My girlfriend was at my house and I was talking with a business associate on my phone. My doorbell rang and a Verizon rep was standing outside the door. My girlfriend answered the door and started a conversation with the rep. I was in another room however was listening to said conversation while still talking to my business partner. The Verizon rep stated to my gf that he was in the area looking to switch people over to Verizon cable services (I have Comcast). He then began to ask my girlfriend how many TV's our home had, what of those were HD, how many DVR's, and finally how much our monthly bill came out to be. My gf is too kind by default, and to my dismay she began to answer the questions honestly and even attempted to recall my monthly Comcast bill. I was going to stay in the other room with hopes that she would eventually say "no thanks" to this Verizon guy, but sure enough he asked to speak with me directly. My gf comes and gets me. I get off my phone call and meet the guy at my door. He does his sales pitch, goes on about features, quotes the amount my gf said I pay monthly with Comcast, and wants me to switch providers that very instant and sign a contract with him. I was disturbed by a few things. First off, I will acknowledge that my gf simply shouldn't have given this guy any answers which gave him some ammo if you will in our discussion. But at the same time I really felt his actions were very intrusive. I could understand a mailing or a phone call attempting to get me to switch, but this directness at the door was troubling IMO. Secondly, what followed was worse. I explained that I had been with Comcast for almost 10 years and was very happy with their service in that time. His response was, "well, that's good that you are happy, that's important, but we can save you a lot of money". I then explained that my gf was wrong in her quoted numbers, that we had cable/internet/phone, plus a few premiums added to our cable. I was confident that I would not be paying much less, if at all, with Verizon providing me with the same service. Plus I truly had no desire to switch. At this point I felt I was finally breaking him down. But I was steaming inside. I played it entirely cool but was reading to raise my voice and get serious if he insisted on pushing. Finally he just, "okay, thanks for your time" and walked away. Our entire convo easily lasted over 7 minutes and was incredibly annoying and awkward for me. I really feel Verizon is pushing it with these door-to-door sales pitches. I wanted to tell the guy that even if I was debating switching I probably wouldn't given how weird this entire encounter was. I have serious problems with someone walking up to my door and asking someone how many TV's I have and what not. I also was displeased with how confident he was that I would be paying less with Verizon given that he had no clue what exactly I was playing and what services Comcast was offering me. I'd be curious if any other MR members have had a similar experience recently with a home visit by a Verizon rep.