You need some bargaining position to negotiate better.
Verizon has only 5M TV customers.
Compared to the 22M+ that Comcast has.
Keep in mind that Verizon was not the first to drop TWC.
DirecTv was the first major to do it.
Difference is that they had 20M+ subscribers. That put a dent in TWC pocketbook.
Everyone has their choices.
I rarely watched TWC, so I don't miss it.
I am between Baltimore and Washington DC so I get more weather than I want (they will be on full tiime until storm is over and cleanup is well underway).
I understand that everyone does not have that option.
What a pain. All I wanted to do is make a suggestion and I spent over an hour and escalated to a supervisor when all I wanted was an email addresss. Do they have such a thing? All I wanted to say was to get rid of accuweather ad give us back The Weather Channel. I suppose that the Verizon people don't even read this on this forum? Thanks
Verizon does not have an email for complaints. And this is mainly a peer to peer support forum. Only way to really express your opinion is to vote with yourwwallet. Vwerizon has made their position known. Plus there is already a long thread on twc. People have differing opinions. Some don't miss it and others say they will leave without it.
AccuWeather is weak. Three different panels flashing stuff at you, hosts wandering on and off set - it's ADD weather. And, during yesterday's storm, very little regional information about what was going on in other states. We would have had the Weather Channel on most of the day yesterday. AccuWeather - no.
This channel is not informative, and in fact, the programming is annoying. I'd rather use the Weather Channel App on my phone than watch AccuWeather.
Bring back The Weather Channel!
The reason I think the Weather Channel is gone is because its owned by Verizon's compttior Comcast. Besides, IMO this Channel has as much to do with Weather as todays MTV have to do with music. Too many realilty shows. I wish FIOS would have bought Weather Nation instead. 24/7 "Pure" Weather. It was on WUSA 9's Digital Subchannel 9.3 with updates every 10 minutes by their local weather team. Even when it was on the National feed there were graphics with Washignton, DC area weather from various localities on the bottom.
But in DC we do have Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic on FIOS because either you watch the Wizards and Caps on that channel or you don't. So there's a double standard.
the original poster asked "how come customers did not have a choice or a vote to keep The Weather Channel???? "
that would be nice wouldn't it? maybe a poll here on the forums or a small section of the return portion of our paper bill asking us if we would prefer x or y or both and/ or associated costs of each if they decide to keep x or y channel...or <God forbid> HOW BOUT ASKING US THRU THE MESSAGES SECTION RIGHT ON OUR TELEVISION?
i gotta agree with bobbo here when he says "You want storm coverage simply turn on your tv. Every single news outlet is covering it." ....does any one of you that miss the weather channel so much and assert that their coverage of local weather events could be a matter of life and death really expect me to believe that they, twc, have ever done a better job of covering any local weather event better than your own local network affiliate news teams have? isn't the real reason you cling to your assertion that you need the weather channel so badly really about verizon not giving a %%#$# about us customers, as usual, again and again getting no respect from them as to what we would like. ???? well then tell them so! there is a feedback link along side of this page , AND THERE ARE LINKS AT VERY BOTTOM OF PAGE THAT LEAD TO OTHER PAGES WITH CORPORATE BIG-WIGS CONTACT INFO ON THEM....GOOD LUCK, HERE'S SOME TISSUE
what's wrong with the coverage that the news depts of your local channels provides? surely much timelier than weather channel's coverage.
In many (most?) areas locals channels are fine. In some areas the locals do not have enough resources to cover critical weather news.
02-24-2016 03:36 PM
Please, someone tell me how we can get the Weather Channel back.. I'm seriously thinking about switching to Comcast. Acuweather is so minimal, so poor it defies understanding how/why Verizon keeps this service.