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Old 05-08-2018, 07:16 PM
 
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Im moving to the east northport area in a few weeks. Just wondering which internet service is better for that area or if they're about the same speed wise.
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Old 05-08-2018, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Stony Brook
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Seriously? Another one of these threads? Flip a coin, and call it a day.
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Old 05-08-2018, 07:30 PM
 
Location: In the basket
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Very simple.

Optimum- cheaper, lower quality & reliability.
Fios- little more money, better quality & reliabilty.

/thread
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Old 05-08-2018, 07:51 PM
 
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neither - AOL FTW
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Old 05-09-2018, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Nassau County
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The holy war continues
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Old 05-09-2018, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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Very simple.

Optimum- cheaper, lower quality & reliability.
Fios- little more money, better quality & reliabilty.

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Have you priced out Optimum Altice One lately? With all the fees, it is no longer even that much cheaper even as a new customer + promo. $145 new customer Altice One 2 boxes compared to $151 off-contract with FIOS. Needless to say, I'm just going to stick with FIOS.
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Old 05-09-2018, 11:34 AM
 
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Does anyone have the new Cablevision Altice One? I have heard that there are many problems. Can a new customer get new service without getting their new Altice One?
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Old 05-09-2018, 12:42 PM
 
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Another option that works pretty well for me in the city is having Verizon fios for 40 bucks a month + tax which gives you 100/100 internet speeds + reliability, and combine that with a streaming provider such as DirectTVNow ($35 all in) or Sling. I get all the channels I want (TBS, TNT, Discovery, etc) without having to rent 12 dollar archaic boxes and $35 in fees on top of the "79.99" deal. Another plus is that these streaming providers work on your phone, computer, etc. My bill was about 125 / month with the custom channel packs through Verizon (about a third of that was fees and surcharges). I like my current set up much more.
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Old 05-09-2018, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Nassau County
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Does anyone have the new Cablevision Altice One? I have heard that there are many problems. Can a new customer get new service without getting their new Altice One?
My BIL got them and had so many issues he made them put back the old Samsung boxes.
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Old 05-09-2018, 03:04 PM
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Location: Long Island, NY
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Im moving to the east northport area in a few weeks. Just wondering which internet service is better for that area or if they're about the same speed wise.
Do this:
1. Sign up for the best promotion that works for you with either one
2. Get a Tivo, with their DVR service and Tivo Minis for additional cable boxes
3. When your contract is up (2 years most likely), switch to the other provider

Why to get Tivo?
1. With the Tivo Mini you will save additional cable box charges
2. The Tivo GUI is superior to either provider
3. When you switch providers you will keep your provider
4. If you really want to save money in the long run, buy a Tivo lifetime subscription. It will set you back $600 or so, but you'll earn that money back in 2-3 years

For the record, I've had both and here are my observations:
1. Internet speed and picture quality is nearly identical
2. With Verizon FIOS you'll need to dial 516 before any number (or whatever your area code is)
3. I do think that FIOS is slightly more reliable as far as internet service is concerned
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