Verizon FIOS vs ATT U-verse

JUST BECAUSE ATT U-VERSE IS DIFFERENT THAN FIOS, DOES IT ACTUALLY MAKE IT BETTER

When it comes to internet and t.v. usage, both Verizon FIOS promos, AND ATT U-Verse are considered by many to be next generation. They are both considered by many to be two of the best providers on the market.

Many of you might note many similarities between the two and wonder what the big deal is. Well, there is a big deal. Both are using different tactics to get clients to switch from cable to satellite. The big deal lies in which provider is going to bring them and their family the best package.

This is why we are here today. We are here to explore the different tactics both use. After we explore these tactics, it’s up to you to pick the best package and provider for you and your needs.

THE TECHNOLOGY

Verizon uses FTTP connections, it’s all laid down by fiber-optics. This takes time and money. The more you lay down, the more you pay out. It also wastes lots of unneeded time and energy.

ATT U-Verse uses copper instead. This means less time to set up. It also means less money that you have to pay out to the company.

When it comes to upgrading from FTTN to FTTP, the upgrade is made much easier. The money that is not used gets reinvested. You can then use this for any future upgrades you might have. Verizon will not offer customers this.

PRICING

Verizon is one of the more expensive providers you will find. They have built their reputation on reliability, technology and the needs of the consumer. Do not expect them to offer some sort of deal for you. They do not deal in discounts. They do not deal in incentives. Verizon figures that if you want what they have to offer, you will pay for it. They have really built their brand up. They come from the mindset of “you get what you pay for with us.”

ATT U-Verse works a bit differently. U-Verse understands the changes in trends. They understand that most everyone works on a budget these days. U-Verse gets that some can;t afford the higher-end deals. They work with their clients. In fact, many times they will offer their clients special deals if they sign on.

THE AVAILABILITY

FTTP connections take time, as we mentioned above. This makes for lots of slow and/or down time. This means you can expect the availability to not always be what you want it to be.

On the other hand, this only serves to help out U-Verse. We are not saying that you won’t have slow times with U-Verse, but the slow times will not be as bad. In fact, U-Verse has gained a small reputation for really helping customers out in this area.

CUSTOMER SERVICE EXPERIENCE

This is the bread and butter of any business. It’s not different for FIOS or U-Verse.
In this category alone, both have exceeded expectations with the public. Verizon might have a few downsides, but they more than make up for it with customer service.

When these two giants came on the market, the bar was raised in a very big way. The other providers didn’t really have anything to worry about until this happened. In fact, all the increases in competition from other providers came courtesy of these two companies. This is a big win for these two.

LET’S SUM IT ALL UP

As you can see both sides have their good points and bad points. If you are interested in just the pricing alone, U-Verse might be your more tangible resource. They might not include all the channels that you enjoy, but the prices will more than makeup for it. You have to make the choice that is best for you on this one. More channels or a lower price. You might get lucky with both, but only if you ask.

There are lots of areas where U-Verse wins out. If you really want to get the bigger picture, call up Verizon. The above sections only give a small view of what each can offer. Call each one up and talk to someone. Find out specifically what both Verizon and U-verse can offer you.

Only based on these phone calls and solid, detailed information can you make a solid conclusion on which one is the better choice. Use some of the links down below to help guide you. Good luck in your choice. We know you are going to make the best one for you and your family.

Verizon DSL Review

THE HIGH-SPEED INTERNET REVIEW: A LOOK AT VERIZON’S NUMBER ONE CUSTOMER REQUEST

Today we are speaking about Verizon’s DSL internet service. Now, this service might be a bit more traditional than the fiber-optic one. It might also be a bit slower than all the other options Verizon has to offer, but it might just be worth it.

Let’s take a closer look at what you will get.

THE PLANS

The starter plan is something everyone needs to know about. First off, everyone gets a free modem with their setup. However, the modem is available only by online purchase. It is available to you for less than $20 a month. How cool is that!

It’s being labeled as the sub-FIOS promotional alternative. This means it will be slower in speed and performance, but not by much. In fact, most customers seem very happy with it so far. Unless work or home requires the performance to be like a rocket ship, I doubt any of you will notice the difference. The upload time is about 384Bkps. The download speeds come in at less than 2.0 Kbps. This information is for all the tech geeks reading this out there.

The Power Plan and Turbo Plan offer considerably higher uploading speeds. Both come in at around 768 Kbps. The only difference between these two is with the downloading speeds.

