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jarablue
Always be true to yourself

join:2001-06-11
Boxborough, MA

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Verizon upgrading FIOS tiers

Anyone see the front page news that June 18th Verizon is going to be updating the speed tiers.

I for one say woohoo!


HD_Ride
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join:2000-10-18
Jerseyastan

Re: Verizon upgrading FIOS tiers?

said by jarablue:

Anyone see the front page news that June 18th Verizon is going to be updating the speed tiers.

I for one say woohoo!

just in time for the rate hikes


TitusTroy

join:2009-06-18
New York, NY

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reply to jarablue
50/25 is a nice hike...price increase?...I'm in NYC we always get the best deals...so speed upgrade will just be added to my Ultimate package for free right?


Thinkdiff
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Bronx, NY
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reply to jarablue
Can't wait to see the fluff on the two new packages.
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fiosanon

@verizon.net
What a sec? What about those that currently have the 50/20 bundle plan? Does it increase too??

serge87

join:2009-11-29
Reviews:
·Verizon FiOS
reply to jarablue
I wonder if this is going to be across the board or only for those 2 tiers mentioned? I would hate for a price hike on the 150 tier($215) with no sizable increase in speed. Maybe a VZ insider or someone familiar with this situation can comment


Jackarino
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Allendale, NJ
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reply to fiosanon
Maybe that will serve as the 1st Internet package


Thinkdiff
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reply to serge87
said by serge87:

I wonder if this is going to be across the board or only for those 2 tiers mentioned? I would hate for a price hike on the 150 tier($215) with no sizable increase in speed. Maybe a VZ insider or someone familiar with this situation can comment

The rate and speed increase is not automatic. You have to order the new tier (and pay for it). If you're on 150 right now with any kind of price guarantee, nothing is changing.
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Thinkdiff
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reply to fiosanon
said by fiosanon :

What a sec? What about those that currently have the 50/20 bundle plan? Does it increase too??

No official word but I have two guesses:

1. 50/20 just goes away. It never really fit in to begin with once 35/35 was offered without triple play.

2. 50/20 becomes a new 100Mbps range service, similar to the current 150/35. Then the existing 150/35 package gets a bump to 200-300+/65+. (Wishful thinking)
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littlebird

join:2004-01-25
Carlisle, PA
So what does this mean for me?

I just renewed my 2 year contract 2 weeks ago and upgraded to 25/25.
Will I automatically get the 50/20? Or do I have to call and request it?

Does 50/20 replace 25/25, or is it considered an upgrade with a price increase?

Thanks.


Thinkdiff
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I don't think any of the upgrades are automatic. You have to call to upgrade and pay the new rates.
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Max Greene

join:2000-12-22
Bayonne, NJ
Reviews:
·Verizon FiOS
reply to littlebird
said by littlebird:

So what does this mean for me?

I just renewed my 2 year contract 2 weeks ago and upgraded to 25/25.
Will I automatically get the 50/20? Or do I have to call and request it?

Does 50/20 replace 25/25, or is it considered an upgrade with a price increase?

Thanks.

It says in the article : "As far as I know, it will be like old upgrades where everyone will remain on the same plan and I'm assuming pay more for the increase," says the source. These changes should be arriving somewhere around June 18.


Vamp
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reply to jarablue
Sweet 75/35 sounds great, this will help alleviate some latency with gaming when downloading without as strict of QOS settings on the network.
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35/35 FIOS || MSN Msgr: scott001^gmail_com


Jackarino
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reply to jarablue
I wonder if all of these speed upgrades that are coming will affect consistency and quality of service..

mgamer20o0

join:2003-12-01
Norwalk, CA
reply to Vamp
i been more then happy with the 25/25 and i tend to be a heavy user. 50/25 would rock. i am counting down the days until my contract is over.


Jackarino
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You know you can upgrade your speed tiers while in contract

McBane

join:2008-08-22
Plano, TX
reply to Jackarino
said by Jackarino:

I wonder if all of these speed upgrades that are coming will affect consistency and quality of service..

