Internet providers are well known for their deals, but Verizon’s new campaign targets a specific demographic, gamers.
That’s right, Verizon is reaching out to Xbox gamers with a new offer that also nets you some Xbox–friendly access options.
- Xbox Live Subscription from FiOS
- Choice of one of two games: PUBG or Sea Thieves
We know, you probably have some questions. So let’s answer some of the most obvious ones to provide a clearer look at just what Verizon is offering for this promo, which is good until supplies last.
Okay, What is Fios Gigabit Connection?
The offer requires that you sign up for or upgrade to Fios Gigabit Connection, one of the top tiers of internet service that Verizon provides, with speeds up to 940/880 Mbps. It is offered on a 100% fiber-optic network, which means it uses fiber-optic cable all the way to the home. Fiber-optic lines are famous for using woven glass and light to transmit information, which allows them to send and receive data at incredible speeds.
With Fios Gigabit Connection, however, the fiber connection continues all the way to your home. This allows for up to 940/880 Mbps speeds with fewer lags and data issues. That’s an incredibly good speed spec and you can check to see how it compares to other speeds and what you can accomplish with this tier on Verizon’s FAQ page.
Unfortunately, Fios Gigabit Connection isn’t available everywhere, so you will need to hop over to Verizon and check availability in your area.
What Gaming Bonuses Do I Get?
Well, first you get those amazing speeds up to 940/880 Mbps, which are excellent for high-level gaming. If you stream a lot of games and the highest-definition, 4k gameplay is important to you, this is a good way to game. If you run a gaming stream on Twitch or a similar platform and have a lot of things going on at once, Fios Gigabit Connection speeds may also help prevent a lot lagging. Finally, if you prefer more sensitive shooter games where accuracy is vital, more bandwidth can help keep your eye on the bullseye.
But that’s all just the icing on the cake. You also get Xbox-specific goodies:
- A free year of Xbox Live Gold. Depending on how you purchase Xbox Live, this typically costs between $50 to $60, and now you get it for free for a year. If you already have Xbox Live, don’t worry about it – the deal can be used for next year if you want.
- A choice between two games – Sea of Thieves or PUBG. PUBG (Player Unknown’s Battleground) is, of course, famous enough to need little introduction, but this immensely popular battle royale game is the chief competitor for Fortnite and filled with the same kind of chaotic fun, strategy, and shooting skills that define the genre. Sea of Thieves, meanwhile, is a co-op game where you ride the pirate seas in an incredibly realistic sailing experience, looking for quests to complete while dodging – or plundering – other players on the map.
All Right, What Would This Cost?
You can get the Fios Gigabit Connection deal for $79.99 per month with Auto Pay plus taxes, equipment charges and other fees. The standard setup charge is waived for this deal, and there is no annual contract. If you are with another service, you can also get up to a $500 credit to help cover any early termination fees for switching.