Verizon is always offering some sort of deal on FiOS service, but you don’t need promotion codes to get them. You can save on bundles or get introductory rates if you’re new to FiOS. Sites like Retailmenot.com and Coupons.com can help you find specials and deals, but they are often out of date or only available in select areas. If you want to get the best deal, follow this advice instead.
Know What They’re Offering
Verizon offers bundled services that save you money called Double Play and Triple Play. The Double Play consists of telephone and internet only. The triple play includes television as well. In addition to these regular offerings, Verizon puts out special offers designed to attract new business that can save you more money on top of the bundle deal.
It’s also important to understand the different television packages and internet speeds offered, to be sure the package you select will fit your needs. Several other options, such as Internet only or Internet plus local channels are also available, sometimes with a premium channel as well. Choose your bundle and then you’re ready to move forward knowing you got the best deal.
Go Online and Save
Ordering online automatically saves you installation and activation fees. But, if you order FiOS by phone, you’ll be charged $50 for installation and $79.99 for activation. In most cases, it’s very easy to have the $50 fee waived, but some complain that Verizon promises to waive the activation fee with no intention of following through with a credit to your account.
The best way to avoid these fees is to order online, but what if you have your own router and want to save on router rental fees? First, you must be certain your router is compatible with FiOS connections. If not, you can choose to purchase a router from Verizon to avoid the monthly fees, but this only pays off if you intend to stay where you’re living for at least two years or so.
Avoiding Router Rental Fees
Because Verizon’s website does not offer an option for those who already own a compatible router, you need to call a representative, which could then stick you with those installation and activation fees. But there is a way to avoid them.
Begin your order online, but before submitting your order, click the button to save it instead, which will bring up a “FastPass” option to complete the order. Select this option and write down the order number and phone number the website gives you.
Call the phone number and give the FastPass number. A representative will finalize the order and you’ll keep the online discounts while gaining the ability to use the router you already own. The difference is that you initiated the order online, rather than a phone representative entering the order for you. Following these steps ensures you get the services you want without overpaying.