Verizon Bundles Now Include Wireless Plans for Consumers in Texas Wireline Market

Consumers in Verizon's Texas wireline service area now can achieve even greater value when they get all their entertainment, information and communication services in one package.

Savings can be as high as $299 per year when bundling TV, Internet, home phone and a Verizon Wireless plan. The quad-play packages are available to customers who are served by Verizon's market-leading FiOS services or Verizon's fast, affordable digital subscriber line-based High Speed Internet (HSI), and DIRECTV® service.

For example, a bundle of 15 megabits per second (Mbps) downstream and 5 Mbps upstream FiOS Internet, FiOS TV Prime HD package and FiOS Digital Voice home phone service is now available for $99.99 a month, with a guaranteed rate for 24 months for new FiOS customers. This package represents a $10 a month off savings from the regular bundle price.  When a Verizon Wireless plan is added, customers receive an additional $9.99 a month off the bundle price for Internet, TV and voice service. New customers signing up online earn an additional $5 a month savings for a total annual savings of $299. Wireless plans in Verizon FiOS bundles start at $39.99 a month for 450 minutes with a two-year commitment, and will be included in the bundle price. The final bundle price will vary depending upon which wireless plan is selected.

Verizon also announced that as an added reward, new FiOS Internet, FiOS TV or new HSI and DIRECTV bundles customers in all Verizon-served states will receive a Verizon Visa® prepaid card issued by Meta BankTM valued at up to $200 - depending on which bundles and services are added - and can be used toward the purchase of a new DROID smartphone of the customers' choice.  (To view a news release containing more details, click here.)

"Verizon provides the ultimate TV experience, unmatched Internet speed and crystal-clear home phone service," said Shawne Angelle, president of Verizon's Texas region.  "Now, customers who add a Verizon Wireless plan to their bundles can benefit from the nation's largest, most reliable wireless 3G network."

All FiOS bundles come with Verizon's 30-day Worry-Free Guarantee allowing customers to cancel their service within 30 days of the date of activation, with no termination fee, if they are not completely satisfied. 

As another option, customers new to FiOS TV who add it to complete either a triple-play or a quad bundle can choose to receive a Home Media DVR or DVR free for one year. This option cannot be combined with the prepaid Visa card offer.

All bundles that include Verizon Wireless require ONE-BILL®, which combines charges for all Verizon services onto one monthly statement. There are numerous options for these bundles, based on the Verizon Wireless calling plan chosen and by state.

"We recognize that some customers prefer to use Verizon Wireless as their primary voice service, while others appreciate the reliable convenience and the peace of mind that comes with having a wireline home phone as well," said Angelle. "We're offering the freedom and flexibility for customers to choose the Verizon voice service or combination of services that meets their individual or family needs, together with our complete line of industry-leading home-entertainment options that are now more flexible than ever, whether you are at home or on the go."

Further information about Verizon bundles is available at www.verizon.com/bundles or by calling 1-800-VERIZON (1-800-837-4966).

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, NASDAQ:VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers.  Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, serving more than 92 million customers nationwide.  Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers innovative, seamless business solutions to customers around the world.  A Dow 30 company, Verizon last year generated consolidated revenues of more than $107 billion.  For more information, visit www.verizon.com.