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Suddenlink Review 2021: See Pricing, Packages, and More

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Price: Starting at $30.00/mo.

Channel count: 200–340+

Internet speeds: 200 Mbps–940 Mbps

Price Channels Download speeds up to Details
$75.00/mo. for 12 mos. 290+ 400 Mbps View plan
$105.00/mo. for 12 mos. 340+ 940 Mbps View plan

Data is as of time of post. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change. 

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Is Suddenlink good?

We like Suddenlink service for its competitively priced packages and fast download speeds. Suddenlink’s cable TV plans aren’t too shabby either—there are plenty of channels, and you’ll get HBO included with the Premier TV package.

Heads up, though: If you stream lots of movies or download large files regularly, you may run into data limit issues with some Spectrum internet packages. We recommend avoiding these unreasonable data caps by going with the Internet 400 or Internet 1 Gig plans.

Pros and cons of Suddenlink

Pros

  • Super-fast internet speeds
  • Excellent prices
  • Strong channel lineups
  • 30-day money-back guarantee
  • No contracts

Cons

  • 250 GB data cap on Internet 100

Best Suddenlink internet and TV packages

Introductory price* Channels Download speeds up to
$50.00/mo. n/a 940 Mbps View plan
$105.00/mo. 340+ 940 Mbps View plan

* For the first 12 months.

Suddenlink internet

What internet speeds does Suddenlink offer?

Suddenlink offers download speeds from 200 Mbps to 940 Mbps (1 gig).

With fair pricing and high download speeds, Suddenlink internet plans give its biggest competitors—Spectrum, Frontier FiOS, and AT&T Fiber—a run for their money.

Suddenlink’s upload speeds are good unless you’re a YouTube star who puts massive videos on your channel every day. Otherwise, the speeds should be more than enough to update your social media.

If have a need for speed and you’re worried about going over a data cap, Internet 400 or Internet 1 Gig will be a better fit for you. Both have unlimited data.

Not sure which plan is right for you? Learn more about Suddenlink internet service.

A word of caution: Internet 100 and Internet 200 come with monthly data caps from 250 GB to 350 GB. With 250 GB you can stream all nine seasons of Bob’s Burgers in HD, but that’s your internet limit for the month.

Suddenlink internet packages

Introductory price* Download speeds up to Upload speeds up to Data cap
$30.00/mo. 200 Mbps 20 Mbps 350 GB View plan
$40.00/mo. 400 Mbps 40 Mbps None View plan
$50.00/mo. 940 Mbps 50 Mbps None View plan

* For the first 12 months.

Suddenlink cable TV

Suddenlink has four TV packages with channel counts ranging between 200 and 340 channels. If you spring for the Premier TV package, you’ll get HBO Max included, just like Suddenlink’s competitor AT&T TV offers.

Spectrum ranked about average in our TV customer satisfaction survey. Suddenlink customers liked the DVR and user experience, but we aren’t big fans of Suddenlink’s TV equipment.

We’ve got a lot more to say on Suddenlink TV service. Check out our in-depth review.

Suddenlink cable TV packages

Introductory price* Channel count Popular channels
$58.00/mo. 200+ Disney Channel, ESPN, Hallmark Channel View plan
$79.99/mo. 225+ Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, FXX View plan
$99.99/mo. 290+ STARZ® ENCORE, NFL Network, Disney Junior View plan
$124.99/mo. 340+ HBO®, ESPNU, Pac-12 Networks View plan

* For the first 12 months.

Suddenlink streaming

Suddenlink now offers a deal on Apple TV 4K devices ($10 per month for 18 months) so you can stream TV and movies in multiple rooms of your home. Basically, an Apple TV 4K streaming device connects to your Suddenlink DVR (Altice One), allowing you to access your favorite on-demand streaming services like Netflix and livestream cable TV from Suddenlink.

So, you pay cheap monthly installments on a rad streaming device, and you get to keep it after you pay off the $180. Not too shabby. Finally, a cable company that’s not obsessed with trying to rent you more cable boxes.

Suddenlink channel guide

With Suddenlink’s TV and internet combos, you get one of three channel lineups. Value TV, Select TV, and Premier TV have 225+, 290+, and 340+ channels respectively.

Value TV has top choices like Disney Channel, ESPN, and HGTV. If you’re looking for more family channels, Select TV has Disney Junior and TeenNick. Premier TV’s specialty channels include HBO, Pac-12 Networks, and Big Ten Network.

The right cable channels can make or break your night. Find the Suddenlink channel lineup that has all your favorites.

Suddenlink bundles

Want both internet and TV? Suddenlink offers combinations of the two services at a discounted rate. And if you add home phone to the internet and TV mix, it’s only $10 more for the first 12 months.

Looking to save some cash? Check out Suddenlink bundles.

Suddenlink internet + TV packages

An internet and TV bundle is a great way to stay connected and get your favorite shows. We recommend bundling with Premier TV because—in addition to having the most channels—it comes with HBO included.

Introductory price* Download speeds up to Channel count
$50.00/mo. 200 Mbps 200+ channels View plan
$60.00/mo. 400 Mbps 200+ channels View plan
$75.00/mo. 400 Mbps 290+ channels View plan
$85.00/mo. 940 Mbps 290+ channels View plan
$105.00/mo. 940 Mbps 340+ channels View plan

* For the first 12 months.

