: $24.