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Optimum Bundles & Packages

Great value and a $500 contract buyout make Optimum optimal.

Price: $39.99–$129.99/mo.

Channel count: 220–420+

Internet speeds: 200–940 Mbps

Package
Best value
Optimum Select TV + Optimum 400
Cheapest
Optimum Core TV + Optimum 300
Price Connection type
Download speeds
Channel count
count
Phone plan
$99.99/mo. Cable 400 Mbps 340+ N/A View plan
$74.99/mo. Cable 300 Mbps 220+ N/A View plan

Are Optimum bundles good?

Bundling can be convenient and save you money. But Optimum doesn’t have TV-only plans. Without that pricing information, it’s tough to tell if the provider’s bundles are a bargain. But it’s not impossible.

We compared Optimum’s double-play and triple-play bundles to its competitors’ offerings (with cable and fiber internet, but not DSL). Guess what we learned? Very few providers in Optimum’s service area can beat its value. We’ll explore that in more detail later. But first things first:

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Optimum bundles pros and cons

Pros

  • Better value than most competitors
  • No contracts
  • $500 contract buyout
  • 420+ channels
  • Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Altice One DVR/receiver/modem/router

Cons

  • No TV-only plans
  • Limited availability
  • Low customer satisfaction scores

Best Optimum Bundles

Price Connection type
Download speeds
Channel count
count
Phone plan
$99.99/mo. Cable 400 Mbps 340+ N/A View plan
$74.99/mo. Cable 300 Mbps 220+ N/A View plan

*Data as of 7/21/2020

*for 1 yr. Plus taxes, equipment charges and fees.

This table shows the Optimum bundles with the best value, based on cost per megabit and cost per channel. We’ll discuss those numbers later in this review. For now, we want to show you the key features of each bundle.

Optimum bundles and pricing

Optimum has three types of bundles:

  • Internet and TV ($74.99–$119.99/mo.)
  • Internet and phone ($49.99–$79.99/mo.)
  • Internet, TV, and phone ($74.99–$129.99/mo.)

Let’s look at each bundle type individually.

Optimum internet and TV bundles and pricing

Price Cost per channel Cost per megabit Download speeds up to Channel count
$74.99/mo.* $0.34 $0.25 300 Mbps 220+ View plan
$79.99/mo.* $0.24 $0.40 200 Mbps 340+ View plan
$84.99/mo.** $0.39 $0.21 400 Mbps 220+ View plan
$89.99/mo.* $0.27 $0.30 300 Mbps 340+ View plan
$99.99/mo.* $0.24 $0.50 200 Mbps 420+ View plan
$99.99/mo.** $0.29 $0.25 400 Mbps 340+ View plan
$109.99/mo.* $0.26 $0.37 300 Mbps 420+ View plan
$119.99/mo.** $0.29 $0.30 400 Mbps 420+ View plan

*for 1 year. Plus taxes, equipment charges and fees.

Of Optimum’s eight internet and TV double-play bundles, you’ll find the best value in Optimum Select TV + Optimum 400. For $99.99 a month, it has 340+ channels, 400 Mbps download speeds, 40 Mbps upload speeds, and no data cap.

But if you can live in Brooklyn, you can probably get RCN’s Signature TV + Gig Internet bundle ($64.99 per month). It has 297+ channels (including SHOWTIME® and TMC), 940 Mbps download speeds, 20 Mbps upload speeds, and no data cap. That beats the pants off of Optimum.

Do you already have TV service but still need internet and home phone? Our next set of bundles will appeal to you.

Optimum internet and phone bundles and pricing

Price* Cost per megabit Download speeds up to Phone plan
$49.99/mo. $0.17 300 Mbps Unlimited calls** View plan
$74.99/mo. $0.19 400 Mbps Unlimited calls** View plan
$79.99/mo. $0.09 940 Mbps Unlimited calls** View plan

*for 1 year. Plus taxes, equipment charges and fees.
**Unlimited calls are to US, Canada, Puerto Rico, and US Virgin Islands only.

In our Optimum internet review, we recommend Optimum 300 ($39.99 a month, 300 Mbps). For an additional $10 monthly, you can add Optimum’s home phone service with unlimited calls to the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. If you need a landline or you have family and friends in those countries, that’s a good deal.

But heads up, Connecticut residents: You’re likely eligible for Frontier’s FiOS 500/500 + Digital Voice. It’s a fiber plan, so it has 500 Mbps download and upload speeds. The calling area, however, is only “unlimited nationwide”—so you won’t be able to bug your relatives in the US Virgin Islands. But, since fiber is the Cadillac of internet connections, this is a super sweet deal at only $49.99 per month.

