said by CGMason14:
My grandmother who is on copper (Elizabeth NJ CO) received a note in the mail...
You know, I've heard similar things (even before Sandy) from other people. The one thing they had in common is that they were all elderly
. Elderly people are less likely to question the need for a change like this, and probably don't even understand what's involved, or the issues regarding battery backup.
Are you sure this was an official letter from Verizon? Or is it some third-party salesman just trying to up his commissions by making people think they have to switch?
One of the elderly victims I know about is now paying more than they were paying for POTS. Another had no phone service for days after Sandy, while her neighbor with POTS had phone service throughout the storm.
Tell your grandmother not to switch.