Making Sure Everyone is having a Fa-La-La-La Good Time!

holithoughtsThe holidays can be stressful times.  Lot’s of gifts to be bought, decorations to be hung, meals to be planned and so much more. Many of us will have a full house that will get even fuller during the holidays.  With my family of 7 and quite a few holiday guests coming to share in the cheer, I can already hear “Do you have wifi?” “What’s the wifi code?” “Do you have parental controls on?” “Are there any dead spots in your house?” and of course the scariest one of all, “Why is the internet so slow?!” My family of 7 alone can be on 25+ devices all at the same time.  That’s cell phones, iPads, Tablets, laptops, desktops, video game consoles, smart TVs and other connected devices all competing for the same bandwidth. Even among family, we’re always bickering over who is slowing down the internet and for the record — it’s definitely NOT me!

Dec10-6491It may be time to check in with the fabulous people at Verizon FiOS and make sure you’re ready for the upcoming holidays! First things first, make sure you’ve upgraded to the latest router, The Quantum FiOS Gateway. It’s all that and a bag of chips. Right away you’ll have over 325 feet of range and dual-bandwidth technology which makes smart decisions on what needs more or less bandwidth. They are running some pretty spectacular promotions right now making it super easy for you to find the best package for your family (and your many holiday guests)!  With select Triple Plays plans you can get a $400 Visa® Prepaid Card with 2-yr agreement and get 100% OFF for 12 months of premium movie channels.  Certain areas are now able to get as fast as 500 Mbps Internet! I got chills when I heard! According to my same-day technician (actually at my doorstep within 2 hours of my ordering), my upgrade to 300 Mbps internet is way more than anyone would need! I gave him the raised eyebrows as he has no idea how much my family can consume, but in case he’s remotely correct, think of the future possibilities!!!! For my immediate needs, that means lightning speed streaming of all my favorite holiday classics to share with my family and guests! What I’m most thankful for is GUEST WIFI! The more people on the network increases chances of security breeches.  By setting up Guest WiFi, any folders or resources you share on your network are not accessible. Let’s get it holidone!


{ 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! }