Optimum internet, TV, and phone bundles and pricing

Price Cost per channel Cost per megabit Download speeds up to Channel count Phone plan
$74.99/mo.* $0.34 $0.38 200 Mbps 220+ Unlimited calls** View plan
$84.99/mo.* $0.39 $0.28 300 Mbps 220+ Unlimited calls** View plan
$89.99/mo.* $0.27 $0.45 200 Mbps 340+ Unlimited calls** View plan
$94.99/mo.** $0.43 $0.24 400 Mbps 220+ Unlimited calls** View plan
$99.99/mo.* $0.29 $0.33 300 Mbps 340+ Unlimited calls** View plan
$109.99/mo.* $0.26 $0.55 200 Mbps 420+ Unlimited calls** View plan
$109.99/mo.** $0.32 $0.28 400 Mbps 340+ Unlimited calls** View plan
$119.99/mo.* $0.29 $0.40 300 Mbps 420+ Unlimited calls** View plan
$129.99/mo.** $0.31 $0.33 400 Mbps 420+ Unlimited calls** View plan

*for 1 year. Plus taxes, equipment charges and fees.
**Unlimited calls are to US, Canada, Puerto Rico, and US Virgin Islands only.

Oh, you just have to have it all, don’tcha? Internet, TV, and a retro-hip home phone. Okay, then. Optimum Select TV + Optimum 400 + Phone ($109.99 per month) is whatcha want.

This bundle has the same 340+ channels and 400 Mbps as our double-play recommendation but with unlimited calling to the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, and US Virgin Islands for an additional $10.00 per month. And . . . presto! Bugging your relatives is back on the table.

Alternatively, Xfinity’s Signature Triple Play with Extreme Pro Internet has 210+ channels, 1,000 Mbps download speeds, 10 Mbps upload speeds, unlimited nationwide calling, and a 1 TB data cap for $129.99 a month. If internet speed is more important to you than channel count, jump on this Xfinity bundle. It’s available almost everywhere you can get Optimum.

Finally, those in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, and Westchester can get RCN’s sweet Signature TV + Gig Internet + Unlimited Phone bundle with 297+ channels (with SHOWTIME® and TMC), 940 Mbps download speeds, 20 Mbps upload speeds, unlimited nationwide calls, and no data cap for $89.99 per month.

This RCN deal is an excellent value. Get it if you can. And act fast so you can get the first three months free.

Optimum deals when you bundle

One cool thing about Optimum is that it periodically offers deals for current and new customers. We found a few that might float your boat.

Optimum deals for new customers

  • Pop-up deal: When you first visit Optimum’s site, watch for a pop-up offering $10 off your first month when you order online.
  • Free installation: For a limited time, Optimum will waive the installation fee on select packages and bundles.

Optimum deals for current customers

  • Bundle Internet & TV: 200 Mbps internet, 220+ channels, SHOWTIME® free for a year, and cloud DVR for $74.99/mo.—plus a $100 Amazon gift card.
  • Price for Life: Upgrade your speed now and Optimum will lock in your payment for as long as you have your plan.
  • Free premium channels: Select TV plan includes STARZ® ENCORE. Premier plan includes HBO MAX, SHOWTIME, and STARZ.

Final take: Are Optimum bundles worth it?

With high speeds and 340+ channels, bundles like Optimum Select TV + Optimum 400 ($99.99 a month) and Optimum Select TV + Optimum 400 + Phone ($129.99 per month)—and little to no competition, price-wise, in its service area—Optimum bundles are worth it.

That said, RCN, Frontier, and Xfinity all offer competitive bundles in some Optimum service areas.

If you need more than value to make a decision, remember Optimum also has no contracts—and a $500 contract buyout offer. The only way Optimum could be more risk-free is if it were . . . free.

Optimum bundles FAQ

What are Optimum’s bundle packages?

Optimum has three types of bundles: internet and phone; internet and TV; and internet, phone, and TV, priced from $49.99–$129.99 per month.

We recommend Optimum Select TV + Optimum 400, which gives you 340+ channels, 400 Mbps download speeds, 40 Mbps upload speeds, and no data cap for $99.99 a month. It’s a great value with a cost per channel of $0.29 and a cost per megabit of $0.25.

Which Optimum TV and internet package is best?

Optimum Select TV + Optimum 400 ($99.99 per month) has 340+ channels, 400 Mbps download speeds, 40 Mbps upload speeds, and no data cap. With a cost per channel of $0.29 and a cost per megabit of $0.25, this Optimum double-play bundle is the best value.

What are Optimum’s new customer deals?

Optimum has some tantalizing deals for both current and new customers:

Optimum deals for current customers

  • A promotional bundle called Bundle Internet & TV has 200 Mbps internet, 220+ channels, SHOWTIME free for a year, and cloud DVR for $74.99/mo. And a $100 Amazon gift card.
  • Optimum’s Select TV plan includes free STARZ ENCORE, and the Premier plan has free HBO MAX, SHOWTIME, and STARZ.

Optimum deals for new customers

  • When you first visit Optimum’s site, watch for a pop-up promo offering $10 off your first month when you order online.
  • For a limited time, Optimum will waive the installation fee on select packages and bundles.

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