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FiOS TV free digital converter boxes..

sham01ski 30 July 24, 2008 at 12:13 PM in Tech & Electronics
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I was reading the other FiOS thread and got tired of people complaining that you have to pay per tv. I got FiOS installed a month ago and after complaining that I didn't get any promo deals (since I signed up with the people selling FiOS door-to-door), I finally got a CSR that was very helpful. She said if I called 1888-GO-DIGITAL (your phone will truncate the extras) and told them I suscribed to FiOS and wanted digital converter boxes (FiOS techs charge 2.99each/month when they install them for you), they would send me the boxes for free. I called and initially my account was too new, so I waited a few hours and the night after I got FiOS installed, I called again and was told I can receive up to 3 boxes for free. Apparently this has something to do with verizons efforts to work with the government for digital channel compliance by 2009 or whatever but i'm not complaining 2.99 x 2 tvs =5.98 per month saved... I searched and did not find a similar post so I thought I would help fellow SD'ers out. Please note this is not a standard definition box (5.99/month), but what is classified by FiOS as a digital converter box and is needed for each TV you want to watch FiOS tv on.
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gotta love how ppl post thumbs down but no explanation????
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That's good info for people who can take advantage of it. Thumbs up Smilie
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whats FOIS... give more info man
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whats FOIS... give more info man
It's Fiber Optics Services. At this time in US, only Verizon offer this service in very limited area. (Not in my area, as usual.)

Check Verizon website [verizon.com] for FiOS TV information
Check Verizon FiOS coverage map [dslreports.com] for some disappointment.
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Quote from BreakpointNate View Post :
whats FOIS... give more info man
I agree. This over use abbreviation garbage is for the birds. The OP can't be that lazy.
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Wow, it's FiOS. Google it. I find it hard to believe that people actually call it "Fiber Optic Services" when the name Verizon uses is FiOS.

Thumbs up.
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Quote from sham01ski View Post :
I was reading the other FiOS thread and got tired of people complaining that you have to pay per tv. I got FiOS installed a month ago and after complaining that I didn't get any promo deals (since I signed up with the people selling FiOS door-to-door), I finally got a CSR that was very helpful. She said if I called 1888-GO-DIGITAL (your phone will truncate the extras) and told them I suscribed to FiOS and wanted digital converter boxes (FiOS techs charge 2.99each/month when they install them for you), they would send me the boxes for free. I called and initially my account was too new, so I waited a few hours and the night after I got FiOS installed, I called again and was told I can receive up to 3 boxes for free. Apparently this has something to do with verizons efforts to work with the government for digital channel compliance by 2009 or whatever but i'm not complaining 2.99 x 2 tvs =5.98 per month saved... I searched and did not find a similar post so I thought I would help fellow SD'ers out. Please note this is not a standard definition box (5.99/month), but what is classified by FiOS as a digital converter box and is needed for each TV you want to watch FiOS tv on.
With the free box you can get every channel on your plan you just don't have any guide information.
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Quote from BreakpointNate View Post :
whats FOIS... give more info man
That is the brand name for their service. If you don't know about it, google is your friend. AT& T has Uverse<sp> (just so that you don't get too confused if it ever comes up), which is a similar service.


Thanks OP ( you shouldn't really have to explain fios (not FOIS), IBM, Ipod, etc.
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I got the DVR for my FIOS. I never watch commercials anymore and record all my shows and then some! I like FIOS.bounce
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agreed.

if you don't know what FiOS is, then it probably isn't available in your area- so this deal can't help you.
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hrrm, anyone ever try this with the cable companies or do they only have the digital/hd boxes?
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anyone have info about FIOS coming to the west San Fernando Valley? Hard to find info online. Checked broadband reports. Supposedly, someone is connected in the Chatsworth area.

and for some retarded reason, they have it in the Topanga Canyon area. Like it's heavily populated there :
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Quote from cruisinfanatic View Post :
I agree. This over use abbreviation garbage is for the birds. The OP can't be that lazy.
FiOS is the services name, that's not the OP's fault.
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Quote from cruisinfanatic View Post :
I agree. This over use abbreviation garbage is for the birds. The OP can't be that lazy.
It's not laziness, its the assumption that people who care about the post (read: g33ks like me) will already know what FiOS is... get with the times dood Wink
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