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gugarci
Premium
join:2004-02-25
Lyndhurst, NJ
Reviews:
·Comcast

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Fios 15/5 internet compared to Comcast's basic plan

How does the basic Fios 15/5 plan compared to Comcast's basic plan. I'm currently using Comcast and have an appointment for the 11/15 to switch to Fios. My kids can play XBOX Live, while i surf the net and watch videos on You Tube with our basic Comcast plan with no issues.

Thanks.
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gugarci
Premium
join:2004-02-25
Lyndhurst, NJ

Does anyone know if the basic 15/5 plan will work when my kids play XBOX Live?



Gordo74
Premium
join:2003-10-28
Monroeville, PA

said by gugarci:

Does anyone know if the basic 15/5 plan will work when my kids play XBOX Live?

Yes. Definitely.


gugarci
Premium
join:2004-02-25
Lyndhurst, NJ

1 edit
reply to gugarci

I'm a little concerned since the basic Fios plan is a little slower than the Comcast plan. Also I'm toying with the idea of paying extra for the 50/25 plan. Might call tomorrow to inquire.



Gordo74
Premium
join:2003-10-28
Monroeville, PA

1 recommendation

said by gugarci:

I'm a little concerned since the basic Fios plan is a little slower than the Comcast plan. Also I'm toying with the idea of paying extra for the 50/25 plan. Might call tomorrow to inquire.

If all you're doing is playing Xbox Live and playing YouTube videos, you are fine. Hell, you can stream 2 HD movies from Netflix on separate TVs at the same time as well as watching TV shows on hulu on your tablet with this speed tier and be fine.

If you call tomorrow to inquire, what do you think they're going to say? No, please don't give us more money?


gugarci
Premium
join:2004-02-25
Lyndhurst, NJ
reply to gugarci

Thanks, Now you convince me!!!!!
I'll stay with 15/5. If i have any issues after the installation I can always upgrade with no issues since I can cancel the svc withing 30 days.



aaronwt
Premium
join:2004-11-07
Woodbridge, VA

1 recommendation

reply to gugarci

said by gugarci:

Does anyone know if the basic 15/5 plan will work when my kids play XBOX Live?

Xbox Live barely uses any bandwidth while playing games. When my FiOS service was down for several days I used a T-mobile hot spot. Gameplay with Moderne Warfare 3 was the same as over FiOS and I barely used any data. I was very surprised.

propcgamer

join:2001-10-10
011010101

1 recommendation

reply to gugarci

What matters more is latency when gaming, Comcast has notoriously bad latency and routing. Verizons is exceptional in 99.9% of cases



gugarci
Premium
join:2004-02-25
Lyndhurst, NJ
reply to gugarci

Thanks guys.



AnnaS8

join:2005-05-26
Annapolis, MD
reply to propcgamer

said by propcgamer:

What matters more is latency when gaming, Comcast has notoriously bad latency and routing. Verizons is exceptional in 99.9% of cases

Yep...what propcgamer said.


SoCalDude

join:2008-07-30
Ventura Co.
reply to gugarci

Last time I checked, stand alone 15/5 is like $70 a month and 50/25 is only $10 more a month. You get a better bang for the back with the 50/25 tier.



JeepMatt
C'mon the U
Premium
join:2001-12-28
Wilmington, DE
kudos:3
Reviews:
·Verizon FiOS
·Comcast
reply to propcgamer

said by propcgamer:

What matters more is latency when gaming, Comcast has notoriously bad latency and routing. Verizons is exceptional in 99.9% of cases

Pretty broad statement there....while VZ does have decent routing - most ISP's now a days have vastly improved.

Target Name: www.xboxlive.com
IP: 65.55.42.140
1 0 ms 1 ms N/A 16 ms 1 ms 0 ms 4 ms 3 ms 1 ms N/A [10.0.0.1]
2 1 ms 1 ms N/A 55 ms 1 ms 1 ms 1 ms 1 ms 1 ms N/A [172.16.12.1]
3 28 ms 24 ms N/A 39 ms 28 ms 29 ms 23 ms 71 ms 24 ms N/A c-69-136-208-1.hsd1.pa.comcast.net [69.136.208.1]
4 10 ms 11 ms N/A 14 ms 10 ms 11 ms 12 ms 12 ms 10 ms N/A te-9-2-ur02.rt202.de.panjde.comcast.net [68.85.193.9]
5 11 ms 13 ms N/A 11 ms 10 ms 12 ms 11 ms 13 ms 58 ms N/A te-9-1-ur02.rt202.de.panjde.comcast.net [68.85.192.241]
6 N/A N/A N/A 14 ms N/A 15 ms N/A N/A N/A N/A xe-2-0-1-0-ar03.newcastle.de.panjde.comcast.net [69.139.193.213]
7 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 15 ms N/A N/A N/A N/A pos-5-14-0-0-cr01.ashburn.va.ibone.comcast.net [68.86.95.145]
8 18 ms 17 ms N/A 21 ms 19 ms 17 ms 17 ms 22 ms 18 ms N/A pos-0-2-0-0-pe01.ashburn.va.ibone.comcast.net [68.86.86.70]
9 25 ms 16 ms N/A 15 ms 21 ms 17 ms 17 ms 16 ms 16 ms N/A as8075-1.ashburn.va.ibone.comcast.net [75.149.230.42]
10 19 ms 16 ms N/A 18 ms 22 ms 27 ms 18 ms 17 ms 21 ms N/A ten6-3.sjc-76e-3.ntwk.msn.net [207.46.47.135]
11 87 ms 86 ms N/A 87 ms 86 ms 87 ms 101 ms 88 ms 86 ms N/A xe-0-0-1-0.co1-96c-1b.ntwk.msn.net [207.46.45.29]
12 89 ms 87 ms N/A 86 ms 93 ms 88 ms 91 ms 86 ms 94 ms N/A ge-4-2-0-0.co1-64c-1b.ntwk.msn.net [207.46.33.182]
13 86 ms 88 ms N/A 87 ms 87 ms 86 ms 88 ms 88 ms 85 ms N/A ten8-3.co1-76e-2.ntwk.msn.net [207.46.47.187]

