So I got Verizon FiOS...

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  1. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    We got Verizon FiOS installed a couple of days ago and it is awesome. We are coming from a 1.5 mbit / 384 kbit line and there's such a difference.

    We bought the 15 mbit / 5 mbit package, but the lady on the phone informed us it would be a 20 mbit line. She didn't say why they give you a silent upgrade, but they do...so i wasn't arguing.

    What's so great about it, besides being able to download at 2.4 megabytes a second, is the DNS lookup times are SO much faster than on DSL. When surfing the web on DSL, Safari would say "Contacting www.blablabla.com" for about 5 seconds before the page would actually start loading. On FiOS, lookup times are instantaneous, as are page downloads. It's really a different world than DSL.

    The TV is excellent too :)

    Also, the provided router surprisingly has a lot of options. I'm very impressed with it, even though it's huge.

    Speed test:

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  2. cmcconkey macrumors 6502

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    What is the price tag on that nice little package?



    Christopher
     
  3. MBHockey thread starter macrumors 68040

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  4. cmcconkey macrumors 6502

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    Is the 50/month what you pay just for the data service or is that more?


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    Where do you live? Around here, it's 5/2 and 15/2 - 15/5 (or, I guess, 20/5) would be excellent.
     
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    Well, hopefully they'll get those speeds up here, just a few hundred miles away. Glad you've happy with it - I've got a $35/mo 5/2 package, but I'd happily pay the $50/mo for 20/5.
     
  9. cmcconkey macrumors 6502

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    I have 50 in a 1.5/768 setup down here in Georgia, it is the best bang for the buck around here.


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  10. MBHockey thread starter macrumors 68040

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    It is actually called New City. It's a suburb of New York...about a 20 minute drive down the Palisades parkway. :)
     
  11. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Ah, sorry for my ignorance. Which is actually sad, because I saw signs for it when I drove back from Florida a few days ago.
     
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    lucky

    i'm insanely jealous. fios is available nearby less than 10 miles away but not here. <sigh>
     
  14. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    does anyone have the TV service via fios? their optional dvr to all tvs in the house (wirelessly) sounds awesome... but not available in my town. in all the towns around me? yes. not in mind though
     
  15. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    Wow. I pay ~£9,000 (~$17,000) a year for 2/2 fixed, ~£5,000(~$9,800) a year for 2/2 DSL and £360($700) a year for 1/0.25!

    I want me some of those speeds... Although I'm not sure what I'd do with it. D/L podcasts quicker maybe.
     
  16. savar macrumors 68000

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    Nice. I used to live in Herndon, VA -- one of the test markets. But alas I lived on the wrong side of the tracks and we couldn't get it at my apartment.

    Did you get the HDTV package? I've heard that FiOS is all uncompressed video, so the quality is better than HD cable.
     
  17. vniow macrumors G4

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    So I got Verizon FiOS...

    ...and the rest of us without it now hate you immensely.
     
  18. balamw Moderator

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    My FiOS voice/data install is scheduled for 1/5/06, but I'm planning to stick with DirecTV for a while...

    I can then join the ranks of the hated.

    I hope iTV will bring something I can stress test the line with. :)

    B
     
  19. MBHockey thread starter macrumors 68040

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    We didn't get the HDTV package stuff since we don't have an HD TV set yet. I keep trying to convince my dad to get it, but we do have a bunch of perfectly working TVs. So i guess when the next one kicks the bucket, we'll get a nice HD TV

    But i can tell you that TV already looks clearer and crisper. It always looked fuzzy under cablevision...i just thought it was because we owned bad TVs. So i'm sure HD looks ridiculous.
     
  20. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    Good effort. I'm supposed to be upgrading from 1Meg to 'Up to' 16meg 2mora, thats if Sky aint all gone home. lol.

    £10 a month as well... Not bad. :D
     
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    New sig? :p
     
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    I just bought a townhouse (won't be built until May-June) and Verizon is battling to offer FIOS service in my new town. I am so hoping it goes through as I never want to be a Cablevision customer.
     
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    How sad is it that this is actually having an effect on where we look for houses? (Don't tell Lori...);)
     
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    All broadband should be like this. Granted I have a fast connection but nothing like this.

    Enjoy the speed
     

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