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pioneer56

join:2008-03-21
Michigan
reply to Uxbfool

Re: [General] Home Fusion install scheduled

If you are that far out, it wouldn't be very fast anyway unless they had stellar lines in your area. Home Fusion can't be beat for speed if you have a good tower to connect to. And no landline options, just that the price sucks per GB.


isp10002

join:2012-10-24
Homefusion is for people who have limited broadband options (no cable,no dsl) like me but i do agree how crappy the caps are tho,but it seems the best option avaible

pioneer56

join:2008-03-21
Michigan
reply to Uxbfool
I thought I would go with Home Fusion when LTE goes live here, but I picked up an Unlimited Data plan and stuck the sim in a modem for unlimited 4G. I pay less than half of what Home Fusion costs and have no caps.

silbaco
Premium
join:2009-08-03
USA
said by pioneer56:

I thought I would go with Home Fusion when LTE goes live here, but I picked up an Unlimited Data plan and stuck the sim in a modem for unlimited 4G. I pay less than half of what Home Fusion costs and have no caps.

That is probably a short term solution. Verizon is actively chipping away at unlimited users.

pioneer56

join:2008-03-21
Michigan
reply to Uxbfool
Short of them changing everyone's terms and kicking thousands if not more people off unlimited, they won't be moving me off anytime soon. Home Fusion is the next best option to unlimited though.


isp10002

join:2012-10-24
Yeah they can kick you off month to month...


jim346987

@myvzw.com
does the homefusion modem have a sim card?


isp10002

join:2012-10-24
Sadly no.

pioneer56

join:2008-03-21
Michigan
reply to Uxbfool
I'm not on month to month though. It would be cool to see the insides of the cantenna and router that Verizon is using with Home Fusion.


isp10002

join:2012-10-24
Once your 2 year contract has ended its month to month.

pioneer56

join:2008-03-21
Michigan
reply to Uxbfool
For me that will be awhile though.


admin123

@myvzw.com
reply to isp10002
Homefusion does have a sim card its very hard get to tho.


isp10002

join:2012-10-24
reply to Uxbfool
Well guys just got back from verizons store,got equipment for free,i signed up for the 20 gb plan,the install is on the 10th on thursday :0 .

pioneer56

join:2008-03-21
Michigan
reply to Uxbfool
Sweet, we expect a compulsory speed test when you are setup to see how nice the speeds are!

kevnich24

join:2006-04-19
Mulberry, FL
reply to admin123
Yeah I'm not sure who got the idea home fusion wouldn't have a sim card as it's an LTE service. LTE is a gsm technology and uses sim modules for subscriber information. I'm sure they're not going to really disclose the location of where the sim module is located but I'm sure under examination it wouldn't be difficult to find it.

I just wish they'd price their LTE services much more competitively. Their trying to compete with DSL and for the speed it is faster but it costs an arm and a leg for those services when it shouldn't. It's like their wanting all the early adopters to foot the bill for the entire 4g LTE upgrade. Price it competitively and when a lot of people sign up, that will pay for itself.

decifal

join:2007-03-10
Bon Aqua, TN
kudos:1
said by kevnich24:

Yeah I'm not sure who got the idea home fusion wouldn't have a sim card as it's an LTE service. LTE is a gsm technology and uses sim modules for subscriber information. I'm sure they're not going to really disclose the location of where the sim module is located but I'm sure under examination it wouldn't be difficult to find it.

I just wish they'd price their LTE services much more competitively. Their trying to compete with DSL and for the speed it is faster but it costs an arm and a leg for those services when it shouldn't. It's like their wanting all the early adopters to foot the bill for the entire 4g LTE upgrade. Price it competitively and when a lot of people sign up, that will pay for itself.

/\----This.. If they offered the dsl cap of 150 gigs for say 60 a month, i'd be on the homefusion bandwagon in a minute.. I don't want to pay 60 for 20, by the time you start enjoying the service during the month you've killed the cap.. 150 gigs though is reasonable, and imo, maintainable with their network...


admin123

@myvzw.com
Yup i agree 150 gigs i would love. but being verizon i am sure that would cost $1,300/month lol.

decifal

join:2007-03-10
Bon Aqua, TN
kudos:1
said by admin123 :

Yup i agree 150 gigs i would love. but being verizon i am sure that would cost $1,300/month lol.

Lol, yeah, thats what they would want to charge for dang sure! If broadband penetration was anywhere near as good as the local telecos and cable companies made out that it was, they could easily offer the 150 gigs for a reasonable price... I think they could handle it in most areas where this service is needed...


compuguybna

join:2009-06-17
Nashville, TN
reply to Uxbfool
What is the current install charge for HomeFusion?

