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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jimsie1
Enthusiast - Level 3

BRING BACK THE WEATHER CHANNEL

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smtenney1
Enthusiast - Level 3
I also agree. I will likely leave Fios when the time comes if TWC is not returned. Accuweather doesn't come close and now with a hurricane headed towards the eastern seaboard we need the detailed coverage TWC provides. Verizon, this has become an unthinkable position.
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Phoenix461
Enthusiast - Level 2

So here we are again, under threat of severe weather - this time a hurricane coming straight up the Chesapeake Bay ala Hurricane Isabel - and no Weatherscan/Weather Channel to flip to for quick updates. Verizon, do you even give a **bleep**?? Or maybe your silence is all the answer we need.

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rogerdashner
Enthusiast - Level 2

Not only that but they do not cover any weather North of New York and I live in New England. This is really a bad decision by Verizon. I have to get my weather from Weather.com because accuweather is about as accurate as a pigeon in backwards flight.

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Ldwmusic1
Newbie
Accuweather is uninformative and rudimental.....bring back the Weather Channel.....Hurricane season is unsafe without it in Florida. Verizon should be ashamed of itself for letting their contract expire.
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jeffbpdguns
Enthusiast - Level 2

When I called to complain about losing the Weather Channel I was told no one watches TV weather any more, they get it from their smart phones. Although I know many people who don't have smart phones

  The question I have is why do the local tv stations still broadcast the weather many times a day?  Aren't they wasting air time if no one is watching it

OR could it be that FIOS just is money hungry and doesn't want to pay for the weather channel?  Now we are facing a hurricane and you can hardly hear anything about it on Accuweather.

I may not be a power user, only paying $220 a month for FIOS with the top speed internet, but when I my contract is up I am switching to Comcast!  My neighbor has already started the process.

Also if Comcast will pay my termination fee I would move next week!

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ljr3
Newbie

AccuWeather is AWEFUL!!!  The stories are beyond bad & their "local weather" is bad.  For this reason alone I am seriously considering switching to Comcast as my contract has expired.  Please bring back the Weather Channel.

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sangs1
Specialist - Level 2
I'm so happy Verizon isn't paying for such a useless channel as TWC, that I might re-up with them early.
smarc_k
Enthusiast - Level 2

Adding my dislike of AccuWeather!

Verizon, you should be ashamed of this debacle.  So many people dislike what you did regarding the Weather Channel.  At least, the initial replacement, Weather Nation, was OK.  AccuWeather is just plan bad.  I have yet to see ANY tropical weather reports on AccuWeather.  There is no good local weather/radar scan.

If your pride is too much to bear and you will not go back to The Weather Channel, then please replace AccuWeather with a better weather channel solution, such as Weather Nation.

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sangs1
Specialist - Level 2

It's been over four months now people. It's not coming back. As the chick in Frozen sang, let it go. 

vhswcs
Newbie

well, apparently, we're close to a tornado warning, but Pasipanny NY is Okay BEACUSE THAT'S WHAT THE CRAPPY ACCUWEATHER IS SHOWING. 

calling to cancel, today, over it! 

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shp
Enthusiast - Level 1

I want the Weather Channel BACK!!!!  Not everyone uses their phones or computers to access the weather, that is a rediculous statement made by Verizon.  Customers like myself pay up to $300 per month, the least thing you could do is get The Weather Channel back... Just renegotiate the deal and get it done and don't give excuses that it's for the benefit of the customer, as you can see your customers WANT the channel!  AccuWeather is a joke.  We are expecting horrific thunderstorms right now with gusts up to 70mph in Northern NJ and AccuWeather is talking about the beautiful weather in Los Angeles... Really???  AccuWeather is a joke!

aafd91
Enthusiast - Level 2

All I can say, is thank goodness that my family has a different service that offer The Weather Channel, otherwise I never would have known of the TORNADO that touched down in my area.... Thanks Verizon, for putting your own egos ahead of the safety and satisfaction of your customers.

WeatherFan
Enthusiast - Level 1
As we all know, Verizon has decided to get rid of one of the best channels on TV, without giving a single logical or believable reason.

