Verizon is finally adjusting prices for its high-speed fiber-optic TV and Internet package, after being long in controversy for the same. Named as – FiOS, so the users can now sign up on a month-to-month basis, without a contract needed.
The service, which bundles cable television, broadband Internet and home telephone, will cost $99 per month before taxes, and the price is good for one year. Before the pricing change, FiOS customers had to pay a $20-per-month premium to subscribe to the service without a contract, but the company is offering extra flexibility to users not interested in committing to a two-year contract.
In Los Angeles, FiOS is limited to areas where Verizon is the main phone-service provider, largely the West Side and the South Bay, as well as some parts of the Valley. Interested customers can check for availability at the Verizon website.
Verizon says it is also expanding its “Worry-Free Guarantee” program, launched already in Florida and Pennsylvania, in which customers signing a two-year contract can cancel their service within the first 30 days with no termination fee. Signing a two-year deal also locks in the price for two years, says Verizon.
The Worry-Free Guarantee now covers new bundled customers in California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Virginia and the District of Columbia markets where FiOS is offered. The month-to-month option is available in those states, plus the FiOS markets of Indiana, Oregon, South Carolina and Washington, which are in the process of being shifted to Frontier Communications.
New customers will also receive EPIX or the FiOS TV Movie Package, which features more than 40 channels including Showtime, Starz, The Movie Channel, Encore and Flix, for free for a year with a triple-play bundle and free for three months with a double-play bundle. This matches the current FiOS TV Movie Package offer for new term-contract customers.