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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boat2
Enthusiast - Level 1

When all the tornados were bouncing around in north Texas, Accuweather was COMPLETELY useless. I didn't want to watch the weather in Boston when my house might be blowing away. The Weather Channel always has live, weather updates when severe weather in the area.

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Louise6
Enthusiast - Level 1

I'm so unhappy about Verizon canceling the Weather Channnel that I will definitely be switching back to Comcast as soon as my contract is up.  This AccuWeather is horrible!  Good-bye Verizon.

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ILUVweather
Newbie

We were frequent visitors to the Weather Scan and Weather Channel to view live radar, current conditions and forecasts.  The removal of those channels has been an extreme inconvenience.  And it is also a safety concern living in tornado alley to not readily have access to a weather in motion radar perspective.

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Merlin101
Newbie

OMG, bring back the weather channel.  I dont want to know the weather in Grand Forks.  I live in Washington D.C.  Comcast carries it, few friends switched back due to the importance of their travel and daily plans.  My brother dropped Direct TV, and went to Dish.  Get rid of the golf channel, give us what we need.  The Weather Channel......

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19A4S6NB
Enthusiast - Level 1

I am shocked you have dropped The Weather Channel! I also live in an area with many tornados and have family in areas that do also.  I will be changing my service after 10 years plus of being with Verizon. Accuweather is a joke.  Bad move on Verizon's part.......... 

plumbago
Enthusiast - Level 3

Today there was major tornado activity and large hail in the midwest and AccuWeather did not report on it, even as it was happening. Instead AccuWeather was mainly reporting on New York and Washington DC weather. Most of the weather reporting on AccuWeather is about the northeast US...what about the rest of us! CNN had breaking weather news today about the tornado to the point of telling people in the path of the tornado to find a safe place. CNN was actually tracking the storm and breaking in between news items. When I flipped back to AccuWeather to see what they were reporting...they were still talking about New York and DC and their forecast for tomorrow. The Weather Channel NEEDS to be brought back. AccuWeather is just plain silly (have any of you Verizon folks ever actually watched the AccuWeather channel???). TWC tracks storms down to street level and reports moment to moment during dangerous storms. They can see the debris field that a tornado is producing and pin point the exact spot where the storm is hitting. Not everyone wants to find the weather on their phone or online. (We still have flip phones...I know, I know, but I'm not getting a smart phone just because Verizon dropped TWC) We just want to turn the TV on to THE WEATHER CHANNEL and see if we are on the path of the storm. Many from the older generation 60+ do not use a smart phone or a computer to get the weather, they want to turn on TWC. It will be interesting to see what happens when the southern states get hit by the next Hurricane and people turn to AccuWeather for detailed hurricane information to find that AccuWeather is reporting on the "mild weather day in New York". We need SERIOUS weather reporting for these big storms, otherwise there is much more risk of people getting injured or worse. It has NOT been easy to get our AccuWeather/Weather Channel concerns directed to anyone at Verizon. To sign up for this message board was not especially easy, and customer service via phone only suggest using your smart phone, computer, or use the weather bug widget to get weather if AccuWeather is not good enough. Those tools do not compare to TWC. I don't know if this note will get to anyone that will take these concerns seriously. It seems that folks have given up or haven't been able to complain about the removal of TWC. But the way I see it, Verizon has not made it easy to communicate with these customer concerns.

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winniethepooh3
Enthusiast - Level 1

I WANT THE WEATHER CHANNEL RE-NEWED!!!!!!!!!  Every month my Verizon bill goes up and yet we have lost  at least six channels, without notice.  They seem to have a total disregard for their customers.  I have the basic cable pkg, basic phone and internet, nothing fancy and my bill is almost $200.00 per month.  This has gotten so out of hand.  If the weather channel is not re-newed shortly I will definitely be changing providers and saving some money to boot.  Maybe if enough people change providers they will finally start taking the customer's into consideration.  

Jimmy827
Enthusiast - Level 1

I couldn't agree more!  There is currently very severe weather occuring in the Mid-West and I am suffering through 5 talking heads talking about how nice it is in the northeast. 

Settle your differences and bring back the weather channel. Accuweather is really lame. 

persido1
Newbie
Dish has their own weather channel now it's called Weather Nation TV is seems pretty good, I tend to be watching it rather than The Weather Channel.
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girlgeek1
Newbie

Please reconsider negotiating with The Weather Channel

AccuWeather is behind the times and spends most of each hour showing the East Coast (I am in the Central South).

The AccuWeather presentation looks like their studio is located in someone's garage.

I have been a long time FIOS customer, and, believe me, I will be checking out other options based upon the loss of this station. 

