Comparing Internet providers before choosing which one to go with is an important step in the buying process. While Verizon FiOS has a limited availability area, especially in comparison to the Time Warner service area, many consumers want a side-by-side comparisons of what each plan has to offer for the price, to determine the best choice for their needs and budget.
Promotional Offers and Pricing
The basic Triple Play Bundle includes 200+ channels with 50+ available in HD. It is possible to upgrade to a more expensive service tier to get more total channels, as well as more HD options. On Demand services are included with all service tiers.
The basic Triple Play Bundle includes speeds up to 15/5 Mbps. It is possible to upgrade to a more expensive service tier to get faster speeds.
FiOS Phone Service
The FiOS phone service includes unlimited long distance calling, anywhere in the United States. Calls to Canada and Puerto Rico are not included.
Time Warner Cable
Promotional Offers and Pricing
Which do You Prefer? Verizon FiOS or Time Warner Cable
The Time Warner Triple Play Bundle includes more than 150 channels, with 28 of them available in HD. The Digital TV service also includes exclusive services such as Start Over (the ability to start a show from the beginning, even if you missed it) and Look Back (the ability to go back 72 hours to see a show you may have missed, even if you did not DVR it.)
The standard Internet speed included with the Triple Play is 10 Mbps/512Kbps. There is mention of a Turbo upgrade for six months, but no clarification as to how much of a speed increase this provides.
In terms of what the service has to offer, Verizon FiOS offers more for your money. Not only do you get faster Internet speeds, but you get access to more channels, and more on-demand content with your subscription to the service. You’ll even save $5 a month, but you are expected to sign a service contract of two years, as compared to only a year with Time Warner. Time Warner also has a leg up by offering a free DVR with their bundle.
In terms of availability, Time Warner wins, simply because the FiOS network has not expanded to its full potential at this point. As the network continues to grow, Time Warner may have to sweeten the deal to sway consumers to choose them.
However, for people who live in an area where the FiOS service has yet to reach, this offers a comparable plan.
If you need to make a lot of calls to Canada, or Puerto Rico, Time Warner’s plan includes this, whereas the Verizon FiOS plan only covers unlimited national calling.
The services mentioned in this article compare Verizon FiOS vs. Time Warner Cable in NYC, and deals may vary depending on where you live. We encourage you to take a look at the service offerings in your local area to see current promotions available to you. Deals are constantly changing as the companies to compete to win your consumer dollar. While we do our best to keep the information current, pricing is subject to change without notice.