Originally Posted by tighr
You straight up admit right here that Fios is more expensive. If I just want standard HD channels and no premium (HBO, Starz, etc), then 9x out of 10x Fios is not cheaper than the alternative. To me, "stripped down" means no HD service, and HD is important to me. Movie channels are not (I have Netflix).
And after looking at Ken's link, even if i DID want premiums, 9x out of 10x Fios is still going to be more expensive. So I really don't know what your point is.
You must be dense or something, Fios offers nothing comparable to U-200, their lowest end package is comparable to Dish top 250 or Direct TV total choice which includes stuff like encore, Flix, IFC and what Dish and Direct TV refer to Platinum HD package which includes stuff like HDnet, HDMovies, MGM HD, Universal HD etc. Their is no way to get a package comparable to U-200 at all on Fios, then if you want say DSL speed internet their is no way to get it on Fios, you have 3 choices for internet 15/5, 25/25 or 35/35 what part of that do you not understand? Their is no 6 meg package at all, So if you take a comparable 15/5 package from U-Verse it is 55 per month not $35 a month you are paying either. Also all the Fios bundles include Phone and it is cheaper to get a bundle over getting TV and Internet only.
Like I said if you want a TV and internet package lower than the lowest Fios lowest package then other options might be cheaper but anyone taking a package above the lowest packages or comparing Fios to Comparable U-Verse package will see Fios is cheaper. If you want DSL class internet and basic entry level tv and you insist on comparing entry level products again bundles that do not have entry level services you are 100% right you can find a lower provider. But for anyone take any package which is comparable to what other providers have U-Verse is more expensive. Key here comparable, Sure you can get Express internet package on U-Verse $25 a month and that is all you might need, but Comcast and TWC, even BHN and Fios all have internet speeds that are 10x faster includes in their bundles and you know some people on U-Verse do buy those packages and those are ones who can get better deals going to other providers. Not the people buying the bottom of the barrel services as Fios is not targeted towards those people anyways.
As for Ken Post even he admits his Fios internet is on a 35/35 package LOL which Fios charges $139.99 without a triple play package at all, no other provider even offers a comparable service. A package more comparable to cable would have been for him to take 15/5 internet and compare that to a Comcast bundle which package is $30 per month cheaper that his current package and he is in a very rare situation too where his Comcast in his area does not charge for cable cards if he was using cable boxes the difference between Fios and Comcast would be in Fios favor as their boxes are cheaper than Comcast in national promo.
Again if people want to stubborn and continue to say one provider is cheaper than other because they are taking a lower service plan be it a lower tv package, lower internet speed etc they are only fooling them selfs when they keep saying provider X is cheaper because they are only cheaper because you are comparing a Nissian to a Mercedes Benz and then saying the Nissian is the same which we both know is clearly not the case even tho both will take you from Point A to Point B.