Originally Posted by Speck's Dad
My guess is zero chance. I have no facts to back that up but VZ already spends a relative fortune on setting up customers...equipment and installation. Plus....VZ still bundles DirecTV with its services in some markets so I'm not sure that VZ paying part of your early termination fee would do much to foster good relations between the two companies.
Well good news! They are in fact crediting my account the estimated amount of the 3 month early termination charge! What's more, they've already credited it to me although I can still cancel my order for FiOS. I actually asked them about what if I decided to cancel my order, and they said "don't worry about it." Apparently they are confident I will definitely be sticking with my order.
The guy also said there was a special promotion going on when I called for homes with FiOS hardware already installed for no contract, 35/35 internet speed, along with my TV package which has 2 boxes with DVR and phone for $140/month (taxes included) for 2 years. Not sure what it will go up to after that but it definitely beats the pants off what I was paying for Verizon DSL and Directv.
And if anyone is wondering all I said was "that I had 3 months left on my Directv contract and could Verizon possibly credit me some of the termination fee if I place an order for FiOS today?" The guy put me on hold for a few minutes to ask his boss then came back and said that it wouldn't be a problem. Not sure if this would work for everyone but good luck if you are trying.