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Old 08-04-2017, 08:29 AM
 
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Tough choice haha.

Just want to see what service others were using. Which would you choose and why?
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Old 08-04-2017, 08:41 AM
 
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The cheapest. And then when the costs went up at the end of the deal I'd switch and become another new customer of the other one.
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Old 08-04-2017, 08:44 AM
 
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The cheapest.
No. You know what they say...buy cheap get cheap. When I had Comcast they were absolutely terrible. My internet would randomly drop out multiple times per day every day. I never had that problem in 8 years with FiOS. I pay for quality and reliability.
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Old 08-04-2017, 08:46 AM
 
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I've seen the same level of quality from any of our local providers. Why you decide to pay twice as much for the same service is up to you.
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Old 08-04-2017, 08:48 AM
 
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No. You know what they say...buy cheap get cheap. When I had Comcast they were absolutely terrible. My internet would randomly drop out multiple times per day every day. I never had that problem in 8 years with FiOS. I pay for quality and reliability.
The bad thing about the internet is there are mixed reviews for every single company out there but a lot of the tech sites are pushing Verizon and giving them great reviews.

Was never a fan of the big conglomerates but there are certainly pros to going with the big guys along with tons of cons.

If anyone else has experience with FIOS, would love to hear about it.
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Old 08-04-2017, 09:01 AM
 
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We're using it now, I think it's similar to other services if you match speeds. We only use the internet, not TV or phone so I can't speak to that. But it's fine.
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Old 08-04-2017, 09:10 AM
 
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I think the Comcast X1 is way better than FIOS for watching TV. It is faster and better at setting searches/favorites. However, the Internet is not as good. In the past they would limit your traffic per month and the speeds were not as fast.

So there is no best, you have to choose if you want better TV or if you unlimited Internet traffic.
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Old 08-04-2017, 09:39 AM
 
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FiOS is better tech but Verizon has more throttling in place than Comcast. In terms of speed, Verizon I'd quicker but not much faster than Comcast because of the throttling. Comcast used to throttle heavily but not anymore.

Just never sign for a contract. Always tell them you would leave when rates go up.
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Old 08-04-2017, 11:27 AM
 
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I've seen the same level of quality from any of our local providers. Why you decide to pay twice as much for the same service is up to you.
I'm telling you my personal experience. Comcast internet is terrible in my area. So I pay more to have the reliability of FiOS. You can't just consider which is faster and cheaper. Reliability is most important in my opinion. I work from home. So constant internet dropouts is not an option for me.
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Old 08-04-2017, 01:23 PM
 
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FIOS!!!! I always wanted FIOS and when I moved, I finally had it as an option. It did not disappoint. Internet speeds were always fast and more importantly, reliable. The up/down speeds were consistent and I know what to expect. As someone who works from home and copy large files across a VPN, it's important. FIOS also does NOT have a data cap.

With that said, the FIOS price kept going up and up and up over the last few years. Comcast kept trying to get people to switch and so I caved. I signed up with Comcast with an introductory price and no contract. I lasted 8 months before I gave in and went back to FIOS...and got a new introductory price again. Comcast speeds just were not consistent and I felt it. I don't know if Comcast is enforcing a data cap today in NJ but they are in some places of the country where there's no competition. They weren't enforcing it and weren't charging extra when I switched but they did have a warning when you exceeded it. It was 300GB/month which is laughable. I think they've increased it in the last year or 2 but still, caps shouldn't exist and FIOS doesn't have them.

Go with FIOS.
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