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Old 11-04-2012, 06:20 PM
 
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is it just me ,but fios didnt cover nj sandy as much as it did ny.i wanted to hear about seaside,asbury,and the rest of the shore plus the rest of the state.nj news for nj i dont think so.
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:33 PM
 
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Unplug FiOS from your TV. Attach a set of old fashioned rabbit ears to the coax connection. Navigate your TV's menu for signal type. Select antenna. Run a channel scan. Watch local broadcast station news. Easy!
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:35 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Stay away from anything Verizon.
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:46 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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Stay away from anything Verizon.
They just don't suck worse than others. I prefer FIOS over ATT UVerse
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Northern NJ
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Went through Sandy from beginning to end. FIOS never failed. Not even once. And even with a huge pine tree crashing on the pole outside of my house and ripping the fiber lines to the ground. Verizon is the best there is in the current market. Faster. More reliable. Best coverage by far. I really don't see how it's possible to make a rational argument for any of the other carriers.

And I'm not a fanboy. If AT&T or Sprint or Optimum or anyone else were close, I'd be happy to state that. But it's not true. Verizon simply blows the competition off the charts in every meaningful way.
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Greenwich
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Went through Sandy from beginning to end. FIOS never failed. Not even once. And even with a huge pine tree crashing on the pole outside of my house and ripping the fiber lines to the ground. Verizon is the best there is in the current market. Faster. More reliable. Best coverage by far. I really don't see how it's possible to make a rational argument for any of the other carriers.

And I'm not a fanboy. If AT&T or Sprint or Optimum or anyone else were close, I'd be happy to state that. But it's not true. Verizon simply blows the competition off the charts in every meaningful way.
Same here, I live here in CT and the power went out, around 10 PM and in the morning I powered up the generator and put the battery back up on the generator and rebooted the fios settop box and I was happy I still had tv service, I know a lot of cablevision people said they lost power.
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:13 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Same here, I live here in CT and the power went out, around 10 PM and in the morning I powered up the generator and put the battery back up on the generator and rebooted the fios settop box and I was happy I still had tv service, I know a lot of cablevision people said they lost power.
Thanks for your personal anecdotes, but it doesn't change the fact that Verizon sucks.
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:21 PM
 
Location: East Rutherford, NJ
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I must agree. While we did not lose service at all during the storm, it's pretty awful in general. We used to have Optimum, but when we moved, had to choose between FiOS and Comcast. So we chose FiOS. We've found ourselves to have significantly less channels, some random Chicago based network, slow channel guides (SD and HD set top boxes), constantly interrupted signal and freezing images and mediocre internet speeds. Tie that all in with the absolutely worst, soul crushingly awful customer service on earth. It's a joke, I hate it.

I'd give anything (ok almost) to have Optimum back.
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:27 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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Thanks for your personal anecdotes, but it doesn't change the fact that Verizon sucks.
I have found dealing with Verizon sucks not FIOS. It's the 45 minute waits, screwed up billing, etc. The product is good not the back office.
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:34 PM
 
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is it just me ,but fios didnt cover nj sandy as much as it did ny.i wanted to hear about seaside,asbury,and the rest of the shore plus the rest of the state.nj news for nj i dont think so.
are you talking about news coverage? What does this have to do with fios?
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