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pjhofmann

join:2000-08-22
Cary, NC

Frontier here in Portland, OR

I think this is geared to rural DSL users as the system Frontier bought from Verizon in the Portland, OR area includes FIOS. There's no way I'd drop that for capped wireless that's even slower that what I have now.

I do envision Frontier giving up someday in Portland, at least I can go back to Comcast.



Karl Bode
News Guy
join:2000-03-02
kudos:39

I believe there were only like 100,000 FiOS users involved in those sales, and a big chunk of those left when Frontier introduced that $500 install fee to scare them away....



pjhofmann

join:2000-08-22
Cary, NC

I believe the $500 install fee was instituted to scare off potentially new customers to their video service. I don't believe Frontier wants to be in the TV business, that being said they haven't done a thing to try and scare me off their system. I've had to negotiate a slightly higher price after my initial 2-year contract expired and found it comparable to Comcast so I'm still here. The data services has been pretty good, great speeds, no cap to speak of and reliable.


slopoke

join:2012-05-20
London, OH
Reviews:
·Frontier Communi..

1 recommendation

Us too, as much crap as you hear about Frontier they've been real good here. Even updated our old system some and it has gotten more reliable. And speed is good, what I'm paying for at least. Got a real good service guy who seems to care if we're getting what we need. Verizon, meh. Matter of fact been on line since July with no drops. (now watch it crap tonite in the middle of my coding, LOL, not likely)
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tmc8080

join:2004-04-24
Brooklyn, NY
Reviews:
·ooma
·Optimum Online
·Verizon FiOS
reply to Karl Bode

said by Karl Bode:

I believe there were only like 100,000 FiOS users involved in those sales, and a big chunk of those left when Frontier introduced that $500 install fee to scare them away....

And when they did that, Portland should have fined the company $1k for each customer they did that to and refund it back to the customer-- or create a muni FTTP project to supplant frontier.

Just say no to Verizon's LTE.. I hope they choke on every last bit of their overpriced bandwidth and let it sit there like lettuce on a Japanese import dock...

cramer
Premium
join:2007-04-10
Raleigh, NC
kudos:8
reply to pjhofmann

Not just Portland. Frontier bought Verizon FiOS in Durham NC (the "D" in RDU) as well. And they have ZERO clue how to use even an inch of it. 100s of miles of fibre hanging there doing nothing.


openbox9
Premium
join:2004-01-26
japan
kudos:2
reply to tmc8080

Is Frontier charging existing customers $500? Why would Portland fine a company for charging an install fee for new customers?



cork1958
Cork
Premium
join:2000-02-26
reply to tmc8080

said by tmc8080:

said by Karl Bode:

I believe there were only like 100,000 FiOS users involved in those sales, and a big chunk of those left when Frontier introduced that $500 install fee to scare them away....

And when they did that, Portland should have fined the company $1k for each customer they did that to and refund it back to the customer-- or create a muni FTTP project to supplant frontier.

Just say no to Verizon's LTE.. I hope they choke on every last bit of their overpriced bandwidth and let it sit there like lettuce on a Japanese import dock...

I'll go along with that last paragraph 100%
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wesm
Premium
join:1999-07-29
Redmond, WA
Reviews:
·Frontier FiOS
reply to Karl Bode

The $500 install fee died months ago, even for television. Installation is now free with a contract, or $79-$139 for month-to-month.

Frankly, the service I've gotten on Frontier FiOS has been better than what I had with Verizon FiOS when I lived in a territory that Verizon still serves.


axus

join:2001-06-18
Washington, DC

Interesting, maybe they decided profitable is something they should be after all.