Straight from Comcast's backbone to MSN. Far from "notoriously bad".
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gugarci
Premium
join:2004-02-25
Lyndhurst, NJ
Reviews:
·Comcast
reply to gugarci

Well since Verizon had to moved my installation date from 11/15 to 11/27 I got them to give me the 50/25 package for $5 more per month.

Why am I switching? Because when Sandy hit my area my internet was down for 11 days straight while all my neighbors with Fios had no issues. My area was down for a week but for some reason my house was down for another 4 days more. Thank god I have Direct TV. DTV had no issues either. Then this past Friday Comcast went down again for another 2 days. A tech came to house on Sunday and fixed it. Said wiring was all mess up from water damage.

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Eddy120876

join:2009-02-16
Bronx, NY
reply to gugarci

@gugarci

Same issue my friend had with her comcast service once she lost power in Red Bank she was ok but once she got her power back she had 3 days with no service. Thanks to Her Iphone 5 in Verizon she could at least check the net and do some light work. Too bad for her that her landlord will not allow Fios. Which she wants so bad.(her Parents home has Fios in New England )


camaroz

join:2002-10-23
Longwood, FL

1 edit
reply to JeepMatt

I guess brighthouse (roadrunner) routing would be considered bad, then :P

Target Name: www.xboxlive.com
IP: 65.55.42.140

1 0 ms 1 ms 0 ms 0 ms 1 ms private [192.168.1.1]
2 7 ms 11 ms 8 ms 8 ms 7 ms [10.108.64.1]
3 8 ms 7 ms 8 ms 8 ms 7 ms 72-31-193-171.net.bhntampa.com [72.31.193.171]
4 11 ms 13 ms 19 ms 17 ms 11 ms ten0-15-0-7.orld71-car2.bhn.net [71.44.61.82]
5 14 ms 8 ms 15 ms 16 ms 15 ms hun0-7-0-0.orld71-cbr3.bhn.net [72.31.193.24]
6 17 ms 21 ms 17 ms 17 ms 17 ms xe-11-3-0.bar1.Orlando1.Level3.net [4.79.116.137]
7 18 ms 16 ms 18 ms 18 ms 17 ms ae-0-11.bar2.Orlando1.Level3.net [4.69.137.146]
8 22 ms 20 ms 22 ms 22 ms 33 ms ae-5-5.ebr2.Miami1.Level3.net [4.69.148.209]
9 21 ms 20 ms 22 ms 22 ms * ae-2-52.edge1.Miami2.Level3.net [4.69.138.107]
10 21 ms 22 ms 22 ms * 21 ms MICROSOFT-C.edge1.Miami2.Level3.net [4.59.80.22]
11 22 ms 21 ms 23 ms 23 ms 22 ms ge-4-0-0-0.mia-64cb-1b.ntwk.msn.net [207.46.47.15]
12 50 ms 61 ms 55 ms 58 ms 56 ms ge-3-0-0-0.dal-64cb-1a.ntwk.msn.net [207.46.43.234]
13 113 ms 120 ms 117 ms 116 ms 117 ms ge-2-1-0-0.co2-64c-1a.ntwk.msn.net [207.46.40.104]
14 N/A N/A 114 ms 112 ms 112 ms ge-5-1-0-0.co1-64c-1b.ntwk.msn.net [207.46.46.94]
15 N/A 92 ms 92 ms 94 ms 93 ms ten8-3.co1-76e-2.ntwk.msn.net [207.46.47.187]


patt2k

join:2009-01-16
kudos:1
Reviews:
·Verizon FiOS
reply to gugarci

said by gugarci:

Thanks, Now you convince me!!!!!
I'll stay with 15/5. If i have any issues after the installation I can always upgrade with no issues since I can cancel the svc withing 30 days.

15/5 is advertised like that however real speeds are 25/5