Verizon Fios TV Review
With the evolution of TV and all the different types of services and providers available today, chances are your head might be spinning if you’re in the process of trying to pick a new provider. From prices to packages and streaming to satellite – which service most closely fits your needs?
Verizon Fios TV currently services 9 states and is built on a 100% fiber network. It offers three package levels and gives you the opportunity to try their top-tier service for 60 days for the same cost as their entry-level package before deciding which option makes the most sense for you.
To take some of the hassle out of the research process for TV services, we’ve put together an overview of Verizon TV packages, a snapshot of what other industry leaders are saying, and have also compared Verizon to other TV providers to help you decide.
Who is Verizon Fios TV for?
Verizon Fios TV is currently available in 9 eastern states, plus Washington D.C. Verizon Fios TV currently offers three packages to choose from – each with industry-competitive options and a few perks, too.
Verizon’s Your Fios TV package offers 125+ channels starting at $65/month. A perk to this particular package is that you get to tell Verizon five of your favorite channels, and they’ll build this package around your preferences. One set-top box is included too, and you can upgrade to a Fios One TV box for an extra charge.
The mid-level package, More Fios TV, is great for sports lovers since it offers 300+ channels including the most popular channels and regional sports starting at $85/month. This plan also includes a Fios One TV box and basic DVR.
For those who want it all, Verizon’s The Most Fios TV package features more than 425 channels including sports and movie channels starting at $105/month. With this plan, you’ll also receive a $200 Verizon gift card, one Fios One TV box, and multi-room DVR service.
Not sure which plan might be right for you? No problem. Verizon will allow you to try their service through the Verizon Test Drive package. You’ll get to experience the full gamut of 425+ channels for 60 days at the entry-level price of $65/month. At the end of 60 days, Verizon will recommend Fios TV packages based on your actual usage.*
Credit Check Required
Although Verizon TV service offers you the freedom of month-to-month service (no contracts required), they do require a credit check and possibly a deposit upfront.
Additional Fees to Consider
- One Set Top Box is included with every plan, however, you’ll need to pay $12/month for each additional Set Top Box. This can add up quickly in homes with multiple TVs.
- There is a Fios TV Broadcast fee of $6.49 for the entry-level plan as well as a $7.89 Regional Sports fee for the mid-tier and top-tier plans.
- All plans require that you either rent a router for $15/month, or you can buy your router for a one-time charge of $300.
- If you need more than 50 hours of DVR storage or multi-room DVR (for the two lower-tier plans), those options will cost between $12 and $30/month extra depending on how many hours of storage you need.
- All plans require a $99 installation fee.
- You may qualify for a bundle deal if you are a Verizon mobile customer.
What others say about Verizon Fios TV
Since Verizon Fios TV has a limited footprint, many industry leaders who offer yearly reviews haven’t had a lot to say in terms of reviews for Fios TV. However, the American Customer Satisfaction Index made mention of Verizon Fios service when discussing the big strides being made in the market by subscription TV services, stating that it ranks second only behind AT&T’s U-Verse.
How does Verizon Fios TV compare to other providers?
When comparing Verizon Fios TV to other competitors, AT&T U-Verse and Comcast Xfinity are frequently mentioned. While U-Verse and Xfinity both offer a similar fiber TV network, they each have a much larger cable TV footprint compared to Verizon. U-Verse offers five different packages, with their three middle packages being the most comparable to Fios TV, however, U-Verse beats Verizon in both the number of channels and overall cost. Fios TV is fairly evenly priced compared to Xfinity’s top three packages (out of four total options), however, offers many more channels overall.
*Pricing varies by location and availability. Speeds may vary. All prices subject to change; for current pricing and availability visit our TV service page. Prices as of 1/25/22.