No details anywhere on the Verizon HomeFusion webpage.


Jim_in_VA

join:2004-07-11
Cobbs Creek, VA
kudos:4
According to the website "Installation included and no activation fee" ... so its free with a two year contract.
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compuguybna

join:2009-06-17
Nashville, TN
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Must have overlooked that. When it first came out, it was like $199 which included the equipment and install, then it was like $100 off. So, now its free a free install?

I'll look back on the site, I honestly didn't read every line.

thx.

said by Jim_in_VA:

According to the website "Installation included and no activation fee" ... so its free with a two year contract.


kevnich24

join:2006-04-19
Mulberry, FL
For how much they charge for service, I would think the install would be free. After 2 months of service, the rest is profit.


isp10002

join:2012-10-24
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reply to compuguybna
When I signed up for homefusion got the equipment for free,but anyways they said they could install homefusion for me but the tech said i was getting 28% signal strength,we refused to install it,but are looking into a possible cable company in our area

pioneer56

join:2008-03-21
Michigan
reply to Uxbfool
At 28% is your area fully upgraded to LTE yet? I know cable would be all around better if you can get it, but for most of us it isn't ever going to happen.


isp10002

join:2012-10-24
Yeah I have 4g in my area cuz i use it on my phone,and i get only 2 bars

Thumpernator

join:2012-08-05
Senoia, GA
Checked again to see if HF was available yet and it isn't. Verizon map shows us in the solid 4G LTE area but their software still says no. Anyway, we got the Verizon Jetpack about 3 months ago. It was operated flawlessly in 4G all this time. Even with the JP in my basement it stays in 4G. If it wasn't for the cost per Gig and wanting an Open NAT for gaming, I wouldn't even be considering HF.

I was thinking about going down to the Verizon Store to see if they could over-ride the system until I read of all the disconnect problems in another thread. Maybe HF is still too much of a Beta product to push the availability concern with Verizon. Still waiting to hear from some of you guys who said you'd report back after your installation. How about it? Love it, hate it, any problems?

Oh, I just gotta tell you guys about the call from HughesNet after I cancelled their sorry service. I'm sitting in my man cave playing Halo 4 online with 4 friends and HughesNet calls me. I put them on the speakerphone and left the sound up on my game.

HN: How are you this evening?

Me: Doing great. Playing Halo online with some friends.

HN: So I guess you're enjoying your HughesNet service.

Me: Are you kidding me? You can't play online with HN. I'm using Verizon 4G to play online.

During all this, the audio from the game is really booming through my Surround Sound system and sub-woofer. Weapons firing and all kinds of stuff blowing up.

HN: We're sorry to see you leave the HughesNet family. Why are you leaving?

Me: You have to ask? Oh, of course you do. You're reading from a script. No offense to you, as you're only an employee doing your job, but HN sucks the big one.

I went on about the slow speeds, high Ping (1100 or so), and the fact you never talk to someone who has English as their first language unless it's a sales goon. Tech support is always Ali Baba.

Anyway, I hadn't had that much fun in a LONG time. It was just one of those moments you usually only dream about. Sure was a pleasure to FIRE HughesNet.

Back on topic. So, any news to report about installation and operational problems with HF?


isp10002

join:2012-10-24
reply to Uxbfool
So glad I dident go through with the homefusion install, frontier offered me 7 maps dsl service and speeds can be possibly higher install Friday.

buckweet1980

join:2011-12-31
Allen, TX
said by isp10002:

So glad I dident go through with the homefusion install, frontier offered me 7 maps dsl service and speeds can be possibly higher install Friday.

With the current gen of wireless services available I would never go wireless over wired if you have the choice. I purchased a homefusion setup for my dad because he has no other choice. He's been happy with it, but has had the issues where the service goes dark due to the firmware problems. Meanwhile my FIOS service is rock solid, couldn't be happier with it. And I don't have to watch my usage each month.


isp10002

join:2012-10-24
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reply to Uxbfool
No before the install frontier would not install equipment, when the home fusion installer came I was told he would no recommend it. And after alot of crap with frontier they installed dsl service, I would never Ever go for wireless for my home Internet Cuz of the dumb caps and high prices, dsl is awesome:P

WI Fire

join:2005-01-26
Hudson, WI
Reviews:
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reply to Uxbfool
I had it installed 2 days ago. It took ~2 hours.

In this area, Verizon is using contracted DirecTV installers. The installer used "Open Signal" to test the signal strength on his cellphone, then walked around with the cantenna to find where it got the best signal. We ended up on the porch roof - that will be moved this summer when I re-roof the house. The installer did say that they are required to use the Verizon-provided mount, and can't mount to any existing masts, etc.

This morning, I am getting speeds of 25.99 down, 8.87 up.