Thursday, September 27, 2007

Verizon in hotseat

The NYT says that Verizon is coming under fire for refusing a business arrangement with Naral-ProChoice America. Seems Naral wants to create a subscriber list for text messages, and Verizon is turning them down (even though this is a revenue source for cell service providers) because Naral's message is "unsavory."
Them's fightin' words!
Eventually, Verizon will probably lose this one, but it is nice to see a business turning down potential profit. The NYT article, however, pointed out that these text messages are a very vibrant communications model that ideologically conservative groups and movements do not seem to make use of. Perhaps their overall demographic is skewed older? That should give us pause...

3 comments:

Soutenus said...

Verizon reversed their decision -- I think they back peddled so fast it probably made them dizzy!

Anonymous said...

amazing what the scent of money can do.

xaipe said...

At least there was one feeble attempt to stand for something!