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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Avmal1
Enthusiast - Level 2

On Monday evening at a friend's house, while watching the tv, I got to watch the weather channel. We had tremendous amounts of rain that night some 3 inches. They gave the viewers continued updates for the Central New Jersey area. Wow, was that awesome. This was Comcast providing what the viewers need to know in our flood prone region with TWC. Accuweather never delves into local areas like TWC. . Thanks for listening Verizon. As soon as my contract is up with Verizon goodbye along with Verizon wireless.

Debdoubleyou
Newbie

So like Verizon to put profits ahead of customers' preferences and safety. Hurricane season is coming,  I hope you have a plan to transform Accuweather. It sucks.

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plumbago
Enthusiast - Level 3

I'm so tired of not having a decent weather channel to go to. We checked on switching to a new company, but between the installation fees and the Verizon contract cancelation fee, the cost of it all is too much. Such an inconvenience.  It looks like most people are giving up trying to contact Verizon, mainly because Verizon doesn't care. Hurricane season is here and we want The Weather Channel back, or at least a weather channel that is equal to the quality of TWC. As the previous customer wrote "AccuWeather Sucks". We pay good money for our service and we should be able to get a good weather channel with it. The state of Florida needs it. Again, hurricane season is here and having a good weather channel is a must to help protect citizens. That valuable resource is out there with TWC so why cut off that avenue of tried and true technology? And again, AccuWeather Sucks. I don't understand why you are not listening Verizon. I know someone from Verizon monitors these posts. So I say it again, AccuWeather Sucks. 

jbeard1
Enthusiast - Level 2

We all prefer the Weather Channel and know that Accuweather is not acceptable. Until there is a real ground swell I don't think anything will happen. One rep tells me to "forget it", one tells me they are in negotiation. If they keep taking channels away and "redoing" the packages I can look to plugging in Amazon Fire, subscribing to Netflix and getting an outside antenna. There are other options. For example you can get HBO now without having cable.....

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acct201
Enthusiast - Level 2

In this season of stormy weather, I was so used to turning to the weather channel for direction.   Accuweather is an inferior product and totally useless.  I will be looking to leave Verizon Fios for another service provider. 

Sure there is the internet, but sitting in a chair stairing at a small monitor just doesn't cut it when you have a 60 inch TV and I can relax in the recliner while drinking a mug of coffee.  

Thanks but no thanks. 

rebjoer
Enthusiast - Level 1

It has been a while and the loss of the weather channel --and its subpar replacements are unacceptable.  the new channels ---119 and "widget" - dont work-- the widget takes too long and it and  ch 119 do not  have appropriate content for viewers needs-local weather on the 8's and etc.   I also do not especially feel the need to log onto my phone to check the weather.  we lost a pop up in our yard because we did not know wind and rain were coming in--if we were able to quickly look at ch 49 it would now have happened.  it is a very disappointing--and costly for my family-- decision by verizon not to renew the contract with the weather channels.   in this era of instant communication and information channel 49 -- the weatherscan channel--needs to be returned to the regular channel line up ASAP

tede2
Newbie

I agree.  Accuweather is not local content.  We had a local weather channel that was also dropped when we lost the weather channel.  My contract is now completed and not having the weather channel will be a driving force if I go back to cable.

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mbbaumann
Enthusiast - Level 1

The removal of the Weather Channel was a very poor decision.  Accuweather is substandard.   I would like to see the Weather Channel returned to the line up.  I may have to take my business elsewhere if this is not rectified.

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eljefe2
Master - Level 1
That subject has been pretty much beat to death here: http://forums.verizon.com/t5/FiOS-TV-Programming/The-Weather-Channel/td-p/780921
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Rougeemt
Newbie

Thunderstorms all around, hurricane of the coast and all I can find out on TV is the weather in Sacramento, oops wait, San Francisco is next. 😡😡😡😡

inam am so glad Verizon is more concerned with our safety than some stupid provider fees. NOT!!!!!!!!

why oh why did I leave direct TV...counting the days till I can go back

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celticpride1
Contributor - Level 2

IF we were really all valued customers verizon would bring back the weather channel! I hate accuweather channel!

Chitchatjf
Enthusiast - Level 3

I do not care about the accuweather channel and would prefer that TWC come back

The accuweather website OTOH is pretty useful

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avemaria92
Contributor - Level 1

it's times like this living in Florida that I pretty much had the Weather Channel on all the time in the background.. we have a possible major storm coming toward us and I don't know where to go to get live weather that focuses on things like this.. right now the useless Accuweather channel is showing a short clip of weather in Oregon..  I hate that channel so much, it's worthless to me..  it's no more useful than the app I have on my Smart Tv that shows the forecast.. I want live weather back..

Does anyone know a service or anything where we can get the Weather Channel while still being chained to Verizon Fios for another 18 months?  i'm tired of being a part of a group considered by them as 'acceptable loss'.. I don't want to be a customer they are willing to lose.. 

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Fred8291952
Newbie

With this many complaints find a way to renew the weather channel or find new customers willing to accept a sad 2nd rate excuse for weather information.  We pay a good amount for the channels we love. I can pay less at Cablevision ,but stuck with verizon and now this.  News 12 was a fabulous source of information and you offer that SUB STANDARD FIOS and I accepted it. Now this sad excuse for weather. Bring them back or you lose my business I am only one person but I will leave.

