FiOS Users?

MM

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I got FiOS when I moved in July. I was very excited. I really enjoy the 20mb up and 20 mb down that I have for internet. The HDTV is crystal clear. The phone is great.

I wasn't going to get a house phone, but AT&T service is nill at my house. My phone says "No Service" in the upper left corner. :mad: More bars? Yeah, right.
 

Davis

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You can buy a repeater for your house. The only requirement is that you have one spot in your house that gets reception. I had to get one a few years ago for my old house.
 

MM

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I think I might have AT&T come put an antenna on my barn.

Is a repeater expensive? Links? I appreciate it.
 

Davis

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I have no idea on price now. I paid around $200 but it saved me from having a land line when I didn't need it. Sorry, no links either. I found it by talking to a CSR agent and I ordered it on the spot. I'll see what I can find.
 

realwx

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I signed up FiOS when I moved from Elkridge to Silver Spring a year and a half ago. (15 down/2 up) Also have FiOS TV which is great.

Only thing is I had to have a router replaced two months after they installed (both routers ActionTec, the 2-in-1 modem and router). The first one just died right out.

Just one word of advice: If you're getting FiOS and you have neighbors who already have FiOS and broadcasting out 7 different Access Point's, change your wireless channel and switch it to WPA ;)
 

Davis

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OK, FiOS just came to my area, today. What benefits does it have over Comcast? (I realize there is no onDemand on FiOS). Also, what equipment do you need for each TV? Contracts on new equipment purchases?
 

JoeTan

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I have FIOS and it has Stern and On Demand. I dunno what's going on there....I think I have stern.
 

JoeTan

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you do need a box on every TV BUT you will anyway starting next year. They have these little dummy boxes that work fine for TVs that you don't want any HD or extras. They were free at the time but might be like $5/month now.

As for the contract I'm sure I did for a year or 2 to get the $99/month deal but that's close to over I'm sure.
 

MM

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OK, FiOS just came to my area, today. What benefits does it have over Comcast? (I realize there is no onDemand on FiOS). Also, what equipment do you need for each TV? Contracts on new equipment purchases?
You can sign up for a year or two at a time. The internet is quick.
 

v1ru5

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Before I call shenanigans on Verizon can someone explain to me how I am getting a Fiber Optic signal through standard coaxial cable? Verizon claims that the fiber goes to that ginormous white box on the side of the house then from there some bullshit is supposed to happen where a coaxial can be used. I am getting more pixelation now that I did when I had DTV on a rain/cloud/snow day.
 

memebag

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Before I call shenanigans on Verizon can someone explain to me how I am getting a Fiber Optic signal through standard coaxial cable? Verizon claims that the fiber goes to that ginormous white box on the side of the house then from there some bullshit is supposed to happen where a coaxial can be used. I am getting more pixelation now that I did when I had DTV on a rain/cloud/snow day.
Fiber and copper are just different kinds of cable. A giant copper cable can have the same bandwidth as a tiny fiber optic cable. Is the coax coming from the ginormous box thicker than your weenus?
 

sgip2000

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The fiber comes into the optical network terminal and the signal is then split into 3. One for internet, one for TV, and one for phone.

Coax can be used for internet with the use of a Multimedia over Coax Alliance specification.