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Verizon FIOS user: upgrade FIOS internet to Quantum 50/25 for free with renew of 2 year contract

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Last Edited by yuugotserved March 18, 2013 at 07:19 PM
If you already have Triple play but slow internet (Mine is 10/2 since 2008), you can upgrade to Quantum 50/25 at no additional cost. Just ordered online after chatting with a rep. The steps:

Log on to your account and view your service.
Click add or change a service.
Build your own bundle, you will see upgrade to Quantum will add $5/mo.
There is a small green Bonus button on the right side of the screen, click and you will see a $5.24 offer.
Select your TV and phone plan ( I chose the same as before) and add to cart.
Go through a couple of pages for more options/services, and select either $5.24/mo offer, a $120 gift card or 1 yr HBO (I selected $5.24/mo offer).
Check out and submit your order.

For me the total came out the same as my currently monthly cost, but with a download speed 5 times faster. Don't know if this is regional (I am in NJ).

http://www22.verizon.com/home/aboutfios/

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#16
Please contact the Verizon Local Business Office
We're sorry, we are unable to continue your order at this time.
Please try again later or contact your local Verizon office for assistance.

Been getting this for the longest time.
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#17
used to have 20/5 fios + phone for 60 a month, and now i upgraded to 50/25 fios + phone for extra 10 more. so much quicker now that we have 3 devices that stream at home.
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Quote from lotsaluvd1s View Post :
I just added triple to my acct and it starts in a couple of days and I was able to get the free bump from 15/5 to 50/25. It took me probably a total of 2 hours on the phone calling back to get better deals because of their current online 89.99 w 250 gc deal expiring tomorrow. Kept saying that I think i can get a better deal online and that I need to cancel my current pending order.

called about 4 different reps and all did different promotions for me. last rep bumped my fios up for "free" charge of $10 with $10 credit for the whole 2 years
You had a internet only and where able to add a current bundle promotion w/o having to cancel your account and open under a new name?
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Here's my "deal" that I was able to negotiate with. I'm in NoVA.

I just got off the phone with Verizon "Retention" dept. (or what they call their "Elite Team" which handles retentions) to see what kind of deal I can negotiate, which apparently their online chat isn't capable or authorized to do (make deals). In fact, the online chat actually suggested that I call them on the phone (the general 1-800-837-4966 number, and then escalate from there) to negotiate a deal. Smilie

Note: As mentioned by others, the current new FiOS customers offers (listed here:http://www22.verizon.com/home/shop/shopping.htm) ends today, 3/28/13. So, if you're trying to negotiate a retention deal, call today.

Summary:

I have been out of contract (for a while now) on my legacy Triple Play bundle which consists of TV (Extreme HD), Internet (25/25), and Phone (Digital Voice/Unlimited). My total bill after discounts is about $150 each month (taxes/fees included) and that includes one HD DVR box ($17) and one digital adapter ($4) for an old SD TV.

Their current "new customers only" deal for a Triple Play with the same TV (Extreme HD) but faster internet (50/25) and same phone is $104.99 + taxes/fees with a 2 year contract but not including any additional STB upgrades (e.g. DVR, additional boxes, etc.). You also get a $250 Visa debit card. Again, this is new customers only. http://www22.verizon.com/home/shop/shopping.htm

I told the retention CSR that while I can cancel my service and sign up as as new account under my wife, I rather not waste the time and deal with a potential downtime of a few days (and the hassle and risk of losing my home telephone number during the switch over) so, "help me help you" work out a deal. Smilie

Here's the deal we came up with:

I get to keep my existing Triple Play bundle and options, but now I get faster Internet (50/25).

No contract! It turns out that it's cheaper for me to go without contract than to lock in on a 2 year contract, even though I had offered to go on contract again (for a better deal). Go figure!

My cost? All for $94.99 + taxes/fees (total comes to about $114.66) --- a savings of $30-$35 each month, for the first year (price guaranteed). At the end of the first year, I'll just call back again and negotiate another deal again. Smilie

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Update: Took about two hours for the new speeds to become active. For my 50/25 plan, I'm actually getting 58.47 Mb/s download, 39.11 Mb/s upload (Speedtest.net) on a wired LAN connection.
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Last edited by onedollar March 28, 2013 at 12:30 PM
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I am paying $57.99 for 10/2 internet service only for few years already. I can update to 50/25 + local TV channel for $59.99 + taxes and fees for 2 years which is very tempting but then I will be forced to upgrade to a more expensive plan after the 2 years agreement ended.
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anyone try upgrade who has internet only? i'm not- and have never been- interested in their cable or phone offerings. I have an Ooma and am happy with the HD OTA antenna reception i get into my house...
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#22
anyone know if this is also valid for Frontier FIOS? they took over the Verizon service in my area. I think I only have 25/5 or something like that
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#23
Why Verizon left Oregon?? They had so many deals but Frontier FIOS never had anything.
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Quote from pmgreen View Post :
You had a internet only and where able to add a current bundle promotion w/o having to cancel your account and open under a new name?

i had internet and freedom choice landline service and just added prime tv w/o cancelling. $100 off for not taking free dvr and $50 off for installing tv yourself.
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#25
pass on this. I have the old 35/35 too - and I'm good at usually 42/39. I"ll keep my 10$ a month and buy a chipotle burrito.
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#26
No go for me, also in NoVA. going to 50/25 will result in a $5/m increase for the term of the contract. Not bad, but not as great a free.
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Quote from rocket_ace View Post :
pass on this. I have the old 35/35 too - and I'm good at usually 42/39. I"ll keep my 10$ a month and buy a chipotle burrito.
This thread is from 3/2013
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Quote from rocket_ace View Post :
pass on this. I have the old 35/35 too - and I'm good at usually 42/39. I"ll keep my 10$ a month and buy a chipotle burrito.
is it standalone service? how much do you pay?
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