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Verizon Fios vs Comcast Xfinity

Verizon Fios is a reliable internet provider with lightning fast speeds and bundle options. How does it compare to Comcast Xfinity? Read our comparison chart below.

Verizon Fios provides fiber optic internet service with lightning fast speeds. Prices start at $39.99/mo and is guaranteed for 2 years. There are also bundle options for TV and phone services. Coverage is limited to certain states.

While Comcast Xfinity is a cable TV provider which lets you choose to have a contract or no contract. Xfinity TV offers a combination of normal and cloud DVR. You can record your shows into your DVR machine, as well as upload it to the cloud. This lets you watch your shows on the go, which is handy if you travel.

Compare Verizon Fios with Comcast Xfinity, side-by-side. Read on for an in-depth look, including ratings, reviews, pros and cons.

 

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Benefits and Features

DVRThree DVR options available. Single Room DVR records 2 shows at a time, with 20 hours HD recording, for $12/month. You can only watch recordings on the main TV. Enhanced Multi Room DVR service records 6 shows at a time, and has 100 hours of HD storage. It costs $20/month. Their Premium Service records up to 12 shows at a time, and has up to 200 hours of HD recordings. It costs $30/month.Two types of DVR services: normal and cloud DVR. Normal DVR records up to 6 shows at once, and has 500GB storage capacity. Cloud DVR records up to 60 hours. You can download recordings to your device to watch offline.
PackagesLocal TV ($10/month): 10 channels
Custom TV ($64.99/month): 155+ channels
Preferred TV HD ($74.99/month): 255+ channels
Extreme TV HD ($79.99/month): 330+ channels
Ultimate TV HD ($89.99/month): 425+ channels
Limited Basic ($28.65/month): 10+ channels
Digital Economy ($34.99/month): 100+ channels
Digital Starter ($64.99/month): 140+ channels
Digital Preferred ($84.99/month): 220+ channels
Digital Premier ($124.99/month): 260+ channels
(Prices are for packages without contract)
CancellationNo early termination fees. All equipments must be returned within 30 days. Unreturned equipment fees apply.All equipment must be returned within 30 days of termination. Unreturned equipment fees apply.
ContractNo contract.Users can choose to subscribe for a 1-year contract, or pay month-to-month
InstallationStandard professional installation $99.99.Standard professional installation fee of $60. Final bill generated after installation.
AutopaySign up for autopay feature via the My Fios app or My Verizon account online. Accepts bank account, debit and credit card.$5/month discount when signing up for Xfinity's Autopay and Eco-bill feature. Autopay can be set up with bank account, or debit/credit card.
Receiver FeeSet-Top Box ($12/month) per TV, Fios Wireless Router ($10/month)HD DVR Box ($19.95/month), Additional cable box ($9.95/month).
Regional Sports FeeRegional Sports Network Fee (up to $6.39/month, varies depending on location)Regional Sports Fee (up to $6.75/month)
 

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Pros & ConsPros:
  • Fast internet speed
  • Unlimited data
  • 2-year price guarantee
Cons:
  • Limited coverage area
Pros:
  • Combined normal and cloud DVR
  • Good on-demand selection
  • No contract
Cons:
  • Extra charges
  • Customer service
  • Not as many channels as rivals
Bottom LineReliable internet provider with lightning fast speeds and bundle options... Read full reviewNo contract cable TV which lets you watch recordings on the go... Read full review
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Verizon Fios: Pricing information from published website as of 2/7/2018.

Comcast Xfinity: Pricing information including fees, features and contract length was obtained on April 12, 2018 from published websites and is believed to be accurate, but not guaranteed.

Which is Better: Verizon Fios or Comcast Xfinity?

Still need help deciding which tv is better? Read the in-depth reviews below. You may also be interested in comparing Verizon Fios or DISH.

In short: Comcast Xfinity's price and contract are notable. In particular, the contract is outstanding.


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    Comcast Xfinity Reviews

    Comcast Xfinity's cable TV service lets you choose between having a contract or no contract. They have four package options, Digital Economy (100+ channels), Digital Starter (140+ channels), Digital Preferred (220+ channels), and Digital Premier (260+ channels). Is it worth the subscription? Read on to find out.

Comments

  • Kourtney Ragusa from New Jersey
    on June 1, 2018 10:02 AM said about Comcast Xfinity:

    The ondemand feature of comcast offers much more titles. Also the technology abd set up of direct tv seems outdated.

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