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Verizon Fios Review: Plans, Prices, and More

Verizon Fios delivers excellent fiber-optic home service—if you live in the right ZIP code.

Fast internet service with TV options
Internet speed:
200 Mbps up to 940 Mbps
Channel count:
125–425
Phone:
Digital VoIP
Price:
$39.99–$189.99/mo.

Is Verizon Fios good?

Verizon Fios is a fiber-optic service that delivers fast internet, flexible TV packages, and inexpensive landline phone hookups. We think it’s a great service that doesn’t compromise quality in any of those three areas. The lack of annual contracts and surprise hidden fees is also a nice touch.

You might smell a “but” coming, and here it is: Verizon Fios residential service is currently available only in nine eastern US states. Speedy and pristine fiber-optic internet may be the future, but no provider has the whole country covered yet—not even wireless giant Verizon.

If you like Verizon’s mobile service, you’ll probably be interested in how its Fios product can power your stationary home with internet, TV, and landline telephone connections. In performance and price, we say it’s tough to beat (if you can get it).

Pros

  • Fast fiber connection
  • No annual contracts

Cons

  • Limited availability
  • Limited TV packages

Best Verizon Fios packages

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PackagePriceDownload speeds up toChannel count
Best internet-only plan

Gigabit Connection
$79.99/mo.*940 Mbps N/A
Best splurge package

Gigabit Connection + The Most Fios TV
$169.99/mo.†940 Mbps425+
Best budget package

Fios Home Internet 200 Mbps + Your Fios TV
$89.99/mo.‡100 Mbps125+

Data as of 5/6/20. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change. *w/ Auto Pay + taxes. †General: For new eligible TV and/or Internet res. custs. Availability varies. Wired & wireless Internet speeds vary due to device limits, multiple users, network, & other factors. See Verizon.com/yourspeed for more info. $15/mo. router and $99 setup charges & other taxes & terms may apply. Auto Pay (ACH or bank debit card only) & paper-free billing req’d. for Internet service. Subj. to credit approval & may require a deposit. Fios TV: $12/mo. STB charge may apply. ‡General: For new eligible TV and/or Internet res. custs. Availability varies. Wired & wireless Internet speeds vary due to device limits, multiple users, network, & other factors. See Verizon.com/yourspeed for more info. $15/mo. router and $99 setup charges & other taxes & terms may apply. Auto Pay (ACH or bank debit card only) & paper-free billing req’d. for Internet service. Subj. to credit approval & may require a deposit. Fios Gigabit Connection: Gigabit network connection to your home. Wired speeds up to 940/880 Mbps with avg. speeds betw. 750–940 Mbps download / 750–880 Mbps upload. Fios TV: $12/mo. STB charge may apply.

Verizon Fios’s internet plans range in price from $39.99 to $79.99 a month, and none of them could be deemed “slow.”

We like the Gigabit Connection plan for its up to 940 Mbps of download speed (up to 880 Mbps upload) and reasonable cost—that’s plenty of streaming and surfing headroom for the price. Throw in over 425 channels of TV service for $90 more, and it’s still not a bad deal.

But, if you don’t need all that, there’s the still-swift 200 Mbps plan, either alone for $39.99 a month or bundled with a slimmer TV package for $89.99 a month.

Verizon Fios internet

Verizon Fios internet packages and pricing

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PlanPriceDownload speeds up toUpload speeds up to
Fios Gigabit Connection$79.99/mo.§940 Mbps880 Mbps
Fios Home Internet 400/400$59.99/mo.§400 Mbps 400 Mbps
Fios Home Internet 200/200$39.99/mo.°200 Mbps 200 Mbps

Data effective as of 5/6/20. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change. §w/ Auto Pay + taxes & equip. charges. °w/ Auto Pay + taxes.

Verizon keeps it simple with just three fiber-optic internet plans. Dive in a little deeper with our full Verizon Fios internet review.

Verizon Fios TV

Verizon Fios TV plans and pricing

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PackagePriceChannel count
The Most Fios TV $90/mo.•425+
More Fios TV $70/mo.•300+
Your Fios TV $50/mo.^125+

Data effective as of [POST DATE]. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change. •Plus taxes. For eligible new res. custs. $99 set-up & taxes & terms may apply. Subj. to credit approval & may require a deposit. Fios avail. in select areas. ^Plus taxes. For new TV res. custs. $12/mo. STB and $15/mo. router charges apply. $99 setup & taxes & terms may apply. Subj. to credit approval & may require a deposit. Fios avail. in select areas.

Looks like a lot of channels, right? Absolutely, but there’s more to it than just numbers—check out our full Fios TV review for the rest of the story (spoiler: the pros outweigh the cons).

