Time Warner has the rights to boardcast Laker basketball games. I need to know if Verizon has plans to purchase from TW the right to air local Laker basketball games ASAP please. I don't want to switch carriers but this will make me switch if the Lakers are not available on Verizon.
I hope that Verizon does pick up TWCSN, but this is not all Verizon's fault. How come no one else has picked up TWCSN?
Maybe, just maybe the $3.95 per subscriber per month isn't the only issue. I am sure TWC wants in on basic packages, and I would bet that VZ wants to place it on Ultimate or a sports package.
We don't know who is unwilling to compromise at this point, but fault lies with both sides and I am not yet willing to give my money over to TWC. Yes, my wife and son are freaking out.
It is also conceivable that TWC is playing hardball with Dish, DTV, U-Verse and FiOS to try to get people to jump.
As a customer there is not much we can do. All the posting and such isn't gonna and hasn't done much. Just a blip on the radar.
In the short term there is something you can do until the regular season starts. If you have any paid programming you can cancel then do it. (HBO SHOWTIME, Extra Tiers)
And when you do it, make sure you tell them the reason why you are doing it. Only way you can get through to these guys is through their pocketbooks.
Im lucky enough to be out of contract with verizon and been happy with the service for years but not adding the new lakers channel will force me to switch. I've already made an appointment for time Warner to install their service at my house. if by that time, fios still doesn't have the lakers channel theres no turning back.
i suggest all lakers fans do the same and if you're still under contract I'm sure there's some legal precedent that if fios is not able to provide a service that they used to, your contract with thme would be null and void.
GO AHEAD FIOS MESS AROUND AND SEE HOW MANY CUSTOMERS YOU LOSE.
the worst part is either no one at fios knows **bleep** or just doesn't give a **bleep** about their customers.