Like a shittier version of Comcast, however Verizon is a phone and DSL company, while Comcast provides cable television and internet services.
Verizon's cell phone technical support people are total n00bs, to the point where I know more about what's wrong than they do.
Verizon's DSL service has been reported to slow down below its rated 3.0 mbps speed, once you commit to a full year of the DSL service (to save approximately $15/month). If you search Google, you'll find many forums filled with frustrated people who have to wait forever to get through to tech support.
Verizon lures its customers into its DSL service by offering a low monthly price of $30/month (1 year commitment required) for service competitive to Comcast's 4 mbps, which is priced at $43/month.
Verizon lures cell phone customers by providing free in-network calling, and rebates on cell phone prices. They also say their service is the most reliable wireless network.
Verizon has a monopoly similar to Comcast's. Wouldn't it be funny if they merged and then you'd have even FEWER choices for internet access?
Prices shown in USD.
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