Mome reads Mommy, My daughter's way to spell it when she was younger... It stuck. My son calls me Mome... just like it looks. I now sign all my notes to them "Love, Mome". It's our inside secret and makes them smile. I always want them to smile.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Verizon FiOS Test Drive~ Part One

I was asked by Verizon and Mom Central to Test Drive Verizon FiOS' Triple Play package and give my honest opinion of what I think.  I was happy to join this program for several reasons.  I'm an Internet and TV junkie so theses services are important in my life.  My old cable company was doing OK but I had started to begin having problems with my Internet connection and was getting dropped regularly.  This has happened in the past and on one occasion I was told we had an out dated modem which we replaced for $150 and on another occasion I was told that they (the cable company) weren't showing any disconnects on their end.  This past episode went unresolved as I never even attempted to contact the company and, instead, decided to try other options.  Enter Verizon FiOS.

I have been a customer of Verizon for my wireless phone plan for more than 10 years.  Any issues we have had concerning billing, phone purchases, or plan changes have always been handled in a professional manner either in store or by phone.  Their customer service is top notch and we have never been unsatisfied with any dealings with the company and usually end up praising the level of service we've received.  I've never considered going with a different service and probably never will.

The initial install of the Triple Play package (phone, Internet, Digital cable) was quoted to take 4-6 hours.  that was a little daunting but ended up only taking 3.5 hours for the entire job minus the burying of the cable which is still in the process of being done.  Every company has to send someone out to mark where their lines and pipes are so it takes a while to coordinate.  The wire isn't bothering me.

Switching services always takes some getting used to.  I left the channel guide (paper copy) next to the kid's TV and highlighted the kids shows.  I quickly realized that Verizon is the first company I have ever used that is smart enough to bundle like programming.  The kids channels, Nick, Teen Nick, Cartoon Network, The Hub. Disney, etc. are all on channels 150-169.  TV movie channels like USA, FX, and TNT are also bundled together.  Makes tons of sense and yet I've never seen this done before.

Our first impression of Verizon FiOS is very favorable.  We will continue to play with all the features and report our finding.

To find out if Verizon FiOS is available in your area click HERE.

I wrote this review while participating in a Test Drive campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Verizon FiOS and received a free trial of the products and services necessary to facilitate my review.


  1. A few months ago I wrote several posts about our process of "Ditching Cable." We  kept our cable internet, but ditched our cable TV and the expensive phone line that was included in the package. We are happy enough with our digital antenna for local channels, TiVo, Hulu and Netflix. Oh, and about a $1,000 a year savings.

    I'll be interested to see how this plays out for you over time. Maybe you can give us an occasional update?

  2. Yay for new Internet / Television services. We'd love to have FiOS here - but they wont let us dig for the underground cable. *sigh*

  3. You know there is this website that you can compare all the
    providers. Just go to
    and you can see a comparison of most providers out there. You can see their
    prices, programming, customer service, and more. It’s a great way to make you
    decision on which provider fits your needs. I work for DISH Network and have
    had there service for over 10 years and I am more then happy with there
    service. Sometimes it’s worth it to not have a bundling package just to get a
    great provider.


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