Verizon High Speed Internet vs CenturyLink: Extra Fees and Contracts
Verizon High Speed Internet does not charge a fee for self-installation.
Verizon High Speed Internet waives the activation fee for customers who order online or purchase select bundles.
CenturyLink customers can request a self-installation kit that at no extra charge when they sign up for an internet plan.
The self-install kit includes access to the technical support team, a modem, activation letter, installation instructions, and the cables necessary to connect your equipment. You can opt for a professional installation by a CenturyLink technician, which will add a one-time fee of up to $125 to your first bill.
Contracts, Equipment Fees & Fine Print
Verizon High Speed Internet’s plans do not require you to sign a contract, which means that you won’t be subject to early termination fees and can cancel your service at any time.
Verizon High Speed Internet customers who do opt for a contracted agreement and cancel early will face early termination fees of up to $350. Modem charges vary depending on the plan you choose, but most internet plans charge a one-time modem purchase of $29.99.
Select CenturyLink plans are available without a contract, like its Price for Life internet plan, which locks in your rate at the time of activation without a contract.
If you do sign up for a contract and cancel early, CenturyLink requires you to pay monthly early termination fees for the remainder of your agreement. Regarding CenturyLink equipment, customers can opt to use a CenturyLink-compatible modem with their service. Alternatively, you can rent one for $15/month or purchase one for a one-time fee of $200.
Verizon High Speed Internet offers unlimited data, which means that you can access the internet as much as you want without paying overage charges.
Select CenturyLink internet plans have no data caps. Most of CenturyLink’s plans have a 1 TB limit with the option to purchase an additional 50 GB for $10.