Gateway to My FiOS! #LifeOnFiOS

headerLast month I talked about the amazing FiOS Mobile and this month I’m talking about the amazing My FiOS app. You might wonder why two apps?! My FiOS app is a free app (available on iTunes and Google Play) that controls your whole FiOS experience.

Right inside the app you can view your bills and payment history as well as get a snapshot of all your services including the phenomenal My Rewards+ where you can check your current points and ways you can score more points!

routerRecently our FiOS Gateway router got an amazing and yet stealthy upgrade and through the My FiOS app you are able to share your WiFi with your guests! I am always looking for free WiFi to save on my data plan and it’s painful when I’m at a friend’s home and know they have FiOS available while I’m showing them some funny YouTube video. Even when my kids have friends over and they bring their laptops or iPads, I was always hesitant to give anyone access to our Wifi.  With my kids getting older and more study dates and projects to complete, I want to be able to share our Wifi and yet be smart and safe about it.  Directly from the Menu in the My FiOS app, you scroll down to the Manage Guest Wi-Fi button.  A default access point is created, simply enter a password and you’re all set.  The guest network is encrypted and safe, just like your own network.

Also part of the upgrade is Advanced Parental Controls.  Not only can you safely share your internet access with your guests, but you can control the access for any devices that connect to the network.  You can easily disable internet access on the kids’ laptops after bedtime or my house, no electronics Monday through Thursday.  I’m loving all this control that FiOS gives us!

{ disclosure:  I am a Verizon Lifestyle Ambassador and #LifeOnFiOS Ambassador.  I have been a long time FiOS customer, since the very first day it came into my neighborhood 6-7 years ago and have never turned back!  As always, all opinions expressed here are my very own! }