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 !

1,977 Replies
frankc1200
Enthusiast - Level 3
So the number of subs that would need to drop (at a avg montly price of $250) is just over 3,000 subs for it to impact the overall revenue number.
0 Likes
Reply
frankc1200
Enthusiast - Level 3

http://thevane.gawker.com/accuweather-slams-the-nws-for-missing-a-tornado-accuwea-1694135023 AccuWeather Slams the NWS for Missing a Tornado AccuWeather Didn't Cover The National Weather Service failed to issue a tornado warning in Moore, Oklahoma, when a preliminary EF-1 tornado made a mess of the town for the sixth time in as many years on Wednesday. AccuWeather wasted no time blasting the agency for its failure while trumpeting their own success in warning clients twelve minutes before the storm struck. There's only one problem—their brand new television network didn't cover the storm, either.....

0 Likes
Reply
frankc1200
Enthusiast - Level 3
Enough already!! People want this channel back. Save money elsewhere for channels no one watches. At $.14 per sub times 5.6MM subs is $784k per month in Verizon's pockets and many of us "customers" are getting the shaft by not having this channel.
0 Likes
Reply
joker211
Contributor - Level 1

WELL I just got a letter from FIOS saying the WEATHER CHANNEL IS DELETED FROM FIOS.

So to me the fight is over.  Why would FIOS spend money to mail letters if they were going to try to get the channel back?

Sigh.

Millions of letters at $ .48

0 Likes
Reply
Rocky18
Enthusiast - Level 3

@joker211 wrote:

WELL I just got a letter from FIOS saying the WEATHER CHANNEL IS DELETED FROM FIOS.

So to me the fight is over.  Why would FIOS spend money to mail letters if they were going to try to get the channel back?

Sigh.

Millions of letters at $ .48


Joker

       The fight is never over. This is why we are the laughing stock of the world, things get tough and we walk the other way.

0 Likes
Reply
Not applicable

I believe they mailed letters to those people who don't have email addresses.  My mother also got a letter this week (she has no internet access), but I received an email March 10.  We need to continue letting them know we want TWC and all its services back.  I call them weekly and I believe they are beginning to listen.  If we become complacent, it will not return.  TWC is an essential service for me and my family and if it isn't returned in a reasonable amount of time, our family and my mother will be returning to Comcast.  Please Verizon, we have tried Accuweather and it in no way is a replacement for TWC.  Please return TWC and all its services to your FIOS TV lineup.

0 Likes
Reply
popo79941
Enthusiast - Level 2

I AM POSTING A FORMAL COMPLANT AGAINST VERIZON FIOS FOR REMOVING THE WEATHER CHANNEL AND REPLACING IT WITH A EXTREMLY CRAPPY ACCU WEATHER.....WE PAY GOO MONEY FOR OUR SEVICES AND YOU HAVE TO LET ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT CHANNELS GO.....REALLY????  

IF IT DOES NOT COME BACK I WILL TAKE ALL MY SERVICES SOMEWHERE ELSE THAT CARES ABOUT THEIR CUSTOMERS. I HAVE FAMILY ALL OVER THE USA AND I LIKE TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE SAFE WHEN THEY ARE HAVING BAD WEATHER. I HAVE A ONE BILL ACCOUNT WITH ALL THE BEST UPGRADES AND MY CELL PHONES WITH VERIZON. IF YOU CAN'T KEEP THE WEATHER CHANNEL FOR US THAN YOU ARE NO GOOD TO ME AT ALL. I'M SURE VERIZON MAKES ENOUGH MONEY TO KEEP THE WEATHER CHANNEL.

0 Likes
Reply
hermani
Enthusiast - Level 1

I completely agree with poster. The Weather channel is basic and necessary! We watch it all the time, including their programming. Seriously considering dropping all FIOS and going to another provider unless weather channel is renewed. Apps and widgets are no substitute.

john428
Enthusiast - Level 1

Very unhappy,  I don't always want to go searching for my app,  just switch to 49 for quick update and move on,also really liked all the storm coverage,  ACCUWEATHER is a cheap replacement for the weather channel.  Lousy decision,  Might start looking elsewhere for my TV/Internet/Phone service,  Can you say Comcast?  Accuweather is just bad, Terrible sound and have to wait forever to see my local weather.  Get The Weather Channel back.

cbrowndc
Enthusiast - Level 2

Reinstate The Weather Channel to your lineup.  Your lame email excuse for not renewing The Weather Channel does not fool any of us.  You wanted a weather product for less money.  You got an unreliable, inferior product.  Weather readers and youtube/viral videos are not what I pay for when I want weather.  I need weather for the entire country and analysis from individuals who are actually trained and articulate.  If The Weather Channel is not reinstated, I will find another cable provider and take great joy in encouraging others to also unplug from Verizon TV.

patsyh1
Enthusiast - Level 2

I also am very irritated by the removal of The Weather Channel.  It has the most comprehensive weather info available and has many more features that make it desirable.  Not to mention the best weather people like Sam Champion, Mike Seidel, and Jim Cantore, etc.

