Okay today february 3rd there were verizon trucks up and down the side streets like mine Hobart ave and all the side streets east of the Hutchinson river Parkway. could it be any day now?? To be honest with you i am really most interested in the video services because my Optonline internet is just fine. Also i just started using the new Boost Mobile unlimited plan at $50 dollars per month. So in reality all i need is video and internet. Does Fios offer a "Double Play Deal" I might go for that and just use my boost mobile phone as permanent phone.
I've been looking all over the Bronx, since I do a lot of driving for my job, and there are boxes on almost every street I've been on. So hopefully they turn everything on soon. I can't wait for that 20/20 connection.
Just finished talking to a FIOS Customer Rep. They knew what they were talking about and not a Foreigner in India. This Cust Rep said that the timing from actual street wiring to being able to order FIOS is about 3 months. So in my areas case i am looking at say 6-8 weeks wait to order FIOS. I plan to use 2 Tivo HD boxes. However i was a little dissapointed that they do not use Multistream cards. I would have to "Rent" 2 cards per box at $3.99 per month. I guess i can use the multimedia DVR for the other 2 televisions in the home. Also checked the channel lineup and holy cow does anyone have time to see the 200 or more sd and HD movie channels? Anyone know how long the install is? 5,6,9 hours?
I am on Hobart Ave between Wilkinson and St Theresa . On St Theresa especially there were like 5 large trucks wiring poles 4 weeks ago. every time i ask the verizon guys they say 'Early 2009" Does it mean Feb? March? I am anxious to get this now that i found out i could use my TIVO HD with cablecards supplied by verizon. cant wait.
I'm in Throggs Neck as well, FiOS is now available. I'll have to think about getting it. Waiting to see what Cablevision will offer once DOCSIS3 goes live. -- University of Southern California - Class of 2010. Fight On!
Oh yea fios is installed and wow...took the tec about 7 hours because of making the hole that took long time..but i got it and its running and it fast the internet but the tv hd channles omg..thats all i got to say...
ur wrong because they did the yellow guide rope 4 weeks ago and verizon is coming to my house 2morrow to install it...
No one is wrong when quoting their experience. It takes @ a year to build out a CO. If your fiber is run first, it can easily take 6 months before they sell it. At the end of the deploy, you will be able to get it much sooner after the fiber is run. What's happening on your block, is not the rule, by which you declare people wrong.
I also saw rolls of fiber above the mailbox on Continental and Westchester (and also slightly up the block where the record store used to be). Interestingly enough, the guy that I talked with over the phone said that none of the addresses on my block are pending (within the 30-day window of FiOS activation) yet.