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About Verizon Fios
Verizon Fios is a 100% fiber optic network providing customers with high-speed internet. Fiber optic cables allow data to move at some of the highest upload and download speeds available. Verizon offers fiber optic internet, TV streaming and home phone services as individual services and in bundles. Fios is shorthand for the full title of Fiber Optic Service.
Pros & Cons
- Fast upload/ download speeds
- Can bundle with other Fios products
- No annual contracts
- Only available in certain states
- High installation fee
Verizon Fios offers some of the fastest internet speeds available. Customers can choose a package that fits their needs and budget. Bundling with TV streaming is available. Verizon Fios is only available in select states.
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What is Fios?
Verizon Fios is a fiber optic service that provides internet, TV and phone services.
The company offers several plans so you can find one with speeds that work for your household. Whether you and your family love to stream movies, play games online or just browse the internet, there’s a plan that fits your needs. This includes the option to bundle streaming television into your package.
Verizon promises customers will experience uninterrupted streaming, less buffering and easier sharing. It can also handle streaming 4K ultra-high definition video. This makes it a great service for households with many users on multiple devices.
How does Fios work?
Verizon Fios uses a fiber optic cable to transfer data for your high-speed internet. Fiber optic cables are delicate components made of hundreds of strands of glass about the size of a strand of hair. With this technology, Verizon says music, videos and photos can load as much as 25 times faster.
Getting Verizon Fios installed is an easy process. The service can be ordered online, at which point you set up an installation date. On installation day, the Verizon technician installs the optical network terminal — the equipment that translates the data from the fiber optic cable — and the router. The technician also adds any necessary wires or wall jacks.
Verizon Fios prices
Verizon offers several Fios plans to choose from. There are internet-only plans that generally range from $39.99 to $79.99 monthly, depending on the download speed. Fios plans, including television channels or online TV streaming, typically fall between $39.99 and $90 plus taxes each month.
Verizon also offers mix-and-match options to help you find the package that suits you. These options let you choose your internet speed, TV channels and extras, such as home protection. There’s a $99 installation fee unless you sign up during a promotional period. Verizon no longer has annual contracts, however, so you’re not locked in long term.
Verizon Fios FAQ
Is Fios free with Verizon?
Fios is not free with Verizon. Your cost will vary based on the speed you choose when you purchase a package. There is also an installation fee.
Where is Fios available?
Fios is available in select cities in New York, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island and Washington, D.C. If Fios isn’t available in your area, Verizon’s high-speed internet might be offered.
How can I get Verizon Fios?
If the service is available in your area, you can order Fios online. You can access the app once you purchase a plan. A technician then comes to your home to install your Fios box and cables.
Is Amazon Prime on Fios TV?
An Amazon Prime app is not currently available on Fios TV, but customers can find other online streaming apps like Hulu or Disney Plus. Verizon also has a Fios on-demand service that lets customers find popular movies and TV.
Is Verizon Fios good?
For those who live in areas where Verizon Fios is available, the service is a great choice. Unfortunately, Verizon’s Fios availability is limited to certain cities in Northeastern states. No annual contracts mean that if you’re not happy with your choice, you don’t have to finish a contract before changing your package. Whether you only need internet service or are looking for a TV and internet bundle, Verizon has a suitable package and is worth checking out.
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A door to door salesperson offered me a 30 day free trial of Verizon 5G internet. I accepted. The device arrived and did not work as specified. IMPORTANT: this internet option is really bad. The download speed is below advertised. The ping latency makes many apps UNUSABLE. The upload speed is far below other options. These performance impacts were not disclosed. I contacted the seller and returned the router to the Verizon store (as instructed) well before the 30 days were up.
A couple of weeks later I got an unexpected bill for $60. I contacted Verizon, and after a few hours of runaround found that I had to visit a store to get this handled in person. I went to the Verizon store at Westgate Mall. The manager there was very helpful. He put me on his phone in contact with a support person who said the charge would be cancelled. Then I left the country for seven weeks.
Yesterday when I returned I found three bills from Verizon for $60 and a letter from a collection agency. This is my first, and certainly the last time I will have anything to do with Verizon. I strongly recommend that you do not trust anything they say about the quality of their service. Recognize going in that their support is poor and they will lie to you.
Canceled back April. Sent me out box WO return shipping label. In contact w/ for a month to get it sent to me. Took it down to store, had label printed - dropped off at FedEx store. Still charged $200.
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I tried the 30 day free trial of Verizon's 5g Home Internet. After 2 weeks I made the decision that this service wasn't for me. I returned and cancelled my plan well before the 30 day trial was over. Verizon sent me a monthly bill for $38.00 after. I was told on the phone, in person and in writing that there would be zero charges if I do not go past the 30 day free trial. I contact support and the refused to help me and said I do not qualify for customer support because I do not have a cell phone with them (even though I am calling about Home Internet). This is still an on going issue that the refuse to help me with. I have provided order numbers/ account numbers and all the info I have.