The Turbo Plan has downloads speeds at 7.0 and the Power Plan has it at 3 Kbps. This again is for all the tech geeks out there. Now, this might not seem as good as what some of the others are offering right now. Compared to what used to be offered though, this will be a gold mine for most of you.

THE FEATURES

The Power Plan and the Turbo offer wifi connections anywhere at no additional charge.This means you get an extensive list of connections from anywhere. You will have to inquire about the starter package. This option might vary.

You get with each package extensive email listings. You get incredible web support 24/7. You have two options with security. You can invest in the security suite for a low monthly charge. You can also invest in high-quality firewall and malware.

It’s up to you which way you go. It’s recommended though that you do the one-time fee for the malware and firewall. This will take away having to do monthly payments.

When it comes to the specifics of every plan and option, you will have lots to choose from. Every level is based on the wants and needs. Just pick out which level of want and need is your own.

THE INSTALLATION PROCESS

There are two options with this one too. You can do it all yourself. It will certainly save time and money. It will save hassle waiting for the tech guy to come out and do it all. If you are skilled enough to follow the instructions and do it all yourself, I say go for it.

The other option is for you to have one of the techies come out and do it. There are some benefits to doing this. One of which is having it installed correctly the first time around. The other one is the potential for coupons.

Look at the different sites online, there are usually some coupons floating around to help out with the installation. You can also give the company a call and ask. Sometimes the discounts are not so readily advertised.

CONCLUSION

When it comes to Verizon DSL packages and promotions and options there is something for everyone. It doesn’t matter if the plan is the starter or the turbo, there will be a perfect fit for you. Call Verizon FIOS for special promotions up and check out the availability of the region and specific plans and packages. Remember, not all areas will have the same options. This is why you have to ask.

You can check out the specific sites down below. You can also find the numbers for the company there too. May the DSL force be with you!

WHAT IS DOCSIS

The word itself is an acronym. It stands for Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification. This is more or less the technology behind the broadband services we all enjoy today like Verizon FIOS, AT&T U-Verse, and Comcast.

Now when you bring this technology up, you will get some varying opinions, mostly by techies and computer geeks. Some will get very excited when the topic comes up. Some will get very heated about the subject. Either way, DOCSIS is definitely a subject that brings much debate.

THE DIFFERENT LAYERS OF DOCSIS

There is the physical layer and the Media Access Control layer. Let’s discuss the physical layer first. The physical layer is going to be the easiest for people to understand. It refers to what someone can see and/or touch. This layer will also transmit and translate the frequency at which data is sent over the wires.

The faster the speed is, the better the performance will be. This sort of goes without saying. Now the only draw back are the limitations. It all depends on what type of service is in your respective area. Some modems might not be able to reach certain places.

The other layer that we will talk about is the MAC. The MAC is the Media Access Control layer. To better understand the MAC layer, we must think of it like a traffic cop. This layer is designed to guide and direct traffic from any direction.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE MAC

Understanding the MAC is not that easy to do. Not all MACs are going to be working the same way. Let’s talk about this in a different way.

Imagine you have a car. This car is known as the Data within the DOCSIS. The network is made up of many streets and intersections. There is lots of chaos on the streets. The only thing that can bring this turmoil to a head is the MAC. This is not an easy thing to do. The traffic cop is not operating at 100% all the time. There are going to be lapses in time and space.

Do you see the point now?

Every device has it’s own IP address. The MAC has to make do with the best it’s got. Not all devices are going to be running at the same speeds. Some information will get there quicker than others. Some data might be seen as misinformation.

When it comes to the two layers, the MAC is probably the most crucial and the most difficult to navigate through. The physical stuff is easy. Dissecting a map and handing it over to a traffic cop is the hard part.

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE SPECIFICATIONS

It’s important to note that the original standard operated from one channel. It was a much simpler time then. Over time there was an increased competition. The 1.0 could not keep up with everything.

What is difference between the 1.1 and 1.0? There is not much of a difference really. There only difference lies in the numbers. Think of it as a numbers game. It deals with how many people that can be serviced and their different ranges of service. This is the only major difference.

Next came the 2.0 standard. As word got around and more broadband customers came on board, the standards had to be raised. Now it’s up at a 3.0. The main difference with the 3.0 is that it services more customers and the speeds are better managed.

The 3.0 is not like the 1.0. The 3.0 has a better managed system. The traffic cop has become better at his job, leaving little room for error. As things improve more and more, the options will get better.

CONCLUSION

Given this new information is more easily understood, it’s best to speak with your provider before signing with a provider. Make sure you get your money’s worth. Before you sign up, understand what you are signing up for. For more information on the DOCSIS and the specific standards, visit our main page right here.