The Weather Channel
popo79941
Enthusiast - Level 2

I hate AccuWeather.......how come customers did not have a choice or a vote to keep The Weather Channel???? AccuWeather stinks, there are no REAL stories nor do the show any weather people out in the field......this is the worst, I watch the weather channel everyday. I might just think about changing my service to someone who has The Weather Channel!!! I hate this.....ugh !

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TonyMarino13
Newbie

How in the world can you not renegotiate the Weather Channel contract?  It has more than just the weather on it but to say the least, it has the BEST weather reporters on air of any service available.  I've already looked at your new "AccuWeather and it is lousy to say the least.  You need to put your thinking caps on and get the Weather Channel back onto FIOS.  Had I known this a month ago when I was switching providers, I honestly would not have switched.

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Southlakemama
Enthusiast - Level 1
I too am absolutely FURIOUSLY at Verizon for removing the weather channels, 49 and 119!!!!! I actually talked with them a minute ago and they said that the weather channel "would not negotiate so they did not renew their contract." Translation, Verizon would not pay the price the weather channel asked.

I agree, accuweather is TERRIBLE!!!!!!! All they want to cover is the east coast! And I live in Dallas. Severe storm time is right around the corner and I am worried about getting current weather conditions and alerts the way the weather channel did!

Anyone know of another cable TV/Internet provider that still has the weather channel?

And...., is it not interesting that we got no notice that Verizon was dropping the weather channel?!?!?! Every other time a channel has gone away, we got a couple of weeks notice and time to complain and hopefully stop the dropping!
exdejesus
Newbie

What happened to Weatherscan? Why isn't it available any more?

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oKJOVA
Newbie

Accuweather is no substitution for the iconic and very much better The Weather Channel.   Dubious reasoning for not being there at 119 suddenly along with the local radar on 49.  We look at those channels close to every day and during an actual weather event (see: climate change) I will only know the conditions in Islip, NY (no offense) via the "accuweather" channel.  Where will Cantore be?  I sadly won't know.  BRING BACK THE WEATHER CHANNEL.    What's next to go Verizon?  the CSPAN channels? 

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LouandJudi
Enthusiast - Level 1

To be quite frank we've put up with a lot of minor inconveniences with this service but due to the pricing we learned to endure. Now, however, we are Strongly considering returning to Cox. Stripping us of the weather channel we so enjoyed is most likely our last straw. If nothing happens in a couple of days, we're history!

Rushfan3
Enthusiast - Level 3

The sudden dropping of The Weather Channel was a really bad move. I understand that you have costs to keep down and what have you, but I think that because I pay you close to $200 a month in services, that I should have a say in what channels are kept and what channels are not. I know there are other people out there who pay more than me, but still, we are customers, and we should have a right to not only know ahead of time when our favorite channels are dropped, but to have a say in whether they should be dropped or not. 

I can also tell you that you just tripled my Accuweather channels because I already got them as a part of the over the air HD channels (464 in Philadelphia area, which is a digital over the air channel for WFMZ) and even when it was just the single channel over the air, I did not watch Accuweather because of the fact that they are not as knowledgable as the Weather Channel and they tend to run as a loop over having live programming, and when I usually tune into a weather network, I'm looking for something more than what Accuweather offers, and definitely more than what local news stations offer, which is why I liked The Weather Channel and Weatherscan, and personally, I am rather upset with this decision.

And honestly, I know there are other alternatives to Accuweather and Weatherbug, which personally, I would never install because Weatherbug is full of malware and spyware, not to mention that their information is so off, I'd be better off trusting the National Enquirer for my weather, because that's all both of them are. 

Floridalifeline
Enthusiast - Level 1

In January, I just switched to FIOS triple play because the INTERNET SERVICE IS better than Brighthouse.

I am sorely dissappointed that the Weather Channel is gone.

ACCU Weather is not the weather I need for my personal or business use.

If the Weather Channel contract is not renewed promptly, I will be promptly canceling Verizon TV.

As with all businesses, Verizon needs to understand that customers always have the right to vote with their feet and leave. 

I may have to pay more for separately packaged services, but  I will, if it means having the service I want.

One wonders if the Verizon finance division has calculated how much it costs them to start a new customer and how many will be lost if the Weather Channel does not return.

Perhaps this is the reason that I did not choose a 2 year contract when I made this switch.  The Lord always knows what is coming ahead for us...and I can now see it was Him who prompted me not to sign up for the  big cash Visa card and a 2-year contract.

