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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TVAddict
Enthusiast - Level 2

Any other suggestions if I don't have a Facebook account?

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Feisty68
Enthusiast - Level 1

BRING BACK TWC!!!! No offense, but AccuWeather is WEAK. TWC is actually worth watching for its deep weather analysis. AccuW just gives you the 1-2-3. It's AccuWeather that forces people to check other sources for weather, NOT TWC. I watch TWC at my work on Optimum. It's pathetic that when I go home I can't see something as simple as TWC and instead get fed an inferior channel. And I can name 150 other channels to dump in favor of TWC. Please, FioS, get your priorities straight!! 

Raven_88
Enthusiast - Level 2

I agree, I can think of a number of channels to dump that I pay for that I don't watch or want to get The Weather Channel back.   I've removed "AccuWeather" from my favorites line up since it's such a bore to watch and takes forever to scroll through all the cities they list.  I really don't care about what's going on in Gaithersburg and I'm sure they don't give a darn what's going on in the Norfolk area up there.   I hop on my computer to watch The Weather Channel to see what's up and I do miss the programming on that channel. 

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CRobGauth
Community Leader
Community Leader

You just show a big part of the reason Verizon said they dropped TWC.

You hop on your computer to get the weather. They said they felt not enough eyes on teh channel to warrant the cost.

As for cities, yes your particular city may not come up (haven't timed to see how it relates to TWC doing local every 10 minutes on the 8s) but I find that you can find a close by city that can give enough relevant info in a timely manner.

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unclemike11
Newbie

If Verizon cannot come to an agreement with the Weather Channel the  should look at Weathernation. At least they broadcast live not taped like Accuweather. The pobably would be cheaper.

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CRobGauth
Community Leader
Community Leader

Accuweather practically gave it away to Verizon.

And Weathernation is available in some areas as a sub-channel of broadcast networks.

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Rougeemt
Newbie

Verizon

This is my notice to you.....When my contract is up i am gone......

Here I sit with Hurricane Matthew looming....All I have is my local weather, which is for Baltimore and DC, however I liive in Norfolk.  ACCU weather is talking about the weather out west and showing commercials about some new fangled belt....

Wait...a 30 sec radar picture of Matthew shows up, however when i look at it,  it says the last 6 hours but it is still 1HOUR behind....now the channel goes to an infomericial about a frying pan....

Sorry, my property and my families safety (here and in florida) are to important to me to worry about if my pants will stay up and if it's raining out west  or in Washington DC while my food won't stick to my new frying pan....

you can try and contact me if you want, however unless you want to bring back the REAL weather channel, i guess i will be switching to COX or DIRECT TV, hell maybe ATT to then i can get the bonus of NFL Ticket...

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starrin
Contributor - Level 3

I live in Virginia Beach.  TWC is streaming all live reports LIVE from their www site.

Take a look, get your fix

  starrin

     Better to light a candle than curse the darkness

cjcook2
Enthusiast - Level 3

Nope. Can't accesss the live stream. Got it for a few hours on Friday, but now it wants me to sign in via my provider - and Verizon is not a provider, so no access to the live stream. (never could get the live stream before the storm - it always said I had to sign in via my internet provider - again Verizon is NOT a provider of TWC)

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Not applicable

My mother just canceled Verizon for Comcast solely to get the Weather Channel.  I will be doing the same if they do not return the Weather Channel to the lineup.  While we were on vacation we watched the Weather Channel continuously on COX cable.  We enjoy their programming, but feel the weather coverage is essential.  Accuweather is a worthless substitute.  I am still stunned they made such a horrible business decision such as this.  The Weather Channel is a necessity.

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smtenney1
Enthusiast - Level 3
Accuweather seems to be such a small operation that they can't even come close to the coverage provided by TWC and even CNN. It's to the credit of the TWC that they are streaming their coverage on the Web.
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mixelplix
Enthusiast - Level 1

Please, someone tell me how we can get the Weather Channel back.. I'm seriously thinking about switching to Comcast. Acuweather is so minimal, so poor it defies understanding how/why Verizon keeps this service.

Uuuugghh Smiley Sad

 
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Justin46
Legend

@Itworker7 wrote:

Please, someone tell me how we can get the Weather Channel back.. I'm seriously thinking about switching to Comcast. Acuweather is so minimal, so poor it defies understanding how/why Verizon keeps this service.