Direct deposit 24 every month, cancel service already paid for that month on the 7, no money back but charged again on the 24, $163. 2x163 charge for 2 weeks service. Only getting 152 back, have to wait 2 month for that money and still getting messages for a charge on the 24 this month, stilling, fair? You be the judge.
I signed up for the wireless internet and the service was bad so I decided to return it, they kept trying to persuade me to keep it although I told them that I didn't like it. In the end, they said they'd send me the return label by mail. Why not by email? Because it is another attempt not to return it. This is a low-standard way of doing business, really cheap.
I recently canceled FIOS (Internet Only) and had a very difficult time returning equipment. Only 1 location listed for South Jersey/Philadelphia area. I left FIOS since the bandwidth did not sustain the rated and paid for speed. The hardwired and in-turn wireless connections would drop out occasionally. Verizon FIOS tech support could not resolve the issue so I went with another provider. Then the following month after cancellation I received a bill for Service/Equipment. When contacting FIOS, the representative told me the fees were for Disney Plus, even though I never ordered Disney plus or utilized it in any way, nor had the equipment to watch the service. I was being billed for this service the whole time even though I never asked for it or could even utilize it via the provided FIOS equipment.
I also found out that my FIOS account would not be prorated from the cancellation. I canceled 9 days into my new billing cycle and was charged for the whole month. Ridiculous since Verizon Fios had no issue charging me for a partial month when I started service. I requested a partial refund for the month and was denied and they will try to credit my account for the Disney Plus which I never asked for or agreed to implicitly. Please watch out as unwanted services may be hidden in the fine print somewhere.
They do not deserve 1 star but I can't rate them 0 stars. Verizon is an ABSOLUTE rip off and scam artist. We received a knock at the door from a Verizon rep saying that they're offering a 30 day satisfaction guarantee trial of their 5G home internet services. They ensured this is a no cost, no obligation trial. They guaranteed a constant 300 mbps no matter how many devices were in use. We decided to give it a shot. It turned out the internet strength was terrible. When I called Verizon, they said technically you should get "85 mbps up to 300 mbps". There's their first lie. We soon decided that this internet service was not for us. We brought the device into a Verizon store and they said, "Oh no. You have to bring that to a licensed Verizon dealer," so we drive to the next town over to the next Verizon.
I dropped the device off and figured that was that. It was not. I let Verizon know we would not be moving forward with their services. I then start receiving NONSTOP emails and calls from them stating that I owe them $54, but they never state for what. I spoke to representatives of Verizon 3 separate times, each time for 30 minutes. Each time I was told, "Oh don't worry about that, you don't owe us anything." The last representative I spoke to I had send me an email stating that I do not owe Verizon any money. He did. I said do not contact me again. He added me to the Do Not Call List. Verizon continues to call me and leave automated voicemails every other day (for months).This was a NIGHTMARE of an experience. Only choose Verizon if you want to be taken advantage of and harassed. Verizon WILL try to rip you off. You've been warned. Use another service provider.
For the two years I've been with Fios, and their website for account access functions as if it is still 1997 using a dial up modem. It is glitchy and slow at the best of times. The site flashes and blinks, whenever you hit a link no matter what browser you test it with. It is very similar to the very old style websites we all used to create for ourselves back in the day before social networking, FacePlant, Myspunk, and even blogs became popular. Links to various pages either don't go anywhere, lead to a blank white screen, or take you to a generic promotional page trying to sell you an upgrade or some such nonsense.
What is downright ridiculous about this is Verizon is a huge telecommunications company, with the key word being TELECOMMUNICATIONS. So, to operate with such a poorly constructed website is very very very, oh let's just be honest here -- it's garbage, shows terrible or nonexistence quality control efforts, and a general air of an attitude of not giving two fooks. Couple this with the hoops one must jump through to locate and speak with an actual person (one that has a good understanding of the English language) is plainly unacceptable. But... Here is the crux of this lousiness.
ATT, Verizon, and Rectum Time Warner (Spectrum for the corporate apologists out there), are all guilty of exactly the same business practices. They have websites that functions barely at best. They make it incredibly difficult to speak to a customer service rep and have computer prompt systems that will drag you through hours of pressing this or pressing that. All will promise you the world and then upon you accepting will just hand you a teaspoon of dirt leaving you to rot. Oh, and as far as ATT and Rectum go, be prepared to suddenly have mysterious amounts due appear on your bill, or sudden upgrades and additions added to your account unaccepted or informed of by you. And forget about having those amounts removed either.
