Verizon unpacks ‘cable’ bundle

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Verizon has a new offer to take on the cable industry in the US with its Fios broadband and TV services. The ‘Mix & Match on Fios’ offer enables customers to make their own package from three internet plans and several TV options and promises no annual contracts or extra fees.

The new offer is based on Verizon’s Fios internet service and does not require customers to take a TV subscription. Broadband starts at €39.99 per month for 100 Mbps and is also available at 300 Mbps for $59.99 or 1 Gbps for $79.99. The first two plans cost an extra $15 per month for the router. With the top plan, customers get the new Fios Home Router with WiFi 6 included and a $100 Visa Prepaid Card.

All the internet plans come with one year free Disney+. Customers can also choose to add YouTube TV at $49.99 per month, with the first month offered free, or assemble a Fios TV package.

The basic Fios TV package costs $50 per month plus $12 per month for the set-top box. This includes the basic networks ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, Telemundo and Univision as well as a customised package of over 125 channels based on the customer’s choice of five other channels from a list of nearly 200 available. This can be upgraded to ‘More Fios TV’, offering over 300 channels and a set-top box included for $70, or ‘Most Fios TV’ with more than 425 channels, a set-top box and discounted DVR service for $90.

New subscribers can ‘test drive’ the offer at $50 per month and receive all the channels on offer for 60 days. Verizon will then recommend the best package based on viewing.


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