or Connect
AppleInsider › Forums › Mobile › iPhone › Verizon offers free iPhone 4 with FiOS TV, Internet, phone bundles
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Verizon offers free iPhone 4 with FiOS TV, Internet, phone bundles

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
To promote its FiOS TV iPhone remote control app, Verizon Wireless is offering new buyers of its TV, Internet and landline phone packages a $200 reward card that can be applied to the cost of an iPhone 4 (or any other smartphone), plus a $5 to $20 monthly discount on their plan.

The deal, describing iPhone and FiOS TV as "A Perfect Pairing," is being promoted in a new TV spot.

The ad (below), depicts a remote control physically transforming into an iPhone 4 as a narrator asks, "what if you could combine America's most advanced fiber optic network with America's most loved mobile device - wouldn't that be something?"

The "Transformers" imagery appears similar to Verizon's hyper-masculine "Droid" ads that played throughout last year, although this time the campaign is directed at the company's recently released iPhone 4.

"Control your TV, manage your DVR remotely, and with the flick of a finger, send pictures straight to your flat screen, with the FiOS app for iPhone," the spot adds.

Update: Verizon has added the following details to clarify its promotion: "Only new customers who sign up for our qualifying triple/quad play bundles will receive a $200 rewards card. If the customer chooses to do so, this Verizon Reward Card can be used to offset the purchase of a smart phone (iPhone or other device)."



FiOS is Verizon's internet, television, and phone service delivered via fiber optic cable directly to the customer's premises. While only available in a limited number of areas, the service supports very fast (for the U.S.) Internet access compared to DSL or standard copper cable.

The company is now offering a bundle of more than 180 channels (40 in HD) FiOS TV with a DVR, 15Mpbs download and 5Mbps upload Internet access, and unlimited landline phone service for $95 per month with a two year contract, adding in a $200 rebate that can be applied to the purchase of iPhone 4, and a waived "activation fee" that normally costs $50.

When adding an iPhone service plan to the bundle, Verizon provides an additional $10 per month discount, making the bundle $85 per month plus the cost of the wireless plan.

AT&T offers its own U-verse cable, Internet and phone service package, and similarly released an remote control iPhone app and created bundles designed to woo users to a package of its services. The company does not appear to currently be running a U-verse/iPhone promotion however.
post #2 of 16
Who needs a landline anymore?

Regarding the BIG Verizon news of today (which Apple Insider must have "overlooked"), it has been revealed that the Verizon iPhone does not support more than 3 people on a conference call. In addition, if you do connect 3 people to a conference call, there is no way to SWAP the calls, make any of them private, or drop a single call at a time.
post #3 of 16
Hide yo kids, Hide yo Wife, and hide yo husband, cause they gonna find you! Homeboy!

Oh, sorry to get off topic, Verizon? Yeah it cures cancer!
post #4 of 16
Well, if Fios was available everywhere, it would be a great deal.
post #5 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by latafairam View Post

Well, if Fios was available everywhere, it would be a great deal.

And since it's not available here... it may as well come with ponies.
post #6 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheOtherGeoff View Post

And since it's not available here... it may as well come with ponies.

You mean Verizon is pulling an ATT by having a service that has gaps in the map?!

Say it ain't so...

Ten years ago, we had Steve Jobs, Bob Hope and Johnny Cash.  Today we have no Jobs, no Hope and no Cash.

Reply

Ten years ago, we had Steve Jobs, Bob Hope and Johnny Cash.  Today we have no Jobs, no Hope and no Cash.

Reply
post #7 of 16
Not a bad deal, but didnt verizon tell it's employees not to buy they phone cause it sold out? What happened to supply of they can now give these away?
--SHEFFmachine out
Da Bears!
Reply
--SHEFFmachine out
Da Bears!
Reply
post #8 of 16
Its a $200 rebate towards the purchase of the phone. Doesn't guarantee when you'll get it.

Getting a customer locked into a FiOS contract and iPhone contract in one move is great for Verizon.

Quote:
Originally Posted by sheff View Post

Not a bad deal, but didnt verizon tell it's employees not to buy they phone cause it sold out? What happened to supply of they can now give these away?
post #9 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by noexpectations View Post

Who needs a landline anymore?

Regarding the BIG Verizon news of today (which Apple Insider must have "overlooked"), it has been revealed that the Verizon iPhone does not support more than 3 people on a conference call. In addition, if you do connect 3 people to a conference call, there is no way to SWAP the calls, make any of them private, or drop a single call at a time.


News? Its been like this for 10 years, just cause the iphone just released doesn't make it news.
post #10 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by sheff View Post

Not a bad deal, but didnt verizon tell it's employees not to buy they phone cause it sold out? What happened to supply of they can now give these away?

Theyre not giving anything away. Theyre making plenty off the deal!
post #11 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by noexpectations View Post

Who needs a landline anymore?

Regarding the BIG Verizon news of today (which Apple Insider must have "overlooked"), it has been revealed that the Verizon iPhone does not support more than 3 people on a conference call. In addition, if you do connect 3 people to a conference call, there is no way to SWAP the calls, make any of them private, or drop a single call at a time.

That's a limitation of CDMA voice network. As with anything else, CDMA has positive traits and negative traits. It's not unique to the iphone, or to verizon.
post #12 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by noexpectations View Post

Who needs a landline anymore?

Regarding the BIG Verizon news of today (which Apple Insider must have "overlooked"), it has been revealed that the Verizon iPhone does not support more than 3 people on a conference call. In addition, if you do connect 3 people to a conference call, there is no way to SWAP the calls, make any of them private, or drop a single call at a time.

You neglected to mention those are issues with Verizon's CDMA network and not the fault of the iPhone. You aren't trying to be a troll much are you?

Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.

 

"A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete...

Reply

Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.

 

"A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete...

Reply
post #13 of 16
"the service supports very fast (for the US) Internet access compared to DSL or standard copper cable."

Supports is the key word. I don't know anyone here in Philly who switched to FIOS and did not switch back to Comcast cable. FIOS is noticeably slower - about only half as fast download speeds. The "n" of my statement is more than a dozen.
post #14 of 16
I'm happy with my FOIS service, especially compared to Time-Warner, but for the post contract bill. "Triple-Play" (with Three Televisions, One DVD, Two HD, HBO, Showtime, Telephone & basic Internet) is $223.88 per month!
Cubist
Reply
Cubist
Reply
post #15 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pennywse View Post

Hide yo kids, Hide yo Wife, and hide yo husband, cause they gonna find you! Homeboy!

Oh, sorry to get off topic, Verizon? Yeah it cures cancer!

Interesting off topic fact: Antoine hails from my home town of Huntsville, AL, and the very night his moment of greatness aired on local TV, my brother called me to explain that he had just seen something inexplicable but mesmerizing. He even provided a link to a clip from the local broadcast, and we marveled together at the force of nature that was Mr. Dodson.

Little did we know then that we had been present at the inception of a Great Internet Meme and Legendary Person.
They spoke of the sayings and doings of their commander, the grand duke, and told stories of his kindness and irascibility.
Reply
They spoke of the sayings and doings of their commander, the grand duke, and told stories of his kindness and irascibility.
Reply
post #16 of 16
"and with the flick of a finger, send pictures straight to your flat screen, with the FiOS app for iPhone"

Does that mean Verizon STBs now support Apple's AirPlay? ;-) If not it would be cool if they adopt it (Comcast & Dish Network too).
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: iPhone
AppleInsider › Forums › Mobile › iPhone › Verizon offers free iPhone 4 with FiOS TV, Internet, phone bundles