Verizon Communications Inc. is eliminating traditional cable bundles making it easier for households to switch video packages in the hopes they won’t cut the cord entirely.
The company unveiled a new way to provide Internet and TV with Mix & Match on Fios. The company's customers can now mix Internet and TV plans to match their needs, with Fios Internet options starting at $39.99 per month.
“Customers have been loud and clear about their frustrations with cable, and we’ve listened. As a result, we’re transforming our approach to Internet and TV offers by giving customers more choices and more transparency,” says Frank Boulben, Senior Vice President of Consumer Marketing and Products at Verizon. “Customers are tired of having to buy a bundle with services they don’t want to get the best rates, and then discover that those rates didn’t include extra fees and surcharges. We’re putting an end to the traditional bundle contract and putting customers in control.”
Under the new pricing plans, Verizon will sell three tiers of internet speeds, ranging from $55 to $80 a month, including router costs. There are several packages of cable-TV channels, starting at $50 a month, plus $12 per set-top box. The company will also sell the YouTube TV streaming service, which costs $50 a month.
Verizon offers three options to choose from - 100 Mbps, 300 Mbps and Gigabit Connection. For new subscribers who choose Gigabit, the brand new Fios Home Router featuring WiFi 6 technology is included, and you’ll be eligible for a $100 Visa Prepaid Card. Plus, get a year of Disney+ on us when you sign up for any Internet plan.
Stream away with YouTube TV, offered free for the first month or choose five Fios TV channels from almost 200 available networks. No matter what channels you choose, you’ll still get the major broadcast networks you want, like ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, Telemundo and Univision.
And if you want additional channels, more Fios TV gives you more than 300 channels, including more live sports, news, movies, and original entertainment. For new subscribers, this comes with a set top box on us.
Most Fios TV offers more than 425 channels, including a wide selection of live sports and some premium movie channels. For new subscribers,The Most Fios TV option includes a set top box and discounted DVR service.
Verizon also allows you to test drive all the channels the company offers for 60 days and, based on your household’s actual viewership, the company will recommend which plan is right for you.