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Frontier Review 2020: Plans, Prices, and More

Frontier FiOS offers fast speeds, but older Frontier networks offer only headaches.

Price: $27.99–$137.99/mo.

Channels: 125–360+

Internet speed: 6–940 Mbps

Price* Download speeds up to Upload speeds up to
$29.99/mo. 50 Mbps 50 Mbps View plan
$39.99/mo. 500 Mbps 500 Mbps View plan
$74.99/mo. 940 Mbps 880 Mbps View plan

*for 12 months with 2-year agreement. Actual speeds may vary. Installation, equipment fees, Internet Infrastructure Surcharge, Quantum service fee, broadcast fee, early term, taxes & other fees apply. Services subject to availability and all applicable terms and conditions.
Data effective as of 09/11/2020. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change

Is Frontier good?

Frontier cable TV and internet service changes a lot based on where you live. If you’re in California, Florida, Indiana, or Texas, there’s a chance you have Frontier FiOS—that’s super-fast fiber-optic internet and TV you should grab if you can.

But if you’re anywhere else with Frontier internet service, you’re likely on Frontier’s crumbling DSL network. In that case, Frontier is bad news.

Frontier pros and cons

Pros

  • No data caps
  • Affordably priced fiber-optic internet
  • Two-year price guarantee

Cons

  • No TV-only packages
  • High-priced DSL internet
  • Two-year long contracts

Best Frontier packages

Package
Best for price

Simply FiOS 500/500
Best for gigabit speed

Simply FiOS Gig Service
Price* Download speeds up to Upload speeds up to
$39.99/mo. 500 Mbps 500 Mbps View plan
$74.99/mo. 940 Mbps 880 Mbps View plan

*for 12 months with 2-year agreement. Actual speeds may vary. Installation, equipment fees, Internet Infrastructure Surcharge, Quantum service fee, broadcast fee, early term, taxes & other fees apply. Services subject to availability and all applicable terms and conditions.
Data effective as of 09/11/2020. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change

We’ve brought up only Frontier Fios plans as the best Frontier packages because they’re far superior to any of Frontiers other networks.

Simply FiOS 500/500 may be one of the best internet plans in the US. We usually recommend at least 100 Mbps download speeds for families, which run about $50 per month depending on your provider. Simply FiOS 500/500 is five times faster than our recommendation for $10 less—a sweet, sweet deal for sure.

But if you have to have gigabit speeds, Simply FiOS Gig Service is a great way to take advantage of Frontier’s fiber-optic network. It’s not the cheapest gig plan on the market, but it’s about the average price you can expect from US internet service providers.

Frontier internet plans and prices

Price* Download speeds up to Upload speeds up to
$27.99/mo. 6 Mbps N/A View plan
$39.99/mo. 500 Mbps 500 Mbps View plan
$74.99/mo. 940 Mbps 880 Mbps View plan

*for 12 months with 2-year agreement. Actual speeds may vary. Installation, equipment fees, Internet Infrastructure Surcharge, Quantum service fee, broadcast fee, early term, taxes & other fees apply. Services subject to availability and all applicable terms and conditions.
Data effective as of 09/11/2020. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change

Frontier has three internet networks spread across the US: Frontier FiOS, Frontier Vantage, and Frontier High-Speed Internet.

The fiber-optic FiOS plans are worth considering, especially the super-affordable Simply FiOS 500/500. Even Frontier Vantage has some good plans, though they’re available only in Connecticut, so we don’t have the represented above. But Frontier High-Speed Internet is a misnomer—those plans are disastrously slow and dastardly expensive.

The plans shown above are only a few of what Frontier has to offer. Head over to our full Frontier internet review to see all Frontier internet plans and learn more about Frontier’s unequal internet services.

Frontier internet plus TV packages and pricing

Price* Download speeds up to Channel count Phone plan
$90.99/mo. 6 Mbps 190+ Add unlimited nationwide calls for $10/mo. View plan
$107.99/mo. 25 Mbps 240+ Add unlimited nationwide calls for $10/mo. View plan
$127.99/mo. 115 Mbps 290+ Add unlimited nationwide calls for $10/mo. View plan

*With 2-yr. agmt. on new DISH service. Actual speeds may vary. Installation, equipment fees, taxes & other fees apply. Services subject to availability and all applicable Frontier terms & conditions. Data as of 8/10/20. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.
Data effective as of 09/11/2020. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change

Right now, Frontier isn’t accepting new TV customers—if you want TV along with Frontier internet, bundling with DISH is your best bet. To see more Frontier and DISH plans, check out our DISH bundles review.

But you won’t get any deals bundling Frontier internet with DISH. Many providers that have both internet and cable TV offer discounts if you bundle, so you might want to check those out first.

You can learn a little more about the currently unavailable Frontier FiOS TV service on our teensy-weensy Frontier TV review. Frankly, there’s not much there because it’s hard to review a service that barely exists.

Looking for the full Frontier channel lineup?

View Frontier channel lineup

Final take: Is Frontier worth it?

If you live in an area with Frontier FiOS, it’s an excellent option for internet—and according to our customer survey, it has reliable customer support too.

And if—for some heartbreaking reason—your only internet option is Frontier High-Speed Internet (again, a terrible misnomer), brace yourself for slow internet speeds and high prices.

Frontier FAQ

How much is Frontier internet monthly?

Frontier has three different internet services—depending on the network available in your location, your monthly internet bill could run anywhere from $27.99 to $74.99 per month. If you rent a Frontier router, that will be an extra $10 per month.

Is Frontier internet unlimited?

All Frontier internet packages come with unlimited data—Frontier did us all a solid by skipping those crummy data caps. As a Frontier internet customer, you won’t have to worry about surprise charges from using too much data.

Can I get Frontier internet and TV in my area?

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