Verizon Fios channel lineup

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PackageIncluded popular channelsMissing popular channels
The Most Fios TVAMC, Comedy Central, ESPN, FOX Sports 1, FX, MTV, Syfy, TBS, TNT, VICENone
More Fios TVAMC, Comedy Central, ESPN, FOX Sports 1, FX, MTV, Syfy, TBS, TNT, VICEBBC World News, beIN SPORTS, Cooking Channel, NFL RedZone, Pac-12 Network, TCM
Your Fios TV Varies by preferenceVaries by preference

Data effective as of 5/6/20. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

Verizon Fios packages

Verizon Fios internet + TV + phone packages (partial list)

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PackagePriceDownload speeds up toChannel countPhone
Gigabit Connection + The Most Fios TV + Home Phone $189.99/mo.¶ 940 Mbps425+Digital VoIP
Fios Home Internet 400 Mbps + The Most Fios TV + Home Phone $169.99/mo.** 400 Mbps425+Digital VoIP
Fios Home Internet 200 Mbps + The Most Fios TV + Home Phone $149.99/mo.**200 Mbps425+Digital VoIP
Gigabit Connection + More Fios TV + Home Phone $169.99/mo.¶940 Mbps300+Digital VoIP
Fios Home Internet 400 Mbps + More Fios TV + Home Phone $149.99/mo.**400 Mbps300+Digital VoIP
Fios Home Internet 200 Mbps + More Fios TV + Home Phone $109.99/mo.**200 Mbps300+Digital VoIP
Gigabit Connection + Your Fios TV + Home Phone $149.99/mo.¶ 940 Mbps125+Digital VoIP
Fios Home Internet 400 Mbps + Your Fios TV + Home Phone $129.99/mo.**400 Mbps125+Digital VoIP
Fios Home Internet 200 Mbps + Your Fios TV + Home Phone $109.99/mo.**200 Mbps125+Digital VoIP

Data effective as of 5/6/20. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change. ¶General: For new eligible TV and/or Internet res. custs. Availability varies. Wired & wireless Internet speeds vary due to device limits, multiple users, network, & other factors. See Verizon.com/yourspeed for more info. $15/mo. router and $99 setup charges & other taxes & terms may apply. Auto Pay (ACH or bank debit card only) & paper-free billing req’d. for Internet service. Subj. to credit approval & may require a deposit. Fios Gigabit Connection: Gigabit network connection to your home. Wired speeds up to 940/880 Mbps with avg. speeds betw. 750–940 Mbps download / 750–880 Mbps upload. Fios TV: $12/mo. STB charge may apply. **General: For new eligible TV and/or Internet res. custs. Availability varies. Wired & wireless Internet speeds vary due to device limits, multiple users, network, & other factors. See Verizon.com/yourspeed for more info. $15/mo. router and $99 setup charges & other taxes & terms may apply. Auto Pay (ACH or bank debit card only) & paper-free billing req’d. for Internet service. Subj. to credit approval & may require a deposit. Fios TV: $12/mo. STB charge may apply.

You don’t necessarily save money by combining Verizon Fios services, as the individual service prices remain the same regardless of the combo. But the billing convenience is cool. Read about all of the benefits of stringing services together in our review of Verizon Fios packages.

Verizon Fios promotions and deals

No annual contracts—you pay month-to-month for Verizon Fios, just like your Netflix or Birchbox service, a cool perk for commitment-phobes. Overall, we also like not being surprised by hidden fees.

Verizon Fios will let you try its 425-channel Fios TV Test Drive plan free for 60 days, during which time Verizon will analyze your viewing habits and recommend a TV plan to fit your taste (and budget).

Verizon Fios will also include a free year’s worth of Disney+ for new Fios Internet customers ($6.99/mo. after). If you want to finally experience The Mandalorian beyond Baby Yoda memes, this is the (free) way.

Verizon Fios unique features

Keep these cool Verizon Fios features in mind:

  • Fast fiber-optic internet
  • Customizable TV channel lineups
  • Inexpensive premium-channel combos

Verizon Fios deals

If you’re not wowed by Fios’s TV options, Verizon will give you a free month’s trial subscription to an alternative: livestreaming service YouTube TV. It’s one of our top favorites here at CableTV.com, featuring over 60 live channels and unlimited cloud DVR space.

Our final take on Verizon Fios

Verizon Fios has built an impressive suite of services on the back of its fiber-optic internet, but it has also managed to keep its prices within reason. You don’t usually get both with corporate media behemoths, so kudos are in order there.

We do have a couple of quibbles with Verizon Fios’s otherwise forward-thinking TV service, namely its use of old cable staples like physical DVRs and lineup-fluffing music channels. Those are minor details, but they could have easily been avoided in the age of livestreaming TV.

Really, the only major check in the minus column is Verizon Fios’s limited reach—you can get it in select swathes of the East Coast, but the rest of the US is out of luck (for now).

If it’s available in your ‘hood, we say it’s worth trying out.

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Verizon Fios FAQ

Does Verizon Fios have hidden fees?

In addition to requiring no annual contracts with its Fios plans, Verizon has also done away with hidden fees. Of course, there are still extra fees that become visible only during the sign-up process, like monthly rental charges for internet modem/routers and TV DVRs, but Verizon is still more transparent than most providers.

Can I get Verizon Fios TV without Fios internet service?

We’re not sure why you’d want to skip Verizon Fios’ internet service, but you can bypass an internet/TV bundle and just opt for a Verizon Fios TV plan. Since Fios TV is delivered over fiber-optic internet lines, data would be routed specifically for TV service but offer no proper internet functionality. This doesn’t, however, apply to Fios home phone service.

Where is Verizon Fios available?

As with most internet providers, Verizon Fios’s fiber-optic infrastructure covers only part of the country. Fiber-to-home connections are still a new technology, so it could be a while before they arrive in your neighborhood.

Verizon Fios is currently available in these states:

  • Delaware
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • Virginia
  • Washington, DC

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