Do you like Verizon?

by asilentone 6 Replies latest social entertainment

  • asilentone

    It is not available in my area yet, maybe in the near future, it might be available in my area. How do you like Verizon?

  • Nathan Natas
    Nathan Natas

    It is not without good reason that many people say, "Nature abhors a Verizon."

  • yknot

    Not really but it is the only provider in my area......... they are 'app deficient'

  • asilentone

    What do you have in Verizon? Phone? Internet? Directv? etc.....

  • yknot

    directTV isn't available in my area (reception)....

    I dropped the home phone awhile back .....

    Verizon bought my cell phone company last year....... lots of mess in them taking over towers.

    Reception for cell and mobile stick isn't as good as before .........but that said my older mobile stick works better than the newer verizon usb(go figure).

    People at Verizon are nice, it is the overall lack providing for our area that annoys me.

  • JRK

    I have FIOS from them and love it.


  • leavingwt

    Verizon in the news. . .

    What Google and Verizon are proposing is fake Net Neutrality. You can read their framework for yourself here or go here to see Google twisting itself in knots about this suddenly "thorny issue." But here are the basics of what the two companies are proposing:

    1. Under their proposal, there would be no Net Neutrality on wireless networks -- meaning anything goes, from blocking websites and applications to pay-for-priority treatment.

    2. Their proposed standard for "non-discrimination" on wired networks is so weak that actions like Comcast's widely denounced blocking of BitTorrent would be allowed.

    3. The deal would let ISPs like Verizon -- instead of Internet users like you -- decide which applications deserve the best quality of service. That's not the way the Internet has ever worked, and it threatens to close the door on tomorrow's innovative applications. (If RealPlayer had been favored a few years ago, would we ever have gotten YouTube?)

    4. The deal would allow ISPs to effectively split the Internet into "two pipes" -- one of which would be reserved for "managed services," a pay-for-pay platform for content and applications. This is the proverbial toll road on the information superhighway, a fast lane reserved for the select few, while the rest of us are stuck on the cyber-equivalent of a winding dirt road.

    5. The pact proposes to turn the Federal Communications Commission into a toothless watchdog, left fruitlessly chasing consumer complaints but unable to make rules of its own. Instead, it would leave it up to unaccountable (and almost surely industry-controlled) third parties to decide what the rules should be.

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