Switching to Verizon Fios was not an easy decision. I had to convince The Mister, who eschews change like I do regular exercise, that nothing would disrupt his ESPN or Comcast Sports. The only thing that would be different would be the channel line up. See, we were with our last provider for ten years and could navigate the remote controls in our sleep. The Mister mumbled about his email address and some other stuff. This led to the kids joining in with their reservations. The Boy was concerned about the hours of TV shows he DVR’d and never made the time to watch while my daughter was concerned about the lack of hot spots.
All of these concerns have been quieted now that we’ve had a few weeks to test drive our new Verizon Fios service.
With a hug and a declaration that I am “the best” The Boy has nothing but praise for the faster internet speed. As summer winds down and free time becomes more scarce, The Boy has tried to cram in every bit of video game our speeds can handle.
In addition to finishing the new downloadable content from Mario Kart, The Boy resumed work on his recording of video games through his stream on Twitch.
This sign has appeared more frequently on his bedroom door as he uploads his videos (“super fast, Mom! Yo!”). He’s also returned to working on a video game that he gave up before because our last provider was too slow to properly work on the coding.
My husband, the hold out, has memorized the sports channels, even the Golf Channel (why, I could not tell you). After my weary “I don’t know”, he learned how to use the menu on the remote to navigate to the help section to answer his questions.
My daughter found an app that lists the Verizon hot spots and has yet to complain about data overage.
As for me, I get to continue my mission to re watch every Law & Order episode whether I’m washing dishes, at the laundromat, or taking a break from work.
The amount for the bill is comparable to what I paid before and the channel line up serves the needs of everyone in the house. But the best feature, the one that has me a mini heroine at home, is that the family can use each device without a lag.
We are a family of Facebookers, Tweeters, Snapchatters, and other social media type things. I was able to tweet about the debate (which I watched from my tablet because I was cooking) as The Mister played Call of Duty, and The Boy downloaded a new computer game. No one complained about anything except the moment I was in Twitter jail.
With the exception of a snafu with my previous provider, I have been pleased with the attentive service I have received from Verizon Fios. The commercials touting blazing fast internet does not do justice to the reality of Verizon Fios in the house.
Want to make sure the hype is really worth it? Head over to Verizon and check out the packages offered. It’s worth the time and effort to get a feel.
I am a member of Verizon #FIOSPhilly and receive service and compensation. The views expressed are based on my experience.