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If FIOS comes your way, are you jumping ship?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by ciurca, Apr 29, 2009.

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  1. May 6, 2009 #201 of 360
    xmguy

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    We have Verizon Wireless but not Landline. Very small town. FiOS or U-Verse will NEVER come here. So NO
     
  2. May 7, 2009 #202 of 360
    Tom Servo

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    It seems like most of the emphatic "no's" are coming from sports fans. So D* has a lock on HD for sports fans but not so much for general TV viewers.
     
  3. May 7, 2009 #203 of 360
    Steve

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    Ya. At the end of the day, technology's great, but content is king! :) /steve
     
  4. May 7, 2009 #204 of 360
    Reaper

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    I agree, that's why I switched to FiOS. :)

    (Admittedly, I still have D* for NFLST.)
     
  5. May 7, 2009 #205 of 360
    Reaper

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    FiOS has the other pro sports packages like MLB EI, NHL CI, and NBA FC. I'm not sure about college sports packages.

    They do not have as many games in HD as D* because they get their content from OnDemand rather than directly from the original content providers as D* does.

    Verizon purchasing D*? As a FiOS TV customer who keeps D* only for NFL ST, I can only hope. :)
     
  6. May 7, 2009 #206 of 360
    machavez00

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    Verizon would have to buy Qwest before FIOS comes their territory. Qwest is getting out of the video business and switching their subs to DirecTV.
     
  7. May 7, 2009 #207 of 360
    RACJ2

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    I was curious about your statement and checked an address in your city. Neither Fios or Uverse was available. You eitehr live in an AT&T or Verizon area and will only be offered their product. Not sure what you are referring to, unless its mobile phone service.
     
  8. May 7, 2009 #208 of 360
    tduffney

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    maybe........
     
  9. May 7, 2009 #209 of 360
    dcowboy7

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    FIOS is available here....i have the high speed internet & phone bundle....didnt take the tv/internet/phone bundle they offered due to sunday ticket.

    edit: Peq, nj is my other house so thats what the glitch here is if that was your lookup.
     
  10. May 7, 2009 #210 of 360
    JayB

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    Cincinnati Bell has started rolling out fiber recently - so far, it's just in a few apartment complexes around town and in a single affluent area just outside downtown, so I don't have that option yet. But, when it gets to me, it'll be tempting. I can get 30mb/s internet, phone, and TV for about $30 to $40 a month less than I can now using the combination of Vonage/Road Runner/DirecTV. Now, on the down side, while they have my "have to have" HDs, they don't have many of my "like to have" HDs.

    So, short answer - I'll consider it.
     
  11. May 8, 2009 #211 of 360
    dreadlk

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    Since the F5 Firmware came out the unit now keeps reseting if it does not have the Guide loaded. I asked around and other forum members said it was because some people where loading up there HD's with Movies etc, then disconnecting the unit and dropping there subscription.

     
  12. May 8, 2009 #212 of 360
    dreadlk

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    I have one of those large BUDs and have the feeds your talking about and I agree they are better but in the real world how many people have this kind of equipment? So for 99.5% of people FIOS is the best HD they will ever see.

     
  13. May 8, 2009 #213 of 360
    dreadlk

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    So is anybody going to post a Proper (unbiased) Poll on this ???
     
  14. May 8, 2009 #214 of 360
    platinum

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    I was a happy D* customer for 14yrs and just recently switched over to fios.
    I had D* for tv, cablevision for internet and vonage for phone. I'm saving 100 a month by subscribing to verizons triple play.
    I'm very happy so far with the fios service and have no regrets.
     
  15. May 8, 2009 #215 of 360
    Grydlok

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    Verizon is only overbuilding in certain markets in TX.
     
  16. May 8, 2009 #216 of 360
    Brandon428

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    They just started offering FTTH in Lafayette. There offering 50 up and down for $57.99 with no contract. http://lusfiber.com/If I could get FFTH I would right now.
     
  17. May 8, 2009 #217 of 360
    Rich

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    Here's an emphatic NO for you. As soon as my subscription to Verizon wireless runs out, I'm dropping it. If you think that D*'s CSRs are bad, try a Verizon store or call them up. Even Verizon's accounting department is bad. Great wireless network, but that's all that's good about them. And if they run FIOS the same way...

    Rich
     
  18. May 8, 2009 #218 of 360
    Mike Bertelson

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    You can try. :D

    Mike
     
  19. May 8, 2009 #219 of 360
    dcowboy7

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    What does that mean ?
     
  20. May 8, 2009 #220 of 360
    jpl

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    It means that they're building into AT&T territory. They're doing that in parts of CA too.
     
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