Verizon Aims at Cable With Q4 Promos

Verizon Communications is targeting cable with two new
signup promotions, offering new FiOS bundle subscribers $150 pre-paid Visa
cards and DSL customers three months free
Internet service.

The offers are available starting Monday, Sept. 21, and run
through Dec. 31.

On the FiOS front, in addition to a $150 Visa prepaid card,
new customers ordering qualifying bundles also will receive a 24-month price
guarantee and free premium installation. Plus, FiOS triple-play customers who
order qualifying midtier and top-tier bundles will receive three months free of
their choice of HBO and Cinemax movie channels or an international in-language
programming package. 

Existing FiOS customers who add a qualifying new FiOS TV or
Internet service also are eligible for the Visa prepaid card and the two-year
price guarantee. In addition, according to Verizon, customers who sign up
online will receive an extra $5 a month off their monthly price for voice
service for one year.

New Verizon DSL
customers, meanwhile, are eligible for to receive three months free high-speed
Internet service if they agree to a one-year contract. The offer is also
available to customers who do not want a service bundle with Verizon voice
calling plans. DSL pricing after three months is $19.99 per month for up
to 1 Megabit-per-second downloads; $29.99 per month for 3 Mbps; and $39.99 per
month for the 7.1-Mbps tier.