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Verizon Offers 'Quadruple Play' Discounts
Finally begins offering discounts for bundling wireless with DSL, FiOS
by Karl Bode 12:24PM Monday Oct 19 2009
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:
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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."

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FFH5
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No double play of landline & wireless?

I'm surprised their is no landline/wireless double play offered for non-Fios areas. Many people still maintain a landline for safety/emergencies and cell phones for all other calls. A nice discount there would convince a lot of people to keep the Verizon landline and stay with Verizon Wireless.

Of course, the way Verizon is dumping copper landlines, they might not want to encourage people to keep them.
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mrkevin
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Re: No double play of landline & wireless?

said by FFH5:

Of course, the way Verizon is dumping copper landlines, they might not want to encourage people to keep them.
Let's not forget, not too long ago they were encouraging people to dump their land line.
»Verizon: Cut Your Landline To Save Money

I guess they only want customers out of their area to dump them.
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glinc

join:2009-04-07
New York, NY

....

just wondering if I can get any type of bundle from my family plan.

Geminimind
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Sacramento, CA

Re: ....

I left vz because of the price

funchords
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Re: ....

said by Geminimind:

I left vz because of the price
Price and customer-service incompetence are probably the two biggest reasons people leave VZ.
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jjeffeory

join:2002-12-04
USA

Re: ....

It's why we left VZ.

cableties
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Their billing was a joke and more frustrating than having 3 of 4 impacted wisdom teeth pulled by a one-handed, deaf dentist.

Their customer service, though, was good (Fios group).

Their sales should be shot. With bb guns. In the eye. After the the one-armed, deaf dentist has a whack at their molars...


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glinc

join:2009-04-07
New York, NY
I would if there was better service on other carriers in my area. I'm paying about $190/month for 5 lines on family plan and my fiostv/internet about $120 and I only get 1yr of HBO free.

funchords
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Strategic Decision

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."
Translation: nobody here really knows why ...
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R4M0N
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join:2000-10-04
Glen Allen, VA

I just need one thing

Wireless / FIOS bundle and discount... If I could get that, I'd be set... Until then I'm keeping cable for internet and Verizon for my wireless service.

I have no need or desire for anything else.
iansltx

join:2007-02-19
Austin, TX
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Calculations

When you break out the 450-minute plan ($40) you get $95 per month for phone + TV + internet on the FiOS package, $85 per month on the 3 Mbps DSL package, $75 per month on the 1 Mbps package.

That's a little better on the low end than their triple-play-only deal, and MUCH better on the high end than their entry-level triple play, as far as I can tell anyway. By "MUCH" better I mean you get an additional $15 discount for bundling wireless into the mix.

Still sucks when the only services you can get from Verizon are landline and wireless. I'd sign up for 3 Mbps DSL in a heartbeat if they had it here at home in Texas, but they don't have DSL of any sort...
33358088
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115$ for 1 meg and tv

CRAZYT BULLSHIT

give me 5 meg unlimited at 30$ ISD and i can do it all myself

aaronwt
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join:2004-11-07
Woodbridge, VA

Re: 115$ for 1 meg and tv

said by 33358088:

CRAZYT BULLSHIT

give me 5 meg unlimited at 30$ ISD and i can do it all myself
That's 450 minute plans bundled with 1 Mbps DSL, home phone and DirecTV's basic "Choice" tier for $115 a month.

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.

brooklynman4

join:2004-09-07
Brewster, NY

Re: 115$ for 1 meg and tv

Dont forget that big contract you have to sign .
Expand your moderator at work
herbz3

join:2005-07-14
Somerset, NJ

Where are you Fios :'(

GOD D***IT WHERE ARE YOU FIOS?! :'(

(goes and cries in a corner)

Bill Neilson
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join:2009-07-08
Arlington, VA

Re: Where are you Fios :'(

I feel your pain

We are waiting for it as they build around us.

They can't give us an ETA but we think it is later next year

Ugh....

Packeteers
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join:2005-06-18
Forest Hills, NY
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DSL and wireless double play

anyone know what this will be exactly?
I have Verizon 3mb DSL and MagicJack.
I'd consider getting a cellphone if the
bundle is cheap enough.

ajc18
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join:2000-05-06
Mount Kisco, NY

Can I re-up early to get the bundle?

I'm a happy happy happy FiOS triple play customer. Right now I'm using AT&T for our wireless phones, but I'd consider switching those to VZ if there were some serious savings involved. Would VZ allow replacing my existing triple play contract with a quadruple play contract?

Whatever it takes to save money, right? I was even thinking of switching to Wal-Mart Wireless (tm) just to save a few pennies. This would be better.
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