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Old 02-06-2015, 08:15 AM
 
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Bad news for Verizon FIOS customers in Texas Verizon has announced that they will be selling all their land-line assets and FIOS customers to Frontier.
The good ol days of reliable service and Symetrical speeds are over. Take a look at the disaster that befell Oregon when Verizon sold to Frontier as a foreshadowing of things to come...


Verizon sells three-state territory, including 1.6 million FiOS users | Ars Technica
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Old 02-06-2015, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Was JUST about to post this.
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Old 02-06-2015, 08:32 AM
 
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I don't think they sold all their FiOS customers, only some. I'll be interested to see which area it is. Guess I'll be switching to Grande if it's in my area.
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Old 02-06-2015, 08:37 AM
 
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This is a snippet from the Engadget article..

"If you're a customer of Verizon's TV, internet or phone services (fiber or otherwise) in California, Florida or Texas then sometime next year you won't be. That's because as part of a $10.54 billion deal, it's selling "wireline" businesses in those states to Frontier so it can focus on a group of Eastern states. It made a similar move dumping services across many states in 2009, and many of the customers we heard from afterward were not happy because while Frontier had different policies on how to run the service."

"The three states hold about 1.6 million FiOS internet customers who will be transferred when the deal closes,which is expected to be in the first half of next year."
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Old 02-06-2015, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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I don't think they sold all their FiOS customers, only some. I'll be interested to see which area it is. Guess I'll be switching to Grande if it's in my area.
Verizon FiOS will be an East Coast exclusive as of 2016
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Old 02-06-2015, 08:51 AM
 
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Interesting
so i am already not the happiest with Verizon (more of a customer service than the actual service) is there any loop whole to terminate your contract ?
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Old 02-06-2015, 09:05 AM
 
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Why would you think that service would be worse with Frontier? One company wants to abandon a territory, another company is eager to buy it and provide services.

I would think it could be good news or at least neutral.
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Old 02-06-2015, 09:16 AM
 
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Well when you look at the experiences people had in Oregon, South Carolina, Washington it tells me a great deal about the level of service and plans.

They raised prices (particularly for TV) and lowered the quality of service.
They put customers on a yearly auto-renewal contract with an ETF clause for each year.
When Frontier took over the service dropped from 25/25 to 10/5 for the same money.
Random service disruptions, totally unstable latency and the upload speed is usually 3, not 10

Switch to a dish or pay more, Frontier tells FiOS TV customers...

http://www.theheraldbusinessjournal..../BIZ/701069929






I can continue with customers experiences in many different areas where Verizon used to serve its FIOS customers and was sold to Frontier.
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Old 02-06-2015, 09:22 AM
 
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Ah, the article I saw last night said they were retaining some of their FiOS customers, it just neglected to mention they were all on the East coast.

Hello, Grande!
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Old 02-06-2015, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Southlake. Don't judge me.
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Bad news for Verizon FIOS customers in Texas Verizon has announced that they will be selling all their land-line assets and FIOS customers to Frontier.
The good ol days of reliable service and Symetrical speeds are over. Take a look at the disaster that befell Oregon when Verizon sold to Frontier as a foreshadowing of things to come...


Verizon sells three-state territory, including 1.6 million FiOS users | Ars Technica
Carp! Verizon FIOS customer here who's generally liked it but is coming up on time to switch. Although I've heard complaints about UVerse, as an existing AT&T wireless customer it might make sense.

Like a beaver would say when asked what he'd do in a river - Dam it!
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