Verizon Fios is a deal machine. It regularly delivers top-tier incentives to sign up.
Until May 12, 2021, Verizon offers three months of ad-free Discovery+ on its 200 Mbps and 400 Mbps plans. If you go for Verizon Fios’s Gigabit Connection plan, you’ll get a year of Discovery+, plus a $100 Verizon gift card, a free streaming device (Verizon Stream TV), and your router rental included at no extra cost.
Plus, Verizon offers up to $500 to offset any cancellation fees from your old provider when you switch to Verizon. We love to see that flexibility.
But Optimum won’t be left behind in the deals department. Currently, Optimum offers a $200 Visa gift card when you sign up for one of its plans. Who would say no to some extra cash?
And if you switch to Optimum before your contract with another internet provider has run out, Optimum will give you up to $100 to buy out your old contract. That’s not $500, but it’s pretty helpful!
How are Verizon Fios and Optimum different?
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Data effective 2/11/21. Not all offers available in all areas.
Based on numbers alone, Verizon Fios and Optimum are neck and neck.
Verizon Fios’s fiber network offers the ideal of fast and reliable internet service.
But in locations where Optimum hasn’t entirely switched to fiber, it shored up its cable network’s weaknesses with a strong fiber backbone. Assisted by fiber, its cable internet matches the download speeds (but not upload speeds) you’d typically find only from fiber internet.
To decide if Optimum’s low prices beat out Verizon’s top technology, we recommend you get familiar with the plans each offers in your area.