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With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I thought it would be appropriate to jot off a list of things I'm grateful for.
Coffee. The sweet nectar of the gods and the spring in my step, the reason I manage to drag myself out of bed every morning at the crack of 6 a.m. to make sandwiches for my kids and smile sweetly at them when they spill chocolate soymilk all over their clothes just as they're about to walk out the front door.
SpongeBob SquarePants. Finally a cartoon I can sit through more than five minutes of without quietly trying to slip out of the room without my kids noticing. SpongeBob's earnest goodness truly makes me want to be a better person and rid myself of my cynicism. It might just be the best sitcom on television.
Thanksgiving. A holiday that sanctions eating yourself silly with no one passing any judgment. What can possibly be better than enjoying the real meaning of Thanksgiving lying on the couch with your dogs and kids and watching March of the Wooden Soldiers?!
#1 Wi-Fi Gobblers
You’ve got a lot of people coming to visit. Is your home Wi-Fi optimized to handle all the devices that are about to be connected? To ensure the best experience:
- Place your router in a central location in your home
- Avoid thick walls or placement near microwaves
- Create guest passwords to keep your devices separated
- Disconnect older devices that slow down the network
If you don’t have Fios Quantum Gateway™, consider upgrading to their most advanced router before your guests arrive. It keeps your signal strong and has enhanced features.
#2 Seasons premiums
Need more than that old backgammon set to keep your holiday guests entertained?
Enjoy free premium movie channel previews on your Fios TV. Fios offers 48-hour previews* for HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, Starz and Epix, so your visitors will have an incredible amount of great shows and movies to watch during their stay.
#3 Merry Remotes
Your home is packed with guests and everyone is fired up for some TV. But once again, the remote is nowhere to be found. Fear not! With the Fios Mobile App, you can easily turn your compatible smartphone or tablet into another TV remote.**
#4 Fios house sitter
You’re traveling for the holidays. Why worry about your home?
The Verizon Accessories Store has great products to help safeguard your home, such as the Canary Home Security System. Check in on your home with HD video and intelligent notifications – right from your phone.
#5 Film feast
You and your guests have just eaten, and it’s time to wind down with some great movies.
Check out the latest comedies, action, holiday favorites and rom-coms to make you feel good. Press On Demand and binge-watch away.
#6 Appy Holidays
Whether you’re on a long road trip or waiting in a long line, you might need some extra entertainment this season.
Luckily, with the Fios Mobile App^, you can stream hundreds of shows at home and take your entertainment on the go. With Quantum TV and Fios Internet, you can even access your DVR recordings so everyone can laugh, cry or be inspired by great shows virtually wherever they are.
#7 Bundle up.
Nothing breaks the holidays like slow internet or poor Wi-Fi. Some quick tips to ensure that your experience is tip top:
- Place your router in the center of your home (away from big obstructions)
- Make sure you have enough speed for your internet needs
- Bring Wi-Fi dead spots back to life with a Fios Network Extender
- Check that all your Wi-Fi devices are properly connected
Is your home up to handling your holiday internet needs? Upgrade to the Fios Wi-Fi Bundle. It gives you everything you need to make your home the home this holiday season.
#8 Frosty speed man
From video games and social apps to streaming holiday movies, your guests are going to need more speed this season.
Fios to the rescue. We make it easy to upgrade to the next speed tier, so you can dash through the holidays. With faster internet speeds you can stream more, on more devices and do it virtually buffer free.