So I tried the Comcast “call up and demand a better offer” trick and it failed miserably, even after I told them I was going to go with Verizon FiOS, so it’s time for me to move onto bigger and better things. Verizon just did a huge push of installing fiber in our neighborhood so I think it’s about time to let them capitalize on their capital improvements!
Unlike Comcast, Verizon doesn’t have any “trade the dish” or other strange promotional offer but they do have a little promotion plus very competitive pricing on their plans. For the latest and greatest, check this out for Verizon promo codes . The promotion on the site says “Your first month FREE, $29.99/mo. for months 2-7 (up to 5 mos.), plus a $20 Target gift card.” Everything except the $20 gift card is pretty standard and available all the time.
Fast Plan: 5Mpbs down/ 2 up + FiOSTV for 1 month of Internet free, $10 off months 2 – 7, then $87.98 a month afterwards for 8 – 12. It works out to be $75.65 a month for the first year.
Faster Plan: 15Mpbs down/ 2 up + FiOSTV for 1 month of Internet free, $10 off months 2 – 7, then $97.98 a month afterwards for 8 – 12. It works out to be $84.82 a month for the first year.
There are additional costs, such as a $19.99 activation fee ($10 off the $29.99 regular fee, but that’s offset by the $20 Target gift card) and monthly equipment rental fees for the HD DVR or HD cable boxes, but that’s all pretty typical I think. We’re getting a HD DVR ($16/mo)and a regular HD cable box ($10/mo).
Considering right now I’m paying around $65 for Comcast Internet (their price after the initial promotion ends), this is a pretty good deal for me to add television service and High Definition channels now that I have a TV to support it.
Lastly, I just signed up a few minutes ago and the next available install is January 24th!