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Damn you FIOS!
Posted by: Somebody ()
Date: December 13, 2008 12:06PM

So FIOS is finally here. I've been waiting forever.

Called them about the $99/mo. inte/tv/phone bundle.

They said you need a box for each tv. I thought cable ready would work, but confirmed elsewhere they have (or are in the process of) cut the analog RF transmission. On top that the only unencrypted QAM transmission is the local stations.

$10/mo. for each HD box
$7/mo for each SD box
+$10/mo for HD service.

The bill would be well over $150, not including the various fees and taxes I'm sure.

I just figured out it would be cheaper to get FIOS for just inet and keep a limited cable package so I keep my cable ready stuff running. Add voip and I actually end up less than $99 for more service.

Anyway, just a heads up for anyone looking at one of the FIOS packages.

Anybody else keep both services?

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Re: Damn you FIOS!
Posted by: Ren ()
Date: December 13, 2008 01:21PM

I pay less for FIOS then I did for COX and I have faster intranet and more channels. With in the next 2 years even cox will make you take a box and do away with analog cable service.

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Re: Damn you FIOS!
Posted by: Gravis ()
Date: December 13, 2008 04:07PM

buy a digital tuner.

http://www.google.com/products?q=digital+converter+box&btnG=Search+Products&show=dd&scoring=p


"the wisdom of the wise will perish, the intelligence of the intelligent will vanish."095042938540

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Re: Damn you FIOS!
Posted by: KeepOnTruckin ()
Date: December 13, 2008 04:56PM


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Re: Damn you FIOS!
Posted by: KeepOnTruckin ()
Date: December 13, 2008 05:01PM

Oh here it is. For the month to month plan, which is what I have for cable, verizon charges 60.99

http://www22.verizon.com/Residential/FiOSInternet/Plans/Plans.htm

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Re: Damn you FIOS!
Posted by: Gravis ()
Date: December 13, 2008 06:43PM




"the wisdom of the wise will perish, the intelligence of the intelligent will vanish."095042938540

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Re: Damn you FIOS!
Date: December 13, 2008 07:18PM

Comcast sucks



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Re: Damn you FIOS!
Posted by: DoingItWrong ()
Date: December 13, 2008 08:28PM

KeepOnTruckin Wrote:
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> I pay 39.99 for my hi speed internet and expanded
> cable from cox and get great internet speed.
>
> >
>
> Yep thats about 25 MbPS down/3 MbPS up. How much
> does Verizon charge for that


Do you have the new modem they're offering? I'm not getting anywhere near that.
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Re: Damn you FIOS!
Posted by: spunky ()
Date: December 14, 2008 01:21AM

So are you saying get Fios for internet, keep cox for cable with a basic service plan? Because I have cox for everything and I am paying to much, even though I have the bundle plan. What's the best price for phone service?

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Re: Damn you FIOS!
Posted by: Bob ()
Date: December 14, 2008 02:13AM

spunky Wrote:
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> So are you saying get Fios for internet, keep cox
> for cable with a basic service plan? Because I
> have cox for everything and I am paying to much,
> even though I have the bundle plan. What's the
> best price for phone service?


You can get phone and internet for $79.99 with FIOS, which includes unlimited nationwide calling, voice mail, caller id, etc.

I thihnk the cable is cheaper with Cox, depending on how many channels you want.

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Re: Damn you FIOS!
Posted by: Eastsider ()
Date: December 14, 2008 02:48AM

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Re: Damn you FIOS!
Posted by: RESton Peace ()
Date: December 14, 2008 02:53AM


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Re: Damn you FIOS!
Posted by: Junes ()
Date: December 14, 2008 05:04AM

You're lucky. I live in the wrong zip code - 20191. Neither Cox nor Verizon offers High Speed Internet.

FIOS may be great but the "base price" is misleading. As noted in this thread, its a pretty safe guesstimate that the "final price" will be about 35% - 50% more.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/14/2008 05:06AM by Junes.

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Re: Damn you FIOS!
Posted by: Snap ()
Date: December 14, 2008 07:01AM

Junes Wrote:
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> You're lucky. I live in the wrong zip code -
> 20191. Neither Cox nor Verizon offers High Speed
> Internet.

I'm in 20191 as well. Our cable company is Comcast, not Cox, and you can get cable-modem service from Comcast. Verizon DSL is also available. FiOS is very new here, so it probably depends on exactly what neighborhood you're in.

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Re: Damn you FIOS!
Posted by: ? ()
Date: December 14, 2008 07:10AM

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Re: Damn you FIOS!
Posted by: pgens ()
Date: December 14, 2008 07:55AM

Odd... I wasn't aware Cox had upped their speeds to this degree. My uplink appears to suck.





Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/14/2008 07:56AM by pgens.

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Re: Damn you FIOS!
Posted by: SRE ()
Date: December 14, 2008 08:58AM



but then again, who transfers data with Botswana anyway?



Even worse to Russia - oh well!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/14/2008 09:03AM by SRE.

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Re: Damn you FIOS!
Posted by: KeepOnTruckin ()
Date: December 14, 2008 08:13PM

Gravis, RESton Peace, and I have now conclusively proven that cox is quite fast. Now if either of you would like to share how much you pay, then all those verizon people will be shot down.

The modem I uses is the Motorola SB5120, DOCSIS 2.0 about 4 years old.


BTW i only pay for basic cable and the cheap internet (quoted speed is like 10/2 its teh preferred package) . But, with the internet comes free expanded channels as well. No cable box for me. I have called them and the topic that i get free channels from them has come up, they do not care.

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