Expensive Holy crap...Fios is expensive!
| |McLovinChicka chicka yeahPremiumReviews:
said by ITALIAN926:I pay $119/mo for 22Mbps/2Mbps with 200,000MB of usage/month.
Umm yea, Time Warner 50 meg service, which is supposedly "ultimate" is $64.99 a month (for the 1st year,) compared to FIOS 50 Meg $59.99 , and Verizon provides a helluva lot more upload (50/25) .
Plans w/ usage.
Note the fine print...
Tube surfin' at 22Mbps/2Mbps
Re: Expensive I have a little bit of info for ya, the overwhelming majority of Verizon FiOS orders include video service, the rest that arent are primarily due to homes passed by FiOS without town TV franchise agreements. So this entire conversation is pretty much moot.
I know when someone "cut the cord" , like yourself, you start to believe that everyone else has done it too. Time for a dose of reality. There are still close to 100million TV subscribers in this country. Yes, Im rounding off to 100. Your previous stated statistic of 65million is absurd.
| |IowaCowboyIowa nativePremiumReviews:
Bring me FiOS I'll take it Dear Mr Shammo,
I'll gladly take FiOS. I'll even pay the time and materials charge since I live in a duplex (which is not a standard install). And I'll take a triple play since I have TV and I need a home phone for the alarm system. And Comcast went out again today. Your highly rated FiOS internet is popular, we just can't get it because your company won't build it. I know many people in my area that would gladly kick comcast to the curb and take FiOS. And FiOS has a low churn rate among subscribers.
Angry Comcast Customer
I've experienced ImOn (when they were McLeod USA), Mediacom, Comcast, and Time Warner and I currently have DirecTV. They are much better than broadcast TV.
I have not and will not cut the cord.
The problem And here lies the problem w/ cord cutting. I currently pay $75 for 50/25 + SelectHD, and after one year 50/25 is $80, more than what I am paying for the two play locked in for 2 years.
I personally think the 2-play is a good deal and the wife is happy, but the internet-only price is high, but at least it comes with a 10TB soft cap, not the 300GB foolishness Comcast is about to levy, AND Verizon doesn't jam you up for modem rental.
I think it is a fallacy that fiber is lower cost it is not. If there are line issues and fiber its there, it makes sense to bite the bullet, but for minor issues good luck getting converted. DSL they are not going to upgrade so the speeds are simply not competitive, and it makes sense from an investment perspective if they can sign the customer up for 3 play (as most DSL are already 2-play). The fact that Verizon uses PON is going to cause them issues when others will simply go to metro ethernet, they will have to do a lot of last-mile NID upgrades for $$$.
Re: The problem
said by elefante72: Yet, soon to change
AND Verizon doesn't jam you up for modem rental.
Re: The problem It depends. If you have MoCA WAN out of the ONT (coax out), you must use the Actiontec. If you have Cat out (as I do), you can use your own gateway, but it is not supported. Every time I call in they tell me I need to plug in my AT to diagnose. I just tell them I did it.
As for STB, you also need MoCA LAN, which the only device that does both MoCA WAN/LAN is the Actiontec. Verizon will let you buy it for $99, and many are available on the net.
Yes you could use bridge devices, but it still needs to route out to the WAN to do anything, so it makes little sense to buy a bunch of bridge devices. It will simply be cheaper to purchase the GW from Verizon if it comes to that or buy one on ebay. Maybe Verizon starts tracking MACs and that goes away, but time will tell...
I use cablecard, so I am all Cat, no MoCA at all and no STB ever...
White Plains, NY
Re: FiOS doesn't seem to expand
said by shmerl:I would not expect to get FIOS unless it's already available. FIOS is not expanding into new markets anywhere. Verizon can't public state so, but Verizon surely will be able to get out the all of YC contract.. after a few lawyers get rich.
No idea how soon will Verizon connect all houses in NYC, but it doesn't look like they'll do it before their promised date of July 2014.
what a scam you do not need 75 to 50mbs to dl movies and stream data. full of crap verizon ,TWC and ( insert your favorite ISP here).
Where are the plans for people who can only afford 19.95 or 29.95 for the internet.
Where is the 5/1 and 3/1 plans. 50mbs and greater is insane for people who ONLY ise the internet to surf, email, etc.
Video Streams work just as well on a 5/1, 3/1 and 2/1 plan. Let's be honest here. If you plan to DL from newsservers - than yeh - 50mbs will make big difference between you taking 6 hours with a 5/1, 3/1 or 2/1 plan VS 50/1 mean about 15 minutes. Also helps with Steam games and DLC content, but hey - i'll go for the 3/1 plan and save some money and read a book, go outside, goto sleep, etc.
These Prices and Plans are insane. Remember alot of people are on a FIXED income.