| Review by Flojomojo |
member for 12.5 years, 347 visits, last login: 26 days ago
lodged 326 days ago
- Silver Spring,Montgomery,MD
- $100 per month
- (24 month contract)
- about 2 days
- "Fast, stable connection. 7 years with zero outages."
- "Expensive, even if bundled with TV and voice."
- "Simply the best."
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I got FiOS as soon as it was available in my area, and as faster speeds have become available, I've gone along for the ride. Verizon is now my phone, TV, and internet service provider since early 2005.
I have the 150/65mbps internet package. It's bundled with Extreme HD TV, HBO (via cable cards for Tivo, I don't like their set-top-box) and unlimited voice calls for $200 a month. This seems expensive but the service has never gone down, and the quality is very good. Pair the video service with a Tivo and/or an iPad for TV to Go apps and it feels like a better deal.
Verizon is not great at logistics, and I have had trouble upgrading or returning equipment, even after calling ahead to try to smooth things over. Scheduling installations is not always smooth, so you might want to triple-confirm when technicians are supposed to arrive. Once everything gets set up though, you will probably never need to reconfigure a thing.
The red ActionTec router I got for the new Quantum service has dual-antenna wireless N, 2 USB ports for storage and printing, and gigabit LAN ports. I typically bring my own equipment but I think I will stick with this one. I am not using the Moca side of things because I have a Tivo, which I prefer.
As long as I can get FiOS service, I'm sticking with it. Unlimited data, fast speeds, hassle-free hardware, single-digit ping times ... it feels like living in the future. If you want internet service, and FiOS is available, I don't see how you would even consider anything else.