Pay-as-you-go option extended to Fios TV, Internet and home phone services
Taking aim at the “unbanked” and other consumers who don’t qualify for or need post-paid services, Verizon Fios has joined a small but growing mix of TV and broadband providers to offer a pre-paid option.
However, Verizon’s new offering, Fios Prepaid, covers the full triple-play of TV, high-speed Internet and home phone service, and is free of credit checks, deposits, annual contracts, and the need to pay by credit card. Prepaid pricing will also include the required equipment for services.
Verizon will let prepaid customers pay online, with a debit card, or make cash payments at kiosks being set up at Verizon Wireless stores.
By service type, here’s how Verizon Fios Prepaid pricing stacks up:
-Internet: $60 per month for 25 Mbps (upstream and downstream), with a WiFi router included
-Custom TV: $40 to $50 per month for a lineup of 155-plus channels, with one set-top box included. A Mundo package with 200-plus channels, including a 35 HD Spanish-language channels is another $40 per month. Per the FAQ, Prepaid Fios TV customers can pay more to add a DVR, multi-room DVR and additional set-top boxes (up to four per address). Prepaid Fios TV customers will also have access to the service’s library of free VOD programming, but won’t have access to any paid VOD movies or pay-per-view content.
-Phone: Prepaid subs can add home phone service for an additional $10 per month.
Verizon is also selling Prepaid Fios bundles — triple play for $110/$120 per month; Internet and TV for $100/$110 per month; and Internet and voice for $70 per month.
Verizon is charging $90 for installation to prepaid subs, along with a free self-installation option.
Fios Prepaid is currently available to consumers at Fios-capable addresses, including New York Metro, Albany, Buffalo, and Syracuse, N.Y.; Philadelphia Metro, Pittsburgh, and Harrisburg, Pa.; Washington DC Metro; Northern Virginia; Maryland; Norfolk; Richmond; parts of the Boston Metro area; New Jersey; Rhode Island; and Delaware.
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