Double Play 50/50 still only $50/mo.
Hurry! Deals expire January 21st.
Companies like Verizon are always testing new offers.
I constantly search all of Verizon’s Fios offers and recommend their best deals here.
Really. I spend my time scouring Verizon for their best Fios offers. Sad for me. Good for you.
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Best Deal Overall » Fios Triple Play 150/150 for $79.99 mo
This my the top online-exclusive deal last month. Now Verizon has just extended the offer until January 21st! Sign up for this bundled Fios Triple Play today because 150/150 Mbps speeds are amazing. Setup fees are waived when you signup online.
Limited time rewards: Get a $150 Visa Prepaid card + 12 mo STARZ or EPIX for Free with 2-year contract.
It all starts with ultra fast 150/150 Mbps Internet (download/upload). Of course “Triple Play” means you’re also getting bundled Fios TV and Fios Digital Voice phone service. Bundle available with or without a long term contract.
This particular Triple Play comes with upgraded Fios Custom TV. That means Base channels + Local channels + choose 1 Featured channel pack.
At this time you can choose between 2 featured channel packs. (1) Essential includes about 190 channels. Everything from AMC, to National Geographic, to History, and much more. (2) Sports & More, like it sounds, includes a wide range of live sports channels such as FOX Sports, NFL Network, and all of the various ESPN channels. Having trouble choosing a channel pack? You might decide to pick up both packs – for an extra $10/mo. Or for an even bigger selection of channels… Preferred HD comes with 235+ channels, 65 in HD. If you take the 2-year contract, you also get your choice of STARZ or EPIX, free for the first year.
Lastly, Verizon sets you up with Fios Digital Voice Phone Service which still includes unlimited nationwide calling. And despite what you may have heard, a quality home phone line is still a must have for many people – Especially if you do any business from home. And many of us still have bad cellular reception at home. I used to have to stand by a certain window to be able to talk on my cell phone. I finally put a chair next to the window.
Anyway, here is another reason why I love this deal… If you sign up online before the promo ends, Verizon will not charge any setup fees. That is normally $80 due at sign up.
All in All
One of the best Fios deals I’ve seen offered since I began tracking them and maintaining this page. Mainly I love the 150/150 Mbps speed, which is the fastest ever included with bundled Fios Triple Play (without having to pay a lot extra).
Best Deal on a Budget » Fios Double Play 50/50 only $50.00 mo
If you just want to keep your bill as low as possible and you don’t need home phone service, this Fios Double Play is your best deal right now. This promo has been running for a few months and may end soon. Don’t hesitate to lock in this rate if you’re thinking about it. You can always upgrade if you decide you need more channels or more speed.
With this Fios bundle you get Fios Internet and Fios Local TV bundled together for a special $50 per month for the first year. Internet speeds are a fast 50/50 Mbps with equal download and upload speeds.
Normally Fios 50/50 high speed internet costs $50 per month alone. So essentially this double play gives you Fios Local TV, thrown in for free. Fios Local TV is the Fios core lineup with over 20 essential channels like ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, Fox… Plus your choice of 1 Premium Channel, free for 3 months. Choose from HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, and more.
Verizon is not requiring a contract. During signup you get the choice to pay these promo rates on a normal month-to-month basis. However if you think you can commit to Verizon for the next 2 years, consider the term agreement. That way you’ll get 2 premium channels of your choice, for free. Not to mention, you will lock in your special low rate for at least 24 months, guaranteed. If you cancel service during the 2-year agreement, you may be subject to an early termination charge. But you can take your service with you if you move to a new home during that time.
These promo monthly rates are not much higher than standard rates for internet alone. So it almost always makes sense to get this bundle.
All in All
For a grand total of just $50 per month, the value is strong with this one. But since this package includes only 1 premium channel, fans of premium TV will be happier with my third favorite deal of the month: Fios Custom TV + Fios 50/50 Internet for $69.99/mo. Upgraded Custom TV means a higher monthly bill. But it also means access to a lot more channels.
My Backstory with Fios
A few years ago, several buddies and I flew from LA to Ft Lauderdale for some R & R. We all bought tickets on the same flight. After I purchased my “non-refundable/non-cancellable” ticket, I found out that 1 of my friends paid less than I paid.
Needless to say, I was really mad. When I got home, I began comparing what I was paying for other stuff against advertised prices from the same companies for the same services.
One of the first things I checked with my Verizon Fios bill.
Sure enough, Verizon was advertising a bundle with faster Internet, at a lower price.
I called Verizon and requested a lower rate, which they did give to me for one year. I appreciated that courtesy. But, I started to monitor Verizon Fios offerings. What I found was that, like many companies, Verizon was constantly testing different offerings with different bundles and different prices. So, I decided that I was going to find the best Fios deals and put them on this blog.
I don’t know how long I can keep doing this… It’s not easy to impress girls when you tell them that you’ve become the Fios Police :)
Why Fios Rules
Originally, one of my closest friends was lucky to get Verizon Fios internet installed at his place. I had to settle for Comcast since my condominium wasn’t wired up for Fios yet.
I loved hanging out there and visiting him since his Fios TV quality and digital interface was amazing. Plus, the internet speeds were ridiculously fast compared to what I could get back at my place. If Fios was available in my area, I would have dropped my slower Comcast service in a heartbeat… Especially with these current Fios offers.
I remember first reading about Verizon’s plan to spend billions of dollars to expand the Fios footprint and introduce it into more homes for internet service. It was called a risky move because the common belief was that wireless internet was on the way. That was
five six years ago. The latest wireless technologies including 4G and LTE still can’t begin to touch the speed and reliability of what Verizon’s direct fiber optic line is able to offer.
Still Better Than Cable
Already using a cable-based internet provider such as Comcast, Cox, or Time Warner? Then you will really appreciate the speed and quality of Fios! The TV and DVR interface is crystal clear and super clean. That’s because instead of compressing the TV signal and sending it through a regular copper cable line, Fios uses a fiber optic line wired directly into your home.
Another benefit: Your fiber optic internet line is completely independent of your neighbors’. That means when several people in your neighborhood are downloading or streaming Netflix, Hulu and Youtube, your internet still loads super fast and looks amazing. Your internet speed will never slow down… even during peak evening hours!
Verizon’s continuing to take over this market share by competing directly with the big cable companies (meaning ultimately better deals for you). Comcast recently renamed their version of the “Triple Play” bundle- now called Comcast Xfinity. New name… same old copper cables!
To be fair they have developed newer technologies to maximize the copper cables are much as they can. But ultimately they cannot match the speed and consistency you get from fiber optic cables. This could be why Comcast continues to impose monthly caps on downloading and uploading.
Fios is not available in every household. Today around 18 million homes in the US are wired for Fios.
If Fios is not available to you, you’ll have to identify your next best option. I’ve been asked a few times to recommend an alternative ISP. I am endorsing bundled DIRECTV + AT&T U-verse for those of you who live in a city where it’s available. I would personally prefer Verizon Fios for all the reasons listed above, but in my opinion U-verse is a worthy alternative.
To find out if Fios is available for your home right now, follow the link below to Verizon’s sign up page and enter your service address.