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Verizon FiOS vs DirecTV

Verizon FIOS offers customers the ability to bundle digital telephone, digital cable and broadband services in one affordable bundle, while DirecTV relies on partners to accomplish a comparable feat. The result is that FiOS customers tend to save a lot more than DirecTV customers and DirecTV is at a serious disadvantage when it comes to the total number of channels being offered. DirecTV does, however, boast a comparable number of HD channels, but their broadband service cannot compete with the fiber-fueled FiOS system in terms of speed due to the use of satellite broadband powered by WIldBlue. While satellite access is appealing to some, and opens up huge markets to DirecTV, the service simply cannot compete with FiOS head to head.

Verizon FiOS

DirecTV

July 2014: discount offer No offer available.

Lowest Triple Play Price

  • Price: $89.99/Mo for 1 year
  • Internet Service: 25 Mbps Download / 25 Mbps Upload
  • TV Service: 225+ Digital Channels, 65+ HD Channels
  • Phone: Unimited Calling, USA, Puerto Rico, and Canada

Lowest Triple Play Price

No Triple Play Offered Through DirecTV.
For triple play packages that include Directv service check AT&T DSL and Verizon High Speed Internet

Television Service

  • Total Channels: Over 385 Channels
  • HD Channels: Over 125 Channels
  • Music Channels: 46 Music Choice
  • HBO Cost: $19.99/Mo
  • DVR Service Cost: $11.00-32.00/Mo
  • Additional Receiver Cost: $6-8/Mo
  • Video on Demand: Yes, View Website

Television Service

  • Standard Channels:  280+ Channels
  • HD Channels: 105+ Channels  
  • Music: 67+ Channels
  • HBO Cost: $14.99/Mo
  • DVR Cost: $7/Mo
  • Additional Receiver Cost: $99 Up front - $5/Mo after
  • Video on Demand: Yes, View Website

Internet Service

  • 300 Mbps Download – $209.99/Mo
  • 150 Mbps Download – $129.99/Mo
  • 75 Mbps Download – $89.99/Mo
  • 50 Mbps Download - $79.99/Mo
  • 25 Mbps Download – $69.99/Mo

Internet Service

Internet Services Provided through a partnership with WildBlue.
  • 512Kbps Down / 128Kbps Up - $49.95/Mo

Phone Service

  • Unlimited Calls – $44.99/Mo
  • Additional Line – $9.99/Mo

Phone Service

No Phone Service Provided by DirecTV

Additional Information

  • Contract Length: Month to Month / Annual Agreement
  • Technology: Fiber Optics
  • Channel Line Up

Additional Information

  • Contract Length:  Varies / Yearly
  • Technology: Satellite
  • Additional Fees: HD Service $10/Mo

Data based on zip code 34236 as of July 2014

Data collected Oct 2010 for 78704 zip code.