01-06-2014 08:05 PM
01-07-2014 04:33 AM
a) Actiontec is the only current manufacturer of MOCA capable routers. If you don't have FIOS-TV, then you can have your WAN connection provisioned over cat5 and use any router you wish. If you have FIOS-TV, there are still ways you can run your own router, but you will still need the Actiontec or a MOCA bridge. What are the tradeoffs between the various router configurations
b) Not without an upgrade fee. $99 for the latest router. $40 to upgrade from a 160GB to 500GB DVR.
c) IPv6 was supposed to be available in 4Q2012. Supposedly, IPv6 is still in internal testing. There is support for IPV6 in the rev. I Actiontec, but it is not currently enabled.
BTW, nice wall of text. Ever hear of paragraph breaks?
01-15-2014 08:00 PM
If everyone (think of how many fios customers there are in the U.S.) were to get the new routers for free who do you think will end up paying for those upgrades? Everyone. Nothing is ever free.
In one way or another even with the other companies that upgrade new equipment the costs are always passed down to the consumer one way or another.
Is it a good business strategy for Verizon to charge for the router instead of rent them out? Only they will know that when their numbers roll in.
01-17-2014 06:46 PM - edited 01-17-2014 06:46 PM
Presuming that our payments for FIOS services included some portion towards depreciation and replacement of equipment - including our Actiontec router -
That is an unsubstantiated bad presumption.
01-18-2014 08:02 AM
Might be interesting when they launch general IPV6 residential support. The older routers don't support it, and so will they offer a free upgrade?
ps; Lots of you don't appear to remember the days when no one offered free routers or modems. You had to pay for both yourself.
02-18-2014 09:54 AM
There is no such thing as a FREE router.
We all PAY for our routers through the montly fees, setup charges and more. You may be provided a "free" router because Verizon wanted to increase subscriptions. The cost of these are factored into their sales/marketing plan and long-term goals. If you think the cost of your router isn't factored into your subscription terms, you're living in a fantasy world.
With all the money Verizon (an other companies) are raking in via our subscriptions/fees, they should NOT be charging us extra for a router upgrade. I'll be damned if I'm going to pay $100.00 for a new one.
Worse comes to worse, my router will somehow no longer work and then Verizon can come out and provide me with a new one at their own expense if they want to keep me as a customer. As it is I have the Optimum Online Cablevision guys here just about every week trying to get me to switch providers.
I have no loyalty to any of these companies especially when they're looking to kill net neutrality laws so that they can make us pay more for the content we want like Netflix or Hulu, etc. That's just what we need. It's bad enough the cable companies are our ISP's.
So, I'll not be outlaying an extra $100 out of my pocket to use the service. Period.
02-09-2015 07:24 AM