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What are folks paying for Verizon?
  • 22201 for 12 December 28, 2012 - 6:11 pm #62240 Reply

    Hi All-

     

    Looking for a reality check on what I am shelling out to Verizon each month.  I currently have:

    1. Verizon Fios TV- bare bones (no HBO, etc)

    2. FIOS internet

    3. Land Line

    4. Two cell phones (mine and my wife’s)

    4a. Fewest minutes possible, unlimited texts, smallest data plan possible.

    We keep an eye on everything to avoid getting whacked with any overage charges and thus have incurred none.

    All this for $279/month.  We get a deal for bundling the billing into one (~10% or something).  How about you folks?

    thx

    brown before green December 29, 2012 - 3:10 pm #62242 Reply

    Tricky question, because you don’t say how many boxes you have (how many TVs are served), and you have your cell phone plans included.  I pay ~$180 for FiOS internet + 3 HDTVs (one with DVD) + land line, and $70 separately for a cell phone plan.

    chipotle_addict December 29, 2012 - 4:32 pm #62243 Reply

    $140/month after all fees and such for FIOS TV/Internet & landline phone service, and $30/month to t-mobile for cellular service.

    For TV, I have just a single box but it is an HD +DVR box, we have “ultimate HD” which has a lot of channels such as showtime but not HBO. The internet service is 15/5 speed which seems to be the maximum available for the condo I live in.

    I’d love to switch to google fiber, but it sounds like it will be a long time or never before they expand into the Arlington area.

    22201 for 12 December 29, 2012 - 9:25 pm #62245 Reply

    Good point. I have one HDTV with a DVR.  Replies thus far suggest consistent pricing if one makes an few estimates re: cell costs.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 11 months ago by  22201 for 12.
    Tabby_TwoTone December 29, 2012 - 9:47 pm #62247 Reply

    $82 to Verizon for cell phone with unlimited data/text/calls.

    $55 to Comcast for basic cable and internet.

    1234 December 30, 2012 - 1:33 pm #62249 Reply

    ~$130 for 15/5 internet and lowest tier FIOS TV with HBO.

    $43 a month with Straight Talk. Unlimited minutes/text/data ;)

    UA December 31, 2012 - 11:43 am #62253 Reply

    $165 for 2 HD/DVRs, 1 HD Non/DVR, Showtime, Cinemax,  fastest internet that they offer, and a land line I don’t have a phone for

    (Side note) I switched it from my name to my Fiances name to save $50 a month and got a $1000 gift card.  After the 2 years are up I will switch it back to my name and do it again.

    GreaterClarendon December 31, 2012 - 12:38 pm #62255 Reply

    We pay about $200/ month for Fios TV (full packages except for HBO, also with 3 HD boxes, 3 SD boxes) and Internet (35/35 speeds).  We don’t use Verizon for home line since we rarely ever use our home phone – actually use MagicJack for ~$40/year – despite cheesy commercials, it works pretty well – and you don’t have to use it with a computer, you can plug it into your router – VOIP.  My Verizon cell plan is $80 for a smartphone with unlimited data, and wife’s ATT plan is $120 unlimited texts and data.

    1234 December 31, 2012 - 6:08 pm #62259 Reply

    $120 for unlimited text and data? Wow… I knew folks in the US overpaid for cell phones, and that’s proof!

    You know there are other options out there that actually use major networks, provide the same coverage, yet they’re much cheaper? Straight Talk uses AT&T or T-Mobile (your choice) and it’s $45 a month.

    Ting is another option, but it uses Sprint, which IMO is much slower and the coverage is spotty.

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