This article is sponsored by Verizon FIOS. They opinions found here and the delight with Verizon FIOS are all mine.
Verizon FIOS has an amazing group of products. The products are television service including high definition channels, remarkable landline telephone service and superfast internet service. I enjoy all three of them.
The television service is wonderful. It is great to be able to watch all kinds of television shows, movies ming. I will say that most of the time I watch television on my tablet device or smart phone because my husband and children always get to the televisions at our house before I do.
The telephone service is also wonderful. Way back when I was a young girl, you had to sit by the telephone, sometimes for hours waiting for the phone to ring. Today, we can forward the landline to our cell phones and wait for calls as we go about life. This is a HUGE improvement on the way things work.
My favorite part of Verizon FIOS is the internet service. It is amazing what I get done with the Verizon FIOS super-fast speed! Recently I jumped into a conversation on social media with a friend who was trying to help a friend find a good internet service plan. I laughed out loud when someone bragged about their 12 Mbps internet speed. I laughed because the slowest speed I have seen with Verizon FIOS is 50 Mbps and my plan is at 100 Mbps. If you have Verizon FIOS, you know how wonderful it is. If you do not, here are a few reasons you should check it out TODAY:
- Use it to Chill out
- Moving from one location to another
- Entertainment for Children
Use it to chill out
I work hard each day. I put in long hours and work smart in order to maximize my level of productivity. This means that at the end of each day I am tired and need to relax. Once upon a time when I didn’t know better, I would stay up late until all hours of the night and then got up early to put in more hours before my family got up in the morning. I spent my time working. I was either working at my business or working to take care of my family. I was always working at something.
Back then I was stressed, aggravated and not very happy. Then I learned the power of the chill. When I realized that I needed, actually needed to take time each day to relax and get my mind off work and to simply take care of myself, life changed. I got over being burnt out. Then I learned to prevent burn out in the future.
You don’t have to re-invent the wheel. In other words, you don’t have to get burnt out to learn how to prevent burn out. It is important to realize that one of the best things to do to get over burn out is to never get there in the first place. There are things you can do to avoid getting burnt out. Here are a few:
- Take time to breathe – literally set aside time each day to do nothing except take deep breaths
- Only accept tasks you have time that you are ready, willing and able to handle
- Make relaxation aka chill time a priority each day
Moving from one location to another
If you are moving, make sure you check out Verizon’s plans to help people move from one location to another. May and June may be some of the busiest times for movers all across the country. This is in part due to the end of the term at schools and colleges across the country and all the June weddings. When it is time for you to move, be sure to great internet, television and phone service are waiting for you at your new home.
When you move from one location to another, not having your internet, television and telephone on and ready the first day in your new place is a major heart breaker. Make sure that you verify your current provider will provide your service at your new location. Verizon has a handy tool that allows you to go on the internet to be sure Verizon is providing service at our new location. If you are used to having great internet speed, crystal-clear television picture and reliable high-quality phone service like I am, you do not want it to stop. Call Verizon and speak with one of the moving specialists. It is the best way to make sure that your services are up and working when you walk in your new front door.
Entertainment for Children
My twins latest fascination is talking to the personal assistants in the phone and getting it to tell jokes, sing songs, and answer questions. The faster the internet allows the phone to answer questions, the more enjoyable it is for my children. I am not a parent who believes children should be kept away from the internet and technology. To the contrary, I think children should be taught to use technology and the internet. At the same time, I think children’s internet usage should be monitored, supervised and controlled. That is why I am glad that Verizon’s internet suite of products comes with several types of parental controls.
When you get to the Verizon FIOS home page, go to the section for internet and then navigate to the section for your router. That is where you will find the parental control options. This section is great for being able to turn internet service off only for certain devices that are connected to the internet at your house. The devices at your house are listed by name or IP address.
Yesterday, I took the time to go through each connected devices and renamed each device a name I would remember. This means that I can go online and turn off internet access for one twin but not the other. Or I can turn internet access off on the twins phones and tablets, but allow them to use the internet on the computer for homework assignments. This means that when they are supposed to be doing homework, they won’t be texting or video conferencing with their big sister who is away at college. I like this also for times when my teenager is supposed to give me his phone, but claims he cannot find it. No more internet for him! This is an amazingly easy way to turn off the internet at bedtime also. It is one of my favorite, simple tools.
No matter which of the three Verizon FIOS main products you need, there are lots of ways to customize your plan to get what you need. No one wants to pay for services they don’t use and Verizon is great at helping you pay for what you want and giving it to you in a great package.