November 9, 2015 Jessica Sims

Verizon Fios Deals: New Bundles & Triple Plays From $50/month

Updated November 8th, 2015: Verizon is currently several good offers, but 2 really stand out. The first is the Fios Triple Play, which includes Fios internet 50/50, Custom TV, and home phone for just $79.99 /mo with no contract. If you decide to get a contract on the Triple Play you’ll get movie channels included for a year and you maybe eligible for a $400 gift card. The second deal (better if you don’t use home phone) is, Fios Internet 50/50 with local TV and HBO included. This deal starts at $50/month for the first year. The cool part is that if you do get a 2 year agreement, then you get both HBO and Showtime included. Full details below.

Fios by Verizon LogoFor years, I’ve been writing about Verizon Fios, but there is a backstory as to why I love them. A few years ago, when a techie friend encouraged me to switch to Verizon Fios when he first saw the trucks in my neighborhood.

At the time, I thought all internet service providers were the same, but as he pointed out Verizon Fios is different because Fios is short for “Fiber Optics.”

He explained that because Verizon runs a fiber optic connection directly to your house, (instead of old coaxial lines that were designed for TVs of decades past), you not only get faster internet, but better HD TV quality.

This type of connection is known as a Fiber to the Home (FTTH) connection and it piqued my interested because Fios was running incredible offers in order to gain market share from the aging cable companies.

After a bit of deliberation, I finally scheduled an appointment and made the leap, thinking the deals they were offering couldn’t last.

That was almost 6 years ago and I can honestly say it’s the best service I’ve ever had.

Fast forward to today and Fios is once again running aggressive promotions to continue to attract new customers.

Below are some of the better deals we’ve seen over the years, especially the triple play bundle.

1. Fios Triple Play Bundle — $79.99/mo + $400 Gift Card

Fios Triple Play Deal Screenshot

Fios Triple Play Deal Screenshot

This Fios Triple Play includes, Fios Custom HD TV, 50/50mbps internet, and Fios home phone all for $79.99 a month the first year and $99/mo the 2nd year.

This plan is available with an without a contract.

If you decide to get a contract, on this triple play deal, you’ll also be eligible for a $400 gift card and you’ll get premium movie channels for 1 year included, but if contracts and movie channels aren’t your thing then this is still a pretty good deal.

This Fios Triple Play at a glance:

  • 50/50mbps Internet allowing your to enjoy all of your online content and videos blazing fast.
  • Crystal clear Fios TV with your choice of 2 channel packs including up to 46 in HD.
  • Unlimited local and long distance calling to Canada and Puerto Rico, along with all the home phone features you’d expect at  no extra charge.
  • $400 Giftcard (w/ 2-year contract)
  • All Premium Channels no charge for 1 year (w/ 2-year contract)

Overall, this Triple Play is a great option for families who love watching premium movie channels and still want all of the benefits of a fiber-to-the-home connection. That said if you have lots of devices or lots of heavy internet users in your household, you may want to upgrade your internet connection to a faster plan. (Right now, the best bundle with faster internet is their $99/mo triple play, which includes 100/100 internet and two channel packages.)

Check if Fios is available in your area here.

2. Fios 50/50 Internet + Local TV + HBO or Showtime — $50/mo

Fios Double Play Deal Screenshot

Fios Double Play Deal Screenshot

If you just want local Fios TV and fiber optic internet, then this bundle deal is a solid starting point.

It included ultra-fast Fios 50/50mbps Internet, local TV channels, and HBO  included with no long term contract.

The pricing on this one is simple without a contract. It is $50/mo plus taxes and equipment but HBO is only included for 1 year.

If you decide to sign a 2 year agreement, you’ll get both HBO and Showtime for 2 years, but pricing changes a bit. It is $50/mo the first year, and $70/mo the 2nd year.

Regardless of what pricing plan you go with, the good part about this deal is that with the 50/50 internet, you’ll easily be able to stream all of your online movies from Netflix, Hulu, or Youtube without waiting for it to buffer and you’ll have HBO or Showtime to watch anywhere.

Overall this entry level plan is ideal for families who don’t watch a lot of TV but are really interested in the premium channels and the benefits of a fiber to the home connection.

Just for reference, the double play deal with 100/100mbps internet may be a better bet depending on what you’re looking for as it includes 2 custom TV channel packs.

Check if Fios is available in your area here.

Why Fios’s TV is Faster and Clearer

Fios TV + Internet $50+

Fios Triple Play $79.99+

Verizon Fios deals updated 21 hours ago.

Having worked in the broadband industry since 2004, it’s been incredible to watch how the different companies market their products.

Years ago, people tough Verizon was crazy to invest in building fiber optic networks to consumers homes.

They thought Verizon had gone insane.

The critics said that consumers would never want speeds faster than 100mbps, saying there would be no use for it.

Fast forward to today and now many of the DSL and cable companies are trying to play catch up to the speeds Verizon Fios able to deliver.

The only problem is, they don’t have the fiber network Fios has built so instead they’ve spent lots of money on rebranding their services with sexy names like Comcast Xfinity to make customers think they’ve created their own fiber optic network, when really it is just a hybrid network.

