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Old 10-26-2015, 07:54 PM
 
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I plan to order the 50/50 Mpbs. https://www.verizon.com/foryourhome/...DOLanding.aspx

What kind of modem do I need? The site above said "$10/mo. router fee." Can I buy the router? If so, can I get it cheap/used from Ebay, and if so, which ones can I buy?

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Old 10-26-2015, 08:23 PM
 
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Would this one work? http://www.amazon.com/Actiontec-Veri.../dp/B00IB4LKEC
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Old 10-26-2015, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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Before you purchase a router, first check if Verizon has a 'you must rent our overpriced, $120 a year equipment' provision in the contract.
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Old 10-26-2015, 09:15 PM
 
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Before you purchase a router, first check if Verizon has a 'you must rent our overpriced, $120 a year equipment' provision in the contract.
I don't think they have that provision. So, it seems that I can just buy this $60 used one from online and everything will work out fine? http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listi...condition=used
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Old 10-26-2015, 09:38 PM
 
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I don't think they have that provision. So, it seems that I can just buy this $60 used one from online and everything will work out fine? http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listi...condition=used
They could have that provision if they were trying to charge you $10/month with no option to purchase. I have Fios, but I don't think I'm charged anything for the router. I didn't think I was anyway.

I pay for 50/50 and have speeds around 80/80.
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Old 10-26-2015, 10:22 PM
 
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They could have that provision if they were trying to charge you $10/month with no option to purchase. I have Fios, but I don't think I'm charged anything for the router. I didn't think I was anyway.

I pay for 50/50 and have speeds around 80/80.

How much do you pay per month for it? Did you get the above deal?
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Old 10-27-2015, 12:20 AM
 
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How much do you pay per month for it? Did you get the above deal?
What above deal? Paying for 50/50 and getting 80/80? I have no idea why my speeds are so high, but I'll take it. If you were talking about your link, that just brings to a default page to input my information.

I pay like $50.
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Old 10-27-2015, 06:35 AM
 
Location: HoCo, MD
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Is this FiOS (the link just takes me to a product availability check page)? If you don't have FiOS TV, then any router should work. It gets a bit more tricky if you have both TV and Internet (but still do-able).

There is no provision to use their equipment (at least there isn't one in my contract).

I've had Comcast in the past. I think Verizon's customer support is easier to work with. In the end though, I see it as a commodity. I've had outages with both. I do believe FiOS is rated a bit above Comcast (likely due to their CS efforts).

Theoretically, FiOS is a full fiber service, and therefore is often seen as technically "superior". But from a consumer standpoint, there aren't any discernible differences for most. In the end, if I was to start over, I'd pay more attention to pricing. Depending on location, you can try to pit your providers against each other to get better pricing.
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Old 10-27-2015, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Diaspora
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How is Verizon High Speed Internet?
If you are wired in to the modem you'll get the quoted speed. If you go wifi expect extremely less like 20/10.
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Old 10-27-2015, 12:57 PM
 
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If you are wired in to the modem you'll get the quoted speed. If you go wifi expect extremely less like 20/10.
WiFi is closer to 30/30 with the actiontec router. (For me anyway)
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