Oh! But the professionalism of their marketing and promotional materials, the splash screens, the spam emails and paper junk mail are all tip top in appearance. They are splendidly crafted by the best marketers to take full advantage of human psychology, the prevalent need by the many for a friend, a trusted soul, and a sense that a company has your back. They are just full of "we just want to be your dedicated servant and best friend" that is until you sign the dotted line. Then you will be jettisoned, and left adrift to die in the vastness of outer space, or dropped down the rubbish chute to the anus of the company were all the rest of us suckers are left to die.
As for the internet service? Well... to be honest I don't think it is all that much different than when I had Rectum, but is much better than ATT. Fios is supposed to be very fast, but the download speed suffers from chronic constipation. The modem is in constant need of restarting, which by the way is a much longer process than the ordinary Rectum modem. You can get up and do your dishes and come back to the 'puter and still be waiting for that little blue light to stop flashing. For all that, you may as well take up the old past time of crocheting lace doilies.
To be brutally honest and realistic, these big telecommunications companies in our country over these past two decades have managed to lobby their cronies to weaken consumer rights and protections, while increasing their own. So, much of what they do is now either allowable, or easy to get away with, and would be like traveling to Jupiter in a bathing suit to fight in any attempt to rectify with the remaining rights we still have left.
We've descended a long long long way from the days of Ralph Nader and what little protections Democrats were ever to secure from the pro-wealthy component of both the Republicans and those oddballs within their own party. Makes one want to pack their satchel and move to the E.U., or just scrap the whole tech thing altogether, build a shack far far far away from the illusion of modern technical progress and wait for death to overtake you. Because that is just about what it is like dealing with these multi-nationals anyways.
I have been a loyal Verizon customer (wireless phone >25 years and residential services > 20 years). I am still a Verizon customer, but I felt obligated in the best interest of the consumers to tell my story how I have been harassed for several months for payment of charges I was not responsible for. From my residential Verizon services, I discontinued TV services and kept only the internet service starting October 28, 2022.
Since the internet was slow, I was provided a new router by Verizon and I had to return the old router. So, along with the old router, I returned all the equipment provided by Verizon to a designated Verizon store (Store ID: **). I received an email on Oct 28, 2022 confirming the return of all the equipment. On Nov 1st, 2022, I received an email from Verizon to return the Fios Router Serial#: G402120071843385 by Nov 21st, 2022, which I had already returned. I called the Verizon customer service and spent 1.5 h to convince them that the router has been returned.
Portion of the email from the Verizon dated Oct 28, 2022. However, the Verizon made a mistake of mentioning the wrong router serial# in the email confirming the receipt of router as shown in the table above (G402121112308844). It was not my mistake at all. This router is actually the new router that Verizon provided me in place of the old router which I am still using. So, it is impossible for the same serial number router being at two places. I thought Verizon will fix their mistake and everything will be fine since I am a Verizon customer for decades. To my surprise, after couple of weeks I see a bill of $175 for not returning the old router. I called customer service multiple times and spent anywhere between 1.5 to 2 h every time I called. Each time I was assured it has been taken care of, but in fact it was not taken care of but was put in the dispute basket. On Dec 6, 2022 I received an email from Verizon with the following message:
Since January, I have been getting calls from Verizon for payment and threatening to suspend my account if the payment of $175 is not made. Last time when I called Verizon customer service, I was told it has been finally taken care of, but I continue seeing $175 bill on my account, although every time I called, the charges disappeared for a week. I have been circling from digital help, customer care to finance department of Verizon for help, but it appears there is no communication among them and every time I have to start over from the beginning.
Today, on March 15, 2022, Verizon suspended my account and I am without internet and not able to do my job. I called customer service today at 10:19 am. She showed interest in going into the bottom of the problem. She assured that I shall get the credit of $175 pending approval from her supervisor. In the meantime, in order to restore the internet services and function, I made a payment using my credit card at 11:48 am, and I received a notification from Verizon at 11:50 am that the internet service has been restored (See below).
I called Verizon three times since 12 pm today and I talked to 4 different customer service representatives (1 technical, 2 customer care, 1 finance). Customer care said my account is still on hold. I should contact finance department. I was directed to finance and he said (at around 2 PM) that I will get service in 15-20 min. I waited 1.5 h and then called customer care again, who was very rude and said (at 4 PM) there is a system problem and you will have internet in 1 hour, but it took longer and at 6 pm I have internet. The bottom line: consumers need to make an organized effort to pressure corporates for better services and to stop harassing consumers.
Received a Text message on 03/11/2023 at 01:43PM that a technician would not be stopping at my home for repairs. Scheduled appointment was for 01:30-03:30.
I took off from work for this appointment. Verizon informs me of a possible Technician Repair Visit Fee of $99 before beginning any work. Work order # was **. The likelihood of $99 credited to my account due to their neglect is most likely $00.00.
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