This is despicable. There is no comparison between TWC and Vacu-Weather. FIOS is pushing the limits of its subsribers with this - and without any notifcation aside from the mind-numbing corporate language. We have used Verizon for years going back to the old days. Between internet, TV, land line and three cell phones, we pay Verizon an average of $400.00 per month. It's time to start looking elsewhere. If they can take away from us, we can walk away from them.
Verizon you are terrible, I have called 5 times to file an compalnt about losing the Weather Channel and told the same thing, contract expired. Well Verizon you let it expire because AccurWeather was cheap. It's cheap because it doesn't give a good weather report and the widget is a joke. Get with it Verizon don't your customers count. Your research is flawed. Get the Weather Channel back on, I will call Comcast soon it not.
I sent an email to that senior executive expressing my dissatisfacion over the Verizon decision to drop The Weather Channel.
My bet is that Verizon, in its quest to make as much money as possible, will opt to ignore the many hundreds/thousands of complaints and pleas from its paying customers. Like many other companies, Verizon has lost its grasp on the true meaning of "customer satisfaction." And of course, those same customers now have nowhere on Verizon TV to turn for timely, accurate, local weather information since AccuWeather (a misnomer) and the WeatherBug are relatively worthless.
Not only is it hard to find this blog, it's hard to post once you do. I had to logon to my account, then my Verizon page kept loading. I'd click back to the blog, then the page would load again. Took about 5 tries before I could get to the post page. Verizon obviously doesn't want anyone to be able to complain.
TWC and Weatherscan were very helpful for us, esp. Weatherscan for quick checks of the live radar. If Verizon doesn't bring them back, we're changing to Cox, which still has them both. If Verizon loses enough customers, maybe they'll reconsider how they treat us. They'll lose far more money than if they had just kept TWC and Weatherscan.
I subscribed to FiOS TV partly because it had The Weather Channel. If it didn't have TWC I would not have subscribed.
Now Verizon tells us that they dropped TWC, and gives some corporate-speak malarkey for an explanation. This was done secretly, with no notice.
Now I have a TV service, with a two-year contract, that is pretty much worthless to me.
Unless this gets settled real quickly, I will be canceling my FiOS services. I expect to be able to do so without a penalty, since they are no longer providing what they promised. I'm sure that somewhere in some fine print they have given themselves the right to do whatever they want.
There are also lots of avenues for complaints against Verizon, such as the PSC and the local franchise grantor (usually your local government). I'll be complaining about this everywhere I can. If you are unhappy about the loss of TWC, I hope you do so as well.
This is one more reason I will be switching back to Comcast once my contract with Verizon is up. I gave Accuweather a try. It took 5 minutes for Pittsburgh to roll around. It has no radar on the local weather info. True, I could go to a widget but the radar is not in motion.
I would be fine with Accuweather if it had local radar streaming like the Weather channel does and if it provided more info every so many minutes like the Weather channel doe "Local on the 8's".
BRING BACK THE WEATHER CHANNEL AND THE LOCAL WEATHER ON CHANNEL 49!!!!!! The "Acuweather" STINKS BIG TIME and this weather bug thing is pure CRAP!!! It is giving weather for someplace I can't even find on a map!!! If the problem is price then get rid of half the news channels that do nothing but repeat what news is reported by other news channels. How many ways can you honestly report the SAME news??? Also, get rid of half the sports channels because there are just too many of them out there!!! With these reductions the cost of the Weather Channel should be easy to pay!
BRING BACK THE WEATHER CHANNEL, it is one of the few channels with something worth watching!!!!