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I've been a Verizon FIOS customer for around  6 years now and my contract has been expired for awhile. My question is that I went  to try to upgrade my services with a 2 year contract and the price they quoted me for the same existing services is $20 dollars more? What the heck? The only reason I really want to upgrade is because of the new Gigabyte service and that's even an additional $30 dollars on top of the extra 20 dollars for a 2 year contract. This is messed up. Comcast is offering a better deal which would save me over $100 dollars not as fast as the gigabyte service but at 200Mbps speeds  VS the 100Mbps I'm getting right now for a hell of a lot less. What's wrong with this picture? Could anyone please shed some insight on this. If not I'm planning on switching ASAP because this is **bleep**!

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@suid wrote:

I've been a Verizon FIOS customer for around  6 years now and my contract has been expired for awhile. My question is that I went  to try to upgrade my services with a 2 year contract and the price they quoted me for the same existing services is $20 dollars more? What the heck? The only reason I really want to upgrade is because of the new Gigabyte service and that's even an additional $30 dollars on top of the extra 20 dollars for a 2 year contract. This is messed up. Comcast is offering a better deal which would save me over $100 dollars not as fast as the gigabyte service but at 200Mbps speeds  VS the 100Mbps I'm getting right now for a hell of a lot less. What's wrong with this picture? Could anyone please shed some insight on this. If not I'm planning on switching ASAP because this is **bleep**!


Unfortunately new customer pricing is better than existing customer pricing. Other companies also do the same thing.

 

you can call 1-800-VERIZON and at the voice prompt say "cancel my services " this will get you to a customer retention rep. They may make a better deal. However in the event they won't I would simply cancel and have a family member or friend sign up as a new customer at your address and then cancel and the new sign up will get you the better pricing.

 

Good Luck 

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Verizon is notorious for ripping off their customers.  In Maryland, attorney generals office fined Verizon for cheating on $300 Rebate.  They won't mail your promised rebate, unless you call in several times.  They need oversight from goverment.   They currently offer $79.95 for Gigabit Internet service for NEW customer, but they charge $191 for the same service for EXISTING CUSTOMER.  For All Existing customers, please cancel the service and sign up 2-3 month later.

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@RIPOFF_SPECIAL wrote:

Verizon is notorious for ripping off their customers.  In Maryland, attorney generals office fined Verizon for cheating on $300 Rebate.  They won't mail your promised rebate, unless you call in several times.  They need oversight from goverment.   They currently offer $79.95 for Gigabit Internet service for NEW customer, but they charge $191 for the same service for EXISTING CUSTOMER.  For All Existing customers, please cancel the service and sign up 2-3 month later.


Actually that is partially incorrect.

i am a present customer and upgraded from 150/150 to gigabyte internet only for $20 more a month. My 150/150 service was $84 with no taxes and a Surcharge. I now pay $104 and the $60 credit never expires. Gigabyte retails for stand alone at $195 but existing customers can get the deals I recommend you visit http://www.dslreports.com 

and look at the Verizon Fios forums.

 

Good Luck

 

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I have a better rip off story.  I left my triple play deal for 4 months last year and decided to return because the phone service offering me a cheaper service actually was actually charging more.   I returned to the triple play deal in January but for the past six months have been paying TWO bills a month for about $50 extra per month.  I first complained in February and have been told about 6 times now the problem would be fixed in two billing cycles.  Now I have received notification I shall be starting a new service at $200 a month: more than double what I was paying last year: no recognition that Verizon owes me a refund.  Changing my verizon email address with my many contacts is a colossal pain but incompetence like this makes Comcast look better and better.  How can all this competition between cable companies be giving us Higher Price?  It makes no sense.

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Neither Verizon or Cable companies care if you leave because they know you will be back a year or two later when your contract ends. Unfortunately in most cases if you want a triple play deal there two options. The phone company or cable company. You can get tv from satellite but you still need Verizon or Cable for internet. 

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Hi wmcnaught,

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My contract is up in 3 most.  Verizon is offering new customers the same package I want for 94.99 but for me its 154.99.  Goodbye Verizon and hello Comcast - heading to the Xfinity store this afternoon.  Funny thing is that when I talked to a Verizon rep I asked if they would rather have 95/mth or nothing - the answer was "nothing".  Ok !

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@Scaplan wrote:

My contract is up in 3 most.  Verizon is offering new customers the same package I want for 94.99 but for me its 154.99.  Goodbye Verizon and hello Comcast - heading to the Xfinity store this afternoon.  Funny thing is that when I talked to a Verizon rep I asked if they would rather have 95/mth or nothing - the answer was "nothing".  Ok !


I would wait to leave if under contract. There are still early termination fees.

comcast will still be there in 3 months. Be proactive not reactive.

 

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You will probably see the same thing happen when your contract with Comcast expires.

This is quite common with service providers.

New customers get a better deal than existing ones.


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