Verizon is getting rid of annual contracts and letting customers pay by the month for the cable and internet plans, the company announced Thursday. Prior to this new way of doing service, customers could buy internet or cable separately but were often kept in contract to get the lower prices and once contracts expired, prices soared.
Under the new pricing plans, customers mix and match internet and TV plans to suit their needs and budget.
There are three internet plans that range from $39.99 per month to $79.99 per month, depending on the speeds and three cable TV plans range from $50 per month to $90 per month depending on how many channels you want.
Verizon still charges customers for things they don’t have to pay for with streaming services, which many consumers are turning to as an option instead of traditional cable. Verizon will charge for monthly cable box rentals that start at $12 per month per box. These are required if you sign up for one of the services.
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