After receiving several calls from 866-799-1702, I verified the following by calling Verizon Wireless at 800-922-0204
The outbound number, 866-799-1702, is associated with Cellular Central, a Verizon Wireless affiliate that offers phones and plans. I am still suspicious of this number and affiliation. I recommend not calling that number or leaving any info.
The number you are told to call back, 866-312-7541
, is Verizon Wireless Marketing, which was verified by an independent Verizon Wireless customer service representative (at 800-922-0204
), who called -7541 and asked the marketing person for her ID and location. It turns out that they were in the same building in the midwest. The Verizon Wireless marketing rep wanted to let me know about special offers, which I declined and asked that my number be removed from their list.
The Verizon Wireless customer service rep (at 800-922-0204
) also made sure that I am on the "no solicitation" list and she cleared my contact info from the solicitation section of my account. She also added the comment "no solicitation" to the "hot remarks" section of my account, which will display when my account is opened.
Don't bother returning the -1702 or -7541 calls. Just call your Verizon Wireless rep and asked to be removed from any phone, text messaging, or email solicitation. They should go into your account and actually remove the contact info you have in the solicitation section. Have them add "no solicitation" to the "hot remarks".