FiOS Users?

Discussion in 'Cable & Video' started by MM, Oct 12, 2008.

  1. MM

    MM Administrator

    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.
  2. Davis

    Davis Member

    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.
  3. MM

    MM Administrator

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

    Is a repeater expensive? Links? I appreciate it.
  4. Davis

    Davis Member

    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.
  5. mrpacs

    mrpacs Well-Known Member

    You're not in Boston anymore MM?
  6. Davis

    Davis Member

  7. MM

    MM Administrator

    Just south. I just moved closer over the summer.
  8. VDCHawk

    VDCHawk New Member

    FiOS is the best, but no Howard on Demand:(
  9. MM

    MM Administrator

    Yeah that does suck.

    I just got rid of my movie channels because I never watch them.
  10. me_rubin

    me_rubin Member


    Fios just dug up my front yard a few months ago, and I was thinking of switching when it is available... This might be a show stopper....
  11. realwx

    realwx New Member

    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 ;)
  12. Davis

    Davis Member

    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?
  13. JoeTan

    JoeTan Well-Known Member

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

    Davis Member

    Do you need a box per TV? Do you have to sign a contract?
  15. JoeTan

    JoeTan Well-Known Member

    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.
  16. MM

    MM Administrator

    You can sign up for a year or two at a time. The internet is quick.
  17. Davis

    Davis Member

    :no: You certainly do not need one. The only people who need one are people who use an antenna to get their TV.

    Well, there goes that idea.
  18. v1ru5

    v1ru5 Well-Known Member

    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.
  19. memebag

    memebag Top Brass, ADVP

    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?
  20. sgip2000

    sgip2000 Member

    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.

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