I don't watch a lot of TV since there isn't anything worth watching, in my opinion. I'm not interested in reality shows, sitcoms, soap operas, horror, sports, junk news, or home shopping. However, one of the few stations I DID watch was the Weather Channel. I depended on it for regular forecasts, emergency weather bulletins, and natural disaster reporting.

As a librarian in a public library, I use weather.com (the Weather Channel's website) to answer patron's questions. Verizon has stated that people don't need the Weather Channel anymore because they get their information from the Internet. If that is the case, why do so many people call my library asking for the forecast? It's because there is a whole segment of the population that does not have a computer, email and/or the Internet.

Verizon insisting that people no longer need or want the Weather Channel is like the ignorant and short-sighted people who tell me that libraries are becoming extinct. Those people are out of touch with the reality that I see and experience every day at work: there are many people in our society who do not have e-readers, computers, or smart phones, either because they choose not to, can't understand technology, or can't afford them. However, many of those same people have a television and rely on it.

I am lucky that I can afford a computer and smart phone. I know how to use them and surf the web for information successfully. But I also want to get information and entertainment from TV. I want to see hurricane footage on a big screen, not on a tiny smart phone or computer screen.

Compared to the Weather Channel, Accuweather is a joke. If Verizon's customers do not need the Weather Channel, then they certainly don't need a substandard and pathetic imitation of it.

I had been waiting for my ancient smart phone to break for years. My AT&T contract had expired and I had decided to try Verizon Wireless next. Verizon dropped the Weather Channel right before I finally needed a new phone, so I changed my mind and stayed with AT&T.

Since Verizon dropped the Weather Channel, like many people, I feel stuck with a cable service that no longer meets my needs. I have been waiting impatiently for Verizon to come to its senses and reinstate the Weather Channel. However, I will not wait forever.

I had to call Verizon a few weeks ago about a problem and the Verizon employee told me that they were still negotiating with the Weather Channel. I would like to think that he was not lying to me, but the letter I had gotten earlier in the mail about Verizon's decision to drop the Weather Channel had stated that this was a done deal.

Don't force me to leave. Prove to your customers that you do listen to what they want and need. Prove to us that you are not ignorant and short-sighted.
EricDee1978
Enthusiast - Level 3

By the way, folks, with Verizon's logic, NBC will likely be next since they're also owned by Comcast. Get ready to lose a HUGE major TV network, folks, because that what I think is gonna happen next. Verizon's not gonna admit they're wrong, so they're gonna compund it with ANOTHER wrong. Just you watch & see. If they had brain one in their heads, like I HOPE they do, The Weather Channel would be brought back, but that makes far too much sense. Hopefully in 11 months when my contract is up, I'll have the money put together to switch providers, but we'll see.

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RBrown2
Newbie

I want the Weather Channel back.  Accuweather sucks!

I live in Florida in a very hurricane active area.  Accuweather has nothing to guide me or keep me up to date on what is happening in the tropics.  This is crazy...I need the weather channel.  With tropical storm Bill it has made me all that more aware of this need.  I wanted to complain directly to Verizon, but there seems to be no way to do that on the Verizon site other than these forums, which probably no one at corporate even reads or cares about,

Give us back the Weather Channel.

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sjdm2000
Newbie

BRING BACK THE WEATHER CHANNEL....PLEASE! I have given Accuweather many a chance to wow me...no such luck....It's ridiculously lame! Please tell me why Fios switched!

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kappyinpa
Enthusiast - Level 1

I am very unhappy that you took the weather channels offf.  I did not like your new local weather  on 49, and now I cannot even get that.  To the surprise of  some of your  higher ups, we do not all have smart phones!

JohnLeite
Enthusiast - Level 3

Accu Weather just sucks.  Plain and simple.  I can't get my local weather.  Why did you drop the Weather Channel.  I also miss the companion channel on SD49 which gave my local weather 24/7.  Thank you Verizon for making it easier to cut the cord when my contact ends in December.

suegarrid114
Enthusiast - Level 1
I agree. This might make me change. I want the weather channel. They could have at least added the new and kept the old.
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suegarrid114
Enthusiast - Level 1
Please bring back the weather channel. I loved prospector and this ne weather channel really sucks. Boring and dry!!!!
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