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Sparklight (Cable ONE) Phone Review

Sparklight (Cable ONE)
Phone plans:
Unlimited local and unlimited long-distance
Price:
Starting at $20/mo.

Sparklight (Cable ONE) phone service at a glance

Home phones are convenient and help first responders find you faster in an emergency. If you want that security in the form of a landline with Sparklight, you’ll appreciate the simplicity of its plans and the guaranteed-for-life pricing.

Plus, you can bring your old phone number with you, so you won’t have to memorize a new one or update your family and friends on how to reach you.

Pros

  • No annual contract
  • Prices guaranteed for life on Standard Phone plan
  • Unlimited local calls

Cons

  • Prices that vary on international calls

Sparklight (Cable ONE) phone plans

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PackagePriceFeatures
Economy Phone$20/mo.
  • Unlimited local calls
  • $0.10/min. unlimited long-distance calling in the Continental US
  • No annual contract
  • Current number conservation
Standard Phone$25/mo.*
  • Unlimited local calls
  • Unlimited long-distance calling in the Continental US
  • No annual contract
  • Voicemail, caller ID, and 15 other phone features
  • Current phone number carry-over

Data as of 2/6/2020. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.
*Guaranteed for life.

Sparklight’s Economy Phone is only five dollars per month cheaper than the Standard Phone. If all you want to do is keep a landline phone handy for emergencies, the Economy phone might be all you need.

But because the Standard Phone comes with a guaranteed-for-life price, you could save in the long run if you sign up and stick with the Standard Phone for an extended period.

To sweeten the pot, Sparklight’s Standard Phone can do seventeen things the Economy Phone can’t.

  1. Displays caller ID
  2. Records voicemail
  3. Forwards voicemail messages to any email address
  4. Offers voicemail prompts in English and Spanish
  5. Speed dials up to 8 numbers
  6. Shows who’s on call waiting
  7. Forwards calls to any other phone
  8. Allows select programmed numbers to automatically forward to another number
  9. Supports 3-way calls
  10. Traces your last caller with *57
  11. Returns calls quickly with *69
  12. Makes your caller ID anonymous with *67
  13. Blocks all 1-900 telemarketers
  14. Blocks incoming anonymous calls
  15. Blocks extended long-distance calls
  16. Blocks select programmed numbers
  17. Allows only select programmed numbers to make calls to your phone

You might not use all of the features above, and they’re not all that impressive compared to what a smartphone can do, but it’s nice to have options.

If you frequently make long-distance calls, keep in mind that Sparklight has different rates for each country. Within the US, it’s $0.10 per minute on the Economy Phone plan, or you can get unlimited minutes included with the Standard Phone plan.

But if you’re calling Mexico City, it will cost only $0.05 per minute. Harder to reach places are more, like Tonga, which costs $4 per minute. Those prices can add up fast, and you would probably be better off using an online service if you can—like Google Hangouts or even good-ish ole Skype.

Sparklight (Cable ONE) bundles and pricing

Sparklight (Cable ONE) internet + phone packages

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PackagePrice for first 6 mos.Ongoing PriceDownload speeds up toPhone plan
Preferred Package with Starter 100 Plus$75/mo.$80/mo.100 MbpsUnlimited local and long distance
Preferred 2 Pack Bundle with 200 Mbps Plus$85/mo.$90/mo.200 MbpsUnlimited local and long distance
Preferred 2 Pack Bundle with 300 Mbps Plus$100/mo.$105/mo.300 MbpsUnlimited local and long distance

Data as of 2/6/2020. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

When you pair your standard phone plan with internet, Sparklight will give you a $5 discount for the first six months.

There are a bunch of other bundles from Sparklight. You can see them all on our Sparklight bundle review.

Sparklight (Cable ONE) phone perks, cool stuff, and deals

Sparklight doesn’t have any promotional deals for phone service right now, but we’ll add any new sales and perks here when they’re available.

Our final take on Sparklight (Cable ONE) phone service

We’ve got to assume that if you got this far in the review, you’re a home phone-devotee. Good for you—it’s important to know what you like.

Sparklight’s phone service isn’t anything flashy, but it will get the job done. Since the Standard Phone offers a price-for-life guarantee and a bunch of helpful features, we recommend you go with that unlimited local and long-distance plan.

Sparklight (Cable ONE) phone service FAQ

How do I do call forwarding with Sparklight (Cable ONE)?

To set up call forwarding, dial *72, then dial the telephone number you’d like your calls to forward to. Once you’ve set this up, incoming calls will make your phone ring once before they’re forwarded to the number you programmed.

To stop call forwarding, dial *73.

Does Sparklight require a contract?

Sparklight doesn’t require a contract on any of its plans. On top of that, its Standard Phone plan comes with a price-for-life guarantee.

Does Sparklight offer unlimited calls?

With Sparklight’s Standard Phone plan, you’ll get unlimited calls in the Continental US. The Economy Phone plan offers unlimited local calls.

What is the phone number for Sparklight?

Sparklight’s customer service number is 1-877-692-2253. You can head over to our Sparklight customer service review to learn more about what to expect when you call.

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