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pens812
Enthusiast - Level 2

I hate this Accu Weather - there is nothing to like about it.   I see that Verizon didn't change the rates for dropping the Weather Channel - hate the fact that I can't just tune into the local weather forecast like I use to -   defilnitely will change come December when my contract comes up

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Left_Snow
Enthusiast - Level 1

We are extremely disappointed that the Weather Channel Disappeared.  Your replacement is a joke.  You might

have to wait several hours to get to a city near you.  It is a complete waste of time and we hate it.  We now have to turn off the television and go to our computers and try to find weather.  This is ridiculous.  Tell me who I can scream at because

I am furious.  The hurricane season is around the corner and YOU IN YOUR GREEDY WAYS, have taken away the Weather Channel.  Accuweather is awful.  This WILL BACKFIRE if you don't fix this.  Please help.  We will change providers if this doesn't change.  Thank you.  'Suffering in Florida'.

lucky6363
Enthusiast - Level 1

I work in the Emergency Management field, with Florida hurricanes a high priority.  I have tried to use Accuweather for the information I need. However, this program has far too many issues. It does not play on older tube TVs, you get grayscreen. Not much help for radar maps there. Also, Accuweather does nothing but read NWS weather bulletins. We need the informational segments provided by Weather Channel. The weather aware training segments are important to people. The real time, situational reports are important to everyone in a landfall area. EMs rely heavily on the real time status of the storm, on location, and the weather modeling and predictions sotrm landfall and future forecasts. I cannot imagine this passive bulletin posting Accuweather app to be of much, or any, help during a mass evacuation and landfall of a long overdue hurricane in south Florida. What mass media channel will people have to watch for accurate and real time information? CNN? Please bring The Weather Channel back before June 1, the beginning of Hurricane Season for the Gulf States and Eastern Seaboard. Our goal is to protect lives, and Weather Channel has always been there to help us do just that.

Avmal1
Enthusiast - Level 2

Just got off the phone with a very pleasant Verizon representative. Sadly there are No talks regarding Verizon bringing back TWC.  Kinda sad hearing that bit of news. They do say they have other features that Fios  offer that others don't. Anyone know what they are please let me know.  Makes me realize that we are just a number to them and not anything more.

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sirkan
Enthusiast - Level 2
I admit I took The Weather Channel for granted as always there. When it was dropped I'm betting everyone thought no one would miss it. Guess again. So, I've resorted to business trips as my avenue to watch TWC because I have 17 months to go on my contract and I'm pretty much stuck with FiOS until I can drop them for Cox cable, the only other provider in my area. I gotta admit, TWC is a great resource and it was completely foolish to drop their network. Their coverage is top notch. When compared to Accuweather, there is no comparison.

WE WANT THE WEATHER CHANNEL BACK! We need it back!
karasota4
Newbie

Accu Weather stinks.  Would you please give us back the regualr weather channel??  We are upon the rainy season here in Florida and shortly after, we roll into the hurrican season.  Please consider returning the weathe channel to our lineup.

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prh1969
Enthusiast - Level 1

I am completely dissatisfied with Accuweather. It is useless for severe weather such as today. I may cancel or non renew Verizon. This is ridiculous 

Bring Back Weather Channel!

You have 146 pages of complaints on this forum do you Verizon even care?????????????????????????????

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sonya80
Enthusiast - Level 1

Just wanted to register my complaint about dropping The Weather Channel. While Verizon might think everyone accesses it on their phones, they are incorrect. Every member of our family, young and old, immediately goes to The Weather Channel on our TV whenever an impending weather event is predicted. We recently had an intense thunderstorm system move thru the DC area, and we all turned to the TV for more information and couldn't figure out where to get info. Yes, I know AccuWeather is there, but it's terrible. Less professional and people moving on and off the screen - it PALES in comparision to The Weather Channel. This is a decision that seriously makes us want to rethink our television watching service.

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mab1941
Enthusiast - Level 1

Lat night, during a severe thunder storm, I could not find a weather scan on fios.  Accui mweather is just no good.

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blt4ice
Enthusiast - Level 2

Last night in the New Castle County, Delaware area we had a severe thunderstorm, flash flood, and tornado Watch until Midnight.  I did not know some of this (T-Storms/Tornado Watch) till I heard the distant thunder.  I look at accuweather and nothing no scrolling bar saying storms are coming or that there is a tornado watch, but I could see the weather in Los Angelos and Pittsburg(useless).  Checked Weatherbug widget and nothing.  Then I go downstairs to find the iPad to look at weatherchannels app, and I can now see storms coming and tornado watch.  I used to be able to turn to Channel 49 and see the red alert bar with the up to the minute NWS alerts and storm paths with times they will be at certain towns.  Your moving to accuweather seems to just be a cheap move, or a childish move, and you never gave a valid reason as to why you made the decision to remove them, just some generic statement that said what you did but not why you did it, at least not a logical reason.  Seriously thinking, $110.00 penalty for me to leave early, Comcast offers a gift card to come on board that would negate that charge, and I pay you over $3,000 a year for service, and have been with you for nearl 10 years, I don't jump around, so do you want to lose another $30,000 in business over the next several years?

Majorpanic
Enthusiast - Level 2

Here's what I'm doing first thing tomorrow morning: I'm going to call Verizon and drop all my premium channels!  I'll add them back the day that Weather Channel is back in the line-up.  Per The Weather Channel, they offered a final proposal that was cheaper than the prior contract with Verizon, but Verizon dropped the channel anyway.

Seems like Verizon thinks they have a monopoly on what I see on my TV.  They seem to forget that people like me have a Roku box, an Amazon Fire Stick, Netflix, Hulu, Sling, etc. etc. etc.  Oh, and of course, I could always switch to one of the other two carriers in my area.

Chris I.

Clearwater, FL