Sunday, August 07, 2011
Verizon landlines strike said not to affect customers: wait and see
Major media outlets report a strike by Verizon Communications, which runs the landlines, cable and FIOS Internet services, but not the cellular services. Verizon says management employees and “retirees” will fill in (as “scabs”) and that customer service will not be significantly affected, but some landline installations could be delayed.
The New York Times story by Steven Greenhouse is here.
The service area affected runs from Massachusetts to Washington DC.
Wireless (and cellular wireless) will not be affected.
Last week, I suddenly had to replace a Blackberry battery after about a year (convenient for Verizon, just out of warranty, when it wouldn’t charge) for $40 and had to visit two stores to find one in stock.