Verizon Fios Overview
While more companies are beginning to offer fiber to the home services, Verizon started offering true fiber to the home service in 2005 and to this day is still one of the largest fiber providers in the United States.
On this page you'll find the latest Verizon Fios promotions along with things to think about when shopping for internet or bundled services.
What to Look For When Comparing Deals
When evaluating the Fios deals above, these are the top things we think you should consider.
1) What services do you need?
When it comes down to it, most internet providers want you to buy home phone, TV, and internet all together so they offer the best deals on their "Triple Play" plans that include all three services.
But, just because they offer the best deals on these services doesn't mean that they are always the best fit for you and your family.
Our advice at BroadbandNow is to only buy the services that you know you'll use.
If your family mainly uses their cell phones instead of a home phone, don't sign up for a plan that includes home phone.
Similarly, if you stream the majority of your TV shows via online services, then you may not need to sign up for TV service.
Signing up for only the services that you know you'll use is the easiest way to save money on your cable or internet bill.
2) To Bundle or Not to Bundle
As mentioned before, bundling services together can be a great way to save money off of the base price, but consider all the factors including the agreement length, any incentives such as gift cards, and what the price will be after the promotional period.
We do our best to collect all of that information above, but always make sure to verify it directly with the provider.
3) Agreement vs No Agreement
Agreements can be great for both consumers and large companies, if you aren only going to get one service such as internet access or if you don't know if you'll be moving in the next 12 to 24 months, then choosing a plan without an agreement may be a better fit for your needs.
If you do choose a plan with an agreement, make sure to pay attention to the terms of the early termination fee or ETF, as this comes back to bite some consumers.
If you don't see any plans above without agreements, check out Fios' website directly as sometimes they offer plans with no agreements that we don't collect because they're more expensive than ones with agreements.
4) Verify the Price at Checkout
As with all internet service providers, you're going to want to make sure you pay attention to the price that you pay at check out.
Generally advertised price points are the lowest you'll pay with specific options, so if you are adding HD TV, additional equipment such as cable boxes or DVRs, then verify the price when you get the end of the checkout process.
We do our best to collect the latest plans, but always verify the final price you'll pay directly with the provider. This will keep you from getting any surprises when you bill or credit card statement arrives.
Verizon Fios Customer Reviews
As a general rule, internet service providers aren't know for their high customer satisfaction ratings. That said, Verizon Fios actually scores pretty well based on real IP verified customer ratings.
To date, we've asked 17,354 Verizon Fios users if they would recommend Fios to a friend. So far, 61.7% of them said they would recommend their service to a friend.
The Technology Behind Verizon Fios: Fiber Optics
One of the biggest benefits of going with Fios is the speed and reliability that fiber optic connections offer. Fios is a full fiber-to-the-home network that runs a direct fiber optic connection to your house. This is the best type of connection for most consumers, but unfortunately it isn't available in all areas.
Fios has limited availability (see the Fios availability map here
) but mainly offers service in 9 states including New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and six other states.