Fees have always been the main complaint of cable TV subscribers. HD technology fees, regional sports fees, DVR fees, Broadcast TV fees, etc. Now subscribers to Fios TV are about to get one more reason to complain as their fees are going up $7 a month to $24 a month for each DVR/set-top box in their house.
In the past, Verizon Fios TV customers paid $17 per DVR box for the HD fee and the DVR fee. Now that fee is being split into two different $12 a month fees. This means you will now be paying $24 per month in fees just for just one DVR box. Over the course of a year these fees will add up to be $288 a year and over three years cost Fios subscribers $864.
When considering if cord cutting vs cable TV is the right option these fees are something many cord cutters overlook. Now with each DVR box in your house costing you $24 a month that is a cost that can dramatically change the argument over if cord cutting is cheaper than cable TV. With cord cutting you do not find fees like this as you can buy a Roku for as little as $30 and own it for life.
The good news is that Verizon Fios did not increase the cost of their internet packages. You can still get a Fios 100/100 internet only package for $39.99 a month.
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