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#1 Posted : Saturday, March 21, 2009 9:09:16 AM Quote
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I've had cable for 5 year, Fios or 1.5 years and last summer switched back to cable. I always signed up for TV, phone, and internet service.

Internet service: Very little difference. If Fios was faster, I could not observe it on downloads since the comparison is a 1 second download verses a 2 seconds download. Since we use a router for the laptops around the house, this is the limiting factor regarding speed. And it limits Fios and CAble equally.

Phone Service: Here - cable is better. The major reason is service. When you have communication problems, it needs to be fixed quickly. We've had problems eith both services, but Verizon was difficult to contact, and slow to correct the situation. Also - cable phone features are better than Verizons, and easier to use.

TV: This is laregly up to viewer, so I will post out opinions. We watch news, sports, popular sitcoms like Law and Order, History Channel and sometimes movies. We watch on two 32" televisions (not HD) and one 8Ft. High Definition projection screen. Withthe 8ft projection screen, you can really see the difference between high definiton and a regular broadcast. To my surprise, the Fios picture did not live up to it's reputation. Fiso claims they had more HD channels, but it was obvious that many of these stations were not be recorded in HD. Football and hockey games with Fios and Cable were excellent. With cable, many programs not listed as HD were quite clear. From my memory, as clear as those channels that Fios claimed as HD.

Reliability: Both are very reliable and I had few problems. However, when that once a year issue arrives, cable has a much better response.

Cost: Cable is cheaper, and the products are overall equivilent.
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#2 Posted : Wednesday, April 29, 2009 1:31:20 PM Quote
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thanks for your review!
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#3 Posted : Saturday, September 12, 2009 4:44:37 PM Quote
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My thanks, as well. Verizon is installing FIOS in my neighborhood in the next couple months and has been plastering us with adds. Knowing that the services are pretty much equivalent makes the decision easy. I switched my telephone services to Comcast when Verizon told me it would be three weeks before they could schedule someone to come out and repair their lines a year ago. (There was so much static we couldn't hear people talking to us - and they acknowledged it was on their side of the lines.) After two weeks, we realized that our cell phones served us just fine. Then, I did the price check and found that a Comcast bundle would actually save me money while eliminating Verizon. So I could keep the secondary communications system, eliminate Verizons poor customer service, adn save money... match was easy.

FIOS had me wondering if I should switch back. Now I know I should not.
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#4 Posted : Friday, September 10, 2010 10:22:26 PM Quote
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In my opinion FiOS blows Comcast out of the water. The picture is clearer the internet way faster. I also think service is better. Comcast had a lot of outages, poor customer service and I had horrible pixilation. On-demand rarely worked and the HD didn't look any different then SD. FiOS HD is amazing. Comcast compresses HD far more then Verizon so there is a difference in picture. 50" Plasma HD I can see the difference. FiOS is amazing..
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#5 Posted : Tuesday, March 01, 2011 2:27:39 PM Quote
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I have owned Fios T.V for the past 7 months and love it. I only wish I made the change from Charter Cable to Verizon Fios sooner. Verizon's cost and picture quality is much more superior to charter cable and also their content delivery is over Fiber Optics, which provides a much clearer picture and faster internet should you choose to get internet service through verizon.

A tip for all new subscribers. There are various Fios deals and savings which are offered constantly for new sign ups. Just search google for Fios promotions or go to any coupon site to get direct link to Verizon promotions. RicksCouponpicks has these verizon direct link on their <a href="http://www.rickscouponpicks.com/fiosdealsandpromotions/">Fios Deals</a> page and so do other retailers and coupon sites as well. As stated before, making the change to Fios Television was the best decision our family has made.
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#6 Posted : Tuesday, March 01, 2011 2:28:34 PM Quote
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I have owned Fios T.V for the past 7 months and love it. I only wish I made the change from Charter Cable to Verizon Fios sooner. Verizon's cost and picture quality is much more superior to charter cable and also their content delivery is over Fiber Optics, which provides a much clearer picture and faster internet should you choose to get internet service through verizon.

A tip for all new subscribers. There are various Fios deals and savings which are offered constantly for new sign ups. Just search google for Fios promotions or go to any coupon site to get direct link to Verizon promotions. RicksCouponpicks has these verizon direct link on their Fios Deals page and so do other retailers and coupon sites as well. As stated before, making the change to Fios Television was the best decision our family has made.
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#7 Posted : Saturday, March 01, 2014 2:36:34 AM Quote
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Just wish It didint cost so much to make calls even to antoher country. In europe u can call any country unlimited for free. Here that cost 500 a month for like 1,000 minutes.That is what phone companies need to work on. Making it cheaper. Unless your Bill Gates then you won't have a problem.
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