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ArizonaSteve

join:2004-01-31
Apache Junction, AZ
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reply to BND

Re: What can i expect...Century Link FIOS in Gilbert AZ

It sounds like you never even gave them a chance. If you didn't want it then why did you sign up for it? I also have access to their new fiber network here in A.J. and the service has been just fine. In about 1 1/2 years it's always been fast and was only out one weekend over the whole time. I'm really glad it works so well because there's nothing else available in this area that actually works at all. I'm paying for 20Mb and it tests at 18Mb, just about what I would expect. I could also get 40Mb if I could afford it but I don't see any reason to ever need more than 20 which is fast enough for anything I ever want to do.


BND

join:2002-05-21
Gilbert, AZ

I signed up, because i was given the opportunity my the rep who came by my house. They made promises to me...fiber, yada yada, faster than cox, yada yada, better TV , yada yada. i kept all my other services in tact while testing CL.( because honestly, ididnt beleive them, but heck, free trial, maybe im wrong)

I only needed a day to discern that it wasn't in fact better than cox, ( or Prism better than Directtv) for ME.
Internet speeds were significantly slower, i ran a 24 hour test(JDAST), that checked every 10 minutes: Upload, download, Ping Packet Loss and Jitter, Poor, poor, average, average, certainly not BETTER than cox as "sold" to me, not even close in terms of speed.
The remote for the Prism TV was a pain in the butt , to small, i dont want o have to wear reading glasses to see my remote.
Those issues made my decision easy. i didn't need more than a day those things were not going to change.

My la\st post was just an observation of how unorganized the company seems to be. Really , having collections call me the day after a receive a bill, that doesn't actually exist?

Im glad that the service works for your needs. But it doesn't for mine and perhaps if you HAD a choice you may not choose CL either.


Chongo

join:2007-12-11
Phoenix, AZ

I was also off contract with DirecTV and had the Genie installed with one client box and a Cinema Connection Kit for $49. No haggling needed.


BND

join:2002-05-21
Gilbert, AZ

what is the cinema connection kit and what does it allow you to do?
we only have one TV so we don't need a client box, just the Genie.( just want a new updated machine with a lot of storage.

i shall call them and see what i can wrangle.


Chongo

join:2007-12-11
Phoenix, AZ

The Cinema Connection Kit (CCK) connects the satellite network to the DSL/Cable modem. The internet is fed over the satellite cables to the receivers. Most people don't need them since they already have CAT5 running to where the Genie will go. The new HR44 Genie has 802.11n built in, so the CCK is not required for costumers who have wireless modems. I ditched it because I already had CAT5 where my Genie is located.



BND

join:2002-05-21
Gilbert, AZ

ah, ok, i already have CAT5 running to the area as well.


BND

join:2002-05-21
Gilbert, AZ
reply to Chongo

said by Chongo:

I was also off contract with DirecTV and had the Genie installed with one client box and a Cinema Connection Kit for $49. No haggling needed.

Did they install without a 2 year contract?
They are telling me they will do it for free but require that i sign a 2 year agreement.
what was your approach?

Chongo

join:2007-12-11
Phoenix, AZ

Back on a two year contract. I called and asked.