Verizon CEO CAN YOU HEAR ME?
Well I just finished reading this article at SFgate.com, it is an interview with Ivan Seidenberg the CEO of Verizon. This is my favorite quote
“Why in the world would you think your (cell) phone would work in your house?” he said. “The customer has come to expect so much. They want it to work in the elevator; they want it to work in the basement.”
I can’t believe I have a two year contract with a company who provides cellular service and the CEO, the leader, visionary etc of said company doesn’t think that cell phones should be able to work inside my house. Excuse me did I miss the bus to 2005 because I could swear thatís how cell phones were in 1995.
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Zac: Hey Kelly wanna go to Prom with me?
Kelly: Kcccccht No Kccht why Kcccccccccccccccct go Away Kccccccccccct
(Zac runs outside knocking Screech Over)
Kelly: Can You Hear Me Now?
Zac Yeah I am outside!
Kelly: Yes, No one is going to believe this why donít we go away for the weekend too!
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Well now that we are back in 2005 Ivan please start thinking about what your phone network should do especially when you show the Can You Hear it now guy in office buildings and Large cities Across America.
The head of the country’s largest phone company ridiculed San Francisco’s interest in building a municipal Wi-Fi network that is designed to offer cheap or free Internet service throughout the city.
“That could be one of the dumbest ideas I’ve ever heard,” said Ivan Seidenberg, chief executive officer of Verizon Communications, during a meeting with Chronicle editors and writers on Friday. “It sounds like a good thing, but the trouble is someone will have to design it, someone will have to upgrade it, someone will have to maintain it and someone will have to run it.”
Please look forward and at what is best for people. Municipal wifi is coming just because you do not want to change your business model doesn’t mean you can make laws and try to bully the competition.
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Low cost wireless Internet from coast to coast, even before Japan and North Korea.
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