Suddenlink internet + phone packages

A home phone is excellent to have for emergencies. If you’re looking for one in an affordable package, go with Internet 200 and Phone. It’s the cheapest way to stay connected with the world.

Introductory price* Download speeds up to Phone plan
$40.00/mo. 200 Mbps Unlimited local and long distance View plan
$50.00/mo. 400 Mbps Unlimited local and long distance View plan
$60.00/mo. 940 Mbps Unlimited local and long distance View plan

* For the first 12 months.

Suddenlink internet + TV + phone packages

Like we mentioned earlier, Internet 1 Gig + Premier TV + Phone is Suddenlink’s top tier bundle. You’ll get the best of everything Suddenlink has to offer: fast internet, top TV channels, and unlimited calls.

All that “best of everything” comes with a pretty hefty price tag, though. Sure, Suddenlink includes phone with no additional charges to the TV and internet price. But if you’re looking to save cash, Internet 100 + Value TV + Phone will still take care of most people’s needs.

Introductory price* Download speeds up to Channel count Phone plan
$60.00/mo. 200 Mbps 200+ channels Unlimited local and long distance View plan
$70.00/mo. 400 Mbps 200+ channels Unlimited local and long distance View plan
$85.00/mo. 400 Mbps 290+ channels Unlimited local and long distance View plan
$95.00/mo. 940 Mbps 290+ channels Unlimited local and long distance View plan
$115.00/mo. 940 Mbps 340+ channels Unlimited local and long distance View plan

* For the first 12 months.

Suddenlink equipment and features

Suddenlink’s high speeds, prices, and equipment set it apart from the competition.

Suddenlink unique features

Keep these cool things about Suddenlink in mind:

  • 30-day money-back guarantee
  • Well-priced internet plans and bundles
  • Home phone added to internet and TV bundles at no extra cost for 12 mos.
  • Download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • All-in-one internet and TV device available for lease

Suddenlink equipment

With many TV and internet providers, you need a separate DVR, modem, and router. Suddenlink offers all those devices and more in the Altice One.

The Suddenlink DVR/modem/router/streaming device (we know, that’s a lot of slashes) connects your home with one sleek box. With the added benefit of a cloud DVR, you can stream your recordings from anywhere with help from the Altice One mobile app—no sweat.

On top of this, the Suddenlink DVR can record up to 15 shows at once. But it really misses the mark for storage. You’ll be able to keep only 75 hours of HD shows, which is barely enough space for the good seasons of The Office.

Suddenlink deals and promotions

Right now you’ll get HBO® at no extra charge with any Premier TV bundle.

Suddenlink vs. competitors

You’ll find Suddenlink in pockets across the US, but its biggest service areas are Texas, Arkansas, West Virginia, and Oklahoma. Some of its biggest competitors are AT&T, Frontier, and Earthlink, but Suddenlink holds its own.

AT&T’s fiber service tends to be more reliable and offers more affordable plans than Suddenlink internet prices. AT&T also offers streaming TV, but it’s a bit more pricey than Suddenlink’s TV packages. Still, AT&T is an attractive alternative to Suddenlink, unless you live in an area where AT&T offers only its outdated DSL internet service (in that case, go with Suddenlink).

We’re not huge fans of Frontier around these parts because its DSL network is dilapidated and its TV service is missing in action. But at least it has no data caps and includes internet equipment in its service cost, so it’s an okay fallback if you’re afraid of running into Suddenlink’s data limits.

Earthlink plans tend to be on the pricier side, and its internet speeds usually aren’t the fastest. Instead, Earthlink’s shtick is offering phenomenal customer service. Suddenlink’s customer support isn’t the worst, but if you want to be treated thoughtfully by your internet service provider, Earthlink is the way to go.

Suddenlink TV FAQ

Does Suddenlink have cable TV?

Suddenlink offers four cable TV packages:

  • Core TV—200+ channels for $58.00/mo. for the first 12 mos.
  • Value TV—225+ channels for $79.99/mo. for the first 12 mos.
  • Select TV—290+ channels for $99.99/mo. for the first 12 mos.
  • Premier TV—340+ channels for $124.99/mo. for the first 12 mos.

How much does Suddenlink TV cost?

Suddenlink TV services costs between $58.99 per month and $129.99 per month.

What is Suddenlink’s basic cable price?

Suddenlink basic cable costs $34.99 per month and will get you around 30 channels. But you’ll get 200+ channels for $58.00 per month if you go with Suddenlink Core TV. That’s over six times the channels for less than twice the price.

What channels do you get with basic cable?

Suddenlink’s Value TV packages get you Disney Channel, ESPN, Animal Planet, all your local channels, and more. If you consider a channel essential, Value TV probably has it—it’s one of the best basic channel lineups we’ve seen.

If you want to see for yourself, check Suddenlink’s full channel lineups.

How do I contact Suddenlink customer service?

You can reach Suddenlink customer service at 1-877-794-2724 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (CST) and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (CST). To learn more, head over to our full review of Suddenlink customer service.

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