Verizon is facing a backlash after it was reported that customers were getting $300 more per month for a phone that doesn’t come with Fios broadband.
The New York Post reports that customers in San Diego and San Francisco are getting a phone with Verizon’s Fios Internet plan at $400, but it costs $1,000 more to get a FIO internet plan.
Fios also charges $3.50 per GB of data per month, but this is for a plan that only covers the cost of one device and not two.
Verizon customers in the New York area, however, are getting two phones, and the pricing is much higher, according to the Post.
In a statement to the newspaper, Verizon said that its internet customers have been “overcharged” by $3,100.
“Verizon Internet customers in California are being billed $300 per month more than their Fios counterparts,” the statement said.
Verizon is a member of the Fios network, but its network doesn’t support Fios.
The FCC ruled last month that Verizon had to allow customers to add Fios to their broadband plans, so now the carrier will have to do the same for customers in other states.