FIOS deal (for existing customers, requires 2-year agmt.), YMMV

VirtualLarry

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Normally, Verizon won't give new-customer deals to existing subscribers, but I think that I got the equivalent last night.

I checked my services for deals, do it every few months, you never know when something might pop up.

Well, something did.

I was on Gigabit Internet-only, month-to-month, for $104.99 /mo all-in. (Have own router, no TV or phone service, no set-top boxes.)

They offered me, for $79.99 / mo, WITH a 2-year Agreement, Gigabit FIOS, Custom TV (Action and Entertainment), AND a year of Amazon Prime, AND a free Amazon Echo.

Now, the TV package requires a set-top box monthly rental for $11.99, so that brings it up to $91.99 / mo for two years, which is still less than I was paying for Internet-only.

So if you are a current FIOS subscriber, month-to-month, check out what service offers they have for you. (Login, look under "Plan".)
 

Thebobo

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Normally, Verizon won't give new-customer deals to existing subscribers, but I think that I got the equivalent last night.

I checked my services for deals, do it every few months, you never know when something might pop up.

Well, something did.

I was on Gigabit Internet-only, month-to-month, for $104.99 /mo all-in. (Have own router, no TV or phone service, no set-top boxes.)

They offered me, for $79.99 / mo, WITH a 2-year Agreement, Gigabit FIOS, Custom TV (Action and Entertainment), AND a year of Amazon Prime, AND a free Amazon Echo.

Now, the TV package requires a set-top box monthly rental for $11.99, so that brings it up to $91.99 / mo for two years, which is still less than I was paying for Internet-only.

So if you are a current FIOS subscriber, month-to-month, check out what service offers they have for you. (Login, look under "Plan".)
SD or HD? And they still charge you for HD?
 

VirtualLarry

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Last time I had TV, I was paying $11.99 for the STB, and pretty sure that was an HD-capable box. I neglected to see if any of the channels offered were HD or not. (I don't watch a lot of TV, pretty-much none.)
 
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VirtualLarry

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Wow they were taking you for a ride.
Not sure why you're saying that. Normal price is $134.99 /mo for Gigabit standalone.

Yeah, I suppose I could cancel, and "go without" internet for 30-60 days, to sign up as a "new customer", to get a promo deal for $79.99 /mo for a year, but after that, it goes up to around $104.99 anyways.

Edit: 50 / 50 Mbit/sec internet, without any discounts, is $79.99 /mo month-to-month. So Gigabit for $25 more per month, wasn't such a bad deal.
 

JTsyo

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Not sure why you're saying that. Normal price is $134.99 /mo for Gigabit standalone.

Yeah, I suppose I could cancel, and "go without" internet for 30-60 days, to sign up as a "new customer", to get a promo deal for $79.99 /mo for a year, but after that, it goes up to around $104.99 anyways.

Edit: 50 / 50 Mbit/sec internet, without any discounts, is $79.99 /mo month-to-month. So Gigabit for $25 more per month, wasn't such a bad deal.
Guess it is Gigabit but normally I would expect around $120 for phone/TV/Internet, $99 for new customers.
 

UsandThem

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Guess it is Gigabit but normally I would expect around $120 for phone/TV/Internet, $99 for new customers.
Depends on the area.

I live in NC, and all I could choose from at first was having Time Warner for TV/Internet, or go with a satellite company. Eventually AT&T started offering services in the area (especially after they laid their own fiber optic lines), so I switched.

They kept increasing their rates, and at the end I was paying $160/month for one TV and internet with Time Warner, and that was with no premium channels. :eek:

I called in before I switched to see if they would do better than they had been, and they said nope. Then about 30 days after I left, I started receiving a "please come back" letter with all sorts of offers. Spectrum has since taken over their services down here.

I think I would rather have a tooth canal instead of negotiating with cable providers down here. Oh the games they like to play with their existing customers! ;)
 

erwin1978

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All you need is a Roku and Netflix. Less than $15/month. You can only watch so many movies a month.
 

UsandThem

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All you need is a Roku and Netflix. Less than $15/month. You can only watch so many movies a month.
I did that route for a couple of years (plus another year with the Sony Vue service). Just miss too many shows because of the networks they don't carry, and at one point I think I had watched all decent movies available on Netflix, and was forced to watch some of their crappier options (*Cough *Open House* Cough*). ;)
 

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