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Old 01-09-2019, 05:11 PM
 
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I thought there was an Apple TV FiOS app.
Yes there is forgot to mention that for fios subscribers. It isnít great though.
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Old 01-24-2019, 07:30 AM
 
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Has anyone been able to cancel their fios service and sign up with a new service contract under their spouse's name? I spoke to someone who said that has been done but want to know if anyone here actually did it and what's the best way to go about it. Thanks all.
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Old 01-24-2019, 07:42 AM
 
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How do you cut the cord and still "use your providers credentials?" I doubt your internet only account will access 3rd party on demand channels. Also, no one seems to want to utter that important word, "buffering." Get a stick device cheap and test it out. Movies and PPV often suffer terrible streams, freezing, buffering issues. Yes, streaming options are expanding, but still beholden to that internet/wifi connection and despite what they tell you about min speeds/etc, streaming is not the most reliable viewing option from my experience.

Don't bother streaming unless you feel good about your internet speeds and every TV at lease has an HDMI and a USB input.
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Old 01-24-2019, 08:50 AM
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Location: Long Island, NY
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Has anyone been able to cancel their fios service and sign up with a new service contract under their spouse's name? I spoke to someone who said that has been done but want to know if anyone here actually did it and what's the best way to go about it. Thanks all.

I believe it's going by address, not name. However, cancel your service for a short period of time and you're good to go. Maybe during an upcoming vacation?
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Old 01-24-2019, 10:32 AM
 
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How do you cut the cord and still "use your providers credentials?" I doubt your internet only account will access 3rd party on demand channels. Also, no one seems to want to utter that important word, "buffering." Get a stick device cheap and test it out. Movies and PPV often suffer terrible streams, freezing, buffering issues. Yes, streaming options are expanding, but still beholden to that internet/wifi connection and despite what they tell you about min speeds/etc, streaming is not the most reliable viewing option from my experience.

Don't bother streaming unless you feel good about your internet speeds and every TV at lease has an HDMI and a USB input.
Interesting. I have had next to zero buffering issues. But I have a solid gigabit connection with at least 100 Mbit WiFi coverage throughout the house.

Iíve tested it with native TV Roku, Amazon Fire Stick 4K and Apple TV, as well as via my iPad with no stuttering or buffering. The only time I get some of this is when I VPN to the UK so I can watch some shows on UK Netflix. And itís not disruptive.
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Old 01-24-2019, 12:30 PM
exm
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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Interesting. I have had next to zero buffering issues. But I have a solid gigabit connection with at least 100 Mbit WiFi coverage throughout the house.

Iíve tested it with native TV Roku, Amazon Fire Stick 4K and Apple TV, as well as via my iPad with no stuttering or buffering. The only time I get some of this is when I VPN to the UK so I can watch some shows on UK Netflix. And itís not disruptive.

Same here. FIOS Gigabit and Linksys Velop Mesh. 90-250Mb connectivity at any corner in my house (including the backyard).
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Old 01-24-2019, 01:23 PM
 
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Just get internet. No need for the bundle.
TV and landlines are not worth the cable they've through anymore.
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Old 01-24-2019, 01:28 PM
exm
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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Just get internet. No need for the bundle.
TV and landlines are not worth the cable they've through anymore.

I pay the same for FIOS triple play with Gigabit compared to standalone Gigabit?
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Old 01-24-2019, 02:22 PM
 
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Linksys Velop Mesh.
could you briefly explain how this system works, cost, works with FIOS?

My FIOS works great in 80% of my house. Trying to figure out how to improve wifi in the rest of it.
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Old 01-24-2019, 02:57 PM
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Location: Long Island, NY
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could you briefly explain how this system works, cost, works with FIOS?

My FIOS works great in 80% of my house. Trying to figure out how to improve wifi in the rest of it.

There's plenty of Mesh systems out there as a FYI. Linksys Velop, Netgear Orbi and Google Wifi Mesh are some of the bigger players.


Basically what you're doing is this:
- Disable WiFi in your FIOS router (I assume you have the G1100 Quantum). Leave DHCP on.
- Connect a Velop to the Fios ethernet port

- I have my Velop's set to Bridge Mode (so they are basically repeaters)


The questions are:
- How many mesh units do you need? This depend on the size of your house/apt. Rule of thumb is one per floor.

- The mesh units can connect to each other wireless or using ethernet. Ethernet (especially gigabit) will yield better results but you'll need ethernet cables for this.


Most mesh units have ethernet ports, so you can actually connect any device using ethernet directly to a mesh unit in case this device doesn't have wifi (for example, the Tivo Mini's only have ethernet).


Hope this helps. Google 'mesh network' for more information.


Here's a good overview: https://www.pcmag.com/roundup/350795...etwork-systems
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