[Ma-linux] OT: Verizon FiOS TOS
kevinchin5 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 2 23:18:35 EDT 2007
Forgive if this is a stupid question... but why should I care about keeping
copper now that I have FIOS? In case I want to dump Verizon and go back to
Verizon? DSL for me (my previous broadband connection) was of okay speed,
but was pitiful in terms of reliability... and I had a business class DSL
line. At least their customer service was outstanding through the years ;-)
Believe me, if I had any real choice... (I'm no fan of Verizon).
I don't think legally they can't deny you basic phone service if you request
it... and my existing landline works just fine over the fiber connection.
I'm sure you guys have a good reason for wanting to keep the copper line,
but I'm missing it...
On 8/2/07, Kevin <kmccrory62 at verizon.net> wrote:
> I've had FIOS for a couple of years. No problems with the UPS and phone
> service. We've had a couple of power outages but nothing very long to
> stress the installed UPS. We did experience one total FIOS outage a
> couple of months ago. I believe that a traffic accident cut the fiber
> and took everyone down. Not a big deal since I have a cell phone for
> emergency calls. I used it to call Verizon.
> The other problem I've had a few times is the TV Guide stops working.
> The fix for that is to shut down the router and the RJ-45 to COAX
> bridge. Restart the router. Once its up restart the bridge. That seems
> to work fine.
> One thing to note, even with copper the installation of DSL could mess
> with any monitoring service that might be installed on the line. We were
> considering getting DSL for my father. I called the SBC tech line to ask
> about interference. The tech said you could install a filter on the line
> but there was no guarantee that the two services wouldn't mess with
> each other.
> Kevin McCrory
> David Lesher wrote:
> > Speaking on Deep Background, the Press Secretary whispered:
> >> Alas, I just canceled it. Reading the Terms of Service in the
> >> "pre-registration" phase left me no choice.
> > Is there a separate FIOS ToS vice DSL?
> > BTW:
> > WRC-TV is looking for unhappy FIOS customers, esp. over the
> > surrendering copper for POTS. [Hence losing power-failure
> > operation of your phone...]
> > I have a contact name...
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