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We like the new Galaxy S7 and Verizon ain’t too bad either

I mentioned earlier that I left AT&T, switched to Verizon, joined my wife’s existing plan, and we bought Samsung Galaxy S7 phones in matching Black Onyx. We got nice cases (mine is extra grippy), screen protectors, and I have the … Continue reading

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Upgraded our Verizon FiOS speeds to 75 Mbps up, 75 Mbps down

A ha! Made some changes to our Verizon FiOS services yesterday, removed some channels, and used part of the savings to bump up our internet to from 50/50 to¬†75 Mbps up, 75 Mbps down. This will be a big help, … Continue reading

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New equipment – new Vizio TV, Tivo Roamio Plus, TV stand, and moving furniture around

New stuff for the house! With Thanksgiving coming up, and the Philadelphia Eagles playing the Dallas Cowgirls, err, Cowboys, on Thanksgiving Day, and people hanging out all day, we thought now would be a good time to get a 2nd … Continue reading

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Verizon Wifi hotspots are only compatible with Windows laptops

During my decision making process on whether to purchase either a wifi-only tablet or an LTE version, I was fully aware of the pros and cons. I had to balance the associated costs. Despite what the kids think, the bank … Continue reading

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Latest network speed test

I still wish Youtube was more responsive. I’ve added Youtube’s constant buffering problems to the running list of “Banes of Joel’s Existence.”

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I pulled the trigger and paid Verizon $80 for a new Actiontec MI424wr router

Two years of waiting and thinking. I wanted a new router that supported 802.11n speeds. It wasn’t important for years, as most of our devices ran on 802.11g. I do admit to buying a Wireless N adapter for the Tivo … Continue reading

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I haven’t decided what my next phone will be

I’m officially out of my 2-year mobile phone contract with AT&T. I’m currently month-to-month, and am in that limbo zone where I can switch to a new carrier at any time, or reupp for a new contract. It’s highly unlikely … Continue reading

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Reupped our Verizon FiOS contract, and got an automatic upgrade to 25/25 Mbps

Times sure flies. It’s been over two years since Verizon flipped on our FiOS service in 2009. Apart from the initial hiccups, it’s been smooth sailing, and I don’t believe we’ve an outage since ’09. We’ve had the Triple Play … Continue reading

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TiVo Update 20.2 finally makes the Premiere worth it

Regular readers will know that I’ve had a love/hate relationship with the TiVo Premiere since we got it December 2010 (for my Christmas present, actually.) My wife and I weren’t particularly happy with the Verizon-supplied Motorola 6400-series STB/DVR we were … Continue reading

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Verizon FiOS conducting trials with new Motorola DVR set-top boxes that are higher capacity, more energy-efficient

Woohoo, a better FiOS DVR set-top box, and it can’t get here soon enough. Verizon is testing out the new Motorola DVR QIP7232, and while it is more energy-efficient, I don’t think that’s the most important new feature. The Motorola … Continue reading

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