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Copper Contributor mbrkelley
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Registered: ‎01-15-2012
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We still had Weatherbug on Ch 49 last week, not that it gave us any useful information.  Maybe it has been down for months where you live, but not here in Virginia.  I don't care that it's gone . . . just making a statement.  When Verizon cancelled TWC and Weatherscan, they told us we now have Accuweather AND Weatherbug.  Now we're just stuck with Accuweather.

Copper Contributor EricDee1978
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Message 1602 of 1,978
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The one burning question I have for FiOS cosmic control is this: How big of a kickback were you paid to drop The Weather Channel, anyway? I bet the IRS would be VERY interested in talking to you...

 

To those of you out there who tell me if I don't like it, switch providers: Easier said than done. I'm locked in a contract for another year, so that means early termination fees. So I'll tell you what: YOU pay all my costs (Termination fees, cost of returning equipment, installation costs with another provider, equipment costs, and initial month's bill), and I'll consider making the switch. I'd sure love how you think I'm made of money to be able to do all of that, so as I said, pay my way to switch, and I will!

Contributor rainydayblues
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Registered: ‎05-30-2015
Message 1603 of 1,978
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Why can't we have the Channel 49 weather back ?

Contributor Capt767
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Registered: ‎05-31-2015
Message 1604 of 1,978
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Why can't we get the entire Weather Channel package back.  Accuweather stinks.

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Message 1605 of 1,978
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Channel 49 was tied in to TWC data.

What it had been replaced with is a link to the weather widget.

Channel 49 has been removed but you can still access the weather widget via the widget button on your remote.


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Copper Contributor bigdrop
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Registered: ‎05-10-2015
Message 1606 of 1,978
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The Weather Channel is a public service.  Accuweather is an insult as is the justification for Verizon offering it.  Now the widget Weather Bug is no longer available on channel 49.  There is no channel 49 anymore. 

 

 

Bronze Contributor II
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Registered: ‎06-28-2013
Message 1607 of 1,978
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When it works. For me the widget doesn't work half the time. It will say no data avaiable or no information available. Totally unreliable. A very poor substitute for channel 49.

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Message 1608 of 1,978
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@bigdrop wrote:

The Weather Channel is a public service.  


The National Weather Service is a public service.  TWC is a private, commercial business.  Big difference.  With NWS, we get weather, plain and simple.  With TWC, we get commercials, Ice Road Truckers, Jim Cantore standing in a hurricane, sensationalized weather stories and made up names for winter storms.

 

I'll take the pubic NWS any day over private commercialized TWC any day.

 

Enjoy.

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Contributor Yoyo516
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Message 1609 of 1,978
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I agree!!!  I hate ACCUweather and I miss the Weather Channel programs!!!

Contributor Yoyo516
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Message 1610 of 1,978
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