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Fios, where have you been all my life?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Monday Morning Sportswriter, Feb 27, 2007.

  1. Monday Morning Sportswriter

    Monday Morning Sportswriter Well-Known Member

    The Verizon guy came yesterday to install Fios. What took us so long to make the call?

    -- My non HD channels are clearer.
    -- The channels switch instantly, no second-long pauses.
    -- The audio has always been in sync.
    -- I have all of these cool On Demand features I never had, like the Food Network. I swear, I watched Good Eats for two hours lats night.
    -- I'm not paying extra for an HD box.
    -- I'm paying about $15 a month less.
    -- And the creme de la creme: I have the NFL Network. And in HD, too.

    If you have Time Warner or Cablevision and live in Verizon Country, run, do not walk, to your telephone and call to switch.
  2. markvid

    markvid Guest

    We are getting the TV side in Pittsburgh by the end of this year.
    I cannot wait.
  3. Pastor

    Pastor Active Member

    Everything I know about FiOS says that it is phenominal. I'm still waiting for it to arrive in my area. When it does, I will likely switch.

    The only downside is that it is missing a channel that I might feel necessary. But I'm not sure if that is enough to keep me on Comcast.
  4. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Dont have it here, but looks interesting...
  5. Monday, you are spot on about Fios. We picked it up as soon as it became available here in the 'burbs, and it is a godsend. Better clarity; easier to record shows; and many, many more channels to choose from. I tell everybody I know who lives in a Verizon area to pick it up. Best is to bundle it with your online and phone services for the most savings.

    The catch is you have to be in a Verizon local telephone area. But that's a big chunk of where I live.
  6. markvid

    markvid Guest

    What would it be missing?
  7. Rusty Shackleford

    Rusty Shackleford Active Member

    What is Fios? I've never heard of it.

    I have DirecTV. Is it better than that?
  8. Pastor

    Pastor Active Member

    They won't have MSG. At least, they don't currently have MSG. So, while that station has gone to hell pretty quick, they at least used to show Red Bull NY games. This season that may not be the case, but they did the last few years.

    Other than that, it seems like their channel line-up is rock solid.

    Vastly superior to DirecTV. The only difference being the NFL and MLB packages which those companies foolishly signed exclusivity contracts.

    FiOS is Fiber Optic Systems. Basically, Verizon runs the fiber lines to your front door. Then using the bandwidth that fiber has, they provide internet, telephone and cable. Their internet is double the speed of a cable modem for the same price. Their telephone is simply VoIP, like Vonage, and their television is similar to cable. At some point, Verizon will expand into electricity as the fiber provides for that capability.
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