Verizon typically tries to offer a super low bundle price to get new customers. The low bundle rate usually includes a monthly discount that only lasts for the promotional period. Make sure you know what that is before signing up for a bundle. Of course if you're not happy with the normal bundle price, you can always shop around for an offer from a competing provider.
This is a great lead offer from Verizon. It includes the popular Preferred HD TV package and the super reliable 150/150Mbps Internet package and of course home phone with unlimited local and long distance. Bundle price includes no annual contract.
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There are some advantages to signing a longer term contract. Currently Verizon's bundle offers are available with a 2-year contract which guarantees your bundle discount for the full two years. If you there's a chance you may move (outside of Verizon's service area) within the contract period that you should probably not opt for the contract since the early termination fee can be steep.
It's common to see the bundle discount increase as you add more services. For example sometimes you can add phone service to a TV+internet bundle and pay next to nothing more. It may be possible to get a further discount by combing a home service bundle with your existing mobile plan (if you use Verizon Wireless).
Keep in mind that the advertised bundle rate is not going to be the total amount on your monthly bill, there a number of other charges that you should consider before going with the latest offer you come across.
While Verizon offers numerous Fios internet plans and numerous TV packages, not all combinations are eligible for the promotional goodies like extra bundle savings and prepaid cards. The table below outlines which combos currently featured for a bundle promo.
|Internet Plan||TV Plan||Voice Plan||Featured|
|25/25 Mbps||Select HD||Per Minute|
|25/25 Mbps||Select HD||Unlimited|
|25/25 Mbps||Preferred HD||Per Minute|
|25/25 Mbps||Preferred HD||Unlimited|
|25/25 Mbps||Extreme HD||Per Minute|
|25/25 Mbps||Extreme HD||Unlimited|
|25/25 Mbps||Ultimate HD||Per Minute|
|25/25 Mbps||Ultimate HD||Unlimited|
|50/50 Mbps||Select HD||Per Minute|
|50/50 Mbps||Select HD||Unlimited|
|50/50 Mbps||Preferred HD||Per Minute|
|50/50 Mbps||Preferred HD||Unlimited|
|50/50 Mbps||Extreme HD||Per Minute|
|50/50 Mbps||Extreme HD||Unlimited|
|50/50 Mbps||Ultimate HD||Per Minute|
|50/50 Mbps||Ultimate HD||Unlimited|
|75/75 Mbps||Select HD||Per Minute|
|75/75 Mbps||Select HD||Unlimited|
|75/75 Mbps||Preferred HD||Per Minute|
|75/75 Mbps||Preferred HD||Unlimited|
|75/75 Mbps||Extreme HD||Per Minute|
|75/75 Mbps||Extreme HD||Unlimited|
|75/75 Mbps||Ultimate HD||Per Minute|
|75/75 Mbps||Ultimate HD||Unlimited|
|150/150 Mbps||Select HD||Per Minute|
|150/150 Mbps||Select HD||Unlimited|
|150/150 Mbps||Preferred HD||Per Minute|
|150/150 Mbps||Preferred HD||Unlimited|
|150/150 Mbps||Extreme HD||Per Minute|
|150/150 Mbps||Extreme HD||Unlimited|
|150/150 Mbps||Ultimate HD||Per Minute|
|150/150 Mbps||Ultimate HD||Unlimited|
After the promotional period ends the extra discount will stop, but the discounted bundle rate will not. Once your promotional period ends, it's a good idea to monitor your bill closely. The bundled rate is no longer guaranteed and price plan increases have typically occurred every 1-2 years. If the bill becomes too much of burden, look into downgrading one or more of your services. Since the plans themselves change every so often (i.e. bandwidth speeds keep inching up) you may be able to switch to a less expensive plan that's not much different from your current one.
If you're bill doesn't seem manageable and your thinking about switching to a different provider, we recommend calling Verizon's customer service. A lot of times when you call to cancel, they will offer a special rate or discount to keep you as a customer. Just be prepared to actually go through the hassle of switching before making that call in case they don't offer any incentives.