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bobbo527
Specialist - Level 3

@Fred8291952 wrote:

With this many complaints find a way to renew the weather channel or find new customers willing to accept a sad 2nd rate excuse for weather information.  We pay a good amount for the channels we love. I can pay less at Cablevision ,but stuck with verizon and now this.  News 12 was a fabulous source of information and you offer that SUB STANDARD FIOS and I accepted it. Now this sad excuse for weather. Bring them back or you lose my business I am only one person but I will leave.


And if the Weather channel had it's way YOU wouild be paying even more.

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ZandorRI
Enthusiast - Level 3

Well here we are, many moons have passed and Verizon obviously has no intentions to return TWC.

And I have 2 whole days left in my contract...huh think think think

Well, the stay with us triple play deals, if I do the math are not deals at all.

If I want to retain or upgrade my current pkg the lowest 2 yr cost would be around $4800.00

HOLY @#@# batman! Well I guess if you break it down to say $50 for phone & $50 for Internet & $100 for TV it doesn't seem so bad. I know that others do pay more, with more channels & faster Internet etc.. But when you do a 24 month total WOW!

All this and still no TWC! Not to mention that other channels will be removed from my Extreme Pkg!

Well here we are living in New England and here it is, Hurricane Season and soon enough Winter Storm season.

With that being said, AccuWeather is utterly useless. As well as our local news reports. You have to catch it on-time or scour the net for their forecasts.

Nope not an option, our weather people are not as good as TWC nor do they do continuous live coverage of breaking weather locally or nation wide.

And not having real time access to nation wide weather when we have family living from the East coast to the West coast just doesn't seem right in today's day and age.

TWC does not have an option to watch Live via the net or even a subscription service, so that's not an option either!

And, politely reminding Verizon that their customers peace of mind during natural disasters and unsettling weather hasen't done any good.

So to that end, I'm not concerned with making a rash decision to upgrade my pkg by the OMG 2 days left or your price increases scare tactics. I don't do hard sales and my hard earned money spends just as good elsewhere. Verizon would do well to remember that we really do have a choice.

I'm more concerned with our family's safety here and across the states. I will have to look into viable alternatives in our area. There are so many others providers, all hoping to get a piece of that $$$ that Verizon will loose from me.

I wonder in reality how many more are jumping ship. Not just because of TWC but also the increasing prices and pulling of channels. Yet again, I will check the other offers and make my own decision based on my matrix. The I don't do hard sales goes for the other providers also!

So with all this, I decided to go visit my local FIOS store (see what they had to offer me) only to find out it's not there anymore. Still listed online as being there, but gone none the less. So, I traveled over 50 miles round trip to the other store that I knew about, yup their there. Then I found out that they moved the first one to a new location.....sigh running around across the state for nothing when they opened the new store closer to my home. Thanks for updating your web pages to reflect these changes Verizon, yet again a day late and a dollar short. Can I send you my travel expenses for fuel & time LOL

Come to find out they closed all the local FIOS stores (cost savings move) and combined them with the Verizon Wireless Cell stores....really! really! are you kidding me? Cost cutting measures that seem to limit our access to real people & cut more American jobs. Nice move, where does that cost savings go???? Don't be fooled into thinking they will pass it onto us. I then I googled the Verizon CEO pay for last year and again HOLY @#@# batman!

So, 2 days and counting tick tick tick...

Until us customers matter again whatever we post won't make any difference it just falls on deaf ears.

needmyweather
Enthusiast - Level 2

I agree!!!

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bbwcnow
Newbie

As customers, all we can do is express our unhappiness and if that doesn't work, vote with our wallet.  Really enjoyed FIOS and my full blown package for the past two years until they dropped TWC.  Would have gladly re-upped if TWC hadn't been dropped.  Didn't want to leave, but my full blown package was up and a decision had to be made.  In our area, there multiple cable companies and only two are real choices.  The only difference to me was one had The Weather Channel and one didn't. My vote was cast and for the next 2 years, I'll be with a competitor on their fulll blown package.  Hopefully, when the two years are up Verizon will have the Weather Channel again. Without it, it would be difficult to come back.  So happy to have TWC back and a new show for weather geeks like me.  PS: The only reason to watch Accuweather is Stef Davis.

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sangs1
Specialist - Level 2

FiOS Wins! The Weather Channel admits nobody was watching its garbage anymore. And we can thank FiOS in part for making its "rebranding" happen.

http://money.cnn.com/2015/09/09/media/weather-channel-sam-champion/index.html

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mschauber
Enthusiast - Level 3

It's unfathomable that Verizon dropped the weather channel.  We over pay for hundreds of channels no one really watches, but TWC, something most people watch at some point, they drop.

Yet they keep WGN, even though not a single person watches it anymore since they stopped carrying the Cubs and all chicago sports teams.

I know verizon wants to drop FiOS all together and have even failed to meet their agreement with NYC....  So verizon, just screw everyone over already and force us back to time warner cable wit their awful picture quality and even higher prices.  I'm working up to cutting the cord...  These companies are driving customers away....  then they complain... what stupidity!!!1

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Dominegyptian
Newbie

Exactly .

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