I recently switched from T Mobile thinking I would pay a little more for better, faster, more reliable service. Boy was I wrong.

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The latest problem is often receiving an all circuits are busy message when trying to make calls. Others have had problems calling me as well. Anyone have a fix for this? The tech reps all seem to be time wasting pinheads.


"All circuits are busy" literally means that Verizon doesn't have the capacity to connect any more calls right then. There's no way to fix it besides Verizon adding additional backhaul and lines/trunks to their network in your area.

This is hard to believe in Los Angeles. Their reputation would go down quickly if this were the real cause.

I never had this problem and I've been with Verizon for going on 2 years now also switching over from T-Mobile.

Just today though Verizon gave me more gigs of data for an even lower price. Gotta love competition.

Contract or prepaid? I wonder if the contract customers receive preferential treatment. I am prepaid.

I can count the non VoLTE calls that didn't connect or were dropped on VZ over the past 10 years on one hand. That's not good. Report it on Rootmetrics, Get VZ on Twitter on Facebook, and open up a ticket with them. Remind them, with being starved for capacity that badly, you might not be able to get a hold of 911 if you needed it. Remind them of that.....

VoLTE calls on the other hand... like god damn. First attempt no ring, second attempt busy signal, third attempt the call goes through.

How long has it been since you've ported your number in from T-Mobile? It's possible the port isn't completed yet. I doubt all the circuits are busy in Los Angeles. Not one time have I actually had that problem. If your port is completed your device probably isn't completely active. Have a tech rep dummy the device out and re-activate it on the account. I bet it will work after that.

I am having all circuits are busy issues again today. Customer service won't help me because I call them on my phone. It's the only phone that I have by the way. Verizon is a joke.

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