Verizon Offers 'Quadruple Play' Discounts
Finally begins offering discounts for bundling wireless with DSL, FiOS
Last summer Verizon hinted
that they were gearing up to offer discounts for bundling wireless service with TV, DSL or FiOS (they currently only offer wireless users one bill). Today Verizon announced
that those bundles had arrived -- at least for consumers in their Northeast and Mid-Atlantic markets. According to big red, they're offering a new $134.99 "quadruple play" price for FiOS users who bundle FiOS, FiOS TV, home voice service and wireless service. DSL customers can pay $124.99 for a similar DirecTV bundle. Two example bundles:
The basic Verizon quad-play FiOS bundle consists of the national Verizon Wireless calling plan of 450 minutes, Freedom Essentials voice service, FiOS Internet service with downstream/upstream connection speeds of up to 15/5 Mbps and FiOS TV Essentials service for $134.99 per month with a one-year agreement.
For customers served by Verizon's copper network, the lead quad-play bundle consists of the national Verizon Wireless calling plan of 450 minutes, a Freedom Essentials calling plan, HSI service with downstream connection of up to 3 Mbps and the DIRECTV® PLUS DVRÔ package for $124.99 per month. A one-year Verizon commitment and a two-year DIRECTV commitment with hardware lease are required with these bundles.
Users can mix and match their discounts with faster or slower speeds. For instance, wireless users on 450 minute plans can also bundle 1 Mbps DSL, home phone and DirecTV's basic "Choice" tier for $115 a month. "Simply put, the larger your plan -- in terms of Internet speed and TV content -- the greater the savings," Verizon spokesman Robert Elek tells us. "The lesser the speed of your Internet, the lower the annual savings," he says.
Maybe we're missing it, but we don't see what for many would be the more enticing double play discount bundle of wireless and DSL or FiOS. Your thoughts on the new offers?Update
: We spoke to Verizon, who tells us there is
a DSL and wireless double play, but no FiOS and wireless double play, something the company says was a "strategic decision for now."
| |mrkevinKnowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.Premium
Re: No double play of landline & wireless?
said by FFH5:Let's not forget, not too long ago they were encouraging people to dump their land line.
Of course, the way Verizon is dumping copper landlines, they might not want to encourage people to keep them.
»Verizon: Cut Your Landline To Save Money
I guess they only want customers out of their area to dump them.
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Re: .... Price and customer-service incompetence are probably the two biggest reasons people leave VZ.
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Re: 115$ for 1 meg and tv
said by 33358088:That's 450 minute plans bundled with 1 Mbps DSL, home phone and DirecTV's basic "Choice" tier for $115 a month.
give me 5 meg unlimited at 30$ ISD and i can do it all myself
Which is a very good deal. My girlfriend pays around $70 for just 768kbs DSL and home phone service.. Verizon wireless is $40 and the plan also has DirecTV basic. $115 a month is a good deal for all that.