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Suddenlink Review

Competitive pricing with gig speeds
Customer Satisfaction:
3.97/5
Channel Count:
225–340+
Internet Speeds:
100 Mbps - 1 Gbps
Price:
Starting at $34.99/mo.

Competitive pricing with gig speeds, but beware of data caps.

About Suddenlink

We like Suddenlink for its competitively priced packages and fast download speeds. And if you’re freaking out because you’re trapped in a bad contract with another provider, Suddenlink offers to buy you out of it for up to $500.

Heads up, though: Suddenlink offers TV only if you bundle it with internet. And if you stream lots of movies or download large files regularly, you might run into some issues with data limits on its slower internet packages.

Best package summary

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PackageChannelsDownload speeds up toIntroductory price*
Internet 1 Gig n/a1000 Mbps$84.99/mo.
Premier TV + Internet 1 Gig + Phone 340+1000 Mbps$149.99/mo.

* For the first 12 months.

Suddenlink internet

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 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.

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.

Internet stand-alone packages

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PackageDownload speeds up toUpload speeds up toIntroductory price*
Internet 100100 Mbps10 Mbps$34.99/mo.
Internet 200200 Mbps20 Mbps$44.99/mo.
Internet 400400 Mbps40 Mbps$54.99/mo.
Internet 1 Gig1,000 Mbps50 Mbps$84.99/mo.

* For the first 12 months.

How much speed do you need?

Internet 100

  • Up to 5 devices
  • 100 Mbps
  • Download a 2-hour HD movie in 5 minutes 52 seconds

Most affordable
With 100 Mbps, your home will have a smooth internet connection. You might notice buffering if you’ve upgraded to smart home devices.

Good for:

  • Streaming videos
  • Downloading music
  • Sharing photos

Internet 400

  • Up to 20 devices
  • 400 Mbps
  • Download a 2-hour HD movie in 1 minute 28 seconds

Best value
If you have a lot of people at home, you’ll all love this internet speed. Everyone can be on their phone and computer at the same time—perfect for multitaskers.

Great for:

  • Streaming 4K videos
  • Playing online games
  • Connecting smart home devices

Internet 1 Gig

  • Up to five devices
  • 100 Mbps
  • Download a 2-hour HD movie in 35 seconds

Best Speed
So you want to run dozens of smart home devices and host a huge online gaming party at the same time? Suddenlink has you covered with this plan.

Perfect for:

  • Downloading large files in seconds
  • Uploading large files in minutes

Suddenlink TV

If you’re looking for a TV plan sans internet, Suddenlink can’t help you. But let’s be real—who doesn’t want internet these days?

A lack of TV-only packages doesn’t mean Suddenlink’s a bad choice. It ranked about average in “2019’s Best TV Providers in Customer Satisfaction.” 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. Check out our in-depth review.

Channels

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.

Value TV is a good deal, but if you go with one of the larger lineups, a year of STARZ® and SHOWTIME® also comes included.

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

Suddenlink internet + TV 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 won’t cost you anything more for the first 12 months.

Looking to save some cash? Check out Suddenlink bundles.

Internet + TV packages

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PackageDownload speeds up toChannel countIntroductory price*
Internet 100 + Value TV100 Mbps225+ channels$79.99/mo.
Internet 200 + Value TV200 Mbps225+ channels$89.99/mo.
Internet 400 + Value TV400 Mbps225+ channels$99.99/mo.
Internet 1 Gig + Value TV1,000 Mbps225+ channels$129.99/mo.
Internet 200 + Select TV200 Mbps290+ channels$99.99/mo.
Internet 400 + Select TV400 Mbps290+ channels$109.99/mo.
Internet 1 Gig + Select TV1,000 Mbps290+ channels$139.99/mo.
Internet 400 + Premier TV400 Mbps340+ channels$129.99/mo.
Internet 1 Gig + Premier TV1,000 Mbps340+ channels$149.99/mo.

* For the first 12 months.

Since Suddenlink doesn’t offer TV solo, an internet and TV bundle is going to be the simplest way to get your favorite shows. We recommend bundling with Premier TV because—in addition to having the most channels—it comes with HBO included.

Internet + phone packages

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PackageDownload speeds up toPhone planIntroductory price*
Internet 100 + Phone100 MbpsIncluded$44.99/mo.
Internet 200 + Phone200 MbpsIncluded$54.99/mo.
Internet 400 + Phone400 MbpsIncluded$64.99/mo.
Internet 1 Gig + Phone1,000 MbpsIncluded$94.99/mo.

* For the first 12 months.

A home phone is excellent to have for emergencies. If you’re looking for one in an affordable package, go with Internet 100 + Phone. It’s the cheapest way to stay connected with the world.

Internet + TV + phone packages

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* For the first 12 months.

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.

Perks, cool stuff, and deals

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.

This 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, Suddenlink’s cloud 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

STARZ® and SHOWTIME® included

Right now you can get one year of STARZ® and SHOWTIME® at no extra charge with any Select TV or Premier TV bundle.

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
  • No stand-alone TV packages

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