Originally Posted by CHolleman
they don't seem to be doing that bad to me:http://moneycentral.msn.com/companyreport?symbol=VZ
anecdotal evidence is sh*t. "i know a guy whose brother's aunt's 2nd cousin works for Vz and they said they're losing money! Oh Noooooes!"
ok what i can say for sure is that ppl that tried fios in pila area are migrating back to comcast in droves. And all I care about is my pesonal opinion after having both and at the same time and fios is a big loser flop.
so keep defending fios for some unknown reason but you can't deny it hasn't delivered after promising a lot
"That said, they have made key errors in judgement with regards to their competition. In my opinion, the most important thing to many hdtv owners is the ability to not have to watch shows that they like in HDTV. Quality of the hd or sd for that matter is secondary. At this point in time they are clearly behind DBS in terms of channel offerings in HD and compared to cable they don't have RSN's nationwide in HD or VOD in HD. This is a major issue. The question is, when will they address it?? Every month they sit around doing nothing they will dig a larger hole for themselves to dig out of. Consumers, including myself, love new technology but not at the expense of being the beta testers while we are paying for it."
agreed with the above quote and more or less what I was trying to say in simpler terms, but because I jump the conclusion to say that they may discontinue unprofitable tv service may not be a wise business decision on their part to pull the plug on it, fact is that right now more ppl are canceling it then subsribing to it. they've made ppl think its better and made ppl want what they cant have because its not in their area yet but once ppl catch wind that its actually worse then what they currently have (ie. comcast) and that they aren't missing anything by not having it intheir area then they wont have ppl wanting what they cant have intheir favor. or for those that stay in the dark to the reviews of the service, when they finally do get it intheir error will likely have it for less then a year as i did before canceling and going back.
will it be better then TWC in some areas , maybe and will a few ppl keep it because they are lazy or dont know any better sure. but all i can reiterate is that its the worst of the 3 main choices in my area. And thats not cus i'm anti verizon or pro anything else that is just facts right now based on hd channel offering and on demand etc. plus my opinion.
believe me , I wanted Fios to be better, but it wansn't and isn't getting any better any time soon. Maybe i'll come back to fios some day when they improve it and properly keep up with the competition. i'm not bias to any company or service, i just go what is best and for the money. I dont know why other ppl seem to be so defensive of fios.