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DIRECTV vs. Verizon Fios?

Satellite TV just doesn’t compare to the fiber optics of Fios.

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A better way to enjoy TV—with clarity and reliability that leaves DIRECTV in the dust.

Don’t be taken in by the claims of other TV providers. The truth is, all networks are not created equal. When choosing between the fiber-optic network of Fios and satellite TV, the differences are clear:

100% fiber-optic network much less susceptible to inclement weather
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Only one provider for TV, internet and phone services**
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Max number of available channels 425+ 215+
Languages of available international programming 25 8
Worry-Free Guarantee

No early termination fees apply if you cancel within your first 30 days.

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** DIRECTV partners with local third parties to provide internet, phone services.

† You have 30 days to see if Verizon is right for you. No early termination fees apply if you cancel within your first 30 days of service.

The Fios difference.

When comparing Verizon Fios to DIRECTV, let’s look at the facts:

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The latest technology.

Satellite companies must compress their video content, which affects picture quality. Fios is backed by a 100% fiber-optic network to the home, offering the fastest possible connections, 99.9% network reliability and incredible HD picture quality.

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Bundles and packages choices.

Fios provides America's fastest internet*, TV and home phone services directly to you. DIRECT TV must partner with local third parties for internet and phone services, which can mean more hassles for you.

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The best of TV. Your way.

With Fios Custom TV, you can pick the plan you want based on the types of channels you watch; your personal viewing preferences; and add-on packs such as Sports, Family and Movies.

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How Fios stacks up

See how Fios ranks across the board against cable TV providers. A 100% fiber-optic network truly changes everything.

Awards are good.

Awards from our customers are better.

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Fios Internet is rated #1 in customer satisfaction. Details

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In a customer satisfaction study, Fios TV customers rate their service higher in picture quality, higher in reliability and report fewer outage and service issues than cable and satellite customers rate their own. Details

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Fios is more likely than Comcast, Spectrum, Optimum, and Cox to be recommended by customers to friends and family. Details

Fios is not cable.
We’re wired differently.

Verizon offers a better way of enjoying TV, providing custom plans and premium content that you can take with you virtually wherever you go through the Fios Mobile App.*

With Fios, you get all the power, performance and reliability of a 100% fiber-optic network straight to your home. Spectrum by Charter Communications doesn’t match that.

*Verizon Fios TV subscription required and only available on select devices. Subscription to premium movie channels or highest-tiered TV package required to access certain channels. NFL Network and NFL Redzone streaming only available on tablets. Fios On Demand service usage and content availability restrictions apply. Wireless data charges may apply.


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