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Old 03-16-2016, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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How much is it?
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Old 03-16-2016, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Wandering.
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It depends. If someone has had FiOS at your house in the past it's fairly simple. If not, it's fairly complicated:

They have to come out and bury a new fiber optic cable between a junction box in your neighborhood and your house.
Then they have to install new equipment on / in your house to connect that fiber optic cable to the network in your house (called an ONT), and possibly run new wires inside the house to connect the router to the ONT.
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Old 03-16-2016, 09:26 AM
 
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It depends. If someone has had FiOS at your house in the past it's fairly simple. If not, it's fairly complicated:

They have to come out and bury a new fiber optic cable between a junction box in your neighborhood and your house.
Then they have to install new equipment on / in your house to connect that fiber optic cable to the network in your house (called an ONT), and possibly run new wires inside the house to connect the router to the ONT.


Seriously? That sounds kinda crazy. I think I'll pass. Thanks for the info.
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Old 03-16-2016, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Wandering.
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Seriously? That sounds kinda crazy. I think I'll pass. Thanks for the info.
What's crazy about it.

You are probably using DLS or Wireless with NetZero, and those technologies aren't compatible with fiber optic internet (which will outperform anything you are getting from NetZero by a very wide margin).
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Old 03-16-2016, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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I am thinking of switching to Fio internet as the netzero I use has limited data. What shocks me are the fees to "set up" fios. Why is that? And just what does it take to set this up? It's 2016 it can't be difficult to do.


Any info/input would be great to help me understand why this cost so much.
I am not familiar with them, but a quick look online. $69.96/month for landline phone, DSL and TV signal.

If this is all with fiber-optic into your house, that sounds great.

My DSL is on copper wire. To get landline phone would cost me double what I am paying now.
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Old 03-16-2016, 07:26 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Combi plan from Unitymedia:
- TV
- Phone flat rate
- Internet 60 Mbps

for €24.99 per month
Is the telephone a traditional landline or are you forced to use VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol)?
I want a traditional landline.
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Old 03-16-2016, 10:05 PM
 
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My guess is, is the trend of people getting rid of cable altogether and using WiFi to stream. Companies are making up for it, by simply hiking your internet costs.
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Old 03-18-2016, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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I want a traditional landline.
Why?
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Old 03-18-2016, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Why?
Most townships in my area do not have cellphone towers, their primary method of communication is via land-line.

My township has the interstate I-95 cutting through our town. I-95 has cellphone towers at about 5 mile intervals all along, so towns that the interstate goes through benefit by having cellphone usage. Townships that do not have the interstate can only get cellphone towers if they have a much higher population-density.

The majority of townships in my state have far too low population to justify cellphone coverage. If we did not have the interstate here we would not have cellphone signal.



In 2005 we used a landline here. Later as the cellphone towers came on-line we were able to shift to using cellphones, but only if we stay within towns that have signal obviously.
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Old 03-21-2016, 10:22 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Default I have two landlines and multiple jacks throughout the house.

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Why?

I much prefer a traditional landline telephone for numerous reasons. (I also have cell phones from two companies, and I use and can compare the technologies.)

Here are some of my reasons for preferring landlines:

1. Excellent voice quality, consistent throughout the entire house.
2. Two of the landline phones do not require an electric "brick" to function, so they are reliable whenever the electric company goes out (at least once a season, if not more).
3. The handsets are much more comfortable to hold, especially if I need to "scrunch" up against my neck briefly.
4. Landlines are considered to be more secure, better for financial transactions.
5. I like having redundant systems. If one technology "burps," the others are backups.
6. Security (I won't go into all the reasons or details, so don't ask for further explanation).
7. I added many single and dual line jacks when they were inexpensive, and can always have a phone anyplace I may need or want one, in any room. (Yes, bathroom, too.)
8. Voice messages left on the landline system are better than what's on cell phones, and there's no need to call a central number or push keys to get to the message.
9. Speakerphone quality is much better, and on some phones even full duplex.
10. I know the phone company wants me to go to digital voice and employ fewer employees to take care of my old landline. I know the guys like their jobs working in the field. I like "my crew" of phone guys and know that they keep their jobs the more landline customers there are. (I like local people to have good-paying jobs.)
11. I love my dedicated plain paper fax attached to the landline.

That's enough for now.
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