NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon, the once-unstoppable cellphone leader in the U.S., lost key wireless customers for the first time, even as it brought back unlimited data plans to counter smaller rivals.
first three months of the year, Verizon lost 307,000 wireless subscribers who are billed each month
, the more lucrative kind of wireless customer. MoffettNathanson Research says it’s the first-ever lost in that category, which covers phones, tablets, smartwatches and other connections. For cellphones alone, Verizon lost 289,000 customers. Verizon said it would have lost even more customers if it hadn’t launched the unlimited plan.
Total wireless revenue fell 5 percent to $20.9 billion, because of fewer customers and less money coming from the fees Verizon charges when customers go over their data limits. Unlimited plans don’t have those fees…. read more
When Mark Rosenblatt touched down at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv April 5 and powered on his cell phone, he got the surprise of his mobile technology life.
Rosenblatt received a text message from his cell phone carrier, Verizon, reading,
“Welcome to Palestine.”
“I did a double take,” said Rosenblatt, a high-tech consultant from Edgemont, N.Y. He had traveled to Israel to see his daughter, who is studying in a master’s degree program at Bar-Ilan University.
“I was shocked that an American company was falling into some BDS rhetoric,” Rosenblatt said.
According to the most recent study of the wireless market by the research firm Strategy Analytics, Verizon was America’s largest cell carrier at the end of 2016…. read more
Verizon has begun censoring emails SENT by customers; ANY email containing ANY hyperlink, is auto-rejected as “SPAM” even if it is related to your business dealings or research
It began on or about October 27, 2015 when a customer of Verizon FiOS tried to send an email reply to someone as part of an ongoing conversation. In the e-mail was a link to a story on the Internet that the Verizon FiOS customer had previously been discussing with his client. Strangely, the e-mail was rejected seconds later, when the customer received an email saying: