Monday, May 23, 2011

Five unusual ways that Verizon FiOS (TV and Internet) makes my life as a mom easier...

First, a little background about Verizon FiOS from Verizon FiOS:

Why FiOS Rocks
  • Verizon’s advanced fiber optic technology lets you watch HDTV with less interruptions, pixelation, or weather interference.
  • FiOS is more weather resistant and more durable than the copper phone lines or coaxial cable .
  • With the massive bandwidth of a 100% fiber-optic network connected directly to the home, you’ll be “future-proofed” for all the hot new Internet tools and applications coming down the pike.
  • Verizon FiOS TV was rated #1 in value, overall quality and customer loyalty, according to the 2010 American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) Survey for the largest subscription TV service providers.
  • J.D. Power and Associates ranked FiOS "Highest in Residential Television Service Satisfaction in the East Region," three years in a row.
  • Watch this video of real kids talking about why FiOS is cool

Flex View “Watch what you want, where you want”
  • With Flex View, you can buy, rent and watch on-demand video titles on your FiOS TV, on your computer or on your mobile phone.
  • So imagine this…you missed The King’s Speech in the theater and prefer watching it on FIOS TV on-demand from the comfort of your living room anyway.  You rented it late last night and weren’t able to finish it. With Flex View on FiOS TV, you can finish watching it on your mobile phone while waiting in the car pool line.
  • How does it work? or

Media Manager
  • Media Manager is a Verizon service that lets you access media content that either resides on or is streamed from your PC.
  • Using Media Manager, you can access digital photos, music files, Internet radio stations, home videos, Internet videos from certain web sites directly from your FiOS-connected TV.

TV Widgets
  • Verizon FiOS features awesome TV widgets like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, allowing you to Tweet directly from your TV, using your remote while watching TV. Yes, with FiOS, you can watch Modern Family and Tweet about the scary but true similarities between your husband and Ed O’Neill. Or update your Facebook status with “Yes, the kids are FINALLY in bed!” and virtually high-five with your fellow moms---all directly from your TV.
  • FiOS has re-made TV into social TV.
  • FiOS TV Widgets:

FiOS Internet: “Internet as fast as it gets”
  • There's a reason FiOS is America's top-rated high speed Internet service.
  • FiOS Internet gives you the fastest upload speeds and amazingly clear streaming video.
  • But speed is only valuable when you've got great service. That's why we make sure FiOS isn't just faster, but also more reliable.
  • FiOS doesn’t let up during “peak” hours like when the kids come home from school when some cable services slow down due to increased usage.
  • FiOS Internet has won’s Readers’ Choice award five years in a row. According to the leading technology review site, "Verizon's FiOS stands alone when it comes to satisfied customers."
  • Real mom discusses why she loves FiOS Internet when it comes to her home-based business:

In-home Agent
  • In-Home Agent is a PC application that provides you with fast, easy solutions for common FiOS & High Speed Internet questions. It's 24/7 support at the click of your mouse!
  • In-Home Agent, best used on your Home PC, provides step by step guided help to manage your FiOS or High Speed Internet service
  • More information

Now my take on Verizon FiOS.  I LOVE FiOS!!!  We have the TV/Internet/Phone with Verizon FiOS.  When we first moved into our house we had another phone/cable/internet company.  They were expensive and currently our only option in our town.  Then came along Verizon FiOS and we switched right away.  Then the other company came back with a better deal and we switched out of Verizon FiOS again but quickly realized it was a mistake!!  You get what you pay for.  Back to Verizon FiOS we went and were we will remain.

Verizon FiOS is faster, has a clearer picture, better children's channels and a better line up for all channels.  We will never switch back to the "other" company again, no matter what they offer us.

Here are five reasons I love Verizon FiOS as a mom:

1. Verizon FiOS has one of the best DVR's.  Because they carry such great programming, I am able to tape all my kids favorite movies and TV shows and keep them saved for ever!!!  We still have movies saved from Christmas 2009! LOL

2. We love the pause option.  My son is almost 5.  When he has to use to restroom, he HAS to use the restroom.  Thank gosh for pause or else he would never go!!  He never wants to miss a second of his favorite shows and with the pause feature, he never has to.

3. WIDGETS!!  My son loves to play games and check out the weather forecast for the FiOS widgets!!
Here is a little video about the Verison FiOS Widgets:

4. I love that channels change so fast with Verizon FiOS.  With other companies, there was always a lag and then it would pause, getting all hung up on a previous channel.  It was just a mess.  If it is time for Backyardigans and I realize just as it is going to begin, I want the channel to change right away, not ten minutes from now!!

5.  The Internet is super fast!!!  My son loves to play Club Penguin on the computer and you need the Internet to be fast. It would be too frustrating if it ran slow.  If there are a lot of people playing at one time, you need a great connection in order to play.

So if you aren't already connected to Verizon FiOS, check them out!  You will never go back!  At least I won't! :)

More info on Verizon FiOS:

Verizon FiOS on Facebook:

Follow @Verizon on Twitter

Verizon on YouTube: YouTube/Verizon

 “I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and Verizon FiOS sponsored blogging program. Any views, opinions or experiences expressed are my own.”


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