The first thing that I find really neat is that they have something called "flex view." This is really neat because it allows you to watch any of your on demand programing from your television, your computer or even your cell phone. I day dream about this feature everytime I have my two year old in a waiting room. If I could just have her favorite episode of Dora or Chuggington, well then we would both have a pleasant waiting time. Instead I am constantly chasing her around the office, trying to get her to sit quietly and failing miserably.
- How does it work? Check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeKPG_bfV7M or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMzKLp3wyCs
Being a blogger and well self proclaimed social media guru, I love the fact that they have "TV widgets". I know sounds like those story problems on standardize testing....I mean really what is a widget anyways. These widgets allow you to update your facebook page or even send a tweet straight from your television. Every week the biggest loser fans tweet all about the recent episode. Now you could do that right from your couch and your remote! How fun would that be?
Now I know that we had chatted about all of the neat things that FiOS does, but I figured that I should add just a quick note about speed. Verizon FiOS is super fast. FiOS Internet gives you the fastest upload speeds and amazingly clear streaming video. FiOS doesn’t let up during “peak” hours like when the kids come home from school when some cable services slow down due to increased usage. I get so frustrated when my internet slows down just because the children have all jumped on when they got off.
If you are in the market for a new programing / internet service, take a look at Verizon FiOS. I would have it if I could, but hopefully it will come to my neighborhood soon.
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.