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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BillW3
Contributor - Level 1

I actually miss Weather Scan Local.  It would have been nice to tune to channel 49 to see the storms last night during the tornado watch here in metro Philly.  I went over to my girlfriend's house and she has Xfinity, guess what was on channel 101? Tha NWS warnings and radar.  

juliecathryn
Newbie

I want TWC back as well. We can complain on here all day, but does Verizon even read these? I wanted to email Verizon with my dis-satisfaction, but you can no longer even email Verizon! The contact us link makes you either have to come into these forums, or live chat, or have Verizon call you back.

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gs0b
Community Leader
Community Leader

@juliecathryn wrote:

I want TWC back as well. We can complain on here all day, but does Verizon even read these?


Since these forums are setup as peer-to-peer forums, you should not expect anything posted here to be read by anyone at Verizon other than the moderators.  The moderators job is to keep discussions polite and professional, not to take messages back to management or answer specific issues.  In short, the answer to your question is "no."

If you want to get a message to Verizon about your dissatisfaction with the removal of TWC, the strongest message you can send is to cancel your service.  Anything else is likely a waste of time.

Good Luck.

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NTXDFW
Enthusiast - Level 2

The Weather Channel sucks and has for many years.  Since NBC took it over it has gotten progressively worse.  I don't miss it, anyone who knows weather doesn't miss it.  Unless you live on the east coast or the northeast it has been an irrelevant channel for years.  Cry all you want, go get your weather from better sources on the internet.  Accuweather sucks too, again unless you live on the east coast or in the northeast, then it is built just for you.  Boo-hoo Weather Channel and the folks who just can't seem live without it.  Had I not received the email saying it was gone, I wouldn't have known it because I never watched it. 

mbrkelley
Enthusiast - Level 3

There are a LOT of folks who live on the East Coast and in the Northeast who depend on accurate, up-to-date weather to keep them informed when severe weather is in the area - and don't forget all those in the Midwest with tornado season already underway!  Accuweather doesn't provide any local weather for our area (Mid-Atlantic East Coast), and the Weatherbug is less than useless . . . no live radar in motion - just a static picture that isn't up to date and with weird colors.  If you didn't like TWC and Weatherscan, you had the choice to NOT watch it . . . just like I choose not to watch HSN or other channels on FiOS that don't interest me.  For those of us who live in areas that get severe weather like hurricanes and tornadoes, accurate weather and radar are essential.  Verizon needs to bring these two channel back or they'll lose a lot of customers (they already have, according to these posts).  Losing customers will cost Verizon a lot more than $.14 per household.  BRING THEM BACK, VERIZON!!!!!!!!!!!

jpj1009
Enthusiast - Level 2

I had Comcast installed Monday. It is good to have the Weather Channel and Weatherscan back. It is just in time for the severe weather this week. I also have the local forcast on the HD Weather Channel, which I never had with FIOS. 

roger210
Enthusiast - Level 2

I'm giving FIOS until June to realize theyve made a mistake, that will also drop my cancellation fess under $100, and then I'm gone if the Weather Channel isnt back.  So glad I dont have a verizon cell phone to change out.  I used to recommend FIOS all the time my friends and family, I guess now it will be Comcast and AT&T.

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JoeCoolOBX1
Enthusiast - Level 2

Ok I've waited long enough since my last posting with no response from Verizon....plus after reading all of these upset folks about losing the Weather Channel I've finally decided to do something about it.  I just placed my order with Comcast for a comparable package with a little more speed 105 mbps vs. 75 mbps, I will be cancelling my service once they can give me a firm date to do the install..... it appears that they've been a little busy lately, I wonder why?  As a Verizon shareholder this was very hard decision to make especially since I had FIOS for over 6+ years now and I was happy with their service until now.  Once all of my families phone contracts are up, I will be moving to another provider.

Verizon management you are probably going to get an earful in the next Shareholder's meeting! 

nickersnpurrs
Enthusiast - Level 2

hello....if you are a Verizon shareholder.....please please please tell them ti bring back our Weather Channel...please!

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EricDee1978
Enthusiast - Level 3

When I renewed my two-year contract, it was with the understanding that I would continue to receive top-quality programming via FiOS TV. With Verizon's unilateral decision to remove The Weather Channel from FiOS TV, I believe Verizon is now in violation of said two year contract, and I hereby accuse Verizon of violating the terms of same. I will continue to believe Verizon to be in violation of my contract to provide me with top-quality TV service until The Weather Channel is restored to the FiOS TV lineup.

joker211
Contributor - Level 1

Sorry to say Fios contracts clearly states they have a right to change programing.  So there is no violation on their part.

However I wish FIOS would read and understand how unhappy so many people are.  I never seen so many posts on one subject.

