Years ago my friend was lucky to have Verizon FiOS installed at his house while I had to settle for Comcast since my apartment building wasn’t wired for FiOS. I used to love hanging out and spending time there since the FiOS TV quality and digital interface was amazing – plus, the internet speeds were insanely fast compared to what I could get back at my place. If I could of had FiOS, I would have dropped Comcast in a heartbeat, especially with these current FiOS deals!
Since it’s developed from the latest home fiber optic technology, FiOS has the bandwidth capability to deliver speeds faster than other premium internet providers such as Comcast Xfinity – and not to mention, light-years ahead of DSL internet. Verizon’s taking market share by directly competing with these cable companies (meaning better deals for you!). They may have been around longer but they’re using older and slower technology. Check out these limited-time deals for new FiOS sign-ups:
If you go with the 2-year agreement deal, Verizon’s offering a bonus incentive $350 VISA gift card plus free premium channels including HBO®, Cinemax® and SHOWTIME® for one year! You also save an extra $49.99 since they’re waving the activation fee for all new online FiOS orders right now. These extra bonuses make these FiOS deals some of the best I’ve seen in years.
If you want SUPER fast Internet, TV and Phone service, Verizon’s latest FiOS Triple Play bundle deal gives you blazing fast 25 Mbps speeds with equal downloads and uploads offered now for only $79.99 per month. This promo deal is offered with or without a contract also including the discounted price guarantee for 2 years.
The Verizon FiOS Double Play is a great option for people looking to save money and who longer need a home phone line. This bundle includes TV + Internet for only $59.99 per month and gives you the same, super fast 25/25 Mbps download and upload internet speeds. Or you could upgrade and for $84.99/month you receive channels with FiOS Preferred TV (with the same speed FiOS 25/25 Internet). These offers also include the activation fee waiver with all new online orderr!
The rate for this month’s deal is not much more than what it would cost for internet service alone, which is why most people end up getting with a bundle plan. Verizon’s NOT requiring a contract on this one so I’d probably go with the no-contract option. However, if you know you’ll be staying in your home for the next 2 years and you would like to lock-in the guaranteed promotional price (you’ll be saving money over the regular prices) then go with the 2-year deal.
If this is all confusing, just click here to go to the “build a bundle” deal page and at the very bottom right under the offer chart you can put in your address to verify availability – on the next page go to “build your own bundle” and you will be able to see exactly all of your latest deal options. Here’s a screenshot of how it looks:
You’ll be able to customize your own bundle combination to see what channel and speed combinations will give you the features you want at the best prices possible.
If you currently have Comcast or Warner Cable or anything else that’s cable-based, then you’ll love the quality and speed of FiOS. The TV & DVR interface is so much cleaner and the quality is crystal clear. Since it’s based on fiber optic cables being directly wired into your home, the TV signal is not as compressed as it is when it’s going through a regular cables.
Also, with all the streaming services like Hulu, YouTube & Netflix, FiOS loads fast and looks great when being delivered through a fiber optic internet line (especially the Quantum package) – even if multiple people are using the internet at the same time. Another reason I love fiber optic internet is that it’s completely independent on neighbors internet usage, aka- your internet speeds will never be affected (like it currently can with cable) – so no more worrying about how many of your neighbors are using the internet during peak times.
Comcast recently rebranded their “Triple Play ” service calling it Comcast Xfinity. Since they’re based on copper cables (and not fiber optics to the house), their problem is not their branding, but just having older cable systems instead of fiber optics right to your house. While they’ve developed new technology to squeeze out as much as they can out of what they’ve got, they can’t really match the speed of fiber optics to the house (aka FiOS) for the price.
This might be why Comcast has sometimes instituted monthly caps (which they have turned off and on for the past few years).
I remember years ago when I read that Verizon was spending billions to roll out fiber and at the time people thought it was a pretty risky move with wireless technologies advancing, but I think it was a smart move after all since even 4G or LTE can’t match the speed and reliability of what a direct fiber optic line can now give you.
Now Verizon has even rolled out its FiOS Quantum service which is even faster – you can get speeds of up to 500 Mbps! Comcast Xfinity or Time Warner are trying to keep up and they’ll have to keep developing more technology to squeeze out what they can out of the existing cable lines – the issue is they’re simply relying on older infrastructure.
Unfortunately FiOS is not yet available everywhere. Even if Verizon has rolled out the service to your city, you can’t just look at a map and be certain FiOS is available to your house. Even when some of my neighbors had it, I couldn’t get it. My mom, who lived only a few miles away, was able to get it (as could some of my other friends in the city). The only way to know if Verizon FiOS is available at your house is to check directly on their website and put in your exact address to see if it’s available, then, you’ll see the latest Triple or Double Play deals that we mentioned above.
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