The following are two examples of Ideas with improper or misleading Status labels. They were posted over 2 years ago and have neither been implemented nor updated. One was marked Accepted, the other as Already Exists. But if the first was Accepted 2 years ago, why hasn’t it been implemented yet? If the second one Already Exists, how come no one can tell me how to do it? Please either update the Idea Statuses, or actually implement them. Better to backtrack or downgrade than to leave misleading statuses posted. These are only 2 of many Ideas that have Status labels that are either incorrect or need to be updated.
Pretty much what the title says. Currently to view the information page of a Scheduled Recording, you must highlight a program in the list, then press the OK button, then press the down arrow either once or twice to highlight the Program Information option, then press the OK button again. This process requires 3 or 4 button presses when one should suffice. It would be much easier, user-friendly and straightforward to just enable the Info button to work in the Scheduled Recordings list. If this idea was accepted over 2 years ago, when is it scheduled to be implemented?
This idea is to have an option that allows the user to instantly skip to the beginning of the Live TV buffer on a DVR, instead of having to wait 60 seconds or more for an 8x rewind. This could be accomplished by pressing the REW button followed by the Skip Back button while watching Live TV. This idea was marked as already existing over two years ago. But it didn’t exist then, and it doesn’t exist now.
Currently when someone comes to the Forum they see:
Get the answers you need within the Verizon Forums. Interact with others to find answers, share answers & learn more about Verizon's products & services.
This puts the emphasis on Verizon rather than the users. Perhaps that is why so many posts show up which need a Verizon response rather than user help. Why not change it to something like the following. (I'm sure some of the Verizon reps here can improve on my wording.)
Verizon USERS Forum
The place where Users help Users. Interact with other users to find answers, share answers & learn more about Verizon's products & services.
Changing the focus on the front page would enable users with problems get to where they need sooner. And remove the frustration they experience when they post expecting help only to find out this isn't they place to get it.
I just received a notice from Verizon that they intend to send (and most likely sell for a profit) subscriber profiles to external marketers. The 'benefit' to the subscriber according to Verizon is that these marketers will send 'tailored' messages based on your profiles and geography.
Some people may enjoy getting loads of mail but I don't, and most people I know don't.
I think that a marketing ploy that benefits Verizon should be available on an 'opt in' basis and not an 'opt out' basis as is this program.
'Opting in' allows the informed user to selectively choose to receive this additional glut of ads or as Verizon describes it 'benefit'. The notice itself looks like spam. All subscriber who fails to 'opt out' will be automatically enrolled.
''Opt in' programs are the tools of scrupulous marketing organizations.
byarmond_in_nj06-11-201306:21 AM - edited 06-11-201306:22 AM
These forums are a great resource and a wealth of suggestions, ideas, and solutions for many users. However the response follow-up procedures may benefit from a little tweaking.
If my guess is correct, the user must specifically establish profile preferences for response notifications and private messaging in the forums. I further assume the default settings for new accounts are all messaging and notifications set to "off" when the forum account is established.
Since new users are unlikely to maintain a "watch" on the forums (at least initially), this means that new users with "hot" issues may be getting responses and suggestions, but remain unaware of them for a considerable period. This creates frustration for both the user with the issue, and the responder with a possible solution for the issue.
I am therefore suggesting that user defaults on response notifications and perhaps private messaging be set to the "on" position as default. It will also be necessary to supply some sort of disclaimer covering these settings when the user signs up for the forums. I suspect that if these suggestions are implemented, the benefit to both users and responders will be significant
I can't make a post that includes personal and account information. I think We need a private support board that customers can access, and post private information that only Verizon and the customer can View. Sort of what they have on DSLReports.
Here in San Antonio Tx, our main ISP is Time Warner Cable . I would love for FIOS to come to San Antonio, because of your fiber infastructure---- internet speeds would be vastly improved and Verizon would have a lot of customers leaving TWC switching to FIOS. I compared pricing and Verizon beats TWC hands down when you compare D/U speeds ( Mb/s)
One question..... will the fact that Google has begun to lay fiber compete with you at Verizon in any way?
byprisaz02-26-201205:19 AM - edited 02-26-201205:45 AM
Make the Community Search button and dialog box larger. It has always been overwhelmed by the Google Search. Many people may be confused about looking for answers here, and or finding them on the web. Make it larger and more dominant. Perhaps even change it to.
and make the red box larger. With all the discussion regarding people not searching, it could be better if this whole dialog was made larger, and shifted up and to the left a bit.
on 04-24-201104:08 PM - last edited on 04-26-201108:41 AM by DougVZ
Without a doubt, the Verizon web site is one of the most difficult to navigate, especially the forums and blogs. I left a reply to a positing, and now I have no way to find it. I realize that the is so much information and features, but really, does it have to require an IT degree to just to browse, and get back to a place that you were before. I wish that I could be specific, but just overall, the web is just too crowded and convoluted. Don't get me wrong, I am not web ignorant, but the layout and navigation of a web site can go a long way to making it easier for any user to access. Please just simplify it.