Anyone in the magazine business can tell you; the hard part is getting someone to subscribe. Getting renewals is much easier. That’s why magazines offer crazy deals for new subscribers. And that also explains the hundreds of dollars you can get as a bonus if you sign up for satellite service when you buy your new HDTV. Well, Verizon has gone a step further with their new FiOS television service delivered over their fiber optic network.
The company is giving away HDTVs to new subscribers, according to an article in Broadcast Newsroom. You can get a 19″ Sharp Aquos HDTV. Granted, that’s not a huge set — it’s about the right size for a personal television — but it’s still impressive. Or you can opt for a $200 gift certificate from Best Buy. According to the article, the offer will run at least through December 15, but is only available in limited markets. It’s currently available in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, and parts of Indiana.
The fact remains that you can get more money back by signing up for satellite service, but if you like the idea of blazing fast broadband Internet access as well as television service, the Verizon deal might be the right one for you in the long run.