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TV Plans from AT&T, Verizon, and XFINITY
Committing to a contract with a company that offers entertainment services in the form of TV and the Internet, or both is an important decision to make. There are so many plans, packages, and bundles available now.
Even though there are only a limited number of major telecommunication companies offering these services, constant updates on what users can choose from taking place all the time. For those just looking for the best TV plan, AT&T, Verizon, and Xfinity can help. This article will explore TV plans, their prices, and what each plan offers.
AT&T has some of the most comprehensive TV offers on the market. Their new AT&T TV has a plethora of plans available. There’s also the AT&T TV app that will make the entire viewing experience more interactive.
The quality of the TV stream is very clear and impressive. TV-wise, AT&T TV is considered cutting edge technology because it uses high-speed Internet. All contracts with AT&T are 24 months and include paperless billing, as well as AutoPay. For AT&T TV, the recommended Internet speed is 25 Mbps (min. 8Mbps per stream for optimal viewing). The limit is 3 concurrent AT&T streams that can be watched on your TV, smartphone, tablet, or web browser.
All AT&T TV packages contain the following:
- AT&T TV device & voice remote with the Google Assistant
- 500 hours of Cloud DVR
- 40,000+ on-demand titles, plus stream 5,000 apps including Netflix and Pandora
- Reduced price if bundled with AT&T Internet
- Paperless billing & AutoPay
The major differences in these TV packages are in the number of TV channels. And more expensive packages now only have more channels, but they also have more exclusive networks included. These are the TV packages with prices and the number of channels available:
- ENTERTAINMENT – $49.99 per month; 40,000 on-demand titles
- CHOICE™ – $54.99 per month; 45,000 on-demand titles; get ENTERTAINMENT plus 20+ more channels
- XTRA – $64.99 per month; 50,000 on-demand titles; get CHOICE™ plus 20+ more channels
- ULTIMATE – $69.99 per month; 55,000 on-demand titles; get XTRA plus 20+ more channels
- ÓPTIMO MÁS – $54.99 per month; 30,000 on-demand titles; Spanish and English television, sports, movies, and mucho más
A popular choice from AT&T is the TV + Internet packages. All of the above TV packages can be combined with AT&T Internet (subject to service availablity in your area).
AT&T TV + AT&T Internet
Having AT&T TV in a bundle with AT&T Internet doubles the savings. The discount is $20/month for the first 12 months of your subscription. It consists of a $10/month discount on the internet and a $10/month bill credit for 12 months on TV. Offers require 24-months of TV service.
Verizon Fios TV Plans
One of the best things about Verizon Fios TV is that there are no hidden fees anywhere, and future subscribers aren’t obligated to sign annual contracts. That takes off some stress when trying to decide which TV plan is most suitable for your needs. Verizon offers plenty of personalization and flexibility to its users, and that's one of the things that makes its offers attractive.
Fios TV Test Drive
This is one of the best plans from Verizon. Essentially, Fios TV Test Drive means that members can browse and watch 425+ channels for the duration of two months, and then the company will recommend the best plan. The price for this plan is $50, and it's a good deal for all the undecisive viewers.
Your Fios TV
Also priced at $50, this plan includes 125+ channels, and it's considered the basic Fios TV plan. Users can choose five favorite channels, and they can also get a recommendation for a TV package based on those preferences.
More Fios TV
This plan has more than double the number of channels and some extra perks. The 300+ cost $70 per month, and there are more popular channels included, as well as regional sports channels. A $50 Visa Prepaid Card and the first set-top box are included as well.
Most Fios TV
For those who want an all-inclusive TV plan from Verizon Fios TV, this is the way to go. With 425+ channels, this is the best and most expensive plan the company offers. The plan includes some of the best sports and movie channels as well. The price is $90, and the offer includes a basic DVR, Set Top Box, and a $100 Visa prepaid card.
Xfinity offers amazing entertainment packages that include live TV, streaming, and music. Their Voice Remote is one of the best on the market, and there’s the Xfinity Stream app available to all subscribers. When it comes to TV packages, Xfinity has basic two packages.
For $39.95 per month with no term agreements, this plan brings TV and Streaming of 10+ channels. This includes local channels like ABC, FOX, and NBC. Subscribers are able to access the Xfinity Stream app as well. There’s an On-Demand option as well, and the free Self-Install kit is included.
This is a more comprehensive plan, and it includes 140+ channels, an X1 TV box, and Voice Remote. The price of this TV plan is $69.95 per month. This plan contains channels like FX, ESPN, Bravo, HGTV, and Nickelodeon.
Xfinity also offers the Internet + TV combination plans that all include the following:
- Two-year contract
- $100 Visa Prepaid Card
- Paperless billing and AutoPay
- Free self-install kit
- 1TB of data per month
The difference in plans is based on the number of channels included, the Internet speed, and price. Based on those they go as follows:
- Blast! + Extra 200Mbs - $80 per month & 125+ channels
- Extreme + Extra 300Mbps - $90 per month & 125+ channels
- Extreme + Preferred 300 Mbps - $110 per month & 200+ channels
Sticking to the Best Plan
It seems fairly clear that AT&T TV has some of the best offers when it comes to both just TV and the TV + Internet combination plans. Verizon comes a close second with the selection, but Xfinity isn’t too far behind. It’s good to know that there are options for only TV plans available to suit many households.