@nugnfutz:Yes, it's DNS. Is it wrong to not want to change my default DNS provider? Also, they throttled my torrents so it would slow my connections to a crawl. I also suspect they are screwing with my Vonage. Lastly, I really hate their policy on packet shaping.
Caveat Emptor!!!..I received my first bill today and it was NOT the package price that I was offered.After wasting my time on the phone with Verizon, I put a call out to the person who sold me my package.....Mark Morin.I am beyond fuming!
AB, still happy with FiOS? Anyone else have comments?Comcast service has degraded substantially. Some nights I can't get to a lot of websites including Comcast's.
Quote from: skwirrlking on 08-05-2009, 04:37pmJust ordered FIOS. Does the install take so long b/c they have to re-wire all connections with fiber? Our premise copper is shot anway.Yep.
Just ordered FIOS. Does the install take so long b/c they have to re-wire all connections with fiber? Our premise copper is shot anway.
So our DSL went out again today. We used to have these problems a lot at our first home in JC, and in our new apartment, with its crickety copper wiring, it seems to be happening again.Does anyone know if Verizon FIOS is any more reliable? Do they actually get rid of the copper in your home, or just wire the fiber optics to your NID (which in my case would be like locking the deadbolt on an open door)?And how do people feel about Comcast?FWIW, here's what I've found from my research, regarding solely Internet (I'm not interested in any TV deals, as I love my DirecTV the way NON loves drama):Verizon telephone+ 10 Mbps DSLVerizon FIOS(phone & 30 Mbps Internet)Comcast, Internet only(12 Mbps)Comcast, Internet only(16 Mbps)$87.83($52.49 + $35.34)$64.99$42.95$52.95Also, keep in mind that my number for the Verizon phone service includes approx. $12 in additional fees from taxes and the bogus "Federal Subscriber Line Charge" (which, if you feel like it, you can threaten to cancel and they'll probably credit you for it). I haven't included this for FIOS because I don't know if they include such fees. I'm guessing they do, so add another 12 bucks to it.Using DSL as a baseline, that means that FIOS internet & telephony is about 13 bucks cheaper than DSL for the same service. If you go with Comcast for internet but keep a Verizon copper telephone line, it's either 7 bucks or 17 bucks more, depending on the speed you get.So FIOS seems like the cheapest option . . . but is it any more reliable than bad old DSL?Your thoughts?
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