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If you’ve never had the chance to experience Verizon Fios, we’re going to spoil it for you: It’s the best home internet around. What makes it so great is not just that it’s fast (as in, really fast), but that it’s affordable and extremely reliable. More than one Spy editor switched to Fios during the work-from-home era, and we never looked back.
And right now, Verizon has a few different offers to entice new customers who are ready to make the switch to faster home internet. In July, Verizon launched a new promotion that sounded too good to be true: new customers who switched to the Fios Gigabit Connection internet plan received a new Chromebook as a thank you. Yes, you read that correctly… they were giving away laptops just because. For August, Verizon has sweetened the pot by adding a $100 Verizon gift card to the promotion.
The details are simple:
- Customers who sign up for Verizon Fios Gigabit Connection high-speed internet plans in August will also receive a Samsung Chromebook 4 and a $100 Verizon Gift Card at no extra cost. These Chromebooks normally cost $230, so this is not an insignificant deal. In addition, you’ll also receive AMC+ for 12 months plus 2TB Verizon Cloud storage.
- Sign up for the 400 Mbs Connection and receive a Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite, plus 12 months of AMC+.
- Sign up for the 200 Mbs Connection and receive 12 months of AMC+ and save $30/month on unlimited Wireless Plans with Verizon.
Chromebooks are mini-laptops with an OS powered by Google’s Chrome browser, and they’re great for your average day-to-day computing tasks. That includes browsing the web, listening to music and streaming video. Plus, when you’re connected to an internet service that’s as robust as Verizon Fios, the home entertainment experience only gets better. Finally, if you have a work computer that you use for professional tasks during the day, it’s great to have a personal computing device that you can use for everything else. (We call it the party laptop.)
Now, Verizon Fios wants to give you that bonus laptop — at no extra cost — along with a gift card worth $100. The latest Fios offers end in September, so don’t wait too long to make the switch to a high-speed internet plan!
Why Switch To Verizon Fios Gigabit Internet?
We’re big fans of Fios here at Spy because we depend on internet that’s both fast and reliable in order to do our jobs. Our team has been full-time remote since March 2020, and without a reliable high-speed internet plan, our team couldn’t function (and you wouldn’t be reading this article right now).
But we’re not the only ones who think Fios is the superior choice among internet service providers. I a recent study by the American Customer Satisfaction Index, of the 11 most popular ISPs evaluated, Fios had the highest customer score. On top of that, several Spy editors switched to Fios Gigabit internet plans when we started working from home in 2020, and we’ve had great experiences across the board.
Why do we recommend Fios Gigabit Connection internet plans to our readers? Even without a new Samsung Chromebook and $100 gift card, there are a lot of benefits:
- Fios is a 100% fiber optic internet network.
- A gigabit connection is ideal for work, gaming and streaming. Heck, you can do all three at once without your router breaking a sweat.
- With Fios, you can get up to gigabit download speeds and upload speeds as fast as 880 mbps without having to worry about things like network congestion slowing down your experience.
- Ideal for families and households that need to use multiple devices — TVs, laptops, gaming consoles, tablets — all at the same time.
And you don’t have to worry about shady tricks such as hidden fees or lengthy contract agreements with Verizon Fios. All the costs are upfront, and you’re free to cancel your service whenever you want.
The latest Fios offers won’t last forever, and if you want to take advantage of this impressive offer, we’d recommend heading over to the Verizon Fios website and signing up ASAP.
What Makes Verizon Fios Better Than The Competition?
Transfer Large Files at Lightning Speed: For many of you who work from home, it’s not uncommon to be moving large files back and forth between you, your collaborators or the cloud (especially if you’re a content creator, creative professional or programmer). And while cable internet may offer fast download speeds, don’t expect the same blazing upload speeds that Verizon Fios can offer (in some cases, 30 times faster). Having that much of a speed boost could save you some serious time, and you know what they say: Time is money.
Play Online Games With Minimal Lag: Another huge benefit of Verizon Fios is lower ping times compared to cable internet. For gamers, this is crucial because it means less lag during a round of Apex Legends or while streaming Doom Eternal from a cloud gaming service such as Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. And in games like these where being a few milliseconds quicker than the competition is the difference between victory and defeat, Verizon Fios could be the tool that puts you over the edge.
Customer Support That Actually Helps: If you’re anything like us, you’ve probably had times where your cable internet went out and you had to call up the customer support line. And we all know that it’s a special kind of torture to wait on hold for 45 minutes only to talk to someone who doesn’t actually help much at all. And while our experience with Verizon Fios hasn’t required us to spend a ton of time dealing with customer support, we can at least say that it’s better than what you’ve likely experienced with other ISPs.
Stream TV Without Limits: In addition to internet service, Verizon also offers a TV package that is delivered over the same fiber-optic lines in 4K. Additionally, you can stream all your favorite shows on a laptop, tablet or phone using the Verizon Fios app, giving you incredible flexibility as to when, where and how you binge the next great TV show that comes along.
As mentioned before, all you have to do to get a bonus Chromebook and $100 Verizon gift card is sign up for Verizon Fios’ gigabit internet plan before the promotion ends. The Gigabit plan costs $89.99 a month. (Specifically, new Fios Gigabit customers will receive a Samsung Chromebook 4 at no extra cost when they sign up this month.) But if you wait too long, it might vanish. So be sure to hop on this deal while you can.