Customers With Disabilities
  • Shop

    Order Services

    See All Plans & Bundles

    Special Deals



    Current Customers

    Add or Change Services

    Renew or Change Bundle

    Find out which Verizon services are available at your address.

  • My Verizon

    Email & Calls

    Check Email

    Verizon Visual 411



    Bill & Payment

    View Bill

    Pay Final Bill

    Manage Auto Pay

    Manage Paper Free Billing

    My Services

    Add or Change Services

    Suspend My Service

    Renew or Change Bundle

    Review Account

    Manage My Internet

    Manage My Voice


    My Rewards+

    Manage My Rewards+

    Refer a Friend




  • Support

    Community help





    Search Support

    Connect with us

    Verizon on Facebook Verizon on Twitter Verizon on Google Plus Verizon on YouTube

  • Watch Fios

    Watch thousands of your favorite TV shows and movies On Demand and Live. Rent or buy your favorites
    and watch them on any device. Or, check what's on tonight and program your DVR. You can do it all!

    Watch Free TV & Movies



    Rent or Buy

    Set your TV Viewing Experience

  • Trending

    Check out this personalized, real-time feed featuring the latest content and entertainment from around the Web including new headlines, sports, entertainment and more.

    News & Lifestyle

    Have a laugh, learn a trick and discover the awesomeness of Fios. Explore Fios Lounge today.

    Fios Lounge





Widget Wednesday: Looking Back at 2009

by Employee ‎12-30-2009 11:11 AM - edited ‎12-30-2009 11:16 AM

USE THIS NEW 1.JPGIt's the last Widget Wednesday of the year.  Looking back, I'd say 2009 was "The Year of Interactivity" for FiOS TV.

We now offer more than a dozen Widgets that integrate FiOS TV with the Web and let our customers interact with their TVs in a way that's unmatched by any competitor.

It's hard to believe, but we introduced our first two Widgets - traffic and weather reports - back in mid-2006.  Customers could check real-time weather and traffic information on their TV screens without interrupting their programming - on demand with one click of the remote.  Cable had nothing like it.  And we delivered a new kind of home entertainment experience that's grown richer and more interactive ever since.

Weather now includes radar imagery and long-term forecasts that can be customized by your choice of locations.  Traffic in New York features local street cam views.  Our pro basketball, football and fantasy football Widgets put viewers in instant contact with the latest stats, news and more for their favorite teams.  You can buy merchandise with a click of the remote through our HSN Widget and view and share photos with KODAK Gallery.  You can relax with a casual game, or check your horoscope.  And you're always seconds away from the latest news headlines, stories and photos with the AP.

In 2009 new, groundbreaking Facebook and Twitter Widgets took FiOS TV viewers into the social media world, creating entirely new ways to connect with others while watching TV.  Every day, customers log onto Facebook and Twitter via FiOS TV, expanding their online lives beyond their computers to the biggest screens in their homes.

In 2010, the sky's the limit when it comes to Widgets.  Our Widget Bazaar open development platform will support the creation of even more interactive capabilities from Verizon and others.  I can't reveal details, but some things to look out for are more new ways to shop and do business locally, and new Widgets that let viewers interact with their favorite programs. 

So, you might want to start some thumb exercises to get into shape for more Widgets.  What new Widgets would you like to see next year?

by thetick on ‎12-31-2009 12:06 AM

Adding traffic cameras from LI, Downstate NY and NJ would be great.

Verizon at Home Blog
The first place for news of new Verizon products and services or upgrades to the ones you have. For service problems click here. Or check our Community Forums.

Please note: Please register as a member of the Verizon Community Forums to comment here.

About The Authors

Bob Elek

Manager - Media Relations

Photo of Maitreyi Krishnaswamy

Bob stays on top of developments and issues with Verizon’s Consumer and Mass Business segment from his home base in Florida. He has been involved with Fios since it was first being developed and deployed in 2004.

Alberto Canal

Photo of Alberto Canal

Alberto is in the public relations group. He loves to share tech, sustainability, feel-good, and random news of interest. A happy Fios quad play customer, he likes to use his family as guinea pigs.

Deidre Hart

Manager -- Media Relations

Photo of Deidre Hart

Deidre is a member of the consumer PR team and loves to talk everything Fios and everything football. She’s also a happy Triple Play customer.

Phil Santoro

Photo of Phil

Phil has been extolling the virtues of Fios ever since he had his Triple Play installed and can’t image how he ever managed without it. He writes about developing technologies that enable him to fuel his addiction to movies and sports whenever he wants, no matter where he is.

Caroline Wilson

Photo of Caroline

Caroline manages the Verizon Fios Google+ page, capturing the latest in entertainment, technology, sports and everything in between. She loves using social media and the written word to extend the Fios conversation.

Follow Verizon on Twitter

My Verizon

  • Check Email
  • Add or Change Services
  • Suspend My Service
  • Renew Your Contract
  • Manage Services
  • Announcements

Support Tools

Watch Fios


  • Visual 411