on 01-17-201211:49 AM - last edited on 01-17-201201:22 PM by ElizabethS
I have the 150Mbps internet service and I have tried and tried to add TV service to it, but it seems like Verizon really doesn't want me to do this.
I looked at the channel lineups and the channels we want are in the "Extreme HD" package, which has a standalone price of $75/mo.
For example, if you have the FIOS 25/25 service for $75/month, you can add FIOS Extreme HD for $15/mo more.
If you have the FIOS 150 service like I do, adding the same TV package is $75/mo more!
To be fair, everybody I talk to seems to understand that this is crazy and not going to happen. (By the time you add HD DVR rental and taxes etc you are well over $300/mo. TV is simply not worth $100+/mo to us.) So they all tell me the same thing: downgrade your Internet to 25/25 or 35/35 and get a bundle. Basically, Verizon is begging me to pay you less money for more services. (And let's face it, the change in my actual Internet usage between 35 and 150 would be very low, whereas the amount of TV we consume is very high, so this absolutely is Verizon asking me to pay half as much and use a lot more service/bandwidth/etc.)
So, please add a FIOS HD Extreme / 150 Internet bundle for $209.99/mo. Good for you, good for me, everybody wins.
I can't even explain how much more I'd rather get TV from you than Comcast, but they're half the price for the channels we want. So after I hit "Post" on this, I have to call them. But even their price is more than we want to pay for the amount of TV we watch, so if you fix this, we'll switch the next day. Friends don't let friends use Comcast. Please, Verizon, be my friend.