September 25, 2014 Jessica Sims
Verizon FiOS vs Time Warner Cable – Which One is Right For You?

Verizon FiOS vs Time Warner Cable – Which One is Right For You?

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.

Verizon FiOS

Promotional Offers and Pricing

Verizon FiOS TV, internet, and home phone deals updated 5 hours ago.
Verizon FiOS Triple Play Bundle is being offered for (view current offer) plus applicable taxes and fees.  Triple Play bundles are usually available with a two year price lock guarantee, if the customer agrees to sign an agreement. Ordering online and agreeing to a service contract gets you an additional $5/month in savings, along with an activation fee waiver, and wireless router included at no extra charge.

HD Channels

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.

Internet Speeds

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

As of April 2012, the Time Warner Cable Triple Play Bundle is being offered at $89.99 plus applicable taxes and fees for a period of 12 months. It also includes a turbo Internet speed upgrade for the first 6 months of the contract, free installation, and a free HD DVR. When customers order new Triple Play service, they are also eligible to receive $150 cash back.

 HD Channels

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.)

 Internet Speeds

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.

Who Wins?

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.

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