Moved to an area with Fios and decided to check it out. Right now I pay $109.99 a month for 2 HD DVR'S and whole home with the Choice Extra Package. And this is with no specials or discounts. Have had same package for 4 years, plus and minus there package name changes.
I am also getting Fios internet already for $56 a month with no specials or discounts. So it is about $166 per month.
So with the Fios Double play it would be only $131.20 with credits and discounts. And thats with internet that I already get and for 1 dvr that I have to pay an extra $19.99 for and 1 SD receiver and Prime HD which has less Channels than Choice Extra Package. So after speaking to another VZW rep I got them to give me the total after all discounts run out and how much to add an additional DVR and it came out to over $200 a month with out discounts or credits! The package price for just the tv jumps to $124.99 and then its still $19.99 for each DVR. Plus would still have to pay the $55.99 for internet. So with no offers, credits or promotions I would have ended up paying around $240 a month with taxes!! I pay less then $200 for both right now with no discounts!
But not even the prices they show are real, that 94.99 package ends up at around $140 with no DVR!
So before you make that switch check the real prices for everything. They had me fooled at first with all the promos and the $200 visa card they offer. I thought it would be a better deal to switch, bundle for only 1 bill and cheaper if I used the $200 gift card just for the bill. But it is really not that great of a deal after you have to pay the full price. Plus the retention department lady was a super pit bull in trying to getting me to stay. Even after she admitted the prices after 2 years would be more than what I pay now. All she wanted to say was how much i could be saving right now!!
So when I contacted Directv to tell them about the switch and what VZW was offering the Retention department guy offered my a few new discounts for the next year which will equal $30 a month off!
I did think it was funny how the Directv guy made a remark about how long it takes for the Fios tv set up. said something like "dont want to sit around for 2 hrs waiting on the install" And thought back on the Directv installs over the years from moving and not 1 of them where under 2 hrs!