[Ma-linux] OT: Verizon FiOS TOS
greg at pryzby.org
Thu Aug 2 11:56:35 EDT 2007
WHat specifically did u object to?
On Thu, Aug 02, 2007 at 10:45:15AM -0400, Theodore Ruegsegger wrote:
> We occasionally have a thread about FiOS experiences, so I thought I'd
> add mine.
> It was one of those "round tuit" things, but I finally did place an
> order for a bundle of FiOS Internet and phone service when an engaging
> door-to-door rep, evidently fresh out of school, came by to discuss
> the options.
> Alas, I just canceled it. Reading the Terms of Service in the
> "pre-registration" phase left me no choice.
> I'm sure the sterotypical LUG member actually reads the Terms of
> Service for Internet Access, but I'd guess most people just glance at
> the narrow little window that displays only a few lines at a time (of
> this 13-page epistle!) and then just shrug and click OK. But this
> document sets us back half a century, to the times when "everybody
> hates the phone company" was a truism and rightly so.
> My family was really looking forward to FiOS, and probably someday
> we'll have no choice left but to accept such terms, but that day isn't
> yet here.
> In the end, all we got from the whole FiOS adventure was a big expense
> for repaving my driveway. Sigh.
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