OK, I'm curious about something. What does the webmaster use to determine what manufacturer advertisements are displayed in the community? Today I see stuff for FitBit. Yesterday, and in previous days I've seen Samsung devices prominently displayed not only on my homepage / MyVerizon, but also embedded amongst community responses. I've seen Apple Watch Series 3, and I've seen Samsung 8/8+ and Note. Funny, I haven't seen the LG V30 that I recall.
LG phones... and specifically the new flagship V30, which is arguably the most technologically advanced device VZW is offering for mobile phones on the network today. It happens to be less expensive than the Samsung S8/8+, the Samsung Note, the Apple iPhone 8, 8+, and X, the Pixel 2, the Pixel 2X. It also has a 2-yr manufacturer warranty which is not being offered by it's competitors.
Do these other manufacturers pay a special or higher fee to have their products more prominently displayed on the web-site, and in the community forums? What and who determines what is displayed in the community, but also on the main web pages?
A couple of points: I think the Community Forums should be manufacturer agnostic. Sure, show adds on the Homepage, or on MyVerizon, (of course Shop). But in the peer-to-peer community forums?
If you are going to display ads in the community forums, and if they are not based on special financial arrangements with the manufacturers, can we have a little more "leveling" in what manufacturer devices are represented?
This posting is obviously going to be considered biased by me towards LG, and it is, but historically, there have been some interesting aspects to the devices by LG offered on the Verizon network and their advertisements and their support.
The Spectrum, Spectrum 2, the LG G2, and the LG G4 (that I have owned, not sure about the G3, G5 or G6), they got updates well after Samsung and other manufacturer devices. The LG Smartwatch: the LG Urbane 2nd Ed? It still is on Android Wear 1.5, but 2.0 was released in June. ATT users have it running AW2.0 already. This smartwatch has superior technology even more so that other current smartwatches. The LG Sport SmartWatch? It was announced as being available on Verizon, but interestingly, that never came to pass. What was interesting too - the Wear24 Smartwatch, it was pulled after a few months. And the Apple Smartwatch Series 3? What an unbelievable array of problems with it's launch - but it is front and center. On the VZW web-page masthead, the iPhone 8s have their own prominent icon for hopping to the content.
The Samsung S3? It doesn't even run Android Wear - imagine customer disappointment when they determine there are only a few applications available for the device because it has a proprietary OS. Is that fact prominent? Not really.
Lastly, I find this funny. The scrolling promotions for devices in the forum today. Look very carefully at the fine print for the Samsung S8 or S8+... It says the "trade-in must be in food". I think the intention of that advertisement is to say "in good". Maybe it is a Freudian Slip - Samsung is food for the company.
Thanks for your consideration!
I know that they used to not display ads on the forum and I have been finding them slightly annoying especially in their placement on the mobile site within individual threads. Not annoying enough to complain about it as there are much more annoying issues I'm dealing with both in real life and here on the community. At least until you brought up the subject.
I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.
Another day, another completely biased day on the forum, and on the main page.
There has to be some special financial arrangement involved.
It's not based on value or technology.
ExpandOS and Featured Devices
Question: What device is not a Featured Device?
Answer: Their most technically advanced device, that with promotion is less expensive than the rest... And of course it has the longest warranty. (2 years).
If it's missing it must be an LG device. The newly introduced V30....