Talk about hard to find! I learned from a Facebook post by Mayor Wayne Smith about 55,000+ customers petitioning Verizon to cut their fees. I looked at the Techyville article but founc no link to the petition. Several Google searches I ran through – web, Google News and a Google power search on the change.org website where the petition is supposed to be, didn’t pull anything up either.
Then I found an article which links to the petition at the end of a post. But then I stumbled across another url that couldn’t be any simpler: just change.org/contracts and this is the one I’m sharing. I can’t remember where I found it (oops) but no matter. The point is, you can now navigate to the petition and sign away!
In case you’re interested, the petition was started by Mike Beauchamp from Wichita, KS (the banana city) and has pretty much gone viral. Follow Mike on Twitter @mbchp. Here’s what he asking Verizon to do:
Getting rid of carrier contracts is a win for customers. Verizon’s CEO, Lowell McAdam, has already expressed his willingness to do away with them if consumers speak loud enough about it. So here’s your chance: sign this petition to tell Verizon to end carrier contracts and create an affordable way for consumers to purchase their devices. If you’re a current customer, you don’t have to switch carriers or have plans to switch carriers. I’ve been a long-time Verizon customer and I don’t see myself ever leaving; but I want that choice myself; I don’t want them making it for me and imposing stiff penalties if I do decide to leave.