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Verizon Fios Phone Review: Bundles and Prices

Price: $20–$80/mo.

Phone plans: Digital landline

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Price Features
$20/mo. 30+ features, including caller ID, voicemail, and spam blocking View plans

Verizon Fios phone service at a glance

Verizon’s phone services are made up of digital home landlines and, of course, wireless mobile. Its wireless plans are among the most acclaimed (and expensive) in the industry and come in several varieties.

Verizon’s home landline VoIP (voice over internet protocol) service, on the other hand, consists of just one plan, but it’s loaded with features and delivered over fiber-optic internet (so it requires an internet/phone bundle). It’s also cheap, if you’re into the idea of an old-school landline.

Verizon Fios phone pros & cons

Pros

  • Wide variety of plans
  • Inexpensive VoIP service

Cons

  • Pricey wireless plans
  • Limited fiber VoIP coverage

Verizon Fios phone plans

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PlanPriceFeatures
Verizon Home Phone$20/mo.30+ features, including caller ID, voicemail, and spam blockingView plans

Data as of 5/7/20.

There’s just one Verizon VoIP option, but it has everything you’d need in a landline: caller ID, voicemail, spam alerts and blocking, as well as more advanced features like call forwarding and TV-screen integration. It also works with most types of commercial home phone.

Verizon Wireless phone plans

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PlanPriceType
Get More Unlimited$50–$90/mo. per lineUnlimited dataView plans
Do More Unlimited$40–$80/mo. per lineUnlimited dataView plans
Play More Unlimited$40–$80/mo. per lineUnlimited dataView plans
Just Kids Unlimited$25–$50/mo. per lineUnlimited dataView plans
Start Unlimited$30–$70/mo. per lineUnlimited dataView plans
L 8GB$70/mo. per lineShared dataView plans
M 4GB $50/mo. per lineShared dataView plans
5 5GB$40/mo. per lineShared dataView plans
S 2GB $35/mo. per lineShared dataView plans

Data as of 5/7/20. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

Verizon Wireless has plans for families, singles, and just about any configuration in between. The unlimited data plans aren’t the cheapest around, but Verizon’s coverage and performance are probably worth the extra bucks if you’re a heavy mobile user (or family of mobile users).

Verizon Fios packages and pricing

Verizon Fios internet + phone packages

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PackagePrice*Download speeds up toPhone plan
Fios Gigabit Connection + Home Phone$99.99/mo.940 MbpsDigital VoIPView plans
Fios Internet 400/400 + Home Phone$79.99/mo.400 MbpsDigital VoIPView plans
Fios Internet 200/200 + Home Phone$59.99/mo.200 MbpsDigital VoIPView plans

*w/ Auto Pay + taxes & equip charges. Data as of [POST DATE]. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change. Offer valid thru 04/29/2020 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 eligible new res. custs. $99 set-up & taxes & terms may apply. Subj. to credit approval & may require a deposit. Fios avail. in select areas.

Cox offers some impressive internet download speeds, but we like the low-priced Bronze Bundle. It gives you most of the popular channels (which can be built upon with Cox’s various add-on channel packages) and plenty of internet speed (150 Mbps) to handle a household with multiple surfers and streamers.

Verizon Fios internet + TV + phone packages

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PackagePrice*Download speeds up toChannel countPhone plan
Gigabit Connection + The Most Fios TV + Home Phone$189.99/mo.940 Mbps425+Digital VoIPView plans
400 Mbps + The Most Fios TV + Home Phone$169.99/mo. 400 Mbps425+Digital VoIPView plans
200 Mbps + The Most Fios TV + Home Phone$149.99/mo. 200 Mbps425+Digital VoIPView plans
Gigabit Connection + More Fios TV + Home Phone$169.99/mo.940 Mbps300+ Digital VoIPView plans
400 Mbps + More Fios TV + Home Phone$149.99/mo400 Mbps300+ Digital VoIPView plans
200 Mbps + More Fios TV + Home Phone$129.99/mo.200 Mbps300+Digital VoIPView plans
Gigabit Connection + Your Fios TV + Home Phone$149.99/mo. 940 Mbps125+Digital VoIPView plans
400 Mbps + Your Fios TV + Home Phone$129.99/mo. 400 Mbps125+Digital VoIPView plans
200 Mbps + Your Fios TV + Home Phone$109.99/mo.200 Mbps125+Digital VoIPView plans

*w/ Auto Pay + taxes & equip charges. Data as of [POST DATE]. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change. Offer valid thru 04/29/2020 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 eligible new res. custs. $99 set-up & taxes & terms may apply. Subj. to credit approval & may require a deposit. Fios avail. in select areas.

Verizon Fios phone promotions and deals

Verizon will give you 12 months of Disney+ (an $84 value) for free when you sign up for Fios internet and phone service $6.99/mo. after).

Verizon Wireless will include six months of free Apple Music with its Play More and Get More plan subscriptions.

Our final take on Verizon Fios phone service

At $20 a month, Verizon Fios’s digital landline VoIP phone service offers plenty of functionality for little extra cost. Like its TV service, it requires Fios internet, and there are some limitations with web-based services—an internet outage also means no TV or phone, for example. But it’s a nice extra for the price.

Verizon Wireless is a whole other beast, with a far larger array of mobile plans and pricing tiers to choose from (and fewer packaging options). It costs a little more than VoIP, but Verizon’s mobile coverage and performance rankings indicate that you actually do get what you pay for.

Verizon phone service FAQ

How is VoIP phone different from a regular landline phone?

Unlike traditional landline phones that use copper telephone lines (and telephone companies), VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) phones transmit communications over the internet. If you’ve ever used Skype or Google Chat, you’ve talked over a form of VoIP.

Advantages of VoIP include clearer audio and cloud-based functionality features, but its biggest disadvantage is its complete reliance on an internet connection. Old copper telephone lines will still work during a power outage; VoIP connections won’t.

Does Verizon Wireless charge for data overages?

Somewhat true to their title, Verizon Wireless’s Unlimited plans don’t charge for data overages—but they will throttle your speed when you exceed certain data points (dependent upon the plan) and during high-traffic periods. So, they’re not completely “unlimited.”

Verizon Wireless’s prepaid plans will slow down even more when you hit certain data limits, and the shared plans will charge $15 for each GB you go over. If you’d rather live with occasionally slowed speed than paying extra, Verizon’s Unlimited plans are the way to go.

Can I use my own phone with Verizon Wireless?

Verizon Wireless does allow you to BYOD (bring your own device) as long as the phone is compatible with its network. Verizon will also include a free SIM card if you check your phone’s compatibility on the website first (regularly a $25 charge).

Bill Frost has been a journalist and TV reviewer since the 4:3-aspect-ratio ’90s. His pulse-pounding prose has been featured in The Salt Lake Tribune, Pacific Northwest Inlander, Coachella Valley Independent, Salt Lake City Weekly, and many other dead-tree publications. In addition to his CableTV.com work, Bill is a senior writer and streaming TV columnist at SLUGMag.com. By night, Bill cranks a Flying V with his band at the bar.

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