After reading an article my boss sent me regarding the very low practice now being initiated by Verizon Wireless, I felt the need to vent about this. Verizon Wireless has started a new practice of wanting to share information about services purchased (including specific calls you make and receive), billing info, technical info and location info with ‘affiliates, agents and parent companies.’ The definition for this seems to be suspiciously vague and it would seem that virtually any company can pay to become an ‘affiliate.’ What does this mean? Verizon Wireless can share virtually any information that they have about you with pretty much anyone willing to pay for it. Now seriously, of all the low down, dirty, under-handed practices, this seems like one of the worst. What makes it ever more under-handed is that they have quietly slipped it into your paper bill:
It just really pisses me off when a company will do literally anything to make a buck! I have had my ‘issues’ with Verizon Wireless in the past but for the most part, they are….were a fairly good company to do business with. That have taken their customer’s trust and smashed it into a million pieces. So in case somebody from Verizon Wireless is actually reading this, FUCK YOU! I also want to make sure that I let all my readers (yes, all 2 of you) know how you can disable this ’sharing’ of data. If you log into you account, it can be easily disabled here:
I can only hope that the next time ANY company decides to do something for money, maybe they should come down off their greed-induced high and actually think about the implications of said actions before they are carried out. I can only hope that Verizon Wireless manages to screw themselves over royally with this action. Anyway, I’m done, I shall step down off my soapbox now….