Uuuugghh Smiley Sad

 

If you live in TX, FL, or CA, then you may be in luck, when we are sold to Frontier next month we may get the Weather Channel back, based on looking at Frontier's existing Fort Wayne, IN FiOS TV lineup. On the other hand, maybe not, maybe Frontier will just stick with Accuweather since we already have it.

If you are located somewhere else, I wouldn't hold my breath, apparently Verizon is satisfied with the contract they have with Accuweather. I really don't think there is much you can do to convince Verizon to change, and if you do switch to Comcast, unless you make absolutely sure some Verizon FiOS executive knows exactly why you are switching, your switching will mean nothing regarding Verizon possibly switching back to the Weather Channel.

Just my opinion of course.....

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bdguide
Enthusiast - Level 2

I think it is about time that we get Re-imbursed for Programing being dropped that we did not agree to.  We were not given any choice at all, which is a contract Breach on Verizons part. We had paid for the Weather channel, not the garbage you have given us, I can tell the weather better just by looking out the window, Very very sad .

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bobbo527
Specialist - Level 3

@bdguide wrote:

I think it is about time that we get Re-imbursed for Programing being dropped that we did not agree to.  We were not given any choice at all, which is a contract Breach on Verizons part. We had paid for the Weather channel, not the garbage you have given us, I can tell the weather better just by looking out the window, Very very sad .


I suggest you actually read your contract. By your statement it's obvious you have not. They are not in breach, they can add or subtract channels per the contract YOU agreed to when you signed on. 

ALL cable companies add and drop channels all the time. 

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CRobGauth
Community Leader
Community Leader

Contract clearly allows them (and most cable companies) to add and delete content.

This is done in an effort to control costs. If you are under contract, your price is set. If content providers raise rates while you are under contract, Verizon's costs go up, but not income.

Other model would be to contract for specific content which would mean your bill could change monthly.

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Rocky18
Enthusiast - Level 3

This has gone well beyond that we want The Weather Channel Back. Verizon has hit a new low (As if they can go any lower) Now they are restricting our right to free speech by blocking anyone that comments on TWC at their Facebook page. Hey Verizon this is America and the right to free speech is guaranteed by the Constitution. I'm a paying customer and I'm blocked from posting on The FIOS Facebook page. You have truly sunk to a new low, if you don't want to listen to the complaints then bring back TWC Simple. I don't know what TWC did that has you so angry, but, get over it and work it out. Enough is Enough.

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gs0b
Community Leader
Community Leader

@Rocky18 wrote:

Hey Verizon this is America and the right to free speech is guaranteed by the Constitution. I'm a paying customer and I'm blocked from posting on The FIOS Facebook page.


FYI, the Constitution prevents the government from abridging our right to free speech.  Private individuals and organizations can control speech on their property as much as they want.  This is a common misconception about the 1st amendment.

For example, you can't stand in my front yard and make any speech you want, but you can stand in public park.  My yard is private property and I get to decide what happens in it.

Verizon's Facebook page and these forums are considered "private property" and Verizon get's to decide what speech is allowed here.  If you want to make comments that Verizon doesn't allow, do it on private property that allows such speech.  TWC's Facebook page is probably a friendly place for your comments.

If you want to send a message to Verizon that they will likley pay attention to, cancel your service and tell them why.  Any other approach will most likely have little effect on Verizon.

Good Luck.

uncle2000mike
Enthusiast - Level 3

I cancelled my service and when I told them why, they started to read from a script which says you can get weather info from other sources etc. That is when I interrupted them to stop hearing this nonsense. If everyone who complained here cancelled their service, then they would understand.

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aaronwtfios1
Contributor - Level 1

While I would love to get the Weather Channel Back, I'm not going to cancel my service over it.


@uncle2000mike wrote:

I cancelled my service and when I told them why, they started to read from a script which says you can get weather info from other sources etc. That is when I interrupted them to stop hearing this nonsense. If everyone who complained here cancelled their service, then they would understand.


AaronD12a
Newbie

I've had my service for 2 weeks and now don't have The Weather Channel. Just at the time where we're getting tornados, severe thunderstorms, and flooding. Thanks, Verizon.

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