While these rebranding efforts may do something for their image, smart customers realize there is a difference between “new and improved packaging” and a real fiber optic connection.

Because in today’s world cable and DSL just can’t compete with the speed and reliability of a direct, fiber to the home (FTTH) connection.

(related: Verizon Fios vs Comcast Xfinity)

Checklist: Who is Fios Perfect For?

Since first getting Fios I’ve personally recommended it to everyone in my family. (They’ve been expanding in my hometown where some of my family lives.)

Over this time, I’ve come up with a sort of “checklist” to help people decide if they’ll like Fios.

That said, I recommend Fios for you if you or anyone in your household fall into any of these categories:

  • Avid online gamer — Fiber optics offer lower latency, allowing gamers to beat other players because they have a faster connection.
  • Works from home — For people that work from home a solid reliable internet connection is key.
  • Watches a lot of Netflix, Hulu, HBO Go, or Youtube — Each of these services use a lot of bandwidth and because Fios doesn’t have a data cap (unlike Comcast) you’ll be able to watch them all you want without paying more for internet every month.
  • Avid TV Watchers — People who watch a lot of TV have grown accustom to the “delay” between changing channels. With Fios, it’s gone.

All of this in mind, you need to remember that as with most things in life, you get what you pay for. Fios can be a little more expensive than other providers, but that is because their fiber optic network offers a superior service.

Fios’ Biggest Problem: Availability

Fios Availability Map from

Rough map of Fios availability, make sure to use the official tool to see if you can get service.

The biggest problem I’ve encountered in recommending Fios so widely is that it’s hard to know if the person you’re talking to can get access to it.

While there are some maps that show general availability, like the one below, it’s impossible to know if you can get Fios unless you use their availability tool on their website.

Click Here to Check if Fios is Available at Your Home

Bundle Shopping Tips

After looking at the Fios promotions over the years, here are some tips on getting the best monthly price:

  • Always sign up for service via the website instead of “resellers” because if you call in to get the deal or use a reseller they’ll often charge you $50 in activation or you can have hard-to-correct errors in your monthly bill.
  • Verizon often runs incentives such as giftcards, laptops, or TVs if you sign up for a contract vs going without a contract. This may be a good move if you don’t think you’ll be moving.
  • Look for the difference between first month vs later months. Depending on the deal sometimes it may go up.

How to Get These Bundle Deals:

Navigating Verizon’s website can be pretty confusing, so if you want these deals here is the easiest way to get them.

  1. Visit the Verizon Fios Site
  2. Click check availability and enter your address.
  3. Customize the the bundle or triple play to suit your needs.

Also for your reference here is the disclaimer for the deals listed above. Make sure to read this if you are trying to get the gift card.


Visa Prepaid Card: $400 via Verizon Visa Prepaid Card issued by MetaBank®, member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. Use anywhere Visa debit cards are accepted. Must have service for 60 days with no past-due balance. Card mailed within 90 days of install date. Other card terms and conditions apply. Offer ends 1/16/16.

Bundles Offer: Limited-time online offer for new Fios TV and Internet residential customers subscribing to a Fios Triple Play bundle with Fios TV, Fios Internet, and Verizon Freedom® Essentials or Fios Digital Voice (FDV). Bundle promo rates provided via monthly bill credits. Beginning month 25 standard rates apply. Min. $30/mo. Fios equipment package (incl. router, STB, and DVR fees) required. Premium movie package discount applied via bill credit for 12 months; beginning month 13 standard programming rates apply. 2-year agreement required. Beginning day 15, up to $350 ETF applies. Up to $150 set-up charge, $4.99/mo. Regional Sports Network Fee, $1.99/mo. Broadcast Fee,  $0.99/mo. FDV Admin Fee, & other fees, taxes, equipment charges & terms may apply. Subject to credit approval & may require a deposit. Fios available in select areas. Actual speeds may vary. Backup battery available for Fios voice services & E911 (but not data or video).

Bundles with Custom TV: Two Channel Packs included, $10/mo. more per each additional Channel Pack. Custom TV Channel Packs require a minimum 30-day billing period. Channels included in each Channel Pack cannot be modified. © 2015 Verizon.

Share Your Fios Experience

Have you used Fios? If so, share your experience in the comments below. We’d love to hear what you’ve thought and your review of their service.

Last Updated: November 8th, 2015

3 comments on “Verizon Fios Deals: New Bundles & Triple Plays From $50/month”

  1. Darryl Dixon says:

    Why is Fios only available in certain areas? What is the problem with its availability?

    • Jeannie Barry says:

      They have to install fiber optic networks to provide Fios service. In rural and other smaller service areas it is too expensive to make it practical. Every resident would need to subscribe to their service (and not a competitor’s) to make it profitable, and that is unlikely to happen. People are locked into two-year contracts with Comcast, Dish, etc and won’t switch. It would take too many years to recoup the cost of installing fiber optics.

  2. Rick Grimes says:

    If Verizon wasn’t blocked by what are essentially legally enforced monopolies, the other main issue is it costs a lot of money to install fiber to a home. They don’t start making money until you’ve had fios for a decade or more.

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