Verizon Joins Comcast, HBO in Offering $50 HBO, Broadband Bundle
by Karl Bode 05:41PM Wednesday Apr 16 2014 Tipped by Darknessfall
In recent months, both AT&T
have started offering consumers a $40 to $50 bundle that includes 18-25 Mbps broadband, twenty or so basic cable channels and HBO. The catch? The introductory price balloons quickly after six months to a year, and doesn't include a myriad of fees (or the cost of HD content or DVR rental).
Not to be outdone Verizon has joined the not-quite-a-deal HBO bundle festivities. DSLReports reader Darknessfall
directs our attention to the Verizon website
, where Verizon is offering 50 Mbps broadband, HBO or
Showtime, and an assortment of basic cable for $50, or $75 for a broader selection of cable TV content.
According to the fine print, the $50 package jumps to $73 a month after twelve months, and then to normal rates after 24 months. The $75 package jumps to $122 after twelve months and normal rates after 24 months. Again, neither includes the cost of DVR rentals, HD content or the bevy of assorted fees Verizon will add below the line.
While Verizon would probably like people to think this is a song being sung to cord cutters, like the AT&T and Comcast offers these really are aimed at luring new customers, then upselling them as soon as they're in the door.