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How to Change or Cancel Optimum

We’ve done the research and here’s what you’ll need to update, pause, or drop your Optimum service.

What can you do about your Optimum TV or internet service if you’re leaving for Florida, spending the summer eating lobster rolls up in Maine, or moving out to Long Island or New Jersey?

Whether you’re cutting the cord or taking it with you, let’s break down what your next steps will be if you’re changing your Optimum service.

Moving Optimum service

Check out Optimum’s moving form to make sure you can transfer your Optimum TV or internet service.

Optimum’s footprint covers New Jersey, Connecticut, and much of New York City, so if you’re staying in the New York tristate area, you’ll likely be able to transfer your Optimum subscription to your new address.

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Pausing Optimum service

If you’re heading out of town for a while, call Optimum customer service at +1-866-218-3259 or chat with an Optimum by scrolling to the bottom of the page and clicking “Message us.” Just ask the agent to freeze your service for up to six months. You won’t have to pay your full bill during each billing period, but you’ll still have to pay a small monthly fee while your service is paused. But you can resume enjoying your Optimum bundle when you get back.

Optimum service Monthly pause fee
Cable TV $15
Internet $10
Phone $5

Transferring Optimum service

To transfer an Optimum account, fax Optimum’s account transfer form to +1-516-803-1688 or mail it to Optimum’s office:

Altice USA
Attn: Shared Services
200 Jericho Quadrangle
Jericho, NY 11753

The form covers account transfer scenarios like changing your account name after a marriage or transferring account ownership if the old account holder passed away.

Adding to Optimum service

Call Optimum’s main sales department at +1-866-200-7273 to add new Optimum internet, cable TV, or phone services to your account. The sales department’s hours are 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET from Monday to Friday, and its weekend hours are 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET.

Pro tip: Check out our Optimum TV and Optimum internet reviews to learn more about each Optimum service.

Troubleshooting Optimum service

Visit Optimum’s support page to find tutorials that’ll answer common internet, TV, phone, and account questions. If you’re dealing with Wi-Fi problems on Optimum hardware or a possible service outage, Optimum offers 24/7 tech support at the local phone number for your Optimum region.

Location Phone number
Connecticut +1-203-870-2583 Click to call
New Jersey +1-973-230-6046 Click to call
New York (Long Island) +1-631-393-0636 Click to call
New York (Bronx, Brooklyn, Westchester) +1-718-860-3513 Click to call

Having Optimum TV or internet problems?

Check out our Optimum customer service, TV port, and slow internet guides to figure out your next troubleshooting steps.

Canceling Optimum service

To cancel Optimum service, call Optimum’s local customer service line for your region. Optimum customer service is available from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET on weekdays and 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET on Saturday.

Location Phone number
Connecticut +1-203-870-2583 Click to call
New Jersey +1-973-230-6046 Click to call
New York (Long Island) +1-631-393-0636 Click to call
New York (Bronx, Brooklyn, Westchester) +1-718-860-3513 Click to call

Make sure that your account is fully closed and any equipment is shipped back by the end of whatever billing cycle you want to be your last. You’ll be billed for an extra month if you run into a new billing cycle, and Optimum doesn’t prorate your bill after your service is cancelled.

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