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Mike
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join:2000-09-17
Pittsburgh, PA
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Quantum - What's the catch?

So I'm 35/15 fios.

I can upgrade to 75/35 for... $15 a month less for a re-bundle.

What's the catch?



nycdave
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join:1999-11-16
Melville, NY
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New bundle pricing can result in a lower bill, depending on your current bundle price. YMMV.



miataman

join:2010-10-27
Chelmsford, MA
kudos:1
Reviews:
·Verizon FiOS
reply to Mike

said by Mike:

So I'm 35/15 fios.

I can upgrade to 75/35 for... $15 a month less for a re-bundle.

What's the catch?

those speeds are certainly attainable on ethernet....wireless? Not so much.
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"My hat, my cane, Jeeves".

PJL

join:2008-07-24
Long Beach, CA
kudos:2
reply to Mike

said by Mike:

So I'm 35/15 fios.

I can upgrade to 75/35 for... $15 a month less for a re-bundle.

What's the catch?

Probably a two year commitment. I just made the change and got $25 off each month with 50/25. I was at 25/15.


Mike
Premium,Mod
join:2000-09-17
Pittsburgh, PA
kudos:1

Oh that's easy then. There is no copper since they took that and it's a comcast area.

There is no one else.



Archivis
Your Daddy
Premium
join:2001-11-26
Earth
kudos:19
reply to Mike

The catch is that you can peak out at 10.5MB/sec downloads. It is beautiful.


ScottB

join:2012-12-30
Staten Island, NY
reply to miataman

Not true. I bought the new GIGE Router from Verizon. I have the 75/35 and my wireless speeds run between 65-83 download.



Archivis
Your Daddy
Premium
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Earth
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I do not have the GIGE router from Verizon. I bought a Gig Ethernet switch to use for LAN stuff, but the wireless runs at 20/20 up/down.
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rootzoned

join:2011-11-12
Ashburn, VA
Reviews:
·Verizon FiOS
reply to miataman

said by Mike:

those speeds are certainly attainable on ethernet....wireless? Not so much.

I have a Netgear R6300ac wireless router that, on 5GHz, can push over 160Mb/s between floors.


wmcbrine
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join:2002-12-30
Laurel, MD
kudos:1
reply to Mike

For you, maybe there is no catch. For me, it's a lot more, so I'm sticking with 35/35 until they force me off it, or offer an actually better deal.

35/15? Is that right? I don't think I've seen that speed combo before.

Make sure you account for all the un-fees in estimating your new bill. The advertised price is very misleading. As an existing customer, you know that, but I thought a reminder couldn't hurt.
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derekivey

join:2006-03-30
San Jose, CA
kudos:1
Reviews:
·Verizon FiOS
reply to Mike

Watch your bill. Our 2 yr contract expired and we were told for like $15 more we could upgrade our 15/5 to 50/25. We did it and the first month was fine but then the price went up by an additional $20. They claimed the price their website gave us was wrong and that some bundle credits expired with the old contract. I was able to get them to honor the advertised price and adjust our bill.



aaronwt
Premium
join:2004-11-07
Woodbridge, VA
reply to miataman

said by miataman:

said by Mike:

So I'm 35/15 fios.

I can upgrade to 75/35 for... $15 a month less for a re-bundle.

What's the catch?

those speeds are certainly attainable on ethernet....wireless? Not so much.

Easily attainable on wireless if your Wi-Fi network is setup properly. I'm on the 150/65 tier. Using a wired connection I can get 155/70 speeds. Using a wireless connection I can get 150/70 speeds. 75/35 speeds have been a breeze for years over wireless.

Of course I'm using my personal router and Access Points instead of the FiOS supplied routers. Although I do have four or five of the FiOS routers gathering dust in my closet from the last 5.5 years.


miataman

join:2010-10-27
Chelmsford, MA
kudos:1
Reviews:
·Verizon FiOS

said by aaronwt:

Of course I'm using my personal router and Access Points instead of the FiOS supplied routers. Although I do have four or five of the FiOS routers gathering dust in my closet from the last 5.5 years.

That was the gist of my original comment, however I didn't mention the Ac***tec factor.
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"My hat, my cane, Jeeves".

dpridgen
Premium
join:2004-01-14
Port Washington, NY
kudos:1
reply to Mike

Yep, re-bundle with new 2 year contract can save a significant amount of money. I was on month to month on the 20/5 Extreme plan paying about 150 with the various packages and box rental. I was going to just do the $10/mo upgrade to 50/25 Quantum, but the salesperson talked me into signing a new triple play 2year 75/35 Ultimate deal for about $130. More channels, more speed for less. (most of my home network is wired)