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April 4, 2013 @ 4:01 pm

Silly Pet Peeves – Verizon screensaver message

Stupid Verizon Message
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This always kind of irks me, but then I have to laugh. It’s a Verizon message that comes up sometimes when we turn the TV on, and it says to press the Menu button on the Fios remote. All well and good, but what’s with the “otherwise, turn your TV off” part? Isn’t that just a bit arrogant of Verizon to assume none of their customers might want to use their TV to do anything other than watch Fios TV? Maybe someone wants to watch a DVD, or play a game on their Xbox or other gaming system. Maybe they also use their TV as a monitor for their computer. Maybe they have a Roku box or an internet-capable TV that allows them to watch all sorts of shows and movies via a zillion different apps like Hulu Plus (you can also play games, surf the internet, tweet, and Facebook, among other things). It isn’t all about Verizon or whatever programming they may offer, as if they were the only game in town. The choice is not “watch Fios or turn the TV off”, no matter what they want to believe.

Just sayin’.

2 Comments

  1. Comment by kate1975:

    I’m thinking that they want to send the message that their option is the only option or the only option worth considering. It would peeve me too.

    Kate

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