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Package Change, no Universal Sports HD ch: 596

Package Change, no Universal Sports HD ch: 596

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Contributor universalsport
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This was the only reason I got verizon, they tried to inform me today that the channel was a free preview from october to jan 31. nobody ever made me aware of that. Hate scams 

Silver Contributor IV
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@universalsport wrote:

This was the only reason I got verizon, they tried to inform me today that the channel was a free preview from october to jan 31. nobody ever made me aware of that. Hate scams 


FiOS Tweeted this out back in November, so not exactly a "scam."

 

@Get ready for Sochi with a free view of @universalsports (ch. 596) - but keep warm, preview runs through 1/31.

Silver Contributor II
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I suspect most people compaining don't realize NO new Olypmic coverage is on Universal Sports HD..only reruns and pre-Olympic competetion.

 

All the Olympic coverage is on  NBCNBCSNMSNBCCNBC and USA Network.  See http://www.pennlive.com/sports/index.ssf/2013/12/nbc_unveils_full_plans_for_153.html

Copper Contributor bramweiser
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Yes, thanks, I was aware that Sochi won't be on Universal (though, FYI, they've offered Olympic reruns after the Games are all over in past years).  I'd just want Verizon to please restore the service to the level it had beforehand.

Contributor universalsport
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Signed up in December and do not have Twitter. I want universal sports for skiing mostly. The olympics are a bonus.

Contributor cthom74
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Ok, we just spent an hour on the phone and finally got the answer. It's not Verizon, it's nbc, they have removed it from all carriers not just Verizon. It is not even available at all, not even in the sports package, its just gone. THANKS NBC, you really know how to put people off.
Silver Contributor IV
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@cthom74 wrote:
Ok, we just spent an hour on the phone and finally got the answer. It's not Verizon, it's nbc, they have removed it from all carriers not just Verizon. It is not even available at all, not even in the sports package, its just gone. THANKS NBC, you really know how to put people off.

Well that's just a bold faced lie by somebody, considering I'm watching alpine skiing on it right now on FiOS channel 596. It was a FREE PREVIEW people - and it ended on Jan. 31. If you want it, you need to pruchased the Sports Package or the Ultimate Package.

Copper Contributor bramweiser
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Welllll...maybe not a LIE...more like a relay of old (read: obsolete) information...

 

Universal Sports used to be on Ch464 some years ago, as a digital off-shoot of the NBC station (at least that's where it was here in NYC).  The time came when NBC, in fact, DID pull it off every system so as to sell it as another individual channel for them to get.  L-a-t-e-r, Verizon started to air the HD version only, on ch596.

 

..and, now, it got pulled from Extreme viewers like me/us.

 

So, yes, the customer service person REALLY should have known better what they were telling you, but it wasn't, in my mind, a LIE in the truest sense.

Contributor razzberries
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These pigs are unbelievable. I never received any notice that Channel 596 was being yanked, unless you're willing to fork over another $9.99 per month. This is on top of ever-increasing monthly fees and the usual abysmal customer service - "You're anticipated wait is 15 to 20 minutes." I switched to these churlish clowns to get away from the poltroons at Comcast. Not much difference anymore.
Contributor Eryeal
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Just a note that I have the Ultimate package, and thought I lost it to.   But as another poster stated, you have to go to subscribe, and it will ask you to activate it free of charge.   So for those of you that have Ultimate and it's not working, try to subscribe to it and it should work.

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