RJN

Tampa, FL

rockyddogg
Enthusiast - Level 3

 IM as mad as heck and im not gonna take it anymore! Go to your phones or computers or phones and call or chat with verizon! tie up thier lines and request the cancellation department. Threated to drop them, and if they dont  respomd then drop them.

tiara320
Contributor - Level 2

WEATHER BUG IS WORTHLESS!!!  IT NEVER HAS THE ACCURATE WEATHER FOR MY AREA.  GET RID OF WEATHER BUG WIDGET AND PUT THE WEATHER CHANNEL WIDGET BACK ON!

THERE IS A REASON WHY WE PAY PREMIUM RATES EACH MONTH TO VERIZON SO WE CAN HAVE THE CHOICES WE WANT AND PAID FOR.

ALOT OF US ARE RETIRED AND OR DISABLED AND DEPEND ON THE WEATHER CHANNEL WIDGET FOR UPDATES AND WEATHER WARNINGS REGARDING HURRICANES AND STORM CONDITIONS.

IT'S AN EASY FIX GET RID OF WEATHERBUG WIDGET AND REPLACE THE WEATHER CHANNEL WIDGET BACK!

OldFoge
Enthusiast - Level 1

I agree with many of you.  Accuweather is the WORST.  It has been rated the lowest accuracy.  I am very very disappointed in Verizon.  And when my contract is up, I will consider alternatives.

Very unfortunate.

LadyHoo
Enthusiast - Level 1

BRING BACK THE WEATHER CHANNEL and NEGOTIATE A CONTRACT ASAP to satisfy and HOLD ONTO this Verizon customer!

rockyddogg
Enthusiast - Level 3

  Dont complain just call up and tell them if the weather channel doesnt come back you are cancelling, actions speak louder than words! If they want to take away a channel take away that stupid fios 1 news done by children with cell phone video! I just renewed my contract with a great deal but ill drop the whole thing, they have voided the contract by removing one of the top 5 watched cable channels because of greed!

aliannej
Enthusiast - Level 1

I am disgusted that The Weather Channel has been replaced by Accuweather. This is not an acceptable substitution. I watched a few minutes of Accuweather and found that the pixelation was all messed up, the sound cut in and out, and the content was no better than what used to be on the WeatherBug channel. I viewed The Weather Channel as one of the core channels and was relied upon for comprehensive severe weather updates. Don't want to hear the blame game about whether it is Verizon's fault or the Weather Channel's fault. FIX IT!

Tango449
Enthusiast - Level 1

FIOS without The Weather Channel is nowhere near worth what I pay for the service. Until now I have been happy with the service but this boneheaded move signals it's time to explore other options.

lrowland200
Enthusiast - Level 2

Like everyone else here I am very unhappy about them dropping TWC with no notice at all.  This is one of the three primary channels I watch and now it is gone without any notice. 

I am seriously considering dropping TV completely and daring them to charge me an ETF.  The package I paid for included TWC and it was one of the main reason I got TV.  for them to drop it like this is not right on so many levels.

garyJC1
Enthusiast - Level 1

SOOOOOO  DISAPPOINTED THAT TWC CONTRACT WAS NOT RENEWED!!!!!!!! THAT IS MY FAVORITE MORNING COFFEE PROGRAM. YOU SHOULD DO WHATEVER POSSIBLE TO RENEW FOR I AM SURE THERE ARE MANY MORE DISAPPOINTED VIEWERS !

ebyfeline
Enthusiast - Level 1

Can't believe my 2 letter abbreviation for cow manure was "Bleeped"!

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DOA2
Enthusiast - Level 1

  Removing "The Weather Channel" is a horrible decision.  The information provided on that station is invaluable, particularly during hurricane season and severe storm events.  The content of the replacement programing is ludicrous and totally useless!  I am profoundly disappointed and will begin searaching for an alternative provider but certainly hope Verizon reconsiders.

ebyfeline
Enthusiast - Level 1

It was reported by news agencies that VERIZON sent an email to each subscriber.  More front office **bleep**!

Verizon is cheaping out.  I don't use my phone for weather.  How many people do?  More front office **bleep**!

I'm sure a meeting of 26 year old middle managers of programming decided this. 

Not all of us have the iPhone umbilical cord attached.

mrvinyl
Enthusiast - Level 1

This {word filter avoidance},

accuweather is useless.

Bring back the real and only Weather Channel.

Verizon claims to care about their "community" yet they continunally show they only care about making a dollar.

Verizon is not the only game in town.

it is time to move onl

arnoldtoolman
Enthusiast - Level 1

@popo7994 wrote:

I hate AccuWeather.......how come customers did not have a choice or a vote to keep The Weather Channel???? AccuWeather stinks, there are no REAL stories nor do the show any weather people out in the field......this is the worst, I watch the weather channel everyday. I might just think about changing my service to someone who has The Weather Channel!!! I hate this.....ugh !


My wife is really upset with VERIZON and loosing the weather channel. Acuweather stinks. Bring back channel 49.