Verizon will not tell you until they are believe its emminent. And as you may know they already were burned once in NJ as they had planned it for there and ended up delaying it right into the strike.
Currenly thought to be 2 to 3 weeks away in NJ.
All of new jersey and philadelphia are scheduled to get the 1.9 IMG update on wednesday night. So on thursday it will be there for you. There is a rumor going around though that the strike is going to happen again on tuesday so it could be delayed again.
If you look at the thread about the 1.9 IMG with the title "1.9 IMG rollout" on page five you will see the order of who is getting it. It is listed by DAC which is what you should be looking at. New jersey and philadelphia are the next two DACS that are getting the 1.9 IMG and twitter joe said to a customer from new jersey on the fios tv twitter page on september 17 which was a saturday that new jersey will be getting the new guide in a few days which means this week. I have also been able to confirm this with some people who are very high up at verizon that it is scheduled to come out this week for new jersey and philadelphia. From what i was also able to find out new jersey has the most fios customers in the country and if you live there you will see a verizon truck pretty much everywhere setting people up for their new service. The new guide has gotten mixed reviews but it is subjective so you can judge for yourself when you get it. Now if only verizon could get the data that appears on their guide to match the programming that is there then everything would be perfect. I have been getting the guide corrected little by little for not only myself but for everyone in the country because everyone pretty much has the same guide except for local news channels, local sports channels and pbs stations. Over time i am hoping that it will get corrected for not just me but for everyone. The 1.9 IMG for people in new jersey and philadelphia might be a nice upgrade as i continue to work on getting the data that is on the guide corrected.