I'm a teeny, weeny bit jealous of those of you who can get Verizon FiOS! Out here in podunk, it's not an option. I've heard nothing but good things about Verizon FiOS' services from friends and acquaintances, and even looking around online, the majority of the reviews are positive! I'm jealous that the internet seems to be not only super fast, but reliable too!
In looking at all the information available online, it appears that Verizon FiOS has an awesome feature called "Flex View" that allows you to buy, rent and watch on-demand movies on your TV, computer or phone. So let's say you're like me and you always seem to end up trying to watch a movie at the wrong time. You may THINK the kids are sleeping soundly at nap time and predict them to stay that way for a good couple of hours, only to find them wide awake 5 minutes later. What do you do? Shut off the movie, of course! Now let's say you're waiting in the pick up line at preschool and find yourself with a few extra minutes because you managed to get there early (lucky you!). You can simply go to your phone and continue watching your movie! It just sounds fabulous!
Since I work from home and internet is a pretty high priority in terms of reliability and speed, it's really nice to know that FiOS is America's top-rated high speed Internet service and that the FiOS Internet has won PCMAG.com’s Readers’ Choice award five years in a row. Five years in a row is no easy feat, I'm sure! It makes me all the more confident that the internet would be there when I need it -- that when I have an urgent file that needs to be turned in, that I'll be able to log into work and get it back to my boss! No more missed deadlines because of the internet cutting out, no more packing up the kids, grabbing the netbook and hightailing it to the library right before they close just to hope that they have active internet capabilities that I can use to turn in my work.
Ahh, a little daydreaming never hurt anything!
For now, I have no choice but to settle for what's available. If Verizon FiOS ever becomes available in our area, I may very well be one of the first people to sign up! I'm incredibly tired of unreliable service and television interruptions -- bring the FiOS my way!
Disclaimer: I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and Verizon FiOS blogging program for a gift card. For more information on how you can participate, click here.