Category Archives: Verizon

Verizon landline customers fund mobile and FiOS networks, consumer group claims

  Verizon has wrongly overcharged its traditional phone customers and spent the cash building out its FiOS and mobile networks, a consumer group alleges. The allegations — outlined in this New York Post story — might lead to lawsuits or … Continue reading

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Why you can’t get Verizon FiOS in New York City

  You can’t get Verizon FiOS in much of New York City because Verizon has broken its agreement to build out its network, the city says. Mayor Bill de Blasio ripped Verizon’s failed promises in an audit released June 18 that … Continue reading

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You could look it up: Directory assistance on the decline

  Phone company directory assistance is going the way of person-to-person calls, party lines and rotary dials. Verizon reports that calls to its directory assistance service have plunged 97 percent in New York state since 2002, mostly because people prefer … Continue reading

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Verizon starves land line phone system of money and resources, critics charge

  That electronic gizmo hooked to your belt or stashed in your purse doesn’t just access the Internet and let you play Candy Crush Saga. It’s also a telephone – and as long as you can use it to call … Continue reading

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Verizon caves in Fire Island dispute, but state will keep watch

  Verizon has folded its hand in its feud with customers on Hurricane Sandy-ravaged Fire Island who were upset over its plans to replace copper wire service with Voice Link — but New York regulators will keep an eye on … Continue reading

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Union: Verizon pushes Voice Link in NYC as it neglects traditional phone network

  Verizon’s controversial Voice Link service — which the company touts as a replacement for copper wire in parts of Sandy-struck Fire Island and the Catskills — is being pushed to some customers in New York City where the company … Continue reading

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AG: Verizon breaking law in effort to end some land line service

  Some 136 years after the creation of the first telephone exchange, Verizon is embarked on a long good bye to traditional land line telephone service. New York’s attorney general today filed an emergency complaint with the Public Service Commission … Continue reading

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