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The Telecom Digest for Aug 26, 2015
Volume 34 : Issue 158 : "text" Format
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Re: Southern New Jersey residents want fairness from Verizon (John Levine)
Re: Consumers are Cutting the Cord to Gain Choices and Pay Less (unknown)

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Date: 25 Aug 2015 16:37:17 -0000 From: "John Levine" <johnl@iecc.com> To: telecomdigestsubmissions.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: Southern New Jersey residents want fairness from Verizon Message-ID: <20150825163717.35587.qmail@ary.lan> >In response to our concerns about deteriorating or non-existent service, >Verizon denounces us, seeking to make us look ridiculous by stating >that we are not capable of understanding modern technology. > > >http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2015/08/sj_letters_823.html > Ah, Verizon wants to replace real telephone service with Voicelink, mobile phones packaged to pretend to be fixed phones. Oddly, the rubes in Fire Island and in Manasquan (both full of zillion dollar beach houses of NYC business execs) didn't think much of Voicelink either. One of the things I've alwys wondered is if they get away with the Voicelink stuff and they abandon all of the wires, how's the mobile backhaul going to work? R's, John
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2015 22:31:05 -0400 From: Ron <ron@see.below> To: telecomdigestsubmissions.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: Consumers are Cutting the Cord to Gain Choices and Pay Less Message-ID: <mgknta10l9dhctfb00ng95cop7283mocu2@4ax.com> Ron <ron@see.below> wrote: >wollman@bimajority.org (Garrett Wollman) wrote: >>Without any premium channels, I pay more than $90 a month for video >>service from Comcast > >That doesn't sound right. For about that price Verizon FIOS offers me > >* Phone service: unlimited local and long distance > >* 25/25 internet > >* Local channels (the ones you might get with a very > powerful antenna) > >--- >Ron >(user telnom.for.plume >in domain antichef.com) > >***** Moderator's Note ***** > >Let's compare apples-to-apples. Where are you? Does Verizon have >competition in your area? Depends how you define "competition". The alternative is Comcast. So, yes, I could move from Verizon to the company that twice earned the Worst Company in America award from Consumerist readers. I think the question becomes, "Does Garrett Wollman have any alternative to Comcast in his area?" If not, the crazy pricing is more understandble.

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