****This post was sponsored by Verizon FIOS as part of the #FIOSPhilly Campaign. All opinions found here are strictly my own.****
For six months I’ve been a mini heroine in the house. The Boy and The Mister have taken over the family TV, either saving the Republic (Star Wars mania shows little signs of slowing in my home) or protecting me from Zombies (I’m usually unflappable, but the zombies in Call of Duty are scary!). When I insist on watching TV, I usually relent and grab whatever tablet is charged and use the power of Fios Philly Internet to binge my new favorite obsession (documentaries have been playing nonstop).
From the time I had the service installed, I have been pleased with my experience with Verizon FiosPhilly. The ability to make changes at the touch of a finger and keep bedtime reasonable has been a plus. Even as I sweated through understanding verb conjugations and direct object pronouns for Spanish class, Verizon was my companion, making studying easier for me and The Boy.
Alas, my time as a Verizon FIOSPhilly ambassador is concluding. The question I presented to the family: do we go back to Cable Company A (CCA) or remain with Verizon? CCA has been wooing us HARD. Like Hotline Bling Hard. A day doesn’t pass where we don’t get an email, personalized letter, visit from a salesperson, or a phone call, asking that we come back as valued customers. I mentioned to The Mister and The Boy that I was considering going back to CCA and was met with the type of grunts and groans that accompany a meal sans meat. These two have decided that they want to keep Verizon and there is no discussion needed.
The speed of the internet is the highlight of the service. While my son plays video games or uses his own devices to create his video game, I can download a book in the blink of an eye while Skyping with a native Spanish speaker in Colombia, all the while cringing as my husband yells at his fantasy football team. There is no question that the speed is hands down the best from any service we’ve ever used.
I’ve stated in the past that I love the variety of uses the apps provide (Judge Judy during this slooooow week at work has been a life saver). Even with the learning curve of the remote (a test I have completely failed. Thank you, Verizon for the ability to use a mobile device to type in the show I’m looking for.) Other benefits I have found are the reward program. This allows me to earn rewards for something I already do: watch TV, pay my bills online, debit from an account refer friends (that code below is live and waiting for YOU.
There is also the ability to customize your package. Truth be told, I probably watch five channels, The Boy may watch seven, The Mister maybe 12. The Pay Channels, I think my sister watches more than I do, and I am always tardy to the party watching TV shows after all water cooler talk had died down, and everyone’s on to the next “Must See” program. Verizon offers the ability to customize a package based on WHAT you watch. This eliminates the need to scroll through dozens of channels that I won’t watch, and get to the things I do want to watch.
Last week, The Boy and I visited our mobile provider to straighten out an issue with his device. As the sales person tried to sell me everything but “Thank you, please come again,” I mentioned that I didn’t want Direct TV. Another customer sidled up and said that they too were considering the change of mobile services and that they were really pleased with everything that they had been presented with Verizon Fios. “I like them,” they concurred as I declined the salesperson’s second smooth transition to the after Christmas special that included Direct TV. “Their customer service beats all, hands down.”
Call me a Verizon Convert.