This morning I had to call an 866- number, and received a recorded message from Verizon "We're sorry, your number cannot be completed as dialed. Please check the number and try again....blah blah". Repeated attempts produced only a fast "busy" signal. This number is in my CONTACTS and I've called it numerous times in the past, so I know I have the right number! Tried to dial from my husband's wireless phone and got the same recorded message.
There must be a fiber line cut somewhere around us as I can not call an 800 number either. I am about ten miles away from you.