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ExCustomer2
Enthusiast - Level 1

I too hate AccuWeather and find it to be less than quality programming on Verizon's long list of decreasing valuable services. I will be cancelling my services within the next few months. Taking off TWC is the straw that broke the camel's back. Good riddance Verizon.


@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 !


rockyddogg
Enthusiast - Level 3

  The Weather Channel is also one of my more watched channels. The weather scan because it provides detailed weather forcasts and analysis plus warnings. During hurricane sandy leading up to it, The Weather Channel was one of the first to forcast days in advance the impending disaster and let people know what we were in for and then report  the conditions and warnings as it worsened untill the services went out with the 12 ft storm surge where i am. Ive called and complained and harassed them, and you get the same double speak! I just renewed too 3 months ago and got a very good package but who cars if they dont supply my favoritechannel. I beleive they have voided the contract by not supplying one of the top watched cable channels in the country and as such I am not responsible for any ETF> I get a feeling they mayintend to either not bring it back at all or make us wait months to make  TWC sweat. but TWC has NAtional coverage on virtually every provider so ultimately fios will suffer> I would suggest that everyone dissatisfied with this  fios decision, call customer service, choose option 4 to cancel and then give the CSR an ultimatum, that you will cancel if the weather channels not back by whatever day! LEt them n\know how much you want this channel!  Mt local cable company will cover the ETF if I switch to them, Although i will not pay the etf untill They have reimbursed me for them on an invoice. I will be with fios for a few more days unless i have tTWC back the cable installation is already sceduled. FIGHT THEM people!

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topcapt
Enthusiast - Level 3

The Weather Channel - don't bother bringing it back. It is misnamed. More properly, it should be called "The Commercials Channel". I stopped using it years ago because it became unwatchable ... especially as one observes commercials streaming end-on-end while at the same time recognizing the main content of their network - the weather - is essentially free. No Hollywood stars, no scripts, no writers. Talk about gouging.

Weather Scan - on the other hand - was far more useful, especially with up-to-the-minute radar imaging. I relied on that quite a bit.

AccuWeather is not very good. I use it only because I have no choice. VZ should be embarrassed to beat this drum so loudly as it makes VZ look like it is enamored with mediocrity. But, I suppose, a day may come when it will be critically important for me to sit and wait for the "scroll" to come around so I will know what the temperature will be at 7 PM in LA.

silverado4x4
Contributor - Level 2

Iam with you on that post, TWC has got to inflated with programs, commercials, etc.

I watch weathernation if I need to know about the weather and there are so many other ways to get info on the weather. TWC has got to big and money hungry is to why they run all those programs and commericals. I DONT MISS TWC AT ALL.

bingo126
Newbie

The Accu Weather channel does not provide real time information for my area. The Weather channel always provided Local on the 8 information for my city. Even the Weather Bug on channel 49 shows a city not even in my state for area code 10312 in Staten Island, New York. Why did Verizon not provide a means for it's subscribers to request that the Weather Channel renew it's contract. With the weather patterns we have been experiencing this year, local accurate information is extreemly necessary.

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Rocky18
Enthusiast - Level 3

Their Newest Dribble http://www.verizon.com/support/residential/content.htm These people actually believe the stuff they are shoveling. Hey Verizon, we are not stupid, and I sure as heck don't believe a word of this stuff. You want to make us feel special and VALUED as you say. Then start listening. WE WANT TWC BACK. All the other providers accepted the new contract VERIZON was the only company to back out. Like the one spoiled child, are you sitting in a corner now holding your breath. Come on wake up and fire the people responsible for this before they do it again. Your reputation depends on it.

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Regbud0503
Newbie
Please bring back weather channel.. They are the best. Miss storm stories. Sam Champion and others. Accu weather. Leaves a lot to be desired.
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stiffarm
Enthusiast - Level 1

Miss Weather Channel too.  Accuweather isn't nearly as good.  Well it actually stinks.  Not sure why I have to wait to see the local weather (live around NY City in New Jersey).  Yesterday, it took nearly 30 mins for them to play the extended forecast on the crawl for New York City.  Over the past couple of weeks, only saw one NJ town (Parsippany) on the crawl for just one day.  Well, hopefully Verizon will listen to its customers this time and bring it back.  Really miss all of TWC people and some of their shows.  If Verizon doesn't fix this, I will go back to Comcast when contract expires.  Geez Verizon, way to listen to your customers.

wildacres1
Newbie

I totally agree with EVERY post. We went on vacation, came back and The Weather Channel was gone! We loved watching the shows and the weather. When our contract is up we will be moving to another carrier.

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frankc1200
Enthusiast - Level 3
Enough already.. Bring it back and dump other channels. Weather is the ultimate reality TV.
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