Saturday, April 12, 2014

Dear Verizon Fios-A Letter Of Concern





Dear Verizon Fios,
I am writing because of a great concern I have for your current customer base here in Southern California. You see, my husband, like many other people in this area, is a baseball fan. Specifically a Dodger fan. As I'm sure you are aware, you are not showing Dodger games through your service this season. This, my friends, is a problem...for several reasons:

#1 If my husband can't watch Dodger games from the comfort of our living room, he tends to buy tickets to the games. And he likes to get good seats, which tend to be expensive. More expensive than it would be for me to pay the cancellation fee and cancel your service to go back to Time Warner Cable where he can watch Dodger games at home.


#2 When we were first married and we didn't have a cable provider, he would just take me to a sports bar across the street from our apartment. It was awesome. He could watch the game and I could order a turkey/bacon/avocado sandwich and life was just fine. But now, you see, we have two kids, and there is no way I am dragging my two little sunshines to a Sports bar. Because they would mess the place up with all their running around, throwing things, and starting random lengthy conversations about Nemo, and preschool, and the like, while people are trying to watch games. Then, when we would go back for the next game, there would probably be a sign on the door that said "No Kids". And there are a limited number of sports bars in this area. (Like 150 or so) So that couldn't keep going on for very long.


#3 Have you ever met a Dodger fan? Nay, ever seen one? They are not all happy, wholesome, surf bums like my husband. Some of them are very serious about their team. Very. Serious. Some of them have LA Tattoos on their heads. Some of them carry baseball bats behind the seats in their El Caminos. Some of them are the kind of guys you wish were your cousins, and not the cousins of the guy you're about to fight. You know what I mean? So, I recommend you get this situation straightened out before tensions rise any higher, and all of LA county...***The rest of this line has been deleted so that I don't get indicted for insighting a riot.*** If you think I'm joking, just google "Riot in LA", and have yourself a nice little nights sleep after that.


So in summary, I would like to inform you that I would like for you to do whatever it is that you need to do to get this little issue rectified. Whatever the cause, contracts, money, maybe your company is owned by Giants fans, I don't care.  Sort it out and get it fixed. You have until the next home series begins which is April 18th. If not, I will be canceling your service. And I cannot be responsible for what any other Dodger fans do as well. 

You have been warned.

Sincerely,
A Concerned Customer

Update 9/20/14:
Time Warner Cable conceded their monopoly of Dodger games, and announced that they will be showing the last two series of the Dodgers' regular season on Fox Sports 1, which will play across all cable and satellite networks. ...But it was too late. Verizon Fios didn't stand up for its Dodger fan customers soon or well enough, and therefore they will no longer be our provider. You can call it whatever you want, but I feel like in my own small way, I am sticking it to the man.

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58 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! That is so frustrating. I hope they are listening! Xo

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    1. Thanks Jennifer, I hope they are too.

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  2. You're too funny! I can understand your frustration with the cable company though. We had our share of complaints and threats to Directv but our issues were not as complex as broadcasting the Dodger games, and they were eventually remedied.

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    1. Thanks Ana! I'm glad they got worked out.

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  3. Hahaha this is hilarious! Seriously, verizon.. get with it! Great post!

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    1. Thank you Susan! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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  4. I feel your pain! Hopefully Verzion can get it together soon <3

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    1. Thank you. Hopefully before April. Or they are going to lose more business then just ours.

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  5. They need to up the wifi in the stadium as well!!

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  6. We went thru this in Houston with Comcast. I know the Astros aren't great, but I still want to watch them! Check and see if there are any petions, I signed one that the Astros posted to their facebook page and I got free tickets all the time from it.

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    1. That is epic. And, it shows what a true fan you are for watching a team even when they aren't doing great. (Insert some super feelzy quote from Field Of Dreams Here.)

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  7. That is so funny!!! Your baby is adorable in Dodgers Blue. Sorry for the constant ball games :(

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    1. Oh Tammy, that was a good one! And Thanks!

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  8. This was hilarious. I hope Verizon sorts it out!

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  9. LOL! Thanks for sharing! I needed a giggle!

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  10. Hope Verizon sorts it out for you!

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  11. Awesome post but I suggest you tweet & FB this post out to them too!!

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  12. Awww how cute!!! I live in Arizona so we hate the Dodgers haha but your kids sure do look beyond adorable in Dodger gear :)

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    1. Thank you! And I get it, its not personal, it's baseball. I respect that.

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  13. This post was so great. All sports should be shown all the time. We are from CH and have to have Direct TV just so we can watch all the Bears games which is more money! (We now live in AZ.)

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    1. I feel you girl. You gotta do what you gotta do.

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  14. This would be frustrating! I had a lot of issues with Comcast at my old apartment and should have written a letter like this.

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    1. Thanks. Do it! Did you see thenerdykatie's comment up there^? She got tons of free tickets, just for signing a petition. Do it!

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  15. This is hilarious! We feel the same way about a certain Canadian hockey broadcast.... Up here, the Canucks take there stick plain' real serious.
    xoxo
    The Accidental Mama
    http://www.theaccidentalmama.com

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  16. this was to funny, hope everything gets sorted out!

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  17. I hope it all gets sorted out and you enjoy your new provider.

    I only have one more thing to say, GO GIANTS!

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  18. This was a pretty funny letter! It stinks that they decided too late to start showing games, though!

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  19. too funny! I am not a sports person and neither is my husband so we don't run into issues like this.. but i can see that it can get very frustrating.

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  20. You go girl!!! This did make me chuckle, I hate that sports tickets are so expensive!!

    Katie <3

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    1. Thanks Katie! I dislike that as well.

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  21. OMG this is so annoying but I hope they hear you!!!

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    1. Thank you Neely. Also, love your blog.

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  22. You should post a link to this on their Facebook page. They just might respond!

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  23. How annoying but at least you're able to write about it in a light-hearted way. I hope they're listening to you!

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    1. Thanks for your comment. I find that being light-hearted solves a multitude of frustrations. I hope they listen to me too.

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  24. Lol. .this was a good post! Annoying as hell for your hubby but so wish that we can truly stick it to the man when they start to play their annoying games.

    Thrifting Diva
    www.thriftingdiva.com

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    1. Thank you Ayana! Seriously. Now I need an Empire Records party to raise a bunch of money and buy the cable company.

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  25. Craziness! Hope this gets worked out!

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  26. Wow, they kind of listened to you right? I am not a big sports fan, so I will never ever understand this post haha.

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    1. I like to think them playing the last couple series of the regular season was all because of me, but not likely. It's cool. Thanks for reading and commenting!

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  27. UGH! Thanks for saying something!! We are on UVerse, but STILL

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    1. Same story. They all need to band together and stand up for us, or lose us forever.

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  28. So annoying! I go nuts with certain companies!

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  29. You WOULDN'T TAKE YOUR KIDS TO A BAR?

    What's wrong with you?

    ;)

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