LG v20 - No FM Radio; A Verizon "Get The Runaround" Special! Help Me if You're Annoyed, too.

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The FCC actually wanted me to call VZW's exec relations department and talk with them. I called them in November and they told me to call LG. It would just be the same conversation again. I just hope the FCC doesn't fine me or arrest me for wasting their time. 😁
 

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Why does Verizon disable this stuff for? Also someone else posted about the latest software update on the unlocked version that HD calling doesn't work with Verizon now! I got tmobile and unlocked version and HD calling still works after the update.

I mean Verizon charges a kings ransom, takes unlimited data away and they take stuff away on their phones such as the radio. They really bend people over! Why do people stay with them?
 
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I find Verizon has great customer service in my area. To me, that's more important than having features I will not use.
 

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Why does Verizon disable this stuff for? Also someone else posted about the latest software update on the unlocked version that HD calling doesn't work with Verizon now! I got tmobile and unlocked version and HD calling still works after the update.

I mean Verizon charges a kings ransom, takes unlimited data away and they take stuff away on their phones such as the radio. They really bend people over! Why do people stay with them?

HD calling still works on Verizon
 

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Am I going to be fined or arrested for not talking on the phone with VZW like the FCC wanted me to? I talked with VZW in November and it was the usual BS runaround, with them telling me to talk to LG.
 

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Am I going to be fined or arrested for not talking on the phone with VZW like the FCC wanted me to? I talked with VZW in November and it was the usual BS runaround, with them telling me to talk to LG.

Why would they fine you?
 

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Did they tell you you had to speak with VZW on the phone? If you did speak with them, how did that go?

I haven't gotten that far in the process yet, I don't think. My ticket was just assigned last night. I did put in my original ticket that I hadn't contacted Verizon yet because I didn't want to hassle a customer service rep over something that was out of their control :p
 

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Beginning to wonder if this is a Verizon or LG issue. The unlocked version that also works with Verizon does not have the radio either.
 

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Beginning to wonder if this is a Verizon or LG issue. The unlocked version that also works with Verizon does not have the radio either.
ATT has it so it exists.
 

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Why would they fine you?
For starting a ticket and then not following through. I don't know. I'm probably just being paranoid. I've heard of people being fined and arrested for pettier things than that.
 

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Beginning to wonder if this is a Verizon or LG issue. The unlocked version that also works with Verizon does not have the radio either.
If that's the case, I'll call LG tomorrow and ask them. Very strange.
 

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Good ol' Red. I am glad I left them a loooong time ago. Sorry to see you are given the run around on something so simple. I don't care about FM, but you make a good point.
 

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It's obvious and has been said. VZW would prefer you use lte and pay for a bigger data plan. FM is free. The question is whether the hardware is IN the phone. I suspect it is but I don't know. If it's there somebody will root the phone and turn it on in the unlocked version.
 

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It's obvious and has been said. VZW would prefer you use lte and pay for a bigger data plan. FM is free. The question is whether the hardware is IN the phone. I suspect it is but I don't know. If it's there somebody will root the phone and turn it on in the unlocked version.

It's there. I'm sure all the phones are the same but slightly tuned for the frequency bands. I have the LG US996 US unlocked version and it's been disabled on my phone.

If everyone here complains, we might be able to make it available to all phones:

Take Action - Free Radio on my Phone
 

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Trump government is against all government regulation of business. We have no shot with them. Complaining to vzw and lg best bet but we'll never get enough people to do it. Sorry to be negative.
 

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Trump government is against all government regulation of business. We have no shot with them. Complaining to vzw and lg best bet but we'll never get enough people to do it. Sorry to be negative.

Yeah it's no use really. An alternative: buy the Moto E 2nd Gen for 20 bucks on eBay/Craigslist, there's an FM radio in that. I use that phone when I'm working out at the gym. It's a fantastic little phone.
 

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I have a V20. No way I carry an inferior phone instead. Thanks for the suggestion though. I think my razr maxx hd has fm radio too. LOL
 

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