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The way I see it, if Fios cannot provide the channel, millions of customers are going to leave Verizon and make the switch. Can you imagine how much money Verizon will lose if this happens. If I cannot watch the Lakers season opener on Fios, then I am taking my hard earned $ elsewhere. I really don't give a crap about all the other channels Fios has, I want my Lakers!.

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The way I see it, if Fios cannot provide the channel, millions of customers are going to leave Verizon and make the switch. Can you imagine how much money Verizon will lose if this happens. If I cannot watch the Lakers season opener on Fios, then I am taking my hard earned $ elsewhere. I really don't give a crap about all the other channels Fios has, I want my Lakers!.

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@timinsandimas wrote:

The way I see it, if Fios cannot provide the channel, millions of customers are going to leave Verizon and make the switch. Can you imagine how much money Verizon will lose if this happens. If I cannot watch the Lakers season opener on Fios, then I am taking my hard earned $ elsewhere. I really don't give a crap about all the other channels Fios has, I want my Lakers!.


Verizon only has 4.4M FiOS subscribers throughout the US so your "millions of customers are going to leave" claim is a little exaggerated. I did find this article that indicates that no other carrier has signed on to air the channel because TWC wants too much money per subscriber for it. So unless you're switching to TWC you're a little out of luck at the moment.

 

http://www.latimes.com/sports/basketball/nba/lakers/la-sp-plaschke-lakers-tv-20121007,0,312689.colum...

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A month ago I was afraid to make the switch because I didn't want to lose quality of  our HDTVs or internet but I HAD to switch because I love the LAKERS! Now my bill is $65 dollars cheaper a month WITHOUT a 2 year commitment. Seriously I don't see any difference in v-fios and TimeWarner HD and as far as internet goes I'm running 3 three PCs, 2 Roku boxes, and two TiVo boxes with just their first tier TV/Internet service. I've been amazed because I've always thought nobody even compares to verizon but I was wrong. Oh and the LAKERS channel TMC SportsNet is included in their basic channel lineup so no special sports package is necessary!! Hope I've helped if you are worried about what I was. I made the switch and I'm glad I did now!!!

 

GO LAKERS!!!!

 

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I called the customer service inquiring about TWC LAKERS and response was they are not sure when they will ahve it but they are in negotiation. I had been with Verizon since 2005 as it's the only available due to new development but most of my neighbors are Laker fans and if they do not have it by next as most of us are month-to-month, we are all switching to TWC. We love FIOS but Lakers are priority.

 

Sorry Verizon it's just business......you think you can manipulate the Inland Empire but we are going to switch....bet on it.

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Just letting you know Verizon, I'm gonna bail on you too. TWC here I come. Go Lakers.

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I need me some Lakers!

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To the person that said verizon has 4.4 million subscribers.

 

 

Yes, that is true they are on the bottom of the totem pole if we are talking about market share. Direct, Dish, Comcast all will have to make way bigger deals. Verizon is the last company TWC cares about or would think of sticking it to. In fact it would be beneficial for them to make a deal with verizon because it is not even close to being available everywhere. The other companies are. Especially dish and directv. Verizon is more expensive than dish and direct and comcast and would be a good chess move to make it seem to those customers that it isn't them that is holding up the deals. SO more pressure would be put on them by the consumer to get something done.

 

The problem is, that as a customer of verizon it does concern me that they can't reach a deal or are unwilling to pony up. It makes me look at the viability of the company long term. It makes me look at the big redbox deal they have planned  in december and if they invested too much into that.

 

Can verizon afford to pay what TW is offering? At what point does verizon say to me, "sorry we are going out of business cause we only have 4.4 million subscribers which puts us as the low man on the totem pole, we can't be a provider anymore"

 

 

Things that make you go  hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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@chaunce wrote:

To the person that said verizon has 4.4 million subscribers.

 

 

Yes, that is true they are on the bottom of the totem pole if we are talking about market share. Direct, Dish, Comcast all will have to make way bigger deals. Verizon is the last company TWC cares about or would think of sticking it to. In fact it would be beneficial for them to make a deal with verizon because it is not even close to being available everywhere. The other companies are. Especially dish and directv. Verizon is more expensive than dish and direct and comcast and would be a good chess move to make it seem to those customers that it isn't them that is holding up the deals. SO more pressure would be put on them by the consumer to get something done.

 

The problem is, that as a customer of verizon it does concern me that they can't reach a deal or are unwilling to pony up. It makes me look at the viability of the company long term. It makes me look at the big redbox deal they have planned  in december and if they invested too much into that.

 

Can verizon afford to pay what TW is offering? At what point does verizon say to me, "sorry we are going out of business cause we only have 4.4 million subscribers which puts us as the low man on the totem pole, we can't be a provider anymore"

 

 

Things that make you go  hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm


 

 

Sorry, but the ONLY thing that makes me go hmmmmm is the fact that as of today NO other carrier on the planet has signed up to carry this channel, and that includes DirecTV who seems to add everything. THAT tells me something. I know Laker fans are upset about this, and I do not blame them, but dumping ALL the blame on Verizon is shortsighted and very wrong. In the end it is going to be us, the subscribers, that pay because that $3.95 per subscriber fee is only going to be passed on to us in higher rates. Then you all will start whining that the cost of cable is toooooooooo expensive. It's the old chicken and the egg and it needs to stop.

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{please keep your posts courteous}The fact is TWC and DirectTV are huge competitors. Direct has stuck TW in the past with the nfl ticket and by all accounts TW is very butthurt about it.

 

Either way, you really can't be supporting a company like verizon who took about 5 days AFTER the network began to even say anything at all. {please keep it relevant} There still hasn't been any official statement from any of the higher ups at verizon. Or any message to the actual customers. So the fact is, either way, they don't care much about the channel or the customers. And don't give me this "gotta keep things private **bleep**" because the other companies have been way more active and vocal with their customers.


Keep defending them all you want though, but remember who is the huge minority here. Because price wise, as you verizon customers out there know, isn't exactly the CHEAPEST option for cable and internet.

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