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Getting FIOS. Anything I need to know?

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Looks like we'll be going with the Tier 3 Verizon Triple Play with FIOS Internet (35/35), FIOS Ultimate HD TV (1x Multi-room DVR and 3x STBs), and Unlimited Digital Phone. While we'd love the 50/20 internet package and don't need the premium TV channels, it's still significantly cheaper to go with the triple play versus building our own bundle.

Anything else we should know before ordering? We have 6 TVs in the house, but are going with 4 boxes to save on $. This package deal comes out to around $150/mo averaged over the 2yr contract.

Update: Another question.

Regarding the set top boxes, the bundle covers the rental fees for a year, but beyond the first 3 TVs, Verizon wants $19.99 per TV to set up the box. I'm a mechanical engineer who's more than capable of setting up a STB. Can we order the service with 3 TVs and simply order more boxes?
Edited by Xyxyll - 4/6/11 at 6:11pm
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post #2 of 35
The only thing you need to know is that it's freaking awesome. I wish I had gotten FiOS when I was in NOVA. It's definitely way better than Cox has to offer.
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put on a diaper
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Yes. You're a bastard. Enjoy the fibre!
    
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Have fun.
35 mbit equates to around 4.375 MB/sec for transfer rates, for reference.
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I have and love it, I can't remember the last time the service was down. It's so fast, I came from Comcast in Maryland and then when I moved to NOVA I got FIOS, it cost allot more, but my picture quality is so much better and my internet speed is awesome. The only thing i don't like is for my kids tvs I have to rent the little adapter box, I can't plug coax strait into the TVs.

Your going to enjoy it.
post #7 of 35
Enjoy it, I've been trying to get FIOS for the past 2 years, but they still haven't bothered coming to Champaign, Illinois (University of Illinois)! That's despite the large market available here...sigh.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Xyxyll View Post
FIOS Internet (35/35)
I Would love that upload speed Would help a lot with my youtube vids....
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post #9 of 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by redhat_ownage View Post
put on a diaper


i just got roadrunner lightning and it's 38.85 down / 4.20 up..
big difference from my old 10 down /1.5 up.

sounds like a good deal on the OP. i wish Brighthouse had a package that was that cheap... good luck
    
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Make sure you have something to protect your jaw from hitting the floor.
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