said by Bob:It was from Verizon, not a 3rd party. I know what you mean about third parties. About a year ago I stopped an overeager FiOS salesman that was going door to door from signing her up for a triple play package... she doesn't even have a computer! I have also heard from folks up in Bergen County that Verizon is constantly calling them to switch to the point of it being harassment. 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.