Heh yea my thoughts exactly.

serge87

join:2009-11-29
Reviews:
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reply to Jackarino
said by Jackarino:

I wonder if all of these speed upgrades that are coming will affect consistency and quality of service..

That's when X-GPON comes into play (hopefully within the next 10 years)


aaronwt
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join:2004-11-07
Woodbridge, VA
said by serge87:

said by Jackarino:

I wonder if all of these speed upgrades that are coming will affect consistency and quality of service..

That's when X-GPON comes into play (hopefully within the next 10 years)

They haven't even affected BPON around here yet. I still get 43/35 speeds anytime of the day, any day of the year.

opinionmine

join:2006-03-10

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reply to jarablue
From the various responses here I am confused as to what all this means.

Is it just that FIOS will offer new deals with higher speeds or are all of us now on 25/25 automatically going to get the faster 50/20?

A few days ago I checked online what I could get if I signed on to a two year contract and the only offer was the 50 speed for $5 more a month (and the gift card).

guppy_fish
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Lakeland, FL
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its 50/25 not the current 50/20 tier

opinionmine

join:2006-03-10
What is?

SmartWater

join:2009-07-03
reply to jarablue
Those are very nice upgrades for the 25/25 and 35/35 users, I would be very happy if I was in either of those boats. I am crossing my fingers that 150/65 will be upgraded to 200/100 now or eventually, but there doesn't seem to be any indication that Verizon will upgrade that plan further since no cable companies come close to it.

»Exclusive: FiOS Speed Hikes Coming Soon


bohratom
Jersey Shore is back again.

join:2011-07-07
Red Bank NJ
reply to opinionmine
said by opinionmine:

From the various responses here I am confused as to what all this means.

Is it just that FIOS will offer new deals with higher speeds or are all of us now on 25/25 automatically going to get the faster 50/20?

If past experience is the norm then only people who sign up for the new speeds (or bundle package) will receive them in the beginning. Then down the road (a year or more) older accounts will migrate over to the faster speeds automatically.

For example I had the verizion 15/5mb triple play back in 2010. In 2011 Verizon upped the minimum new triple play to 25/25mb for new account or upgrades. Then in early 2012 out of the blue my account was increased to the 25mb speed automatically.


Thinkdiff
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reply to opinionmine
said by opinionmine:

What is?

Old Tier --> New Tier
---------
25/25 --> 50/25
35/35 --> 75/35
50/20 --> ??? (Presumably stays the same for now)
150/35 --> ??? (Presumably stays the same for now)

None of the upgrades are automatic, based on posts from Verizon employees. If you're a new customer, renew a current bundle, or upgrade (for a fee), you'll be offered the new speeds.

The new tiers don't go into effect until sometime in June, so they won't appear on the website now.
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Bytezboy

join:2001-05-17
New York, NY
reply to jarablue
Would be nice for 35/35 to be pgraded to 75/75 to keep it symmetrical.
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35/35 Fios, Triple Play Extreme.


Jackarino
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There has to be some line drawing


aaronwt
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Woodbridge, VA
reply to Bytezboy
said by Bytezboy:

Would be nice for 35/35 to be pgraded to 75/75 to keep it symmetrical.

But in actual use it's not symmetrical now. Actual speeds are 43/35.

guppy_fish
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Lakeland, FL
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Actually, internet only, its IS 35/35 or 25/25 symmetric, only with the addition of TV services does one get a bump or "fluff"

Only a FIOS user could bitch about a 75/35 package . Were damn lucky to have what we have and I Thank Verizon for the upcoming speed treats!


houkouonchi

join:2002-07-22
Ontario, CA
Reviews:
·Verizon FiOS
said by guppy_fish:

Actually, internet only, its IS 35/35 or 25/25 symmetric, only with the addition of TV services does one get a bump or "fluff"

Only a FIOS user could bitch about a 75/35 package . Were damn lucky to have what we have and I Thank Verizon for the upcoming speed treats!

I was going to make this comment the other day but was on my phone =P I had two 35/35 connections back in the day and indeed the one without TV was symmetrical. I actually got around 45/37 on the one with TV and about 37/37 on the one with no TV service.
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300/150 mbit Bonded Verizon FiOS connection FTW!