God forbid Verizon should keep it's customers happy--money is their bootom line and their only priority.  SHAMEFUL.

ashburn1
Enthusiast - Level 1

I agree.  Verizon has done a big dis-service to their customers by making these changes.  Call to complain and make our voices heard.  For high cost of service  this is unacceptable.  Will leave verizon when contract is up.

james7837
Enthusiast - Level 1

I agree! If not changed I will be going back to comcast!


@popo7994 wrote:

I AM POSTING A FORMAL COMPLANT AGAINST VERIZON FIOS FOR REMOVING THE WEATHER CHANNEL AND REPLACING IT WITH A EXTREMLY CRAPPY ACCU WEATHER.....WE PAY GOO MONEY FOR OUR SEVICES AND YOU HAVE TO LET ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT CHANNELS GO.....REALLY????  

IF IT DOES NOT COME BACK I WILL TAKE ALL MY SERVICES SOMEWHERE ELSE THAT CARES ABOUT THEIR CUSTOMERS. I HAVE FAMILY ALL OVER THE USA AND I LIKE TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE SAFE WHEN THEY ARE HAVING BAD WEATHER. I HAVE A ONE BILL ACCOUNT WITH ALL THE BEST UPGRADES AND MY CELL PHONES WITH VERIZON. IF YOU CAN'T KEEP THE WEATHER CHANNEL FOR US THAN YOU ARE NO GOOD TO ME AT ALL. I'M SURE VERIZON MAKES ENOUGH MONEY TO KEEP THE WEATHER CHANNEL.


cg10007
Enthusiast - Level 1

Our bill goes up and up and they take away from us. I should have taken my business elsewhere.

Mollyp07
Newbie

I am very mad about the loss of the Weather Channel! It was there yesterday and gone today! Sneaky! My husband tells me at least once a week to switch providers and I think if they dont get the Weather Channel back REALLY soon we will and we have a bundle. This is one of those times when you should speak up if this bothers you. I just turned on the Weather Channel before i take my dog for a walk to see the temp outside and no local weather!! Sorry this just makes me soooo mad considering the cost of FIOS.  I also live chatted about it with someone from the company and he gave me the company line of how they now have accuweather! Not the same ! With all of the money from customer bills, and commercials airing on their channels they could afford to negotiate with The Weather Channel. They are slowly killing television as we know it and we need to put our foot down.

0 Likes
Reply
dyson2
Enthusiast - Level 1

So upset that Verizon didn't renew agreement with Weather Channel 49, 119 & 619 HD.  We loved these channels to keep up updated on weather condiditons all day long.  Also, my husband loved to watch chanel 119's programming.   We don't download apps & we shouldn't be forced to.  My monthly bill is high enough without losing channels that we love to watch.  I suggest you reinstate these channels.

{edited for privacy}

Upset Customer

tutti11596
Enthusiast - Level 2

This is ridiculous. Sending out an e-mail on the day of service change is not an appropriate way to notify people. I've had TWC on Cable for almost 30 years, and I want it back. I watch it all the time, and learned a great deal about weather over the years.

I don't know if I can, but I would like to get out of my contract with FtOS.

Anyone out there know who we can e-mail at FIOS Corporate about this?

steve_o_2
Enthusiast - Level 3
0 Likes
Reply
FLOJO1
Enthusiast - Level 1

Lord, yes! I have a tv upstairs and the only thing I ever use it for is to watch the weather channerl. So, imagine my distress and dismay this morning when I turned it on and there was Accuweather!  I've been offered a cracker to eat when I'm used to a full, rich, satisfying meal.

Get that contract signed and bring back my weather channel. The "replacement" is less than useless to me and I will not be watching anything at all on that television. It will sit and collect dust.

Now, downstairs, my dh can continue to watch the channels he enjoys but he will also suffer the loss of  the best programming on the air.

Whatever it takes, BRING BACK THE WEATHER CHANNEL.

steve_o_2
Enthusiast - Level 3

I too am VERY upset with this. I would like to write to FIOS corporate headquarters. I have been a FiOS subscriber for as long as they have had it (and Verizon for over 30 years), but am now looking to change. Comcast still has these channels.

I also did not like the sneaky way they did this, announcing it on the actual day it happened.

My contract is up next month, excellent timing. Mary Ann, I agree: we don't download apps and we shouldn't be forced to! Our monthly bill is high enough without losing channels that we love to watch.

Whom should we contact at corporate about this?

{edited for privacy}

steve_o_2
Enthusiast - Level 3

Here's the corporate address, I'm faxing them a hot letter today!Smiley Mad

 There was no email given.

Verizon Corporate HQ

140 West St.

New York, NY 10007