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jimboe

join:2000-08-14
New York

Widgets rm'd from non-net bundles

Surprised that I didn't see any comments about this.

Friend of mine has only TV and Phone (FDV) for several yrs now. He's not a computer person.

He recently told me that FiOS has removed the widgets from those who DO NOT subscribe to a inet pkg.

I thought at first maybe he was mistaken, that some foul up was occurring with his equipment (he still has a 6416 dvr), but he indeed actually got a letter from VZ stating as much before hand, and he does not have axs to any widgets.

That was a surprising move on VZ's part IMHO.



birdfeedr
Premium,MVM
join:2001-08-11
Warwick, RI
kudos:9

Makes sense. Except for guide data, VOD, and STB/DVR management, all of which come from VZ servers, internet access by a widget to a non-VZ server should be restricted to internet subscribers.

Another incentive to spend more. Yay.



PoloDude
Premium,VIP
join:2006-03-29
Northport, NY
kudos:3
reply to jimboe

The widgets that required internet access did not work anyway.


jimboe

join:2000-08-14
New York

like which? both weather widgets require net axs AFAIK and they worked fine.

dunno about the baseball/football..



jjoshua
Premium
join:2001-06-01
Scotch Plains, NJ
kudos:3
reply to jimboe

If I only have fios internet, can I get a STB to just run widgets?


kes601

join:2007-04-14
Virginia Beach, VA
kudos:2

No



bohratom
Jersey Shore is back again.

join:2011-07-07
Red Bank NJ
reply to jimboe

I think Verizon should pay us for even using a widget.....