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Verizon Fios Review: Plans, Prices, and More

Our experts have spent hundreds of hours researching and have found that Verizon Fios delivers excellent fiber-optic home service—if you live in the right zip code.

Editor's choice for internet service

Price: $49.99–$204.99/mo.

Internet speed: 200 Mbps up to 940 Mbps

Channel count: 125–425

Home phone: Digital VoIP

Package Price Download speeds up to Channel count
Gigabit Connection
Best internet-only plan
$89.99/mo.* 940 Mbps N/A View Plan
Gigabit Connection + The Most Fios TV
Best splurge package
$199.99/mo.† 940 Mbps 425+ View Plan

Data effective as of publish date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

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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).

Verizon Fios pros and cons

Pros

  • Fast fiber connection
  • No annual contracts

Cons

  • Limited availability
  • Limited TV packages

Verizon Fios promotions and deals

Verizon does deals, deals, and more deals (especially during the holiday season). Check out our Verizon Fios Deals page for the most current offers.

Verizon Fios internet packages and pricing

Plan Price Download speeds up to Upload speeds up to
Gigabit Connection $89.99/mo.§ 940 Mbps 880 Mbps View Plans
Fios Home Internet 500/500† $69.99/mo.§ 500 Mbps 500 Mbps View Plans
Fios Home Internet 400/400 $69.99/mo.§ 400 Mbps 400 Mbps View Plans
Fios Home Internet 300/300† $49.99/mo.° 300 Mbps 300 Mbps View Plans
Fios Home Internet 200/200 $49.99/mo.° 200 Mbps 200 Mbps View Plans

Data effective as of publish date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change. See full disclaimer.
†Available only in New York designated market area.

Verizon keeps it simple with five fiber-optic internet plans.

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 $120 more, and it’s still not a bad deal.

Each package offers good speeds for the price, but they aren’t all available in every Verizon home internet area. If you live in the New York designated market area, you’re eligible for slightly higher speeds at the same prices.

Still, if you can get Verizon Fios internet, we recommend snagging whatever package is available in your ‘hood. Dive in a little deeper with our full Verizon Fios internet review.

Verizon Fios TV plans and pricing

Package Price Channel count
The Most Fios TV $110.00/mo.• 425+ View Plans
More Fios TV $90.00/mo.• 300+ View Plans
Your Fios TV $70.00/mo.^ 125+ View Plans

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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

Package Included popular channels Missing popular channels
The Most Fios TV AMC, Comedy Central, ESPN, FOX Sports 1, FX, MTV, Syfy, TBS, TNT, VICE None View Plans
More Fios TV AMC, Comedy Central, ESPN, FOX Sports 1, FX, MTV, Syfy, TBS, TNT, VICE BBC World News, beIN SPORTS, Cooking Channel, NFL RedZone, Pac-12 Network, TCM View Plans
Your Fios TV Varies by preference Varies by preference View Plans

Data effective as of publish date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change. See full disclaimer.

As we mentioned before, Verizon Fios channel lineups are stacked. We have a full list of the channels that can help you find the right Verizon Fios TV package for you.

Verizon Fios bundles packages

Package Price Download speeds up to Channel count Phone
Gigabit Connection + More Fios TV + Home Phone $204.99/mo.¶ 940 Mbps 300+ N/A View Plans
Gigabit Connection + Your Fios TV + Home Phone $184.99/mo.¶ 940 Mbps 125+ N/A View Plans
Verizon High-Speed Internet + Phone $74.99/mo.** Up to 15 Mbps N/A Digital VoIP View Plans

Data effective as of publish date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change. See full disclaimer.

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 bundles.

Verizon Fios vs. the competition

You’ll find Verizon Fios on the US’s East Coast, where its main competitors are Xfinity, Spectrum, and Optimum. While each provider has something special to offer, we like Verizon Fios best because of its fast internet speeds and reliable connection.

Overall, Verizon Fios is our best choice for internet, and our survey named it the number one in customer satisfaction. In addition to its top-tier internet service, it offers the most TV channels out there. You won’t go wrong with Verizon Fios.

Xfinity vs. Verizon Fios

Xfinity offers the fastest internet service, though the high cost is prohibitive for most folks. And Xfinity’s voice remote is the best we’ve seen, though Verizon’s Fios TV Voice Remote isn’t too shabby either.

If you’re looking for a TV and internet bundle, Xfinity’s bundle discounts might be just what you need.

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Spectrum vs. Verizon Fios

Spectrum plans tend to cost a bit more than Verizon’s, but the Spectrum TV® Gold plan is our pick for the best value. Plus, Spectrum is the easier installation option if your house doesn’t connect to Verizon’s network yet.

To learn more, check out our Verizon Fios vs. Spectrum review.

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Optimum vs. Verizon Fios

Optimum gives Verizon a run for its money—it undercuts Verizon’s regular prices, so Verizon has lowered its prices specifically in areas where it competes with Optimum.

Still, you’ll save about $10 monthly if you go with Optimum’s gigabit plan instead of Verizon’s. We’ve got a full Verizon Fios vs. Optimum review if you want to know more.

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Final take: Is Verizon Fios worth it?

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 live TV streaming.

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 parts of these states:

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

Does Verizon Fios have senior discounts?

Verizon Fios offers Verizon Lifeline for low-income households, which includes some seniors.

If your household income is less than or equal to 135% of the federal poverty guidelines, or you participate in federal assistance programs like Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit, you may qualify.

Disclaimers:

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.

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